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Engineers employed on electric locomotives in passenger service to be paid the passenger rates shown in preceding table, based on weight on drivers. In the application of the rates for various driver weights in electric locomotive service, the total weight on drivers of all units operated by one engineer shall be the basis for establishing the rates.
Electric car service, whether operated In multiple unit or single unit, to be paid minimum rate in preceding table according to class of service.
All motor cars used In passenger service operated under train rules by engineers, regardless of whether operated by gasoline, steam, electricity or other motive power, to be paid minimum rate In preceding table.
Engineers or motormen operating motor or electric cars, whether in multiple or single unit passenger service, shall be paid a basic daily rate of $16.17 with a daily guarantee of $17.43. (Effective October 1, 1965).
NOTE: This rate of pay does not apply to
engineers or motormen operating motor or electric cars In single
unit passenger service according to interpretation dated September
15, 1948, of Wm. M. Lefserson, Chairman of Emergency Board.
RULE 3(a). Freight Rates. Various Classes
Rates for engineers in through and irregular
freight, pusher, helper, mine run or roustabout, all unassigned
passenger service except as provided for in Rule No. 74(m), work,
wreck, construction, snow plow, circus trains, trains established
for the exclusive purpose of handling milk and all other unclassified
service shall be as per Rule 1, freight rates.
NOTE: Refer to Rule 19 for snow service.
(b) Effective October 1, 1955, the minimum
daily earnings from all sources, for each day to which service
payments are credited, of locomotive engineers (motormen) in local
freight, mine run, wreck, work, helper and road switcher (not
including pool, chain gang or converted) service, and not now
subject to other guarantees, shall be $18.49.
NOTE: The term "local freight service"
includes road service paid local freight rates, subject to the
exclusions set forth above.
On way freight runs, designated by Rule 21, 56 cents per hundred miles or less shall be added to the through freight rates, according to class of engines; miles over 100 to be paid for pro rata.
RULE 5. Mountain Differential.
Between Skykomish and Merritt, Clancy and Woodville, Essex and Summit, the rate for all engines and motors and rotary snow plows will be 10% in excess of the above rates. The same thing to apply to any other grade of 1.8 % or greater, but only for the actual distance covered by such grades.
RULE 6. Butte Yard Rates.
Special rate switch engineers Butte Yard; hill service and hill and lower yard combined service, yard rate for class of engine used plus ten percent; lower yard, yard rate for class of engine used. (Effective April 1, 1956).
RULE 7. Rate Rotary Plows.
Engineers running rotary snow plows will receive $17.16 per day of 8 hours or less; locomotive engineers to have preference.
RULE 8. New Type Locomotives.
If a type of locomotive is introduced on the Great Northern Railway which formerly was not in use on this railway, and the rates herein provided are less than those in effect on other roads in the territory, the rates on the other roads shall be applied.
RULE 9. More Than One Class of Road Service.
AWARD of Board of Arbitration established under July 17, 1952 arbitration agreement in accordance with Agreements of May 23, 1952 with Engineers, Firemen and Conductors, on the matter of MORE THAN ONE CLASS OF ROAD SERVICE, dated at Washington, D. C., December 3, 1952:
QUESTION NO. 1: "Should any rule covering More Than One Class of Road Service be granted?"
The Board finds there is no controversy over this question. All parties to this proceeding now agree, as a matter of record, that there should be a rule.
Subject to and in keeping with the provisions of Paragraph 4 of the Arbitration Agreement of July 17, 1952, the Board finds that a new rule should be awarded as follows:
Road employees (engineers, firemen and helpers, conductors and trainmen) employed in any class of road service may be required to perform two or more classes of road service in a day or trip subject to the following terms and conditions:
The rate paid both for the regular trip and for the additional time shall be the highest rate applicable to any class of service performed during the entire day or trip.
When two or more locomotives of different weight on drivers are used during a trip or day's work, the highest rate applicable to any engine shall be paid to the engineer, fireman and/or helper for the entire day or trip.
Overtime rate shall apply to the extra compensation only to the extent that the additional service results in overtime for the entire day or trip or adds to overtime otherwise payable for hours required for the regular trip.
II . Wage Stabilization Finding and Certification:
This Board specifically finds and certifies
that the award herein rendered is consistent with the standards
now in effect, established by or pursuant to law, for the purpose
of controlling Inflationary tendencies.
Award rendered and filed in the Office of the Clerk of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, this 3rd day of December, 1952.
BOARD OF ARBITRATION
(SIGNATURES NOT REPRODUCED)
NOTE: Any dispute arising as to the meaning or the application of the provisions of this Award shall be disposed of as provided for in Section 7 of the Arbitration Agreement dated July 17, 1952.
When it is desired to handle freight shipments, moving on freight billing under freight tariffs, upon trains assigned or run as passenger trains, the following special rules will apply:
If such shipments are handled in cars not equipped for regular movement in passenger trains, the handling o such equipment constitutes a freight train movement. If such movement is only occasional or incidental, freight rates will be paid for the trip in accordance with th classification of freight service rendered, but without change in assignment or application of freight rules 0 terminals. If such freight movement is regularly part of the work of the train, assignment of run and application of rates and rules will be made as provided for freight train service.
If such shipments are handled in cars equipped for regular movement in passenger trains, the run will be assigned, and operated as to rules and terminals, as passenger train, but there shall be added to the regular passenger rate the differentials as shown below for the actual mileage over which the freight service is performed. Through service as there shown shall be understood to mean the handling of shipments on that run in unbroken carloads; local service shall be understood to mean the handling of shipments of commercial LCL freight and/or Company material, loaded or unloaded by the engine or train crew during the entire trip.
It is understood and agreed that these special rules do not apply to milk and cream or similar commodities handled on special billing as "passenger train freight" or "waybilled baggage", nor to commodities of any kind handled on express billing. It Is further understood and agreed that this rule does not apply to passenger equipped cars which are returned empty, nor to the Incidental return movement of less than carload merchandise returned to its proper destination account carried by In error, and is without prejudice to the proper application of combined service Rule 9.
If trains are run composed of passenger equipment only, but handling only fast freight as provided herein, they will be classified and operated as passenger runs, subject to the differential rate provided.
RULE 11 (a). Basic Day, Passenger.
One hundred miles or less (straightaway or turnaround), five hours or less, except as provided In paragraph © of this rule shall constitute a day's work, miles in excess of one hundred will be paid for at the mileage rate provided, according to class of engine.
In all passenger service, the earnings from mileage, overtime or other rules, applicable, for each day service Is performed, shall be not less than $15.73 for engineers.
In applying the $15.73 minimum for engineers in passenger service, it is Intended that on assignments where men run so as to make only the equivalent of a single trip in one direction each day, they shall be paid the guaranteed minimum for each single trip.
On a 100 mile division men double the road Monday, lay over Tuesday, double Wednesday and lay over Thursday, etc. They should be allowed the minimum for each leg of their turnaround trip.
On the same division other crews double the road Monday and Tuesday, and lay over Wednesday, double Thursday and Friday, and lay over Saturday. These men make the equivalent of four single trips every three days, and therefore would not be entitled to the minimum for each trip.
Engineers on short turnaround passenger runs, no single trip of which exceeds 80 miles, including suburban and branch line service, shall be paid overtime for all time actually on duty, or held for duty, in excess of eight (8) hours (computed on each run from the time required to report for duty to the end of that run) within nine (9) consecutive hours; and also for all time in excess of nine (9) consecutive hours, computed continuously from the time first required to report to the final release at the end of the last run. Time shall be counted as continuous service in all cases where the interval of release from duty at any point does not exceed one hour. This rule applies regardless of mileage made.
For calculating overtime under this rule, the management may designate the initial trip.
NOTE: "Interval of release from duty" must be actual release from performance of service and notice of such release must be given employees prior to commencement of such interval. It is not necessary that such reliefs be incorporated as part of bulletin nor made a daily requirement of such assignment.
The crew is on duty 8 hours 30 minutes within the first 9hour period, producing 60 minutes overtime In this period for the reason that the interval of release from duty does not exceed 1 hour within the first nine hours. Time In excess of 9 consecutive hours (4 P.M. to 7 P.M.), 3 hours, making a total of 4 hours overtime. Pay actual miles run with a minimum of 100 and 4 hours overtime.
Worked 3:00 P.M. to 3:25 P.M.
Released 4:00 P.M. 20 miles
Total 190 miles
When eightwithinnine hour rule applies and incidental service is permissible under the schedules or practices of individual roads. time consumed in such incidental or additional service and paid for separately, should not be included in calculating time under the eightwithinnine hour rule.
NOTE: In above examples allow five miles preparatory time and if inspection of engine is performed by engineer, allow 15 minutes more.
Engineers on other passenger runs shall be paid overtime on a speed basis of twenty (20) miles per hour, computed continuously from the time required to report for duty until released at the end of the last run. Overtime shall be computed on the basis of actual overtime worked or held for duty, except that when the minimum day is paid for the service performed, overtime shall not accrue until the expiration of five (5) hours from the time of first reporting for duty.
Overtime in all passenger service shall be paid for on a speed basis of 20 miles per hour, computed continuously from the time required to report for duty until released at end of run, on a minute basis, at onefifth of the daily rate per hour according to class of engine used.
In all classes of service, other than passenger and switching, engineers' time will commence at the time they are required to report for duty and shall continue until the time the engine Is placed on the designated track or they are relieved at terminal. All advance call time rules are superseded, and the management may designate the time for reporting for duty.
All engineers' arriving time will be taken from the roundhouse register and not from the conductor's register or train sheet, except when engines are taken by hostler, In which case conductor's register or train sheet will govern.
(b) Basic day and overtime freight service.
In all classes of service designated In Rule 3, 100 miles or less, eight hours or less (straightaway or turnaround) shall constitute a day's work; miles in excess of 100 will be paid for at the mileage rates provided, according to class of engine or other power used.
On runs of 100 miles, or less, overtime will begin at the expiration of eight hours; on runs of over 100 miles, overtime will begin when the time on duty exceeds the miles run divided by 12 ½.
Overtime shall be paid for on the minute basis, at an hourly rate of 3/16 of the daily rate, according to class of engine or other power used.
Engineers arriving at terminals or end of run are automatically released, except as provided in paragraphs (b) and © of this rule. Under this rule it Is agreed that the Company will be allowed to run engineers to first siding out of regular terminal to pick up trains set out account of blocked yard, and run through terminal with same.
NOTE: Automatic release on arrival at a terminal does not apply to a work train. 'However, when an engineer runs a train of work equipment to the terminal at the end of his seniority district and is then required in an emergency to go beyond such terminal and off his seniority district as a work train, he is entitled to a new day beyond the terminal.
This will not prevent the assignment of engineers
to a succession of short trips out of a terminal, provided that
second or any succeeding trip shall leave the terminal within
eight hours from the time called to leave designated track on
first trip, or provided the actual miles run are less than 100,
otherwise the additional run will be considered as commencing
a new day. Engineers so assigned not to be run around by each
other at their terminals. The term "assignment" as
used in the foregoing, applies where there are 15 or more days'
Engineers on regularly assigned turnaround runs, not including chain gang service, will be compensated on a straightaway basis in each direction (plus any other earnings, including arbitraries, provided under Schedule rules) when the mileage from the assigned point for going on duty to the turnaround point is 100 miles or more.
