Borough of Danville, PA
Montour County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Danville 5-14-1975 by Ord. No. 254 (Ch. 102 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Noise — See Ch. 86.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 116.
No locomotive, train, car or cars shall run over any crossing or on any street on any railroad within the limits of the Borough of Danville at a greater rate of speed than 20 miles per hour.
No whistle shall be blown within the limits of the Borough of Danville except in cases of imminent danger to life or limb or for the purpose of calling in the flagman, but the bell on any engine moving through the Borough shall be rung regularly or constantly. Whenever any train is moving with the engine located in any other part of the train than the front thereof, a person shall be placed upon the forward end of the car which is placed in front, who shall ring a bell of sufficient size to warn the traveling public of the approach of said train.
No train shall be stopped or be left standing for a period exceeding five minutes so as to interfere with the free and uninterrupted use of all the highways crossing any railroad in said Borough.
Any railroad company whose conductor, engineer or other person having charge of any locomotive, train or car violates any of the foregoing provisions, or any company, conductor, engineer, employee or other person or persons having the control of any locomotive, train or car who violates any of the foregoing provisions, shall, upon conviction thereof, or who is adjudged guilty of the violation thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $300, and costs of such proceedings or, upon default of payment of such fines and costs, by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not more than 30 days. Where the judgment for the penalty is against the railroad company, the same, together with costs, may be collected by execution or other legal process as is now or shall be provided by law.
When any police officer shall find any locomotive, train or car standing on any street or public crossing longer than five minutes to the interruption and obstruction of public travel, it shall be his duty to direct the person in charge of said locomotive, train or car to immediately clear said street or public crossing, and in case he refuses or unreasonably neglects to clear said street or public crossing, it shall be the duty of said officer forthwith to prefer a complaint against the person so offending for a violation of the provisions of this chapter. Any police officer or any person authorized may bring the prosecutions or suits for violation of this chapter.