Railway Signal Engineer Volume 11

Railway Signal Engineer Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...to Elmira (81.2 miles) and Elmira to Hornell (58.5 miles). There is one dispatcher for each district requiring two men for each eigh-hour trick, or six men in all, for the 24 hours, with two chief train dispatchers, one on day and one on night duty. The train dispatcher's office is at Hornell. The train dispatcher's telephone circuit provides telephones at all train order offices. In addition, local telephone circuits are provided between the telephone train order signals at blind passing sidings and blind crossovers and the train order offices from which these signals are controlled. There is a total of 133 telephones on the main and local circuits. The telephones at the train order signals are housed in concrete booths. For emergency use in communicating with trains that may be stopped at points distant from a fixed telephone every train is provided with a portable telephone set with fish pole attachment for cutting in on the telephone circuit. The telephone wires are easily identified by a white square painted on the crossover arms under the two telephone wires on every fifth pole. Train Order Offices And Train Order Signals There are 17 train order offices open day and night. At 11 interlocking towers, the interlocking signals are used as train order signals; at 20 blind passing sidings and blind crossover telephone train order signals are located, controlled from the nearest day and night train order office; at three stations two-position train order signals are operated. This makes a total of 34 locations at which train order signals are operated. Rules For Movement Of Trains Rules for the movement of trains by signal indications given by the train order signals are few and simple. "Telephone train order signal rules: "(A)...show more

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  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 703g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236822285
  • 9781236822284