ERIE RAILROAD COMPANY
Effective July 1st, 1930
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
New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad Company
Effective July 1st, 1930
The rules herein set forth govern the railroads operated by the Erie Railroad Company, New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad Company, Wilkes-Barre and Eastern Railroad Company, The New Jersey and New York Railroad Company, Bath and Hammondsport Railroad Company, and Chicago and Erie Railroad Company. They take effect July 1, 1930, superseding all previous rules and instructions inconsistent therewith.
R. E. WOODRUFF,
Safety is of the first importance in the discharge of duty.
A. Employes whose duties are prescribed by these rules must provide themselves with a copy.
F. Accidents, failure in the supply of water or fuel, defects in track, bridges, signals, or any unusual conditions which may affect the movement of trains, must be promptly reported by wire to the proper authority.
between an engine and its tender, or to place himself in a position where a movement of the engine would injure him, no matter where such engine may be, whether in the round house, or on an ash pit, in the yard, or elsewhere, without first giving due notice of his purpose to some one in a position to prevent or give warning that the engine should not be moved while such employe remains in place of danger.
of the same and must not go between these or any other cars, or expose their arms or bodies between them, unless they can do so with safety.
light or wig-wag signals, highway traffic signals, or otherwise, and whether and how they worked; also give names, home and business address, of all persons who may have any knowledge of the accident.
at the rear end of the train and exchange signals with other passing trains and open telegraph offices and look for signals from trackmen and other employes as they pass; should there be any indication of conditions endangering the train, or any other train, they must take such measures for the protection of trains as may be practicable.
R. Messages must not be sent by wire when the use of train mail will accomplish the purpose. Messages, should be briefly worded and on railroad business only.
their proper care. If prudent take them to the nearest place at which the Company has a surgeon for treatment, or, if they cannot be moved, call the nearest Company’s surgeon. If the case is urgent, the nearest competent surgeon obtainable must be called to administer first aid and care until the Company’s surgeon can take charge of the case. When a umber of persons are injured, the services of competent surgeons in the vicinity must 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.
injuries, and telegraphed immediately to the Superintendent on the prescribed form by the conductor, agent or person in charge, and as soon as possible thereafter a full detailed report made on the prescribed form and forwarded to the Superintendent. A separate report on the prescribed form will be made for each passenger injured.
prepared to give statements showing the condition.
ENGINE. -- A machine propelled by any form of energy and used in train or yard service.*
* Where the term "Engine" appears in these rules it applies to either "Engine" or "Motor Car."
TIME-TABLE. -- The authority for the movement of regular trains subject to the rules. It contains the classified schedules of trains with special instructions relating thereto.
YARD. -- A system of tracks within defined limits provided for the making up of trains, storing of cars and other purposes, over which movements not authorized by time-table, or by train order, may be made, subject to prescribed signals and rules, or special instructions.
NOTE TO DEFINITION OF FIXED SIGNALS. - The definition of a "Fixed Signal" covers such signals as switch, train order, block, interlocking, semaphore, disc, ball, stop board, yard limit boards, slow boards, or other means for displaying indications that govern the movement of a train.
NOTE -- Rules with a prefix "S" are for single track; those with a prefix "D" are for two or more tracks. Rules without a prefix are for single and two or more tracks.
1. Standard Time obtained from Washington, D. C., Observatory will be transmitted to all points from designated offices at 12 o’clock noon EASTERN STANDARD TIME, and at 11 o’clock A.M. CENTRAL STANDARD TIME daily.
(Form of Certificate)
This is to certify that on ............., 19....
4. Each time-table, from the moment it takes effect, supersedes the preceding time-table, and its schedules take effect on any division or subdivision, at the leaving time at their initial stations on such division, or subdivision. But when a schedule of the preceding time-table corresponds in number, class, day of leaving, directions and initial and terminal stations with a schedule of the new time-table, a train authorized by the preceding time-table will retain its train orders and assume the schedule of the corresponding number of the new time-table.
