1962 Uniform Code of Operating Rules – Standard Time

STANDARD TIME

Note: either the 12-hour or 24-hour system, as indicated by the time shown in current time tables, will be used for all purposes in connection with the movement of trains. All times shown herein are on the 12-hour system

1. Standard time will be transmitted daily in the manner prescribed.

Standard clocks will be maintained at stations designated in the time table.

Employees charged with the duties of receiving time signals must record on prescribed form and on indicator cards any variation from standard time.

2. Each conductor, engineman, trainman, fireman, yard foreman, yardman and other such employees as the Company may direct, must carry, while on duty, a reliable railway grade watch approved by the proper authority and for which there must be a prescribed certificate on file with the designated railway officer.

3. Employees required to use railway grade watches must, unless otherwise directed, submit them to a designated watch inspector for examination and record at intervals not exceeding ninety days.

If watches reflect a variations of more than thirty seconds when compared with correct time, they must be set to reflect a variation of less than thirty seconds. Employees must not regulate their watches.

Watches of conductors, enginemen and yard foremen must be compared to a designated standard clock, where provided, before commencing each day’s work. The time when watch is compared to standard clock, and the result of such comparison must be recorded on prescribed form. If watch is set the word “set” must also be recorded with the variation.

If a designated standard clock is not accessible, standard time must be obtained from the train dispatcher, or by comparing with a conductor, engineman or yard foreman who has had access to standard clock and has registered.

Conductors, enginemen, yard foremen, pilots, and snow plow foremen shall, when practicable, compare time with each other before starting on each trip or before commencing work and with other members of their crew as soon as possible.

Cards supplied by watch inspectors showing record of the rating of watches must be carried while on duty by employees required to use railway grade watches.

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2021 Open House Cancelled

Due to Ontario being stuck in phase-3 of COVID reopening, it is with reluctance that the WRMRC executive has decided to cancel our 2021 Fall Open House which was scheduled for October 16th this year.

We had been procrastinating and hoping for better news from the province, but with the occupancy conditions currently in place our club could not reasonably hold a public event.

Phase-3 conditions require us to cap the capacity within our Quonset hut to 25 people, which would have to include the ten or so members volunteering to guide visitors and operate trains. Despite any limit our aisle-ways would prevent proper social distancing, and that cap would obviously cause line-ups before entry. There was also the matter of Ontario’s new vaccine passport system, something we would need to enforce and that none of us wish to police.

In closing, our club recommends you protect yourself and others by following the medical advice of your doctor, and to be vaccinated if you are able to. It is the only way forward for society to return to normal, and for train shows to happen again.

We are hopeful this will all be resolved by the end of March for our club to participate again in the 2022 Doubleheaders Layout Tour, and of course we fully expect to hold our Fall Open House again next October.

Stay safe and stay healthy.

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