Special instructions

1. Time will be transmitted at 11.00 a.m. daily.

2. [Montreal Ontario District] At places where the sounding of engine whistle signals is prohibited, the speed of any train running against the current of traffic must be so reduced that train may be stopped within distance Enginemen can see that track is clear.

2. [Northern and Southern Ontario Districts] At places where the sounding of engine whistle signals is prohibited, the speed of any train running against the current of traffic must be so reduced that train may be stopped within distance enginemen can see that track is clear. Engine whistle signal 14-M must be sounded by passenger trains handling mail car approaching all mail catch posts.

3. No light engine nor two or more light engines coupled, when the movement is either on single track or against the current of traffic on double track, shall be run a greater distance than twenty-five miles in any one direction without a conductor.

4. To prevent accidents to passengers alighting from cars standing on bridges adjacent to stations, trainmen must not announce station stops until after train has passed over the structure.

5. Unless otherwise directed, dead engines handled in trains must be handled with the pilot end ahead, must be placed at least five cars from the train engine, and if more than one dead engine is handled in train, they must be separated by at least five cars.

These instructions do not apply to movement of dead diesel-electric locomotives, which may be handled coupled together.

6. Wrecking cranes handled in any train must not be moved at speed exceeding the following:

Where speed restriction for freight trains is forty miles per hour or over—restriction thirty-five miles per hour.

Where speed restriction for freight trains is forty to twenty-five miles per hour or over—restriction twenty-five miles per hour.

Where speed restriction for freight trains is less than twenty-five miles per hour or over—restriction twenty miles per hour, or as much below this as is necessary to safety.

Speed entering or leaving sidings must not exceed ten miles per hour.

Care must be exercised in handling on down-grades and rounding sharp curves. During all movements in trains, boom of wrecking cranes must be secured.

Pile drivers, steam shovels, hoist cranes, rail loaders or any other work equipment moving on its own wheels must not be moved in trains unless the boom is disconnected, the travel mechanism put out of hear, and engine and boiler blocked to car and secured by safety chains which must also be wired. This will not necessitate the taking off of cable but ample slack must be left in cable to allow for free movement of cares.

Unless further restricted by special instructions, trains handling such equipment and any other similar work equipment loaded on flat cars and not secured as required by A.A.R. Rules must not exceed 20 M.P.H. Speed must always be regulated to safety limit when rounding curves.

When possible at least three cars must be placed between this equipment and engine handling train.

Pile drivers, steam shovels, scale test cars, boarding, advertising or other cars occupied by employees or passengers, must be placed immediately ahead of caboose when handled on freight or work trains, and immediately ahead of passenger equipment when handled on mixed trains, except that when occupied boarding cars are equipped with steel underframes they may be handled in any location in work, freight, or mixed trains.

Jordan spreaders handled in trains must have wings secured and speed restricted to twenty-five miles per hour. In cases in which these machines must be handled with rear end forward speed restriction of twenty miles per hour must be observed.

Conductors will be held responsible for strict observance of this rule.

Exceptions covering movements in work trains: When any of the above equipment is moved in work trains to or from or at point of work, the above requirements as to securing of equipment or method of loading do not apply. In such movements the equipment must be secured and handled in a manner that will ensure of safety. This exception does not apply to wrecking cranes which must, in all cases, be secured and moved as required in paragraph one of this rule.

Prior to placing work equipment, scale test cars, or dead engines in any train, Yardmasters or Agents must obtain authority from the Chief Train Dispatcher, or Chief Traffic Supervisor, who will arrange for Form 19 train order to be issued calling the attention of the crew to the equipment and scale test cars being handled and speed restrictions applicable.

7. Air brakes must be in service while switching occupied passenger equipment, also when switching equipment on or off occupied passenger equipment. Before making a coupling to or between passenger equipment, any of which contains passengers, stop must first be made not less than six and not more than twelve feet from the point where coupling is to be made.

When auxiliary cranes, hoists, pile drivers, snow-plows, spreaders, passenger coaches, or other equipment are placed on turn-tables, air brakes or hand brakes must be applied or such equipment properly blocked before engine is uncoupled, to ensure full control and safe handling.

