ERIE RAILROAD COMPANY
Effective November 30th, 1952
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 New Jersey and New York Railroad Company
(Horace Banta, Trustee)
Effective November 30th, 1952
Effective November 30th, 1952
The rules herein set forth govern the railroads operated by the Erie Railroad Company and New Jersey and New York Railroad. They take effect November 30th, 1952, superseding all previous rules and instructions inconsistent therewith.
A. E. KRIESIEN,
M. G. McINNES,
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.
E. Employes must render every assistance in their power in carrying out the rules and special instructions and must report to the proper officials any violation thereof.
ments for completion of trip. They must be given such opportunity as may be practicable for transmitting telegrams and where dining car service is not available, special arrangements must be made for meal service. Station Masters and Station Agents must be fully advised concerning interruptions, probable delay and rerouting of trains, and they must see that passengers at stations are fully informed and assist them in making emergency arrangements for reaching destination.
N-1. In addition to the display of the blue signal as prescribed by Rule 26 and the use of special locks on designated repair tracks, it is prohibited to enter upon, take from, place on, or move cars on such tracks, until the conductor or employe in charge of engine or train has been furnished with a release order on the prescribed form. Foremen in charge of such designated repair tracks must deliver a copy of the Release-Order, to the conductor or employe in charge of engine or train before the special lock is removed.
whether the steps were worn, cracked or broken and whether there was any snow, ice or water or foreign substance on them; what it was, and how long it had apparently been there. Also give names, home and business addresses of witnesses.
O-3. The solicitation or acceptance by employes of any presents or gratuities from patrons or from subordinates is prohibited.
of any employe that any work or improvement is proposed by any county, township, municipal or other authority, which in any way affects the railroad’s interests, information upon the subject, together with notice, if any, must at once be sent to the Superintendent, or when any notice is served upon any employe, or it shall come to his knowledge that any tax or assessment has been or is to be made against the railroad or any of its property, he must at once send full information in reference to same to the Superintendent and such other officials as required.
V-2. When persons (other than employes or passengers), by reason of climbing on, or jumping or falling from moving trains, or persons walking or lying on the tracks, are injured, they must be sent to their homes or placed in charge of the county, city or village authorities, and no expense incurred on the part of the Company in the matter.
diately and be prepared to make a written statement as to whether there was any defect in any particular and then make arrangements for a further inspection at terminal.
BLOCK--A length of track of defined limits, the use of which by trains or engines is governed by block signals.
AUTOMATIC BLOCK SIGNAL SYSTEM--A series of consecutive blocks governed by block signals, actuated by a train, or engine, or by certain conditions affecting the use of a block.
train has been brought to a stop, when conditions of track occupancy ahead, or other conditions, require that the train be stopped.
DIVISION--That portion of a railroad assigned to the supervision of a Superintendent.
ENGINE--A unit propelled by any form of energy, or a combination of such units operated from a single control, used in train or yard service.
INTERLOCKING--An arrangement of signals and signal appliances so interconnected that their movements must succeed each other in proper sequence and for which interlocking rules are in effect. It may be operated manually or automatically.
PILOT--An employe assigned to a train when the engineman or conductor, or both, are not fully acquainted with the physical characteristics or rules of the railroad, or portion of the railroad, over which the train is to be moved.
SIGNAL ASPECT--The appearance of a fixed signal conveying an indication as viewed from the direction of an approaching train.
NOTE TO DEFINITION OF FIXED SIGNAL--The definition of a "Fixed Signal" covers such signals as switch, train order, block, interlocking, semaphore, disc, ball, stop boards, yard limit boards, slow boards, or other means for displaying indications that govern the movement of a train or engine.
GRADE SIGNAL--Designated by a fifteen inch circular yellow disc located on the signal mast.
STOP SIGNAL--Designated by the absence of number plate. (See Rule 292.) Observance of Telephone Train Order Signals covered by Rule 509-D.
TELEPHONE TRAIN ORDER SIGNALS
TELEPHONE TRAIN OPDER SIGNAL--A position light unit or a square end semaphore arm attached to signal mast below the block signal and so designated on time-table or by special instructions.
