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TRAIN OF SUPERIOR RIGHT.-A train given precedence by train order.

TRAIN OF SUPERIOR CLASS.-A train given precedence by time-table.

TRAIN OF SUPERIOR DIRECTION.–A train given precedence in the direction specified in the time-table as between trains of the same class.

NOTE.-Superiority by direction is limited to single track.

TIME-TABLE.—The authority for the movement of regular trains subject to the rules. It contains the classified schedules of trains with special instructions relating thereto.

SCHEDULE.—That part of a time-table which prescribes class, direction, number, and movement for a regular train.

DIVISION.—That portion of a railway assigned to the supervision of a - *

SUBDIVISION.—A part of a division so designated on the time-table.

MAIN TRACK.—A track extending through yards and between stations, upon which trains are operated by time-table or train order, or the use of which is controlled by block signals.

SINGLE TRACK.-A main track upon which trains are operated in both directions..

DOUBLE TRACK.—Two main tracks, upon one of which the current traffic is in a specified direction, and upon the other in the opposite direction.

THREE (or more) TRACKS.—Three (or more) main

* The blank may be filled in by each road to suit its own organization.

tracks, upon any of which the current of traffic may be in either specified direction.

CURRENT OF TRAFFIC.—The movement of trains on a main track, in one direction, specified by the rules.

STATION.-A place designated on the time-table by name, at which a train may stop for traffic; or to enter or leave the main track; or from which fixed signals are operated.

SIDING.-A track auxiliary to the main track for meeting or passing trains, limited to the distance between two adjoining telegraph stations.

FIXED SIGNAL.-A signal of fixed location indicating a condition affecting the movement of a train.

NOTE TO DEFINITION OF FIXED SIGNALS.—The definition of a “Fixed Signal” covers such signals as slow boards, stop boards, yard limits, switch, train order, block, interlocking, semaphore, disc, ball, or other means for indicating stop, caution, or proceed.

YARD.—A system of tracks within defined limits provided for the making up of trains, storing of cars, and other purposes, over which movements not authorized by time-table, or by train orders, may be made, subject to prescribed signals and regulations.

YARD ENGINE.—An engine assigned to yard service and working within yard limits.

PILOT. A person assigned to a train when the engineman or conductor or both are not fully acquainted with the physical characteristics or running rules of the road, or portion of the road, over which the train is to be moved.


STANDARD TIME 1. Standard Time obtained from

observatory will be telegraphed to all points from designated offices at — — m. daily.

NOTE TO RULE 1.-In order to detect possible errors at junction points and to secure uniformity, the Committee recommends that the time be disseminated to all points at the same hour. The Committee considers it of great importance that the time be obtained from some observatory of recognized standing.

2. Watches that have been examined and certified to by a designated inspector must be used by conductors, enginemen, and --.* The certificate in prescribed form must be renewed and filed with every

(Form of Certificate.)

Certificate of Watch Inspector

This is to certify that on. .... the watch of....... employed as.............. on the ............. was examined by me. It is correct and reliable, and in my judgment will, with proper care, run within a variation of thirty seconds per week.

* The Committee recommends that in filling the blanks each company add such other classes of employees as it may desire.

Name of Maker.........
Number of Movement .
Open or Hunting Case...
Metal of Case. .......
Stem or Key Winding.............







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3. Watches of conductors, enginemen, and — * must be compared before starting on each trip, with a clock designated as a Standard Clock. The time when watches are compared must be registered on a prescribed form.

NOTE TO RULE 3.-The conditions under which conductors and enginemen whose duties preclude access to a standard clock are required to obtain standard time, vary so much on different roads that the Committee recommends that each adopt such regulations to cover the case supplementary to this rule, as may best suit its own requirements.


4. Each time-table, 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.

* The Committee recommends that in filling the blank each company add such other classes of employees as it may desire.

Schedules on each division (or sub-division), date from their initial stations on such division (or subdivision).

Not more than one schedule of the same number and day shall be in effect on any division (or subdivision).

5. Not more than two times are given for a train at any station; where one is given, it is, unless otherwise indicated, the leaving time; where two, they are the arriving and the leaving time.

Unless otherwise indicated, the time applies to the switch where an inferior train enters the siding; where there is no siding it applies to the place from which fixed signals are operated; where there is neither siding or fixed signal, it applies to the place where traffic is received or discharged.

Schedule meeting or passing stations are indicated by figures in full-faced type.

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.

When trains are to be met or passed at a siding extending between two adjoining stations, the time

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