ERIE RAILROAD COMPANY
NOVEMBER 1, 1908
Is the Property of
THE ERIE RAILROAD COMPANY
And is Loaned to
Who hereby agrees to return it to the proper officer, when called for or upon leaving the service.
ERIE RAILROAD COMPANY
The rules herein set forth govern the railroads operated by the Erie Railroad Co. They take effect November 1, 1908, superseding all previous rules and instructions conflicting therewith.
To enter into or continue employment in the service of this Company under the rules herein set forth is an agreement upon the part of an employe to abide by such rules.
All rules, directions, orders or agreements that may conflict with those herein are void and their observance is forbidden except by special authority of the General Manager.
The rules herein continue in full force and effect, not withstanding any violation thereof, and can only be abrogated by authority of the General Manager.
Approved by the Board of Directors.
The nature of the transportation business and its relation to the State and the community require the services of men of active minds, good character and general ability. The employes of a railroad are at all times, both in the discharge of their duties as employes and as citizens, under the constant view of the public. Failure to be efficient parts of the transportation system, or valuable citizens in whatever place they are domiciled, brings reproach upon them and the corporation with which they are connected.
Any negligent act on the part of any employe may be made the subject of discipline, and employes who are not prudent and careful in protecting themselves and others, and the property of the Company from injury will not be retained in the service.
TRAIN.--An engine, or more than one engine coupled with or without cars, displaying Markers.
NOTE.--Superiority by direction is limited to single track.
TRAIN OF SUPERIOR RIGHT.--A train given precedence by train order.
SCHEDULE.--That part of a time-table which prescribes the class, direction, number and movement of a regular train.
NOTE.--The definition of a "Fixed Signal" covers such signals as slow boards, stop boards, yard limits, switch, train order, block, interlocking, semaphore, disc, ball or other means for indicating stop, caution or proceed.
PILOT.--A person assigned to a train for any reason, or when the engineman or conductor, or both, are not fully acquainted with the physical characteristics, or running rules of the road, or portion of the road, over which the train is to be moved.
1. Standard Time obtained from Washington, D. C., Observatory will be telegraphed to all points from designated offices daily, except Sunday, at 12 o’clock noon, Eastern Time, and at 11 o’clock, A. M. Central Time.
(Form of Certificate.)
I certify that the above is a correct record and that this watch is capable of being regulated within a variation of thirty seconds per week and I recommend its retention in train service.
Inspector is required to return this report promptly to the official who issued it.
3. Before starting on each trip, conductors and enginemen are required to compare their watches with a clock designated as a Standard Clock. It is required that the time when watches are compared be registered on a prescribed form.
4. Each Time-table, from the moment it takes affect, supersedes the preceding Time-table. A train of the preceding Time-table shall retain its train orders and take the schedule of the train of the same number on the new Time-table.
NOTE.--Rules 2 and 3 apply also to yard conductors and yard enginemen.
Schedule meeting or passing points are indicated by figures in full-faced type.
18. It is required that the head-light be displayed on yard engines to the front and rear by night. When not provided with a head-light at the rear, two white lights are required. Yard engines will not display markers.
25. It is required that each car on a passenger train be connected with the engine by a communicating signal appliance.
27. It is required that a signal imperfectly displayed, the absence of a signal at a place where one is usually shown,
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or a white signal at a place where a colored signal should be shown, be regarded as a STOP signal, and the fact reported to the Superintendent.
80. Fixed signals are placed at Junctions, Railroad Crossings, Stations, Block Stations and other points as required. Special instructions indicating their position and use have been issued. Employes whose duties are prescribed thereby are required to provide themselves with copies.
81. Trains of the first class are superior to those of the second; trains of the second class are superior to those of the third; and so on. Extra trains are inferior to regular trains.
88. It is forbidden for a train to leave its initial station on any division, or a junction, or pass from double to single track, until it has been ascertained whether all trains due, which are superior, or of the same class, have arrived or left.
