Governing Principles Relating to Train Dispatching by Harry Willard Forman

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Governing Principles Relating to Train Dispatching

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... cident will not result through a misunderstanding of an extremely delicate theoretical point? Some companies provide for sections being created at certain initial stations by operator or yardmaster, using a form for the purpose different from the 19 or 31. When thus created, should it be necessary to pass a section by another, the later instructions given by train order makes void the former running instructions issued by operator or yardmaster, but, in order to prevent argument, perhaps it would be best to say: "Former running instructions annulled." Former running instructions or running orders are made void when sections are advised that they are withdrawn, annulled, discontinued, or must reverse, some companies using one form of expression, while others adopt another, to make it clear that the crews have had their authority to run as trains taken from them. The standard code does not contemplate orders being annulled except by their individual numbers, but this practice is not always followed, nor is safety and clearness always best attained by doing so. WHEN EXTRA AND REGULAR TRAINS RUN IN COMPANY. When an extra, or other inferior train, is running in company with a superior regular train, provide for all trains moving in one direction to hold the main track when a meeting point is fixed with an opposing train, if the conditions are such that part of the trains moving in one direction may hold main track, while the others must take siding. Do not allow men to assume it to be proper to hold main track because the train which they accompany is the superior one, as the meeting point may be changed for some of the trains and the inferior train holding main track merely upon this assumption may be collided with at a station where the...

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