2012 Guide to Railway Charges for Crossing Maintenance and Construction

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Rates in the 2012 Guide remain unchanged from 2011, as the Agency is currently performing a full review of the data and methodologies used in developing the Guide, in full cooperation with the railway companies. The Agency is committed to ensuring that the rates presented in the Guide represent the best available estimates of system average costs for crossing maintenance and construction. The next update to the Guide will include the new rates incorporating updated data and the revised methodologies.

 

This document and other Canadian Transportation Agency publications are available on our Web site at www.otc-cta.gc.ca.

For more information about the Agency, please contact:

Canadian Transportation Agency
Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0N9

Telephone:
1-888-222-2592
TTY:
1-800-669-5575
Facsimile:
819-997-6727
E-mail:
info@otc-cta.gc.ca
Web site:
www.otc-cta.gc.ca

© Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada

July 2012

2012 Guide to Railway Charges for Crossing Maintenance and Construction

Rates in the 2012 Guide remain unchanged from 2011, as the Agency is currently performing a full review of the data and methodologies used in developing the Guide, in full cooperation with the railway companies. The Agency is committed to ensuring that the rates presented in the Guide represent the best available estimates of system average costs for crossing maintenance and construction. The next update to the Guide will include the new rates incorporating updated data and the revised methodologies.

 

This document and other Canadian Transportation Agency publications are available on our Web site at www.cta.gc.ca.

For more information about the Agency, please contact:

Canadian Transportation Agency
Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0N9

Telephone:
1-888-222-2592
TTY:
1-800-669-5575
Facsimile:
819-997-6727
E-mail:
info@otc-cta.gc.ca
Web site:
www.cta.gc.ca

© Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada

July 2012


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Introduction

The Canadian Transportation Agency is a leading federal government quasi-judicial administrative tribunal and economic regulator. The Agency is highly respected for its fairness and balance, and significantly contributes to making the country's transportation system more competitive, efficient and accessible. The Agency is responsible, among other duties, for resolving disputes arising between federal railway companies and other interested parties such as utility companies, road authorities and landowners.

Under section 101 of the Canada Transportation Act (CTA), railway companies, road authorities, utility companies and landowners may negotiate agreements for any aspect of a crossing. These agreements usually include rates to be charged for work performed and specify which parties are responsible for paying for this work. Where agreements cannot be reached by the parties, the Agency, upon receiving an application, may resolve issues relating to the construction, maintenance and apportionment of costs of road and utility crossings.

This Guide has been developed to assist the railway companies, road authorities, utility companies and landowners, by providing a third-party assessment of rail costs and setting consistent, nation-wide schedules and guidelines for work performed by railway companies. This guide may be used by Canadian federally-regulated railway companies when charging for work performed at crossings, crossing warning systems, or for any other crossing-related work either agreed to by the parties or authorized by an order of the Agency.

The rates in the attached schedules are developed from Class I railway accounting data in accordance with the principles, methods and procedures established for the costing of Class I railway operations for regulatory purposes. They have been developed to illustrate the total costs incurred by Class I railway companies for work and services performed at road crossings. 


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Application

Parties are encouraged to negotiate contracts which incorporate:

  • specifications;
  • rates;
  • time frames; and
  • the terms and conditions of any crossing-related work.

In the event of a dispute, the Agency will assess the merits of the case and determine whether this Guide applies. Furthermore, these rates may apply, from the effective date of this guide, to any past orders issued by the Agency's predecessors.

It should be noted that, as indicated above, the rates in this guide are developed from Class I railway accounting data to represent total costs and therefore:

  • may not accurately reflect the costs incurred by non-Class I railway companies; and
  • do not take into consideration any costs related to crossing maintenance and construction that are incurred by parties other than the railway companies.

The rates contained in this guide fall into two categories,

  1. Scheduled Maintenance Rates which cover routine maintenance of crossing warning systems, and
  2. General Billing Guidelines which cover construction and unscheduled maintenance projects based on the actual activities performed.


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Scheduled Maintenance of Crossing Warning Systems

Scheduled maintenance is the standard preventative maintenance which is intended to ensure the reliable and safe operation of a crossing warning system. The scheduled maintenance rates cover all labour, material, vehicle costs and overheads associated with ensuring the functional operation of a crossing warning system for reasons of public safety.