MAXIMUM AUTHORIZED SPEED--The maximum speed authorized by time-table, or by special instructions, for a division or sub-division, subject to designated speed restrictions.
STATION--A place designated on the time-table by name.
TIME-TABLE--The authority for the movement of regular trains subject to the rules. It contains classified schedules with special instructions relating to the movement of trains.
MAIN TRACK--A track extending through yards and between stations, upon which trains are operated by time-table or train order, or both, or the use of which is governed by block signals.
TRAIN--An engine or more than one engine coupled, with or without cars, displaying markers.
TRAIN REGISTER--A book or form which may be used at designated stations for registering signals displayed, the time of arrival and departure of trains and such other information as may be prescribed.
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.
prescribed form. The location of standard clocks will be shown in the time-table.
4. Each timetable, from the moment it takes effect, supersedes the preceding time-table, and its schedules take effect on any division, or sub-division, at the leaving time at their initial stations on such division, or sub-division. But when a schedule of the preceding time-table corresponds in number, class, day of leaving, direction, 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.
on ascending grades governed by grade signals may pass a fusee burning red without stopping to remove it and proceed at restricted speed. When placing or dropping a fusee it will, so far as possible, be placed on the engineer’s side of the track and outside of the rail. Red fusees of five minute duration will be used.
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.
to be made or where trains are receiving or discharging passengers;
19 (b). Absence of markers must be promptly reported to the Superintendent.
26 (a). A yellow board equipped with yellow reflector type disc and in addition a yellow lamp (to be lighted by night) placed beside the track on the engineer’s side indicates the track one mile distant is not in condition for regular speed. Speed over slow track (one mile distant) will be indicated by special order and speed of trains must be governed accordingly. At the point where the slow order begins another yellow board equipped with yellow reflector type disc will be located and speed authorized by special order must be maintained up to the point where a green board equipped with green reflector type disc is located to indicate end of temporary slow order. In case engineer has no copy of or has not seen special order, speed of six (6) miles per hour must not be exceeded. Engineer must sound whistle as provided in Rule 14 (m) when approaching temporary slow order boards. Engineer on passenger trains must be given signal from rear of train as provided in Rule 16 (h) and engineer on freight trains be given a signal as provided in Rule 12 (c) when possible to do so when the rear end of the train has passed over the track or structure covered by temporary slow order.
disc marking the end of the permanent slow order. These discs will not be marked by any night indication.
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, or when sufficient lights in a position light signal are displayed to determine indication of the signal, it will govern.
S-71. A train is superior to another train by right, class or direction.
82. Time-table schedules, unless fulfilled, are in effect for twelve hours after their time at each station.
S-83. On single track a train must not leave its initial station on any division, or sub-division, or a junction, or pass from one of two or more tracks to single track, until it has been ascertained whether all trains due, which are superior, or of the same class, have arrived or left, except in traffic control system districts.
exchanging train orders, signals and numbers with the section to be passed. The change in sections must be reported from the next available point of communication.
ticable; if necessary to back in, the train must first be protected as prescribed by Rule 99, unless otherwise provided.
least one mile before reaching the point where train is to return to its normal track. When radio communication is available on freight trains running against the current of traffic, the conductor will communicate with the engineer calling his attention to the location where train is to return to its normal track.
Note--Yard limits will be designated in the time-table and indicated by yard limit signs.
Where automatic block signal system rules are in effect "known to be clear" includes where track is known to be clear by signal indication, except that this will not apply in yards where permission is not required to crossover or to enter upon the main track. (See time-table special instructions.)
practicable, and if necessary will assume the schedule and take the train orders of the disabled train, proceed to the next available point of communication, and there report to the Superintendent. The disabled train will assume the right or schedule and take the train orders of the last train with which it has exchanged, and will, when able, proceed to and report from the next available point of communication.
track without train orders, except as authorized by signal indication of traffic control systems. On two or more tracks, extra trains, other than passenger extras, may be run without train orders.
signals must also be used. Conductors and engineers are responsible for the protection of their trains.
must see that points fit properly.
