Form No 1345

Erie Railroad Company

Marion Division



Special Instructions


Condensed Bulletins

In Effect June 15, 1918


Form No 1345

Erie Railroad Company

Marion Division



Special Instructions


Condensed Bulletins

In Effect June 15, 1918




The rules and instructions herein set forth are adopted from bulletins and special orders previously issued on the Marion Division. Compliance is required with rules and instructions issued heretofore that are not contained herein, but all previous orders that may conflict with those herein are void and their observance is forbidden.


E. I. BOWEN,    




Operating Instructions


Special Instructions


Passenger Train Service


Freight Train Service







1.--Special Instructions under Operating Rule 99-1, follow:

It is required that nine (9) red fusees be included as a part of flagging signal equipment on all trains and engines.

At night, or during foggy or obscure weather, day or night, in addition to the use of other stop signals, flagmen are required, upon reaching the proper distance, or upon the approach of a train before that distance is reached, or when recalled, or whenever necessary, to place a lighted red fusee upright, firmly imbedded in the ballast, or in a tie, inside the rail (engineman’s side), in addition to placing torpedoes.

A flagging signal equipment consists of:


One Red Flag,


One Red and one White Lamp,


Twelve Torpedoes,


Nine Red Fuses.


One Signal Case.

Conductors and enginemen are required to know that the necessary flagging signal equipment is provided on their trains and engines, and that flagmen act with the utmost promptness in protecting their trains and engines under any and every condition.

Flagman’s Signals.

Day Signals--A red flag, torpedoes and fusees.

Night Signals--A red light, a white light, torpedoes and fusees.

In addition to the flagging signal equipment carried on engines, it is required that two (2) complete sets of flagging signal equipment be carried on passenger trains, one set in charge of the flagman and one set in charge of the front trainmen, except in the absence of the front trainmen, one set in charge of the baggageman.

On all other trains the front trainman is required to have the necessary flagman’s signals at hand ready for use.

2.--The Federal Hours of Service Law, effective March 4, 1908, limits the hours of service of employees in the train service to sixteen consecutive hours and to sixteen hours in the aggregate in any twenty-four hour period. An employe on duty sixteen hours continuously is required to be off duty at least ten consecutive hours and an employe on duty sixteen hours in the aggregate is required to be off duty at least eight consecutive hours.

The provisions of this law does not apply to crews of wrecking or relief trains, nor in any case of casualty or unavoidable accident or the Act of God; nor where the delay was the result of cause not known to the carrier or its officer or agent in charge of such employs at





time said employe left a terminal, and which could not have been foreseen.

Employees are forbidden to violate the provisions of this law. it is required that employees who have been on duty fourteen hours notify the Superintendent promptly by wire.

When apparent that a trip cannot be completed within the lawful period, conductors and anginemen are required to wire Superintendent immediately.

Employees called for duty before having had the lawful off duty period are required to report the fact to their immediate superior and await instructions.

3.--The Safety Appliance Acts provide in part as follows:

"That where any car shall have been properly equipped, x x x x and such equipment shall have become defective or insecure while such car was being used, x x x x such car may be hauled from the place where such equipment was first discovered to be defective or insecure to the nearest available point where such car can be repaired, x x x x if such movement is necessary to make such repairs and such repairs can not be made except at such repair point, x x x x and nothing in the act shall be construed to permit the hauling of defective cars by means of chains instead of drawbars, in revenue trains or in association with other cars that are commercially used, unless such defective cars contain live stock or ’perishable’ freight."

When defective safety appliances are discovered, conductors are required to set the cars out for repairs in accordance with the above, notifying the Superintendent by wire to the end that prompt repairs may be made.

4.--While the Federal law permits trains to be moved with the air brakes operative on 85 per cent. of the cars and requires that all power braked cars which are associated together with the 85 per cent. shall have their brakes so used and operated, it is required that air brakes on all cars in passenger trains be operative leaving initial point and that all cars in freight trains with effective air brakes be used and operated.

It is forbidden to haul a car on the rear of a passenger train with the air brake inoperative.

5.--Operating Rule 14-K applies on double-track the same as on single-track. It is required that whistle signal be sounded as per rule when passing caboose the same as when passing the engine.

6.--In connection with Rule 31--Operating Department: It is required that the engine-bell be rung and the whistle sounded, as per rule, at whistling posts marked "W" when approaching and passing all highway crossings at grade.

7.--In connection with rules 73 to 88, inclusive, Rules of the Maintenance of Way Department: It is required that the speed of motor and gasoline cars be restricted to a maximum speed of twenty (20) miles

per hour. When approaching and passing over switches it is forbidden to exceed a speed of ten (10) miles per hour. When approaching and passing over highway crossings at grade it is required that the cars be kept under full control and not proceed until the way is seen and known to be clear.

8.--In connection with Rule 102, Operating Department:

It is required that in all switching movements, (including movement of light switch engines), over highway crossings at grade not protected by gates, crossing watchmen, or crossing alarm bells, a member of the crew shall precede each movement over the crossing and know that all highway traffic has been stopped before giving engineman a signal to proceed.

It is forbidden to make a switching movement over highway crossings at grade protected by gates or crossing watchman, until the gates have been lowered, or the crossing watchman is in sight on the ground to protect the crossing. In the absence of the crossing watchman, a member of the crew is required to precede each movement over the crossing and know that all highway traffic has been stopped before giving engineman a signal to proceed.

9.--In connection with Rule 221, Operating Department: Where block signals are used as train order signals (see time-table), conductors and enginemen, before passing same in the stop position are required to procure a clearance card (Form 1012) and a caution card (Form "B" or "D") in addition to any other orders received.

Where interlocking signals are used as train order signals (see time-table), conductors and enginemen before passing same in the stop position are required to procure a clearance card (Form 1012) in addition to any other orders received. See Rules 53 and 58, Rules Governing Automatic Block Signal, Interlocking and Telephone Operation, effective May 15, 1914.

10.--In connection with Rule 509, Operating Department: The movement of more than three dead engines in one train is prohibited. When spacing dead engines in trains, it is required that they be placed at least five cars from the head end of the train, that each dead engine be separated by at least five cars, and that the proper percentage of cars with air brakes in operation be provided for.

It is required that dead engines with leading trucks be headed in the direction they are moving, and dead engines without leading trucks and with tenders be moved backward.

It is required that at least one messenger accompany each train hauling three dead engines or less.

11.--In connection with Rules 527 and 528, Operating Department: When necessary to switch out or shift cars in work





train service, conductors are required to have all workmen removed from the cars.

12.--In connection with Rule 662, Operating Department: Conductors and enginemen when registering in special Order Books are required to sign their name and initials and to enter in column headed "Time," the date and time they examined each special order.

13.--Trains are required by law to stop at grade crossings with other railroads not protected by interlocked switches and signals. Stop signs are erected at each point. Special instructions have been issued to govern the operation of trains at grade crossings protected by interlocked switches and signals. Enginemen and conductors are required to familiarize themselves with the same.

