Limit axles of power when switching


Please be aware when building trains or switching with road power. This is a easy failure for the company.

Due to a derailment we had on December 6th the company has  added  switching restrictions that  limit power to 24 axles when switching and or  building trains with road power

Los Angeles Superintendent Bulletin No. – 114

Section: J
Subject: Switching or Shoving with Road or Hauler power
When making a Shove or Switching move always comply with the requirements of rule 34.2.11 & 34.2.12 which requires using the lowest throttle
position possible to avoid jackknifing, wheel climb or rail turnover” and “when switching with multiple locomotives care must be taken to limit buff
and draft forces. On the Los Angeles Service Unit when switching, shoving or spotting a ramp with road or hauler power to a maximum of
24 axles online. If you are in a situation that requires additional axles you must have a job briefing and approval and from a DSLE.


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