Air must be coupled on all cars when switching Trader's Sidings towards buildings, doors or on descending grades.

8. It is forbidden to handle freight cars in main line passenger trains, unless such freight cars are equipped with air brakes, communicating signals, steel or steel-tired wheels, and trucks designed for use in passenger train service; provided, however, that it shall be permissible to use such freight cars in passenger service when baggage cars or freight cars especially equipped as aforesaid become disabled or unfit for use while in transit and such cars only are available to receive the baggage or freight as the case may be to avoid unnecessary delay in forwarding the same. In this event, cars must not be loaded beyond their marked capacity, and the speed must not exceed thirty-five miles an hour.

No branch line passenger train on which is placed a freight car not equipped as provided in the above paragraph, shall be allowed to exceed the speed in anyone mile prescribed for mixed trains on that Subdivision, and shall not in any case exceed thirty-five miles per hour, and such restrictions shall be covered by train order. (B.T.C. General Order 710).

No freight, merchandise or lumber car shall be placed in any train in the rear of any passenger car in which any passenger is carried.

9. A blue flag by day and a blue light by night, required by Rule 26, must be displayed at a height of five feet above rail level on a steel frame secured to the rail; day signals to be of rigid material 22"×28" in size with rounded corners, painted royal blue with a border of white on both sides one and one-half inches in width set at right angles to the track, and located between the switch and the first engine, car or train occupying the track. All switches leading to repair track are to be locked with special locks, and keys carried by the foreman in charge of the repair work, or by other responsible party, whose duty it shall be to see that employees and workmen so engaged are warned and are clear from cars or engines before any switching movement is made on such tracks, and also that the switches are locked after the switching movement is completed. (B.T.C. General Order 258).

10. General Order No. 600, Board of Transport Commissioners for Canada.

It is ordered:

1. That every railway company subject to the legislative authority of the Parliament of Canada shall strictly conform to the following rules and regulations governing the handling of vestibule doors, platforms, curtains, guard rails, side and end gates, tail gates, chains. and bars on equipment handled on passenger and mixed trains namely:—

(1) *Through and local trains, double track, right hand operation. When running, all vestibule doors and platforms are to be kept closed. When standing, those on the right hand side only are to be opened, except when necessary to open those on left hand side to receive or discharge passengers.

(2) *Through and local trains, double track, left hand operation. When running, all vestibule doors and platforms are to be kept closed. When standing, those on left hand side only are to be opened, except when necessary to open those on right side to receive or discharge passengers.

(3) *Through and local trains, single track. When running, all vestibule doors and platforms are to be kept closed.

*Note.—Through and local trains, when in commutation limits and carrying commutation traffic within such limit, will be regarded as suburban trains and vestibule doors and platforms will be handled as provided for suburban trains in clauses 4, 5 and 6 hereof.

(4) Suburban trains, double track, right hand operation. Vestibule doors and platforms on hand side of train may be kept open. Those on left hand side are to be kept closed, except when necessary to open them to receive or discharge passengers.

(5) Suburban trains, double hand operation. Vestibule doors and platforms on left hand side of train may open. Those on right hand side are to be kept closed, except when necessary to open to receive or discharge passengers.

(6) Suburban trains, single track. All vestibule doors and platforms may be kept open.

(7) Secure vestibule doors and platforms. When permissible to have vestibule doors and platforms open when these must be securely fastened.

(8) Guard rails or side gates. These appliances will be handled as prescribed for the handling of vestibule and doors and platforms.

(9) Vestibule curtains. These appliances will be kept fastened, except during switching operations.

(10) Tail gates, chains, or bars. The appliance at the rear of the last car on the train must invariably be kept closed and securely fastened, and the appliance at the of the last passenger car must also be kept closed and securely fastened when a baggage car, flanger, or caboose is immediately behind it.

2. That, when vestibule doors and platforms, side gates or guard rails (if required) by the said regulations to be kept closed when running) are closed as the train moves away from stopping point and remain closed until nearing the next stopping point, or when trainman is on duty at the opening, it will be considered that the regulations herein approved are being complied with.