Engineers in pool or irregular freight service may be called to make short trips and turnarounds with the understanding that one or more turnaround trips may be started out of the same terminal and paid actual miles, with a minimum of 100 miles for the day, provided (1) that the mileage of all the trips does not exceed 100 miles; (2) that the distance run from the terminal to the turning point does not exceed 25 miles; (3) that engineers shall not be required to begin work on a succeeding trip out of the initial terminal after having been on duty eight consecutive hours, except as a new day, subject to the first in first out rule or practice.
Passenger engineers, required in emergencies to make a short trip in addition to regular trip, before commencIng regular trip, will be paid for same at overtime rates, in addition to pay for regular trip. If used for any other than their own connecting train, it will be considered a new trip and paid for as such.
EXAMPLE: No. 43, Cut Bank to Whitefish, has engine failure at Columbia Falls. Engineer who was to handle train west of Whitefish goes to Columbia Falls and handles train through to Troy. Latter receives mileage or time Whitefish to Columbia Falls and return in addition to his regular mileage. Engineer who has engine failure receives mileage Cut Bank to Whitefish.
(b) Additional short trips.
Engineers required to make short trips from a terminal to an outlying point and return, from an outlying point to a terminal and return, or from an intermediate point to another intermediate point and return, on account of engine failure, running for fuel or water, running for wrecking car or carmen, or on account of a derailment when such conditions arise in connection with their own train, will be paid therefor actual time or miles, whichever is the greater, at oneeighth of the daily rate, independent of and in addition to compensation for the regular road trip.
When an engineer is required to make a side or lapback trip between the terminals of his run, he will be paid therefor actual time or miles, whichever is the greater, at the prorata rate, independent of and in addition to compensation for the regular road trip. It is understood and agreed that overtime will be computed and paid for on the basis of the regular mileage of the trip, exclusive of miles made on the side or lapback trip.
The foregoing paragraph will not apply where side trip or lapback trip is made a part of a regular assignment, nor when trains run between the same terminals over an alternate route.
Engineers required to double their trains en route or assist another train will be paid miles or hours, whichever is the greater, with a minimum of one (1) hour, at pro rata rate, independent of and in addition to regular road trip.
When a regular assigned engineer in helper service between his terminals makes a side trip off his assigned district from an intermediate point in extra freight service, such side trip shall be paid for as a separate day account used in other service outside of assigned district.
On turnaround assignment, extra trip from turnaround point, when outside of assigned territory, is an additional day.
A chain gang engineer may be required to make a side trip as part of his regular assignment provided he is notified of such side trip when called; and the mileage of such side trip will be added to and made a part of the regular trip. But if notified to make such side trip after leaving initial terminal, such side trip will then be paid as provided in first paragraph of the rule.
Lapback compensation will be computed from the point that the forward movement of the complete train is stopped, and from the time that the engine is cut off at that point for a movement in either forward or reverse direction and return, until the time the engine Is again coupled up at the same point, less any time not directly connected with or attributable to the lapback movement such as eating, station switching, etc.
RULE 16(a). Branch line guarantee.
Branch line runs will be guaranteed 3000 miles each mouth so assigned. Engineers held for assignment, and not used on same, will be paid for line miles of assignment, but not to be less than a minimum day for each day held, in addition to the 3000 mile monthly guarantee.
If engineers are notified before completion of the previous day or trip that their assignment will not be run, the daily line mileage guarantee of the assignment will not be allowed.
Engineers shall not be run off their respective branches to make up any deficit In the 3,000 miles monthly guarantee herein provided.
NOTE: Branch line which actually started on the sixth or seventh day and the extra engineer first out at that hour is entitled to a runaround if not used for such service.
Yard engineers will be allowed 20 minutes for lunch between four and onehalf and six hours from time of starting work, without deduction in pay. Lunch period must be given and completed within the specified one and onehalf hour period. If no lunch period has been permitted up to 5 hours, 40 minutes from starting time, employes are then entitled to stop work for twenty minutes at that time for such purpose. Engineers in yard and transfer service will not be required to work more than two hours overtime continuous with their regular shift without being allowed a second twenty minute period to eat.
The pay of yard engineers shall continue until they reach the point at which they start work and yard engineers shall have a designated place for going on and off duty. The point for going on and off duty will be governed by local conditions. In certain localities instructions will provide that yard engineers will report at the hump; other report at yard office; others at engine houses and ready tracks. It is not considered that the place to report will be confined to any definite number of feet, but that the designation will Indicate a definite and recognized location.
(b) Time Commences and Ends.
Switch engineers' time will commence 15 minutes before engine Is ordered to leave roundhouse track, or any other designated track, or at the time they begin work If they do not report at the time specified, and will end 15 minutes after delivery on designated roundhouse track; the 15 minutes being allowed for Inspection of engine.
Where regularly assigned to perform service within switching limits, yard engineers shall not be used In road service when road crews are available, except in case of emergency. When yard engineers are used In road service under conditions just referred to, they shall be paid miles or hours, whichever Is the greater, with a minimum of one hour, for the class of service performed, in addition to the regular yard pay and without any deduction therefrom for the time consumed in said service.
A road engineer is available when rest is up and Is subject to call.
NOTE: The following excerpt from Interpretation
No. 2 to Supplement No. 24 to General Order No. 27 of the Director
General of Railroads Is applicable to Rule 27.
QUESTION 21: How does Article XX(b) of Supplement 24 to General Order 27 apply in following examples:
DECISION: Under Article XX(b) yard engine crews regularly assigned to perform service within switching limits would be paid:
QUESTION 22. If yard crews who are regularly assigned to perform service within switching limits are used in road service when road crews are available, how shall they be paid?
DECISION: Except in cases of emergency, yard crews should not be used In road service when road crews are available, but whenever used in road service, yard crews should be paid for the service under provisions of Articie XX (b).
QUESTION 23. Article XX(b) reads in part: "Where regularly assigned to perform service within switching limits," etc., what Is meaning of "regularly assigned"?
DECISION: Engine crews who may properly be called and used in service within switching limits for which yard rates are paid, shall be considered as "regularly assigned" under application of this rule.
QUESTION 24: What Is the Intent of the words "road service" as used In this section?
DECISION: Any service for which road rates are paid.
NOTE: Refer to Rule 31 (g) (1), Interpretation 2.
RULE 28 (a). Definition of Transfer Service.
Transfer service Is understood to mean the local hauling movement of trains of cars between two or more disconnected yards or subyards for further local handling by train yard or Industrial switch engines. Train yard or industrial switch engines making trips in the performance of their switching work between yards, or yards and Industries, will not be considered in transfer service. Yard rates to apply to belt and transfer service.
Transfer assignments, as now constituted, include such service between the following points:
Saint Paul: Between Como Yard or points East of Como Yard and Hamline, W. P. E. Shop Yard, Koppers Coke, or Fair Grounds, or points West thereof.
Como Yard and Omaha East St. Paul, Omaha Western Ave., Q Daytons Bluff Yard, Milwaukee Pigs Eye Yard, Great Western Belt Yard, or Great Western State St. Yard.
Union Yard or points West of Union Yard and Hamline, W. F. E. Shop Yard, Koppers Coke, or Fair Grounds, or points East thereof.
Minneapolis: Between Union Yard or points East of Union Yard, and Lyndale or Cedar Lake Yards.
Mp1s. Jct. or points East of Mpls. Jct. and Soo Line Shoreham Yard, N. P. Northtown Yard, or G. N. Fridley Yard.
Cedar Lake Yard or points East thereof and Hopkins.
Superior and Allouez: Superior or points west thereof and all points east of N. P. St. Louis Bay Bridge.
St. Cloud: St. Cloud and State Reformatory,
Veterans' Hospital or Tileson Mill Spur; also Rockville for granite
shipments to or from the granite companies.
Fargo: Fargo and Armour Packing Plant
or Union Stockyards at West Fargo.
Spokane: Spokane and Hillyard, or Northern
Everett: Delta Yard and Lowell or Pacific
Seattle: Interbay Yard and King St. or
points South thereof.
Tacoma: Tacoma and Tacoma Municipal Railway,
or Northern Pacific Yard, or Milwaukee Yard and Interchange.
Such transfer assignments will be paid as per schedule Rule 28 (a). If additional assignments are set up under paragraph (a) of this rule, between points other than those named herein, the limits of such assignments shall be negotiated as a supplement to paragraph (b) of this rule.
So far as the requirements of the service will permit, transfer work, as above defined, will be performed by employees regularly assigned thereto. If such transfer work requires temporary additional service, for which extra employees are called, such extra employees will be paid as per paragraph © of this rule.
If the transfer service on a transfer assignment, or on a call of an extra crew for transfer service, Is insufficient to fill a minimum day's work, such assignment may be filled out with switching service, provided that payment for service on each day so used, other than on the assignment at Saint Cloud, (1) shall be on the basis of yard or road rate, whichever Is higher; (2) that such combined service shall be subject to schedule Rule 24, yard starting time rule; (3) that such combined service shall be subject to schedule Rule 26, time commences and ends. If used In such combined service on the transfer assignment at Saint Cloud, payment for service on each day so used, (1) shall be on the basis of yard rate; (2) that such combined service shall be subject to schedule Rule 12 (a), beginning and end of day; (3) that on days on which such combined service Is performed, there shall be added an arbitrary allowance of one hour at time and onehalf rate In addition to regular yard allowances, as above provided, and without deduction therefrom. If an engineer regularly assigned in or called for extra switching service is required to perform transfer service within the yard limits in which assigned, he will be paid for combined service in like manner. If used In transfer service outside of the yard limits in which assigned, he will be paid as provided by schedule Rule 27. This Is without prejudice to proper application of schedule Rule 27 In road service other than the transfer service herein provided.
The terms of the special agreement dated March 17, 1941, regarding engineers assigned to New Westminster yard engines are hereby reaffirmed, see Appendix H, page 116.
Yard and transfer engineers required to change engines after departing from the designated Point for going on duty and prior to returning to the designated point for going off duty, for the purpose of moving the engine to the roundhouse or servicing point for routine repairs, washout, monthly or periodical inspection, will be allowed a 30minute arbitrary at 1/8th of the daily rate, based on the weight on drivers of the largest engine handled on that tour of duty in addition to all other payments. No additional allowance will be paid under this rule when engines are changed because of mechanical failures, breakdowns, and conditions wherein the motive power on that particular tour of duty cannot complete the shift. Neither will the additional allowance provided herein apply when it is necessary to change engines on account of operating characteristics, including track curvature, light rail, bridges of restricted tonnage, improper clearance, and so forth.
The following questions and answers will illustrate the intent of the application of this rule:
NOTE: See Appendix "T" for agreement
governing compensation to engineers changing engines en route
in Road Service.
TERMINAL SERVICES AND ALLOWANCESROAD
RULE 29(a). Preparatory Time, Passenger.
Engineers in Passenger service will be paid 5 miles at schedule rates for preparing engine before leaving engine terminals, provided time of trip is computed in hours.
(b) Inspection Time, Freight and Passenger.
