GCOR RULE BOOK PDF

Thus, all railroad rulebooks in North America today have as their foundation the SCOR in both development and application. The SCOR, however, was never intended to be used as a working rulebook. Rather, its primary intention was to standardize operating practices to the extent practicable while still preserving the flexibility of individual railroads to either modify or omit rules at their discretion. Even rulebooks with identical phraseology could be interpreted and applied differently on different railroads.

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Thus, all railroad rulebooks in North America today have as their foundation the SCOR in both development and application.

The SCOR, however, was never intended to be used as a working rulebook. Rather, its primary intention was to standardize operating practices to the extent practicable while still preserving the flexibility of individual railroads to either modify or omit rules at their discretion. Even rulebooks with identical phraseology could be interpreted and applied differently on different railroads. Although used as a reference book, the SCOR was primarily a matrix document, from which the industry could establish standard text and a common numbering system.

Until recently, in fact, railroads rarely deviated from the original rules numbering system. At present, most Class I railroads in the U. The General Code of Operating Rules Committee GCOR and the Operating Rules Association ORA are federations of railroad operating rules officers with common interest in the evolving advancement and common safety for their employees, customers and the general public while supporting the best interest of the nation.

And since not every aspect of railroading is regulated, they add additional rules as needed. The result is the General Code of Operating Rules. The GCOR rules are intended to enhance railroad safety. The rules cover employee responsibilities, signaling equipment, procedures for safe train movement, dealing with accidents and other topics that directly and indirectly affect railroad safety.

These documents are issued by each individual railroad. GCOR Rule 1. Some railroads will maintain what they call a "living rulebook. The full set of GCOR rules is divided into 17 chapters.

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The General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR)

Gook, the FRA will enforce whatever operating rules have been adopted. Rather, its primary intention was to standardize operating practices to the extent practicable while still preserving the flexibility of individual railroads to either modify or omit rules at their discretion. GCOR rulebook — contact info? We have our own rulebook and UP has theirs. When a new rule book comes out a railroad will issue a new timetable full of changes and additions to the rule book.

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