The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.
Order no. G.O. 161
|Wednesday, the 23rd of
February, A.D. 1916
Send out a flagman in each direction with stop signals, at least—
1,500 feet in daytime, if there is no down-grade towards the obstruction within one mile, and there is a clear view of 6,000 feet from an approaching train.
8,600 feet at other times and places, if there is no down grade towards the obstruction within one mile.
5,400 feet, if there is a down-grade towards the obstruction within one mile.
The flagman must, after going the required distance from the obstruction to ensure full protection, take up a position where there will be an unobstructed view of him from an approaching train of, if possible, 1,500 feet, first placing two torpedoes on the rail (not more than 200 or less than 100 feet apart), on the same side as the engineer of an approaching train, 300 feet beyond such position. The flagman must display a red flag by day and a red light by night, and remain in such a position until recalled or relieved.
3,600 feet from the defective or working point, if there is no down grade towards the obstruction.
5,400 feet if there is a down grade within one mile of the obstruction, or as much further as may be necessary to insure full protection.
Yellow flags by day and in addition yellow lights by night, 3,600 feet from the defective or working point; red flags by day, and, in addition, red lights by night, 600 feet from the defective or working point, on the right-hand side of the track as seen by the engineer of an approaching train; except on double track where trains run to the left, in which case signals shall be placed to the left-hand side as seen by an engineer of an approaching train, and where there is a clear view of at least 1,200 feet.
And it is further ordered: That the foregoing rules be printed in the working time-tables of said railway companies for the guidance of all employees.
Subdivisions to be named setting out which of the rules are applicable to each.