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Special Instructions - Page 9

11.....Conductors will report by wire all flat spots on wheels of passenger cars. Any cars having flat spots on wheels of more than two and one-half inches long must be set out.

12.....Due to limited overhead clearance at tunnels and structures, employes are warned to keep off top of cars of extreme height and width when handled in trains and yards, also such standing cars in electrified zone, except in emergency. In absence of previous advice on such cars, wire proper officer for instructions.

13.....The Railway Company is responsible for proper handling of perishable freight on road and at points where Western Fruit Express Company do not maintain representatives. Conductors on trains handling perishable freight will ascertain from waybills class of service required and light or extinguish heaters and manipulate vents in accordance with current instructions provided for handling perishable freight issued by the National Perishable Freight Committee.

14.....Placarded loaded tank cars moving in through freight trains must be placed not less than 6th car from engine or caboose; cars placarded "Explosives", "Inflammable", or "Corrosive Liquids", not less than 16th car from road engine, one car from helper engine and 11 cars from caboose. These cars may be handled second car from engine or caboose in local trains. These cars must not be placed in trains next to each other, next to refrigerators equipped with gas burning heaters, stoves or lanterns, or flat cars loaded with logs, poles, lumber, pipe, rails, iron, steel, and gondola cars with such lading higher than ends, or cars of similar lading that is liable to shift.

Carload express shipments of explosives, sealed and placarded, may be handled on passenger trains; LCL shipments may be made in so-called peddler car with messenger in charge when such car is assigned to the handling of express and baggage exclusively, provided shipments are accompanied by authorized representative of United States Government while on trains. Terminals or pick-up points enroute must furnish conductor and engineer Form 250 showing consecutively location in train of all cars placarded "Explosives". At points other than terminals where crews change, notice will be transferred from crew to crew.

Further details governing handling of Explosives, Inflammable and Corrosive Liquids may be found in I.C.C. Regulations.

15.....Gas-Electric engines must not be fueled while occupied by passengers, or coupled to cars occupied by passengers.

16.....The normal position of a spring switch with facing point lock is identified by a color light type signal displaying a "lunar white" light for train or engine movements in a trailing point direction and for movements in facing point direction when conditions require.

The normal position of a spring switch without facing point lock is identified by a triangular yellow target on switch stand with letter "S" in black, and "lunar white" light in switch lamp in place of green light displayed in both directions thru or over the switch.

Trains departing from stations, either from siding or main track in trailing point movement actuating points of spring switches, a member of crew must observe indication of governing signal in opposite direction after rear end of train has passed thru switch to ascertain if switch points return to normal position. If this signal indicates Stop and no immediate train movement or other cause is evident report the fact to Superintendent from first available point of communication.

During and immediately following snow storms or violent wind storms, spring switches must be operated by hand and relined to normal position before heading out through switch in trailing point movement, actuating switch points, to insure switch is in proper operating condition.


A Switch Indicator, consisting of a single yellow light unit (normally dark) and a switch-key-controller mounted on an iron mast located at clearance point of a siding, must be operated by a member of the crew who, together with engineer, must observe and be governed by its indication before fouling main track or making movement from siding to main track thru a spring switch in automatic signal territory, unless the movement is made immediately after an opposing train has passed the switch, and Automatic Signal at leaving end of siding indicates "Proceed."

If Indicator displays a yellow light when switch-key-controller is operated, train or engine movement to main track may be made immediately in accordance with train rights and operating rules. Display of yellow light must continue until leading wheels have passed clearance point.

If Indicator does not display a yellow light when switch-key-controller is operated, train or engine movement to main track may be made in accordance with train rights and operating rules, after operating spring switch by hand; waiting three minutes and taking every precaution to provide proper protection. To operate Switch Indicator, insert switch key in controller and turn clockwise toward "R", hold a few seconds and remove key. If yellow light is displayed and intended movement is not made, insert switch key in controller and turn counter-clockwise toward "N" to restore signal system to normal condition to avoid delay to trains on main track.

Switch-key-controller must never be operated toward "N" after having been operated toward "R" if intended movement to main track is to be made.

17.....DRAGGING EQUIPMENT DETECTOR INDICATOR consists of a single white light unit (normally dark) with circular background mounted on signal or other mast. When white light is displayed, train must be stopped and inspected for dragging equipment. Notify Superintendent from first available point of communication.

18.....Facing point locks on hand operated switches are indicated by a six inch yellow stripe painted on target staff. Be positive locking device is restored to normal position after using. A running switch must not be made thru this type switch.

19.....Under Rule 24, engine number only will be displayed in indicators on engines so equipped. This will also apply when our engines are operating over Northern Pacific tracks. Between Klamath Falls and Chemult, Southern Pacific rules will govern.

20.....Rule 204(A) prescribes that copies of train orders will be furnished the rear trainman, such orders will only be furnished on trains designated: Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 28, 29 and 30, and sections thereof; also extra passenger trains whether operated as section of regular train or as a passenger extra.

21.....Air hose on Diesel and Electric engines must be hooked up in hose fastener when not in use.

22.....Before leaving any engine terminal, enginemen will make proper tests and inspections of water glasses, gauge cocks, water column and injectors, and will not leave the terminal unless all these are in proper working order.

Should enginemen on steam engines find that the water is not in sight in water glass, and if water cannot be raised to bottom gauge cock or water glass by opening throttle, on oil burning engines the fire must be extinguished immediately, and on coal burning engines the fire must be knocked out or smothered to the extent there will be no damage done to the crown sheet. If water can be raised to the bottom gauge cock or water glass the water level should be built up by use of the pump, or injector, or both.

Should the low water alarm whistle blow, on any engine so equipped, enginemen will immediately ascertain where the water level is in the boiler by blowing out water glasses and the water column, and being sure that water glass mounting valves are open and if water cannot be raised to the bottom gauge cock or water glass by opening throttle, enginemen will be governed by instructions in the preceding paragraph.


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