1962 Uniform Code of Operating Rules – Location of Signals


246. Whenever practicable, train order signals will be located adjacent to the train order office to which they apply, and other fixed signals, except switches, will be located to the right of the track which they govern. Where conditions require other locations they will indicated in special instructions.

247. When bridge, bracket or cantilever structures are used, signals will be located with respect to the tracks on which they affect movements as shown in Figures 1, 2 and 3. One or more dummy masts, as in Figure 3, indicates that there are one or more tracks between the active signal and the track on which it affects movements.

248. Indications of fixed signals of the semaphore and colour light types are shown by the position of the semaphore arm, colour of lights, flashing of lights, or any combination thereof. They may be qualified by letter plate, marker, shape of semaphore arms, or any combination thereof.

Semaphore type signals display their indications by arm, or arms, to the right of the signal mast and in addition, by night, display lights of the prescribed colour as viewed from an approaching train.

Colour light type signals display their indications by lights of prescribed colour or flashing of such lights as viewed from an approaching train.

Figure 1 – Bridge Structure


Figure 2 – Bracket Structure


Figure 3 – Cantilever Structure

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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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