85. It is forbidden for a train to start until the proper signal is given.
When the expected train of the same class is not found at the schedule meeting or passing point, the superior train is required to approach all sidings prepared to stop, until the expected train is met or passed.
and there report to the Superintendent. The disabled train is required to assume the schedule and take the train orders of the last train with which it has exchanged, and when able, proceed to and report from the next open telegraph office.
conductor or trainmen of the standing train, in which case they may proceed slowly and cautiously until their engine has passed the standing train.
unusual point, the engineman is required to sound whistle as prescribed in Rule 14 (c). Failure of engineman to sound flag signals, however, does not relieve conductor and flagman from properly protecting their train under any and every condition.
is overtaken or definitely located. This will not, however, relieve the forward train from being protected, if necessary, after leaving its flagman.
102. When cars are pushed by an engine (except when shifting and making up trains in yards), a flagman is required to take a conspicuous position on the front of the leading car and signal the engineman when necessary.
Conductors and brakemen of freight trains in passing track gangs, telegraph offices or stations are required to watch for any hand signal which may be given if anything is dragging or is otherwise wrong with the train. They are also required to look back at the track frequently to see that no damage is being done by parts of equipment dragging.
weather. It is required that all trains, except first-class trains approach and pass through yard limits under control, prepared to stop, and proceed only as the way is seen or known to be clear.
They are forbidden to leave their trains or engines at end of trip until trains or engines are placed upon the receiving track or otherwise finally disposed of, or until they are relieved by authorized officer.
boards. At structures where speed limit boards are located, it is required that passenger trains be governed by the upper figures and freight trains by the lower as to rate of speed per hour over such structures. It is forbidden to apply brakes on bridges when possible to avoid it.
201. For movements not provided for by Time-table, train orders will be issued by authority and over the signature of the Superintendent. It is required that they contain neither information nor instructions not essential to such movements.
206. It is required that regular trains be designated in train orders by their numbers, as "No. 10" or "2d No. 10," adding engine numbers; extra trains by engine numbers, as "Extra 798," with the direction when necessary, as "East" or "West," and that other numbers and time be stated in figures only.
operator receiving this response is then required to write on each copy the word "complete," the time and his last name in full, and to deliver a copy to each person addressed, except enginemen.
212. A train order may, when so directed by the Train Dispatcher, be acknowledged without repeating, by the operator responding: "X; (Number of Train Order) to (Train Number)," with the operator’s initials and office signal. The operator is then required to write on the order his initials and the time.
and engineman addressed and a copy upon which he is required to take their signatures. This copy he is required to deliver to the first operator accessible, who is required to preserve it, and at once transmit the signatures of the conductor and engineman to the Train Dispatcher.
Where train-order signals are used as block signals, it is required that the normal position of the combined block and train-order signals indicate "stop."
222. Operators are required to record and report promptly to the Train Dispatcher the time of departure of all trains and the direction of extra trains. They are required to record the time of arrival of trains and report it when so directed.
Form A. Fixing Meeting Points for Opposing Trains.
(1.) ______will meet ______at______.
(1.) No. 1 will meet No. 2 at Randolph.
Trains receiving those orders are required to run with respect to each other to the designated points and there meet in the manner provided by the Rules.
Form B. Directing a Train to Pass or Run Ahead of Another Train.
(1.) ______will pass ______at______.
(1.) No. 1 will pass No. 3 at Arlington.
When under (1) a train is to pass another both trains are required to run according to rule to the designated point and there arrange for the rear train to pass promptly.
Form C. Giving a Train the Right Over an Opposing Train.
______has right over______ ______to______
(1.) No. 1 has right over No. 2 Avon to Mt. Morris.
This order gives the train first named the right over the other train between the points named.
The following modification of this form of order is applicable for giving a work extra the right over all trains in case of emergency:
Work extra 275 has right over all trains between Salamanca and Great Valley from 7 p. m. to 12 midnight.
This gives the work extra the exclusive right between the points designated between the times named.
Form D. Giving Regular Trains the Right Over a Given Train.
Regular trains have right over ______ between ______ and ______.
Regular trains have right over No. 1 between Kent and Akron.
This order gives to regular trains receiving it the right over the train named in the order, and the latter is required to clear the schedule times of all regular trains as if it were an extra.
Form E. Time Orders.
(1.) ______ will run ______ late ______ to ______.
(1.) No. 1 will run 20 min. late Kent to Akron.
(1) and (2) make the schedule time of the train named, between the stations mentioned, as much later as stated in the order, and any other train receiving the order is required to run with respect to this later time, as before required to run with respect to the regular schedule time. The time in the order should be such as can be easily added to the schedule time.
Form F. For Sections.