Engineers in freight and Passenger service will be allowed 15 minutes for inspecting engines after arriving on designated track. Payments under this rule at oneeight of the daily rate per hour. Arriving time on designated track to be shown on timeslips and roundhouse register. Final terminal delay will also stop at this time. (Effective October 16, 1955)
RULE 30(a). Switching, Turn on Wye, Terminals.
When road engineers are required to perform switchIng service or turn their trains on wye before commencing or after the end of any run, payment will be as follows: If trip is computed in miles, actual time so engaged on the minute basis at the rate of oneeighth of the daily rate in addition to pay for trip; if trip Is computed in hours, such time will be paid for in freight service as per Rule 12(b); if in passenger service, as per Rule 11(d), (e).
A passenger train routed to its final terminal station or point of release by a roundabout route does not thereby perform service payable under this rule, as such move was not performed, "after the end of the run". Any additional mileage thereby run should be added to the usual direct route mileage between initial and final terminals.
When a freight train Is coupled up and ready to go, its movement, either in whole or in part, by road engine to "warm up" the train is not terminal switching within the meaning of the rule.
Arbitrary for terminal switching is not allowable in work train service.
When passenger engineers are required to perform switching service not connected with their own trains at turnaround points, allowance will be as follows: If trip is computed In miles, actual time so engaged on the minute basis at the rate of oneeighth of the daily rate in addition to pay for trip; if trip is computed in hours, as per Rule 11 (d), (e).
Passenger engineers who take a train out of a terminal without being properly switched and are required to switch same in station order for the distant terminal or points beyond shall be compensated for such service on the basis of terminal time In addition to pay for the trip.
Compensation: 100 miles plus 2 hours overtime
at 3/16 of the daily rate per hour. In this case the money value
of the road overtime at 3/16 of the daily rate exceeds the allowance
of two hours switching at former rates.
NOTE: In calculating the time engaged in switching under the rules, regulations or practices which are retained, it is understood that the time will be continuous from time the work Is begun and until it is completed and the train is coupled together.
Reference is made to Twin City Switching
Agreement effective July Ist, 1930 (see Appendix D), Coast Line
Switching Agreement effective May 1st, 1938 (see Appendix
E), and PortlandVancouver Switching Agreement effective
May ist, 1938 (see Appendix F), which are hereby reaffirmed.
2. Terminal Location of Switching Limits
Duluth West 6155 ft. west of Saunders in
Superior terlocking tower.
Allouez East to end of track.
Kelly Lake 3648 ft. west of west end of depot
T. C. Terminals East to end of track St. Paul.
West 3597 ft. west of M.P. 19 including Hopkins Line (Willmar Line).
Note: Snelling Ave., St. Paul, is the dividing line between St. Paul and Minneapolis Yards, except St. Paul switch crews perform switching in G. N.
Hamline Yard and State Fair Grounds; Minneapolis
crews perform switching W.F.E. Hamline Shop Yard, and Koppers
Willmar 10859 ft. east of east end of depot
11443 ft. west of east end of depot
9127 ft. south of east end of depot
(Sioux City Line).
4553 ft. north of Asylum spur
switch (St. Cloud Line).
St. Cloud 6056 ft. east of south wye switch near depot (Osseo Line).
9832 ft. south of Rice Jct. switch (Willmar Line).
3333 ft. east of east N. P. Ry. crossing (Brook Park Line).
448 ft. west of Veterans' Hospital spur switch (Fergus Falls Line).
6898 ft. east of Junction switch (East Side
Note: Transfer limits include State Reformatory,
Veterans' Hospital and Brick Yard spur; also Rockville for handling
shipments to or from granite companies.
Sioux City East 1830 ft. east of Illinois Central
crossing near Leeds.
West to end of track.
Sioux Falls 6722 ft. east of east end of depot (Garretson Line).
28666 ft. west of east end of depot (Yankton Line).
4069 ft. east of CMStP&P crossing at
Level Siding (Watertown Line).
Watertown 10944 ft. west of east end of depot (W. & S. F. Line).
6526 ft. east of east end of depot (Benson Line).
9415 ft. west of east end of depot (Huron
Moorhead and Fargo 7002 ft. east of Moorhead depot (Fergus Falls Line).
8774 ft. north of Moorhead depot (Halstad Line).
10059 ft. south of Moorhead depot (Brushvale Line).
15905 ft. west of Fargo passenger depot (Grand Forks Line).
23121 ft. west of Fargo passenger depot (Surrey
Grand Forks and 8557 ft. south of P. A. Tower (Fargo Line).
East Grand Forks 5078 ft. west of P. A. Tower (Devils Lake Line).
3464 ft. north of north Wye switch (Neche Line).
8014 ft. east of E. Grand Forks depot (Crookston
Devils Lake 5633 ft. east of Passenger Depot (Grand Forks Line).
16609 ft. west of Passenger Depot (Minot Line).
5133 ft. east of Passenger Depot (Aneta Line).
5760 ft. west of Passenger Depot (FGS Line).
Crookston 1215 ft. east of N. P. Ry. crossing (Cass Lake Line).
550 ft. west of west Wye switch (Grand Forks Line).
14276 ft. west of north Wye switch (Noyes Line).
2018 ft. east of M. N. Jet. Switch (Ada Line).
2554 ft. east of M. N. Jet. Switch (Halstad
Breckenridge 12946 ft. east of east end of depot (Main Line).
and Wahpeton 6464 ft. west of west end of depot (Casselton Line)
5604 ft. west of west end of depot (Moorhead
Minot 22192 ft. east of east end of depot.
14823 ft. west of east end of depot.
Williston 13983 ft. east of center line of depot.
14295 f t. west of center line of depot.
Havre 5720 ft. east of east switch.
6237 ft. west of west switch.
Great Falls 5101 ft. east of east switch (Bill
110 ft. west of west switch at
Rainbow (Havre Line).
3201 ft. west of lst switch east of
Sun River Bridge (Butte
2288 ft. west of mile post 4 (Sweet
Helena 2838 ft. east of N. P. Transfer
Butte East 990 ft. east of east switch at
West to end of track.
Whitefish 2144 ft. east of east switch.
8500 ft. west of Somers Lumber Co.
spur in west end of yard.
Hillyard 10032 ft. east of Hillyard depot.
Spokane 8508 ft. west of Fort Wright depot.
Ft. Wright 33277 ft. west of the Inland Jct switch head block (Coeur d' Alene Line).
5485 ft. east of the Inland Jct. switch head block (Moscow Line).
Appleyard 24755 ft. east of Wenatchee depot (Main Line).
Wenatchee 14560 ft. west of Wenatchee depot (Main Line).
19000 ft. north of Wenatchee depot (W. 0.
Lowell 14902 ft. east of frt. depot Pacific
Delta 12870 ft. west of Everett Jet.
Everett 3171 ft. north of Delta Jet.
Seattle 7557 ft. east of Ballard depot
5000 ft. south of Argo.
Tacoma 5815 ft. east (north) of Reservation signal tower.
4419 ft. west (south) of South Tacoma depot.
S. Bellingham 20400 ft. south of train order signal
Bellingham at depot Bellingham.
New Westminster 5329 ft. south of Fraser River Jet.
Vancouver, B. C. 3232 ft. south of Still Creek to end
Klamath Falls 26843 ft. east of Bieber Line Jet. (previously designated as 2510 ft. east of east switch Chelsea).
13500 ft. west of Bieber Line Jet.
Bieber 16365 ft. east of depot.
10982 ft. west of depot.
RULE 31 (a). Initial and Final Terminal Delay.
Engineers in passenger service detained at terminals for more than one hour before starting any trip will be paid for all time In excess of 30 minutes on the basis of onefifth of the daily rate In addition to pay for trip, provided trip Is computed In miles; if trip is computed In hours, it will be paid for as per Rule 1 1 (d), (e).
NOTE: The phrase "train leaves the terminal"' means when the train actually starts on its road trip from the yard track where the train is first made up.
road train in reverse movement to a yard track not In connection with the Hours of Service Law, he will be allowed an additional day's pay at the road rate.
Where mileage is allowed between the point of reporting for duty and the point of departure from the track on which the train is first made up, each mile so allowed will extend by 4.8 minutes the period of one (1) hour and fifteen (15) minutes after which initial terminal delay payment begins.
NOTE: The Phrase "through freight service" as used In this rule does not include pusher, helper, mine run, shifter, roustabout, belt line, transfer, work, wreck, construction, circus train (paid special rates or allowances), road switcher, district runs, local freight and mixed service.
NOTE: Where existing schedule rules require
a carrier to bring engineers on duty more than fortyfive
(45) minutes prior to departure of the train on which they are
to be used, such rules shall be revised to permit the Management
to designate the time they are to report for duty.
INTERPRETATION: In application of Rules 31 (g) and 21(d), does the payment of local
rate under the conversion rule nullify any payment of miles that might accrue under the initial terminal delay rule?
ANSWER: The payment of the local way freight rate of pay under the conversion rule does not in any manner nullify or eliminate the payment of additional compensation that accrues under the Initial terminal delay rule, now designated as Engineers' Rule No. 31 (g)
Where local pay Is allowed under Engineers' Rule 21(b) to first through freight crew out of terminal after midnight, would they be entitled to payments under Rule 3 1 (g), initial terminal delay freight service
ANSWER: Payment of the local way freight rate of pay under Engineers' Rule 21(b) to the first through freight crew out of the terminal after midnight does not in any manner nullify or eliminate the payment of additional compensation that accrues under the initial terminal delay rule, now designated as Engineers' Rule No. 31(g).
When it is desired to have passenger engineers furnish steam for heating or lighting trains, they will be required to be on their trains not less than 50 minutes in advance of leaving time, and will be paid for all time they are there in excess of 20 minutes before leaving time.
When engineers are required by proper authority to continue use of their engine after arrival at their final terminal for the purpose of thawing out passenger equipment, to participate in repairs to badorder cars, or to water or supply shipments of emigrant movables or livestock, they will be paid therefor at pro rata rate for actual time thus engaged, on the minute basis, in addition to pay for the trip, if trip is computed in miles. If final terminal delay, including such service, amounts to more than 30 minutes, entire period will be paid for as final terminal delay and no special payment in addition thereto will accrue.
In case engineers are required to perform work on their engines before or after trips, they shall be paid for actual time so occupied at schedule rate. This not to apply to the usual work required of engineers having assigned engines, or otherwise covered in this schedule.
RULE 36 (a). Hostling.
At main line terminals, where hostlers are employed, their duty will be to see that fires are cleaned and coal, water and sand put on engines. At ends of runs where the work is done by engineers they will be paid for actual time consumed in doing the work at schedule rate, provided that In no case will less than 5 miles be allowed for this service. If time consumed exceeds 24 minutes actual time to be paid on the basis of oneeighth of their daily rate per hour according to class of engine. Engineers will receive their engines from hostlers on the roundhouse lead or other place designated by the division Master Mechanic or Superintendent, and at the expiration of runs will deliver them on the roundhouse lead or other designated track. When It Is necessary at points at which hostlers are employed for engineers to take coal and water at end of run on account of coal chutes and water tanks being located on main line, they will do so and will be paid for the service as above.
This rule will apply at end of runs where engineers are changed and engines run through.