For the purposes of this guide and to better reflect the costs involved, scheduled maintenance rates have been divided into two categories: crossing warning systems with gates (Type 1) and crossing warning systems without gates (Type 2). A breakdown of the rates to be charged for each category is contained in Schedule A of this document.

No scheduled maintenance rates are to be charged for crossings having only passive warning systems such as reflectorized signboards.

This section addresses:

  • Scheduled Maintenance Labour Rates;
  • Scheduled Maintenance Material Rates;
  • Scheduled Maintenance Vehicle Costs; and
  • Billing Periods.


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Scheduled Maintenance Labour Rates

The scheduled maintenance labour rates include the labour costs associated with all routine service calls and maintenance work, and scheduled testing and inspections. The labour portion of the work has been divided into two categories, work performed by signal maintainers and work performed by track and roadway crews. The work performed by signal maintainers includes regular service calls and inspections, as well as all scheduled safety tests (e.g. weekly, monthly, 3 month, 6 month, 1, 2, 4, 8 and 10 year tests). It also includes such functions as painting and parts replacement. The work performed by track and roadway crews includes: the weekly testing for certain regions of the country where track and roadway crews are used for this test in lieu of signal maintainers; flagging during routine maintenance; and, the replacement of insulated joints and temporary bond wires.

Weekly tests are performed on all crossing warning systems across Canada where railway companies operate. In some regions, these tests are performed by the signal maintainers and in some regions by the track and roadway crews. The system-wide time spent on the weekly tests has been apportioned between the two labour groups.

The scheduled maintenance labour rates are comprised of two components:

  1. A base labour rate is calculated for both maintainers and track and roadway crews by dividing the total dollar amount paid to employees in each labour category by the total hours worked in the same labour category. The amount paid includes straight time, vacation, statutory holidays, overtime and other pay-related benefits as well as a standby charge.
  2. A labour overhead rate to cover administrative expenses related to the maintenance of way and structures including line supervision above the level of foreman. It includes costs for general administration activities incurred in the management of the railway company such as accounting, finance, human resources, legal, management services and information systems. It also includes an employee benefit allowance to cover costs relating to the company's portion of employment insurance, pensions, health plans, and other benefits. This overhead rate is applied to the base labour rate.


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Scheduled Maintenance Material Rate

The scheduled maintenance material rate covers the costs associated with the replacement of basic material items and includes paint, batteries, and light bulbs as well as any other material components replaced due to normal wear. This rate also covers any additional charges for the replacement of materials such as masts, cantilevers, gates, etc. due to normal wear.

The scheduled maintenance material rate is comprised of three components:

  1. The basic material cost includes the total material items purchased for crossing maintenance.
  2. The material overhead rate covers the cost of administration, supervision, purchasing, inspection, accounting, and other associated costs relating to the purchase and distribution of material items. This material overhead rate is applied to the base material cost.
  3. The electricity cost includes the base cost of electricity supply and consumption required to maintain the operation of a crossing warning system. No material overhead is added to the electricity costs.


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Scheduled Maintenance Vehicle Costs

Vehicle costs incurred for transportation to and from each crossing are also included as part of the scheduled maintenance rates. Vehicle costs are developed using a per hour rate multiplied by the number of hours the vehicle is used for maintenance purposes.


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Billing Periods

The frequency and timing of billing periods for scheduled maintenance (e.g. monthly or annually) is a matter to be negotiated between the parties involved.


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General Billing Guidelines

The general billing guidelines apply to all work at crossings with the exception of scheduled maintenance of crossing warning systems. Charges under the general billing directives should be billed separately from any scheduled maintenance charges and should include a full detailed description of the actual work performed and the related charges. The General Billing Guidelines include three general categories:

  • construction projects;
  • crossing surface maintenance; and
  • unscheduled maintenance.

The charges relating to all three categories should be calculated using the appropriate rates in Schedules B through D of this guide.

Construction-related projects which may be included under the general billing guidelines are:

  • the initial construction, reconstruction or upgrade of a grade crossing, including the crossing surface and/or the installation of the associated crossing warning system;
  • the initial construction, reconstruction, or upgrade of a grade-separated crossing (no crossing warning system required); and
  • the initial construction, reconstruction, or upgrade of a utility crossing (no crossing warning system required).

Maintenance performed by a railway company on the crossing surface of a grade crossing or on a grade separation is not included in the standard maintenance rates. As such, any costs incurred by the railway company may be charged under the General Billing Guidelines.

