For those of you interested in the Federal Rail Administration’s Final Rule on the use of cell phones and other electronic devices, here it is.  The Rule is that railroad operating employees can "not use an electronic device if that use would interfere with the employee’s or another railroad operating employee’s performance of safety-related duties." However, there is an exception for deadhead operating employees: "a railroad operating employee who is in deadhead status and not inside the cab of a controlling locomotive may use an electronic device only if the employee is not using the device in such a way that interferes with any railroad operating employee’s personal safety or performance of safety-related duties." Also, during any period of time when cell phones are not prohibited, employees are free to use their personal cell phone any way they wish, including using the camera function to document unsafe conditions on the property (assuming that does not run afoul of any applicable railroad operating rule).