When road engineers are required to cut off their engines from the train for the purpose of servicing at terminals, either at the beginning of their trip or completion thereof. they will receive compensation on the basis of actual time consumed In doing the work at the regular rate of their service trip, provided that in no case will less than five miles be allowed for this service.
It Is understood that this allowance will apply whether or not the engineer actually performs any of the servicing of the engine. If the engineer actually performs any of the servicing of the engine, the time consumed In cutting off the engine will be Included In and added to the time actually consumed servicing or hostling, computed on a continuous time basis with a minimum of five miles. This allowance to apply to but one engineer at a terminal.
Hostling of an engine is primarily the preparation supplying of such an engine, either for entrance upon trip or shift at the Initial terminal, or for its storage maintenance during the time it Is tied up at the final terminal. At the initial terminal, such prepatory work may include, for example, bringing the engine out of the roundhouse, placing upon it the fuel, water or sand necessary to its service, and its placement upon the designated track for delivery to the outgoing crew. At the final terminal, work preparatory to tieup may Include"dumping of the fire, movement of the engine from the designated track to the appropriate stall In the roundhouse or equivalent track, or, If the engine is to be held under steam, it may be necessary to supply it with additional fuel or water for that purpose. Such work, or any of it, so long as it Is preparatory to work or tieup, Is hostling. However, the mere taking of fuel or water at a terminal does not, in itself constitute hostling; for an engine might be hostled and entirely ready for service, and yet additional fuel or water might be necessitated at the same terminal, before the run or shift was completed, due to subsequent delays in departure or the performance of the regular work of the road or yard crew. The securing of such additional supplies is not hostling, so long as the engine was properly supplied when the run or shift started. However, the taking on of necessary supplies cannot be removed from the hostling classification by the mere requirement of movement of the engine a few hundred feet, or the performance of a switching movement before such supplies are taken on. Officers and employees should be guided by the principle that hostling is a preparatory service, and that it necessitates the actual expenditure of some time therein. No engine can be properly hostled in five minutes, and claiming of the 24minute arbitrary for such short periods of time is evidence that the claim Is based upon a technicality of wording and not upon an actual performance of work.
It Is agreed that Rule 36 applies to all types of locomotives, and when hostling is performed it will be paid under this rule.
It is understood at points where engine watchmen are on duty, no hostling allowance will be made unless the engineer is required to furnish fuel oil, water and sand to the locomotive.
The checking of the supply of fuel oil, lubricating oil, water and sand does not constitute hostling as such checking of supplies is covered by Rule 2 9 (a) and (b).
The taking of fuel oil or water at points intermediate to the tieup points will not constitute hostling.
RULE 37. Held Away From Home Terminal.
Held 8 hours beyond 16hour period. Allowance 100 miles.
NOTE: In above example if no switching was
performed at initial terminal allowance would be 116 miles.
Held 20 hours (4 hours beyond 16 hour period).
Run 120 miles in 10 hours (14 hours).
Allowance, 170 miles at pro rata, and 25
minutes overtime at 3/16 of daily rate. If inspection of engine
is performed, 15 minutes more will be allowed at pro rats, rate.
Held 20 hours (4 hours beyond 16hour period).
Run 140 miles in 6 hours.
Total allowance, 190 miles.
Held 20 hours (4 hours beyond 16hour period).
Deadhead 100 miles in 6 hours.
Allowance 100 miles at rate allowed deadhead
service and 4 hours at rate paid for last service performed.
The General Chairman of the B. of L. E. will
be advised of intention of change In any of those designated and
given an audience if desired prior to making change.
Under this rule when an engineer is paid
any compensation under the provisions of Rule No. 38, the continuity
of the heldawayfromhometerminal time will
thereby be broken.
OTHER SERVICE AND TIME ALLOWANCES
Engineers called will, if train for which they are called is abandoned before the expiration of 4 hours, receive onehalf day's pay and stand first out, but if train is not abandoned before the expiration of 4 hours, they will receive one day's pay and stand last out.
If abandoned before leaving roundhouse track, engineer will be paid 4 hours pay and stand first out. If abandoned after leaving roundhouse track they will be paid minimum day and stand last out.
NOTE: It is understood that this rule does not apply to engineers holding a regular turn in chain gang service or on the Engineers' extra list.
RULE 40. Held for or Preparing Engines.
Engineers held awaiting delivery or preparing engines for service from shops will be paid schedule rates for each calendar day or fraction thereof so held after the first 24 hours. When engines are held for repairs, engineers will not be held with them.
Engineers acting as messengers In charge of dead engines will receive similar allowance for time held when set out at terminals.
When steam locomotives are towed under steam, or when Diesel locomotives are towed with motors idling and with controls cut out, an engineer will be used thereon and paid the thru freight rate for class of engine handled under freight service rules.
RULE 41 (a). Deadheading.
Engineers deadheading on company's business will be paid miles or hours, whichever is the greater, at rate for service from which they are taken, provided that a minimum day will be paid for the deadhead trip if no other service is performed within 24 hours from time called to deadhead. Company's business will include engineers deadheading to relieve men who lay off or are granted leaves of absence.
Deadhead time will not be allowed to engineers who are deadheaded to outlying points to relieve engineers who have made the monthly mileage as provided for in Rule 69 or to the engineers so relieved.
Extra passenger engineers will be paid minimum passenger rates, extra freight engineers minimum through freight rate.
Extra engineers holding regular engineer's run will be considered regular engineers under this rule.
Engineers changing at their own request or on account of seniority will receive no deadhead time.
When a vacancy occurs that requires the senior available demoted engineer be deadheaded to an outlying point, said senior available demoted engineer will be paid deadheading both to and from such outlying point.
Engineers deadheading Is on a basis of actual miles or hours, whichever is the greater, and should be figured separately from service trips and not combined to absorb mileage.
When an engineer is required on a specific date to take examination, relief man deadheading to relieve him must be paid for such deadheading.
An extra list engineer will receive the same rates of pay and working conditions as the regular engineer he is relieving, beginning at the time he starts deadheading.
When two engineers are called for the same time, one to deadhead and the other to handle train, first mad out shall be deadheaded, unless other arrangements are agreed upon between Master Mechanic or Superintendent, and representative of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
A gives up No. 5 and deadheads to take No.
1. No time allowed.
F called to deadhead to take No. 5. Time
B senior engineer displaces F. No time allowed
F or B.
D granted leave of absence. E sent by Company
to relieve him, deadhead time will be allowed E going and returning,
no deadhead time will be allowed D.
Train abandoned, leaving engineer away from
home terminal, deadhead time will be allowed for shortest distance,
either to point of next service or to home terminal.
NOTE: Fourth example, actual employees called
for such relief will be entitled to deadheading both directions.
If such relief employee is displaced by a senior before relief
is finished, relief employee first called still receives the deadheading
both directions and the employee displacing on seniority receives
no deadheading either direction, regardless of his eventual release
being due to return of employee on leave of absence.
When engineers are called to deadhead out of terminal to bring in train tied up under the law, they will be paid miles or hours, whichever is the greater, for the entire trip with a minimum allowance of 100 miles.
Engineers will not be deadheaded on freight trains from one terminal to another when It can be avoided.
Engineers deadheading on street cars from St. Paul to Minneapolis, or vice versa, on company business, will be allowed 15 miles.
Engineers arriving at Allouez with trains, who ate required to take another engine to Superior will be allowed 7 miles for deadheading from Superior to Allouez on street cars.
NOTE: See Appendix "L1" for deadheading in connection with vacation relief.
RULE 42 (a). Attending Court or Inquest.
Regularly assigned engineers held from their assignment to attend court or inquest at the request of the Company will be allowed one day at their regular rate for each day so held, but not less than the earnings of their assignment for the total period so held from it. Engineers not holding any assignment and attending court or inquest at request of the Company, or regularly assigned engineers so attending in addition to performing all service on their assignment, will be allowed one day at regular rate of pay for each day such court service Is required, and without deduction from any other compensation earned. If attendance at court or Inquest Is requested by the Company during their regular hours of service in lieu of such regular service, no additional payment will be allowed. Any court or witness fees received will be assigned to the Company. If required to leave their home point, necessary actual expenses will be allowed.
(b) Attending Investigations, Giving Statements, Etc.
Compensation to engineers making statements to claim agents, giving depositions or other analogous service, will be allowed as follows:
Engineers who perform any of the services contemplated in Rule 42(a) continuous with their trip, or started not to exceed one (1) hour after the completion of their trip or begun not to exceed one (1) hour in advance of starting time, will be allowed continuous time on the basis of combined service and investigation time, with a minimum of one (1) hour or the equivalent.
If called for any of the purposes covered by Rules 42(a) or 42(b) during the service period, no additional compensation will be allowed.
If called for any of the purposes covered by Rule 42 (a) other than in accordance with the preceding paragraphs of Rule 42(b), actual time not to exceed one (1) day will be allowed at the rate of the class of service previously engaged in, with a minimum of two (2) hours for each calendar day such service is performed.
It is understood that claim agents may call on engineers at their residences to secure statements or depositions without payment of compensation allowances herein provided.
NOTE: The above provisions will apply when
attending investigations under Rule 77 when not at fault. The
provisions of Rule 42(b) will not, In any manner modify the allowances
otherwise provided for in Rule 42 (a).
RULE 43. Intermediate Tieup Prior
to 14 Hours Service.
Engineers when tied up between terminals
prior to the expiration of the 14hour period will go automatically
on duty after 8 hours rest and shall be paid not less than the
minimum day for each leg of the trip, and as much more as they
would earn under the schedule rules. Engineers to be advised
before leaving terminal whether called for a turnaround or a straightaway
trip, and the trip must be completed as originally called.
Engineers when tied up between terminals
in obedience to the foregoing paragraph, then towed or deadheaded
to terminal, will be paid time or miles, whichever is the greater,
for such tow or deadhead trip.
An engineer tied up between terminals on
order of the dispatcher but again called in less than eight hours
Is on continuous time.
This interpretation will not apply to engineers tied up en route on account of the Hours of Service Law, as referred to in Appendix A, Article 1.
RULE 44. Tied up on RoadNo Accommodations.
When engineers are delayed between terminals on account of wrecks, washouts or snow blockades, they shall be paid for the first eight hours so held, In addition to time or miles made that day, and for each succeeding day will be allowed not less than 100 miles at the rate per class of engine.
Engineers who are delayed between terminals for reasons above outlined will be compensated for all time so held up to eight (8) hours, separate and independent of trip mileage. If so delayed one hour or less, no additional compensation will be allowed.
RULE 47. RunAround.
When engineers are run around at their own request, or for their own convenience, or when they cannot be found, they will not be paid for time lost, and stand last out.
When not called in turn, through no fault of their own, they will be paid 100 miles for being run around, and will stand last out.
When called in turn but not sent out in turn, through no fault of their own, Engineers runaround will be paid 25 miles for each runaround in addition to pay for trip.
In case of wreck call, necessitating the immediate use of the wrecker, the first available engineer may be used, in which event the engineers who are run around will not be allowed compensation therefor.
RULE 48 (a). Rest.
Engineers will at all times be given an opportunity for proper rest after performance of service and prior to commencing a new tour of duty. They may specify the amount of rest required on the register at the completion of their tour of duty, the amount of rest required to be 8, 10 or 12 hours.