Unlike scheduled maintenance, unscheduled maintenance refers to work performed on any crossing warning system components which is corrective in nature and is performed to restore the reliable, safe, and effective operation of crossing warning systems which are damaged due to accidents, incidents of vandalism, or unusual weather-related damage.

This section outlines the general billing as they pertain to:

  • Labour Charges;
  • Material Charges;
  • Contracting Equipment Services;
  • Transportation of Equipment Charges;
  • Meals and Lodging; and
  • Rental Rates of Railway Equipment.


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Labour Charges

The labour charges allowed under any general billing project should be based on the actual time worked multiplied by an hourly labour rate. For construction purposes, the labour charges are applicable to the actual on-site installation of materials.

This rate is comprised of the following three components:

  1. a direct wage as specified in each employee's collective agreement.
  2. an unproductive factor to cover allowances for vacation, statutory holidays and other types of leave. This factor is applied to the direct hourly wage.
  3. a labour overhead rate to cover administrative expenses related to the maintenance of way and structures including line supervision above the level of foreman. It includes costs for general administration activities incurred in the management of the railway company such as accounting, finance, human resources, legal, management services, and information systems. It also includes an employee benefit allowance to cover costs relating to the company's portion of employment insurance, pensions, health plans, and other benefits. This allowance is applied to the sum of the direct hourly wage and the unproductive factor.

Schedule B of this guide outlines the appropriate unproductive factor and labour overhead rate to be applied to direct wage rates for labour costs that fall into the General Billing Guidelines.


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Material Charges

Charges for any material items, including any pre-wired and/or pre-assembled components, used in unscheduled maintenance or construction work include two components:

  1. the actual purchase price (including applicable sales tax) paid by the railway company for any material item.
  2. material overhead rate which covers the charges associated with administration, supervision, purchasing, accounting, and other associated costs, such as utilities. It also includes in-house design and engineering work, legal issues, inspections and quality control, and customs clearance activities.

Schedule C of this guide outlines the appropriate material overhead rate to be applied to all material charges used in unscheduled maintenance and construction projects.


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Contracting Equipment and Services

Charges for any service contracts such as the contracting of non-railway company-owned equipment, services performed by any outside parties and any freight charges related to the transportation of materials, shall be based on the actual invoiced contract price. A contract overhead rate is added to the invoice to cover basic administration costs as outlined in Schedule D, Contracting Equipment and Services.


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Transportation of Equipment Charges

Transportation expenses incurred for the movement of railway company-owned equipment to and from job sites may be charged except when the equipment moves directly from one project to another under its own power (excluding locomotives). Bills can include charges for the transportation of cars, cars loaded with roadway machines and other miscellaneous equipment to work sites either by rail or road. Charges for transporting equipment in work trains cover all operating and ownership costs associated with the train movement of the equipment to the work site. Bills can also include charges for work trains used for storage purposes.

Schedule D, Transportation Charges lists the hourly charges (or fractions of them) allowable in the absence of a third party bill, for locomotives, work trains, equipment transported in work trains, revenue trains and by road, as well as, trackage charges. Transportation charges for the movement of railway company employees to and from job sites are allowed for projects billed under the General Billing Guidelines.

In cases where the actual labour hours relating to the railway transportation function are known, the charges may be calculated using the rates in Schedule B, as follows:

  1. direct wage as specified in each employee's collective agreement.
  2. an unproductive factor to cover allowances for vacation, statutory holidays and other types of leave. This factor is applied to the direct hourly wage.
  3. transportation labour overhead rate to cover administrative expenses related to the operations of the railway and rail communications systems. It includes costs for general administration activities incurred in the management of the railway company such as accounting, finance, human resources, legal, management services, and information systems. It also includes an employee benefit allowance to cover costs relating to the company's portion of employment insurance, pensions, health plans, and other benefits. This allowance is applied to the sum of the direct hourly wage and the unproductive factor.

In cases where the materials used relating to the railway transportation function are known, charges may be calculated using the rates in Schedule C as follows:

  • the actual purchase price (including applicable sales tax) paid by the railway for any material item.
  • transportation material overhead rate which covers the charges associated with administration, supervision, purchasing, storage, accounting, legal matters, inspections and quality control, customs clearance activities and other associated costs, such as utilities.


