Railway Service Trains and Stations by Marshall Kirkman Copyright 1878
Railway Service Trains and Stations by Marshall Kirkman Copyright 1878
Railway Service Trains and Stations by Marshall Kirkman Copyright 1878
Railway Service Trains and Stations by Marshall Kirkman Copyright 1878

Railway Service Trains and Stations by Marshall Kirkman Copyright 1878

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Railway Service Trains and Stations by Marshall Kirkman Copyright 1878
 
Railway Service Trains and Stations by Marshall Kirkman Copyright 1878
Describing the manner of operating trains, and the duties of train and station officials.  271 pages
Indexed
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
PAGE.
Preface
CHAPTER I.
The mysteries that underlie the organization and movement of trains - The block system - Manipulation of trains upon English roads-The force employed - The collection of fares - The schedule by which regular trains are moved - Movement of trains by telegraphic orders-The protection of trains. .
CHAPTER II.
Individuality of railroad companies - Dissimilarity of the signals in use upon different roads- The danger such dissimilarity renders possible- Want of uniformity in the rules and regulations governing different roads - Intelligent discrimination exercised by trainmen- The conservatism of trainmen-The regulations partake of the character of the men intr, ducing them - Some of the differences observable in the rules and regulations of different railroads - No uniformity in the telegraph department- Lack of completeness and thoroughness in framing the rules and regulations-The wonderful phraseology of trainmen - Phraseology peculiar to English roads. . . . . . 27
CHAPTER III.
Explanation of some of the technical terms in use in connection with the train and station service of a railway company.
CHAPTER IV,
PAGE.
Plan pursued in arranging and compiling the rules and regulations........ 65
CHAPTER V.
Signals required by railway companies- Train signals-
Enginemen's signals-Conductors' signals by bell
cord - Signals by hand - Regulations governing the
use of signals.....
CHAPTER VI.
Classes and grades of trains - Rights of trains - How to protect trains when standing upon the main track, or when the track is obstructed - When trains break in two - Trains running with care - Trains must stop - Trains meeting or passing each other - Trains approaching stations - Trains following other trains - Keeping off the time of other trains - Delayed trains - Extra trains - Construction and wood trains- Wild trains - 'l'he speed of trains-Directions applicable only to double track lines- Third track or middle sidings -Coupling cars- Miscellaneous orders relative to trains - The track -Movement of trains by telegraph
CHAPTER VII.
General instructions to conductors - Passenger conductors - Freight conductors-General instructions to brakemen - Passenger brakemen - Freight brakemen - Train and station baggagemen - Enginemen - Firemen - Inspectors of engines - Yard masters. .
CHAPTER VIII.
Telegraph Operators - Telegraph Repairers
CHAPTER IX.
Agents- Rules referring to the passenger traffic - Freight regulations- Directions to agents- Receiving freight for shipment - Receipting for freight - Releases -Loading and unloading freight - Care must be exercised in loading freight- Delivery of freight - Freight from and to stations at which there are no agents Waybilling freight - Directions to agents in reference to sealing cars containing freight - Miscellaneous rules for freight agents - Directions to agents in reference to fuel-To switches-To trains and cars-General directions to agents  195
CHAPTER X.
General Instructions.
CHAPTER XI.
Regulations of the Austrian railways governing the passenger service.. 228
CHAPTER XII.
A chapter devoted to the rules and regulations of the great English roads - General Regulations - Conditions under which persons are admitted to the service - Security - Privileges - Compensation, etc. - The Uniforms required and the regulations incident thereto -General regulations for working the absolute block system on a double  track road. .

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