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duplicate of this report shall be filed with the United States district inspector and a copy filed in the office of the mechanical officer having charge of the locomotive.

(b) Cab report. A copy of the last inspection report shall be kept under glass in a conspicuous place in the cab of each unit. This must be a duplicate in all ways of the report filed with the United States Inspector, except it need not be sworn to.

(c) Out-of-service report. An out-of-service report, size 6 by 9 inches, shall be filed for each locomotive unit which was out of service for an entire calendar month, or was out of service when due for inspection and remained out for the rest of the month. This report shall show the month intended to cover; the name of the railroad; the initials and number of the unit; the place where unit is out of service; the date it was removed from service; the reason for being out of service; and shall bear the statement, "Unit will not again be used until ínspection is made and report rendered." The report shall give date and place where made. Where inspection and report has been made during the month, out-of-service report will not be required.

(d) When filed; inspection to be made before return to service. Out-of-service report shall not be filed until the end of the month for which it is to cover. It need not be sworn to, but must be signed by the officer in charge of the locomotive unit. When out-of-service report has been filed, an inspection must be made and report made on Form No. 1-A (§ 91.206) before the unit is again returned to service.**

91.332 Quarterly boiler inspection and report-(a) General instructions. Not less than once every 3 months each boiler used in connection with a locomotive unit shall be inspected in accordance with the law and the rules and instructions in this subpart and a report, Form No. 1-B (§ 91.307), made on good grade of pale pink paper, size 6 by 9 inches. This report shall be subscribed and sworn to, duplicates filed, and copy placed in cab of unit, in the same manner and form as required by § 91.331, except the report shall show the boiler number instead of the unit number.

(b) Out-of-service report. An out-of-service report shall be filed for each boiler which was out of service for an entire calendar month or was out of service when due for inspection and remained out for the rest of the month. This report shall give the month intended to cover; the name of the railroad; the initials and number of the boiler; the place where boiler is out of service; the date it was removed from service; and the reason for being out of service. The report shall give date and place where made. Where inspection and report has been made during the month, out-of-service report will not be required.

(c) When filed. Out-of-service report shall not be filed until the end of the month for which it is to cover. It need not be sworn to, but must be signed by the officer in charge of the boiler.*t

91.333 Final report. When a locomotive unit or a boiler is permanently retired from service a final report shall be filed with the United States district inspector in charge. This report, when filed,

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*For statutory citation, see note to § 91.1.

will close the record for the locomotive unit or boiler. The report shall show the name of the railroad; initials and number of the unit; the disposition made of it, whether scrapped or sold, and if sold, to whom. The final report for the boiler shall show the name of the railroad; the builder and number; the disposition made of it, whether scrapped or sold, and if sold, to whom. These reports shall bear the statement, "Unit (or boiler) will not again be used by this company." The report shall give date and place where made and be signed and sworn to by the officer in charge.**

TIME OUT OF SERVICE

91.334 Extensions-(a) Automatic extensions for time out of service. The time for making inspections and tests on units and boilers which are out of service for 1 or more full calendar months may be extended without application as hereinafter provided. Time out of service shall be properly accounted for by out-of-service reports and notations made on the back of each subsequent inspection report and cab card for time claimed out of service. Portions of calendar months out of service will not be counted in granting extension.

(b) Orifice test. Orifice test of compressors, as required by § 91.205 (d), may be extended for a period equal to the full calendar months the locomotive has been out of service since last orifice test.

(c) Reservoirs. Hydrostatic and hammer test of reservoirs, as required by § 91.206, will be due after 12 and 18 calendar months' service, respectively, provided such service is performed within 2 consecutive years.

(d) Brake equipment. Cleaning of distributing or control valves, reducing valves, triple valves, transfer valves, straight-air doublecheck valves, brake-pipe vent valves, and dirt collectors, as required by § 91.208 (a), will be due after 6 calendar months' service, provided such service is performed within 12 consecutive months.

(e) Drawbars, safety bars, connections, and pins. Examination of drawbars, safety bars, and connections, as required by § 91.212 (c), (d), (g), may be extended for a period equal to the full calendar months the unit has been out of service since the last examination. (f) Insulation test. Insulation dielectric tests of circuits, as required by § 91.253, may be extended for a period equal to the full calendar months the unit has been out of service.

(g) Fire tube_removal. Removal of fire tubes, as required by § 91.305, will be due after 48 calendar months' service, provided such service is performed within 6 consecutive years.

(h) Jacket and lagging. Jacket and lagging will be due for removal, as required by § 91.308, after 60 calendar months' service, provided such service is performed within 6 consecutive years.

(i) Hydrostatic test of boiler. Hydrostatic test of boiler, as required by § 91.309 (a), will be due after 12 calendar months' service, provided such service is performed within 2 consecutive years.

(j) Hammer test of staybolts. Hammer test of staybolts, as required by 88 91.310 (a), 91.312, will be due after 6 calendar months' service, provided such service is performed within 1 year.

*For statutory citation, see note to § 91.1.

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(k) Removal of caps from flexible staybolts. Removal of caps from flexible staybolts, as required by § 91.311 (a), will be due after 24 calendar months' service, provided such service is performed within 3 consecutive years.

(1) Boiler washing. Boiler washing, as required by § 91.320 (a), may be extended for a period equal to the full calendar months the boiler has been out of service since last washed, provided water conditions do not require more frequent washing.*t

ACCIDENTS

91.335 Accident reports. In the case of an accident resulting from failure from any cause of a locomotive or unit, or any part or appurtenance thereof, or from coming in contact with an electrically energized part or appurtenance thereof, resulting in serious injury or death to one or more persons, the carrier on whose line the locomotive or unit is being used shall immediately transmit by wire to the Chief Inspector, at his office in Washington, D. C., a report of such accident, stating the nature of the accident, number of persons killed or seriously injured, the place at which it occurred, as well as where the locomotive or unit may be inspected; which wire shall be immediately confirmed by mail, giving a full detailed report of such accident, stating, as far as may be known, the causes, and giving a complete list of the killed and injured.*+

91.336 Modification of rules. Upon application to the Chief Inspector, modification of the rules in this subpart, not inconsistent with their purpose, may be made for roads operating less than five locomotives, if an investigation shows that conditions warrant it.*t

91.337 Changes to meet requirements. Changes in construction which are necessary to meet the requirements of the rules in this part shall be made as rapidly as conditions permit, and all such changes, except as otherwise specified, shall be completed before January 1, 1927.*†

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*For statutory citation, see note to § 91.1.

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