Northern Ontario District

General Speed Restrictions

Conductors and Enginemen, especially those in Passenger service, are cautioned not to run their trains at excessive rate of speed particularly on descending grades, around sharp curves or through cross-overs, junction stations and large yards. Safety to Passengers and property is of the first consideration.

The figures in this time table do not excuse or authorize the non-observance of any speed restrictions which may be otherwise specified.

Where a speed restriction is prescribed, either by time table, train order or bulletin, specified speed must not be exceeded in any one mile.

Miles per hour
Engines running tender first, other than suburban tank engines equipped with pilot on tender. (B.T.C. General Order 710) 25
Yard engines under steam. 25
Engines from which engine trucks, pony trucks, or side rods have been removed and yard engines not under steam. 15
Trains handling dead engines other than those specified above. 25
Santa Fe Type engines. 30
Consolidated engines on passenger trains. 50
Trains handling scale test car. 30
Trains passing mail catch posts where mail is handled. 30
Spreaders, when being worked in ice cutting, ballasting and other operations, frequent inspection must be made of equipment to see that everything is in order. (See Special Instructions No. 6) 15

At public crossings at grade at which there are automatic warning devices to indicate the approach of trains or engines or main tracks, movements over such crossing on other than main tracks must not, unless otherwise provided, exceed 10 miles per hour from 100 feet distance until the engine or leading car has passed over the crossing. For main track movements against current of traffic see time table footnotes.

CNR.CR.NOD.8, p. 18