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Meals and Lodging

Meals and Lodging expenses for railway company employees working on a project under the General Billing Guidelines may be charged for employees that are entitled to such allowances in their collective agreements. The allowable charges are those that are specifically identified in each employee's collective agreement.


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Rental Rates of Railway Equipment

Where railway company-owned equipment is used for projects that fall under the General Billing Guidelines it is recommended that daily rental rates be no greater than the rates indicated in the list attached as Schedule E, Railway Owned Equipment Rental Rates.

The rental charges may include the actual time required for moving railway‑owned equipment from its home base or point of storage to the project site and back again, provided the railway equipment is not being transported directly to the site of another project. If the equipment goes directly from the site of one project to another, the latter project cannot be charged for the first movement.

The methodology to be employed is outlined in Schedule E, Railway Owned Equipment Rental Rates.


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Salvage Values

Proper credit is allowed for salvaged crossing warning system materials. Crossing warning system materials removed from service for re-use should be salvaged at 60 percent of current new price, and when used again, charged out at the same percentage. Material such as relays or other apparatus which must be repaired or rebuilt should be salvaged at 25 percent of the current new price, and when used again after being repaired, charged out at 75 percent of current new price.


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Injury or Death

Payment of compensation claims for injury or death is not allowed.


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Discontinuance of rail operations

The provisions of the CTA cease to apply to any crossings on a line once the operation of that line is discontinued pursuant to Division V of the CTA. Should a railway company temporarily cease operations pursuant to Transport Canada Regulations, a reduced Scheduled Maintenance Rate may apply to cover the ongoing fixed maintenance costs.


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Renewal

The Guide to Railway Charges for the Maintenance and Construction of Road Crossings will be reviewed by the Agency on an ongoing basis but the renewal of rates in this document will be carried out no later than every two years from the date of issuance.


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Railway Contacts

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Address:
Non Freight Billable Projects
Gulf Canada Square, Suite 600
401 9th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 4Z4
Phone:
403-319-3053
Fax:
403-319-3640

Canadian National Railway Company

Address:
Manager Legislative Affairs
953 de La Gauchetiére Street West
Montréal, Quebec
H3B 2M9
Phone:
514-399-6416
Fax:
514-399-4296


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Definitions

road
includes any way or course, whether public or not, available for vehicular or pedestrian use.
road crossing
that part of a road that passes over, under or across a line of railway and includes any structure supporting or protecting that part of the road or facilitating the crossing.
crossing warning systems
an active system consisting of lights, bells and/or gates used at road/railway crossing intersections to warn the public of the presence or approach of rail traffic.
crossing surface
means the planking, pavement or other suitable material placed between the rails and to the ends of the ties for the full width of the road crossing.
maintenance
work which is required to keep an existing facility in its fully functional condition.
unusual weather-related damage
damage to crossing warning systems due to exceptional forces of nature such as lightning, high winds, extreme temperature and humidity, which are inconsistent with normally expected weather to the local geography.


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Agency Assistance

If any party wishes to seek Agency assistance in resolving issues relating to work performed at crossings, an application must be made in writing, include all supporting information, be signed by the applicant and be sent to the Agency at the following address:

Secretary, Canadian Transportation Agency
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0N9

If you wish to hand deliver or courier your application, please use the following address:

Secretary, Canadian Transportation Agency
15 Eddy Street, 17th Floor, Mailroom
Gatineau, Québec
J8X 4B3

Fax:
819-997-6727

In addition, a copy of the application should be sent to each other party involved at the same time the application is filed with the Agency.


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Other Available Documents

The above are available in multiple formats.


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For More Information

Canadian Transportation Agency
Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0N9

Telephone:
1-888-222-2592
TTY:
1-800-669-5575
Facsimile:
819-997-6727
E-mail:
info@otc-cta.gc.ca
Web site:
www.cta.gc.ca


