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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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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