The following definitions shall apply in this chapter:
Grade crossing means a crossing at grade of a public street or highway over a track or tracks of a railroad.
Railroad is a carrier of persons or property upon cars, other than street cars, operated on stationary rails.
Railroad signal or sign is any sign, signal, or device erected by authority of a public body or official or a railroad and intended to give notice of the presence of railroad tracks or the approach of railroad trains.
Railroad train is a steam engine, electric or other motor-powered engine, with or without cars coupled thereto and operated upon rails, other than a street car.
(Prior code § 8-6-1)
Any violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be a misdemeanor and anyone convicted of violating any of the provisions thereof shall be punished at the direction of the court, as limited by state statutes.
(Prior code § 8-6-2)
It is unlawful to run an engine on any railroad within the city limits faster than ten miles an hour. The engineer or conductor shall be held liable for the violation of this section.
(Prior code § 8-6-3)
It is unlawful for any railroad, its agent or employees operating any railroad in and through the city to spray with poison the weeds and grass along the railroad right-of-way within the corporate limits.
(Prior code § 8-6-4)
It is unlawful for any person to sound a locomotive whistle except in case of extreme emergency or as to signal to trainmen.
(Prior code § 8-6-5)
It is unlawful for any person to use for advertising purposes the kind of cross usually used as a crossing sign by railroads.
(Prior code § 8-6-6)
Railroad companies shall provide and keep stationed at least one flagman at each of the crossings within the city limits, when switching, unless warning devices are installed and maintained which comply with state law.
It shall be the duty of the flagman to keep a lookout for the approach of cars and to warn persons crossing, or about to cross, the track of the approach of any train, car or engine.
Flagmen shall be provided with and keep a red flag during the daytime and a red light during the nighttime, and the appropriate signal shall be displayed at all times upon the approach of any train, car or engine.
(Prior code § 8-6-7)
Any person who shall be in charge or control of an engine or a car upon the track of a railroad company, who shall stop upon or across any city street longer than five consecutive minutes shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
(Prior code § 8-6-8)
It shall be the duty of every railroad company entering the city to construct and keep in good repair, under the direction of the public works coordinator and subject to his approval, the roadbed of all public streets and sidewalks across or along the roadbed of each railroad company, and for a reasonable distance on each side thereof.
(Prior code § 8-6-9)
It shall be the duty of every railroad company entering the city to construct and maintain all necessary drains along, across or under its roadbed or along any public street or sidewalk, under the direction of the public works coordinator, and subject to his approval.
(Prior code § 8-6-10)
It shall be the duty of every railroad company to do and perform, at its expense, all the work required in Sections 8.24.090 and 8.24.100, under the direction and subject to the approval of the public works coordinator, within five days after notice, oral or written, to so do.
(Prior code § 8-6-11)