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Schedule A – Type 1

Crossing Warning Systems with Gates
2012/2013 – Standard Maintenance Rates Labour Costs
  Annual Labour HoursAnnual Labour RateNote 1Labour CostsNote 2
Work Performed By Signal Maintainers 73.4 $ 68.58 $5,032.44
Work Performed By Track and Roadway Crew 13 $ 51.40 $668.15
2012/2013 - Standard Maintenance Rates: Material and Electricity Costs
Material CostNote 3Electricity CostNote 4Total MaterialsNote 5
$1,023.71 $237.32 $1,261.03
2012/2013 - Standard Maintenance Rates: Vehicle Costs
Vehicle Rate Per HourTotal Annual HoursTotal VehiclesNote 6
$12.10 86.4 $1,045.11
2012/2013 – Standard Maintenance Rates:
All Costs
Signal Maintainers Labour Costs $5,032.44
Track and Roadway Crew Labour Costs $668.15
Total Materials $1,261.03
Total Vehicles $1,045.11
Total Annual RateNote 7 $8,006.72
50% of Total Annual Rate $4,003.36
Monthly RateNote 8 $667.23
50% of Monthly Rate $333.61


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Schedule A – Type 2

Crossing Warning Systems Without Gates
2012/2013 – Standard Maintenance Rates Labour Costs
  Annual Labour HoursAnnual Labour RateNote 9Labour CostsNote 10
Work Performed By Signal Maintainers 56.4 $68.58 $3,865.52
Work Performed By Track and Roadway Crew 13 $51.40 $668.15
2012/2013 -Standard Maintenance Rates: Material and Electricity Costs
Material CostNote 11Electricity CostNote 12Total MaterialsNote 13
$568.06 $237.32 $805.38
2012/2013 -Standard Maintenance Rates: Vehicle Costs
Vehicle Rate Per HourTotal Annual HoursTotal VehiclesNote 14
$12.10 69.4 $ 839.24
2012/2013 – Standard Maintenance rates:
All Costs
Signal Maintainers Labour Costs $3,865.52
Track and Roadway Crew Labour Costs $668.15
Total Materials $805.38
Total Vehicles $839.24
Total Annual RateNote 15 $6,178.29
50% of Total Annual Rate $3,089.15
Monthly RateNote 16 $514.86
50% of Monthly Rate $257.43


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Schedule B

Cost Components to be added to Employee's Base Wage Rate to Develop Labour Charges Under the General Billing Guidelines
Cost ComponentUnscheduled Maintenance (%)Construction Projects (%)Transportation (%)
Total Overhead Rate 69 72 68
Unproductive FactorNote 17 15 15 15
Overhead Rate      
Administration 33 33 29
Working Capital 1 4 4
Associated Costs 10 10 11
Employee Benefit Allowance 25 25 24


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Schedule C

Cost Components of the Material Overhead Rate to be applied to Actual Material Costs under the General Billing Guidelines
Cost ComponentUnscheduled Maintenance (%)Construction Projects (%)Transportation (%)
Total 47 50 40
Administration 35 35 31
Working Capital 1 4 4
Associated Costs 11 11 5


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Schedule D

2012-2013 Miscellaneous Charges
Meals and Lodging: Meals and Lodging allowance as per each employee's collective agreement
Transportation Charges Per Unit Rate
Revenue trains and hi-railers  $0.45 per car mile for each car/vehicle serving the project  (minimum 50 miles, maximum 250 miles).
Equipment transported by highway  $0.45 per vehicle mile (minimum 50 miles, maximum 250 miles).
Work Train using one Locomotive $421.55 per hour for first 8 hours.
$517.00 per hour for 9th and subsequent hours.
$257.00 per hour per additional locomotive.
Trackage Charge  $26.05 per train mile.
Contracting Equipment and Services 
Allowance for contract overheads 3% on amounts up to $50,000
2% on amounts of $50,000 up to $100,000
1% on the excess of $100,000


