Maintenance of Way Standards on American Railways: And Rules and Instructions Governing Roadway Departments

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Roadmaster and foreman, 1896 - Railroads - 557 pages

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Page 282 - An explosive cap or torpedo, placed on the top of the rail, is a signal to be used in addition to the regular signals. The explosion of one torpedo is a signal to stop immediately; the explosion of two torpedoes is a signal to reduce speed immediately, and look out for a danger signal.
Page 282 - Employes whose duties may require them to give signals must provide themselves with the proper appliances, keep them in good order and ready for immediate use.
Page 215 - The telegraph poles must be kept in proper position, and trees near the telegraph line must be kept trimmed to prevent the branches touching the wires during high winds.
Page 283 - A flag or lamp swung across the track, a hat or any object waved violently by any person on the track, signifies danger, and is a signal to stop.
Page 130 - They shall make a personal inspection of their sections at designated intervals, examining particularly main track switches and frogs, looking for concealed defects or breaks. 358. They must give special attention to points where obstructions are likely to occur, examine the slopes of cuts, and promptly remove all earth, trees, rocks, or anything likely to fall or slide upon the track, reporting such conditions to the Supervisor of Track. 359. Section Foremen shall maintain surface ditches in such...
Page 448 - Conductor of a train; and must carefully observe signals displayed by trains. He must watch points where obstructions are likely to occur; examine the slopes of cuts, and remove anything liable to fall or slide; remove combustible material from the vicinity of the track, bridges and buildings ; extinguish fires that may occur along the road; watch the telegraph line and keep the poles and wires in proper position; report promptly any derangement of the wires and assist the Lineman when necessary;...
Page 339 - ... master of transportation, or superintendent of transportation in case of accidents or of detention to trains, and to provide facilities for the safe and quick movement of trains.* 123. Clear up every Wreck, and Report same from Personal Examination. — On receiving notice of a wreck or accident they must at once proceed to the place, and take full charge and control of all track forces and construction trains; put the track in condition for the safe passage of trains ; and remove the wreck with...
Page 381 - ... gardens and orchards or leaves and rubbish from yards on ploughed lands, provided that such fire shall be at least 200 feet distant from any forest or sprout lands and at least 50 feet distant from any building, and shall be properly attended until it is extinguished. Whether or not during the period from the first day of December to the first day of March fires may be set which do not in all respects comply with the provisions referred to, your question does not require me to decide. Since St....
Page 445 - He is responsible for keeping the track, fences, roadbed, bridges, culverts, telegraph line and everything pertaining to the roadway in repair. He must frequently pass over his subdivision; observe the condition of the track and bridges; see that the proper slopes and ditches are preserved, and that culverts and drains are kept open; note anything liable to obstruct the track, and have it removed ; and do everything necessary to secure the safety of the road.
Page 282 - Red signifies Danger, and is a signal to stop. Green signifies Caution, and is a signal to go slowly. White signifies Safety, and is a signal to go on. Green and white is a signal to be used to stop trains at flag stations for passengers or freight.

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