1962 Uniform Code of Operating Rules – Communicating Signals


16. Each car of a passenger train must be connected with the engine by a communicating signal appliance. When communicating signal appliance fails, conductor will arrange for hand signals to be given engineman approaching all stations and train will proceed to the first point where repairs can be made. Radio may be used in lieu of hand signals.

NOTE: The signals prescribed are illustrated by “o” for short sounds, “__” for longer sounds.

Sound Indication
(a) o o When standing – start.
(b) o o When runing – stop at once.
(c) o o o When standing – back.
(d) o o o When running – stop at next station; where a train is required to flag stop between stations, it indicates stop at next flag stop for that train.
(e) o o o o When standing – apply or release air brakes.
(f) o o o o When running – reduce speed.
(g) o o o o o When standing – recall flagmen.
(h) o o o o o When running – increase speed.
(j) o o o o o o When running – increase train heat.
(k) _____ _____ When running – release sticking brake; look back for hand signal.
(l) __________ Shut off train heat.
(m) o o __ When running – as prescribed by Rule 90.

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Doubleheaders Layout Tour – Saturday, 06 April 2024

It’s that time of year again!

On Saturday, 06 April 2024, our club’s CP Sudbury Division layout will be open to the public in participation with the annual Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge-Guelph and area tour, organized by the Doubleheaders Model Railway Club. This is a self-guided tour of a large number of club and private home layouts in the area.

If you are new to the Doubleheaders tour there are approximately 25 different layouts you can visit, varying from large club setups to small N-scale pikes, and you can see everything from tinplate trains to scratch-built prototype models. However the layouts are spread over a large area, which makes it difficult to see them all in a day. So you should prepare for a full day of layout touring, and also maybe consider making this an annual, or at least semi-annual event to frequent over the years.

For more details and ticket information please visit the Doubleheaders Model Railway Club web site.

Please note: Though some layouts on the tour are open later, the WRMRC will only be open from 9 am to 5 pm.

Hope to see you then!

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