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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION,
RAIL DIVISION

 

DIVISION 330

SIGNS

741-330-0010

Impairment/Restriction/Stop Signs

(1) Signs to warn railroad employees of clearance less than those prescribed in these rules shall be at least 16 inches vertically by 20 inches horizontally and located on the same side of the track as the impairment for each direction of approach. Each sign shall bear the words "IMPAIRED SIDE, OVERHEAD OR SIDE AND OVERHEAD CLEARANCE," as appropriate, in black letters, not less than 3 inches in height, against a white reflectorized background. In addition, the letters "PUC" or "ODOT" followed either by the word "RULE" or "ORDER" as appropriate and the number of the applicable rule or order in black letters and numerals not less than 1 inch high. Unless authorized by the Department, these signs shall be illuminated during hours of darkness.

(2) Operation restriction signs shall be at least 16 inches vertically by 20 inches horizontally and shall bear the word "STOP" in black letters not less than 3 inches high and the words "RAILROAD CREWS NOT TO MOVE EQUIPMENT BEYOND THIS POINT" (or equivalent language), and other required wording in black letters not less than 1 1/2 inches high followed by the letters "ODOT" or "PUC" and the word "RULE" or "ORDER" as appropriate, and the number of the applicable rule or order in black letters 1 inch high on a white reflectorized background. These signs shall be illuminated during hours of darkness.

(3) Stop signs shall be at least 16 inches vertically by 2 feet horizontally and shall bear the word "STOP" in white letters at least 8 inches high on a red reflectorized background. These signs shall be illuminated during hours of darkness.

(4) Notes:

(a) See Figure 330-1 for a diagram of the impaired clearance signs.

(b) See Figure 330-2 for a diagram of the operational restriction sign.

(c) See Figure 330-3 for a diagram of the stop sign.

(d) In cases where clearance impairments do not extend more than 2 feet above top of rail, the Department may order "IMPAIRED WALKWAY" signs as described in OAR 741-330-0020.

[ED. NOTE: Figures referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619 & 823.011
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.050 & 824.052
Hist.: PUC 4-1983, f. & ef. 5-3-83 (Order No. 83-242); PUC 6-1983, f. & ef. 6-13-83 (Order No. 83-313); PUC 3-1985, f. & ef. 4-8-85 (Order No. 85-291); PUC 26-1985, f. & ef. 12-19-85 (Order No. 85-1196); RS 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-96; Renumbered from 860-044-0364; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98; RD 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-06

741-330-0020

Impaired Walkway/Nonstandard Walkway Warning Signs

(1) Signs to warn railroad employees of walkways different than those prescribed in these rules shall be at least 16 inches vertically by 20 inches horizontally and located on the same side of the track as the impairment or nonstandard condition for each direction of approach. Each sign shall bear the words "IMPAIRED WALKWAY" or "NONSTANDARD WALKWAY", as appropriate in black letters, not less than 3 inches high, against a white reflectorized background. In addition, the letters "ODOT" or "PUC" followed either by the word "RULE" or "ORDER," as appropriate, and the number of the applicable rule or order in black letters and numerals not less than 1 inch high. Unless authorized by the Department, these signs shall be illuminated during hours of darkness.

(2) See Figure 330-4 for a diagram of the impaired walkway, and nonstandard walkway, signs.

[ED. NOTE: Figures referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619 & 823.011
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.050 & 824.052
Hist.: PUC 13-1981, f. & ef. 12-21-81 (Order No. 81-900); PUC 4-1983, f. & ef. 5-3-83 (Order No. 83-242); PUC 26-1985, f. & ef. 12-19-85 (Order No. 85-1196); RS 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-96; Renumbered from 860-044-0365; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98; RD 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-06

741-330-0030

Location of Signs

(1) The bottom of a sign mounted on an existing structure, other than a sign post, shall be no less than 4 feet 6 inches, and no more than 8 feet above top of rail to which the sign applies. The bottom of a free standing sign, installed after (date of this order), shall not be less than 7 feet, and no more than 9 feet, above the top of ground.

(2) Signs shall be located at least 8 feet 6 inches and no farther than 15 feet from centerline of track.

(3) Signs, other than a standard operation restriction sign, shall be located in advance of the impairment, but no farther than 50 feet.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619 & 823.011
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.050 & 824.052
Hist.: PUC 13-1981, f. & ef. 12-21-81 (Order No. 81-900); PUC 4-1983, f. & ef. 5-3-83 (Order No. 83-242); PUC 26-1985, f. & ef. 12-19-85 (Order No. 85-1196); RS 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-96; Renumbered from 860-044-0366; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98; RD 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-06

741-330-0040

Size and Design of Signs

Signs which are not in compliance with OAR 741-330-0010 and 741-330-0020, shall be replaced with signs of the required size and design.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, ORS 184.619 & ORS 823.011
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.050 & ORS 824.052
Hist.: PUC 4-1983, f. & ef. 5-3-83 (Order No. 83-242); RS 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-96; Renumbered from 860-044-0367; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98

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