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

Trains and engines moving against the current of traffic must approach block signals, interlocking signals, or facing point spring switches prepared to stop, unless:

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    the track is clear

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    switches are properly lined

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    signals indicate proceed.

Multiple Track Name and Number 4.15 Multiple main tracks will be designated by name and / or number. When necessary, track use will be indicated in the special instructions.

Moving at Restricted Speed 4.16 When required to move at restricted speed, movement must be made at a speed that allows stopping within half the range of vision, short of:

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    train

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    engine

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    rolling stock

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    men or equipment fouling the track

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    stop signal, or

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    derail or switch lined improperly.

When a train or engine is required to move at restricted speed, the crew must keep a lookout for broken rail and not exceed 3 miles per hour.

Back track is restricted speed 4.17 Except when moving on a main track or on a track where a block system is in effect, trains must move at restricted speed.

Stop in the Clear 4.18 When possible, a train entering a siding must not stop until the entire train is in the clear of the main track.

Leaving Cars In Sidings 4.19 Avoid leaving cars or equipment on sidings unless authorized by the proper authority. If the proper authority cannot be obtained, the siding must be properly protected at both ends.

Inspect Passing Trains 4.20 Employees must inspect passing trains. If they detect any of the following conditions, they must notify crew members on the passing train by any available means:

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    over-heated journals

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    sticking brakes

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    sliding wheels

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    headlight or marker improperly displayed

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    any other dangerous conditions

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    wheels not properly positioned on the rail

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    dragging equipment

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