Both the arriving and leaving time of a train are in full-faced type when both are meeting or passing times, or when one or more trains, are to meet or pass it between those times.
must stop and remove or extinguish the fusee and then proceed at restricted speed. Freight trains on ascending grades governed by grade signals may pass a fusee burning red without stopping to remove it and proceed at restricted speed.
NOTE. - The hand, or a flag, moved the same as the lamp, as illustrated in the following diagrams, gives the same indication, except in the observance of Rule 12 (a) the hand or flag movement may be above the shoulder.
It must be dimmed while passing through yards where yard engines are employed; approaching stations at which stops are to be made or where trains are receiving or discharging passengers; approaching train order signals, junctions, terminals, or meeting points or while standing on main track at meeting points and on two or more tracks when approaching trains, in the opposite direction.
17a. When there are more trains at a meeting point than the siding will hold, the headlight of the leading engine must remain displayed.
19. The following signals will be displayed to the rear of every train, as markers, to indicate the rear of the train except when the train has no caboose or when a freight car is located behind caboose, a red flag by day and two or more red lights by night must be displayed.
NOTE TO RULES 17,19, D-19, 20, 21, and 24. -- The diagrams are intended to illustrate the general location of the train signals, not the exact manner in which they are to be attached.
NOTE -- When three lense marker lamps are in use no yellow or green will be displayed toward engine.
D-19. The following signals will be displayed to the rear of every train, as markers, to indicate the rear of the train: By day, yellow or green
flags, or marker lamps (not lighted); By night, yellow or green lights, to the front and side and red lights to the rear; except when the train is clear of the main track, when yellow or green lights must be displayed to the front, side and rear, and except when a train is turned out against the current of traffic, when yellow or green lights must be displayed to the front and side, a yellow or green light to the rear on the side next to the main track on which the current of traffic is in the direction the train is moving, a red light to the rear on the opposite side and the red light on the platform or the cupola (if the train has a caboose) concealed or turned low.
NOTE to RULE D-19 -- When three lense marker lamps are in use no yellow or green will be displayed to the front when train is clear of the main track or when train is turned out against the current of traffic or when running against the current of traffic on two or more tracks.
MODIFICATION OF RULES 19 and D-19
Effective June 1st, 1938
"On equipment so constructed that the change in night indications of marker lamps as prescribed by Rules 19 and 19-D cannot safely be made while train is moving, trainmen are relieved of this requirement until first stop is made at a point it is practical to do so."
20. All sections except the last will display two green flags, and in addition, two green lights by night in the places provided for that purpose on the front of the engine.
21. Extra trains will display two white flags and, in addition, two white lights by night, in the places provided for that purpose on the front of the engine unless otherwise provided.
21a. Road engines moving in yards without trains must display headlight to front and one or more red lights to the rear.
White light on front of leading car at A.
Marker lamps not lighted, or yellow or green flags at B B as markers.
26. A blue signal, displayed at one or both ends of an engine, car or train, indicates that workmen are under or about it; when thus protected it must not be coupled to or moved. Each class of workmen will display the blue signals, and the same workmen are alone authorized to remove them. Other equipment must not be placed on the same track so as to intercept the view of the blue signals, without first notifying the workmen.
side, indicates that the track one mile distant is not in condition for regular speed. The speed over the slow track (one mile distant) will be indicated by special order, and the speed of trains must be controlled accordingly. At the point where the slow order begins, an additional yellow flag by day and a yellow light by night will be located, and speed authorized by special order must be maintained up to the point where a green flag by day and a green light by night is located, to indicate resume regular speed. In case engineman has no copy of or has not seen special order, a speed of six (6) miles per hour will not be exceeded. Enginemen must sound the whistle as provided in Rule 14 (m) when approaching temporary slow order signs. Enginemen of passenger trains must be given a signal from the rear of the train as provided in Rule 16 (h) and enginemen of freight trains be given a signal as provided in Rule 12 (c) where physically possible when the rear end of the train has passed over the track or structure covered by slow order.
from this point until reaching a sign reading from "Resume Speed," at which point regular speed may be resumed. These boards will not be marked by any night indication. When a different speed is permissible for passenger freight trains, two sets of figures will be placed on each board, and passenger trains governed by the upper and freight trains by the lower figure.
