Mileage Check Dates
4350 MILES ARE REQUIRED FOR MILEAGE LAYOFF
The only miles allowed toward laying off on miles as an engineer are your working/trip rate miles. Code TT (Trading Trains @ 16.25 miles each occurrence), code 30 (Held Away after 16hrs AFHT @ 16.25 miles per hour), MS (miles run separate), and code 91 (Engineer Instructor Allowance @ 21 miles) are also allowed, and if these codes are used toward your mileage total you must validate by sending a screenshot to 505-337-0002.
Miles obtained through penalty payments (typically accompanied by a 130 mile/basic day payment) are not allowed. Examples: (AP Claims, Brakeman’s Day, Holiday Pay, Board Runarounds, RO, or Mishandling) are not permissible to be used toward MIL Layoff.
Each one-way trip can be counted the inflated miles of 304 per trip rate of 2004. Dog catching off BRD 35 counts as the round trip of 608 miles. You can not count the round trip plus the miles ran on the dog catch ticket.
If an engineer has 7 round trips or 14 tickets (14x304=4256), (4350-4256=94), they must provide screenshots of their working tickets to 505-337-0002 showing the codes listed above equaling the other 94 Miles needed to obtain 4350. Your personal timebook or tally doesn’t work as proof to crew.
BELSPV (Coal Pool):
Must count the specific train you handle each one-way trip and the miles associated with that train. Dog catching off BRD 101 counts as the round trip of the trains you missed while protecting HOS. You cannot count the round trip plus the miles ran on the dog catch ticket.
Belen to Springerville: 271 Miles
Belen to Coronado: 277 Miles
Belen to Springerville with side trip to El Segundo: 345 Miles
Belen to Springerville with side trip to Lee Ranch: 356 Miles
EXTRA BRD 6:
No guarantee can be counted. Only miles ran on each ticket ran off BRD 6.
The codes allowable are set by the GCA. Yelling at us doesn’t make it allowable.
If you layoff miles and get bumped while off and cannot hold the engineer quota and must return to demoted (ground service) status, you must mark up immediately. You must be working under the BLET agreement to observe a BLET allowance. Laying off Miles doesn’t stop notifications by the railroad Example: (being bumped, bid award). You must still take notification and place if bumped in your allowable timeframe per agreement. Miles don’t extend that notification period.