The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 255

Wednesday, the 20th of
November, A.D. 1918

In the matter of the question of more adequate flagging protection on double tracks and the proposed amendment to Rule D-85 of the General Train and Interlocking Rules as outlined in circular of the Board No. 163, dated April 9, 1918, and submitted for consideration to the railway companies.

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H. L. Drayton
Chief Commissioner

S. J. McLean
Commissioner

A. S. Goodeve
Commissioner

A. C. Boyce
Commissioner

Upon reading the replies filed by and on behalf of the railway companies subject to the jurisdiction of the Board, and the written submissions and representations made to the Board on behalf of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers; and upon the report and recommendation of the Chief Operating Officer of the Board,—

It is ordered: That the General Train and Interlocking Rules, approved by Order of the Board No. 7563, dated July 12, 1909, be, and they are hereby, amended by striking out the first paragraph of double track Rule 35 and substituting therefor the following:

D-35. A yellow flag or yellow light placed beside the track on the same side as the engineer of an approaching train, or, where the practice is for trains to run to the left, a yellow flag or yellow light placed on the left side of the track, as well as on the same side (between tracks) as the engineer of an approaching train, so that the engineer of the approaching train shall have a clear view of said signal for a distance of at least 1,200 feet, indicates that the track 3,000 feet distant is in condition for a speed of but 6 miles an hour, unless otherwise instructed, and the speed of the train will be controlled accordingly. A green flag or a green light placed beside the track on the same side as the engineer of an approaching train, or on the left side of the track, if so operated, at a point beyond the slow track, indicates that full speed may be resumed.

H. L. Drayton
Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.