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52 Pa. Code § 33.123. Overhead and side clearances.

§ 33.123. Overhead and side clearances.

 (a)  The overhead and side clearances prescribed in § §  33.121 and 33.122 (relating to overhead clearances; side clearances) may be decreased to the extent of a line extending diagonally downward from a point 4 feet from the center line of the track 22 feet above the top of the rail to a point 8 feet from the center line of the track at 16 feet above the top of the rail.

 (b)  For tracks located at entrances to and inside buildings with 18 feet overhead and 8 feet side clearances, as prescribed in this subchapter, such overhead and side clearances may be decreased to the extent of a line extending diagonally downward from a point 4 feet from the center line of the track at 18 feet above the top of the rail to a point 8 feet from center line at 14 feet above top of rail.

 (c)  Canopies at one side of the track at freight platforms may be constructed not less than four feet from the center line of the track if the height of such canopies is at least 17 feet, 6 inches, above the top of the rail and if the full clearance of 8 feet, 6 inches, is maintained on the opposite side of the track from such canopy or track centers to adjacent track are not less than 14 feet.

 (d)  Shelters over platforms used for passenger car operation may be constructed not less than 4 feet, 6 inches, from the center line of tracks if the height is not less than 15 feet above the top of the rail and if the railroads promulgate and enforce rules prohibiting employes from riding on the side of equipment if standing above car floor height.

Source

   The provisions of this §  33.123 were formerly designated Section 3 by the Commission.



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