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  1. Block
    A length of track of defined limits, the use of which by trains is governed b block signals, block-limit signals, automatic speed control or any combination there of.
  2. absolute block
    A block established between block stations, block limit stations, interlockings or any combination thereof which must not be occupied by more than one train except as provided by the rules.
  3. BLOCK SIGNAL SYSTEM
    A SERIES OF CONSECUTIVE BLOCKS
  4. AUTOMATIC BLOCK SIGNAL SYSTEM
    A BLOCK SIGNAL SYSTEM WHEREIN THE USE OF EACH BLOCK IS GOVENED BY AN AUTOMATIC BLOCK SIGNAL, THE CAB SIGNAL INDICATOR OR BOTH
  5. MANUAL BLOCK SIGNAL SYSTEM
    A BLOCK SIGNAL SYSTEM WHEREIN THE USE OF EACH BLOCK IS GOVERNED BY BLOCK SIGNALS CONTROLLED MANUALL, BY BLOCK-LIMIT SIGNALS OR BOTH, UPON INFORMATION RECEIVED BY TELEPHONE, RADIO OR OTHER MEANS OF COMMUNICATION.
  6. AUTOMATIC SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM
    • A SYSTEM SO ARRANGED THAT ITS OPERATION
    • WILL AUTOMATICALLY RESULT IN THE FOLLOWING:
    • A FULL SERVICE APPLICATION OF THE TRAIN BRAKES IF WHILE OPERATING UNDER A SPEED RESTRICTION THE SPEED OF THE TRAIN EXCEEDS THE PREDETERMINED RATE. THE APPLICATION WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE TRAIN IS EITHER BROUGHT TO A STOP OR UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE ENGINEER ITS SPEED IS REDUCED TO THE PREDETERMINED RATE.
  7. SPEED CONTROLLED TRAIN
    • A TRAIN EQUIPPED WITH THE FOLLOWING SPEED CONTROL APPARATUS:
    • CAB SIGNAL INDICATOR,
    • SEALED APPLICATION VALVE OR SWITCH,
    • AUDIBLE WARNING DEVICE AND ACKNOWLEDGING SWITCH, IN OPERATIVE CONDITION FOR THE DIRECTION IN WHICH IT IS TO MOVE.
  8. ENGINE
    A UNIT PROPELLED BY ANY FORM OF ENERGY OR A COMBINATION OF UNITS OPERATED FROM A SINGLE CONTROL, USED IN ROAD OR YARD SERVICE.
  9. MULTIPLE UNIT EY EQUIPMENT
    EQUIPMENT CABABLE OF BEING PROPELLED BY ELECTRICAL ENERGY THROUGH THE USE OF THIRD RAIL CONTACT SHOES.
  10. INTERLOCKING
    AN ARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALS AND SIGNAL APPLIANCES SO INTERCONNECTED THAT THEIR MOVEMENTS MUST SUCCEED EACHOTHER IN PROPER SEQUENCE AND FOR WHICH INTERLOCKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT.
  11. INTERLOCKING LIMITS
    THE TRACK BETWEEN THE EXTREEM OPPOSING HOME SIGNALS OF AN INTERLOCKING.
  12. PILOT
    AN EMPLOYEE ASSIGNED TO A TRAIN OR TRACK CAR WHEN THE ENGINEER, CONDUCTOR, OR TRACK CAR DRIVER IS NOT QUALIFIED ON THE PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OR RULES OF THE RAILROAD OR PORTION OF THE RAILROAD OVER WHICH THE MOVEMENT IS TO BE MADE.
  13. FIXED SIGNAL
    A SIGNAL OF A FIXED LOCATION INDICATING A CONDITION WHICH AFFECTS THE MOVEMENT OF A TRAIN.
  14. ASPECT
    THE APPEARANCE OF A FIXED SIGNAL WHICH CONVEYS AN INDICATION AS VIEWED FROM THE DIRECTION OF AN APPROACHING TRAIN; THE APPEARANCE OF A CAB SIGNAL INDICATOR AS VIEWED IN THE ENGINE CONTROL COMPARTMENT.
  15. INDICATION
    THE INFORMATION CONVEYED BY THE ASPECT OF A SIGNAL.
  16. BLOCK SIGNAL
    A FIXED SIGNAL OR HAND SIGNAL IN THE ABSENCE OF A FIXED SIGNAL, AT THE ENTRANCE OF A BLOCK TO GOVERN TRAINS USING THAT BLOCK.
  17. BLOCK-LIMIT SIGNAL
    A FIXED SIGNAL INDICATING THE LIMIT OF THE BLOCK, THE USE OF WHICH IS GOVERNED BY MANUAL BLOCK SIGNAL SYSTEM RULES.
  18. HOME SIGNAL
    A FIXED SIGNAL WHICH DISPLAYS STOP AS ITS MOST RESTRICTIVE ASPECT AND GOVERNS THE ENTRANCE TO A ROUTE OR BLOCK.