______ will display signals ______ to ______ for ______.
Eng. 20 will display signals and run as 1st No. 1 Salamanca to Meadville.
This form may be modified as follows:
Engs. 70, 85 and 90 will run as 1st, 2d and 3d No. 1.
Under these examples the engine last named is not required to display signals.
Eng. 85 is annulled as 2d No. 1 from Corry.
If there are other sections following add:
Following sections will change numbers accordingly.
The character of a train for which signals are displayed may be stated. It is required that each section affected by the order have copies, and arrange signals accordingly.
Form G. Extra Trains.
(1.) Eng. ______ will run extra ______ to ______.
(1.) Eng. 99 will run extra Carbondale to Starrucca.
A train receiving this order is not required to protect itself against opposing extra trains, unless directed by order to do so, but is required to keep clear of all regular trains, as preseribed by rule.
(3.) Eng. ______ will run extra leaving ______ on ______ as follows with right over all trains.
(3.) Eng. 77 will run extra, leaving Nyack on Thursday, Feb. 17th, as follows, with right over all trains:
This order may be varied by specifying the kind of extra, and the particular trains over which the extra shall or shall not have the right. Trains over which the extra is thus given the right are required to clear the time of the extra 5 minutes.
Form H. Work Extra.
(1.) Work extra ______ will work ______ until between ______ and ______.
(1.) Work extra 292 will work 7 a m until 6 p m between Carrollton and Bradford.
The working limits should be as short as practicable, to be changed as the progress of the work may require. The above may be combined thus:
(a.) Work extra 292 will run Carrollton to Bradford and work 7 a m until 6 p m between Bradford and Custer City.
When an order has been given to "work" between designated points, it is forbidden to authorize any other extra to run over that part of the track without provision for passing the work extra.
(b.) And will keep clear of (or protect against) Extra 223 south between Custer City and Bradford after 2.10 p m.
In this case, extra 223 is forbidden to pass the northernmost point before 2.10 p.m., at which time the work extra is required to be out of the way, or protected (as the order may require) between those points.
(c.) Extra 76 will protect against work extra 95 between Newburgh and Vails Gate.
This may be added to the order to run extra.
(d.) protecting itself.
A train receiving this order, whether standing or moving, is required to protect itself within the working limits in both directions in the manner prescribed by Rule 99.
(e.) Work extra 292 will protect against No. 55 between Carrollton and Bradford.
A train receiving this order is required to work upon the time of the train mentioned in the order, and protect itself against it as prescribed by Rule 99.
Form J. Holding Order.
Hold ______ at ______.
(1.) Hold No. 2 at Olean.
It is required that this order be addressed to the operator and acknowledged in the usual manner, and respected by conductors and enginemen of trains thereby directed to be held as if addressed to them.
When a train has been so held it is forbidden to proceed until the order to hold is annulled, or an order given to the operator in the form:
"______ may go."
It is required that Form J be used only when necessary to hold trains until orders can be given, or in case of emergency.
Form K. Annulling a Regular Train.
(1.) ______ of ______ is annulled ______ to ______.
(1.) No. 1 of Feb. 29th is annulled Attica to Buffalo.
The train annulled loses both right and class between the stations named, and it is forbidden to restore it under its original number between those stations.
Form L. Annulling an Order.
"Order No. ______ is Annulled."
Annulled by order No. ______.
Order No. 10 is annulled.
It is forbidden to reissue under its original number an order which has been annulled.
In the address of an order annulling another order, it is required that the train first named be that to which right was given by the order annulled, and when the order is not transmitted simultaneously to all concerned, that it be first sent to the point at which that train is to receive it and the required response made, before the order is sent for other trains.
Form M. Annulling Part of an Order.
That part of Order No. ______ reading ______ is annulled.
That part of Order No. 10, reading No. 1 will meet No. 2 at Gowanda is annulled.
In the address of an order annulling a part of an order, it is required that the train first named be that to which right was given by the part annulled, and when the order is not transmitted simultaneously to all concerned, that it be first sent to the point at which that train is to receive it, and the required response made, before the order is sent for other trains.
Form P. Superseding an Order or a Part of an Order.
This order will to given by adding to prescribed forms, the words "instead of ______."
(1.) No. 1 will meet No. 2 at Gowanda instead of Collins.
It is forbidden to reissue under its original number an order which has been superseded.
