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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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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