14.--In manual block territory when a train takes the siding, or crosses over to the opposite track to be passed by another train, and, when ready to pull out of the siding or cross back after the passage of the train, for which it has cleared, it may pull by the block signal in the stop position under control to return to its regular track, providing permission so to do has first been obtained from the signalman, and all other signals, right and schedule permit and after first protecting the movement as required by Rules 99 and 100 of the Operating Department.

After the train has returned to its regular track, it must not depart until the conductor has been authorized to do so by the signalman, after which the conductor will direct the engineman to proceed.

15.--Before trains or engines cross-over to another main track, it is required that permission first be obtained from the train dispatcher or signalman, except as otherwise provided within established yard limits.

When necessary to use a cross-over at a point where no communication can be had, permission should be obtained at the last open office before reaching the point at which the cross-over movement is to be made.

Conductors and enginemen are forbidden to flag themselves on another track from one cross-over to another cross-over for the purpose of piloting a train around or otherwise, except as may be directed by the train dispatcher. When no communication can be had with the train dispatcher, conductors and enginemen may, in case of emergency, proceed around an obstruction from and to the nearest cross-over under flag protection, as provided by Rule 108, Operating Department.

Trains moving against the current of traffic in established yard limits, within which trains and engines are permitted to cross-over without first obtaining permission from the train dispatcher or signalman, are forbidden to proceed except under flag or pilot protection.

16.--When a train in single track Automatic Signal territory finds a signal light out, it is required that a member of the crew light the signal lamp when

possible to do so. Should the lamp be out of order the Superintendent should be promptly notified.

17.--At points where trains are governed by temporary slow orders, it is required that enginemen of passenger trains 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-B, when the rear end of the train has passed over the track or structure, covered by slow order.

18.--Enginemen backing cars under control of back up hose operated on leading car are required to give close attention to the air-gauge, so that in case of repeated application of air, reducing braking power, they will observe loss of air and be in a position to stop the train when necessary.

19.--When an engine is detached from its train at night to run for water, or under similar circumstances, the conductor or a trainman is required to remain at the head end of the train with a white light to indicate its location, and to signal the engineman when returning to the train.

20.--It is forbidden to "break-in" locomotives or to operate work trains during foggy weather. Conductors and enginemen when engaged in such service are required to report immediately to the train dispatcher when weather becomes foggy.

21.--It is forbidden to move an engine beyond the clearance point in any side-track before the switch or switches are set and signal given by trainmen to proceed.

22.--Wrecking crews working on grades are required to chain a tie across the main track, below or back of the point the crew is working, to prevent a car, truck or set of wheels which may become detached from the crane or rope running away down the hill. Conductors are required to station a flagman at the tie so placed and chained to the rails.

23.--In case of accident, derailment or delay to traffic, immediately after the conductor and engineman have protected the train, and have made proper reports and carried out other essential work, they are required to make a joint inspection and to make a joint and detailed written report to the Superintendent of conditions which caused same, together with their opinion as to responsibility therefor.

24.--In the operation of the Half Condon snow plows, it is forbidden to exceed a speed of twenty-five (25) miles per hour in moving over frogs, switches and crossings. When taking a run for a drift which slopes across the track, if there is a crust on the snow, the crust should be broken and snow shoveled level so as to put the blade of the plow into the snow evenly and avoid one side of the plow riding over the drift. This same principle applies to a drift with crust sloping evenly to-





ward the approaching plow, viz., the crust should be broken to avoid the plow riding over the drift.

25.--Conductors are required, when registering their trains, to write out in full the color of signals carried and when not carrying signals to write out in full in the proper column the words "No Signals." They are also required to sign their name and initials and are forbidden to use ditto marks.

26.--When the air-brake becomes defective, thereby interfering with the @roper control of a train or to require special arrangement for the safe movement of a train, conductors and enginemen are required to consult together and to make the necessary arrangements, reporting to the Superintendent for instructions from the first available point and receive authority before proceeding further with the train.

27.--It is forbidden to move an engine on which the power brake has become inoperative either light or coupled in with another engine for the purpose of moving to the terminal without first receiving written instructions from the Superintendent.

28.--When through taking water on an engine, it is required that the water crane be left facing in the direction of traffic; that is, if a crane is located on the westward track, the spout should face west.

29.--It is forbidden to use engines equipped with snow plows for head-on switching, pulling trains backwards, or for pushing cars or trains, except in emergency to clear the main track, when it may be done very lightly and at a slow rate of speed.

30.--It is forbidden to stop turn-tables by placing latch in position as that practice damages the turn-tables and track leading to them.

31.--It is forbidden to couple onto or move a private or business car without first ascertaining whether same is occupied, and if occupied it is required that the occupants or porter in charge of the car be notified of the move to be made.

32.--No signs or lights (other than hand lanterns) are to be displayed on the rear of trains, except such markers and signal lights as are required by the Rules of the Operating Department.

33.--Employees are required to familiarize themselves with the location of derails, and are required to know that derails are in proper position with reference to any train movement in which they are engaged. Whenever conditions require, the enginemen of a train approaching a derail on a side-track is required to send a trainman ahead to locate the position of the derail and is forbidden to proceed until signaled by the trainman.

34.--When blocks are placed under the wheels of cars standing on side-tracks, it is required that the blocks be placed on the opposite rail to that on which the derail is located, to avoid block acting as a wedge, and preventing the derail from performing its function.

35.--Employees are required to be familiar with the equipment they handle, such as air-brake, steam heat, lighting system, brake connections, etc., and when there is any part of such equipment they do not fully understand, they are required to report to the Road Foreman of Engines, General Foreman of Car Repairs, or Air Brake Instructor for instructions.

36.--Conductors and trainmen on duty at night are required to provide themselves with a lighted white lantern, and to carry it with them at all times.

37.--In connection with Rule 273, Operating Department, in handling cars or engines on tracks where there is limited side or overhead clearance, account of platforms, docks, structures of any kind, telegraph or signal poles, piles of lumber, or other material, employes are forbidden to go between or upon cars or engines and any such obstructions or to otherwise expose their arms or bodies, unless they can do so with safety.

Employees are forbidden to ride on top of furniture or other exceptionally high cars.

38.--In connection with Rules 6, 29, 30 and 65, Rules, governing automatic block signals and telephone operation, effective May 15, 1914, trains in automatic signal territory will run on double track with current of traffic upon signal indication, which signal indication will supersede time table superiority. In case operator cannot communicate with train dispatcher he will so notify trainmen.

39.--In addition to the display of car repairer’s signals and the use of private locks on designated repair tracks, it is forbidden to enter upon, take from, place on or move cars on such tracks, until the conductor or employe in charge of the engine or train has been furnished with a Release Order, Form 4058, properly dated, timed and signed.

Foremen in charge of designated repair tracks are required to deliver a copy of Release Order, Form 4058, to the conductor or employe in charge of the engine or train before the private lock is opened. Foremen will retain a copy of the order in the order book. Enginemen, conductors or trainmen receiving release orders will retain them for future reference.

40.--On all double header trains instructions require the leading engineman to do the braking. This method should be observed in all cases except as follows: Should the air brake on the leading engine become defective, the position of engines will be changed unless leading engine is a small one and could not properly be placed back of the large engine. In such cases an understanding will be had between the enginemen and





the conductor that second engine will do the braking. Train will not proceed until conductor is fully informed.

