Part of Journal Page After Switching Track 5.
2.10. THE SWITCHING OPERATION
Two major sources of information are required to conduct the
switching operation: the switch list and the journal.
the completed track check switch list, provides all necessary
information on the recently arrived train of 76 cars which is now on
Remember that military trains in a theater of operations
would ordinarily be much shorter than 76 cars. Although this example
is based primarily on civilian operations, the principles taught are
the same as for military railroading. Figure 2.4, the journal page,
provides the detailed status of the classification yard.
you not only to visualize the operation, but also to move the various
blocks of cars to the appropriate tracks, annex A is provided. This
annex consists of two sheets that are explained in the following