At meeting or passing points the employe attending the switch must, after locking it for main track, take a position not less than thirty (30) feet from the switch stand, and on the opposite side of the track, if possible, until the expected train has passed.
safe course must be taken.
nated by time-table or special instructions.
201. For movements not provided for by time-table, unless otherwise provided, train orders will be issued by authority and over the signature of the Superintendent and only contain information or instructions essential to such movements.
tors and engineers the same as if addressed to them.
A-U-R-0-R-A Aurora and O-N-E 0 F-I-V-E One 0 Five.
at the meeting or waiting point must be delivered to the trains affected until all have arrived from one direction.
will then be given by the train dispatcher. Each operator receiving this response will then write on each copy the word "Complete," the time, and his last name in full and then deliver a copy to each person addressed, except that when the order is signed by the conductor, he must personally deliver a copy of it to each engineer; the engineer will then read the order to the conductor before proceeding.
a train must not be issued for it at the point where such movement is restricted if it can be avoided. When so sent, the fact will be stated in the order, the train will be brought to a stop before delivery is made, and special precautions must be taken to insure safety.
time, and the numbers of the orders delivered, which train dispatcher will record in train order book.
Clearance Form "A" of the train making delivery and must be listed in a message accompanying the order to be delivered.
destroyed, and the second Clearance Form "A" must show the numbers of all train orders addressed to the train.
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.
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:
223 (a). The rules of the Operating Department for movement of trains by train orders and the transmission of messages, apply to the telephone, and the same methods must be observed as with the telegraph.
NOTE -- Forms with a prefix "S" are for single track, those with a prefix "D" are for two or more tracks; those without prefixes "S" or "D" are for single or two or more tracks. The words and figures in italics in the forms are examples, indicating the manner in which the orders are to he filled out.
(1) No. 1 meet No. 2 at B.
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) Extra 594 west pass No. 1 at J.
Both trains will run according to rule to the designated point and there arrange for the rear
train to pass promptly. Unless otherwise provided, the train to be passed will take siding.
(2) Extra 594 east run ahead of No. 6 M to B.
The first-named train will run ahead of the second-named train between the points designated. Unless some form of block signal system is used, the following train will look out for the designated train ahead until the order is fulfilled.
(1) No. 1 has right over No. 2 G to X.
If the second-named train reaches the point last named before the other arrives, it may proceed, keeping clear of the schedule of opposing train as required by rule. If the first-named train is met between the designated points, the conductor of the second-named train must inform it of his arrival.
(2) Extra 37 east has right over No. 3 F to A.
The regular train must not go beyond the point last named until the extra train has arrived, unless authorized by train order to do so.
(3) Extra 72 west has right over Extra 91 east A to Z and wait at N until 2:10 p.m.
The first-named extra train must not pass the designated waiting points before the time given, unless the second-named extra train has arrived. The second-named extra train must clear the time specified at the designated points or any intermediate station not less than 5 minutes.
(1) No. 1 runs 50 mins. late A to G and 20 mins. late G to K, etc.
This makes the schedule time of the train named, between the stations designated, 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.
(2) Nos. 1 and 3 wait at N until 9:59 a.m.
The train, or trains, named must not pass the designated points before the times given. Other trains receiving the order are required to run with respect to the time specified at the designated points or any intermediate station where schedule time is earlier than the time specified in the order, as before required to run with respect to the schedule time of the train, or trains, named.
(1) No. 1 wait at H until 9:59 a.m., for No. 2.
The train first named must not pass the designated point before the time given, unless the other train has arrived. The train last named is required to run with respect to the time specified, at the designated point or any intermediate station where schedule time is earlier than the time specified in the order, as before required to run with respect to the schedule time of the train first named.
(1) Eng. 20 display signals and run as First 1 A to Z.
To be used when the number of the engine for which signals are displayed is unknown, and is to be followed by (2), both being single-order examples.
(2) Eng. 25 run as Second 1 A to Z
To add an intermediate section (5) will be used.