41.--It is forbidden to take water at Ohio City or Alger, unless absolutely necessary and then only enough to supply engine to next water station.

42.--It is forbidden to block the road crossing at the plant of Hornell Ice and Cold Storage Company at Marion.

43.--Head trainmen taking engines to the ash pit at Marion are required to go to caller’s office and register the time they are off duty.

44.--Trains 78, 80 and 90 will not be rechecked in Huntington Yard by 1st District Conductors, 2nd District Conductors will be held responsible for correct billing of all cars in train. 2nd District Conductors in making out their switch list will show destination of cars on Erie line, also show on switch list all cars that are to be re-iced at Marion. In case there are cars in train to be set off at Huntington, a list of same will be made, list to be handed to 1st District Flagman, who will turn it over to foreman of switch engine which changes caboose. The bills for Huntington cars will be taken to yard office by 2nd District Conductor.

45.--It is required that all west-bound freight trains use the yard east of Huntington, except the way freights and 79 connection. These two trains to be handled in Yard C. Yards will be designated as follows: East of Sutton’s crossing, "Yard A"; between Sutton’s crossing and Front street "Yard B"; between Front street and Tipton street, "Yard C". Yard office has been located between Yards "A" and "B" near Sutton’s crossing, where all conductors entering yard will leave bills and Second District Conductors will receive bills. Telephone communication has been installed between this yard office and extreme east end of yard "A" and all trains entering yard will call yard office and receive track number to pull into. The call for the Yard Office will be two rings and the Dispatcher one ring. After pulling in the yard, crews will pick up their caboose with road engine and bring into Yard "C". All reports other than bills and train lists will be brought to Yard Office in Yard "C". Special order book and train register book will be maintained at office in Yard "C".

46.--Yard Conductors in Huntington and Lima Yards must know that their flagmen have the proper flagging equipment at all times when on duty.

47.--Switch tender at Market St., Huntington Yard "C", will use a green flag by day and green light by night. Enginemen must be governed by green signals only in passing over these switches either in or out of yard.

48.--Switch that leads from Briant’s spur into Ditzler’s mill spur at Huntington must be kept lined up for Briant’s spur and switch stand locked.

49.--The westbound passing sidings at SV and JO will be known as Nos. 1 and 3, the north siding No. 1 and the south siding No. 3. The eastbound passing sidings will be known, as Nos. 2 and 4. The north siding No. 2, and the south siding No. 4.

50.--Cars delivered to Big Four at Kenton will be placed, on "Old Wye". Cars received from Big Four will be placed on "Gravel Wye." Cars delivered to T. & O. C. on wye west of K. N. tower. Cars received from T. & O. C., on tracks east of K. N. tower.

51.--Cars delivered to C. H. & D. at Spencerville will be placed on C. H. & D. wye.

52.--Cars delivered to Clover Leaf at Ohio City will be placed on south KC track. Cars delivered to C. N. at Ohio City will be placed on C. N. wye.

53.--Cars delivered to Vandalia R. R. at Newton will be placed in Vandalia receiving track parallel to Vandalia main line, cars to be left clear of cross-over.

54.--Cars delivered to Big Four at Bolivar will be placed on inside "Wye" Erie cars delivered by Big Four will be placed on outside "Wye".

55.--Cars delivered to Vandalia at DeLong will be as follows: North bound on wye leading from Erie westbound main track. South bound on wye leading from Erie eastbound main track.

56.--The delivery of cars to E. J. & E. at Griffith, must be made under personal direction of conductor and every precaution used to make movement absolutely safe.






1-A.--In case of heavy rains or high water observe great caution in approaching bridges, culverts and other parts of the road liable to damage thereby, and be assured of the safety of the same before attempting to pass over them. Every possible precaution must be taken to avoid possibility of accidents due to washouts. All cases of high water must be reported promptly by wire to the Superintendent.

1-B.--When weather conditions are sufficiently severe to cause the track and roadway to wash away towermen, agents, track walkers, section foremen, trainman and enginemen are required to report any heavy waterfalls at once, and make arrangements to stop trains and notify them to proceed with caution, and also to inspect track, roadway and structures to locate any unsafe conditions.

2.--It is forbidden to move four-wheel rigid truck cranes on their own wheels, but shall be loaded on cars when transporting except where the movement is for a very short distance and where it can be accomplished by careful watching, without damage due to overheating or derailment. (This exception is not to be made without first securing authority from the Superintendent.)

It is required that eight-wheel swivel truck cranes be moved at a speed of 20 miles per hour, and when moved in freight trains it is required that they be placed in the rear of the train with a flat car supporting the boom between the caboose and crane.

3.--Employes performing work where they are liable to come in contact with charged wires, should be extra cautious and such work should not be delegated to employes who are ignorant of the danger involved. If desired to measure clearance of overhead wires use a wooden pole. Do not use a tape. Some tapes are made of ordinary cloth with metal lining which would allow the electric current to pass through the tape thereby causing serious results.

4.--Before coupling to cars standing on a grade it is required that the cars first be secured by hand brakes and securely blocked.

5.--When detouring trains, conductors are required to report the following information by wire to the Superintendent and to also keep a copy of this information for future reference:

Time pilot arrived to pilot train; detailed record of all delays on foreign lines; total delay account of detouring; number of tanks of water and coal, as well as other supplies furnished Erie engines while on foreign lines, giving locations where such supplies were taken.

6.--When for any cause it becomes necessary to set off cars between terminals, conductors are required to wire the Superintendent promptly the initial, number and lading of each car set off, and reasons therefor.

7.--When trains break in two on the division between terminals, conductors are required to leave report with the car inspector at the terminal upon arrival, showing car number, initial and between which cars train parted, so that the couplers may be given a thorough inspection.

8.--When a conductor is instructed to back his train in on any track, if there are cars standing on the track, which his train is to be backed in on, he is required to send a trainman to the rear of the cut of cars and will not couple his train to the string of cars until the trainman sent to the rear has given a back-up signal. After the cars have been coupled up they should not be backed up until it is ascertained just how much room there is at the end of the track, and the trainman should be required to stay at the end of the cut of cars until the engine has been uncoupled from the head end.

9.--It is required that doors on telephone booths be kept closed and locked when not in use.

10.--It is forbidden for firemen or other employes to lean against or use for a seat the safety chains between engine and tender.

11.--During winter, and particularly during stormy weather in winter, it is required that unusual care be exercised in handling switches. It is required that switch points be cleaned carefully of snow and ice before throwing and be examined after thrown to see that they fit up closely before movement is made over them. This regardless of indication of switch target or whether switch lever can be thrown over and fastened. Brooms and ice spuds are provided at all switches for cleaning about same.

12.--In case of accidents at highway grade crossings, it is required that the following information be furnished promptly:

Whether or not crossing is protected by gates, bell or flagman; hours gates are operated or flagman is on duty, and whether or not engine bell was rung and whistle sounded.

Conductors are required to make a special effort to secure the names of witnesses on his train who noticed that such warnings were given, etc.

13.--Attention is called to the improper use of conductor’s valve by train crews and yard men. The conductor’s valves are for use in case of emergency only and must not be used for other purposes.

