This State program is a vital supplement to the national
program established by the Federal
Railroad Administration. The program monitors
the safety practices of each railroad company operating
in Maryland by conducting inspections of railroad track,
operating practices and motive power and equipment. State
inspectors are certified by the Federal Railroad Administration.
This program also monitors and assists certain railroad operations that are not under federal jurisdiction.
State inspectors work to promote understanding of railroad standards in private industry,
and with tourist and museum railroad operators who carry passengers but are not covered under federal railroad regulations.
State inspectors also enforce Maryland specific requirements for track clearances and yard and walkway safety.
They participate in the National Operation Lifesaver
program to promote safety at highway-railroad grade crossings.
For additional information, contact:
Division of Labor and Industry
Railroad Safety Inspections
1100 N. Eutaw Street - Room 601
Baltimore, MD 21201
FAX: (410) 333-7721
Emergency telephone number: (410) 767-2990