The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.
Order no. G.O. 96
|Wednesday, the 11th of
December, A.D. 1912
The signal must be placed upon a post of suitable structural material. If the post is made of wood, it must be of sound timber not less than 8×8 in. and 18 feet long, and shall be firmly set in the. ground to a depth of 4 ft. If it is made of iron or steel, it shaJl be not less than 4 ins. in diameter, shall extend at least 12 ft. above the ground, and shall be firmly bolted to a concrete or other foundation constructed below the frost line.
A bell, which shall emit a clear, loud volume of sound under all weather conditions, must be used.
A sign shall be placed upon the same post as the bell, with the word
danger upon it in letters not lees than 6 ins. long, to be illuminated, so as to be plainly visible after sunset. There may be added to the post, if so desired, the railway crossing sign provided for by sec. 243 of the Railway
The bell and the illumination of the sign shall be controlled and operated automatically by the approach of trains, in such manner that only approaching trains shall operate the signal.
Any order of the Board providing for the installation of a highway crossing signal and referring to 'Standard Specifications for Highway Crossing Signals' is to be deemed as intended to be a reference to the specifications herein adopted.
These standard specifications come into force the date of this order, and apply to all highway crossing signals hereafter installed.
General order 12915, Feb. 7, 1911, approving specifications for the installation of electric bell signals at highway crossings, is rescinded.