14.--Employes are forbidden to ride on the pilots of road engines.

15.--All conductors are required to personally make out and sign time-slips.

16.--It is required that all lost articles found on trains or about stations be turned in to the Superintendent’s office for proper record, safe keeping and redemption,





who will give finders of lost articles, receipts and surrender unclaimed articles to the finder at the expiration of ninety days. Rewards for the recovery of lost articles, if any, are offered, will be paid to the finder.

The duty of searching trains for lost articles devolves upon the train crew while the train is in transit. Immediately upon arrival at terminal each conductor will assign the duty of searching cars to a certain member of the crew, and it will be his duty to go through the train immediately after passengers alight. If any unauthorized persons board trains after arrival at terminals the trainman, whose duty it is to search cars, will order them off and report suspicious and persistent intruders to the Superintendent.

17.--It is forbidden for employes, other than those authorized, to make entries of any nature in Special Order or Bulletin Books.

18.--Employes are forbidden to give information in regard to accidents to persons unable to identify themselves as authorized to secure such information.

19.--Rule 26 of the Conductors’ and Trainmen’s Agreement, Rule 15 of the Engineers’ Agreement, and Rule 23 of the Firemen’s Agreement, do not apply to employes who disappear or fail to report for investigation or duty within thirty days.

20.--It is required that all baggage and express trucks be pulled by men handling them instead of being pushed ahead. Trucks will not be left between tracks unless in charge of an attendant. When not in use must be placed in safe location properly secured.

21.--Conductors are required to forward to the auditor of passenger accounts form 890 to cover movement of baggage cars containing effects of theatrical companies. This is to apply whether movement is made in either freight or passenger trains.

22.--It is required that cars used in express services regardless of the class of car be shown on passenger train reports under the heading of "Baggage," "Mail" and "Express" and on freight train reports by marking "2X" under the heading "Time." Care should also be taken to see that proper initials are shown.

23.--In case of fire it is required that alarm be sent in by fire alarm boxes and that alarm solely by telephone be not depended on, except at points where no fire alarm boxes are available.

24.--When employes are witnesses to losses which are the result of robbery or misuse of company’s property or the property of patrons, for which the guilty parties are apprehended and in order to make conviction possible, it is necessary that such witnesses be called upon to assist the police department in prosecuting the case. It is the duty of all employes to assist in every possible manner in protecting the company’s property

and the prosecution of thieves and it should be understood that when called upon by the police department for assistance, every possible endeavor should be put forth by those called upon to aid in conviction.

25.--Employes when subpoenaed as witnesses for the plaintiff in suits against this company are required to immediately notify the Superintendent stating the case, name of attorney and address.

26.--Workmen will not be permitted to ride on cars, being pushed by engine or when switching.

27.--In moving a camp car from one point to another laborers will not be hauled in camp cars, but will be hauled in caboose or coaches or forwarded on passenger trains.

28.--It is forbidden to operate injectors or open cylinder cocks while passing stations, over highway bridges or other structures on which men are working. It is required that whistle be sounded and bell rung approaching bridges where men are at work.

29.--In winter it is required that care be exercised ln taking water to prevent overflow and avoid ice forming on drawheads, air and steam hose fixtures.

30.--In order that fire tools may not interfere with trains on the opposite track should they fall from the engine it is required that all such tools be carried on the right hand side.

31.--Storm curtain on locomotives must be securely fastened on side adjacent to opposite track.

32.--When a train carrying portable telephone is going to be delayed on main track, it is required that the telephone be put up and dispatcher notified promptly.

33.--When a train takes a siding to be passed by another train, it is required that enginemen and trainmen ascertain when they may go and obtain information regarding other trains. They will be ready and when the train they are to follow passes, will pull out of siding (as per Rule 16, Automatic Signal Book of Rules) immediately and proceed on main track under caution until automatic signals give clear indication.

34.--Enginemen are forbidden to allow slides of ash pans to be open while running or standing on main track. When necessary to dump ashes same should be done on leaving end of siding, enginemen will see that engine is cut off and all fire is extinguished.

35.--Enginemen are forbidden to permit their engines to obscure signals with smoke or steam, when standing near or at them.

36.--Employes on duty in train service, towermen, switch tenders, crossing watchmen and gatemen, are prohibited from reading, engaging in unnecessary con-





versation or having their attention diverted from their duties.

37.--When an engine fails, due to broken parts, it is required that such parts be taken to the terminal, in order that thorough investigation may be made as to cause of failure. If broken parts cannot be loaded, report shall be made to the Superintendent, advising location of same.

38.--In order to insure prompt attendance of the conductors at the station or tower when train order is held, a red light by night, and a red flag by day will be displayed from the tower or station, to indicate that train orders are being held.

39.--Referring to Rule 1, Rules Governing Automatic Block Signal, Interlocking and Telephone Operation, following are numbers and locations of Automatic Signals:

Signals against which (*) is shown also serve as distant signals for train order and interlocking home signals.

Signals against which (x) is shown indicate telephone located along side of signal.

Signals between which (x) is shown indicates telephone located between the signals it appears between.





W. B. Home MJ


E. B. Home MJ










































































W.B. Home KN


E.B. Home KN






W.B. Home HN


E.B. Home HN














































































W.B. Home SJ


E.B. Home SJ


























































































































































W.B. Home DA


E.B. Home DA










































W.B. Home GS


E.B. Home GS


























































W.B. Home N


E.B. Home N






















































W.B. Home BO


E.B. Home BO






W.B. Home WN


E.B. Home WN






































































W.B. Home RS


E.B. Home RS






































W.B. Home MD


E.B. Home MD


































































40.--Trainmen may get in direct communication with dispatchers at the following stations during the night by opening the small door in front window of office: Foraker, McGuffey, Alger, Kemp, Preble, Magley, Laketon and Disko. Push button is located just inside the opening. The door will be kept locked with a switch lock.

41.--When attaching portable telephone set to line wires, the person using same will be governed as follows:

Lower arm on pole carries telephone wires.

614 Dispatchers circuit on first district, the two wires on track side.

615 Monitors circuit on flrst district, the two wires on field side.

616 Dispatchers circuit second district, the two wires on track side.

617 Monitors circuit second district, the two wires on field side.

The location of the wires are indicated by white paint stripe on cross-arms.

42.--It is forbidden to detach engines from trains to do switching or take water leaving their trains blocking interlocking plants.

43.--It is required that when air test engines are used, the brake pipe pressure be 90 lbs. and that this be reduced below 70 lbs. before detaching from train.

44.--It is required that cars used in express service, regardless of class of car, be shown on passenger train reports under heading "Baggage, Mail and Express," and on freight train reports by marking "EX" under heading "Kind." Care will be taken to see that proper initials are shown.

It is required that express cars be examined at stopping points to see that door fastenings are intact and doors properly locked.

45.--Use of motor cars, speeders or hand cars is forbidden after dark, except in emergency, when Train Dispatcher will be consulted as to location of trains. When used after dark, or when weather is foggy or ob-





scured, it is required that a white light be displayed on the front and a red light on the rear.