27. A signal imperfectly displayed, or the absence of a signal at a place where a signal is usually shown, must be regarded as the most restrictive indication that can be given by that signal, except that when the day indication is plainly seen it will govern and when sufficient lights in a position-light signal are displayed to determine correct indication of signal, such indication will govern.
Direction is superior as between trains of the same class.
82. Time-table schedules, unless fulfilled, are in effect for twelve hours after their time at each station.
84. A train must not start until the proper signal is given.
At meeting points between extra trains, the train in the inferior time-table direction must take the siding unless otherwise provided.
92. A train must not arrive at a station in advance of its schedule arriving time.
NOTE. -- Yard limits will be designated in the time-table and indicated by yard limit signs.
93a. On two or more tracks, movements against the current of traffic within yard limits may be made under protection only, unless otherwise provided.
where it must report to the Superintendent. When opposing trains are met under these circumstances, it must be fully explained to them by the leading train that the expected train is following.
indicate proceed, and track is clear. Where required by law, trains must stop.
102. If a train should part while in motion, trainmen must, if possible, prevent damage to the detached portions. The signals prescribed by Rules 12 (e) and 14 (f) must be given.
A switch must not be left open for a following train unless in charge of a trainman of such train.
guards are provided or the movement is otherwise protected. They must not pass between it and the platform, at which the passengers are being received or discharged, unless the movement is properly protected.
201. For movements not provided for by time-table, train orders will be issued by authority and over the signature of the Superintendent and only contain information or instructions essential to such movements.
from what offices the order was repeated and the responses transmitted; and the train dispatcher’s initials. These record must be made at once and never from memory or memoranda.
must be given to each office addressed, the number of copies being stated, if more or less than three--thus, "31, West, copy 5," or "19, East, copy 2."
in the succession in which the several offices have been addressed, and then write the time of repetition on the order. Each operator receiving the order should observe whether the others repeat correctly.
the time, and his last name in full and personally deliver a copy to each person addressed without taking his signature. But when delivery to engineman will take the operator from the immediate vicinity of his office, the engineman’s copy will be delivered by the conductor.
not be otherwise acted on until "complete" has been given.
If the means of communication fails before an office has repeated an order or has sent the "X" response, the order at that office is of no effect and must be there treated as if it had not been sent.
218. When a train is named in a train order by its schedule number alone, all sections, of that schedule are included, and each must have copies delivered to it.
When a train order is to be delivered to a train, the fixed signal must be displayed at "stop" for the track and in the direction of the approaching train, and a flag or light must be displayed in the place provided for the purpose, a red flag or red light indicating "31" orders or "19" orders that restrict the superiority of the train at that point, a yellow flag or yellow light indicating other "19" orders.
Revised February 15 th, 1937
If a signal is not displayed at a night office, trains which have not been notified must stop and ascertain the cause and report the facts to the Superintendent from the next available point of communication.
223. The following signals and abbreviations may be used:
transmission of messages, apply to the telephone, and the same methods must be observed as with the telegraph.
signal "27" shall exercise the same authority over the telephone circuit.
NOTE -- Forms with a prefix "S" are for single track, those with a prefix "D" are for two or more track; those without prefixes "S" or "D" are for single or two or more tracks. The words and figures in the forms are examples, indicating the manner in which the orders are to be filled out.
(1.) No. 1 meet No. 2 at B.
(2.) No. 2 and Second 4 meet Nos. 1 and 3 at C and Extra 95 west at D (and so on).
Trains receiving these orders will run with respect to each other to the designated points and there meet in the manner prescribed by the rules.
(1.) No. 1 pass No. 3 at K.
(2.) No. 6 pass No. 4 when overtaken.
the second-named train is overtaken and then arrange for the rear train to pass promptly.
(3.) Extra 594 east run ahead of No. 6 M to B.
