Federal Standards for Railroad Safety: Hearings, Ninetieth Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 16980 ...
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1968 - Railroads - 427 pages
Sponsored by Panel H-2 (Resistance and Propulsion) of the Hydrodynamics Committee
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Page 82 - railroad" as used in this act shall include all bridges and ferries used or operated in connection with any railroad, and also all the road in use by any corporation operating a railroad, whether owned or operated under a contract, agreement, or lease; and the term "transportation" shall include all instrumentalities of shipment or carriage.
Page 149 - Nothing in this Act shall apply to working conditions of employees with respect to which other Federal agencies...
Page 83 - That the provisions of this Act shall not apply in any case of casualty or unavoidable accident or the act of God; nor where the delay was the result of a cause not known to the carrier or its officer or agent in charge of such employe' at the time said employe left a terminal, and which could not have been foreseen : Provided further, That the provisions of this Act shall not apply to the crews of wrecking or relief trains.
Page 74 - July, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, until otherwise ordered by the Interstate Commerce Commission, it shall be unlawful for any railroad company to use any car in interstate commerce that is not provided with secure grab irons or handholds in the ends and sides of each car for greater security to men in coupling and uncoupling cars.
Page 82 - ... from one State or Territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, to any other State or Territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, or from any place in the United States...
Page 82 - Neither said report nor any report of said investigation nor any part thereof shall be admitted as evidence or used for any purpose in any suit or action for damages growing out of any matter mentioned in said report or investigation.
Page 83 - employer" shall not include any street, interurban, or suburban electric railway, unless such railway is operating as a part of a general steamrailroad system of transportation, but shall not...
Page 85 - ... upon any persons who shall hereafter, by extreme daring, endanger their own lives in saving, or endeavoring to save, lives from any wreck, disaster, or grave accident, or in preventing or endeavoring to prevent such wreck, disaster, or grave accident, upon any railroad within the United States engaged in interstate commerce...
Page 83 - ... subject to this act to be or remain on duty for a longer period than sixteen consecutive hours, and whenever any such employe of such common carrier shall have been continuously on duty for sixteen hours he shall be relieved and not required or permitted again to go on duty until he has had at least ten consecutive hours off duty...