Grand Scales General Code of Operating Rules – First Edition – January 1, 2007
The employee responsible for the safe and efficient operation of a train. All employees on the train must obey the conductor’s instructions, unless the instructions endanger the train’s safety or violate rules.
Conductor’s Valve A manually operated device installed on passenger cars and cabooses for applying the brakes on the train.
Crossover A track connection between two adjacent tracks.
Centralized Traffic Control.
Derail The protective device that guides engines, cars, or other on-track equipment off the rails.
Direct Traffic Control (DTC) A system used for dispatching trains by radio that uses fixed blocks.
Employee For the purpose of these rules: any paid employee of the railroad and recognized volunteers in the performance of authorized duties.
Engine A locomotive unit propelled by any form of energy or combination of such units operated from a single control used in train or yard service.
Engineer The employee responsible for the safe and efficient operation of a locomotive or a locomotive and consist.
Engine Men Engineers, Firemen (helpers), and Hostlers.
Extra Train A train not authorized by timetable schedule. It may be designated:
Extra-for any train except work extra, the movement of which is authorized in a specific direction.
Work Extra-for any train authorized by proper authority, the movement of which may be in either direction within specified limits.