(4.) Extra 95 west run ahead of No. 3 B until overtaken.
(5.) No. 1 pass No. 3 at K and run ahead of No. 7 M to Z.
(1.) No. 1 has right over No. 2 G to X.
(2.) Extra 37 east has right over No. 3 F to A
These orders give right to the train first named over the other train between the points named. If the trains meet at either of the designated points, the first-named train must take the siding, unless the order otherwise prescribes.
(1.) No. 1 run 50 mins. late A to G.
(2.) No. 1 run 50 mins. late A to G and 20 mins. late G to K, etc.
(3.) Nos. 1 and 3 wait at N until 9.59 a.m. P until 10.30 a.m. R until 10.55 a.m., etc.
(1.) No. 1 wait at H until 9.59 a.m., for No. 2.
(1.) Eng. 20 display signals and run as First 1 A to Z.
(3.) No. 1 display signals A to G for Eng. 25. Second 1 display signals B to E for Eng. 99.
(4.) Engs. 20, 25 and 99 run as First, Second and Third 1 A to Z.
To add an intermediate section (5) will be used.
To drop an intermediate section (6) will be used.
To substitute one engine for another on a section (7) will be used.
To discontinue the display of signals (8) will be used.
To pass one section by another (9) will be used.
Each section affected by these orders must have copies and must arrange signals accordingly.
(1.) Eng. 99 run extra A to F.
(2.) Eng. 99 run extra A to F and return to C.
(1.) Eng. 292 works extra 6.45 a.m. until 5.45 p.m. between D and E.
This may be modified by adding:
(3.) Not protecting against extra trains.
When a work extra has been instructed by order to not protect against extra trains, and, afterward, it is desired to have it clear the track for, or protect itself after a certain hour against, a designated extra, an order may be given in the following form:
To enable a work extra to work upon the time of a regular train, the following form will be used:
When a work extra is to be given exclusive right over all trains, the following form will be used:
The working limits should be as short as practicable, to be changed as the progress of the work may require.
will run expecting to find the work extra protecting itself.
(1.) Eng. 292 works extra on ______ track, or ______ tracks, 6.45 a.m. until 5.45 p.m. between D and, E.
This form may be modified by adding:
To enable a work extra to work upon the time of a regular train, the following form may be used:
(4.) Work extra 292 has right over all trains on ______ and ______ tracks between G and H 7.01 p.m. until 1.01 a.m.
(1.) Hold No. 2.
(1.) No. 1 due to leave A Feb. 29th is annulled A to Z.
Form K will not be combined with other forms of train orders.
(1.) Order No. 10 is annulled.
(1.) That part of Order No. 10 reading No. 1 meet No. 2 at S is annulled.
(2.) That part of Order No. 12 reading No. 3 pass No. 1 at S is annulled.
This order will be given by adding to prescribed forms the words "instead of ______."
(2.) No. 3 pass No. 1 at D instead of C.
(3.) No. 1 has right over No. 2 G to R instead of X.
(4.) No. 1 display signals for Eng. 85 A to Z instead of G.
This order will be given by adding to prescribed forms the words "instead of ______."
(2.) No. 1 display signals for Eng. 85 A to Z instead of G.
(1.) No. 1 has right over opposing trains on ______ track C to F.
a copy of the order, and may then proceed on its schedule, or right.
This order may be modified as follows:
(1.) ______ track will be used as single track between F and G.
D-251. On portions of the road so specified on the time-table, trains will run with the current of traffic by block signals whose indications will supersede time-table superiority.
D-261. On portions of the road so specified on the time-table, trains will run against the current of traffic by block signals, whose indications will supersede time-table superiority and will take the place of train orders.
Standard Train Order Blank for 19 Order
The Rules herein contained will not be effective except as designated in the Time-Table, or by Special Instructions.
BLOCK SYSTEM. -- A series of consecutive blocks.
BLOCK STATION. -- A place from which block signals are operated.
STOP SIGNAL. -- Designated by absence of Number Plate. (See Rule 292.) Observance of Telephone Train Order Signals covered by Rule 509-D.
