Chapter 28 - Railroads

21 December 2017

CHAPTER 28

 

RAILROADS

 

*Cross references ‑ Traffic and vehicles, Sec. 32‑1 State law references ‑ Municipalities over speed, Ch. 114, Sec. 80.

 

State law references ‑ Municipal authority over railroad safety, Ill. Rev. Stat. Ch. 24, Sec. 11‑57‑1 et seq.; railroads generally, Ch. 114, Sec. 1 et seq.; authority of municipalities over speed, Ch. 114, Sec. 80

 

Sec. 28‑01.      Climbing on railroad cars.

 

No person shall play upon or about any railroad track, depot, locomotive or car. (Code 1965, Sec 51.37)

 

Sec. 28‑02.      Railroad crossing.

 

(a)        Whenever any street crossing, culvert or bridge shall be needed upon the line of any railroad within the City, or shall need to be altered or repaired and the same is ordered by the City Council, it shall be the duty of the Superintendent of the Environmental Services Utility to give to the railroad company notice in writing, of the work to be done and place where required. Every railroad company shall construct, alter or repair any such crossing, culvert or bridge within thirty (30) days after service of the notice.

 

In the event any railroad company fails to construct, alter or repair any crossing, culvert or bridge when duly notified to do so, the City Council may order such crossing, culvert or bridge to be constructed, altered or repaired at the expense of the City, and such company shall thereupon be liable to the City for the cost and expense thereof.

 

(b)        When any street or alley upon, along or through which any railroad track is laid, shall be ordered paved by the City Council, it shall be the duty of every such railroad company to pave all that portion of the street or alley included in the space between the rails of its track or tracks, and for one foot on the outer edge of the rails, in the same manner as the remaining portions thereof are paved or in such other manner and with such other materials as shall be by ordinance required. In case of default on the part of any such company to comply with the above requirements, the City Council may cause such railroad track or tracks to be taken up, and pavement to be laid pursuant to ordinance, and every such railroad company shall be liable to the City for the cost and expense of paving said portion of such street or alley, together with lawful interest thereon from the completion of the work. (Code 1965, Sec. 51.38)

 

Sec. 28‑03.      Street obstructions by railroad companies.

 

No railroad company, railroad engineer, train conductor or other person shall obstruct or impede any street, alley, sidewalk, crossing or other thoroughfare of the city, by stopping any train thereon, or by leaving any locomotive engine, car or cars thereon for a longer time ten (10) consecutive minutes. Where any such obstruction is the result of some unavoidable accident or emergency beyond the control of such company of its agents this section shall not apply. (Code 1965, Sec. 51.39)

 

Sec. 28‑04.      Lights required on trains.

 

Every locomotive engine, car or train of cars running in the nighttime on any railroad track in the City shall show a bright and conspicuous light at the forward end of such locomotive engine, car or train of cars. If such engine or train is backing, it shall have a conspicuous light at the rear of the engine or train. (Code 1965, Sec. 51.40)

 

RAILROADS

 

RAILROADS

Climbing on railroad cars.............................................................................................. 28 - 01

Lights required on trains............................................................................................... 28 - 04

Railroad crossing.......................................................................................................... 28 - 02

Street obstructions by railroad companies..................................................................... 28 - 03