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34 Pa. Code § 25.23. Coupling and uncoupling.

§ 25.23. Coupling and uncoupling.

 (a)  Trainmen shall not go between cars to pull pins while the cars are in motion. Links may not be guided into the draw head by hand; a pin or stick may be used for this purpose. Drawheads or knuckles shall not be pushed over with the foot; the train shall be standing still when drawheads or knuckles are shifted. No attempt shall be made to pull pins or make couplings on the inside of a curve.

 (b)  Trains shall be brought to a complete stop before cars are disconnected.

 (c)  Cars disconnected from motive power shall be blocked or have the hand brakes properly set.

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