(5) Eng. 85 display signals and run as Second 1 A to Z. Following sections change numbers accordingly.
The engine named will display signals and run as directed, and following sections will take the next higher number.
(6) Eng. 85 is withdrawn as Second 1 at H. Following sections change numbers accordingly.
The engine named will drop out at H, and following sections will take the next lower number.
(7) Eng. 18 instead of Eng. 85 display signals and run as Second 1 R to Z.
The second-named engine will drop out at R, and be replaced by the first-named engine.
(8) Second 1 take down signals at D.
The train named will take down signals as directed, and a following section must not proceed beyond the designated point.
(9) Engs. 99 and 25 reverse positions as Second and Third 1 H to Z.
Conductors and enginemen of the trains
addressed will exchange orders and signals. Following sections, if any, need not be addressed.
(1) Eng. 99 run extra A to F.
(1) Eng. 292 works extra 6:45 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. between D and.E.
The work extra must, whether standing or
moving, protect itself, against extra trains within the working limits in both directions as prescribed by the rules. The time of regular trains must be cleared.
(a) Not protecting against eastward extra trains.
The work extra will protect only against westward extra trains. The time of regular trains must be cleared.
(b) Not protecting against extra trains.
Protection against extra trains is not required. The time of regular trains must be cleared.
(c) Extra 173 east wait at E until 9.15 a.m.
The work extra will protect against the trains named after the times specified in the order.
(2) Work extra 292 clears (or protects against), Extra 76 east between D and E after 2:10 p.m.
Extra 76 east must not enter the working limits before 2:10 p.m., and will then run expecting to find the work extra clear of the main track, or protecting itself, as the order may require.
(3) Work Extra 292 protects against No. 55, (or ____ class trains), between D and E.
The work extra may work upon the time of the train or trains mentioned in the order, and must protect itself against such train or trains. The regular train or trains receiving the order will run expecting to find the work extra protecting itself.
(4) Work Extra 292 has right over all trains between D and E 7:15 p.m. until 1:15 a.m.
This gives the work extra the exclusive right between the points designated between the times named.
Whenever extra trains are run over working limits they must be given a copy of the order sent to the work extra. Should the working order instruct a work extra to not protect against extra trains in one or both directions, extra trains must protect against the work extra; if the order indicates that the work extra is protecting itself against other trains, they 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.
The work extra must, whether standing or moving, protect itself within the working limits against extra trains moving with the current of traffic on the track or tracks named. The time of regular trains must be cleared.
(a) Not protecting against extra trains.
Protection against extra trains is not required. The time of regular trains must be cleared.
(b) Extra 173 east wait at E until 9:15 a.m.
The work extra will protect against the trains named after the times specified in the order. The time of regular trains must be cleared.
To enable a work extra to work upon the time of a regular train, the following form may be used:
(2) Work extra 292 protects against No. 35, or ____ class trains, between D and E.
The work extra may work upon the time of the train or trains mentioned in the order and must protect itself against such train or trains.
(3) Work extra 292 has right over all trains on ____ and ____ tracks between G and H 7.01 p.m. until 1:01 a.m.
This gives the work extra the exclusive right to the track, or tracks, mentioned between the points designated between the times named.
(1) Hold No. 2.
When a train has been so held it must not proceed until the order to hold is annulled, or an order given to the operator in the form:
__________ may go.
These orders will be addressed to the operator and acknowledged in the usual manner, and will be delivered to conductors and engineers of all trains affected.
K. Annulling a Schedule or a Section
(1) No. 1 due to leave A Feb. 29th is annulled A to Z.
The schedule or section annulled becomes void between the points named and cannot be restored. Form K will not be combined with other forms of train orders.
(1) Order No. 10 is annulled.
If an order which is to be annulled has not been delivered to a train, the annulling order will be addressed to the operator, who will destroy all copies of the order annulled but his own, and write on that:
Annulled by Order No. __________
An order which has been annulled must not be reissued under its original number.
