Y Wye, or turning track. (A place where trains may
2.12. CLASSIFIED SCHEDULE
The classified schedule page of a timetable, illustrated in
figure 2.5, gives the time schedules for all regular trains for a
rail line by class, direction, and number. Notice that the schedule
is divided by a column headed Timetable No. 7 effective 30 Sep 1972.
Immediately below this heading, the names of all the stations on the
line are listed.
The classified schedule page shown in figure 2.5 is for a very
small hypothetical railroad (15 kilometers). It is used in this text
for explanatory purposes because it contains all the items that
require explanation. Normally, a classified schedule would include
all items for an entire railway division.
For scheduling, all trains run in four directions only: north,
south, east, and west. Any single rail line is designated either
eastwest or northsouth. This particular schedule is for an east
west line with all regular trains going west listed on the left of
the column of station names, and all regular trains going east listed
on the right of it. If the schedule were for a northsouth line, all
southbound trains would be on the left and all northbound trains on
the right. Always read the left side of a timetable classified
schedule page from top to bottom and the right side from bottom to
To further explain the classified schedule in figure 2.5,
examine the horizontal line containing Lane station from left to
right. The symbols in the extreme left column show that at this
station there are water and fuel oil facilities, and also a
telephone. Two westbound trains leave Lane each day: No. 207 at 0945
and No. 1 at 0750. Lane is a trainorder and trainregister station,
and three eastbound trains arrive there daily: No. 6 at 1045, No. 208
at 0900, and No. 410 at 1400. The station symbol is LA, and a rail
yard is located there.
Look again at figure 2.5. Notice that there are two firstclass
trains and one secondclass train scheduled to run west each day.
Four trains are scheduled eastbound each day: two firstclass, one
secondclass, and one thirdclass. The time schedule for each train
is listed in a separate column. Look at the horizontal line