Rescinded by
G.O. 394

The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 178

Saturday, the 27th of
January, A.D. 1917

In the matter of the Rules and Instructions for the Inspection and Testing of Locomotive Boilers and their Appurtenances, as set out in General Order No. 78 dated the 14th day of July, 1911, and Circular No. 140, dated the 22nd day of January, 1915.

And in the matter of the application of the Canadian Pacific Railway' Company for an extension of time for the external inspection of locomotive boilers:

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H. L. Drayton
Chief Commissioner

D'Arcy Scott
Assistant Chief Commissioner

W. B. Nantel
Deputy Chief Commissioner

S. J. McLean
Commissioner

A. S. Goodeve
Commissioner

Upon reading what is filed in support of the application, and the report of the Chief Operating Officer of the Board; and its appearing desirable to consolidate the supplemental regulations in the above mentioned matter issued since the issue of the said General Order No. 78,—

It is ordered: That, in the case of locomotives which are out of service, in good condition for one or more full months, the times for making the following inspections and tests, namely: (a) Removal of flues and interior inspection of boiler; (b) removal of lagging and exterior inspection of boiler; (c) hydrostatic test; and {d) removal of caps and inspection of flexible staybolts, as provided by paragraphs 5, 11, 12, and 18 of General Order No. 78, may be extended by the railway companies, without making application therefor, for a number of months equivalent to the number of continuous months during which any such locomotive shall be out of service, provided that such inspections and tests shall in no case be performed less frequently than as hereinafter set forth:—

  1. Removal of flues and inspection of interior of boiler once at least in every forty-eight consecutive months.
  2. Removal of jacket and lagging and inspection of exterior of boiler once at least in every sixty-nine consecutive months.
  3. Hydrostatic tests once at least in every twenty-four consecutive months.
  4. Removal of caps and inspection of flexible staybolts once at least in every thirty consecutive months

And it is further ordered: That the time during which any such locomotive is out of service be properly covered by out of service reports and a notation made on the back of inspection reports and cab cards showing the months out of service on account of which time has been extended.

And it is further ordered: That no extension of time be permitted for any period less than a full month.

And it is further ordered: That if a locomotive be out of service when any of the above inspections and tests become due, such inspection and test need not be performed until just prior to the time when such locomotive shall be returned to service.

H. L. Drayton
Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.