Safety on Railroads.

hearings before the United States House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, Sixty-Third Congress, second session, on Jan. 16, 24, 1914
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By the end of the Civil War, the value of railroads was clear, but safety improvements would be necessary to expand their use. Early steam-powered locomotives did not yet have brakes. In order to stop a moving train, the engine was either put into reverse, or brakemen were required to apply brakes on individual cars after receiving a signal.

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[citation needed]Some railroads in northeast United States follow NORAC, while Canada and Mexico have their own set of operating rules that govern their railroad operations.

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According to historian Mike Del Vecchio's book, "Railroads Across America," the very first railroad-like operation was opened in England during which used wooden rails, with wooden cross-ties (or "sleepers") for lateral support, to haul coal.

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Additionally, railroads are ordered to revise track safety rules in a three-phase process to address training of track inspectors, inspection frequency, and automated track inspection; set rules on management of welded rail, rail wear, and track geometry; and establish requirements for concrete ties, inspection of yard tracks, and file copies.

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EMPLOYEE SAFETY PROGRAMS Industry ’s TTC is so well-regarded that about 20 short lines, several Class I and foreign railroads, and the Federal Railroad Administration and other government agencies enroll their employees in TTC courses each year.

New trainingBNSF rolled out the rail industry’s first-ever networkFile Size: 1MB.The decade's most important legislation was in the area of safety. As Jim Boyd notes in his book, "The American Freight Train," the Railway Safety Appliance Act ofpassed by Congress that year, federally mandated all rail equipment include two important devices, George Westinghouse's automatic air brake and Eli Janney's automatic knuckle coupler (also known as the Master Car Builders, or.Railroad Safety Prior to the introduction of railroad safety legislation in the late s, America’s railroads were a dangerous place to work.

In the years since, with pressure from governmental regulators and organized labor in particular, railroads have progressively become safer places to work.