(625 ILCS 5/11-1203)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1203)
Moving heavy equipment at railroad grade crossing.
(a) No person shall operate or move any crawler-type tractor, power
shovel, derrick, roller, or any equipment or structure having a normal
operating speed of 10 or less miles per hour, or, for such equipment with
18 feet or less distance between two adjacent axles, having a vertical body
or load clearance of less than 9 inches above a level surface, or, for such
equipment with more than 18 feet between two adjacent axles, having a
vertical body or load clearance of less than 1/2 inch per foot of distance
between such adjacent axles above a level surface upon or across any tracks
at a railroad grade crossing without first complying with this Section.
(b) Notice of any such intended crossing shall be given to a
superintendent of such railroad and a reasonable time be given to such
railroad to provide proper protection at such crossing.
(c) Before making any such crossing the person operating or moving any
such vehicle or equipment shall first stop the same not less than 15 feet
nor more than 50 feet from the nearest rail of such railway and while so
stopped shall listen and look in both directions along such track for any
approaching train or railroad track equipment and for signals indicating the approach of a train or railroad track equipment, and
shall not proceed until the crossing can be made safely.
(d) No such crossing shall be made when warning is given by automatic
signal or crossing gates or a flagman or otherwise of the immediate
approach of a railroad train, railroad track equipment, or car.
(Source: P.A. 96-1244, eff. 1-1-11.)