In the address of an order superseding another order, it is required that the train first named be that to which rights were given by the order superseded, and when the order is not transmitted simultaneously to all concerned, that it be sent to the point at which that train is to receive it and the required response first given, before the order is sent for other trains.
Form R. Providing for a Movement Against the Current of Traffic.
______ has right over opposing trains on ______ track ______ to ______.
(1.) No. 1 has right over opposing trains on No. 2 (or eastward) track Lackawaxen to Callicoon.
It is forbidden to move a train against the current of traffic until the track on which it is to run has been cleared of opposing train.
After No. 4 arrives at Lackawaxen No. 1 has right over opposing trains on No. 2 (or eastward) track Lackawaxen to Callicoon.
Under (2) the train to be moved against the current of traffic is forbidden to leave the first named point until the arrival of the first-named train.
Form S. Providing for the Use of a Section of Double Track as Single Track.
______ track will be used as single track between ______ and ______.
No. 1 (or westward) track will be used as single track, between Susquehanna and Kirkwood.
Adding, if desired,
from 1 p. m. until 3 p. m.
It is required that under this order all trains use the track specified between the stations named and be governed by rules for single track.
Standard Train Order Blank for 19 Order.
Standard Train Order Blank for 31 Order.
The diagrams are intended to illustrate the general location of the train signals, not the exact manner in which they are to be attached.
250. Employes who are dishonest, immoral, vicious, quarrelsome, or uncivil in deportment, will not be retained in the service.
260. Employes on duty are required to wear the prescribed badge and uniform and be neat in appearance.
do so with safety. It is required that cars be separated by at least ten feet before adjusting eouplers or parts thereof, when necessary for employes to expose their arms or bodies to danger when so doing.
officer. They are held responsible for the strict performance of their duties and for the proper use and protection of all property entrusted to, their care or subject to their management or control. When leaving the service, they are required to turn over to the proper officer all property of the Company in their possession.
have protected themselves against personal injury. It is forbidden to kick or drop cars against other cars or engines on repair tracks. It is required in all cases that the movement be made attached to an engine.
347. Station Agents are required to report to and receive their instructions from the Superintendent. They are also required to obey the instructions of the Train Master and comply with instructions issued by other officers of the Company relating to the business of their respective departments.
350. They are required especially to see that the waiting rooms and other apartments for the accommodation of passengers are thoroughly cleaned and properly heated, ventilated and lighted.
355. They are required to practice and enforce economy in the use of supplies.
360. They are required to see that all freight loaded is safely and properly stowed and, when necessary, carefully fastened by braces, blocks, cleats, stakes, chains, or other means, as the nature of the freight may require, so as to prevent loss or damage by falling, shifting, chafing, breaking, or by contact with any contaminating substance. 361. In loading way cars, they are required to see that the freight is stowed in station lots and in station order, and are forbidden to allow any article to be loaded on the roof of a car. 362. It is required that the loading of lumber, timber and other freight on open cars be in strict conformity with the specifications and diagrams of the rules, printed copies of which will be furnished to agents for use of shippers upon application to the Superintendent. 363. For shipments to points on other roads, strict conformity to the Master Car Builder’ rules of inspection is required. 364. It is required that local freight to be loaded or unloaded be checked by the conductor and agent together, and anything irregular noted on the way-bill, the agent signing his name thereto as acknowledgment. 365. They are required to see that all freight which requires shelter is promptly placed in the freight houses or in cars. It is required that freight houses be locked, and loaded box cars standing at stations be kept locked or sealed at all times except when the agents or their representatives, or other authorized persons, are in immediate charge thereof. 366. They are required to endeavor to furnish cars of proper capacity to accommodate freight offered for shipment, and see that they are loaded to, so far as practicable,
but not beyond, their authorized carrying capacity. They are forbidden to forward cars loaded beyond ten per cent in excess of their stenciled capacity, or beyond the proper limits of height and width for bridges and tunnels, which information will be furnished upon application to the Superintendent. They are required to examine cars before loading and know that they are in fit condition, as to doors, floors and roofs. 367. They are forbidden to load a foreign car except in the direction of its home, unless authorized by the Superintendent or other competent authority. Should such foreign cars need to be furnished with home route cards, agents are required to ask the Superintendent for proper routing. Unless otherwise instructed, they are forbidden to order or use cars on hand for partial loads of freight that can be loaded in local freight trains. It is required that unnecessary car mileage be avoided. When the demand for cars exceeds the supply, they are required to distribute the available cars in proportion to the actual requirements of shippers and their ability to load promptly and with due regard to the sequence of their orders. 368. They are required to report to the Superintendent at a designated time each day on the prescribed form, the surplus or shortage of each kind of car at their stations and such other information as current instructions require. 369. They are required to report by wire to the Superintendent the numbers, initials, destination and condition of bad order cars left at their stations, and also any loaded cars set out at their stations consigned to other destinations.