It Is understood that an engineer booking rest will not be called until the expiration of the prescribed number of hours so booked.
NOTE: The term "after performance of service" does not Include deadheading when the deadhead trip is of less than 6 hours duration and the engineer was on full rest prior to commencing the deadhead trip. Should the deadhead trip consume more than 6 hours, the engineer shall be privileged to specify the rest required as provided above. If an engineer is deadheaded to an outlying point and is to be used before the expiration of a minimum legal rest period, he must be advised upon arrival as to a definite calling time; otherwise he will be considered as under pay after the expiration of 3 hours. It is understood that if advised that he will be given a minimum legal rest period, no payment will accrue under this rule. The application of this other schedule rule.
Engineers will be allowed to eat, as nearly as possible at the expiration of every six hours, provided they notify the train dispatcher, and if they do not absent themselves from their engines over thirty minutes, they will receive continuous time. Passenger, symbols, stock and fruit trains not to be delayed. This does not apply to slow freight trains run under symbol numbers.
Engineers who do not stop between terminals to ea will not be required to do any switching on arrival at terminal except to put away caboose, without first being allowed time to eat. When switching is required, the outgoing crew, whenever possible, shall do it,
Engineers assigned to regular runs with day layover away from home terminals will be notified In writing required for service on their layover day. If no notice is received, may absent themselves until time for the regular run.
If notified and not used, will be paid a minimum day.
RULE 50 (a). Detouring Trains.
Engineers will be paid time or mileage for detouring trains over other divisions or foreign roads.
When assigned passenger trains are detoured over route adjacent to the regular route or over a foreign railroad, such service will be manned by the engineer assigned to the districts over which the detoured train normally operates. Such engineers shall continue the on until the detoured train movements have been completed.
In the event such detoured train is double crewed from the initial terminal of the district from which the detour movement started, such service will be manned under the provisions of Engineers' Schedule Rule 74(m). If return detour service is required, such engineers will deadheaded to their home terminal with no penalty claim for other engineers, except that such engineers may changed off with the engineers on opposing detour passenger trains at meeting points along route of detour thus returning in service to their initial terminal.
In case It Is necessary to furnish the second engine for such double crewed detour service en route, such engineer will be drawn from the nearest source and p form service as provided under Schedule Rule 74 (m), and may be used in return detour service or deadhead to the home terminal, as provided in the preceding paragraph.
When there are no rested chain gang engineers available for double crewing detoured passenger trains, qualified extralist engineers will be called in their turn.
When two or more engineers, either chain gang extra list, are deadheaded to the source of supply fr the end of detour movement, on the same train, th will be placed at the foot of their respective lists In the same relative turn that they stood when called for t last detour movement made before deadheading to t source of supply.
At terminals where extra passenger lists are maintained, the available, extra passenger list engineer w be used to double crew detoured passenger trains.
The same eating and sleeping accommodations will available to engineers in this service as are provided f passengers on said trains. Dining car service to be paid for by the engineers at the onduty trainservice employees' rate.
This will not prevent the local Division Company Officers and the local representatives of the B. of L. E. from making agreements to cover any unusual condition resulting from an individual detour movement.
When freight or unassigned service is detoured over a route adjacent to the regular route, or over a foreign railroad, such service will be manned by the engineers assigned thereto on the districts over which the detoured trains normally operate. Such engineers will continue thereon until the detoured train movements have been completed.
If no return detour service Is required, such engineer will be deadheaded to his home terminal with no penalty claim for other engineers, except that such engineer or engineers may be changed off with the engineer or engineers on an opposing detour train at meeting point along route of detour, thus returning in service to their Initial terminal.
When two or more engineers, either chain gang or extra list, are deadheaded to the source of supply from the end of detour movement, on the same train, they will be placed at the foot of their respective lists In the same relative turn that they stood when called for the last detour movement made before deadheading to the source of supply.
When these trains are double crewed, the carrier will provide either a caboose or a coach equipped with proper bedding for sleeping accommodations.
This will not prevent the local Division Company
Officers and the local representatives of the B. of L. E. from
making agreements to cover any unusual condition resulting from
an individual detour movement.
Engineers in detour service tied up between the points of detour will go automatically under pay at the expiration of eight hours. Payment accruing under this Rule shall be paid for on a minute basis separate and apart from pay for the subsequent service or deadheading.
Engineers handling detoured trains over routes on which they hold no seniority will be furnished a pilot.
Engineers will not be run off their own division, except in extreme emergencies, in which event they will receive not less than 100 miles for each calendar day held.
Provided such engineer is deadheaded back to his own division out of his turn, engineers run around not to claim time.
RULE 52(a). Ranking on Roster.
Engineers regularly promoted or hired shall rank on the engineers' roster from the date they are assigned to service as engineers. No man will be regularly promoted, or permitted to establish a seniority date as an engineer while there are engineers demoted or hired engineers laid off.
If for any reason senior eligible man Is not available and a junior qualified man is promoted and used In actual service, out of his turn, whatever standing the junior man so used establishes shall go to the credit of the senior eligible man.
As soon as the senior man is available he shall displace the junior man, who shall drop back into whatever place he would have held had the senior man been available and the junior man not used.
b) Filling Positions of Engineer.
In filling positions of locomotive engineers, the ratio between those hired and those promoted shall, as nearly as possible, be as follows:
On seniority districts where men are required to fire less than three years, all engineers will be hired.
If required to fire three years and less than four years, one promoted and one hired.
If required to fire four years and less than five years, two promoted to one hired.
If required to fire five years and less than six years, three promoted to one hired.
If required to fire six years and less than seven years, four promoted to one hired.
If required to fire seven years and less than eight years, five promoted to one hired.
On seniority districts where men are required to fire eight years or more, all engineers will be promoted.
On any seniority district where the next engineer is to be hired the General Chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers will be so advised.
Engineers who have remained In the service ninety days will be considered permanently employed and shall not be dismissed account of unsatisfactory references, the 90 days to begin on date of the first pay trip as an engineer.
When requested in writing, service letters will be furnished engineers within ten days from date of leaving service
Engineers will be permitted to see their own personal records in Superintendent's office.
RULE 54. New LinesHow Manned.
When new lines are built by the Great Northern Railway, the work train service will be supplied by engineer from the division which will afterwards be affected b the divisions of traffic; and when lines constructed under contract are turned over to the Great Northern Railway for operation the Local Chairman from the division thus affected and General Chairman in conference with officials, will determine an assignment of engineers to the new territory.
Will consist of Superior and Mesabi Divisions an will be divided Into districts as follows:
FIRST DISTRICT: Duluth to Coon Creek Junction and branches.
SECOND DISTRICT: Duluth to Cass Lake and branches.
It Is understood that the First Division engineers have the right to move their trains over Terminals Division tracks east of Coon Creek Junction.
Will consist of Terminals Division, St. Cloud Division and Willmar Division and will be divided into districts as follows:
ST. CLOUD DIVISION: First District: St. Paul to St. Cloud and branches.
SECOND DISTRICT: St. Cloud to Barnesville and branches.
WILLMAR DIVISION: First District: St. Paul to Willmar and branches.
SECOND DISTRICT: Willmar to Breckenridge and branches, except Aberdeen and Elbow Lake.
It is understood that Second Division Engineers have the right to move their trains between Brook Park and Sandstone.
Second Division engineers moving their trains between Barnesville and Fargo: Adjustment will be made by equalization of miles between Fifth Division and Second Division engineers. Management will furnish the Fifth Division and Second Division engineers with check of the freight mileage accumulated each year commencing May 6, 1928.
Will consist of Sioux City Division, viz., Willmar to Sioux City and branches, including Yankton line and will be divided into districts, as follows:
FIRST DISTRICT: Willmar to Sioux City and branches.
SECOND DISTRICT: Garretson to Yankton and branches.
THIRD DISTRICT: Watertown and Sioux Falls Line and branches.
Will consist of the Breckenridge Division and will be divided into districts as follows:
FIRST DISTRICT: Breckenridge to Nolan and branches.
SECOND DISTRICT: Fargo to New Rockford and branches.
THIRD DISTRICT: Tenth Subdivision Junction to Aberdeen and branches.
FOURTH DISTRICT: Tintah to Evansville and branches.
(Authority for abandonment of the remaining trackage on this lineEvansville to Elbow Lakeauthorized by I.C.C. in Finance Docket No. 19763 effective August 15, 1957.)
*Revised 10157 (File E45 (p)).
Engineers assigned to Fourth Division will have the right to handle their trains over the track of the Second Division between Tintah and Breckenridge.
Will consist of the Northern and Dakota Divisions and will be divided into districts as follows:
FIRST DISTRICT: Cass Lake to Grand Forks and branches.
SECOND DISTRICT: Barnesville to Noyes and branches.
DISTRICT THIRD DISTRICT: Barnesville to P. A. Tower and branches.
FOURTH DISTRICT: Breckenridge to Crookston and branches.
FIFTH DISTRICT: Grand Forks to Devils Lake and branches.
SIXTH DISTRICT: Farmers Grain and Shipping Company. (See Appendix J. page 123.)
Will consist of the Minot Division and will be divided into districts as follows:
Will consist of the Montana Division and will be divided into districts as follows:
FIRST DISTRICT: Williston to Glasgow and branches.
SECOND DISTRICT: Glasgow to Havre and branches.
THIRD DISTRICT: Havre to Cut Bank and branches.
Montana Division engineers prior to December Ist, 1909, will continue to hold rights on the First and Fourth Districts of the Butte Division.
Will consist of the Butte Division and will be divided into districts as follows:
FIRST DISTRICT: Pacific Junction to Great Falls and branches.
SECOND DISTRICT: Great Falls to Butte and branches.
THIRD DISTRICT: Great Falls to Billings and branches.
FOURTH DISTRICT: West Side Junction to Sweet Grass and branches.
Engineers who hold rights on the Butte Division prior to December 1, 1909, will continue to hold rights on the second and third districts of Butte Division.
Engineers who hold rights on the Butte Division after December 1, 1909, will continue to hold rights on first, second, third and fourth districts of the Butte Division.
Will consist of the Kalispell Division between Cut Bank and Troy and will be divided Into districts as follows:
FIRST DISTRICT: Cut Bank to Whitefish and branches.
SECOND DISTRICT: Whitefish to Troy and branches.
Will consist of the Spokane Division between Troy and Wenatchee and will be divided into districts as follows:
FIRST DISTRICT: Troy to Hillyard and branches.
"A' SECOND DISTRICT: Hillyard to Wenatchee
DISTRICT THIRD DISTRICT: S. C. & P. Railway
"B" (See Appendix K, page
Will consist of the Cascade Division between Wenatchee and Portland and Everett and Vancouver, B. C., and branches and will be divided into districts as follows:
Engineers holding rights Cut Bank to Spokane an branches, also those holding rights Spokane to Seattle and Everett to Vancouver, B. C., and branches, prior t August 1, 1907, will thereafter continue to hold rights over the same territory.
Engineers holding rights on the Kalispell, Spokane an Cascade Divisions after August 1, 1907, commencing with the oldest on the seniority list, and each one thereafter down the list will elect the division with which he desired to take service and so signify in writing on list which will be prepared for that purpose by the management.
