Pull-By Inspection Rules

Rule R-41300 1.22

1.22  For inspections of cabooseless trains which are required to be detained at crew change points, the railways shall comply with the Railway Freight Car Minimum Inspection and Safety Standards and the Railway Air Brake Minimum Inspection, Testing and Operating Standards.  On run through trains, the railways shall comply with the above safety standards and ensure that two or more persons either crew members or any other person qualified by knowledge, training and experience to perform the specified tasks, safely position themselves on each side of the track on which a cabooseless train is moving and inspect that train for any defects and dangerous conditions and report, by radio, any defects or dangerous conditions to the outbound crew of that train upon completion of inspection.