Train Orders – The Language (Forms)

The language of a train order must follow one of the specified forms.  Each form has specific verbs and order of working.  Do not confuse these form with the paper form 19 or form 31.  The orders in language form are written on form 19 or 31 paper.  The most commonly used language forms of the B&O Chillicothe Sub are listed below.

Create an Extra train

ENG 6414 RUN EXTRA CINCINNATI TO OAKLEY

ENG 6414 RUN EXTRA CINCINNATI TO OAKLEY AND RETURN

ENG 6414 RUN EXTRA CINCINNATI TO OAKLEY AND RETURN TO OAKLEY

Meet Forms

NO 12 MEET NO 1 AT GREENFIELD

NO 12 MEET EXTRA 6414 EAST AT GREENFIELD

EXTRA 6414 EAST MEET EXTRA 7558 WEST AT GREENFIELD EXTRA 6414 TAKE SIDING

Passing Forms

EXTRA 6414 EAST PASS NO 12 AT GREENFIELD.

Multiple Sections

ENG 6414 DISPLAY SIGNALS AND RUN AS FIRST NO 98 CINCINNATI TO CHILLICOTHE

ENG 6414 RUN AS SECOND NO 98

ENGS 6498, 4590, AND 1405 RUN AS FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD NO 98

Run Ahead

EXTRA 6414 EAST RUN AHEAD NO 98 MIDLAND CITY TO GREENFIELD

Right Over (Same and Opposing Direction)

EXTRA 6414 EAST HAS RIGHT OVER NO 98 MIDLAND CITY TO GREENFIELD AND WAIT AT MIDLAND CITY UNTIL 5:15pm LEESBURG UNTIL 5:30pm GREENFILD UNTIL 5:45pm

Right Over (Opposing Direction only)

EXTRA 6414 EAST HAS RIGHT OVER NO 97 MIDLAND CITY TO GREENFIELD

Run Late

NO 12 RUN 1 HOUR LATE OAKLEY TO CHILLICOTHE

ENG 6414 RUN EXTRA CINCINNATI YARD TO CHILLICOTHE LEAVE CINCINNATI 10:05 AM LEAVE MIDLAND CITY 11:20 AM LEAVE GREENFIELD 11:55 AM.

Wait

NO 98 WAIT AT CINCINNATI UNTIL 3:05pm MIDLAND CITY 4:15pm GREENFIELD 4:35pm

Waiting for another train

ENG 6414 RUN EXTRA MIDLAND CITY TO CHILLICOTHE AFTER NO 1 ARRIVES

Holding a train (given at a station)

HOLD EXTRA 6414 WEST

Let Train go by annulling order or by go order.

EXTRA 6414 WEST MAY GO

Annulling an order (any order can be annulled or a train can be annulled)

ORDER NO 10 IS ANNULLED

NO 12 DUE TO LEAVE ON APRIL 1 IS ANNULLED CINCINNATI TO CHILLICOTHE

Check for Trains

ALL SUPPERIOR TRAINS DUE AT RK JUNC BEFORE 650 AM HAVE ARRIVE EXCEPT NO 95

Work Extra is provided to a train to work a span of track for a period of time.  During that time, no other train can occupy the track unless otherwise required.

ENG 6414 WORK EXTRA 2:15 PM TO 4:45 PM MP 631.0 TO MP 646.1

Restrictions

ALL TRAINS NOT TO EXCEED 10MPH OVER VALLEY TRESTLE ACCOUNT OF REPAIRS

TURNOUT WEST END OF CHILLICOTHE OUT OF SERVICE

MILL CREEK YARD TRACK 4 OCCUPIED WITH 3 CIRCUS CARS

Notes:

  • Some forms of orders can be combined.
  • More order forms are available for use.  See page 41 of the Condensed Code of Operating Rules.
  • An order must be addressed to all trains that may be affected by the order.
  • The orders are to be written in multiples by using the carbon paper.
  • Generally, the dispatcher combines forms to minimize the number of orders.
  • The goal is to be concise and clear.