1962 Uniform Code of Operating Rules – Block and Interlocking Signals

Block and Interlocking Signals

The following signals will appear where conditions require their use. These illustrations give standard indications. Other indications will be shown in special instructions. Lights may be to either side of signal mast, and number plates may be provided for the purpose of identifying location.

Rule Name Indication
281 281 Clear Signal Proceed.
 282 282 Approach Medium Signal Proceed, approaching next signal at medium speed.
 282A 282A Approach Limited Signal Proceed, approaching next signal at limited speed.
 283 283 Medium Clear Signal Proceed, medium speed within interlocking limits or through turnouts.
 283A 283A Limited Clear Signal Proceed, limited speed within interlocking limits or through turnouts.
 284 284 Approach Slow Signal Proceed, approaching next signal at slow speed. Trains exceeding medium speed must at once reduce to that speed.
 285 285 Approach Signal Proceed, preparing to stop at next signal. Trains exceeding medium speed must at once reduce to that speed. Reduction to medium speed must commence before passing signal.
 286 286 Medium Approach Signal Proceed at medium speed preparing to stop at next signal.
 286A 286A Limited Approach Signal Proceed at limited speed preparing to stop at next signal.
 287 287 Slow Clear Signal Proceed, slow speed through interlocking limits or through turnouts.
 288 288 Slow Approach Signal Proceed, preparing to stop at next signal. Slow speed through interlocking limits or through turnouts, medium speed must then not be exceeded until a more favourable indication has been accepted.
 290 290 Restricting Signal Proceed at restricted speed.
 291 291 Stop and Proceed Signal Stop, then proceed at restricted speed.
 291A 291A Grade Signal Trains handling fifty percent or more of ruling grade tonnage approaching a grade signal indicating “Stop, then proceed at restricted speed” may pass it without stopping and proceed at restricted speed.
 291B 291B Station Protection Signal Stop, then proceed at restricted speed and preceeded by a flagman when necessary to ensure full protection.
 292 292 Stop Signal Stop
 293 293 Take (or leave) siding signal Be governed by signal indication. Take (or leave) siding when “S” lighted or light flashing.

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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.

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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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