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PDFWAC 296-860-20060

Maintain clearances between tracks.

You must comply with the track clearance requirements in Table 5.
Table 5 - Minimum Standard Gauge Track Clearances
If your track clearance involves:
Then the minimum clearance requirements between centerlines of standard gauge parallel tracks are:
Main or passing tracks used for transporting cars, locomotives, motors, or like equipment
14 feet
Any tracks adjacent to main or passing tracks
15 feet
Team, house, or industry tracks
13 feet
Yard tracks
14 feet
Ladder and other tracks
20 feet
The following illustration will help you understand the track clearance requirements discussed in this section and WAC 296-860-20080 regulating narrow gauge rail operations.
standard gauge track clearances
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-860-20060, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-17-106, § 296-860-20060, filed 8/21/02, effective 10/1/02.]
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