370. They are required to see that cars are loaded and unloaded promptly, and that the rules for the collection of car service are enforced. When the unloading of cars is delayed by refusal of consignees to accept the freight, or from any other cause, they are required to report the matter to the proper officer and obtain disposition therefor. Immediately upon arrival of cars containing Company material, it is required that the party to whom the shipment is consigned be notified in writing, and if it remains on hand over twenty-four hours, agents are required to notify the Superintendent.
374. They are required to see that cars are left entirely clear of street and highway crossings, and are forbidden to allow them to be placed so as to obstruct the necessary view of the track from the approaches to such crossings.
One Yellow Lantern.
It is required that skids, trucks and scales, when not in use, be placed in the baggage room or warehouse. If necessary to leave them on platforms, it is required that they be placed at the end or in rear of station building, and locked or otherwise secured.
They are forbidden to allow loiterers or disorderly persons to interfere with the comfort or convenience of the passengers, or to interfere with employes in the performance of their duties. If necessary, it is required such persons be ejected from the premises.
387. Station Baggagemen are required to report to and receive their instructions from the Station Master or Agent, and to comply with the instructions issued by the General Baggage Agent and the Passenger and Accounting Departments.
392. They are required to give and take receipts for all baggage and special packages received from and forwarded by trains.
keep an accurate record of all pouches received or dispatched in accordance with the instructions printed on the back of the forms.
399. Telegraphers are required to report to and receive their instructions from the Chief Train Dispatcher, also to obey the instructions of the Station Agent or Station Master when not in conflict with their telegraphing duties.
404. They are forbidden to leave their office when a train is at the station, unless required to do so by business connected with the train.
411. They are required to be sufficiently familiar with the switchboards to enable them to make such changes as may be necessary.
418. By a contract with the Western Union Telegraph Company, the telegraphers of this Company are required to transmit commercial business for the Telegraph Company, and in so doing conform to the regulations of the Telegraph Company.
423. They are required to see that telegrams are properly timed, regardless of the time filed, and to note the office sent to, or received from, the time sent or received, the sending or receiving telegrapher’s personal signature, and note on the back of each delayed telegram the time calls are made.
the Superintendent of Telegraph or Chief Train Dispatcher. They are required to notify him when their instruments need repairs, and to send to him instruments not in use.
Naval Observatory clock during three minutes. This signal clock will break the circuit once every second, except the 29th second and the 55th to the 59th seconds, inclusive, of each minute are omitted. Thus the first beat after the pause of five seconds always marks the beginning of a minute, and the first beat after the pause of one second marks thirty seconds. In order to distinguish the last minute, the beats cease ten seconds before 12 o’clock, when there is a single beat. The first beat after the long pause indicates 12 o’clock, Eastern Time, or 11 A. M., Central Time.
436. The following signals are to be used in telegraphing:
31. Train order.
The following rules are applicable to both passenger and freight conductors.
436. Conductors are required to report to and receive instructions from the Superintendent and Train Master. They are required to obey the orders of Yard Masters within yard limits, and be governed by the directions of Station Masters and Agents in doing work at stations. They are also required to conform to the instructions issued by the Transportation, Passenger, Freight, Treasury and Accounting Departments.
440. Before starting on each trip, conductors are required to have a copy of the current timetable for every part of the road to be covered by such trip, and to see that the enginemen and trainmen are likewise provided. If a new time-table is to take effect during the trip, this provision also includes the requisite copies of such time-table.
446. They are forbidden to entrust the duties of the flagman to any person not entirely familiar with them, except when absolutely necessary, and then they are required to give the fullest instructions in such duties which the circumstances will permit.
that wheels are blocked, if necessary, and where derailing switches are provided, that they are set so as to prevent such cars from obstructing the main track.