(1) That part of Order No. 10 reading No. 1 meet No. 2 at S is annulled.
Form M will be used only when that part of the order not annulled is clear in its wording.
This order will be given by adding to prescribed forms the words "instead of __________"
(1) No. 1 meet No. 2 at C instead of B.
An order which has been superseded must not be reissued under its original number.
When a train is directed by train order to take siding for another train, such instructions apply only at the point designated in that order, and do not apply to the superseding order unless so specified.
This order will be given by adding to prescribed forms, the words "instead of __________"
(1) No. 1 pass No. 3 at C instead of B.
An order which has been superseded must not be reissued under its original number.
(1) Time-table No. 1 is effective at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, July 10.
Form Q will not be combined with other forms of train orders.
(1) No. 1 has right over opposing trains on ____ track C to F.
The designated train must use the track specified between the points named and has right over opposing trains on that track between those
points. Opposing trains must not leave the point last named until the designated train arrives.
(2) After No. 4 arrives at C, No. 1 has right over opposing trains on ____ track C to F.
The train to be moved against the current of traffic must not leave the first-named point until the arrival of the first-named train.
(1) __________ track will be used as single track between F and G.
If it is desired to limit the time for such use, add from 1:01 p.m. to 3.01 p.m.
D-251. On portions of the road so specified on the time-table, trains or engines will run with the current of traffic by block signals whose indications will supersede time-table superiority.
261. On portions of the railroad, and on designated tracks so specified on the time-table, trains or engines will be governed by block signals whose indications will supersede the superiority of trains for both opposing and following movements on the same track.
D-271. A train running against the current of traffic, where signals are not provided to govern the movement against current of traffic, must receive train order authority, Clearance Form "A" and Clearance Form "B" when required, for such movement.
Before authorizing a permissive block the train dispatcher must know that the block is clear of opposing trains and passenger trains and that no opposing train has been given permission or a signal to enter the block. Signals governing opposing movements, where provided, must display Stop indication. When the block is clear of opposing trains and passenger trains, and when authorized by the train dispatcher, the operator in charge of the block station will deliver Clearance Form "B" and, when necessary, train order and Clearance Form "A."
Standard Train Order Blank for 19 Order
NOTE -- Aspects are shown by position of semaphore blades, color of lights, position of lights, or any combination thereof.
INDICATION: APPROACH NEXT MEDIUM SPEED.
INDICATION: PROCEED THROUGH CROSSOVERS OR TURNOUT WITH ENTIRE TRAIN AT NOT EXCEEDING MEDIUM SPEED, THEN RESUME NORMAL SPEED TO NEXT SIGNAL.
INDICATION: APPROACH NEXT SIGNAL AT NOT EXCEEDING SLOW SPEED.
INDICATION: PREPARE TO STOP AT NEXT SIGNAL. TRAIN EXCEEDING MEDIUM SPEED MUST AT ONCE REDUCE TO THAT SPEED.
NOTE: FIGURE "A" -- WHERE A NUMBER PLATE IS NOT USED AND A FACING POINT SWITCH IS CONNECTED WITH THE SIGNAL, APPROACH THAT SWITCH PREPARED TO STOP.
INDICATION: PROCEED AT NOT EXCEEDING MEDIUM SPEEE PREPARED TO STOP AT NEXT SIGNAL.
INDICATION: PROCEED THROUGH CROSSOVERS OR TURNOUT WITH ENTIRE TRAIN AT NOT EXCEEDING SLOW SPEED, THEN RESUME NORMAL SPEED TO NEXT SIGNAL.
INDICATION: BLOCK OCCUPIED, PROCEED PREPARED TO STOP SHORT OF TRAIN AHEAD.
INDICATION: PROCEED AT RESTRICTED SPEED.
INDICATION: STOP; THEN PROCEED AT RESTRICTED SPEED.
RULE 296 -- TELEPHONE TRAIN ORDER SIGNALS
INDICATION: FIGURES "A," "B" AND "C," STOP ON MAIN TRACK AND REPORT FOR INSTRUCTIONS. SEE RULE 509-D.
