HOW TO CARRY INFLAMMABLE FREIGHT.

HOW TO CARRY INFLAMMABLE FREIGHT.

The Pennsylvania Railroad company has ordered that on all boxes, barrels, etc., containing inflammable freight a large yellow label must be affixed. Directions are given that, instead of the words “Dangerous. This package must be carefully handled,” etc. must appear on the placards the following: “Notice to Pennsylvania Railroad employes. Caution. This package must be carefully handled,” etc. The words at the end of the old notice, “Fire or other danger or loss may result if these directions are not followed.” no longer appear. On the ends and sides of every car that carries inflammable materials must be cards, on which appear the words: “Inflammable—Keep lights and fires away.” Whenever it can be done, tank cars, loaded or empty, which contain or have contained inflammable substances, must be distant ten cars away from the engine and five cars from the caboose in a freight train, and no cars loaded with charcoal or explosives must be put next to cars bearing the “Inflammable” sign. Whenever a freight train stops, the crew will specially examine cars for hot boxes, if inflammables are on board. When cars with such freight are received from outside companies, the yard master or agent at the junction point must see that the cars art properly labeled. The label for packages contains the following directions in large, black letters: “Caution—This package must be carefully handled. It must not be loaded or stored near a radiator, stove or any other source of heat. Lighted lanterns, matches and all other flames must be kept away from it. Do not expose to the sun.”

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