49 U.S.C. § 20701 : US Code - Section 20701: Requirements for use
Search 49 U.S.C. § 20701 : US Code - Section 20701: Requirements for use
A railroad carrier may use or allow to be used a locomotive or tender on its railroad line only when the locomotive or tender and its parts and appurtenances - (1) are in proper condition and safe to operate without unnecessary danger of personal injury; (2) have been inspected as required under this chapter and regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Transportation under this chapter; and (3) can withstand every test prescribed by the Secretary under this chapter.