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Special Instructions - Page 13

8.....The maximum permissible speeds between North Portal and South Portal for all trains and engines are: 20 MPH moving with the current of traffic, and 10 MPH moving against the current of traffic.

9.....Operating directions are: "North" from south end of King Street Station through South Portal to North Portal, and "South" from North Portal through South Portal to south end of King Street Station.

10.....Dwarf signal of color light type, located between northward and southward main tracks, south end of King Street Station governing northward train and engine movements on southward main track (Tunnel track 4) is controlled from South Portal Interlocking.

When Red is displayed, Great Northern Rule 601-A governs.

When Yellow is displayed, Great Northern Rule 601-E governs.

When a train or engine is stopped by the Stop-indication of this signal, Signalman must be informed of desire to make the northward movement on southward main track (Tunnel track 4) by four operations of the push button located on top of the signal.

20.....Seattle, train, yard and engine movements between GN freight yard and 5th Avenue tracks will be made via NP and UP main track Oregon Street connection and their time-tables and Special Instructions will govern.


Engineers shall test speed of their trains passing following points as compared with Speed Table:

Westward, between MP 1779 and MP 1780 approximately 2 miles west of Snohomish.

Eastward, between MP 11 and MP 12 approximately 4 miles east of Ballard and between MP 1779 and MP 1780 approximately 2 miles west of Snohomish.


Facing Point.

MP 7.36 just east of Ballard, to Industrial district off of westward main track.

MP 28.5 front of depot Mukilteo.

Trailing Point.

MP 7.36 just east of Ballard.

MP 14.5, 1/4 mile west of Richmond Beach.

MP 15, Standard Oil Spur 3/4 mile east of Richmond Beach.

MP 17.92 just east of Edmonds.

MP 24.29 between Meadowdale and Mukilteo.

MP 29.21 at Mukilteo.

MP 31.33 GN oil spur, 1 mile west of Everett Jct.


Wenatchee Olds crossover (Connection to W-O Line) east and west crossover switches.

Cashmere.....east and west siding switch.
Leavenworth.....east and west siding switch.
Winton.....east and west siding switch.
Merritt.....east and west siding switch.
Skykomish.....east and west siding switch.
Baring.....east and west siding switch.
Gold Bar.....east and west siding switch.
Monroe.....east and west siding switch.
Snohomish.....east and west siding switch.
Interbay.....yard lead switch near 23rd Avenue overhead bridge. Normal position is for main track.
Interbay.....east end double track. Normal position is for eastward main track.
Interbay.....west end double track. Normal position is for westward main track.



On signal 1696.3 approximately 3 1/2 miles west of Merritt.
On cable post approximately 4 miles west of Baring.
On cable post just east of Index.


On cable post approximately 2 1/2 miles east of Index.
On signal 1742.0 approximately 2 miles west of Baring.
On cable post approximately 1 mile east of Berne.
On signal 1693.2 just west of Merritt.


Ballard, Br. 4.....Salmon Bay drawbridge.
North Portal-South Portal.....King Street tunnel and terminal tracks.


Scenic.....East and west siding switch.
Everett-Pacific Ave.....West siding switch.
Everett Jct......End of double track junction with 2nd Subdivision single track between these stations.

Scenic, switches electrically controlled by operator at depot.

Eastward home signals at east switch equipped with Red Marker Disc and "Positive Block" sign, Item 13 of this Subdivision governs in addition to Interlocking Rules.

Home signal governing eastward movements on main track at east siding switch is located to left of main track.

Home signal governing westward movements from siding to main track at west siding switch is located to left of siding.

Everett, interlocking electrically controlled by operator at depot.

The Home Signal Limits (Rule 605) of this interlocking extend from westward home signal for west siding switch at Pacific Ave. to Eastward home signals for end of double track and junction switches Everett Jct.

Trains and engines receiving a proceed indication of home signal governing entrance to these "Home Signal Limits" at either Pacific Ave. or Everett Jct. may proceed, regardless of class, in accordance with Rule 605. A Positive Block is maintained in both directions within the "Home Signal Limits" and Rule 670 does not apply.

Trains and engines may make forward or backward movements within these home signal limits without flag protection, observing all governing signal indications. When stopped by a Stop-indication of the governing home signal at entrance to home signal limits at either Pacific Ave. or Everett Jct., trains and engines may proceed only when a change in the governing home signal indication permits or when authorized by train order.


Interbay.....NP Ry crossing.


Between Peshastin and 1 mile east of east switch, Leavenworth, between 1 mile west of west switch, Leavenworth, and Winton tunnel, when, for any reason, single trains in excess of 3500 tons with three General Electric engines coupled on the head end are stopped on heavy grade specified above will double their trains into either Leavenworth or Winton and will not attempt to start train on Chumstick Line to avoid damage to equipment and excessive delays. When helper engine is operated on freight trains, conductors must see that helper engine is cut into train so that not more than rated tonnage of the helper engine will be trailing. When train does not have full tonnage for all of the engines, tonnage in the train must be prorated between the train engine and the helper engine.

When necessary to make a backup movement on ascending mountain grade sufficient hand brakes must be set on rear end to hold up the slack; then when ready to proceed ahead, hand brakes must be released starting from the rear car first and working toward the head end of train so the slack will run out gradually and avoid break-in-two.