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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. Where to purchase books, adopt the code, etc. Some railroads will maintain what they call a “living rulebook. Assuming you are working with volunteers, it will serve you well to encourage and instill a deep respect to the need for adherence to the rules right from the start.

This hasn’t been completely sorted out yet. As any longtime railroader will tell you, every rule in the book was “written in blood”. Thus, all railroad rulebooks in North America today have as their foundation the SCOR in both development and application. Anything I say at best is a guess. Whatever your museum does, don’t fule certified as a “general system railroad” because the paperwork etc.

Gfor used to be a place called The Railroad Education Bureau which handled such stuff. The General Code of Operating Rules Committee GCOR and the Operating Rules Association ORA ruke 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. Most likely under GCOR, you would operate under rule 6. Download our scale and gauge chart.


Building Structures for Your Garden Railway. I think it was in Omaha. Lessons learned from 20 years of operations. At present, most Class I railroads in the U.

Western Railroad Discussion > GCOR rulebook – contact info?

Anyone have contact information for the General Code of Operating Rules committee? Raised Railroad Feature Stories. It was a great opportunity to get to know some of the inspectors and get our relationship off to a good start rather than wait for them to show up for an inspection and tell us what we are doing wrong.

Subscribe Renew Digital Give a Gift. Although used as a reference book, the SCOR was primarily a matrix document, from which gvor industry could establish standard text and a common numbering system. Bok recently, in fact, railroads rarely deviated from the original rules numbering system. Speed restrictions are shown in their column in yellow both passenger and freight restrictions are shown. The GCOR rules are intended to enhance railroad safety. Form management screens in the dispatch system allow for easy viewing, editing, and closure of the forms.

Just because you get a connection to the UP doesn’t necessarily mean you will fall under the full FRA rules.

Click here to see what you are missing! Even rulebooks with identical phraseology could be interpreted and applied differently on different railroads. You’re going to need a user id and password to access the UP site. Form entry is simple, with a screen set up to mimic the traditional paper form.


Registration is Bok and only takes a couple minutes. I can put you in touch if need be.


There’s a company that had copies for sale online let me send you the link. The result is the General Code bcor Operating Rules.

By Dennis Winger Posted on April 20, In that case, you will need to have your people qualified on GCOR and Ruld special instructions, so while it’s certainly overkill for your own property you might as well adopt their rules for simplicity’s sake.

That’s awesome, not something you hear happening every day. And since not every aspect gcro railroading is regulated, they add additional rules as needed. You will wind up taking entire chapters of the GCOR out of service on your own property, not uncommon on many short lines. By this I mean that the FRA is overworked and doesn’t want to get mixed up with RR museums, until forced to by accidents, lawsuits, and what not.