10A. On Passenger and Mixed Trains, when the car immediately ahead of the first passenger carrying car is of the non-diaphragm type, the tail gate, chain or cross bar at the forward end of the passenger carrying car should be kept in closed position while the train is in motion. Where passenger equipment is to be cut off enroute, or where a train is to be cut at a terminal, Trainmen or Yardmen must see that tail gates, chains, or bars, on all cars involved are properly closed and secured before switching is commenced, whether cars are occupied or not, except at final terminals where it is definitely known that the train is empty.

10B. B.T.C. General Order No. 707—Marshalling of Equipment of passenger trains.

(1) There shall be a buffer car between the locomotive and the first coach carrying passengers. In local and mixed train services, a combination baggage or express car with passenger compartment shall be considered a buffer car within the meaning of this rule, if the baggage or express end of such car is next to the locomotive.

(2) No wooden mail, express or baggage car occupied by any employee or other person shall be marshalled between the locomotive and steel equipment, or between other steel units.

(3) All passenger trains shall be marshalled in such a manner that no wooden coaches carrying passengers are placed between cars of steel construction and that all wooden coaches are placed on rear of the trains.

(4) A car or coach with steel underframe shall not be deemed to be a wooden car or coach within the meaning of this Order.

11. Not more than one engine must be used in placing cars on or removing them from coal chutes. Air brakes must be coupled and working between cars and engine and not more than two cars must be moved up ramp at the same time.

12. "Backup" air hose, equipped with air whistle, must be in service on rear platform of all passenger trains moving backwards, and whistle sounded approaching public crossings at grade or where necessary to warn persons crossing or approaching the track.

13. Stand pipes on double track must be left with spout pointing in the direction of the current of traffic.

14. In all cases of derailments or accidents to passenger cars lighted with Pintsch or Commercial Acetylene Gas, the supply of gas must be shut off, if possible, by closing the stud valves in storage tanks underneath the body of car. Key for this purpose is located in the gauge box underneath the car.

15. At public crossings at grade where member of crew is required to protect the movement of vehicles over the railway, a hand signal shall be used by day and a clear white light by night. (B.T.C. General Order 484).

16. Whenever it is necessary, after arrival, for a mixed train to back up the passenger cars away from a station platform in order to perform switching, unloading of freight, or other service, a second stop must be made at such platform before final departure, if there are any passengers to detrain or entrain.

17. In mixed trains, one or more cars must be handled between postal, express or passenger cars, and car or cars containing oil or gasoline.

18. Rules 93A and 209A are not applicable.

19. [Montreal District] On Subdivisions or portions thereof where this special instruction applies, except on junction switches, lights will not be displayed on switches and train order signals.

19. [Northern Ontario District] On Subdivisions or portions thereof specified, lights will not be used on switches and other fixed signals—except the signals of an interlocking. Occasional movements made under these circumstances must be governed by day indications.

19. [Southern Ontario District] On subdivisions or portions thereof specified, lights will not be used on switches and other fixed signals—except the signals of an interlocking—from sunset to sunrise, providing that occasional movements made under these circumstances must be governed by day indications.

20. Before moving or coupling on to boarding outfit cars, snow plows, flangers, or other units of work equipment, and dead engines, stop must be made and persons in, on or about them must be warned, to avoid injury.

21. Car capacity for each siding is based on allowance of 44 feet per car.

22. [Montreal District] Reference Rule 680.—Dual Control switches must also be placed on hand throw for trailing point movements.

22. [Northern and Southern Ontario Districts] Reference Rule 680.—Dual Control switches must also be placed on hand throw for trailing point movements. Whenever a train or engine is required to move over a dual control switch under a "Stop" indication, or where signal has become inoperative, in addition to placing selector lever of such switch on hand throw the hand throw lever must be operated back and forth until switch points are seen to move with movement of lever, following which the switch is then to be lined for route to be used.

23. Toilet doors must be locked before arrival at terminals or important stations.

24. In territory where any type of automatic signals are actuated by train or engine movements, diesel electric engines, RDC cars, gas-electric cars, and electric locomotives, when operating light and if necessary to use sand in stopping, must be moved off the sanded rail immediately.

25. An unattached engine, car or other unit must not be left standing within interlocking limits of a railway crossing at grade, nor in automatic block signal system territory on the movable portion of a drawbridge.