at that point, it must not pass the fouling point of
the switch at which an opposing train lay enter the
Station agents will have the proper appliances for
hand signaling ready for immediate use if a fixed
signal should fail to work properly.
If a signal is
not displayed at a night office, trains which have not
been notified will stop and ascertain the cause and
prepare a narrative report of the facts to the train
Before delivering train orders, station agents must
carefully read the address of each order and fill out
Clearance Form "A, " DA Form 55-20 entering thereon,
without alteration or erasure, the number of orders
for the train and the number of each order.
station agent will transmit the address and order
dispatcher, who will check the correctness thereof
against his record in the train order book.
dispatcher will give OK, time, and initials of the
agent will enter this information on Clearance Form
"A," DA Form 55-200, after which the clearance,
together with all train orders will be delivered to
When means of communication have failed, Clearance
Form "A," DA Form 55-200, may be issued by the station
agent without the dispatcher's OK, provided he has no
train orders for the train which have not been made
When a clearance is received by a train, the conductor
and engineman must know before leaving that the
numbers shown correspond with the orders received and
Outside of automatic block system limits, station
agents must space trains moving in the same direction
10 minutes apart.
The train order signal and
clearance will be used for this purpose.