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Care of steam locomotives; steam and water cocks; penalty
Railroad (RRD) CHAPTER 49, ARTICLE 3
§ 74. Care of steam locomotives; steam and water cocks; penalty. It
shall be the duty of every corporation operating a steam railroad,
within this state, and of its directors, managers or superintendents, to
cause the boiler of every locomotive used on such railroad to be washed
out as often as once every thirty days, and to equip each boiler with
and maintain thereon at all times, a water glass, showing the height of
water in the boiler, having two valves or shut-off cocks, one at each
end of such glass, which valves or shut-off cocks shall be so
constructed that they can be easily opened and closed by hand; also to
cause such valves or shut-off cocks and all gauge cocks or try-cocks
attached to the boiler to be removed and cleaned whenever the boiler is
washed out pursuant to the foregoing requirements of this section, also
to keep all steam valves, cocks and joints, studs, bolts and seams in
such repair that they will not at any time emit steam in front of the
engineer, so as to obscure his vision. No locomotive shall hereafter be
driven in this state unless the same is equipped and cared for in
conformity with the provisions of this section; but nothing herein
contained shall be construed to excuse the observance of any other
requirement imposed by this chapter upon railroad corporations, their
directors, officers, managers and superintendents. Every corporation,
person or persons operating a steam railroad and violating any of the
provisions of this section, shall be liable to a penalty of one hundred
dollars for each offense, and the further penalty of ten dollars for
each day that such violation shall continue. The commissioner of
transportation shall enforce the provisions of this section.