Grand Scales General Code of Operating Rules – First Edition – January 1, 2007
11.0 Chain of Command
Conductor is the Boss 11.1 The general direction and government of a train charge is in the charge of the conductor and all persons in his train crew are subject to his instructions. Should there be any doubt as to authority, safety, or proceeding, he must consult the engineer, who is equally responsible in the safety and the proper handling of the train and such use of signals and other precautions as circumstances require. Conductors must see that all members of the train crew report for duty at the prescribed time and report any violation of rules to the immediate supervisor.
Engineer Second in Command 11.2 In the absence of the conductor, the engineer must direct trainmen according to his best judgment, always taking the safe course.
All Help out when Needed 11.3 Any trained and qualified trainman riding as a passenger, but officially off duty, shall respond to whistle signals when needed.