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Title Book: D.L. & W. Co. Rules of Operating Dept. Effective Apr. 27, 1952.
Object Name Manual, Employee
Catalog Number 2010.007.0092
Collection Hoboken Railroad Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content Book: Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company. Rules of the Operating Department. Effective April 27, 1952.

Hardcover ca. 4" x 6-1/4" high, dark blue cloth, titled in silver on cover; 202 pp. Ink stamped serial number inside front cover: 4709. Unissued.

Superseded the 1935 rule book. (see notes for table of contents.) Hoboken was the eastern rail terminal for the Lackawanna Railroad and one of the locations where this rule book would have been used.

Notes 2010.007.0002 Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company. Rules of the Operating Department. Effective April 27, 1952.


Order Putting Rules Into Effect 5
General Notice 6
General Rules 7
Definitions 12
Letter Symbols Used as Signs18
Operating Rules:
Standard Time 19
Timetables 20
Color Signals 22
Hand, Flag and Lamp Signals 23
Engine Whistle Signals27
Communicating Signals...29
Train Signals 30
Use of Signals 39
Superiority of Trains 41
Movement of Trains and Engines 41
Instructions on Rule 99 48
Rules for Movement of Trains by Train Order69
Forms of Train Orders:
Fixed Meeting Point for Opposing Trains---------------- 80
Directing a Train to Pass or Run Ahead of Another Train
Giving Right Over an Opposing Train 81
Giving Right Over Another Train in the Same
Time Orders 83
For Sections 84
Extra Trains 86
Work Extra 86
Holding Order 89
Annulling a Schedule or a Section 89
Annulling an Order 90
Annulling Part of an Order 90
Superseding an Order or a Part of an Order 90
Issuance of a New Timetable ..91
Providing for a Movement Against the Current of Traffic 91
Providing for the Use of a Section of Two Tracks or More Tracks as Single Track 92
Clearance Form "A" 93
Clearance Form "B" 94
Train Order Blank "19" 95
Rules Governing the Movement of Trains or Engines with The Current of Traffic on Two or More Tracks by Block Signals 96
Rules Governing the Movement of Trains or Engines on Reversible Tracks by Block Signals 97
Rules Governing Movements in Centralized Traffic
Control (CTC) Territory 98
Fixed Signals 101
Automatic Block System Rules 122
Automatic Block System Rules, Enginemen and
Trainmen 122
Absolute Permissive Block System 123
Preliminary-Overlap Block System 124
Position Light Telephone Train Order Signal 124
Automatic Block System Rules, General 125
Automatic Cab Signal Rules 127
Dual Control Switches 130
Electrically Locked, Hand Operated Switches 132
Interlocking Rules:
Emergency Signals at Interlocking Stations and Other Designated Points (Whistle or Horn) 133
Operators 134
Engine and Train Crews 140
Signal Maintainers 143
Additional General Rules:
Air Brakes 144
Regulating Steam Heat and Air Conditioning on Passenger Trains 149
Personal Injuries 152
Hours of Service 155
Railroad Radio Communication 156
Highway Grade Crossing Protection 159
Temporary Slow Order 161
Permanent Slow-Speed Signs 162
Special Protection of Trains, Bridges, Wires and Tracks 163
General Regulations for Employees:
Transportation Department:
Road Foremen of Engines165
Chief Train Dispatchers166
Train Dispatchers 166
General Yardmasters167
Yardmasters and Assistant Yardmasters168
Station Agents169
Towermen and Operators171
Conductors and Switch Foremen174
Passenger Conductors176
Freight Conductors and Switch Foremen177
Train Baggagemen180
Trainmen and Flagmen180
Enginemen and Firemen182
Switchmen and Switchtenders185
Car Inspectors186

Maintenance of Way and Structures Department-
Track Foremen193
General Foremen of Bridges and Buildings194
Bridge and Building Foremen195

Signal Department:
Signal Supervisors 196
Assistant Signal Supervisors197
Signal Foremen197

Electrical Department:
Division Electrical Supervisors198
Electric Traction Catenary Supervisor198
Electric Traction Power Dispatchers199
Electric Traction Substation Supervisor200
Engineer of Communication201
Telegraph and Telephone Foremen201
Date 1952
Year Range from 1952
Year Range to 1952
Search Terms Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
Lackawanna Railroad
Caption front cover
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Classification Railroads
Business & Commerce