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Christmas in the backwoods. State Railroad Museum with tourist excursion ride. In that case, you will need to have your people qualified on GCOR and UP special instructions, so while it’s certainly overkill for your own property you might as well adopt their rules for simplicity’s sake.

The GCOR rules are intended to enhance railroad safety. If there is a blue flag present, then the boxes will turn blue. At present, most Class I railroads in the U. We are soon to be reconnected to the outside railroad world and maybe interacting with U. It would be great if they could operate into Henderson and that would be possible if the city owns the line.

Garden railroading at The Colorado Railroad Museum. So are y’all going to have freight operations?

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Been a long time since I’ve been there. By this I mean that the FRA is overworked and doesn’t want to get mixed up with RR museums, until forced to by accidents, lawsuits, and what not.

Edited 2 time s. Some places require annual rules exams, we IRM require rulee two years. The full set of GCOR rules is divided into 17 chapters.

Although used as gook reference book, the SCOR was primarily a matrix document, from which the industry could establish standard text and a common numbering system. Also, it could be dependent upon whether the plan is to allow the UP to run on your property or if it will be an interchange agreement.


The General Code of Operating Rules Committee GCOR and the Operating Rules Association ORA are federations of railroad operating rules officers with common interest in the evolving advancement and common safety for their employees, customers and the general public while supporting the best interest of the nation. This hasn’t been completely sorted out yet. I think it was in Omaha.


Dennis was a model railroader before his railroad career, and is the current acting vice president of the Folsom Eastern Railroad Company garden railway. Exactly and I’m not sure what the “grand” vision is for the museum as far as freight but once the line is reconnected they could if they want to stomach common carrier status, file and accept freight.

Since our folks do not go out past the derail onto the UP, it was far simpler to just do our own book than adopt GCOR and have to issue 50 pages of changes, additions and deletions. Want to leave a comment? If I understand your situation correctly, you are seeking to operate on UP to a point closer to the metro Las Vegas area. UP crews can and do operate onto IRM property with one of our people acting as a pilot. Another possibility would be to contact other railroad museums with operating departments the Illinois Railway Museum http: Whatever your museum does, don’t become certified as a “general system railroad” because the paperwork etc.

Generally speaking, FRA is involved with any track gauge 24″ and greater. When a train or track car is occupying a track, the operating limits are shown. The best way to see the ROCS family of products is for us to demonstrate it live. Forms have been created with ease of data entry in mind. They may insist on doing the initial examinations or audit your rules class and review your exam to insure it meets their standards.


Thus, all railroad rulebooks in North America today have as their foundation the SCOR in both development and application. PM me when you are ready and I’ll see if i can get you in touch with one of them. And since not every aspect of railroading is regulated, they add additional rules as needed.

The switches operated are listed on the Operations Summary report that can be printed out. The screen features the TrackStatus section to show track occupancy and conditions. Most recent Oldest to newest.

GCOR rulebook – contact info? Download our scale and gauge chart. I can put you in touch if need be.

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ConflictCheck will show the area in red on the main screen, and a form will pop up to advise the user of the conflict. There used to be a place called The Railroad Education Bureau which handled such stuff. The switch status boxes will show green if a switch is reported as being lined normal.

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