Re: D&RGW NG Signals

Earl Knoob

This was a standard practice on all railroads who dispatched trains by timetable and train order.  There were two types of train orders issued.  First one was called a "Form 19" that gave a train right to run over the road with meets with other trains and other instructions as needed.  If any additional orders were issued that did not contradict with existing orders, new orders could be handed up to the trains on the fly (aka "hooping up orders").  If a new train order was issued that contradicted or changed something on an existing train order, the new order went on a "Form 31" train order.  These orders had to signed for by both the engineer and conductor, requiring the train to be stopped.  In which case, the agent would put the train order signal to stop.

From: <> on behalf of Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...>
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2019 4:07 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [HOn3] D&RGW NG Signals
The East Broad Top used similar signals (also called order boards) to indicate whether the train needed to stop for orders or not.

On Mon, Dec 16, 2019, 5:53 PM Jeff Young <jeff@...> wrote:
Someone might be able to provide more accurate info, but as I understand it the signal (called an order board) indicated whether or not the conductor needed to stop at the depot to pick up new orders or not.


Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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