Registers generally maintained in control

Registers generally maintained in control

1. By the section controller :

a. Sections controller’s diary and charge book.
b. Inward message book.
c. Outward message book
d. Working Order register
e. Weather warning and acknowledgement register
f. Sick wagon register.
g. Yard report register.
h. Stock report register
i. In-coming and out-going trains RD (Running Diary) (other than passenger)
j. Train Advice (T.A. Book)
k. Caution order register.
l. Caution order message book.
m. Morning (6’O clock) position registers.
n. Engine book.
o. Interchange Register.
p. Load register.
q. Incoming and Outgoing passenger Train Running Diary.
r. Points and S&T Failure Register.
s. Important Yard balance Register.
t. Control failure Register
u. Safety circular register
v. Road map register
w. Night order book

2. By the Chief Controller (Movement), (Coaching) / Dy. Chief Controller:

a. Yard Running Balance Register.
b. Dy. Chief Controller’s Diary & Charge Book.
c. Train Advise Book.
d. Bans and Restrictions register
e. Forecast and Acceptance Book.
f. Train Ordering Book.
g. Punctuality Register.
h. Without brake van movement register
i. Accident Register.
j. HQ’s Conference Register.
k. Central control register
l. Emergency control register
m. Goods Train Performance Register
n. FATO register
o. GM’s Unusual Occurrence Register.
p. CTNL (Movement) / (Coaching) / Dy. CTNL’s Order Book.
q. ODC Register.
r. Rajdhani Express (and similar trains) Caution Order Register.
s. Emergency and General Control Office Message Register (Inward)
t. Emergency and General Control Office Message Register (Outward)
u. Engine Book.
v. Interchange Register.

3. By the Power Controller :

a. Power Position Book.
b. Out Station Loco Pilot Register.
c. Power Controller’s Diary
d. Engine Link.
e. Crew Link.
f. Crew Position Register.
g. Register of Movement and Diversion of departmental / Diesel / lube oil Fuel
Tank /Wagons.
h. Register showing undue and Abnormal Detention.
i. Shed Conference Register.
j. Fuel Balance Register.
k. Schedule Dates of Locos.

Books / documents and basic records to be kept in control office

Books / documents and basic records to be kept in control office.

1. Station working rules of all station.
2. Working facilities available on the transshipment sheds.
3. Schedule of shunting engines in the various yards.
4. Link diagrams of rakes and engine working the passenger services and also of goods trains where laid down.
5. Crew link diagram of the various services, for the running staff.
6. Details of maximum moving dimensions permitted on the various sections of the railway.
7. Map showing the Maximum permissible axle load on all the railways with which traffic is interchanged.
8. Charts showing line capacity of the various sections.
9. Index sections and plans of the various sections of the jurisdiction and details of train watering, engine fueling etc.
10. Master charts depicting all trains indicated in the working time table in force.
11. Charts showing jurisdiction of the various official details of :
a. The maintenance branch of the post and Telegraph department responsible for maintaining control circuit wires in good condition.
b. The various department of the railways,
c. Zone and telephone numbers of Civil, Police, Military authorities.
d. List of various hospitals with Telephone Numbers.
e. List of stations Civil, district-wise.
f. OHE Sectioning diagram.
12. Diagrams showing the layout of line wires of the Control Circuit.
13. Line patrol chart
14. A calendar of returns.
15. Cranes and wagon weigh bridges.
16. Turn tables and Triangles.
17. List of spare coaches based in the divisions as well as slip coaches running on and across the division.
18. List of coaching Rakes allotted to the division and those passing over the division.

Co- ordination between Control and stations

Co- ordination between Control and stations

1. Asking line clear: In order to avoid the detention to passenger trains for crossing a less important train, line clear enquiry for the less important train must not be asked until the train is ready to leave and until the Section Controllers permission has been obtained. The Station Master receiving the line clear enquiry must immediately ask the controller permission to give line clear before giving the reply. The station Master on duty is entirely responsible for seeing that the necessary General and Subsidiary rules and station Working Rules are observed before giving Line Clear.
2. When a Station Master for any reason finds it difficult to carry out Controllers arrangement to receive the train in yard station due to yard Station constraints, he must explain his reasons clearly and fully to the controller.
3. Work at Station: The permission of the controller must be obtained before the performance of any shunting; Controller must be informed of the likely duration of shunting to enable his to arrange crossing and precedence of trains. In the event of Station Master being unable to start a train on receipt of line clear he must at once report the circumstances to the controller.
4. Control order regarding crossings etc.
The section controller will give definite instruction for crossing or precedence and will not change them except under unavoidable circumstance because last minute change of order will result in confusion and unsafe operation. The Station Master is entirely responsible for seeing that the crossing is affected safely and strictly in accordance with the rules. The controller must see that sufficient time is available for the necessary operations to be carried out. If the controller fails to do so, the Station Master should represent that delay may occur but it does not allow him to disregard any rules in order to avoid such delay.
Controllers and other staff should thoroughly understand and act on the guidelines contained in G & SR and Accident manual. Saving of lives and rescue of injured and mitigating hardship to passengers must be giver the topmost priority.
Working of Trains when control is interrupted:
When the control is interrupted and no communication with the controller is possible, Station Masters will be responsible for the working and regulating of trains, keeping in view the instruction issued by the railway administration.

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