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The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 336

Saturday, the 2nd of
April, A.D. 1921

In the matter of the General Order of the Board No. 42, dated July 12, 1909, approving a Uniform Code for Canadian Railways; and in the matter of Rule 99, paragraphs 6 and 9 thereof, which read as follows:—

If recalled before another train arrives he must at night or when weather conditions obscure day signals, or when snow ploughs or flangers may be running in addition to the two torpedoes, leave a fusee burning red at the point he returns from and at such other points on his return as may be necessary to insure full protection;

Flagmen must each be equipped for day time 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, and four torpedoes, three red fusees, and a supply of matches.

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S. J. McLean
Asst. Chief Commissioner

A. C. Boyce
Commissioner

J. G. Rutherford
Commissioner

Upon hearing the matter at the sittings of the Board held in Ottawa, September 27, 1920, the Canadian Pacific and Grand Trunk Railway Companies, the Canadian National Railways, the Michigan Central Railroad Company, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen being represented at the hearing, and what was alleged; and upon the report and recommendation of the Chief Operating Officer,—

The Board Orders: That the said paragraphs 6 and 9 of rule 99 be struck out and the following substituted therefor, namely:—

If recalled before another train arrives, he must, in addition to the two torpedoes, leave a fusee burning red at the point he returns from, an4 while returning to his train when snow ploughs or flangers may be running, curvature, weather, or other conditions governing a fusee burning red must be placed at such points or times as the flagman may find necessary to insure full protection.

To maintain the proper interval between trains, a fusee burning red must be left by the protected train, at the point from which it moves.

Flagmen must each be equipped for day time with a red flag, 22 inches by 28 inches, on a staff, at least six torpedoes and five red fusees ; and for night time, and when weather or other conditions obscure day signals, a red light, a white light, with a supply of matches, at least six torpedoes, and five red fusees.

S. J. McLean
Asst. Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.