1962 Uniform Code of Operating Rules – 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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2022 Virtual Tour Video

For your viewing entertainment, our club is sharing what we hope will be our last ever virtual layout tour video.

To give some background, this was prepared as our submission for the 2022 Doubleheaders Tour last March, and features absolutely no (zero / nil / nada) trains operating. This was because every past video we’ve produced shows practically nothing other than trains running, and we wished to do something more instructive and completely different this time around. So sit back, grab a beverage, and listen as WRMRC VP Ted Kocyla  bores  enlightens you for 23 minutes about what the club has accomplished over two years of pandemic restrictions.



If nothing else, this video helps us advertise all the new things you can see at our upcoming Fall Open House, where we hope everyone can visit us in person again. Stay tuned for more information about that. But for now, this video will have to do.


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