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Special Instructions - Page 15

The time of Nos. 356, 360 and 362 must be cleared by Southward trains, except Nos. 355, 357 and 361, not less than 10 minutes at all stations.

Within yard limits, yard engines and light engine movements must clear the main track not less than 10 minutes before Nos. 355, 357, 361, 356, 360 and 362 are due to leave the last station where time is shown.


Maximum speed of Streamliner trains, consisting of Streamliner cars hauled by Diesel engines, will be designated by distinctive reflectorized roadway signs in the shape of the letter "D". Except as directly effected by speed restrictions under Items 1 and 2 Second Subdivision the "D" signs designate zone speed territories and the numerals thereon indicate in miles per hour the maximum permissible speed which will govern until the next zone is reached.

2nd Subdivision Streamliner trains, running on 1st Subdivision between Everett Jct. and Seattle, will also be governed by speed restrictions as indicated under Item 2, First Subdivision. Where the movement is from a higher to a lower speed zone the zone sign is located approximately one mile from where lower speed becomes effective. When the movement is from a lower to a higher speed zone the zone sign is located at the point where speed may be increased. Zone territories are listed herein for the convenience of employes.


When a Streamliner is detoured over Great Northern tracks outside of regular Streamliner territory, the Streamliner must not exceed the maximum permissible speed for other passenger trains in the territory operated.

When Streamliner is operated against current of traffic in double-track territory the Streamliner must not exceed the maximum permissible speed for other passenger trains. This does not modify Rule 93.

When Streamliner is handled by steam engine, or when other passenger trains are operated on Streamliner schedule, or when train consists of mixed Streamliner and conventional type equipment, the train must not exceed maximum permissible speed for other passenger trains in territory operated.


In event of failure of the electric straight air brakes, or if electric brakes cannot be used on account of cars not equipped with electric air brakes being handled in the train, the automatic air brake will be used.

Between terminals if engineer finds electric brakes not operating properly, he shall immediately change brake valve over to automatic air brake operation and open circuit breaker to electric brake circuits. After changing from electric straight air brake operation to automatic air brake operation the train will be handled with automatic air to the next terminal where standing terminal air brake test can be made by carmen. Terminal brake tests should then be made with electric straight air and with automatic air and train may be handled with electric straight air if the brakes function properly during terminal test.