46.--When train or enginemen are off duty account illness or for other reasons for a period of ten days or more, the period off duty will be shown on watch inspection cards so the reason for failure to have watch inspected will be known.

47.--In connection with Rules 2 and 2-A, watch inspectors are located as follows:

F. U. Gould, Room 103-608 S. Dearborn St., Chicago.

Chas. H. Bern, 5116 Wentworth Ave., Chicago, Ill.

J. E. McGarry, Hammond, Indiana.

W. A. Howard, Rochester, Indiana.

A. J. Elsenhauer, Huntington, Indiana.

Hughes & Son, Lima, Ohio.

Nelson & Sons, Marion, Ohio.

48.--When an employee not on duty is killed or injured, it is required that GS-2 report show how he came to be in situation in which accident occurred.

49.--When taking cars from or adding cars to a passenger train or when handling passenger train cars between various points within the yard, it is required that the air brakes be operated on all cars whether occupied or unoccupied.


l.--It is required that a passenger train scheduled as a regular or flag stop at a station whose intending passengers are blocked off by another train passing should wait until such train has passed. If, however, the passenger train is running late and passengers have had ample time to reach the station platform the passenger train will proceed.

2.--Conductors and trainmen are required to enforce the following rules in connection with sales on passenger trains by agents of the Union News Company and report any violation to the trainmaster. Cigars and tobacco are to be sold only in smoking cars, but not in smoking compartments of cafe cars. The sales of all other articles, newspapers, periodicals, books, confections, fruits, etc., to be permitted throughout the train, except in dining cars while meals are being served and in sleeping cars after passengers have retired.

News agents are to keep their trunks, hampers, small working baskets, etc., in the baggage car, if there is one located next to the coaches and accessible. Where baggage car is not accessible, they may keep their property in one end of the smoking car and are permitted to place small baskets and books on seats except when car is crowded, when they are required to place their property on the floor, conductors may refuse to allow News Company’s trunk to be placed on trains, if not presented ten minutes before departure from terminal.

News agents are required to be uniformed and neat and clean in person. They are required to wear numbered badges while on duty. They are under jurisdiction of the conductor and are to be ejected from the trains in case of misbehavior and shall not be reemployed without written consent of the railroad company.

Prize or gift packages, or obscene, indecent, or other objectionable matter is not to be sold or offered for sale.

The News Company is to be protected from outside venders, particularly local newsboys who attempt to work on trains at or between local stations.

The Union News Company has been given permission for the sale of grape juice and soft drinks on trains without dining cars and at stations where there are no restaurants.

Conductors and ticket collectors will be governed by the following in connection with newsboys operating on trains. The Union News Company will furnish each newsboy with an identification slip, as per sample:

Form No. A-103




Erie Railroad Company.

......................, 19 ......

This slip identifies ............................................. a Train News Agent, authorized by this Company to cover Erie Railroad trains, in line of duty,





when in full uniform, and wearing badge No. ..........

between .............................. and ..........

..................... until .................. 19 ......


Office Agent at ............... ....................


3.--Passenger equipment cars having cast-iron wheels are equipped with low speed brakes. In the case of these and any foreign cars with cast-iron wheels and low speed brakes offered for movement in high speed brake trains, it is required that they be equipped with a safety valve in the pressure head of the brake cylinder as provided for in Rule 104 of the Rules and Instructions for Operating the Automatic Straight Air Brake.

4.--It is forbidden to place banners, streamers, placards, or other outside decorations on passenger cars. Cars so decorated offered by connections will not be accepted.

5.--It is forbidden to handle cars without end doors on rear of passenger trains.

6.--It is required that vestibule cars be placed, to provide continuous vestibule.

7.--When vestibule cars are used for emigrants or laborers, in regular trains, it is required that they be placed immediately behind the baggage car.

8.--When necessary to attach coaches which are not of steel construction to trains, it is required that they be placed on the rear. Tourist cars will be considered the same as wooden underframe cars unless readily apparent they have steel underframes.

9.--It is forbidden to handle a wooden postal car between the engine and a steel or steel underframe car when one or more steel or steel underframe express or baggage cars are operated in a train having a wooden postal car, it is required that they be placed next to the engine and ahead of the wooden postal car.

This rule applies to full postal cars and does not apply to combined baggage and mail cars, combined passenger and mail cars or combined passenger, baggage and mail cars.

10.--It is required that steel or steel underframe cars be placed together next to the engine when practicable to do so.

11.--It is forbidden to handle freight cars behind occupied passenger cars.

12.--It is required that private and official cars having observation end be placed on the rear of passenger trains except when passenger trains have an observation car, when it is required that they be placed ahead of the observation car.

13.--Conductors are required to avoid using as non-smocking cars, cars that have been previously used as smoking cars or vise versa when practicable to do so.

14.--In connection with air brake Rule 8, inspectors will give signal for brakes to be applied and trainmen will signal from rear platform of last car for brakes to be released. Signal for passenger trains to proceed should be given by rear brakeman from rear platform.

15.--In connection with Rule 488, Rules of the Operating Department, conductors and trainmen are required, departing each station, to make the announcement "The next station is "----", and arriving at each station to call the name of that station twice, clearly and deliberately in each coach.

When loading their trains at stations such as Youngstown, Warren, Jamestown, Meadville and Marion, where trains leave in the same direction, but destined to different points, they are required to announce to boarding passengers the route the train will take.

When departing stations previous to arrival at a junction where passengers change cars, they are required to announce, "The next station is ----, change cars for ----- (naming station which connecting train will reach’ and arriving at such junctions they will repeat the announcement, "Change cars for -----," and add, "Train on the left or right as the case may be." When making station announcement arriving at stations, they are required to add "Do not forget your packages, this way out.

16.--Conductors and trainmen when opening doors in passenger cars for handling passengers at stations are required to see that doors are latched open to avoid possibility of doors swinging shut with movement of train. The slamming of the door is prohibited and they will be closed by retaining hand on the door knob until the door is quietly closed.

17.--It is forbidden to throw paper, refuse, etc., from coaches at terminals, such refuse should be placed in receptacles provided for the purpose.

18.--Through passenger conductors are required to use discretion when seating passengers in second-class coaches. The general public, regardless of class of ticket held, is not to be required to ride with laborers in working clothes or with emigrants when it can be avoided, and such laborers or immigrants not holding first-class tickets are not to be permitted in first-class cars unless they are cleanly dressed.

19.--It is required that safety gates be used on the head end of the first passenger car of each train.

20.--It is forbidden for uniformed employes to wear uniform caps while deadheading on passenger trains.

21.--Employes deadheading are forbidden to occupy parlor cars and smoking compartments in first-class cars. Employes in train and engine service are forbidden to take part in card games.





22.--Employes are forbidden to occupy seats in passenger trains to the exclusion of paying passengers and are required to vacate seats when paying passengers are standing.

23.--Passenger train employes are forbidden to have in their possession playing cards for the use of passengers.

24.--Employes on duty are forbidden to address a passenger or patron of the Company in a familiar way, as "Friend," "Stranger," "Comrade," "Brother," "Sister," or any other term of this character. When necessary use "Sir" or "Madam."

