are seldom run. Extra trains are listed outside the regular trains
in their departuretime sequence. To the immediate right of the
reporting time of a train at a station is listed the amount of
tonnage of a freight train, and also the number of loaded and empty
cars in a train. On the train sheet in annex A, these figures are
listed at the train's initial station and at other stations where
changes take place.
The contents and destination of loaded cars must also be shown.
In annex A, this information is given in the lower section of the
sheet. Extra 2065 West, for example, contains 28 cars loaded with
empty 55gallon drums destined for supply point (SP) 7 at Nitsu.
Extra 2020 East contains 28 loaded cars, 15 of which are loaded with
class I (CI) supplies destined for SP 10 at Odate and the other 13
with class V supplies for SP 22 at Akita.
Entered to the left of the station column, arrival and departure
times of trains moving west or south are read down (from top to
bottom); those moving east or north, entered to the right of the
station column, are read up (from bottom to top). For trains moving
west or south, the arrival time at each station is shown in the upper
square and the departure time in the lower square. The reverse is
true for trains moving in the opposite direction. If a train does
not stop at a station, only one time is shown; it is recorded by
writing the time in large figures over both the arrival and departure
Delays are recorded on the back of the train sheet; however,
they are shown on the front in annex A for convenience.
2.9. TIMETABLE OPERATION
When traffic in the theater is fully stabilized, the timetable
method of operation may be used. As with the train order operation,
number of passing tracks and facilities must be operational. While
the timetable operation is the most desirable of the four methods, it
must be used in conjunction with the train order method. The
majority of military train operations normally consist of extra
trains not shown in timetables; however, military railway personnel
must be familiar with the timetable operation.
A timetable is the operating authority for the movement of
regularly scheduled trains. Any member of the TRS whose duties are
affected by the timetable must possess a copy of the current one and
carry it while on duty. Its two principal parts are the classified
schedule and the special instructions. Paragraphs 2.10 through 2.13