Chapter 3. Safety Devices of California Labor Code >> Division 5. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 3.
On any railroad train where the engine is accompanied by a
tender of the Vanderbilt or similar type of construction and where
the clearance between the overhang of the roof of the cab of the
engine and the top of the tender accompanying the engine is less than
twenty-eight inches, an opening not less than twenty-four inches
square shall be cut out in the overhang of the roof of the cab, for
the purpose of enabling an engineman with safety to go from the cab
of the engine to the top of the tender.
Any railroad company operating a line in whole or in part
within this state, or any receiver of any railroad, that fails to
comply with any provision of section 6950 is guilty of a misdemeanor,
punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) for
each offense. Each day that such failure continues is a separate
Every railroad company operating engines within any part of
this state shall provide each engine cab with a substantial and safe
handrail along the top on each side of the cab extending from the
front to the rear of the cab. Every engine cab other than one having
front windows of not less than 14 inches in width and 42 inches in
height shall be provided and equipped with a substantial and safe
footboard, of not less than one and one-half inches, projecting
outward from each side of the cab level with the floor and extending
from the front to the rear of the cab.
Any railroad company, or receiver thereof, which fails to comply
with any provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor,
punishable by a fine of two hundred dollars ($200) for each offense.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to any railroad
company which issued in writing before July 2, 1921, and maintains in
force, an order forbidding the engine or train crew to go from the
engine cab to that portion of the engine in front of the cab while
the cab is in motion.
Any electric car operated in interurban service and any
electric locomotive shall be equipped exclusively with laminated
safety glass in the compartment of the motorman or engineer, or if
there is no compartment, the window in front of the motorman shall be
so equipped, if the following conditions concur:
(a) The car or locomotive is built after the effective date of
(b) The car or locomotive is operated by an overhead wire.
(c) The car or locomotive can exceed a speed of 45 miles per hour.
On and after the first day of September, 1946, it shall be
unlawful to operate any electric car in interurban service or any
electric locomotive which is not so equipped with laminated safety
Laminated safety glass is glass so treated or combined with
other materials as to reduce, in comparison with ordinary sheet glass
or plate glass, the likelihood of injury to persons, by objects from
external sources, or by glass when the glass is cracked or broken.
Any common carrier violating Sections 6953 or 6954 is guilty
of a misdemeanor for each violation, punishable by a fine of not less
than two hundred dollars ($200) for each offense. Each day that any
electric car is operated in interurban service or that any electric
locomotive is operated, is a separate offense.