25.--Uniformed employes in passenger trains and station service are forbidden while on duty to use tobacco in any form, chew gum, eat candy, peanuts, etc., pick their teeth or clean their finger nails.

Passenger train employes are required to wear white collars, black ties, and shirts preferably plain white or not containing conspicuous colors. They are forbidden to wear uniformed caps aslant and are required to present proper appearance in regard to their personal cleanliness and condition of uniform and when on duty to keep their uniform coat buttoned at top button.

26.--Passenger train employes are forbidden to use writing desks in observation or sleeping cars or to place working time tables, etc., on them.

27.--Conductors are required to keep a record of seals on carload lots of baggage such as theatrical baggage and be prepared to furnish full information in case claim is made for loss.

28.--Train baggagemen are required to inspect the equipment in baggage cars when placed in their charge at division terminals and report any shortage to the Superintendent.

29.--In connection with Rule 555, Operating Department, in case of passenger riding on platform of moving train declining to comply with conductor’s or trainman’s request to step inside of car, the passenger should be advised that the rules of the Company prohibit passengers riding on the platform and again request such passenger to step inside. If passenger pays no attention to this request, trainman should again repeat rules and explain that this is done to avoid possibility of personal injury. If passenger still refuses to comply, conductor or trainman is required to obtain the name and address of a witness that the passenger was requested to step inside of car, so that the Company may be protected in case of injury, and take no further action.

30.--Passenger crews on arrival at terminals where they are to be relieved by another crew will remain with

their train until station work is done and assist in getting the train out of the station. If, however, the train is to wait for connection, the incoming crew will be relieved after the station work is done.

31.--When a passenger not accompanied by another person, dies while en route on a passenger train, the body should not be carried beyond the nearest point where the services of an undertaker are available. If possbile arrangements should be made at that point to take charge of the body.

When a passenger dies while en route on the train accompanied by another person who expresses a desire to have the remains carried to destination, such request should be complied with provided death was not due to any contagious disease, and provided that the distance to such destination does not exceed 100 miles. The passenger in charge of the body should be notified to arrange to have an undertaker on hand at such destination to take charge of the remains.

32.--Passenger trainmen, having in their possession keys to closets containing flagging and other train equipment, when they are to be absent, or when changing runs, are required to make arrangements whereby such equipment will be available to the man who will work on their runs.

33.--Passenger conductors are required to tag any defects of cars or equipment of their train and report same to the Superintendent.

34.--Cafe cars are open at all times from departure of train until arrival at destination. Through passenger train crews are required to impart this information to passengers upon inquiry.

35.--When a messenger train is run on account of the regular train being late, the messenger train will make all regular stops, and do all picking up of passengers, baggage and express. The regular connection will make only such stops as are necessary to discharge passengers, U. S. mail and baggage, and when messenger train has no sleeper, the regular train will stop to pick up passengers holding sleeping car tickets. It will be necessary for agents who have passengers holding sleeping car tickets for such trains to notify the train dispatcher so that arrangements may be made to stop for them.

36.--Passenger conductors are required to remit all cash collections daily and are forbidden to retain any portion of their collections for the purpose of making change.

37.--Passenger conductors and trainmen are forbidden to allow the use of parcel racks in cars for heavy suit cases, packages or other articles which might fall.





38.--All concerned are required to comply with the following Interstate Quarantine Regulations:

"Common carriers shall not provide in cars, vehicles, vessels or conveyances operated in interstate traffic, or in depots, waiting rooms, or other places used by passengers traveling from one state or territory or the District of Columbia to another state or territory or District of Columbia, any towel for use by more than one person. Provided, that towels may be used again after having been sterilized with boiling water.

39.--Medical emergency cases will be carried on all passenger trains and in all cabooses. Conductors are required to see that the supplies are replenished as fast as used.

40.--Whenever necessary to request trains of connecting lines to be held for passengers, conductors will not make request verbally to station agents or baggageman, but will file a written message over their signature at the telegraph office.

41.--Laws of Indiana and Illinois provide that no freight car shall be attached to rear of a passenger train and hold the engineer and conductor responsible.

42.--When necessary to set out an express car short of destination, the express messenger must be notified before car is cut out.

43.--At stations where east-bound and west-bound passenger platforms are provided, passengers must not be permitted to leave the train between the two main tracks.

44.--Trains scheduled to make flag stops at stations where no employee is on duty to give the necessary signal will approach such points prepared to stop and will come to a full stop if there are any persons on the platform.

46.--Conductors are required to notify the dining car steward of any irregular movements of dining or cafe cars so that passengers may be notified in advance.

46.--It is required that passenger equipment be kept as clean as possible and windows of passenger cars kept closed, except as ventilation and comfort of passengers require them to be open. When passengers leave a seat, trainmen will close window and at terminals where there are no inspectors, all windows and doors will be closed by trainmen before leaving train. When passenger cars are being deadheaded, windows and doors will be kept closed and blinds pulled down.

47.--When a change is made in the make-up of a regular passenger train, which changes the location of the baggage or combined car, the conductor is required to notify the train dispatcher so that agents can be ad-

vised in advance of arrival of train and delay in handling baggage or express avoided.

48.--Passenger conductors and trainmen are forbidden to touch passengers boarding and leaving cars, except small children, invalid or feeble passengers, but they are required to stand prepared to give assistance should it be warranted.

49.--When a passenger train has taken on a large number of passengers from whom cash fares are required there is a limited time to collect such fares, if the train is an unimportant one, the engineman should be signalled to slow down so that fares can be collected, and duplex tickets issued. If the train is a commuter train or an important train which cannot be slowed down without causing other complications, every effort must be made to secure as many fares as possible, but duplex tickets must be issued in all cases.

50.--Baggagemen are required to have baggage at doorway of baggage cars approaching stations to avoid delay unloading.

51.--Handling of race horses with attendants in express cars: Provisions of express company’s tariffs permit the passing of not to exceed five attendants and one trainer with each shipment of race horses owned by one owner, when presenting first-class transportation and properly signed live stock contract release.

Conductors are required to see that no attendants in excess are permitted to ride in express cars. If more are found in express cars conductors are required to have them ride in coach.

52.--Baggagemen are required to be at the open door of the baggage car on the engineman’s side, looking ahead to determine whether the engineman is in position and capable of stopping the train when approaching station terminals, the baggageman to be so located in relation to the emergency valve cord that he can stop the train without delay.

On trains where the baggage car is not on the forward part of the train, the conductor or a trainman is required to take a position on the steps of the head car to perform the above service and stop the train by use of the emergency valve cord if necessary.

53.--When a passenger train is cut in switching it is required that end gates be put up to prevent injury to passengers. In the absence of end gates it is required that a man be stationed to protect passengers.

54.--Immediately before the departure of passenger trains from terminals and junction points a member of the train crew is required to announce in each coach the destination of the train, etc., conductors are required to assign a member of his crew to perform this service.





55.--In connection with Rules 329 and 330, Rules for Operating Steam Heat on Passenger Trains, the following pressure on train pipe should be sufficient under ordinary conditions. Fifteen pounds for two cars and five pounds additional for each car in the train over two. The steam supply valves in the cars are to be used to regulate the temperature in each car.

