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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WRMRC Fall Open House – Saturday 14 October 2023

The Waterloo Region Model Railway Club cordially invites you to our Fall Open House on Saturday October 14th, 2023.

Here is your chance to see everything we have been working on over the past year.


The layout be open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Feel free to invite any friends or family members interested in model railways, and plan on a fun day of train watching and socializing.

For maps and more information visit our WRMRC website, or our Facebook page.


Extra 5025 East rolls under the LaSalle Blvd bridge on the CP Sudbury Division Layout.


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