INDICATION:- BLOCK OCCUPIED, PROCEED PREPARED TO STOP SHORT OF TRAIN AHEAD
INDICATION:- APPROACH NEXT SIGNAL AT NOT EXCEEDING MEDUIM SPEED
RULE 283:- Revised July 15, 1937
RULE 287:- Revised July 15, 1937
INDICATION:- PROCEED AT NOT EXCEEDING MEDUIM SPEED PREPARED TO STOP AT NEXT SIGNAL.
NAME:- MEDUIM - APPROACH
INDICATION:- APPRAOCH NEXT SIGNAL AT NOT EXCEEDING SLOW SPEED.
INDICATION:- PREPARE TO STOP AT NEXT SIGNAL TRAIN EXCEEDING MEDUIM SPEED MUST AT ONCE REDUCE TO THAT SPEED.
NOTE: FIGURES "A" & "E" -- WHERE NUMBER PLATE IS NOT USED AND A FACING SWITCH IS CONNECTED WITH THE SIGNAL, APPROACH THAT SWITCH PREPARED TO STOP.
INDICATION:- PROCEED AT RESTRICTED SPEED
INDICATION:- STOP THEN PROCEED IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE - 509-B
NOTE:- WHERE YELLOW DISC IS PROVIDED SEE RULE 509-C
TOP ARM - LIGHT
TOP ARM - LIGHT
TOP ARM - LIGHT - FIGURE "A" & "D"
NOTE:- SIGNAL WHOSE MOST RESTRICTIVE INDICATION IS MORE FAVORABLE THAN STOP ARE PROVIDED WITH THE NUMBER PLATE NUMBERED, EITHER ON THE SIGNAL MAST OR IN A LOCATION ADJACENT THERETO AS SEEN FROM AN APPROACHING TRAIN EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED.
NOTE. -- Rules and forms with the prefix "M" are for Manual Block; those with the prefix "C" are for Controlled Manual Block. Rules without a prefix are for Manual and Controlled Manual Block Systems.
305. Block signals govern the use of the blocks, but, unless otherwise provided, do not supersede the superiority of trains; nor dispense with the use or the observance of other signals whenever and wherever they may be required.
311. Signals must be kept in the position displaying the most restrictive indication, except when displayed for an immediate movement.
NOTE. When the telephone is used, the code will be used without the numerals.
1. -- Display Stop-signal.
4. -- Train other than passenger has entered block.
NOTE TO RULE 317-a. -- 317-a is for absolute block for following and opposing movements on the same track.
317b. To admit a train to a block, the signalman must examine the block record, and, if the block is, clear, give "3 or 36 for ______," to the next block station in advance. The signalman receiving this signal, if the block is clear, must display the Stop-signal to opposing trains and reply "2 for ______," and when necessary unlock the next block in the rear. If the block is not clear, he must reply "5 of ______," or "56 of ______." The signalman at the entrance of the block must then display the proper signal indication.
NOTES TO RULE 317-b. -- Rule 317-b is for absolute block for opposing movements and permissive block for following movements on the same track.
318a. To admit a train to a block, the signalman must examine the block record, and, if the block is clear, give "3 for ______," or "36 for ______," to the next block station in advance. The signalman receiving this signal, if the block is clear, must reply "2 for ______," and when necessary unlock the next block in
the rear. If the block is not clear, he must reply "5 of ______," or "56 of ______." The signalman at the entrance of the block must then display the proper signal indication.
NOTE TO RULE 318-a. -- Rule 318-a is for absolute block for following movements only.
318b. To admit a train to a block, the signalman must examine the block record, and, if the block is not occupied by a passenger train, give "3 for ______," or "36 for ______," to the next block station in advance. The signalman receiving this signal, if the block is clear, must reply "2 for ______," and when necessary unlock the next block in the rear. If the block is not clear, he must reply "5 of ______," or "56 of ______." The signalman at the entrance of the block must then display the proper signal indication.
