Real Estate & Utility Inspections
New Wireline Installation: Types and Definitions
Wireline installations may be considered encroachments, crossings, or both. If the installation is an encroachment, please see the "Procedures for Encroachments." If the installation is a crossing, please follow the "Procedures for Crossings." If the installation entails both an encroachment and a crossing, you will need to follow both encroachment and crossing procedures.
Note: If the proposed wireline installation is both an encroachment and a crossing, only one application form need be filled out. It must be accompanied, however, by both the appropriate Exhibit "A" document (describing the crossing) and complete engineering plans (detailing the encroachment).
- Definition of Encroachment:
A wireline that enters the railroad company's right of way and either does not leave the right of way or follows along the right of way for some distance.
- Definition of Crossing:
A wireline that crosses the railroad company's trackage from one side of the right of way to the other side of the right of way in as near a straight line as possible.
Procedures and Specifications
Forms - Applications and Exhibits
- Permit To Be On Railroad Property for Utility Survey (47K PDF File)
- Application (16K PDF File)
- Exhibit "A" – Overhead Wireline Crossing, 750 Volts or Less (105K PDF File)
- Exhibit "A" – Overhead Wireline Crossing, More Than 750 Volts (130K PDF File)
- Exhibit "A" – Underground Wireline Crossing, 750 Volts or Less (103K PDF File)
- Exhibit "A" – Underground Wireline Crossing, More Than 750 Volts (112K PDF File)
- Rush Handling (86K PDF File)
- Sample Copy of Completed Exhibit "A" (47K PDF File)