City of Hagerstown, MD
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Hagerstown as Ch. 44 of the 1967 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 60.
Noise — See Ch. 155.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 216.
No railroad company, its officers, agents, servants or employees shall permit or allow any engine, car or train to stand on any track or siding located within the corporate limits of the City or upon the crossing of any street of the City, to the interruption of travel or the blocking of any street, alley or crossing, for a longer period than five minutes, unavoidable accidents excepted.
The speed of locomotive engines, cars or trains shall not exceed the rate of 12 miles per hour through the corporate limits of the City.
The bell of each locomotive shall be rung while passing through the City.
The enginemen shall be required to sound the whistle or horn of each locomotive only when approaching a street or highway crossing within the corporate limits of the City when the opposite or adjoining track is occupied by another train or draft of cars.
It shall be unlawful for any railway company to lay, take up, repair or relay any track within the corporate limits of the City where such track shall lie upon or cross any street, alley or highway, unless a permit therefor shall first be obtained from the Mayor; and after such permit is granted, every track shall be laid, repaired or relaid in strict conformity with the grade established by the City upon the streets, alleys or highways traversed or crossed thereby.
[Added 7-17-1990 by Ord. No. 1990-39]
Any person or persons violating any provisions of this chapter shall be punished as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II.