NOTE TO RULE 318-b. -- Rule 318-b is for permissive block for following movements only.
319. When a train enters a block, the signalman must give "4 ______," or "46 ______," and the time to the next block station in advance, and when the train has passed the Home
or Block Signal and the signalman has seen the markers he must display the Stop-signal, and when the rear of the train has passed 300 feet beyond the Home or Block Signal, he must give the record of the train to the next block station in the rear.
NOTE TO RULES 317-a, 317-b, 318-a, 318-b and 319. -- The blanks in Rules 317-a, 317-b, 318-a, 318-b and 319 are to be filled by the number or designation of the train, except as otherwise noted. When the bell code is used, the number and designation of the train may be omitted.
320. Unless otherwise provided, signalmen must not ask for the block until they have received a report of the train from the next block station in the rear, nor unlock the next block in the rear until the block is asked for by that block station.
the rear until he has ascertained that the train is complete.
movement, and when the proper signals have been displayed, permission may be given. Until the block is clear no train must be admitted in the direction of the cross-over switches except under Permissive-signal or with Clearance Form B.
with the next block station in advance, he may admit a train to the block by the use of Clearance Form B.
NOTE TO RULE C-331. -- Rule C-331 is for operation on two or more main tracks for following movements only.
332. Operating levers must be blocked or marked and should not be used when a track, switch or signal is undergoing repairs, or when a track is obstructed.
NOTE TO RULE C-333. -- Rule C-333 is for operation on single track.
334. Hand signals must not be used when the proper indication can be displayed by the block signals, except as prescribed by Rule 329 or 343. When hand signals are necessary they must be given from such a place and in such a way that there can be no misunderstanding on the part of enginemen or trainmen as to the signals, or as to the train or engine for which they are intended.
NOTE TO RULE 334. -- Hand signaling includes the use of flag, lamp, torpedo and fusee signals.
335. Block signals for a track apply only to trains moving with the current of traffic on that track. Signalmen will use hand signals for blocking trains moving against the current of traffic.
When trains, which were in the extended block when the block station was opened and which had passed his block station before it was opened, clear the block in advance he must repeat the record to the block station in the rear.
361. Block signals for a track apply only to trains moving with the current of traffic on that track.
Hand signals will be used for blocking trains moving against the current of traffic.
368. An engineman receiving a Train-parted signal from a signalman must answer by the whistle signal for Train-parted.
507. Block signals govern the use of the blocks, but, unless otherwise provided, do not supersede the superiority of trains; nor dispense with the use or the observance of other signals whenever and wherever they may be required.
508. Block Signals for a track apply only to trains moving with the current of traffic on that track.
signal indicating stop and proceed unless otherwise ordered.
train accepts the proceed indication (Paragraph "c") and for any cause is unable to make usual running time the train must be protected as prescribed by Rule 99.
517. When possible, enginemen and trainmen will observe the operation of automatic signals, and if a signal is at Proceed and does not change to Stop when a train enters a block, the train must come to a Full Stop, and after leaving a flagman with danger signals to notify approaching trains, may proceed as provided in Rule 509b, notifying the superintendent at the first telephone booth or open telegraph office.
605. Interlocking signals govern the use of the routes of an interlocking plant, and as to movements within Home Signal limits, their indications supersede the superiority of trains, but do not dispense with the use or the observance of other signals whenever and wherever they may be required.
611. Signals must be kept in the position displaying the most restrictive indication, except when displayed for an immediate movement.
616. The lever operating a switch, derail, movable frog, detector bar or lock must not be moved when any portion of a train or engine is standing on or closely approaching the switch, derail or movable frog.
plant, the signals must be restored so as to display their most restrictive indication, and no train or switching movement permitted until all parts of the interlocking plant and track liable to consequent injury have been examined and are known to be in a safe condition.
When hand signals are necessary, they must be given from such a place and in such a way that there can be no misunderstanding on the part of enginemen or trainmen as to the signals or as to the train or engine for which they are intended.
