WVC 31 - 2 B- 2
§31-2B-2. Illumination requirements; time period for
implementation; application of requirements.
(a) From the effective date of this article, there shall be
maintained at the rear of all cabooses, while cabooses are being
pushed during the hours of darkness, either a handheld or
installed backup light which shall have sufficient candlepower to
illuminate the track for a distance of at least two hundred fifty
feet under clear atmospheric conditions on all local and mine
(b) Every railroad company operating within this state shall
be required to comply with the provisions of this article, but
shall have one year from the effective date hereof to comply with
(c) The provisions of this article shall apply to all local
and mine run cabooses.