  19. DISTANT SIGNAL
    A FIXED SIGNAL USED TO GOVERN THE APPROACH TO A HOME SIGNAL.
  20. INTERLOCKING SIGNALS
    THE FIXED SIGNALS OF AN INTERLOCKING.
  21. CAB SIGNAL INDICATOR
    A SIGNAL INDICATOR LOCATED IN THE ENGINE CONTROL COMPARTMENT DISPLAYING THE MAXIMUM SPEED FOR THE MOVEMENT OF THE TRAIN. IT WILL BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH INTERLOCKING SIGNALS AND EITHER IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR IN LIEU OF BLOCK SIGNALS.
  22. MARKER
    A HIGHLY VISIBLE MARKING DEVICE IN THE RED-ORANGE-AMBER COLOR RANGE, AFFIXED TO THE REAR OF A TRAIN TO INDICATE THAT THE TRAIN IS COMPLETE.
  23. EFFECTIVE SECURING DEVICE
    A VANDAL AND TAMPER RESISTANT DEVICE APPLIED TO A MANUALLY OPERATED SWITCH OR DERAIL FOR THE PROTECTION OF ROADWAY WORKERS. THIS DEVICE MUST BE SECURED, UNIQUELY TAGGED AND REMOVED ONLY BY THE CLASS, CRAFT OR GROUP OF EMPLOYEES FOR WHOM THE PROTECTION IS BEING PROVIDED.
  24. EFFECTIVE LOCKING DEVICE
    A SWITCH PADLOCK USED IN RELATION TO A MANUALLY OPERATED SWITCH OR A DERAIL THAT IS VANDAL RESISTANT; TAMPER RESISTANT; AND CAPABLE OF BEING LOCKED AND UNLOCKED ONLY BY THE CLASS, CRAFT OR GROUP OF EMPLOYEES FOR WHOM THE PROTECTION IS BEING PROVIDED
  25. FLAGMAN
    WHEN USED IN RALATION TO ROADWAY WORKER SAFETY IS AND EMPLOYEE ASSIGNED TO DIRECT OR RESTRICT THE MOVEMENT OF TRAINS PAST A POINT ON A TRACK TO PROVIDE ON-TRACK SAFETY FOR ROADWAY WORKERS, WHILE ENGAGED SOLELY IN PERFORMING THAT FUNCTION.
  26. FOUL TIME
    A METHOD OF ESTABLISHING WORKING LIMITS ON A MAIN TRACK, SECONDARY TRACK OR SIDING IN WHICH A ROADWAY WROKER IS NOTIFIED BY THE TRAIN DISPATCHER THROUGH THE BLOCK OPERATOR THAT NO TRAINS WILL OPERATE WITHIN THE WORKING LIMITS ESTABLISHED ON THAT TRACK UNTIL THE ROADWAY WORKER REPORTS CLEAR OF THE TRACK.
  27. INACCESSIBLE TRACK
    A METHOD OF ESTABLISHING WORKING LIMITS ON TRACKS NOT CONTROLLED BY THE TRAIN DISPATCHER OR BLOCK OPERATOR BY PHYSICALLY PREVENTING ENTRY AND MOVEMENT OF TRAINS.
  28. JOB BRIEFING
    WHEN REPORTING FOR DUTY, EMPLOYEES WHOSE DUTIES REQUIRE COORDINATION WITH OTHER EMPLOYEES MUST HOLD A JOB BRIEFING TO REVIEW OPERATIONAL AN SAFETY CONDITIONS. IF THE CONDITIONS CHANGE, EMPLOYEES MUST HOLD AND ADDITIONAL JOB BRIEFING TO DISCUSS THE NEW CONDITIONS.
  29. ROADWAY WORKER
    ANY EMPLOYEE OF A RAILROAD, OR OF A CONTRACTOR TO A RAILROAD, WHOSE DUTIES INCLUDE INSPECTION, CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE OR REPAIR OF RAILROAD TRACK, BRIDGES, ROADWAY, SIGNAL AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, ELECTRIC TRACTION SYSTEMS, ROADWAY FACILITIES OR ROADWAY MAINTENACE MACHINERY ON OR NEAR TRACK OR WHITH THE POTENTIAL OF FOULING A TRACK AND FLAGMEN AND WATCHMEN/LOOKOUTS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR PROTECTION.
  30. WORKING LIMITS
    A SEGMENT OF TRACK WITH DEFINITE BOUNDARIES UPON WHICH TRAINS MAY MOVE ONLY AS AUTHORIZED BY THE ROADWAY WORKER IN CHARGE OF THAT SEGMENT OF TRACK.
  31. Maximum Authorized Speed
    • The highest speed that is permitted
    • over a specific portion of the trailroad.
    • It may be authorized by
    • the special instructions of the current timetable
    • Rules of the operating Department
    • or any other publication
    • authorized by the General Superintendent-Transportation
  32. Limited Speed
    A speed not exceeding 40 Miles Per Hour
  33. Medium Speed
    • A speed not exceeding 30MPH,
    • except in ASC territory,
    • train will be governed by speed displayed on
    • cab signal indicator.