NOTE TO RULE 628. -- Hand signaling includes the use of flag, lamp, torpedo and fusee signals.
629. If necessary to pass any interlocking Stop-signal, Clearance Form B must be used and if the signal is used as a train-order signal, a Clearance Form A must be used in addition and the Superintendent notified.
636. When alterations or additions are to be made to the locking, signalmen in charge must first notify the Superintendent and obtain permission from him before any part of the locking is removed from the machine. When locking is undergoing alterations and additions, and permission has been received from the Superintendent to proceed with the work, signalmen must stop all trains at the home signal, and after trains have come to a full stop and the signalmen personally know that the route is properly set up and that all levers are set to guard against a conflicting train movement the home signal may be cleared and the train permitted to proceed. Signalmen are forbidden to allow maintainers or construction men to set up routes or manipulate the levers for the passage of a train, or when a train is passing over the switches, or after the signals have been set for a train to proceed.
POWER INTERLOCKING PLANTS
637. In case of failure of indication on switches, movable frogs or derail the following instructions must be complied with: When the maintainer is present, he must operate indication latches. When the maintainer is not present, the indication latch may be operated by hand only as hereinafter prescribed.
gone to the full stop position and the caution signal has gone to the full caution position.
661. If a signal, permitting a train to proceed after being accepted, is changed to a Stop-signal before it is reached, the stop must be made at once. Such occurrence must be reported to the Superintendent.
668. Conductors* must report to the Superintendent any unusual detention at interlocking plants.
681. Repairmen are responsible for the inspection, adjustment and proper maintenance of interlocking plants assigned to their care.
* Or enginemen of yard engines.
must first be had with the signalman, in order to secure the safe movement of trains and engines during repairs. The signalman must be notified when the repairs are completed.
801. Train Masters report to and receive instructions from the Superintendent.
803. The Station Master reports to and receives his instructions from the Superintendent or such officer as he may designate.
804. Chief train dispatchers report to and receive instructions from the Superintendent.
807. Train Dispatchers report to and receive instructions from the Chief train dispatcher.
808. They will issue orders governing the movement of trains, in accordance with the rules; record the movement of all trains and important incidents affecting the movement of traffic.
811. Yard Masters report to and receive instructions from the Superintendent or such official as he may designate.
815. They must be familiar with instructions relative to refrigeration, ventilation and protection of perishable freight, and unless otherwise provided, see that a complete record of seals on all doors and hatches is promptly taken upon arrival of cars in yard. If a loaded car is found not properly sealed, contents should be promptly examined and car sealed, making prompt report to the Superintendent.
818. The Station Agent reports to and receives his instructions from the Supervising Agent or such officer as the Superintendent may designate. He must conform to the instructions issued by the Accounting, Passenger, Freight and Treasury Departments.
820. It is his duty to attend to the sale of tickets and the receiving, delivering and forwarding of baggage and freight, and collections for the same; see that cars are promptly loaded or unloaded and forwarded; keep the accounts, and make reports and remittances, in the manner prescribed.
825. The Baggage Agent reports to and receives his instructions from the Supervising
Agent or such officer as the Superintendent may designate. He must obey the orders of the Station Master or the Station Agent, and conform to the instructions issued by the General Baggage, Mail and Express Agent, Accounting, Passenger and Treasury Departments.
828. The Telegraph and Telephone Operator and Signalman reports to and receives his instructions from the Chief Train Dispatcher, unless otherwise provided. An operator at a station must conform to the instructions of the Station Master or Station Agent.
830. Where two or more Operators are employed at day or night offices, there must always be one on duty. When both day and night Operators are employed, they must relieve each other.
836. When relieved he must make written transfer on the prescribed form of all train orders not delivered, and see that such orders, and all information pertaining thereto, is understood by the relief operator who must compare the train-orders with the transfer, and note the time and sign the transfer.
single beat. The first beat after the long pause indicates 12 o’clock, Eastern Standard Time, or 11 a.m., Central Standard Time.
839. The following signals are to be used in telegraphing and, in
general, all telephone circuits.