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Schedule E

2011/2012 Railway Owned Equipment Rental Rates
ClassificationCP billing codeCN billing codeDescription$ per day
Rail Gang Oriented 101 3GJ  Tie Adzer, Self-Propelled 140
191 3GH  Cribber/Adzer 570
010 3FH  Anchor Squeezer 70
011 3GE  Anchor Applicator 368
  3GF  Clip Applicator 395
012   Anchor Remover, Dual 427
013 3FG Anchor Spreader, Dual 161
  712 Anchor Cribber 63
719   Plucker, Plate/Dual 178
619   Plucker, Plate/Single 138
819   Plucker,Spike 228
  3GB Spike Puller - Single Rail 23
015   Plate Pre-Gauger 17
108 3GL Tie Plugger - Chemical 412
919   Spike Reclaimer (Used On Tie And Rail) 252
008 3FF Spike Puller Dual Rail 256
099   Spiker,Dual/Gauger 570
009 3FE Spike Driver - Multi - Dual 487
  3AA Bolted Rail Pick Up 657
017   Rail Heater 146
077   Rail Heater,Tug 250
  3GC Continuous Welder Rail (CWR) Heater 433
303   Large Rail Saw 135
Ballast Gang Oriented: 211 3DA Ballast Regulator 402
404   Snow/Switch Cleaner 114
214   Ballast Broom 201
215 3AC Undercutter 3,962
212 3GI Ballast Cribber 99
208   Power Jack/Slewer 37
913 3EB  Super Gopher (Super Go-4s) 1,577
201    Tamper 323
  3CF  Tamper - Spot/Junior 387
202    Tamper, Surface 108
206    Tamper, Switch/Surface/Line 965
  3CD  Tamper - Cat 16 Tool 1,158
  3CX  Tamper - Cat 32 Tool 1,831
204 3CE  Tamper - Switch 128
205 3CC  Tamper - Unimat Switch 32 Tool 1,056
3CA 3CK  Tamper - Mark III/ IV Production Combo 888
Tie Gang Oriented 102 3FC  Tie Crane 269
105 3FL  Tie Drill 153
710 3FB  Tie Inserter/Extractor - Light 131
110 3FA Tie Inserter/Extractor - Production 547
014 3FI  Rail Lifter 213
914 3FM  Tie Plate Broom 117
106    Tie Spacer 68
577    Material Handler, Cartop Lucky 797
507 3FD  Material Handler, Cartop Jimbo 509
103 3FK  Scarifier 159
320    Stabilizer, Track, S/F 405
220 3EA  Stabilizer, Track 753
Power Generators 814    Light, Portable C/W Generator 14
Cranes 502    Crawler Crane 241
  5AC Rough Terrain Crane 238
503 5AE  Rail Mounted Crane <20 Ton 318
512    Locomotive Crane - 30 Ton Cap 351
  5AA  Locomotive Crane - 40 Ton 703
501 5AD  Wheel Mounted Rubber Tire Crane 243
510 5AB  Speedswing Crane 316
550    Speedswing Crane - 360 Degree 373
Roadway Machines 505    Bulldozer 374
508 4AG  Gradall/Excavator 269
608 4AH  Road Grader (Motor) 177
506 4AA  Loader < 3 Yard 184
  4AB  Loader 3 Yard 344
  4AC  Loader 5 Yard 331
  4AD  Loader 7 Yard 515
511    Backhoe/Loader 87
On-Track Machines 019    On Track Material (OTM) Loader 194
601 6BB  Car Mover, Brandt 438
700    Motor Car 41
Brush Cutters / Mowers: 311 3HB  Off Track Brushcutter 356
301 3HA  On Track Brushcutter 554
305 3HC  On Track Mower 437
Snow Removal / Cleaners 401   Blower, Snow/Jet/Skid 191
  3DC  Cold Air Snow Blower 339
  3DB  Jet Snow Blower 468
406    Platform Cleaner 120
Welders 904    Rail Mounted Welder 15
  3AG  Flash Butt Welder 1,750
Vehicles     Light Duty Truck - Leased 77
    Light Duty Truck- Owned 63
    Light Duty Truck - Hirail 85
    1.0 Ton Truck - Hirail - Leased 141
    1.0 Ton Truck - Hirail - Owned 88
    1.5 Ton Truck 98
    1.5 Ton Truck - Hirail 130
    3.0 Ton Truck 78
    3.0 Ton Truck - Hirail 154
    5.0 Ton Truck 102
    5.0 Ton Truck - Hirail 172
    10 Ton Truck 162
    10 Ton Truck - Hirail - Leased 480
    10 Ton Truck - Hirail - Owned 311
    Buses/Vans 47
    Cars 49

Methodology to be applied to calculation of operation costs:

No overheads are to be applied to the rental rates listed above.

Rental rates do not include the costs of operating equipment. Charges for employees operating equipment, equipment supplies and fuel can be charged in addition to rental rates. These labour charges can include the appropriate statutory and other leave, and supervision and administration overheads (see above).

These rental rates apply for each day of 8 hours that the equipment actually works on a project. When more than 8 hours work is performed on any one day by the rented item, additional rental can be charged computed on the basis of an hourly prorate of the per diem rate.


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Endnotes


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