458. If their trains have caused damage to track by derailment or otherwise, or passed over any dangerous defect in track, bridges or roadway, or in the event of any dangerous obstruction falling from their trains, they are required to stop at once and investigate. If the defect cannot be remedied or the obstruction removed, they are required to leave a flagman or other competent employe with signals to protect following trains, and to notify all trains that are met until notice is sent to the Superintendent from the next telegraph office.
462. They are required to make out promptly at the end of each trip all reports for the several departments; to fully observe any special instructions that way be placed upon any of the blanks used for the reports, and to take proper care that their reports are punctually and safely deposited in the proper places.
466. Passenger Conductors, before leaving initial stations, are required to know that their trains are properly made up, and have been inspected, cleaned, ventilated, heated and lighted, and provided with water, ice, and other
necessary supplies. It is required that any omission in these particulars be reported at once to the Station Master or other person in charge of the service, also to the Superintendent.
ers that their work is finished, or at any station while passengers are getting on and off their trains, and, as far as possible, are required to prevent passengers from getting on or bff while the trains are moving.
baggage car and checked, and if not entitled to be so carried to be forwarded by express or otherwise disposed of by the owner.
fare, and in case of refusal, be requested to leave the train. If he refuses to leave the train peaceably, he should be ejected by the conductor, only such force being used as is necessary for his removal, and in no case with unnecessary violence, harsh language or display of temper. It is required that the ejections be made by conductors as an act of legal duty, and only in a reasonable manner and at a proper place within station limits. It should not be at such a place, in such weather, or at such unreasonable hours of the night as might ordinarily endanger the health or safety of the person ejected; and the person ejected shall not be a child of tender years, a person of unsound mind, or in such feeble or helpless condition as to be unable to take care of himself or herself at the point of ejection.
482. When a train runs past the stopping place, the conductor, before giving the signal to back, is required to see that the passengers are warned not to alight until the train has stopped at its proper location.
train is required to cause to be announced distinctly in each coach before starting the direction the train is to go and the principal stations on the route.
492. When necessary to avoid delay, they are required to assist in handling train baggage.
497. Freight Conductors are responsible for the security of all freight carried by their trains.
501. When notified that loaded cars are ready for their trains at side tracks which are reached before the billing stations for such tracks, they may take the cars to the billing station, where they are required to procure way-bills or leave the cars. When the billing station is reached first, they may take the way-bills for cars that they are notified by the agent are ready to go forward from such side tracks, but if the cars are found not ready to go, they are required to promptly return the way-bills by train mail to the billing agent, stating why the cars were not taken.
or secured, notifying the Yard Master or Agent and advising the Superintendent or Train Master by wire in each case of such refusal and the reason therefor.
512. Persons who have no transportation or legitimate business on trains are not to be allowed to ride. It is required that every precaution be taken to prevent cars being robbed while in transit.
case, he is required to assist the agent, if necessary, in unloading the stock, but not to hold his train an unreasonable length of time while such stock is being unloaded, and in no case for it to be reloaded, without instructions from the Superintendent.
grades and when approaching and passing through timetable stations or points at which a train may be required to stop, the trainmen are required to be in proper positions on top of the trains.
If agents request work to be done at their stations that seems unreasonable or unnecessary or if the work is not properly anticipated and arranged, it is required that it be done as expeditiously as possible, without argument or dispute, and the facts reported to the Train Master for correction.
When freight is transferred from one car to another they are required to see that proper notation is made upon the face of the way-bill.
530. Train Baggagemen are required to report to and receive instructions from the Train Master. While on trains they are subject to the orders of conductors, and
at terminals to the orders of the station master or agent. They are required to comply with the instructions issued by the General Baggage Agent, the Passenger and Accounting Departments.
536. They are required to enter in their baggage reports and way-bills the information required by the forms used, also the description, destination, address and other marks of all special packages so received.
542. They are required to keep all detached tickets carried by them in a secure place, and to allow no one to have access to them.
545. Passenger Brakemen and Train Porters are required to report to and receive instructions from the Train Master, and when on duty, to obey the orders of the conductor.
lounge or stroll about the platforms, and to avoid conversation with station employes and others, except with relation to the business of the train or to give proper information. In passing through sleeping, dining and private cars they are required to do so quietly, and if meals are being served to remove caps.
disorderly conduct or other violation of the rules which they cannot stop by these means. They are also required to report to him any attempt to evade the payment of fare, or any other irregularity which they may observe.
