Indiana Business Railroad
GCOR 6.5 Shoving Movements
Equipment must not be shoved until the engineer and the employee protecting the movement have completed a job briefing concerning how protection will be provided. Employee must be in position, provide visual protection of the equipment being shoved and must not engage in unrelated tasks while providing protection.
Equipment must not be shoved until it is visually determined that:
• Portion of track to be used is clear of equipment or conflicting movements.
• The track will remain clear to the location where movement will be stopped.
• Switches and derails are properly lined.
Employees may be relieved from providing visual protection when:
• Local instructions specify tracks involved and how shoving movement will be protected, such as shove light or monitored cameras.
• A track has been pulled and an equivalent amount or less of cars or equipment will be immediately shoved back into that track and that track has remained clear to the location where the movement will be stopped.
• Immediately before shoving, a movement is made on the adjacent track providing the employee the ability to visually determine the track to be shoved is clear and route is properly lined.
• Authority on main track or controlled siding allows for movement in direction of shove, provided route is
properly lined, road crossings will not be fouled and movement at restricted speed is not required.
• Making back up movements in accordance with Rule 6.6 (Back Up Movements).
Shoving movements over road crossings must be made in accordance with Rule 6.32.1 (Providing Warning Over Road Crossings).
Speeds when Shoving
When cars are shoved on a main track or controlled siding in the direction authorized, movement must not exceed:
• 20 MPH for freight trains.
• 30 MPH for passenger trains.
• Maximum timetable speed for snow service unless the employee in charge authorizes a higher speed.