The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.
Order no. G.O. 248
|Monday, the 19th of
August, A.D. 1918
In the matter of the General Order of the Board No. 188, dated April 23, 1917, approving regulations for the Uniform Maintenance of Way Flagging Rules for Impassable Track and General Order No. 216, dated January 24, 1918, further defining
And in the matter of the application of the Canadian Railway War Board for an order amending said Order No. 188 to provide for authority to use the Brennan Signal, so-called, or a device of a similar character in lieu of manual flagging required under said order.
H. L. Drayton
Upon hearing the application at the sittings of the Board held in Ottawa, June 4, 1918, in the presence of counsel for the Canadian Pacific, the Grand Trunk, and the Canadian Northern Railway Companies, and the Michigan Central Railroad Company, the Brotherhoods of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen being represented at the hearing, no one appearing for the applicant Railway Board, and what was alleged; and reading the written submissions filed in support of the application and on behalf of the said Brotherhoods of Railwaymen; and upon the report and recommendation of the Chief Operating Officer of the Board,—
It is ordered:
mainafter the word
thein the first line and before the word
trackin the second line of rule one;
(b)of rule 3 (b) and the words
supported on two staffs with flag drawn out between them at right angles to the track and five feet above rail levelin lines 1, 2, and 3 of said rule, and substituting the letter
dfor the letter
red" in the fourth line, and adding as clause
(d)to said rule the following:
Between sunset and sunrise and during stormy, foggy or smoky weather conditions flagmen must be placed instead of the outer signals referred to in clause (b);
2in the first line of rule 4 the words and figures
and rule 3 (d), and after the word
pointin the second line of said rule 4 the words
or working point signal as the case may be, making the clause read,
Trains stopped by flagmen, as per rule 2 and rule 3 (d), shall be governed by his instructions and proceed to the working point or working point signal, as the case may be, and there be governed by signal or instructions of the foreman in charge.
(b)after the figure
3in the first line and substituting the word
has for the wordhadin the fourth line of rule 5;
mustfor the word
mayin the second line of rule 6;
Frequent service shall mean nine or more trains per diem, on page 4 of the order; and
8.Frequent serviceshall mean nine or more trains a day, andfast train serviceshall mean a service at a speed of thirty-five miles or more an hour.
9. That the Brennan Signal device as approved by the Board, or a signal of an equally serviceable type attached to the base of the rail, to be approved by the Board, be used to display the signals directed to be provided under rules 3 (b) and 6 (Yellow Signal) of this order and rule 35 (Yellow Signal) of the Uniform Code of Operating Rules.
10. Flagmen must each be equipped for daytime with a red flag and four torpedoes, and for night-time, and when weather or other conditions obscure day signals, with a red light, a white light, four torpedoes, three red fusees, and a supply of matches.
H. L. Drayton
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.