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Special Instructions - Page 16


Vancouver, Vancouver Jct. C.N. Jct., trains arriving will register in G. N. train order office at Vancouver.
New Westminister, all trains register by ticket.
Burlington, first class trains register by ticket.
Delta, register only for trains originating and terminating.


Everett Jct., trains for which this point is initial station may proceed on authority of clearance under which such trains arrive.


The following overhead wires crossing our track do not have standard clearance of 27 ft. from top of rail:

Delta, south wye switch...
Marysville, industry track...
Stanwood, house track and industry track...
Fir, English Lumber Co. spur 1.3 mile south...
Mt. Vernon, Union Oil Co. spur...
...25'10" Burlington, Carnation Milk Co. spur...
...25' 6"
Vancouver, Hastings St. viaduct...
...20' 2"

High voltage electric wires on Fraser River bridge, B. C. Elec. RR, and Powell St. in Vancouver, B. C., will not clear man on top of cars. Train and engine men must keep off top of cars and engines while passing under these wires except in emergency and then use extreme caution. Clearance from top of rail as follows:

New Westminster - Fraser River Bridge...
...19' 2"
B. C. Elec. RR Crossing...
...20' 5"
Powell St. - Vancouver, B. C. BI Line...
...20' 5"

New Westminster, retaining wall Front Street crossing in front of penitentiary will not clear man on side of car or engine.

7.....Delta (freight Yard) located 1.08 miles south of Delta Jct. is provided with: Standard Clock, Bulletins, Train Register, Water, Oil, Wye, Track Scale, Turntable.

8.....Delta, private road crossing near yard office must be protected as prescribed by Rule 103.

9.....Bellingham, northward freight trains leave train south of Pine Street near old Bloedel-Donovan Mill site, bring their set-out to yard and move pick-up back to train. Southward freight trains leave train north of "F" Street crossing. When necessary to take siding at Bellingham, crossing at "C" and "F" Street will have to be cut. Under no circumstances will any crossing be blocked for more than five minutes.

10.....Blaine-White Rock, trains will not pass International Border without permission of Customs and Immigration Inspectors.

11.....White Rock, between 2 miles south and Ocean Park, from May 15 to September 15, engineers will sound engine whistle frequently and bell must be rung continuously.

12.....White Rock, crossing signals are equipped with switch-key-controllers. Trains or engines within circuit may clear signals for highway traffic by inserting switch key in controller and turn to Right. Crossing signals must be restored to normal operating condition before leaving.

13.....Still Creek, northward trains having wait or meet orders to fulfill at this point will stand south of Renfrew Street crossing until train to be met or passed is in the block to avoid circuit operating crossing signals at Grandview Highway, 13th Avenue.

14.....Sapperton, push buttons and instructions for their operation are located in iron box locked with a switch lock near south wye switch and north siding switch for control of wigwag signals at Brunette Street crossing. Care must be exercised in the use of push button control to avoid unnecessary operation of crossing signals during switching movements.

15.....Vancouver, National Harbours Board Railway operate jointly with GN Ry over Great Northern tracks between Water Front and connection with GN main track north of the roundhouse; also between north leg of wye from main track switch and connection with Canadian National Railway in the Great Northern South Yard, all of which is located within yard limits of Vancouver.

Telephones for City and train dispatcher are located in booth near Great Northern main track connection. There is also a City Telephone and train register in the National Harbours Board yard office.

Movements in both directions over the Burrard Inlet line must be recorded in train register.

Before movement is made over Burrard Inlet line in either direction, yard foreman or engineer will communicate with the yard office of the National Harbours Board Railway to ascertain if it is safe to proceed; air brakes must be cut in and operative on all engines and cars; the engine must be on the leading edge of the cars during hours of darkness.

Speed Restrictions:

8 MPH over Georgia, Kiefer, Pender and Cordova Streets.
10 MPH over Union Street on northward movements; southward movements must stop before passing over Union Street and a member of the crew must be on ground at crossing to protect traffic.

16.....The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada, General Order 571, forbids the handling of freight cars in main line passenger trains.


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

Northward, between MP 65 and 66 approximately 2 miles south of Mt. Vernon.
Southward, between MP 149 and MP 150 approximately 3 miles south of Still Creek.
between MP 65 and 66 approximately 2 miles south of Mt. Vernon.


Trailing point:

2054 ft. North of MP 152.
Dominion Bridge Co. spur.
MP 151.3 - 2.5 miles south of Still Creek.


Mt. Vernon - South siding switch...
...Normal position is for main track.
Bow - North and South siding switch...
...Normal position is for main track.
Samish - North and South siding switch.
...Normal position is for main track.
South Bellingham - North and South siding switch.
...Normal position is for main track.
Endot - End of double track.
...Normal position is for Northward main track.
Still Creek - End of double track.
...Normal position is for Southward main track.


Marysville, 1.25 miles south of drawbridge 11 and 0.50 miles south of drawbridge 12.
Fir, 1.34 miles south of English Lbr. Co. crossing.
New Westminster - Fraser River Jct. - drawbridge and junction with CN and BCE Rys.
New Westminster - Fraser River Jct. - when, for any reason a proceed indication cannot be displayed at the home signal, no train or engine movement shall be made over bridge, except on authority of regular Dominion Government clearance.


Delta Jct. - Drawbridge 10 and NP Ry crossing.
These switches are electrically controlled by operator at Delta Jct.

Whistle signals for routes:

Main Track...
...1 long.
From North to Delta Yard...
...1 long, 1 short.
From South to Delta Yard...
...2 long, 1 short.
From Delta Yard to North...
...2 long.
From Delta Yard to South...
...3 long, 1 short.
From NP Ry connection to North...
...1 long, 1 short, 1 long.
From North to NP Ry connection...
...1 long, 1 short, 2 long.