49 CFR 229.61 - Draft system.

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§ 229.61 Draft system.
(a) A coupler may not have any of the following conditions:
(1) A distance between the guard arm and the knuckle nose of more than 55/16 inches on D&E couplers.
(2) A crack or break in the side wall or pin bearing bosses outside of the shaded areas shown in Figure 1 or in the pulling face of the knuckle.
(3) A coupler assembly without anti-creep protection.
(4) Free slack in the coupler or drawbar not absorbed by friction devices or draft gears that exceeds one-half inches.
(5) A broken or cracked coupler carrier.
(6) A broken or cracked yoke.
(7) A broken draft gear.
(b) A device shall be provided under the lower end of all drawbar pins and articulated connection pins to prevent the pin from falling out of place in case of breakage.
[77 FR 21346, Apr. 9, 2012]

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  • 2014-04-17; vol. 79 # 74 - Thursday, April 17, 2014
    1. 79 FR 21636 - Locomotive Safety Standards
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      49 CFR Part 229

Title 49 published on 2013-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 49 CFR 229 after this date.

  • 2014-04-17; vol. 79 # 74 - Thursday, April 17, 2014
    1. 79 FR 21636 - Locomotive Safety Standards
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Federal Railroad Administration
      49 CFR Part 229