Amended by
G.O. 461

The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 458

Tuesday, the 27th of
March, A.D. 1928

In the matter of the General Orders of the Board Nos. 102 and 128, dated respectively February 17, 1913, and July 20, 1914, prescribing the Regulations with respect to Railway Safety-appliance Standards.

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H. A. McKeown
Chief Commissioner

S. J. McLean
Asst. Chief Commissioner

Thomas Vien
Deputy Chief Commissioner

C. Lawrence
Commissioner

Frank Oliver
Commissioner

Upon reading what has been filed on behalf of the Railway Association of Canada, and the report and recommendation of its Chief Operating Officer,—

That boarding cars without end platforms constructed or reconstructed subsequent to the 1st day of May, 1928, and used on railways owned or operated by companies within the legislative authority of the Parliament of Canada, be as set forth in the Regulations with respect to Railway Safety-appliance Standards approved by the said General Order No. 102, dated February 17, 1913, with the following exceptions, namely:—

Running Boards—

Location: Full length of car, centre of roof. Outside metal roof cars shall have latitudinal extensions leading to ladder location.

Side-doors—

Number: All boarding cars, without end platforms, must have two (2) side-doors.

Side-door Steps—

Number: Two (2).

Dimensions: Standard side sill-step, as specified for Box and other house cars.

Location: One under each side-door.

Manner of application: Same as specified for Box and other house cars.

Ladders—

Number: Four (4).

Roof-handholds—

Location: One (1) over each ladder, on roof, in line with and running parallel to treads of ladder, not less than eight (8) inches nor more than fifteeen (15) inches from edge of roof.

Manner of application: Roof-handholds shall be securely fastened with not less than one-half (1/2) inch bolts with nuts outside and riveted over, or with not less than one-half (1/2) inch rivets.

Side-handholds—

Location: Horizontal—one (1) near each end on each side of car, not less than twenty-four (24) nor more than thirty (30) inches above centre line of coupler. Clearance of outer end of handhold shall be not more than eight (8) inches from end of car.

Side-door Handholds—

Number: Four (4)—two (2) straight on each side of car each side of door.

Dimensions: Minimum diameter five-eights (5/8) of an inch wrought iron or steel. Minimum clearance two (2), preferably two and one-half (2 1/2), inches.

Location: One (1) vertical handhold at each side of door from a point not less than thirty-six (36) inches above bottom of car to a point not more than six (6) inches above level of bottom of door.

Manner of application: Side-door handholds shall be securely fastened with not less than one-half (1/2) inch bolts with nuts outside and riveted over, or with not less than one-half (1/2) inch rivets.

Horizontal End-handholds—

Location: Same as specified for Box and other house cars, except that one (1) additional end-handhold shall be on each end of cars with platform end-sills as heretofore described, unless car has door in centre of end. Said handhold shall be not less than twenty-four (24) inches in length, located near centre of car, not less than thirty (30) nor more than sixty (60) inches above platform end-sill.

Vertical End-handholds—

Location: Same as specified for Box and other house cars except where boarding-car has door in centre of end, without platform, there shall be one (1) handhold on each side of door on door-post, from a point not less than thirty-six (36) inches above bottom of door to a point not more than six (6) inches above level of bottom of door.

Manner of application: Same as specified for Box and other house cars.

End-doors—

Boarding cars equipped with end-doors will have the words Danger; No Platform, stencilled on panel inside of end-door.

Boarding cars with platforms—

Safety appliances on boarding cars equipped with platforms will coincide with safety appliances for caboose car with platform, or original design of car as equipped.

H. A. McKeown
Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.