RULE 297-TELEPHONE TRAIN ORDER SIGNALS
INDICATION: FIGURES "A," "B" AND "C," TAKE SIDING AND WHEN CLEAR OF MAIN TRACK REPORT FOR INSTRUCTIONS. PASSENGER TRAINS WILL REPORT BEFORE PULLING IN SIDING. SEE RULE 509-D.
RULE 298-TELEPHONE TRAIN ORDER SIGNALS
INDICATION: FIGURES "A," "D" AND "G," STOP, THEN PROCEED AT RESTRICTED SPEED REGARDLESS OF FOLLOWING SUPERIOR TRAINS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 509-B AND 509-D.
NOTE -- manual Block Signal System rules will be used only on the territory specified in the time-table or in special instructions.
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.
316. COMMUNICATING CODE.
NOTE -- When the telephone is used, the code will be used without the numerals.
1 -- Display Stop-signal.
36 -- Block wanted for passenger train.
train order. To permit a train to follow a train other than a passenger train into a block, the operator must give "17" to the next block station in advance. The operator receiving this signal, if there is no passenger train in the block, must reply "5" or "13." The approaching train will then be admitted to the block under Permissive signal or Clearance Form "B."
train other than a passenger train into a block under Permissive signal indication or Clearance Form "B."
O-320. Unless otherwise provided, operators must not ask for the block until they have received a report of the train from the next block station in the rear.
block nor report that train is clear of the block in the rear until he has been advised by the train dispatcher that the train is complete.
Clearance Form "B."
an opposing train or a passenger train, the operator may admit a following train by use of Clearance Form "B," when so authorized by train dispatcher.
Clearance Forms "A" or "B" or both under such circumstances must report facts to train dispatcher from next open telegraph or telephone office after passing point at which such forms were furnished them.
360. Block signals for a track apply only to trains moving with the current of traffic on that track.
361. Conductors and enginemen are responsible for noting the indication of block signals, and will be held equally responsible for their observance.
365. When a train or engine clears the main track the conductor or engineer must report clear to the operator or dispatcher. A train or engine must not enter a block or foul the main track, or cross from one track to another without permission, unless otherwise provided.
NOTE -- Automatic Block Signal System rules will he used only an the territory specified in the time-table or in special instructions.
505. 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.
ENGINE AND TRAIN CREWS
508. Unless otherwise provided, block signals for a track apply only to trains or engines moving with the current of traffic on that track.
509 (b). When a train is stopped at "Stop and Proceed" signal, it may proceed at once at restricted speed.
Rule 509 (b) -- until otherwise ordered.
515. A train having passed beyond the limits of a block must not back into that block, except under the protection of a flagman, or when movements are being made in accordance with Rule 552.
520. Automatic train stop territory will be
designated on the time-table.
tion where report must be made to the operator. On engines equipped with radio engineers will report condition to the next open telegraph office and train dispatcher.
550. Traffic control system rules will apply only on portions of the railroad and on designated tracks so specified on the time-table or in special instructions. (Rule 261.)
(b) Main track hand operated switches must not be used without authority from the operator, except when a portion of train, or cars, remain standing on main track in the controlled section within which switch is located.
605. Interlocking signals govern the use of the routes of an interlocking, and as to movements within interlocking 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.
moved when any portion of a train or engine is standing on or closely approaching the switch, derail or movable frog.
permitted until all parts of the interlocking and track have been examined and are known to be in a safe condition.
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.
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.
670 (a). When a train or engine having accepted a proceed indication of an interlocking signal, stops less than 30 feet beyond such signal, it must not again proceed without permission from the operator.
807. Train Dispatchers report to and receive instructions from the Chief Train Dispatcher.
811. Yard Masters report to and receive instructions from the Superintendent or such official as may be designated.
814. They must see that trains are properly made up and ready to leave as directed; that proper slips or way-bills are furnished; that cars or tanks containing explosives or inflammable substances are located in trains in accordance with existing regulations.