56.--It is forbidden to place safety gates in ladies’ toilets of passenger cars or to have more than one safety gate in each coach.

57.--When milk shipments from Boon Grove, Hurlburt, Palmer and Winfield are missed by train No. 231, they will not be picked up by train No. 229 as milk dealers do not meet No. 229 at Chicago and we are unable to deliver shipments.

58.--It is required that portable telephones be carried on all passenger and express trains over the Marion Division and conductors of such trains are forbidden to leave terminals without a portable telephone.

59.--It is required that handling of passenger trains at Huntington in connection with change of engines to be performed as follows: Inspectors will be on hand at head end of train to properly uncouple and couple up engines and hose connections and will give signal to apply brakes from head end. Rear trainmen will go to rear as soon as passengers are assisted on and off train and when brakes apply on rear car, will give release brake signal. When brakes release inspectors will start from either end of train and go over train to see that all brakes are released and all men out from underneath cars. When this has been completed, inspector will notify conductor, who will arrange for starting of the train.

60.--It is required that conductors inspect through trains received by the Marion Division to determine if safety chains are intact, and report to the Superintendent any chains unhooked, broken or missing.

61.--Inspection of lavatories must be made before arriving at Marion, on east-bound trains, and crews should know that cars have water in lavatories, and in cases where short, conductors will wire ahead if possible and report same upon arrival at terminal.

62.--Trains 3, 4, 7 and 8 will not be held for express. When these trains have discharged and taken on passengers, baggage and U. S. mail they will proceed whether all express matter is handled or not.


1.--When freight trains are starting from the terminal it is required that the conductor or a trainman be stationed at the head end of the train and the train moved slowly enough for him to observe whether air brakes have properly released or if there are any sliding or flat wheels in the train. After this inspection he will board caboose and conductor will give signal to proceed.

2.--Passenger equipment handled in freight trains shall be kept on the rear. It is forbidden to handle more than four passenger cars in any freight train.

3.--Conductors of trains leaving loaded cars on private sidings at outlying switches are required to leave a yard slip with the billing showing car numbers, initials and name of siding on which cars were left together with seal record complete for each car switched. This in addition to keeping a seal record in their train book.

4.--When a car of bonded freight is crippled or other conditions arise rendering it necessary to open car at a point outside of the corporate limits of a place designated by law as a port for the transaction of customs business, the conductor in charge of the train or the nearest station agent of the Railroad Company may remove the government seals permit repairs to be made to the car or contents to be transferred and reseal the car. The customs house district in this territory is the port of Cleveland. When customs seals are broken, full information should be placed on the bonded manifest, also on the card waybill. This notation written in ink should be made in the following form: "Government seals broken at ........................................................ Sept. 15th, 1911, account necessary to enter car in order to make repairs. Signed, Conductor, Agent or Yard Master

5.--It is forbidden to move camp and spreader cars and other maintenance equipment of like construction in any other manner than the following:

1st--Special trains.

2nd--On the rear of pickups and way freight.

3rd--On rear of work trains.

6.---It is required that conductors note on waybill or card waybill whether refrigerator cars have end vent cleated, and not sealed or ventilators left open for ventilating purposes. This will explain the absence of seal, which seal cannot be applied in such cases.

7.--When passenger trains are approaching or standing at stations it is forbidden to block highway crossings and detain passengers on the way to station to board trains.





8.--It is required that under no circumstances shall a car without any brake (either air or hand) be handled behind caboose. A car may be handled behind caboose when necessary provided the air can be coupled through and is in working order or when there is a good hand brake available, but in doing so it is required that a trainman be stationed on such car.

9.--It is required that shop cars hauled in freight trains be placed on the rear end.

10.--It is forbidden to move cars with hopper bottoms open. If hoppers are in such condition that trainmen cannot close them it is required that such cars be set out of train.

11.--To avoid air brakes dragging on freight trains it is required that such conditions be watched closely starting from water stations, or other points where engine has been detached, especially on ascending grades. A trainman whenever possible should stand along side of the train until it has passed to perform this service.

12.--Conductors are required to see that the doors on every freight car in their train whether loaded or empty are closed or properly secured while moving over the division. Exceptions to the above will be made when cars are loaded with live stock or household goods with an attendant in charge, or cars cleated open for ventilation. It is required that doors of cars located on side tracks next to main track be kept closed and secured.

13.--Freight conductors are required when setting out crippled cars on repair tracks, to separate the cars so that repairs can be promptly made.

14.--Couplings between cabooses and helping engines must be left intact. It is forbidden to remove knuckles of lock pins or fasten the lift lever in an unlocked position. Interference with the coupling device is a violation of the safety appliance act.

15.--It is required that cabooses and cars used as cabooses when equipped with cupola, have a red cupola light displayed to the rear during period night signals are required.

16.--At the completion of each trip when a caboose is to be unoccupied conductors and trainmen are required before leaving same, to know that the fire is removed from the stove and all lights extinguished.

17.--Freight conductors are required when placing cars that are to be loaded to make an ordinary inspection of them to see that they are in suitable condition for the commodity which they are to contain.

18.--Freight train employes are required to examine hatches of refrigerator cars loaded with merchandise to ascertain whether or not seals are intact. In case broken seals on hatches of cars so loaded are discovered,

it is required that examination be made to ascertain whether car has been entered, and if so, prompt report made to the Superintendent. Conductors are required to examine way-bills covering such cars to ascertain when and where they were last iced, and after taking the weather into Consideration call the attention of the yard master to any case when it is necessary to re-ice cars.

19.--Freight conductors are required to transcribe tonnage carefully from waybills to wheel reports and to add up the tonnage in transit. In case total tonnage does not agree with tonnage reported out of terminal they are required to telegraph the Superintendent at first available point, advising him the correct tonnage of the train.

20.--When leakage in cars of grain or other commodity is noted at station, in yards or in transit, it is required that special report be made to the Superintendent by the agent, yard master or conductor in charge of the cars.

21.--It is required that conductors on work trains forward form 103, "Work Train Conductor’s Report," to the Superintendent and Superintendent of Transportation. Report to show the following:

Time ordered to leave.

Cause of delay in getting out of terminal.

Numbers and initials of all cars loaded or unloaded, and at what points.

Delays while at work for trains to pass, etc.

Time off duty.

22.--Conductors when necessary to apply emergency knuckles to cars in transit, are required to mark such cars "Crippled" for such defects.

23.--Freight conductors are required to have a supply of form 3602 and report every application to foreign cars of air hose, coupler, knuckle, knuckle pin, or journal bearing, showing description of same and cause of renewal as called for on this form, forwarding such report with time slips to Superintendent. It is also required that application of air hose to Erie system cars be reported on this form.

24.--Way freight conductors are required to have a supply of form 3336 and when they observe a shipment that is apparently billed at less than actual weight they are required to attach one of these forms to the waybill covering that shipment. In case the waybill covers several shipments the item which is underweight should be distinctly marked "X."

25.--Freight conductors are forbidden to switch private line refrigerator cars on orders to switch foreign refrigerators. A foreign refrigerator is a car that bears the initial of the railroad owning it and a private line refrigerator is a car bearing initials of a private corporation, such as SRL, MRL, ARL, SFRD, and others.