35. You may use "27" to send answer to this message.
840. The Passenger Conductor reports to and receives his instructions from the Superintendent and Train Master. He must obey the orders of Station Masters and Yard Masters, and conform to instructions issued by the Accounting, Passenger and Treasury Departments.
vigilance and conduct of the men employed thereon, and must report any misconduct or neglect of duty.
845. The Passenger Trainman reports to and receives his instructions from the Train Master. He must obey the orders of Station Masters and Yard Masters. While on duty he is under the direction of the conductor.
stop for meals, make such announcement and the length of stop.
849. The Train Baggageman reports to and receives his instructions from the Train Master. He must obey the orders of Station Masters and Yard Master. While on duty he is under the direction of the Conductor.
the baggage car while on duty, except when required to take the place of a trainman.
854. The Freight Conductor reports to and receives his instructions from the Superintendent and Train Master. He must obey the orders of Yard Masters.
opportunity permits; see that trainmen occupy their proper places on the train; handle freight with care, using every effort to prevent loss or damage; see that doors of cars are properly secured, and not permit unauthorized persons to enter the cars, handle freight or to ride upon the train; and keep all records prescribed by current instructions.
and the number of the car to which it is transferred on face of waybill. 860. He must see that public crossings are not obstructed longer than 5 minutes. He will be held responsible for violation of local public ordinances relating to the obstructing of crossings.
861. The Freight Trainman reports to and receives his instructions from the Train Master. While on duty he is under the direction of the Conductor. He must report for duty at the appointed time and assist in making up his train. It is his duty to attend to the brakes; be provided with, take care of, and properly display train signals; assist the conductor in loading or unloading freight, in inspecting the cars, and in all things requisite for the safe and prompt movement of the train.
863. The Switch Tender reports to and receives his instructions from the Yard Master or Station Master.
864. It is his duty to operate the switches under his charge for trains using them; to keep the switches in good condition and clear of snow or other obstruction, and promptly report defects.
867. The Engineman reports to and receives his instructions from the Superintendent. He must obey the orders of the Train Master and Road Foreman of Engines. He must obey the orders of Station Masters and Yard Masters and those of Conductors as to starting, stopping and general management of train, unless they endanger the safety of the train or require violation of rules. When at the engine house he engine House is under the direction of the Engine House Foreman.
received, and assist in shifting and making up the train.
871. He must not permit any person to ride on the engine without authority, except division staff officers, their assistants and trainmen in discharge of their duty.
873. The Fireman reports to and receives his instructions from the Superintendent, and will obey the orders of the Train Master and Road Foreman of Engines. In matters relating to the care and use of engines he will be governed by the orders of and report to the Master Mechanic. When at the engine house he is under the direction of the Engine House Foreman. When with the engine he must obey the orders of the engineman.
to regulate speed of train when approaching a signal indication or other condition requiring that speed be reduced, he must communicate with him at once, and, if necessary, stop the train.
876. The Yard Conductor reports to and receives his instructions from the Yard Master or Station Master. In yards not under the jurisdiction of a Yard Master or Station Master, he reports to and is under the direction of the Station Agent. He must report for duty at the appointed time, see that subordinates are familiar with their duties, ascertain the extent of their experience and instruct them in the performance of their work. He must have a copy of the current time-table; examine the special order book and bulletin board when reporting for duty; compare time with the engineman before commencing the day’s work and see that he has a copy of the current timetable. He is responsible for the safety and care of the work and for the vigilance and conduct of his subordinates and must report any misconduct or neglect of duty.
877. The Yard Brakeman reports to and receives his instructions from the Yard Master. While on duty he is under the direction of the Yard Conductor. He must report for duty at the appointed time and assist in the shifting, making up or breaking up of trains, or distributing cars in yards. He must be conversant with the rules and special instructions for other
classes of employes so far as they relate in any way to the proper discharge of his duties; provide himself with a copy of such rules and special instructions; pass the prescribed examinations; provide himself with the necessary signal appliances, and keep them in good order and ready for immediate use.
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