14.2 Designated Limits
Track warrant limits must be designated by specifying track, where
required, and exact
points such as switches, mile posts, or identifiable points. However,
station names may be
used as follows.
A. First Named Point
When a station name designates the first named point, authority extends
includes the last siding switch. Authority extends from the station sign
if no siding
B. Last Named Point
When a station name designates the last named point, authority extends
to and includes
the first siding switch. Authority extends to the station sign if no
- At the last named point, authority extends to but does not include
the last siding
switch when the track warrant states, "Hold main track at last
14.9 Copying Track Warrants
The conductor and the engineer must have a copy of the track
warrant issued to their
train, and each crew member must read and understand it. The copy must
show the date,
location, and name of the employee who copied it. The following must
A. Transmitting Track Warrants
- An employee will enter all of the information and instructions
on the track warrant.
- The employee will repeat the information to the train
- The train dispatcher will check it and, if correct, will say
"OK" and give the
time and his initials.
- The employee will enter the "OK" time and the train
dispatcher's initials on
the track warrant and repeat them to the train dispatcher.
B. In Effect
- The track warrant is not in effect until the "OK" time
is shown on it.
- If the track warrant restricts movement or previously granted
authority, it cannot be
considered in effect by the train dispatcher until acknowledgment
of the "OK"
has been received.
Employees may relay track warrants.
14.10 Track Warrant in Effect
A track warrant is in effect until a crew member reports the train
has cleared the
limits, or the track warrant is made void. The crew member must inform
dispatcher when the train has cleared the limits.
Time Limit Shown
If the track warrant shows a time limit, the train must clear the
limits by the time
specified, unless another track warrant is obtained. If the crew
members cannot contact
the train dispatcher and time limits expire, authority is extended
until the train
dispatcher can be contacted.
14.11 Changing Track Warrants
Employees must not add to or alter the track warrant in any manner,
except as specified
by Rule 15.1.1 (Changing Address of Track Warrants or Track
When the limits or instructions of a track warrant must be changed,
a new track warrant
must be issued showing, "Track Warrant NO.____________ is
void" and the number
of the track warrant being changed. When a track warrant of a previous
date is voided, the
date must be included. The previous track warrant will no longer be in