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Grand Scales General Code of Operating Rules First Edition January 1, 2007

3.0 Signals

Proper Appliances 3.1 Employees whose duties may require them to give signals, must provide themselves with the proper appliances at the beginning of their shift and kept in good order and ready for their immediate use.

Flag Color 3.2 Flags of the prescribed color (cloth or metal) must be used by day, and lights of the prescribed color by night. Electric or kerosene lanterns may display white lights specifically authorized for signaling purposes. Day signals must be displayed from one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset, but when day signals cannot be plainly seen, night signals must be used in addition. Night signals must be displayed one hour before sunset to one hour after sunrise.

Red-------stop Yellow---proceed at restricted speed, and for other uses prescribed by the rules Green----proceed, and for other uses prescribed by the rules Blue------men working on equipment

Fusee 3.3 A train finding a fusee burning red on or near its track must stop and extinguish the fusee, and then proceed at restricted speed prepared to stop short of train or obstruction, for a distance of two milepost markers. A red fusee should be used when safety requires that the following train be stopped. Fusees must not be placed on bridges, roadway crossings, or in areas where the fusee may start a fire.

Lantern Signals 3.4 Lantern signals: The hand or a flag, moved the same as a lantern, gives the same

indication.

Swung at right angle to track. . .

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Slight horizontal movement at arm’s length at right angle to track. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REDUCE SPEED Raised and lowered vertically. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PROCEED Swung vertically at right angle to track. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BACK Swung horizontally at right angle to track when equipment is standing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .APPLY AIR BRAKES Held at arm’s length above head when equipment is standing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .RELEASE AIR BRAKES

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