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IF UP is going to allow you to operate over their track and that should not taken as a giventhen they will certainly provide some resources to help you do it safely. Only registered members of GardenRailways. Rather, its primary intention was to standardize operating practices to the extent practicable while still preserving the flexibility of individual railroads to either modify or omit rules at their discretion.

Although used as a reference book, the SCOR was primarily a matrix document, from which the industry could establish standard text and a common numbering system. I can put you in touch if need be.

By this I mean that the FRA is overworked and doesn’t want to get mixed up with RR museums, until forced to by accidents, lawsuits, and what not. If I may offer a few observations: If I understand your situation correctly, you are seeking to operate on UP to a point closer to the metro Las Vegas area.

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If there is obok blue flag present, then the boxes will turn blue. So are y’all going to have freight operations? They will also assist you in getting the proper UP documents, either providing them directly or providing. Since our folks do not go out past the derail onto the UP, it was far simpler to just do our own book than adopt GCOR and have to issue 50 pages of changes, additions and deletions.


However, the FRA will enforce whatever operating rules have been adopted. The system also warns the dispatcher if they have issued permission for two or more parties to occupy the same location. I think it was in Omaha. There’s a company that had copies for sale online let me send you the link.

At present, most Nook I railroads in the U. That way everyone only has one exam to take and bopk.

When a new rule book comes out a railroad will issue a new timetable full of changes and additions to the rule book. Here is a link.

Most data is entered on this gccor, or pop-up forms are accessed with a single click. NebraskaZephyr If I may offer a few observations: This hasn’t been completely sorted out yet.

One reason IRM has its own rulebook is the GCOR not only contains rul portions like the chapters on cab signals and ATC that do not apply, it is also silent on many things regarding steam and electric car operation. And since not every aspect of railroading is regulated, they add additional rules as needed.

If a Track Warrant is issued for a train, the warrant number and train designation are shown in the track block given to the train. LGB 50th anniversary electric locomotive.

By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Garden Railways magazine. The full set of GCOR rules is divided into 17 chapters. The screen features the TrackStatus section to show track occupancy and conditions. UP crews can and do operate onto IRM property with one of our people acting as a pilot.

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Related links for Online station column for Building Structures for Your Garden Railway. The best way to see the ROCS family of products is for us to demonstrate it live. There are some consulting companies out there who can help you set things up, conduct classes and do certification rides when needed.


If a switch is reported as being reversed, the dispatcher enters the person reversing the switch and the time operated, and the switch status will change to red with the time reversed listed in the left hand box. Here’s a link to the GCOR book: Accucraft K1 Garratt video. Geep There’s a company that had copies for sale online let me send you the link.

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Some railroads will maintain what they call a “living rulebook. The Bellflower Cricket on a cold day. Lessons learned from 20 years of operations.

Some places require annual rules exams, we IRM require every two years. These documents are issued by each individual railroad.

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It would be great if they could operate into Henderson and that would be possible if the city owns the line. Not critical though, only a suggestion. The switch status boxes will show green if a switch is reported as being lined normal. You’ll find that a lot of the provisions in there will probably not be applicable to you. Registration is FREE and only takes a couple minutes. By Dennis Winger Posted on April 20, A Passion for Steam. Where to purchase books, adopt the code, etc.

Another possibility would be to contact other railroad museums with operating departments the Illinois Railway Museum http: He says his wife Susan is the General Manager and President.

Forms have been created with ease of data entry in mind.