1. Road service is an assignment or job having a primary function, but not limited to, transporting commodities, passengers, or performing company work. Un-assignable company work performed in yard service zones may be called in yard service.
- Seward, Moose Pass, Whittier, Anchorage, Healy, and Fairbanks are defined as terminals for road service under this Agreement. Other locations may be terminals by agreement between the Superintendent of Transportation and the Union General Chairman.
2. Anchorage or Fairbanks are home terminals for all assigned crews in company work service. Company work crews may be tied-up at points other than defined terminals provided the ARRC provides lodging in accordance with Away From Home Terminal Article.
- Regular assigned crews may have standing or approximate call times.
- Crews going off duty at a far terminal will be considered tied up unless otherwise informed.
- Crews must be tied up upon completion of service at home terminals.
- Crews may not be placed on release at home terminals.
Exception: extra board crews with home terminals other than Anchorage or Fairbanks may be placed on release when extra boards at those terminals are exhausted.
- Crews assigned to run to an intermediate point and exchange trains with another crew may be run to a point over or short of the bulletined turning point to prevent delay.
- Crews will be compensated for lost time if relieved short of bulletined final terminal or layover points if ample time remains under the provisions of the Hours of Service Act.
- When crews, assigned by bulletin to work from Healy to Fairbanks and back to Healy on each day of assignment, begin the southbound portion of their trip at any point south of Fairbanks, their pay for that shift or tour of duty will be a minimum of eight (8) straight time and four (4) overtime hours at the applicable road rate.
- Terminal Work
- At initial terminals, three person crews (Conductor, Engineer, Brakeman) may be required to perform yard switching as needed. If such activities consumes enough time that the crew is not allowed to commence their trip the crew will be paid eight (8) hours at the applicable straight time rate in addition to all other earnings for the tour of duty. It is agreed that it is not the intent of this Rule to allow road crews to supplant yard crews.
- At final terminals, three person crews (Conductor, Engineer, Brakeman) may be required to perform yard switching as needed. It is agreed that it is not the intent of this rule to allow road crews to supplant yard crews.
- At initial and final terminals company work crews may perform work as necessary to make-up and break-up their train.
- Uniformed passenger crews may be required to perform the following services at their initial, far, or final terminal:
- make up train
- handle train to depot/spot
- wye and/or put passenger equipment away
E. Irregular Service
- For assigned irregular service the following conditions will apply:
- Crews on irregular service assignments may be called for revenue or company service at any time during the five days the assignment is scheduled to work.
- Irregular crews may be regulated on a weekly basis.
- When more than one crew is working in irregular service the last crew to be assigned will be displaced.
- Rested irregular service crews will be called on a rotary basis (i.e. first in, first out) at their home and far terminals. Crews not called in proper turn will be paid four (4) hours at the applicable straight time road rate and will retain their position in the crew rotation.
- Extra board crews (Anchorage, Whittier, Moose Pass, and/or Seward) can be used when a crew in irregular service is first out and rested. The use of these extra board crews will not cause a runaround premium to be paid to an assigned irregular service crew.
- Crews on irregular service assignments tied up at a far terminal may be required to work the return trip to their home terminal even if they are called for that return trip on one of their assigned days off and will be paid at the straight time rate if they have not exceeded forty (40) straight time hours.
- Crews on irregular assignments that work the return trip to their home terminal on one of their assigned days off are provided at least a forty-eight (48) hours off-duty from the time they are released at their home terminal.
- Employees on irregular service assignments will receive holiday pay in accordance with the rules governing holiday pay for regular assignments.
F. E. Set-out/Pick-up
1. For the purposes of this agreement, set-outs and pick-ups are defined as:
- A set out shall be defined as the placing of one or more cars from a train to another track. Crews making a single set out may be required to:
- set out a car or block of cars located behind another car or block of cars in the train;
- set out car(s) to more than one (1) track at a location due to track length;
- move a solid block of cars in order to make the set out.
- A pick up shall be defined as the addition of one or more cars to a train from another track(s). A crew making a single pick up may be required to:
- pick up a car or block of cars behind another car or block of cars in a single track;
- pick up first out cars from more than one (1) adjoining track (same ladder or lead) at the same location;
- move a solid block of cars in order to accomplish the pick up.
2. If a two person crew moves a car or block of cars and no set out or pick up has been made at that location, or if a two person crew loads a coal train, this will constitute one (1) move and shall go toward any limitations set forth in this agreement.
3. All work is exclusive of setting out bad order cars from your own train. Picking up bad order cars will count towards any limitations set forth in this agreement.
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