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10. Trains; Litter

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CHAPTER 10

TRAINS

6-10-1:   RULES GOVERNING TRAINS OR LOCOMOTIVES
6-10-2:   REPEALED BY ORDINANCE 3646

6-10-1:  RULES GOVERNING TRAINS OR LOCOMOTIVES:  (1224)

(A) SPEED LIMIT:  It shall be unlawful for a person to operate or run within the City, railroad trains, engines or cars at any speed greater than twenty (20) miles per hour. 

(B) OBSTRUCTION OF CROSSINGS LIMITED:  It shall be unlawful to obstruct the free passage of any street or public highway across which a railroad or railroads may be constructed or operated within the City by means of any car or cars, locomotive or locomotives, engine or engines, for a period of more than five (5) minutes at any one time.

(C) DUTY OF RAILROAD EMPLOYEES:  It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, railroad company, corporation, engineer, conductor, yardman, switchman, flagman, or gateman, whenever the free passage of any such street or public highway has been obstructed for a period of five (5) minutes at any one (1) time, as provided in subsection (B), herein, by said car or cars, locomotive or locomotives, to fail to remove and signal, and cause the removing of any and all such car or cars, locomotive or locomotives, from across such street or public highway, so as to permit the free passage along such street or public highway for a period thereafter of not less than five (5) minutes of all accumulated public travel, and each failure to do so shall constitute a distinct separate offense. 

(D) DUTY OF RAILROAD COMPANIES:

(1) It shall be unlawful for any person operating any railroad in the City to fail to keep his employees in charge of the operation of locomotives, cars, trains, or gates, or other crossing safety appliances informed of the provisions of all laws of the City relating to the operating of said locomotives, trains, cars, gates or safety appliances. 

(2) It shall be unlawful for any person operating any railroad in the City to fail to furnish to any officer of the City applying therefor the name of any person in his or its employ who shall have been charged with having violated any of the provisions of this Chapter. 

(E) INTERFERING WITH RAILROAD SAFETY APPLIANCES PROHIBITED:  It shall be unlawful for any person, willfully or maliciously, to meddle or interfere with the operation, or in any way injure or damage any railroad gate or safety appliance installed, or otherwise operated over any street or highway within the City. 

(F) EXCEPTION TO CHAPTER:  The speed restriction of this Chapter shall not apply if all railroad crossings in the City are protected by visual and audible safety appliances. 

6-10-2:  Repealed by Ordinance 3646

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