Will consist of the Marcus Division between Dean Hedley and branches and Kettle Falls and Nelson branches and will be divided into districts as follows:
FIRST DISTRICT: Dean to Kettle Falls and branches.
SECOND DISTRICT: Kettle Falls to Hedley and branches, Kettle Falls to Nelson and branches.
Engineers on Marcus Division will have the rig handle their trains between Dean and Spokane.
Will consist of Klamath Division between Bend and Bieber and branches and will be divided into districts as follows:
FIRST DISTRICT: Bend to Klamath Fall branches.
SECOND DISTRICT: Klamath Falls to Bieber and branches.
It new trains are put on between Duluth and Willmar or between Duluth and St. Paul by way of Fergus Fall Division, the rights of engineers to such runs will b determined by track mileage of such trains.
RULE 56. Seniority Lists.
List of engineers will be kept In the records of th company showing the age of the men and the different classes of service, and transfers from yard to road service and vice versa, and these lists will be checked and corrected annually by the company's officers and committee representing the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Local Chairmen of the B. of L. E. will be furnished two copies of such list.
When a date has been established for an engineer it shall be posted and, if not challenged in writing within sixty days from the date posted, no protest against such date will be entertained.
In case of a dispute between engineers as to their correct seniority date, after the original sixtyday protest period has expired, and all engineers affected agree in writing on the correct dates, their names will be placed on the seniority list with such corrected dates.
Engineers who have been three years in the company service, and who accept official positions in the company service, or who shall be employed by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers with the company's approval shall retain their rights on the engineers' list.
Wherever electric or other power is Installed a substitute for steam, or Is now operated as a part this system, or any of the tracks operated or controlled by the Great Northern Railway, locomotive engin shall have preference for positions as engineers or motormen, but these rights shall not operate to displace any men holding such positions on April 10, 1919.
RULE 59. Transfer Yard to Road Service.
In transferring engineers from yard service to service, the engineer oldest In the company's service will be entitled to promotion first. It is understood, however, that in promoting them, the following considerations will govern:
First: Fitness for Position.
Second: Previous record for faithful service.
Third: Length of such service.
Under this rule it Is understood that yard engineer wishing to enter road service, and who have qualified in accordance with promotion rules, may do so before other men are promoted or hired, by making application to the proper official.
NOTE: See Rule 72 and Appendix "S".
When engineers are transferred from one division t another at the request of the company, they shall b e returned to their own division within six months, before men are hired or promoted.
Engineers will not be held on divisions or districts other than their own when business decreases to the point where it can be handled by men holding rights there.
In case of increase of business on any one or more divisions, engineers may, upon request, be transferred from one district to another before men are hired or promoted, and will be returned to original district when business decreases to the volume prevailing when transfer was made.
RULE 63. Transferred at Own Request.
When men are transferred at their own request, they will be given six months in which to determine whether to retain rights on original division or districts or acquire rights on division to which transferred.
Such requests and decisions to be made in writing. When engineers are transferred at company's request the youngest men available will be chosen unless older men wish to go.
When a vacancy occurs on freight runs on any freight district on a division where the engineers hold rights, the oldest man on the division will have the right to transfer to such district.
The rights of engineers will be governed by their position on the engineers' list. The oldest man will have the choice of runs, but any engineer declining a run to which he is entitled will forfeit his rights to that run to the engineer accepting it and to him only.
RULE 65 (a). Preference Runs.
Engineers senior In service will have preference to runs on their respective divisions. Preference runs are understood to Include passenger trains, mixed trains, way freight trains, regular freight trains on branch lines, work trains, snow service, regular transfer service, and regular helper service.
(b) Displacement In Pool, Unassigned and Work Service.
Displacement by seniority into pool or unassigned
service must be exercised by displacing the youngest man to whom
that run has not been forfeited by the displacing employee, providing
that mileage, terminals, and layover points are the same.
Variations in mileage, terminals, or layover points constitute
points of preference, and seniority may be exercised on the basis
of that preference when they exist, even if the man displaced
be not the youngest. Displacement by seniority into assigned
service must be exercised in the same way; but the regular layover
day, if such exists, might be a point of preference, as well as
the layover point. "Regular layover day"
refers only to a layover day which occurs regularly on the
same day of the week. If the layover days occur on successive
days of the week, in successive weeks, there is no preference
on such assignment so far as layover days are concerned.
Displacement by seniority into work train service must be exercised
in the same way as above noted, except that in work train service
there may be variations in the kinds of work assigned, as well
as terminals, etc., and, in such cases, the kind of work might
also be a matter of preference.
RULE 66. First in First out.
No more men will be employed In the service than are necessary to move the traffic with promptness and dispatch. The number constituting a surplus to be determined by the division Master Mechanic and a committee representing the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Business not to be delayed to get the conference referred to. Prompt action will be taken and adjustment made afterwards. If adjustment changes are required under this rule, such will be made with reference to seniority rights.
When, from any cause, It becomes necessary to reduce the number of engineers on the engineers' working lists on any seniority district, the youngest engineer will be reduced to the position his rank on the firemen's seniority list entitles him to. Reduction shall be made in the reverse order of engineers' seniority.
RULE 69 (a). Force Reduction.
When, for any cause, it becomes necessary to reduce the number of engineers on the engineers' working list at a terminal, on any seniority district, the following rules will be observed:
Engineers taken off under this rule shall be returned to service as engineers In order of their seniority as engineers as soon as it can be shown that engineers In assigned or extra passenger service can earn the equivalent of 4800 miles per month; in assigned, pooled, chain gang or other service paying freight rates the equivalent of 3800 miles per month; on road extra lists, the equivalent of 3800 miles per month; on extra list in switching service are averaging 35 days per month.
When hired engineers are laid off account of reduction In service, they will retain all seniority rights, provided they return to actual service within thirty days from the date their services are required.
NOTE: In applying the foregoing rule, In
the determination of whether additions, should be made to th road
extra list, the total mileage made by th number of turns assigned
to the road extra list during the prior checking period will be
divide by 3400 to determine the number of engineer to be added
to the list. When determining an reductions to be made, the total
mileage made b the number of turns assigned to the road extra
list during the prior checking period will be di vided by 3000,
the purpose being to regulate th mileage of engineers assigned
to road extra list between 3000 and 3800 miles per month. No
additions will be made that will reduce the average mileage below
3400 miles per month. When the extra mileage made by engineers
in addition to that performed by the number of turns assigned
to the road extra list, amounts to more than 3800 miles during
the prior checking period, one engineer will be added to the extra
list for each such 3800 additional miles,
A day to day record will be kept of mileage
made by assigned extra board turns, and of other extra mileage
made, which will be checked daily as to the total mileage thus
made during th next preceding 15 days, and road extra list will
be adjusted accordingly by the proper supervising officer.
Engineers who earn In excess of the equivalent of the maximum miles and days per month In any class of service will be required to carry over and be charged with the excess in the following
checking period. When engineers' extra board becomes exhausted, the oldest available qualified demoted engineer will be called for emergency service as engineer. If an engineer called for service has already reported to the proper officer of the Company that they have made their maxImum miles, but are required by the Company to continue in service account no available relief, such overmileage will not be carried over or charged to such employee in the following checking period, it being understood that when relief Is available, such engineers must be relieved.
In the regulation of assigned and extra passenger service, a sufficient number of men will be assigned to keep mileage or equivalent thereof within the limitations of 4000 and 4800 miles per month; in assigned, pooled or chain gang freight, or other service paying freight rates, a sufficient number of men will be assigned to keep the mileage or equivalent thereof within the limitations of 3200 and 3800 miles per month. In assigned yard service, regulations will be made requiring each regular assigned man to lay off when he has earned the equivalent of 35 days per month.
When engineers are used in combination service, they will be permitted to make the equivalent of 3800 miles in freight service per month.
When regulating working lists where separate lists are maintained for the respective classes of service, each list will be handled separately.
Engineers will be required to register their total mile age on roundhouse register at end of each trip and engineers at outside points will wire In their mileage to the proper official in time to be relieved.
Engineers failing to register their correct total mileage at end of each trip will not be considered available for service until they have registered such mileage. This shall not in any manner operate to penalize the railway company.
RULE 70(a). Rights in Yard Service.
Engineers will have seniority rights to such vacant positions as they consider preference In yard service.
When regular switch engines and yard crews are used, there shall be a switch engineer and fireman assigned.
RULE 74 (a). Permanent and Temporary Vacancies and New Runs.
A permanent vacancy Is one created by an Incumbent engineer relinquishing his rights to a continuing regular assignment.
A temporary vacancy Is one created by an Incumbent engineer being absent from a continuing regular assignment without having relinquished his rights thereto.
A new run is an additional regular run or service which is to continue for ten days or more.
Permanent vacancies and new runs will be bulletined by the Master Mechanic at all district terminals on that seniority district out of which engineers operate. The bulletin must clearly outline the nature of the service required, specifying train number or designation, terminals, days on which service is to be performed, and rotation of service thereon. The bulletin will state the closing time and date, which shall be on the tenth day after posting and not later than 12: 01 P.M. on that date. The bulletin will be posted as soon as possible after receipt of necessary information as to the vacancy or new run by the Master Mechanic.
Each seniority district may, at its option, waive the issuance of bulletins on all permanent vacancies or new runs in switch engine and chain gang service. When bulletins are so waived, the senior engineer applying for such service during the first ten days of its continuance will be considered assigned thereto, and will hold the same rights as if it had been bulletined.
Applications for bulletined positions, or for assignments on which bulletins are waived under paragraph © of this rule, must be made in writing in duplicate and one copy each must be delivered to the office of the Master Mechanic and to the BLE Local Chairman of that seniority district before the specified expiration time. Failure to furnish copy of application for a bulletined position to the BLE Local Chairman before the specified expiration time will void the application. Applications by wire will not be accepted unless it can be shown that it was impossible to make application in writing. If an engineer registers In or out of a terminal where bulletin is posted during life of bulletin, he will be considered as having had necessary opportunity to apply for service bulletined. Applications for permanent vacancies or new runs cannot be withdrawn after the close of the bulletin or after the tenday period. An engineer who relinquishes his right to a regular assignment will not be eligible to rebid upon the vacancy thus created by him unless there are no other bidders for such vacancy.
Assignment of engineers to specific service will be arranged by mutual action of the Local Chairman and the Master Mechanic of the seniority district involved.
An engineer temporarily out of service due to leave of absence, sickness or suspension, during the entire life of a bulletin, may exercise his seniority to service advertised on such bulletin, provided he does so immediately upon his return to service.
Failure to apply for a permanent vacancy or new run during the bulletin period will be considered a declination of such service. At the expiration of the bulletin period, the senior applicant will be assigned to such service, and will thereupon establish bulletin rights thereto, and will not thereafter be displaced therefrom unless: (1) it becomes his turn to be reduced to other service on account of reduction of force; (2) he is displaced by a senior engineer who can no longer hold the run on which he was established when passing up such service on bulletin; (3) he is displaced by a senior engineer who was temporarily out of service due to leave of absence, sickness or suspension during the entire bulletin period.
When an engineer has passed up a run and he afterward takes this run on a subsequent permanent vacancy, he thereby establishes his seniority on the run; and when a reduction is made the youngest man will be reduced.
