correctly. When the order has been repeated correctly
by the station agent, the response "complete," and the
be given by the train dispatcher.
The station agent
receiving this response will then write in the space
provided on the order the abbreviation "corn," the
time, and his last name in full.
He will personally
deliver a copy to each person addressed without taking
When delivery to an engineman will
take the station agent from the immediate vicinity of
his office, the engineman's copy may be delivered by a
member of the crew or the fireman.
Rule 212. "X" Response.
When so directed by the train
dispatcher, a train order may be acknowledged before
"(number of train order) to (train number), X," with
the station agent's initials and office signal.
station agent then must write his initials on the
order and the time in the space provided.
Rule 221. Train Order Signals and Clearance Form "A," DA Form
Unless otherwise provided, a fixed signal must be used
at each train order office. The signal will indicate
"stop" where there is a station agent on duty, except
when changed to "proceed" to allow a train for which
there are no train orders to pass.
If the station
agent does not hold an order for an approaching train,
unless otherwise directed he must clear the signal
after the train has reached a point from which the
signal can be seen plainly by the engineman.
having been cleared for a train the signal must be
restored to "stop" position as soon as practicable
after the rear of the train has passed.
When the signal indicates "stop," the train will not
proceed without a Clearance Form "A," DA Form 55-200,
except to do station work or enter a siding after
proper understanding with the station agent. Until it
has been ascertained that the train is not to receive
a train order which restricts the train