Train Order Forms

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by spitfire, Apr 8, 2003.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Last night on the chat the subject of train order forms came up and someone (I think it was Dick) asked if anyone had a form 19.

    Here is a link to one

    :D Val
  2. absnut

    absnut Member

    Thanks, Val. I appreciate it.

  3. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    There is one thing wrong with the way tha 19 is written.that is the word coupled. A double header the lead engine was the numbers that would be used.It should read like this.

    To C&E Extra 200 west at Summers.

    Take siding at Summers.Do not proceed untill extra 206 east clears.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Very seldom would you see a set time.What if extra 206 didn't show up at say 11:45 am?

    Form 19s was used for instructions and speical movements by train crews. Like:

    To C&E extra 200 Summers
    Do not exceed ten(10) mph between MP231.0 and 231.5 Account broken rail.


    To C&E Extra 200 west.At Summers

    Run number number 2 main from MP230.0 to 235.9 . Do not exceed fifthteen(15) mph.between MP231.0 to 231.7 cross over to #1 main at mp235.9
    Watch for track workers between MP231.0 and 231.7. Use whistle and bell.

    Now you would see time used like this.

    To C&E extra 200west.At Summers.

    You may occupy main number 2 from 12:45 pm to 1:15pm between MP230 and 230.5. Do not proceed beyond signal at MP 230.5. Clear number 2 main no later then 1:15 pm.

    You can see how important and cleary written a form19 had to be.
    Nothing was to be left in question..

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