When the extra board is reduced, the engineer cut off has the option of displacing anyone his junior. The extra board might be cut at a time when the junior engineer on the extra board is senior to two or three engineers on outlying assigned runs, and he has the option as to which one of these he desires to displace. If there should be no one working as an engineer who is junior to the engineer cut off the extra list, he will, of necessity, revert to whatever position he could properly take as a fireman.
If there are no applicants on a bulletin, the senior engineer who is cut off the engineers' extra list will be assigned thereto.
(11) Service During Bulletin Period in Freight or Yard Service.
Service during the bulletin period on a permanent vacancy or new run in freight or yard service will be supplied from the extra board, except that a senior engineer not holding a regular assignment, or a senior engineer who was displaced from a regular assignment by a senior engineer, or whose regular assignment was canceled during the existence of such vacancy or new run, and who has not yet placed himself, may take such run during the bulletin period, who thereafter may be displaced by any senior engineer.
NOTE: Mesabi Division is governed by letter
agreement dated April 30th and May 3, 1938. (See Appendix
G, page 115.)
NOTE: The phrase "except that a senior
engineer not holding a regular assignment" may include a
senior engineer on the extra list because the extra list is not
considered to be a regular run.
INTERPRETATION: When an engineer holding a regular assignment places himself on a Permanent vacancy or new run during the bulletin period, in accordance with Rule 74 (h) he thereby relinquishes his rights to his former run, which thereby becomes a permanent vacancy, and will be bulletined as such. In such a case, however, Rule 74(d), last sentence, is not intended to prevent such engineer from returning to his former run if displaced by a senior engineer prior to the expiration of the 10day period, or he is the unsuccessful bidder for the new run or permanent vacancy, the same as any other vacancy, unless an engineer senior to him has placed himself upon it, nor will Rule 74(d) be construed to prevent his bidding on and being assigned to his former run if he Is the senior applicant and has complied with the provisions of this interpretation. Under the provisions of this interpretation he must bid on the vacancy that he had created should he return thereto prior to the expiration of the10day period due to having been displaced by a senior engineer or having been the unsuccessful bidder on the new run or permanent vacancy.
Failure to bid on the new run or permanent vacancy will not permit him to exercise his seniority nor bid on the vacancy he had created, or displace any assigned engineers continuing to hold assignments they had been assigned to prior to this engineer's vacating his regular assignment for the new run or permanent vacancy.
NOTE: See Rule 74(p) for outlying assignment.
A temporary vacancy in freight or yard service will be filled for the first ten days from the extra list. At the expiration of ten days, such temporary vacancy may be taken by the senior engineer applying for it.
An engineer on the extra board who lays off will not have his turn considered vacant until after ten days. When an engineer on the extra board takes a temporary vacancy ak 'ter the tenday period, the filling of the temporary vacancy thereby created on the extra board will be governed by mileage@ regulations. The mileage earned by an engineer on a temporary vacancy after the tenday period will not be charged to the extra list.
An engineer who Is cut off an extra list must promptly place himself on whatever run or service his seniority entitles him to on his seniority district. Until he has so placed himself, he is considered laying off, and is not eligible for a call until he has placed himself.
Service during the bulletin period on a new run or permanent vacancy in passenger service will be filled by the senior available freight engineer at the point of supply, except that a senior freight engineer applying for the new run or permanent vacancy, or a senior engineer displaced from a regular assignment by a senior engineer, or whose regular assignment is canceled, during the existence of such vacancy, and who has not yet placed himself, may take a new run or permanent vacancy prior to the expiration of the bulletin period, and may thereafter be displaced by any senior engineer.
NOTE: See Rule74(h).
When a separate passenger extra board is maintained, all unassigned passenger service and all temporary vacancies in assigned passenger service for the first ten days will be filled therefrom, observing passenger terminals, rules and rates of pay. At the expiration of ten days, a temporary vacancy in passenger service may be taken by the senior engineer applying for it.
If no separate passenger extra board is maintained, a temporary vacancy in main line passenger service will be filled by the senior freight engineer available at the point of supply. After ten days, such temporary vacancy may be taken by the senior engineer applying for it.
INTERPRETATION: Any engineer applying for a temporary vacancy in passenger service after the expiration of the 10day period can take such vacancy even though he may be junior to the engineer who laid off and whose place he wanted to fill, as there is no rule provision which permits an engineer to establish himself permanently on a temporary vacancy. When the engineer returns after laying off and the vacancy still exists, he must return and remain thereon, regardless of whether a junior engineer is on it, or until the regular engineer returns, or he is displaced by a senior engineer. This interpretation also applies to the exercise of seniority on temporary vacancies in freight or yard service after the expiration of the 10day period as prescribed in Rule 74(i).
The oldest available freight engineer must do all the extra passenger work or decline It all; but declining such work, or making himself available again after declining it, must be done in writing to the Master Mechanic; it being understood that the reason for first having declined extra passenger work may disappear, such as his run having been changed or he has been displaced by senior engineer.
If no separate passenger extra board is maintained, all main line unassigned passenger service, (that is, all passenger service not regularly assigned), will be handled firstin, firstout by chain gang engineers in territory where such chain gang service is maintained. If no chain gang service is maintained over the territory where the unassigned main line passenger train moves, the senior, available, freight engineer at point of supply shall handle such service, who shall complete the round trip in passenger service to the distant terminal and return If such service is available, and each successive round trip will be filled by the senior, available freight engineer at the time call is placed. All unassigned passenger service under this paragraph will be operated under passenger rules, but will be paid for at through freight rates and observe pool and unassigned freight service terminals. It is understood and agreed that at terminal points having separate passenger and freight terminals, such as DuluthSuperior, Saint PaulMinneapolis, Hillyard Spokane, and InterbaySeattle, the freight and passenger terminals will be considered as a single terminal, as to use of chain gang or other freight engineers in passenger service under this paragraph; Engineers to be actually run to the passenger terminal, but to be tied up at the pool freight terminal, and any deadheading or other movement of such engineers necessary between freight and passenger terminals will be computed under Rule 32, Rule 41 or other similar rule applicable at such point. (See Appendix C for handling unassigned passenger service Great Falls to Billings.)
A special train of a fraternal organization may, upon its request, be manned by an engineer member of such organization. The senior, available engineer of such organization to be used. Other engineers run around by reason of this will not claim any penalty payment.
If a through passenger train is delayed in transit, and a madeup section is run on the timetable schedule of the delayed passenger train and such train Is made up at a recognized passenger terminal where assigned passenger crews initiate and terminate service, such madeup section will be considered as the regular train and manned by the regularly assigned passenger engineer. It is understood that this provision will not apply to madeup advance sections of regularly assigned passenger trains when run in advance of the timetable schedule.
When a madeup section is manned by a regularly
assigned engineer, the delayed passenger train will be manned
by a chain gang engineer in compliance with Rule No. 74(m), except
as provided in Rule No. 74(k).
All branch line unassigned passenger service, or temporary vacancies, shall be filled for the first ten days from the extra board which furnishes extra engineers for other service on such branch line. After ten days, such temporary vacancy may be taken by the senior engineer applying for It. When service on both main line and branch line is involved in the same run, it will be classified as either main line or branch line in accordance with the preponderance of mileage of such run on either branch line or main line. At terminals where engineers are assigned to the extra list, for either passenger, freight or switching service, engineers so assigned will run firstin, firstout in their respective classes.
Engineers assigned to the extra list are not considered as holding a regular run.
An engineer assigned to the extra list who lays off will have his name removed from the extra list for a minimum period of 24 hours. When he reports for service, he will be marked up at the foot of the list. An engineer assigned to the extra list missing a call will not be again marked up until after the expiration of 24 hours or the return of the assignment or turn for which he stood, whichever is the shorter, and then will be marked up at the foot of the list. If the call missed is for a run at an outlying point, such engineer, in returning to service, will be sent to relieve the engineer who accepted call in his stead. Should deadhead compensation be involved, it will be paid only to the engineer who accepted the call, both going and returning, and no deadhead allowance to the engineer who missed the call. The foregoing to be effective except where otherwise mutually agreed upon by Local Chairman of the B. of L. E. and the Superintendent.
When a freight engineer Is used temporarily In passenger service, he shall return to his regular assignment upon completion of one trip.
On outlying runs, or runs which do not have either terminal at the point of supply, the engineer first called for a temporary vacancy, or for the bulletin period of a permanent vacancy or new run, shall continue thereon for the first ten days of the temporary vacancy or for the bulletin period, except that a permanent vacancy or new run may be claimed by a senior engineer who has been displaced from a regular assignment by a senior, or whose regular assignment was canceled during the period of such bulletin, who thereafter may be displaced by a senior engineer. (See Appendix N, Page 146.)
INTERPRETATION: An engineer called from the
extra list to man a temporary vacancy or for the bulletined period
of a new run or permanent vacancy at an outlying point, will not
be permitted to vacate such run during this 10day period
for a new run or a permanent vacancy unless he should draw a new
run or permanent vacancy on which he had placed bid before having
been called for the outlying assignment.
NOTE: When a demoted engineer is to be used
on a run at an outlying point or at the awayfromhome
terminal, and the fireman on the run is senior as an engineer
to the man who stands to be deadheaded from the home terminal
to fill the vacancy, he will be used to run the engine and a fireman
deadheaded from the home terminal to fill his vacancy as a fireman.
This, to prevent a senior engineer from firing for a junior engineer.
Work trains not bulletined to tie up at source of supply will be considered an outlying job
governed by Rule 74(p).
RULE 74. General.
When a new run or permanent vacancy is bulletined, an engineer who is filling a temporary vacancy may apply for it, but has the option of staying on such temporary vacancy until displaced. If he Is the senior applicant on the bulletin, he must establish himself on the run applied for when displaced from the temporary vacancy. If he Is not occupying a temporary vacancy, he must vacate his former assignment as soon as practicable, but not later than 5 days from closing date of bulletin.
When a temporary vacancy is created on a regular run, an engineer accepting same after the tenday period can be displaced at any time by a senior engineer. If displaced by a senior engineer, he may return to his former run, even though a senior engineer is occupying same. It is understood he cannot return to his former run until he Is displaced, but can exercise his right to another temporary vacancy which he desires and must return in the reverse order to his former run.
A run affected by a seniority move Is automatically closed at the expiration of the tenday period. This does not apply to temporary vacancies after the tenday period.
Engineers taking any run or switch engine in preference to the extra list may return to the extra list when same is increased in accordance with mileage regulations.
If a regular engineer reports for duty after ten days of a vacancy on his run, and afterward lays off without going to work, it will be considered a continuing temporary vacancy, the same as if the regular engineer had not reported for work, and can be taken by the oldest engineer desiring it.
If an engineer reports for any run and later lays off, before making a trip, it will be treated the same as though he had not reported or been marked up.
Unless other local agreement is made by Local Chairman and Master Mechanic due to local conditions, an engineer laying off for any cause will report (may be done In person or by telegram) for work at the end of the trip or day previous to the trip or day he resumes work so that the man displaced will have the opportunity o immediately taking other service. This does not apply in case of the absent engineer's run being filled from th extra board, or in case of a passenger run being filled temporarily by the senior freight engineer in accordance with Rule 74 (L) and (o).