26.--Way freight conductors are forbidden to leave cars in sidings with doors open and unprotected while they are doing work at some distance from them but are required to seal such cars.

27.--Way freight conductors are required to have L. C. L. freight sorted out and ready for unloading in advance of arrival at each station.

28.--Freight engines are equipped with one chain and one emergency knuckle. To avoid loss of such knuckles it is required that when one is applied to a car set out at an intermediate siding it be removed from such car and replaced on engine. When applied to a car left at a terminal conductor will notify car inspector in writing, giving number of car, engine and where left. Car inspectors will tag knuckle showing engine number from which it was removed and send to shop. Enginemen will report on terminal work book where knuckle is taken from engine.

29.--The practice of using ties or other timber in place of standard push poles is forbidden.

30.--It is required that wooden underframe flat cars be placed on rear end of freight trains. It is forbidden to push trains with wooden underframe flat cars on the rear end unless they have the proper load and are in good condition.

31.--Conductors in charge of hump or grade switching operation are required to advise riders the number of cars each cut will contain and also to know that the hand brakes are in condition to control the movement of each cut.

32.--Freight conductors are required to show on their train slips, the time of arrival of their trains at terminals.

33.--Freight conductors are required to leave at stations where they take on or leave cars, train slips properly filled out to show the cars so handled.

34.--In connection with Rules 9, 111 and 118, Operating Department: Cars should not be left on running tracks within yard limits when possible to avoid it. When necessary to block running tracks within yard limits between sunset and sunrise, it is required that proper protection be provided.

35.--It is forbidden to move passenger equipment, including coaches, baggage, express, parlor, dining and sleeping cars equipped with high speed brakes and storage batteries in freight trains.

36.--Trainmen are cautioned to see that loose boards are not allowed on top of cars. Such boards are liable to protrude from the roof and result in injury to passengers or crew on passenger trains.

37.--Water barrels placed on or near bridges are for the purpose of fire protection and the water must not be used cooling hot journals.

38.--When handling loaded refrigerator cars under standard ventilation, it is required that ventilators and hatch plugs be opened when the temperature is above 32 degrees and closed when the temperature is below 32 degrees.

39.--When necessary for a freight train to double, the conductor, after having a full understanding with the engineman as to the cause, shall promptly wire such information to the Superintendent.

40.--Freight conductors are required to see that freight in waycars is properly broken down before moving cars, to prevent damage to the freight.

41.--Before a freight train departs from a terminal the conductor will advise the engineman the number of cars and adjusted M’s in the train.

42.--It to required that conductors examine carefully releases held by attendants in charge of live stock to see that they are in proper form date, and that the attendant is the signer of the release.

Freight conductors are required, when handling trains containing live stock, to keep a record showing the condition of the stock leaving and arriving at terminals, so that, in case they are called upon, they will be able to definitely advise whether or not the stock was in proper condition over their entire run.

Conductors are required to report by wire to the Superintendent full particulars in connection with any stock found dead or injured and disposition made of same, and also make notation on waybill.

Conductors are required to give persons in charge of live stock opportunity to care for same without risk of personal injury. Such attendants will not be permitted to go over tops of cars, and conductors will arrange so that they can board caboose without making it necessary for them to board cars between stock and caboose, and to also make notation on their train reports when attendants are on their trains.

Freight conductors are required to report to the Superintendent by wire when caretaker in charge of cars of live stock or perishable freight have missed or abandoned the train.

Freight conductors will not permit attendants in charge of live poultry to throw dead poultry from cars in transit. Attendants in charge of live poultry have no right to dispose of same and the company is responsible for the safe custody of such shipments. It is required that, in case any of the poultry is disposed of by attendants or otherwise lost, the matter be reported immediately to





division police officer and a copy of the report sent to the Superintendent.

Section 1 of present Federal Live Stock Law contains the following provision:

"Provided": That it shall not be required that sheep be unloaded in the night time, but where the time expires in the night time, in case of sheep the same may continue in transit to a suitable place for unloading, subject to the aforesaid limitation of 36 hours."

Therefore in case the 28 hour period expires during night, sheep may be continued in transit without unloading up to a period of 36 hours, without the written consent of the shipper.

43.--It is required that dead engines be shown on conductor’s wheel report as "dead engine with tender" or "dead engine without tender," as the case may be.

44.--It is important that conductor’s wheel reports be forwarded promptly; it is required that reports of trains arriving at terminals within one hour of the time of departure of passenger trains be mailed on that train.

45.--Double and triple loads need not be chained. Coupling devices will, however, be carefully examined to insure near being in perfect condition and pin lifters will be disconnected. Couplers will be pulled apart to fullest extent of coupler and end sill of car.

46.--When conductors or trainmen discover that cars in trains have been broken into or robbed, it is required that the Superintendent be notified promptly by wire and report also made to the yardmaster upon arrival of the train at the terminal.

47.--It is required that report form 369 be rendered in all cases of train parting.

48.--Conductors are required to know that the air hose as well as other supplies carried on the caboose are in proper condition for service.

49.--In case of damage to cars containing merchandise or other freight which can be carried away by thieves, it is required that a trainman be assigned to protect same until arrival of trackmen or wreckers, and full report made by wire to the Superintendent so that company police officers may be sent to prevent pilfering.

50.--When passing over track scales it is required that dead rails be used except when weighing cars.

51.--Empty weight of private line refrigerator cars should be computed as 50 M’s for the purpose of formulating train tonnage.

52.--Crews taking air hose, knuckles, etc., from cars on sidings must notify the agent the number, initials and location of car robbed so repairs can be promptly made,

53.--It is required that deadhead express cars in 90, 80 and 78 should be placed so that stove coaches for poultrymen are directly behind the poultry cars.

54.--In drawing supplies for cabooses, it will be necessary to take all old supplies, such as




Air Hose,


Oil Cans,


Water Cans, etc.

to the store house and exchange them for new material.

55.--It is required that all freight trains entering Marion Yard pull the rear end into clear lead tracks.

56.--It is required that fast freight trains pulling into ice track switches at Marion stop head end of train at east end of icing platform, unless there are cars on head end that do not ice, in which case the first car that ices will be stopped at east end of platform. Conductors are required to notify engineman when they have cars on head end that do not ice, stating the number of cars. In no case will trains be stopped at icing platform so that rear end fouls the lead switches of the yard.

57.--It is forbidden for west-bound trains or light engines to pull from Marion yard to "MJ" tower and block the lead of yard until they have ascertained from Marion Division Dispatcher whether they will be permitted to use the main track on arrival at "MJ" tower.

58.--In order to avoid claims for damages it is required that conductors and trainmen examine drip pipes of refrigerator cars loaded with merchandise while in transit to prevent damage to shipment by water from tanks account of drip pipes stopped up.

59.--When a freight train enters a terminal yard, it is required that the Flagman set up a few brakes next to caboose just before stopping in yard. The Engineman is required to stretch the train before he leaves it. The trainman in cutting off engine will see that angle cock is turned on head car so as to preserve the air in train so far as possible. It will be necessary for the head trainman to set brakes on head end of train to keep train from running out.

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