locked Re: Hazmat rules

D. Scott Chatfield

Paul Schmidt asked:

Anyone have access to a Southern Special System Instructions for the late 1970s (or equivalent document for the era) pertaining to the location of a hazmat car within a train? In particular, how many non-hazmat cars would be placed between a locomotive or cab and a covered hopper containing ammonium nitrate. 

The chart was in every timetable by the late '70s.  To wit, from the Piedmont Division ETT June1978, the only restrictions on "loaded cars other than tank cars placcarded" was that they must not be next to cars placcarded Explosives A, Poison Gas, or Radioactive.  That's it.

Scott Chatfield

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