Special Instructions

1.  SUPERIORITY OF TRAINS

All Northward trains are superior to trains of the same class in the opposite direction

  • Layout direction
    • Clockwise = NORTHWARD (towards the East)
    • Counter-clockwise = SOUTHWARD (towards the West)

2.   MAXIMUM SPEED

  • Yard = 6 MPH
  • Freight/Passenger = 15 MPH
  • Steam engines running backwards, with or without cars = 10 MPH
  • ProtoThrottle speed guide
    • Notch 1 =    1-2 MPH 
    • Notch 2 =    4 MPH    COUPLING MAX
    • Notch 3 =    6 MPH    YARD MAX
    • Notch 4 =  10 MPH
    • Notch 5 =  12 MPH
    • Notch 6 =  15 MPH    FREIGHT & PSGR MAX
    • Notch 7 =  17 MPH
    • Notch 8 =  20 MPH

3. ENGINE RESTRICTIONS

  • Mosher…..Engines must not go on trestle of Coal Delivery Track, Mississippi Lime Company


4. SWITCHES AND SWITCHING

  • Trainman to hand line all manual switches and verify point position
  • Switch at Ste Genevieve Industrial Lead is remotely controlled by interlock tower operator:
    • Contact operator by telephone prior to arriving at switch and await interlock signal to proceed
    • When work completed and leaving area, contact operator prior to entering the main track
  • All switches are to be returned to Normal position when work completed and leaving area
    • White = Normal route
    • Red = Diverging route
  • Trainman to use wand for uncoupling cars and to assure all air hoses coupled
  • Derail devices located at:
    • CITY track NAME at YYY industry
    • Trainman to return derail devices to protected position when work completed and leaving area
  • While switching Middle Yard, the Yard crew is prohibited from entering Thomure Yard tracks 1, 2 and 3
    • ie, may only use tracks with brown or tan ballast
  • While switching the river transfer cuts, the Incline crew is prohibited from entering Middle Yard tracks 1, 2 and 3
    • ie, may only use tracks with gray or tan ballast

5. FREIGHT TRAINS HANDLING PASSENGERS

№ 92 and № 93 may carry passengers; stopping caboose or passenger carriage at station platform


6. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS COVERING SOUNDING OF LOCOMOTIVE WHISTLE AND BELL AT PUBLIC CROSSINGS

  • Ring engine bell when approaching or moving about station facilities
  • Use caution when approaching public grade crossings and sound whistle and bell
    • May cease ringing of bell when front of engine has entered public grade crossing
  • Protect public grade crossings with fusees or flagman when necessary
  • Do not block public grade crossings for more than 10 minutes when switching

7. OPERATION OF RIVER TRANSFERS

Instructions and Rules for government of crews operating Steamer Ste. Genevieve and engines serving the steamer:


Boat Whistle Signals

  • Two blasts of whistle – boat has landed
  • One blast of whistle – boat is departing from landing
  • One blast of whistle when boat is being pulled or loaded – derailment

Unloading Boat

Before pulling cars off the boat, trainman shall first ascertain that track on boat is properly lined with track on apron, that all cars in cut are coupled, air hoses coupled and brake system charged.

Loading Boat

The boat Captain will direct the manner of loading in order to avoid listing of the boat when loaded.  Before starting to shove cars down the incline, Trainman shall know that all cars in cut are coupled, air hoses coupled and brake system charged.

Engine Speed

Engine must not exceed 4 MPH while shoving cars on the boat, 6 MPH pulling cars off the boat between the apron and boat.

General

  • Boat engine or cars shall not stand on apron when boat is landing or backing away from the apron
  • In serving the boat, engine must always be headed up or backed down the incline; tow car will be used with engine serving the boat and air brake line must be coupled through and air brakes on tow car operating
  • Care should be exercised to avoid overloading the boat; normal boat load of cars and lading must not exceed 1,000 tons

8. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INOPERATIVE OR DERAILED EQUIPMENT

  • Notify Superintendent of any derailed, inoperative or faulty equipment immediately
  • Equipment in need of repair is to be left at the nearest company track; avoid leaving bad ordered equipment on private sidings or spurs whenever possible