559. Freight Brakemen are required to report to and receive their instructions from the Train Master, and when on duty, to obey the orders of the conductor.
their trains are in good condition, and to report all defects in these and other particulars which they discover to the conductor.
563. Flagmen are required to report to and receive instructions from the Train Master, and when on duty to obey the orders of the conductors.
properly displayed, that the signal lamps are cleaned, filled, trimmed, and burning brightly, and that the markers are kept adjusted to the track.
584. In all matters pertaining to the Transportation Department, enginemen are required to report to and receive instructions from the Superintendent and Train Master, in all matters pertaining to the Mechanical Department, to report to and receive instructions from the Master Mechanic.
the necessary connections are made between the engine and train, and also between engines when double-headers are used.
grades, and to run with due caution where the track is under repair, and at all points where there is reason to apprehend danger.
598. During and immediately after severe storms of rain, snow or wind they are required to run with caution over those portions of the track likely to be damaged.
crossing bridges and trestles. It is forbidden to clean ash pans or smoke arches except at designated points, or to allow fires to be drawn over crossing frogs, switches or interlocking appliances. It is required that fire be extinguished when drawn. It is required that report be made by telegraph to the Superintendent of any damage to the Company’s property, and section men or other employes that may be in the vicinity notified. If any bridge or trestle is found to be on fire, it is required that immediate assistance be rendered, keeping in view the safety of their own trains and others that may be approaching. If a fire is discovered on or near the Company’s property, it is required that fire alarm signal be given at once and when passing next section gang.
defect of track, or a failure of his engine, so that it becomes necessary that the rear of the train be protected by a flagman, he is required immediately to give the signal prescribed by Rule 14 (C); and when he fails to make his running time to an extent which involves any risk of being overtaken by a following train, to slow the train sufficiently to admit of the flagman getting off, and to give the signal prescribed by Rule 14 (C).
They are required to sound all whistle signals accurately, and report to the Superintendent or Train Master all careless or faulty rendering of hand or lamp signals by trainmen or yardmen.
617. Enginemen are required to know at all times what persons are on their engines, and not to allow any person to ride thereon except officers of the Company, and conductors or brakemen on duty, except by permission of proper authority.
When they leave their engines under steam, they are required to see that the throttles are closed and secured, the reverse levers in center, and the hand brakes firmly set.
628. They are required to make all reports and other returns required of them by the Transportation and Mechanical Departments, respectively, in due time, and in the form and manner prescribed.
635. They are forbidden to permit their engines to stand nearer than 100 feet to a street or highway crossing, or under any bridge, when it can be avoided; nor in the vicinity of offices, waiting rooms, or near cars occupied by passengers, where the noise or smoke would disturb the occupants.
636. In matters pertaining to the Transportation Department, firemen are required to report to and receive instructions from the Superintendent and Train Master, in matters pertaining to the Mechanical Department, to report to and receive instructions from the Master Mechanic and Road Foreman of Engines, within shop and enginehouse limits, to obey the orders of the foremen, when in yard limits, to obey the orders of Yard Masters, and when with an engine to obey the orders of the enginemen.
641. They are required to be constantly on the alert to obey signals when doing station or switching work.
655. Switch Tenders are required to report to and receive their instructions from the Station Agent, when in yards, to report to and be under the direction of Yard Masters or Station Masters.
656. They. are required to operate the switches under their charge for trains using them, to keep switches in good condition and clear of snow or other obstructions, and to report defects promptly.
659. Full instructions in regard to the operation of the air brake, train air signals, steam heat, and Pintsch gas lighting system have been issued in separate book form and adopted as the practice of this Company; and all employes having to do with such work are required to provide themselves with copies and familiarize themselves with the instructions referred to.