818. The Station Agent reports to and receives his instructions from the Station Supervisor or such officer as the Superintendent may designate. He must conform to the instructions issued by the Accounting, Passenger, Freight and Treasury Departments.
819. He has charge of the company’s books and papers, and of the buildings, sidings and grounds at his station; and must preserve order in and about the station, keep the buildings and grounds in proper condition, and give proper attention to fire protection. He must see that no unauthorized person has access to the ticket and freight offices, baggage and freight rooms.
824. He must see that cars, left at the station have the hand brakes applied and are not moved by unauthorized persons, or shifted so as to interfere with the safety of trains. He must also take seal records of cars received, forwarded and interchanged.
825. The Baggage Agent reports to and receives his instructions from the Station Supervisor or such officer as the Superintendent may designate. He must obey the orders of the Station Agent, and conform to the instructions issued by the Manager, Mail, Baggage and Express Traffic, Accounting, Passenger and Treasury Departments.
828. Operators report to and receive their instructions from the Chief Train Dispatcher, unless otherwise provided. An operator at a station must conform to the instructions of the
business is handled, the Manager and Operator will be held accountable for the proper handling and reporting of same in conformity with the requirements of the Telegraph Company.
one second marks thirty seconds. In order to distinguish the last minute, the beats cease ten seconds before 12 o’clock Eastern Standard Time and before 11 o’clock Central Standard Time, when there will be a single beat. The first beat after the long pause indicates 12 o’clock, Eastern Standard Time, or 11 a.m., Central Standard Time.
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.
and special order book and sign current special orders when reporting for duty. Compare time with the engineer before starting and see that he has a copy of the current time-table. He will see that subordinates are familiar with their duties, ascertain the extent of their experience, and instruct them in the performance of their work.
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.
846. He must report for duty in uniform at the appointed time; must carry while on duty a reliable railroad grade watch and a copy of the current time-table; examine bulletin board and special order book; assist in making up his train when required; and give polite attention to the wants of passengers, avoiding unnecessary conversation. When passing through sleeping cars, do so quietly so as not to disturb passengers; at each station stop announce distinctly the name of the station; where trains are to 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 Masters. While on duty he is under the direction of the Conductor.
854. The Freight Conductor reports to and receives his instructions from the Superintendent
and Train Master. He must obey the orders of Yard Masters.
858. He must not move cars from stations or sidings without proper waybills or proper authority, and must see that cars are in safe condition to be moved. When cars are left on a siding he must see that they are properly secured by hand brakes and every precaution taken to prevent them from being improperly moved.
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; he must carry, while on duty, a reliable railroad grade watch and a copy of the current time-table; examine bulletin board and special order book, 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.
the rules require it, without waiting for signal or instructions to do so. The front Trainman must in like manner protect the front of the train. An assisting engine on the rear is a part of the train and the Trainman will be governed accordingly.
863. The Switch Tender reports to and receives his instructions from the Yard Master.
867. The Engineer 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 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 is under the direction of the Engine House Foreman.
stop and inquire respecting any signal not understood; when necessary see that the train is protected; use every precaution against fire; report the condition of the engine at the end of each trip; assist in making repairs when necessary, and must report any misconduct or neglect of 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 the Road Foreman and 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 engineer.
train, assist the engineer in keeping a lookout for obstructions and other signals; if qualified, take charge of the engine during the absence of the engineer; assist in making repairs when required. He must not run an engine in the absence of the engineer unless in some emergency he is ordered to do so by the conductor, or someone in authority. He must be familiar with the rules that apply to the protection of trains and the use of signals.
876. The Yard Conductor reports to and receives his instructions from the Yard Master. In yards not under the jurisdiction of a Yard 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 perforrnance of their work. He must have a copy of the current time-table; carry while on duty, a reliable railroad grade watch; examine the special order book and bulletin board when reporting for duty; compare time with the engineer before commencing the day’s work and see that he has a copy of the current time-table. He is responsible for the safety and care of the work and for the vigilance and conduct of his subordinates and must report anv 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; must carry while on duty, a reliable railroad grade watch and copy of the current time-table; 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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