View single post by dave1905
 Posted: Tue May 31st, 2011 05:41 pm
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Hi-rails generally never got train orders, only trains.  There is no provision in most rule books operate anything but a train by train orders.

Back in the TT&TO days the dispatcher would issue a "general lineup" or a "motor car lineup" every 3 to 4 hours.   That was list of what trains were operating and the wait times for extras.  The motor cars/hi-rails would operate on "care and caution".

So if the line up said that No 201 was running 3 hours late and X1234W departed Anna at 1210 pm and had to wait at Bess until 1230p, Cloy 1250p, Eve 135p and Fay at 155p, the motor car/hi-rail would use that information to operate along the railroad and clear when required.

Nothing puckers you like running close on the lineup time along a river bottom where trees, bluffs and curves cut visibility to a quarter mile or less.

Last edited on Tue May 31st, 2011 05:42 pm by dave1905

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