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RAIL 1010 - Canadian Rail Operating Rules Certification

Railway Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

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Course Details

This course is designed for those who are working in the railway industry (hostlers, conductors, yard supervisors, engineers, track maintenance, etc.). The course will provide the full Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR) that governs federally regulated railway operations in Canada (focusing on their impact on Canadian railways), and will also include record keeping and Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) for Railway. Successful students will receive a BCIT Statement of Completion, and a card stating: "This student has met the certification requirements of BCIT Railway in Canadian Railway Operating Rules." According to Canadian Railway Operating Rules (Rule A, i and vii), recertification is mandatory every three years.

Prerequisite(s)

A minimum of three years’ railway experience, or prior Railway Conductor training, or RAIL 1001.

Credits

6.0

Cost

$3,018.13

Winter 2021

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 88349

Mon Mar 15 - Thu Apr 01 3 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 15 - Apr 01 Mon - Fri 08:00 - 14:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$3,018.13

Notes

  1. 1. This course is instructed through virtual classroom. 2. Exams are held held at Annacis Island Campus. 3.Prerequisite: A minimum of three years’ railway experience, or prior Railway Conductor training, or RAIL 1001.

CRN 88893

Mon Feb 08 - Fri Feb 26 3 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 08 - Feb 25 Mon - Fri 08:00 - 14:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Feb 26 Fri 08:00 - 14:30 AIC AIC

Instructor

Vince Jones

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$3,018.13

Notes

  1. 1. This course is instructed through virtual classroom. 2. Exams are held held at Annacis Island Campus. 3.Prerequisite: A minimum of three years’ railway experience, or prior Railway Conductor training, or RAIL 1001.

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Spring/Summer 2021

Below are two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 65385

Mon Apr 12 - Fri Apr 30 3 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 12 - Apr 30 Mon - Fri 08:00 - 14:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$3,018.13

Notes

  1. This course is instructed through virtual classroom. 2. Exams are held held at Annacis Island Campus. 3.Prerequisite: A minimum of three years’ railway experience, or prior Railway Conductor training, or RAIL 1001.

CRN 67113

Mon Jun 14 - Fri Jul 02 3 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 14 - Jul 02 Mon - Fri 08:00 - 14:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Vince Jones

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$3,018.13

Notes

  1. This course is instructed through virtual classroom. 2. Exams are held held at Annacis Island Campus. 3. Prerequisite: A minimum of three years’ railway experience, or prior Railway Conductor training, or RAIL 1001.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain all the Canadian Rail Operating Rules (including signals, OCS, CTC and Interlocking) (PART A), Record Keeping (PART B), and Transportation of Dangerous Goods (PART C)

PART A – RULES

Module 1: Overview:

  • Explain the purpose(s) of the CROR.
  • Explain the evolution of Canadian railway rules.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the railways, RAC and Transport Canada in formulating and updating CROR.
  • Identify and describe the sections of the CROR.
  • Identify the purpose of key documentation related to CROR, including GOI.

Module 2: General and Non-Numbered Rules

  • State CROR definitions and identify authorized abbreviations.
  • Identify, locate and explain the non-numbered rules of CROR, including General Notice and General Rules.
  • Identify, locate and explain rules relating to Time and Time Tables.

Module 3: Rules Related to Signals and Emergencies

  • Identify, locate and explain rules relating to Signals - General.
  • Identify, locate and explain rules relating to General Description and Location of Fixed Signals.
  • Identify, locate and explain rules relating to Emergencies affecting railway operations.

Module 4: Rules relating to Protection of Impassable or Slow Track

  • Identify, locate and explain rules relating to Protection of Impassable or Slow Track.

Module 5: Rules relating to Radio and General Procedures

  • Identify, locate and explain rules relating to Radio and General Procedures.

Module 6: Authorities – General Bulletin Orders (GBO)

  • Describe the general procedures for requesting, receiving, and copying any authority or instruction.
  • Explain the purpose and use of General Bulletin Orders (GBO).
  • Describe the relationship between the information included on a General Bulletin Order (GBO) form and Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR).
  • Describe the "Forms of GBO" used to protect track conditions - Forms S, T(1), T(2), and Y.
  • Describe the "Forms of GBO" used to specify speed - Forms V(1), V(2), V(3), V(4), and V(5).
  • Describe the Daily Operating Bulletin (DOB) and the DOB Extension.
  • Describe the Tabular GBO (TGBO)

Module 7: Rules relating to Operation of Movements

  • Identify, locate and explain rules relating to Operation of Movements.

Module 8: Rules relating to Switches and Derails

  • Identify, locate and explain rules relating to Switches and Derails.
  • Identify, locate and explain rules relating to Safe Switching.

Module 9: Authorities Clearance in OCS

  • Describe the clearance form as used in OCS with applicable Canadian Rail Operating Rules.

Module 10: Rules relating to OCS and ABS

  • Identify, locate and explain rules relating to Occupancy Control System (OCS).
  • Identify, locate and explain rules relating to Automatic Block Signal System (ABS).

Module 11: Rules relating to CTC and Interlocking

  • Identify, locate and explain applicable rules and regulations relating to Centralized Control System (CTC).
  • Identify, locate and explain rules relating to Interlocking.

Module 12: Authorization Forms in CTC / ABS / Interlocking

  • Describe forms related to Authorization as used in CTC/ABS/Interlocking with the applicable Canadian Rail Operating Rules.
  • Explain how CTC Authorization forms fulfill CROR requirements.

PART B – RECORD KEEPING

Module 13: Forms, Records and Documents – Overview

  • Describe the Dimensional Load File, Train Consist and Tonnage Profile used by a Conductor in the performance of his/her duties.
  • Describe the train/equipment and crew related forms, records and documents used by a Conductor in the performance of his/her duties.
  • Describe the incident/safety related forms, records and documents used by a Conductor in the performance of his/her duties.

Module 14: Forms, Records and Documents for Conductors

  • Describe the standards related to forms, records and documents.
  • Describe the process(es) related to forms, records and documents.

PART C – TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS

  • Describe training requirements, classifications, and carrier responsibilities when working with dangerous goods
  • Identify placard information and location on railcars
  • Describe shipping documentation, its location during transit, and importance
  • Describe the operation of a dangerous goods train
  • Describe the inspection of cars carrying dangerous goods
  • Describe the emergency response related to dangerous goods train

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2018

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