49 CFR 231.2 - Hopper cars and high-side gondolas with fixed ends.

§ 231.2 Hopper cars and high-side gondolas with fixed ends.
(Cars with sides more than 36 inches above the floor are high-side cars.)
(a) Hand brakes—
(1) Number. Same as specified for “Box and other house cars” (see § 231.1(a)(1)).
(2) Dimensions. Same as specified for “Box and other house cars” (see § 231.1(a)(2)).
(3) Location.
(i) Each hand brake shall be so located that it can be safely operated while car is in motion.
(ii) The brake shaft shall be located on end of car to the left of, and not more than 22 inches from, center.
(iii) Carriers are not required to change the brakes from right to left side on steel or steel-underframe cars with platform end sills, in service July 1, 1911, except when such appliances are renewed, at which time they must be made to comply with the standards prescribed.
(iv) Carriers are not required to change the location of brake wheels and brake shafts on cars in service July 1, 1911, where the appliances are within 3 inches of the required location, except that when cars undergo regular repairs they must then be made to comply with the standards prescribed.
(4) Manner of application. Same as specified for “Box and other house cars” (see § 231.1(a)(4)).
(b) Brake step. Same as specified for “Box and other house cars” (see § 231.1 (b)).
(c) Sill steps. Same as specified for “Box and other house cars” (see § 231.1(d)).
(d) Ladders—
(1) Number. Same as specified for “Box and other house cars” (see § 231.1(e)(1)).
(2) Dimensions. Same as specified for “Box and other house cars” (see § 231.1(e)(2)), except that top ladder tread shall be located not more than 4 inches from top of car.
(3) Location. Same as specified for “Box and other house cars” (see § 231.1(e)(3)).
(4) Manner of application. Same as specified for “Box and other house cars” (see § 231.1(e)(4)).
(e) Side handholds. Same as specified for “Box and other house cars” (see § 231.1(h)).
(f) Horizontal end handholds. Same as specified for “Box and other house cars” (see § 231.1(i)).
(g) Vertical end handholds. Same as specified for “Box and other house cars” (see § 231.1(j)).
(h) Uncoupling levers. Same as specified for “Box and other house cars” (see § 231.1(k)).
(i) End-ladder clearance.
(1) No part of car above end sills within 30 inches from side of car, except buffer block, brake shaft, brake wheel, brake step, or uncoupling lever shall extend to within 12 inches of a vertical plane parallel with end of car and passing through the inside face of knuckle when closed with coupler horn against the buffer block or end sill, and no other part of end of car or fixtures on same above end sills, other than exceptions herein noted, shall extend beyond the outer face of buffer block.
(2) Carriers are not required to make changes to secure additional end-ladder clearance on cars in service July 1, 1911, that have 10 or more inches end-ladder clearance within 30 inches of side of car, until car is shopped for work amounting to practically rebuilding body of car, at which time they must be made to comply with the standards prescribed.

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