660. Special Order Books for the preservation of special instructions and the acknowledgment thereof are located on each division of the road at points indicated upon the time-table. It is required that they be used as follows:
same number upon all Special Order Books of any division. Special orders may be transmitted either by telegraph or by mail, the former method being preferable, as insuring a more prompt placing of the orders, and giving a check upon the exact time received at each point. When transmitted by telegraph, the receiving operator is required at once to transcribe them legibly and neatly upon the first blank left-hand page in the Special Order Book, leaving the right-hand page for signatures. When sent by mail, the agent or operator receiving them is required to paste them at once upon the first blank left-hand page of the book, noting thereon in ink hour and date posted, leaving the right-hand page for signatures. Not more than one special order should be placed upon one page.
important special order should be mailed to each conductor and engineman, and it is required they be filed by them in regular order in their files. It is their duty to compare their filesi from time to time with the Special Order Books, and if they fail to receive a copy of any special order, except those marked "No copies issued," to procure a copy from the Train Master.
667. Attention is called to the following orders and extracts from the Postal Laws and Regulations of the United States, edited April 1, 1902.
When Railroad Companies are Required to take Mails From and Deliver Them Into Post Offices.--"SECTION 1191."
The railroad company must also take the mails from and deliver them into all intermediate post offices and postal stations located not more than 80 rods from the nearest railroad station at which the company has an agent or other representative employed; and the Company shall not be relieved of such duty on account of the discontinuance of an agency without thirty days’ notice to the Department.
delivery of mails satisfactory to the Department must be erected and maintained; and pending the erection of such device the speed of train must be slackened so as to permit the exchange to be made with safety.
SECTION 5474, Revised Statutes.
668. Under Section 44 of the Postal Laws and Regulations, a post office inspector has general authority, upon the presentation of his proper credentials, to open, or even take charge of mail matter whenever he finds it necessary to do so.
Post Office Inspectors are the special representatives of the Postmaster General.
669. In order that there may be no interference with a post office inspector while in the performance of duties
clearly within the scope of his authority, upon presentation of his commission by an inspector it should be carefully examined as to date and genuineness, and as conductors are familiar with the commissions held by post office inspectors, in cases where inspectors desire to examine the mails in the baggage car, the conductor is required to instruct the baggageman to allow such inspection, and where the mails are to be examined while in the charge of railroad employes at points where transfer clerks are not employed by the Department, the employe is required to have the station agent verify the correctness of the commission held by the inspector.
674. Train baggagemen who fail to receive mail pouches usually carried on their trains are required to report the fact to the Superintendent and the General Baggage Agent, and to deliver to the station baggageman or mail messenger to whom the pouch is due a "Mail Shortage Notice" properly filled out.
date blank, so that when failures to connect occur, these slips may be quickly dated and handed to the proper party without fail.
677. This Company is permitted to carry by train mail between points on its system:
680. It is required that Lamps and Lanterns in use be properly cleaned and filled daily, and oil remaining in the fonts be emptied out every two weeks.
683. Whenever passengers or employes are injured, it is required that everything possible be done for their proper care, if prudent to take them to the nearest place at which the Company has a surgeon and leave them with such surgeon for treatment, or, if they cannot be moved, to call the nearest Company’s surgeon. If the case is urgent, it is required that the nearest competent surgeon obtainable be
called to administer first aid and care until the Company’s surgeon can take charge of the case. When a number of persons are injured, it is required that the services of competent surgeons in the vicinity be secured at once, but no surgical operation is to be performed until the arrival of the Company’s surgeon, unless required for the immediate safety of the patient.
in charge, and as soon as possible thereafter a full detailed report made (Form G S 2) and forwarded to the Superintendent of the Division, a separate report being made for each person injured. If the person injured is an employe, he is also required to make and sign a statement of facts in relation to the accident.
occurred and afterwards at the first district terminal by the inspector, foreman or Master Mechanic at such point, the Superintendent of the Division to notify such person of the necessity of making such examination.
697. Trainmen and enginemen who have the care of, and are responsible for, tools on engines and cars will be governed by the following rules:
4 Green Flags, mounted,
1 Standard Switch Chain,
698. It is required that each caboose in service carry, at all times, the following tools, and conductors are required to check them over on taking charge or giving up cabooses, reporting all shortage and damage, and are held responsible for any loss or deficiency while in their charge:
1 Cupola Lamp,
699. It is required that each coach and baggage car in service carry, at all times, the following tools, and conductors are required to check them over on receiving cars at terminal and junction stations, on taking their train at starting point and on leaving it at destination, reporting all shortage or damage, and are held responsible for any loss or deficiency while in their charge:
TOOLS FOR COACHES.
TOOLS FOR BAGGAGE CARS.
1 Tool Box,
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