218.77 Remotely controlled switches.§ 218.77 Remotely controlled switches.
(a) After the operator of the remotely controlled switch is notified that a camp car is to be placed on a particular track, he shall line such switch against movement to that track and apply an effective locking device applied to the lever, button, or other device controlling the switch before informing the person in charge of the camp car occupants that protection has been provided.
(b) The operator may not remove the locking device until informed by the person in charge of the camp car occupants that protection is no longer required.
(c) The operator shall maintain for 15 days a written record of each notification that contains the following information:
(1) The name and craft of the employee in charge who provided the notification;
(2) The number or other designation of the track involved;
(3) The date and time the operator notified the employee in charge that protection had been provided in accordance with paragraph (a) of this section; and
(4) The date and time the operator was informed that the work had been completed, and the name and craft of the employee in charge who provided this information.
(d) When occupied camp cars are parked on main track, a derail, capable of restricting access to that portion of the track on which such equipment is located, shall be positioned no less than 150 feet from the end of such equipment and locked in a derailing position with an effective locking device, and a warning signal must be displayed at the derail.