N.Y. Railroad Law Section 76-A
Motor cars and equipment


1.

It shall be unlawful for any owner or operator of railroad running through or within the boundaries of the state of New York, and engaged in the business of common carrier to operate for or transport its employees in a motor car which is not equipped with a reasonably substantial top for the protection of said employees from rain, snow, sleet, and hail and also equipped with a transparent windshield sufficient in width and height to reasonably protect said employees, and it shall be constructed of safety glass and such car shall also be equipped with an attached electric headlamp of sufficient candlepower as to render it visible at a distance of three hundred feet in advance of such car under ordinary atmospheric conditions, any obstruction, landmark, warning sign or grade crossing along such railroad right of way and said car shall also be equipped with two electric lights on the rear thereof of sufficient candlepower as to be visible at a distance of three hundred feet under ordinary atmospheric conditions, and the car shall also be equipped with an automatic operated windshield wiper so devised that the driver of said car can start or stop said windshield wiper while he is driving the car.

2.

Any violation of the provisions of this act shall be punishable by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars, nor more than one hundred dollars for each offense, and each day or part of a day a car is operated or furnished not so equipped as provided in subdivision one hereof, shall constitute a separate offense; provided, however, that any common carrier that has not been able to equip its rail track motor cars as required by the provisions of subdivision one, on or before the effective date of this act can, by applying to the commissioner of transportation which is hereby authorized to, and upon good cause shown, grant by order, additional time to any owner or operator of a common carrier by railroad, in which to equip such cars, not to exceed one year from the effective date of this section and, when such an order has been granted by said commissioner of transportation to such carrier, the provisions of this act penalizing rail carriers who do not so equip their cars shall not be applicable to those carriers securing such an order for such additional time in which to so equip their cars during the period granted to them only by order of the commissioner of transportation.

Source: Section 76-A — Motor cars and equipment, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/RRD/76-A (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

50
Liability of corporation to employees of contractor
51
Weight of rail
51‑A
Clearances
52
Fences, farm crossings and cattle-guards
52‑A
Fences along road operated by electric third rail
52‑B
Fences along right of way
52‑C
Fences in Queens county
52‑D
Debris to be cleared
52‑E
Penalties for littering
53
Sign boards, flagmen and gates at crossings
53‑A
Warning signs
53‑B
Ringing bells and blowing whistles at crossings
53‑C
Obstructing farm and highway crossings
53‑D
Unlawful propulsion of a missile at railroad trains
53‑E
Unlawful interference with a railroad train
53‑F
Joint inspection of traffic-control signals interconnected with highway-rail at-grade crossing warning systems
54
Notice of starting trains
54‑A
Communication
55
Accommodation of connecting roads
56
Locomotives must stop at grade crossings
57
Rates of fare
57‑A
A steam or electric railroad corporation having a franchise from this state, operating to and from stations within a city of over a milli...
58
Excess charge when fare paid on cars
59
Penalty for excessive fare
60
Issue and use of mileage books
61
Passenger refusing to pay fare may be ejected
61‑A
Sounding of certain signals on railroad cars by unauthorized persons
62
Sleeping and parlor cars
63
Persons employed as drivers, conductors, motormen or gripmen
63‑A
Minimum crew size
64
Injuries to employees
65
Conductors and employees must wear badges
66
Checks for baggage
67
Penalties for injuries to baggage
68
Unclaimed freight and baggage
69
Minimum standards for track inspection and maintenance
70
Rights and liabilities as common carriers
71
Duties imposed
71‑A
Reflective whistle signs
72
Inspection of locomotives
73
Inspectors of locomotives
74
Care of steam locomotives
75
commissioner of transportation may approve other safeguards
76
Use of stoves or furnaces prohibited
76‑A
Motor cars and equipment
76‑B
Equipment required on motor vehicles transporting railroad employees
77
Equipment of engines
77‑A
First-aid equipment on locomotives
77‑B
Speedometers on certain locomotives
77‑C
Sanitary conditions
78
Coal jimmies and caboose cars
78‑A
Electric or battery-powered markers
79
Air-brakes
80
Couplers
81
Violation of sections seventy-seven, seventy-seven-c, seventy-eight, seventy-nine, and eighty
82
Canada thistles to be cut
83
Riding on platform
83‑A
Operation of motor vehicles, snowmobiles, recreational vehicles, and riding of animals on railroad property
83‑B
Trespass upon railroad premises
84
Corporations may establish ferries
85
Certain railroads may cease operation in winter
86
Certain railroads need not be operated beyond June, July, August and September
87
Mails
88
When railroads may designate police officers
89
New railroads across streets
90
New streets across railroads
91
Alteration or rehabilitation of existing crossing
92
Acquisition of land, right or easement in crossing
93
Repair of bridges and subways at crossings
93‑A
Maintenance and removal of highway-railroad crossing at grade
93‑B
Maintenance and removal of highway-railroad separation structures
94
Performance of work
95
Proceedings by commissioner of transportation for alteration of existing crossings
96
Proceedings to enforce orders of commissioner of transportation
97
Intercity rail passenger service
97‑A
Commuter rail service
98
Intersection of railroads
99
Application of foregoing section
100
Temporary leave granted by court to a street surface railroad
101
Consent of commissioner of transportation in certain cases
102
Ventilation of tunnels
103
Lighting of tunnels
104
Compliance with orders of commissioner of transportation
105
Enforcement
106
Penalty for violation
107
Judgment-roll
108
Approval of appliances in cities having a population of one million inhabitants or over

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 76-A’s source at nysenate​.gov

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