City of Buffalo, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Derived from Art. VII of Ch. VII of the Charter and Ordinances, 1974, of the City of Buffalo. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 413.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 479.
It shall not be lawful for any steam railroad to propel any engine or cars across any public street at grade in the City of Buffalo at a greater rate of speed than six miles per hour.
It shall not be lawful for any railroad company to operate or leave unattended any engine or cars upon any crossing within the limits of any public street within the City.
All railroad companies operating within the City shall, in addition to the flagmen and gates now stationed and maintained, cause a flagman to be stationed or gates maintained at the crossing of each and every street crossed by their respective tracts within five days after notice from the Common Council to do so and cause such flagman to remain at and on said crossing or to lower such gates to give notice of the approach of trains. In case any railroad company shall neglect to station such flagman or maintain said gates at said crossings within five days after being notified so to do by the Council, such railroad company shall forfeit and pay a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, General Penalty, of this Code.
It shall not be lawful for any person in the employ of any railroad company operating within the limits of the City to permit the whistle of the locomotive under his control to be blown, except for necessary signal purposes.
No railroad company or corporation operating a railroad, any portion of which is within the limits of the City of Buffalo, and no engineer, conductor, yardmaster or other person having in charge any freight or passenger locomotive or car owned by such railroad company shall allow such locomotive or car to remain standing upon any street crossing within the limits of the City for a greater period of time than three minutes, and no car shall be allowed to stand upon any street crossing unless attached to a locomotive, nor shall any street be occupied or obstructed by any car or locomotive for switching purposes for a longer period of time than three minutes at any one time, nor shall any running switch be made so that a detached car shall pass over any street at grade after it is detached from the train.
It shall not be lawful for any person in the employ of any railroad company operating within the limits of the City to cause or permit the cylinder cocks of the locomotive under his control to be discharged or opened upon any street crossing in the City. Any person violating the provisions of this section and the company owning the locomotive, the cylinder cocks of which shall be so discharged, shall each pay a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, General Penalty, of this Code.