Wireline Installation

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.