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Article 19

Yard/Hostling Service

  1. Definitions
  1. Yard Service is an assignment or job that operates within a Terminal and its respective Yard Service Zone, primarily performing, but not limited to the following duties:
    1. Delivery and pick-up of railcars from external and internal customers.
    2. Making-up and breaking-up trains.
    3. Relief of crews for Hours of Service.
  2. Hostling Service is an assignment or job that operates within a Terminal and its respective Yard Service Zone, primarily performing, but not limited to the following duties:
    1. Making-up and breaking-up locomotive consists.
    2. Roundhouse and shop switching.
    3. Servicing locomotives
    4. Pick-up and Delivery of locomotives.
  1. Terminals
  1. Seward, Moose Pass, Whittier, Anchorage, Healy, and Fairbanks are terminals for yard service. Other locations may be terminals by agreement between the Superintendent of Transportation and the Union General Chairman.
  2. Yard service crews may be used within the following Terminals and respective Yard Service Zones for relieving train crews or switching without penalty payments:

TERMINALS

YARD SERVICE ZONE

Seward

Between Seward and Moose Pass

Moose Pass

Between Moose Pass and Seward

Whittier

Between Whittier and Portage

Anchorage

Between Portage and M.P. 162

Healy

Between Oliver and Browne

Fairbanks

Between Fairbanks and Dunbar

    1. Yard service crews may go one (1) train length beyond the far switch of the limits to execute switching movements without penalty.
    2. Yard Service crews may relieve Road crews outside Yard Service Zones due to Hours of Service, or emergencies, without penalty at the yard rate of pay.
    3. Other work outside Yard Service Zones by Yard Service crews will incur a penalty of eight (8) hours pay at the applicable straight time rate in addition to all other earnings for that dayshift.
  1. Rules
  1. Yard Service crews may not supplant or restrict the earnings of Road Service crews. Exception: Commercial work train crews may be relieved due to mechanical failure or to maintain schedule on an occasional basis.
  2. Regular assigned yard service crews will have a fixed starting time, except as may be agreed to by the Superintendent of Transportation and the Union General Chairman.
  3. Yard service crews may perform company work service within the yard service zones if the duration of work to be performed does not require a regular assignment per the Bulletins and Assignments Article.
  4. Regular assigned yard service crews will be tied up at their home terminal only.
  5. Yard 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.

  1. HOSTLING
    1. Hostlers and Hostler Helpers will be regularly assigned in Anchorage.
    2. A Hostler will be regularly assigned at Fairbanks. From September 15 through May 15, the Hostler position in Fairbanks may be relinquished when the Fairbanks Engineers extra board has a minimum of four (4) positions assigned. It is understood the hostling duties will continue to be performed by the Enginemenís craft.
    3. Hostlers and Hostler Helpers will be paid at the Firemanís yard rate of pay.
    4. Hostler and Hostler Helper assignments are bulletined and assigned in accordance with the rules governing yard assignments.
    5. Hostler and Hostler Helper assignments are assigned from the Engine service seniority list and are Fireman positions.
    6. Hostlers and Hostler Helpers may perform switching in roundhouse and shop areas only, except they will not perform any switching at the car shop.
    7. Not withstanding this Article, or other Articles in this Agreement, Equipment Maintenance Specialists (EMS), will continue to perform work traditionally done by EMSís in Fairbanks.
  2. Additional Anchorage Hostler Duties
    1. Hostlers may perform the duties listed below, provided there are at least five (5) assigned Anchorage yard jobs. The Hostler operating the locomotive must be an Engineer.

a. Coaches may be moved to and from the car shop and the areas described below providing no switching is involved.

        1. Delivery and pick up of not more than three (3) pieces of passenger equipment (i.e. coaches, café lounges, diners, and baggage cars) to and from the appropriate arrival and departure areas between mp 110 and mp 118.
        2. Moving coaches to or from the Wheel Truing or General Repair shops.
      1. Moving cabooses as needed, provided no switching is involved.
    1. Hostlers may be required to perform testing of locomotives or RDCís between MP 162 and Portage provided one Hostler is an Engineer and the other is a Conductor or Engineer.
    2. Each Hostler performing these Additional Anchorage Hostler Duties will be paid promoted yard rate.

 

 

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