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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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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