When traffic is tied tip for any cause and assignments of runs affected are not canceled, road engineers affected by the tieup may exercise their seniority after five days, and yard engineers affected may exercise their seniority after one day. After traffic is reestablished, all men affected by this move shall automatically return to their former runs. It is understood this has to do only with abnormal conditions in a territory where practically all regular service may be canceled for a short time and again resumed under normal conditions at the expiration of the tieup. It is understood the Company does not waive the right to cancel such assignments immediately upon the tieup being evident to its officers, and does not commit itself to any assurance that such cancellation may not be made prior to the expiration of five days in road service and one day in yard service. When the Company cancels the assignments, the men affected may exercise their seniority.
The first ten days of a temporary vacancy mean the ten calendar days commencing with the first day service Is performed by the relief engineer. For example, a run is assigned daily except Sunday. The regular incumbent lays off after completion of his trip on Saturday. The first ten days of the temporary vacancy in such case would be the ten consecutive calendar days commencing on Monday when the relief man performed his first service, and would not include the initial Sunday layover day. It would, however, include the next succeeding Sunday layover day.
Displacement at the home terminal must be made at least two hours prior to reporting time of the run or tour of duty, except, in a case where the displacing engineer Is himself displaced subsequent to this time, he will be allowed to exercise seniority prior to the time the call is placed, the engineer so displaced to be notified immediately.
NOTE: See Appendix "Ll"Vacation vacancies.
RULE 75(a). Leave of Absence.
When the business of the company will permit, engineers will be granted leave of absence for periods not exceeding six months, and will hold their rights on the engineers' list during that time. This will not be granted more often than once in two years, except if required In slack times for the purpose of securing work elsewhere.
(b) Absence Account Sickness or Injury.
Engineers who are out of the service longer than six months through sickness or injury, or under leave granted by proper authority, will not lose their rights under this rule.
RULE 76 (a). Laying Off at Outlying Point.
Engineers assigned to outlying runs or jobs, after being off their run or Job for any reason, when again reporting for duty, must give notice at layoff point, of such intention to return to service, not later than the arrival of their run on the last trip previous to such return. Failure so to advise of such prospective return will entitle the relief engineer thereon to hold such run for additional round trip or day.
If engineers, on laying off, specify the number of trips they will be absent, or register specific time when they will again be available for duty, they will be marked up at such time, and relief engineer will be released from such service at the close of the last round trip so shown.
(b) Displacement at Outlying Point.
Displacement of assigned engineers at outlying points must be done not later than the arrival of their runs at relief points, unless the displacing engineer Is himself displaced after the arrival of said runwith this exception, that, In the case of a man returning from his vacation period, or returning from a leave of absence, after the run has tied up, this will not apply, providing the vacancy occurred during his absence.
When runs are discontinued, the engineers affected will be notified by the Company on the last day the run Is on.
If engineers are displaced at other than outlying points, they will be notified as soon as practicable.
If not notified, they will be paid for time lost.
INVESTIGATIONS, DISCIPLINE and REINSTATEMENT
RULE 77. Investigations and Discipline.
Engineers charged with offenses involving suspension or discharge will be advised the nature of such offense, and no engineer will be discharged, suspended, or given record suspension without full investigation within five days by Superintendent or other designated officer, at which investigation all parties interested will be notified to be present, and at which any engineer under investigation may be represented by the Local or General Chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, or a member of that Organization of his choice, or both, who may be present and hear all evidence submitted at the investigation if they so desire. If the engineer is not satisfied with the decision, he will have the right to appeal to the next higher officer, continuing ouch appeal, it desired, until It reaches the General Manager, whose decision shall be final.
If the engineer is found blameless, he shall be Immediately reinstated and paid for time lost at his regular rate for each calendar day.
The Engineers' Committee will be allowed to see all papers pertaining to the case.
In no case, except for Insubordination or other extreme case, will an engineer be taken out of service without being notified of the reasons in writing by the Master Mechanic.
When an engineer is suspended and then required to return to work before the expiration of such suspension, the remainder of such suspension Is automatically canceled.
An engineer held responsible as the result of an investigation will be notified in writing of the decision rendered within 20 calendar days immediately following the investigation.
RULE 78. Changes Causing a Vacancy.
A run affected by either a change of four hours in
starting time, points of layover, or by a change of 400 or more
miles per month, will be considered vacant. An engineer holding
such run may return to his former run, unless a run has been created
which is preference to his former run, provided claim for same
is made within 10 days after such run is established.
INTERPRETATION No. 1:
Changing a through passenger run to a local passenger run in both directions, or vice versa, will be cause for rebulletining the run. Changing the number of a train does not thereby open run for bulletin.
Where a run has been changed so that it is declared vacant, the engineer holding such run must apply for the run he desires within 10 days, even though he is holding a temporary vacancy. If he fails to apply for a run under this rule, he will be placed on the extra board until there is an opening for him to exercise his seniority.
The phrase in Rule 7 3 reading: "A run affected by either a change in four hours in starting time" is intended to mean a change of four hours between leaving time of trains, as shown in old timetable and as shown in new timetable when carded trains are involved. A change of one hour or more in regular starting time of an assigned yard, or combination yard transfer job, will cause such job to be considered vacant.
A run affected by a change In day of layover (it being understood that day of layover may be considered preference); a change from straightaway to turnaround or vice versa, regardless of whether the mileage is more or less than 100 miles; or a change from sixday to sevenday assignment or vice versa, will be considered vacant and will be rebulletined.
NOTE: When agreed to by the Local Chairman and Superintendent or Master Mechanic, the four hours In this Rule may be changed to two hours.
RULE 78 (a). Reinstatement.
Engineers who are discharged and are returned to duty will hold former rights, provided they are reinstated within six months, unless their cases are pending in the hands of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers' adjustment committee. Cases will not be considered as pending when decisions on same have been rendered by the Assistant General Manager or General Manager, unless reopened by the same authority.
(b) When an engineer is barred from certain
service by the Company and is allowed to work in other service
as engineer, he has the right to take any run his seniority entitles
him to, in the class of service in which he is allowed to work.
In case restriction to certain service is
removed, he may apply for and be placed on any run to which his
seniority entitles him in the service from which he Is no longer
barred, providing he applies for such run within ten days after
date he is notified that the restriction has been removed.
RULE 79. Calling crews.
Engineers will be called as nearly as practicable one hour before they are required to go on duty, provided that if for any reason engineers ask to be called more than one hour before going on duty they will not receive additional pay on that account.
At main line terminals, engineers will be called within one mile of register office and will be called at the address designated in a book kept for that purpose at register points. When engineers have telephones they will be called by phone, regardless of distance. It is understood that when engineers are called by telephone within the onemile distance and do not respond, a caller will be sent to call him in person.
RULE 80. Efficiency Tests.
Efficiency tests will not be conducted under conditions that are hazardous to employees. Tests which would be a violation of train order will not be made except by train order,
RULE 81 (a). No Fines.
Engineers will not be required to pay fines on account of breakage or loss of tools.
It is agreed that supplies will be placed upon engines
at least thirty minutes before engine is required to leave designated
track. Engineers must not leave without having proper supplies
on engine, unless authorized by a division officer.
Where engineers are required to set up wedges, fill grease cups or clean headlights, they shall be relieved of such service at all points where competent roundhouse force is employed; neither will they be required to place on or remove tools or supplies from locomotives or trains, fill lubricators, flange oilers, headlights, markers or other lamps at points where roundhouse force or engine watchman is employed.
All mountings in cabs shall be kept packed and during cold weather all engines will be equipped with frost glasses in front windows in cabs, side curtains and back boards; all other openings around running boards and reverse levers in cabs will be kept closed.
Engineers who have been in the service over one year will be furnished with quarterly passes good on their division and with a reasonable number of trip passes good on other divisions.
Time transportation will be furnished engineers good over the district on which they held rights prior to the schedule dated December 1, 1909. This not to apply to engineers promoted or hired since division rights were changed in above mentioned schedule.
Transportation will not be taken from engineers while under suspension.
(b) When engineers choose to take runs compelling them to change their homes, transportation shall be furnished for their families and household goods.
Engineers will make such inspection of their engines and such reports of work required as may be called for from time to time by proper authority.
At roundhouse where inspectors are employed, engineers having regular engines will not be required to make pit inspection.
This will not relieve engineers from reporting defects of which they know.
Engineers arriving at terminals with freight trains will be piloted by brakemen to roundhouse track, and on outgoing trains, from roundhouse track to trains.
RULE 86 (a). Qualification Requirements as to Territory.
To insure uniformity as to qualification requirements for Engineers as regards familiarity with the territory over which they are operating, it is agreed that:
For the purpose of defining the territory upon which familiarity qualifications are required, the lines from Saint Paul to Seattle via either St. Cloud or Willmar, and via either New Rockford or Grand ForksDevils Lake, and the lines from Duluth to Minneapolis, Duluth to Grand Forks, Sioux City to Willmar, Butte to Havre, Billings to Shelby, and Everett to Vancouver, B.C., will be considered main line.
For main line passenger service, Engineers to be qualified must have made a trip over the district in any capacity (either engineer or fireman), in engine service, within a period of one year; In freight service within a period of two years. In main line territory where there have been no extensive changes, such qualification period may be extended by agreement between the Local Chairman and the Division Superintendent.
On mountain grades of 1.8% or greater, Engineers to be qualified shall have made a trip over such territory in any capacity in engine service within six months and in freight service one year.
In the electrified zone between Appleyard and Skykomish, in either passenger or freight service, engineers or firemen to be qualified must have made a trip over such territory within six months.
This refers only to familiarity with road and track, and has no bearing upon the employee's mechanical qualifications to handle various classes of power. Such mechanical qualifications as are proper will be required on any territory.
(b) Qualification Requirements as to Manning Gas electric or Diesel Locomotives and Motor Cars or other power.
To Insure qualification of necessary engineers to man gaselectric or Diesel locomotives and motor cars, as they may be required, and in accordance with schedule seniorIty rules, Great Northern Railway Company and its Engine Service employees represented by Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen do hereby agree as follows:
Engineers are required to account for firemen's time who are with them. '
Engineers will be notified when time is not allowed as claimed on time slip, giving the reason therefor.
The General Committee of Adjustment for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers will represent all locomotive engineers, in making contracts, rules, rates an working conditions, and the interpretation thereof,
Should any disagreement or misunderstanding arise a to the construction and meaning of these rules, the matter shall be decided be a conference between the highest designated appeal officer and the committee representing the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
(b) Rulings, Copy to B. of L. E.
When an Interpretation or ruling as to the application or Intent of any rule or rules of this agreement Is made by the highest designated appeal officer, a copy of such interpretation or ruling will be promptly furnished to the General Chairman of the B. of L. E.
In case a meeting or conference is desired between th general officers of the company and a committee representing the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, written notice stating the nature of the matter to considered will be forwarded to the highest designated appeal officer 30 days before conference is desired, who will fix a date and time when same may be held.
Nothing In this agreement will be interpreted to affect the rights of engineers acquired under any previous schedule. No provision herein is retroactive.
Engineers will be furnished with copies of this agreement.
RULE 93. Time Limit on Claims.
NOTE: The oneyear provision of paragraph ©
applies to claims or grievances appealed to the highest designated
appeal officer on and after the effective date of this schedule