Protection by working limits stop signs.txt
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When work is to be performed adjacent to, or with the potential to foul main tracks, or when one track is out off service and it is necessary to provide protection of workers and equipment from trains on adjacent tracks:
Working limits may be established by Form M Line 4 or by bulletin order.
The working limits will be defined in the bulletin order or Form M by ____ and ____ location.
Track and milepost location(miles and tents of a mile).
Working limits stop signs(rule11-F(3) must be placed to the _____ of the affected track at the start of the work zone and Working Limits Resume Speed Sign at the ___ of the work zone for each direction of traffic.
The Approach sign (Rule 11-F(1) must be placed to allow trains operating at MAS passes the Approach Sign to _____ ____ prior to reaching the Working Limits Stop Sign.
Working limits resume speed signs may be _____ as the work progresses, however the ____ ____ ____ ___ must remain at the location designated in Bulletin Order or Form M.
Moved, working limits stop signs.
If there is an interlocking located between the Approach Sign and the working limits stop sign, a _____ ____ ___ must be placed on each track where it is possible to divert to the restricted track.
Diverting Approach Sign.
The Bulletin Order or Form M designating the working limits will indicate the ____ ___ ____ of the employee governing entrance to the working limits.
Mobile Unit number.
Trains and track cars approaching working limits will contact the mobile unit not later than when passing the _____ ___ or _____ _____ ___ providing their symbol number, direction of travel if an extra train and track.
Approach sign, diverting approach sign.
The ____ ____ _____ to the working limits must determine that all persons and equipment are clear of affected track prior to giving trains or track cars permission to pass the Working limits stop sign.
Employee governing entrance.
The employee governing entrance to Working Limits, in giving permission to pass the Working Limits Stop Sign, will designate the allowable speed through the working limits. If no speed is designated, trains will operate at_______ ____ between working limits stop sign and working limits resume speed sign.
Trains must immediately begin reduction to medium speed upon passing the Approach sign, or Diverting Approach sign and must approach working limits stop sign prepared to stop except in the following cases:
1) trains passing Diverting Approach signs that are able to determine by visual observation of the switch points or by communication with the RTC that they are not diverting to affected track may proceed at MAS.
2) trains given permission to pass working limits stop sign at MAS may proceed at MAS.
3) trains given permission to pass the working limits stop sign and operate at at a speed higher than medium speed but less than MAS through working limits must begin reduction to that speed upon passing the approach sign or diverting approach sign.
Trains will not pass the Working Limits Stop Sign unless authorized to proceed by:
Verbal permission of the employee governing entrance to the working limits or
A proceed signal with a yellow flag by an employee stationed at the working limits stop sign.
If no working limits stop sign is visible at the designated locations trains will attempt to contact the ______ _____ ___, for permission to proceed.
Designated mobile unit.
If the Mobil Unit cannot be contacted the train will not enter the working limits and contact the __ for instructions.
If the Working Limits Resume speed sign is missing, the train may resume MAS after passing the next____ ______ following the location shown in the Bulletin Order or Form M's as the the end of working limits.
In MBS territory when working limits are established by bulletin order or Form M line 4, a blocks clear indication on a Form M Line 11 does not convey that the block is _______ ____ __ ______ ____.
Unoccupied within the working limits.
___ ____ is a method of establishing working limits on a controlled track.
Before foul time is authorized, the RTC must determine that no trains or track cars are approaching the location to be protected from the nearest _______ or _____ ____ on the affected track and that no trains or track cars have been authorized to use the affected track
Interlocking or block limit.
The RTC must set signals governing entrance to the affected track to ____ and ___ ____ _____ to controls of all signals and switches leading to the protected track.
Stop and blocking devices applied.
In granting foul time, the RTC will provide the RWIC with the following information:
1) track designation
2) limits of protection
3) time limits
4) the time blocking devices were applied
The RWIC requesting the foul time must repeat this permission to the RTC before ____ ____ becomes effective.
Once foul time is granting by the RTC it must be maintained until the RWIC reports?
Clear of the the track.
Track cars will ___ ___ _ ____ ____ when being passed by a train on an adjacent track.
Come to a safe stop.
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