    • not to exceed 40MPH
  34. Reduced Speed
    • A speed at which a train can be stopped short of
    • another train or obstruction.
  35. Slow speed
    • A speed not exceeding 15mph
    • except in ASC territory
    • train will be governed by speed displayed on
    • the cab signal indicator.
    • Not to exceed 30mph
  36. Restricted speed
    • A mode of operation at which a train can be stopped within
    • one half the range of vision
    • short of the next signal
    • another train
    • obstruction
    • or switch improperly lined
    • looking out for broken rail or crossing protection not functioning
    • not exceeding 15mph
  37. Automatic safety switch
    A switch identified by a yellow switch stand. Trains may make trailing point moves through the switch without previously aligning it by hand except as specified by timetable special instructions.
  38. Dual Control Switch
    A power operated switch also equipped for hand operation.
  39. Hand Operated Switch
    A switch with must be aligned by hand before a train makes a trailing point movement through the switch.
  40. Electric lock switch
    A hand operated switch equipped with an electrical device which restricts movement of the switch
  41. Spring Switch
    A switch equipped with a spring mechanisim which will restore the switch points to the normal position after having been trailed through.
  42. Crossover
    A track connection between two adjacent , not necessarily parallel tracks, consisting of a minimum of two switches, which is intended to be used primarily for the purpose of crossing over from one track to another
  43. Derail
    • A track safety device
    • fixed or portable
    • designed to guide a car off the rails
    • at a specific location on the track
    • as a means of protection against
    • collisions or other accidents.
  44. Station
    • A place designated by name
    • on the station pages
    • of the current timetable.
  45. Passenger station
    • A place at which trains
    • are scheduled to
    • recieve and or discharge passengers.
  46. Block station
    • A place at which
    • Manual Block Signals
    • are displayed.
  47. Block limit station
    • A place at which
    • A BLOCK LIMIT SIGNAL
    • is displaed.
  48. Interlocking Station
    • A place from which
    • an interlocking is operated.
  49. Timetable
    • The authority for the movement of regular trains subject to the rules.
    • It contains classified schedules with special instructions
    • relating to the movement of trains.
  50. Schedule
    • That part of the timetable which prescribes
    • direction
    • number
    • and movement of a regular train
  51. General Order
    • An order issued to employees by the General Superintendent-transportation.
    • It may change or annul
    • operating rules,
    • timetable information
    • or special instructions
  52. General notice
    • A notice issued to employees by the General Superintendent-transportation.
    • It may contain
    • operating instructions
    • or other informations as may be necessary.
  53. Main Track
    • A designated track upon which trains are operated by timetable
    • Train order
    • or both
    • or the use of which is governed by automatic block signals
  54. Secondary Track
    A designated track upon which trains may be operated without timetable authority, train orders or block signals subject to the prescribed signals, rules and special instructions.
  55. Siding
    • A designated track adjacent to a main track
    • for the meeting or passing of trains.
  56. Controlled Siding
    A designated track the entrance and exit of which are governed by home signals
  57. Industry Track
    A track, or series of tracks, serving the needs of a commercial industry other than a railroad.
  58. Single Track
    A main track upon which trains are operated in both directions
  59. Two or More Tracks
    Two or more main tracks upon which trains are operated as designated in the special instructions.
  60. Current of traffic
    The movement of trains on a main track, in one direction, as specified by special instruction.
  61. Yard
    A system of tracks, other than main tracks, secondary tracks or sidings, used for making up trains, storing cars and other purposes. All movements will be subject to prescribed signals rules and special instructions.
  62. Yard limits
    A portion of a single main track between yard limit boards, as specified by special instructions.
  63. Track car
    A roadway maintenance machine, not classified as an engine, which is operated on track for inspection or maintenance. It may not shunt track circuits or operated signals and will be governed by rules and special instructions for trains other than passenger trains.
  64. Train
    • An engine or more than one engine coupled,
    • with or without cars
    • displaying markers
  65. Passenger train
    A train carrying revenue passengers.
  66. Push pull train
    A train consisting of a bi-level cab control car at one end and a diesel or dual mode locomotive at the opposite end.
  67. Regular train
    A train authorized by a timetable schedule
  68. Extra train
    • A train not authorized by a timetable schedule.
    • it must be designated as:
    • Passenger extra- For passenger train extra
    • Work train extra- For work Train extra
    • Track car extra- For track car extra.
    • Extra-For any other extra train except passnger extra,work extra or track car extra.
  69. Camp car
    Any on-track vehicle, except a wreck train, that is used to house railroad or contract employees.
  70. Superior Train
    A train having precedence over another train.
  71. Train of Superior Right
    A train given precidence by train order.
  72. Train of superior direction
    A train given precedence in the direction specified as between opposing trains

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