GWR Service Time Table: Instructions
GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY
Appendix to No. 13 Section of the Service Time
(Aynho Junction, Birmingham, Wolverhampton
and North Warwickshire Line)
MARCH 1929, and until further notice
MILK TRAIN, SUNDAYS.
This trains may be propelled over the Main Lines
between Bearley Station and Bearley West Signal Box.
The speed must not
exceed 15 miles per hour.
Signalmen, Enginemen and Guards must keep a sharp
look-out, and be prepared to pay instant attention to signals. (P.8402)
ADVICE OF TRAINS TO GREAT ALNE STATION AND
The Signalman at Bearley North Junction Box must telephone
Great Alne Station, and the Gate keeper at Spencers Crossing, when a
train leaves Alcester Junction or Bearley North.
TELEPHONE BETWEEN NORTH JUNCTION BOX AND UP
BRANCH HOME SIGNAL.
Telephone communication is provided between the Up Branch Home
Signal and the North Junction Signal Box, and the Fireman of any Engine or
Train stopped at the signal must at once advise the Signalman by this means
that the Engine or Train is there.
WORKING OF ALCESTER BRANCH WITH TYERS
TRAIN TABLET APPARATUS.
The Alcester Single Line Branch is provided with Electrical
Communication, and worked under Tyers Electric Train Tablet System, in
accordance with the Regulations for Electric Train Tablet working.
The crossing places are Bearley East and North and Alcester.
Telephone communication is provided between Bearley East and North Signal
Boxes, Great Alne, Alcester Junction and Alcester Station, (G.W. Office).
When the Siding accommodation at Alcester becomes congested
with traffic, the G.W. Station Master at Alcester must communicate with the
Station Master at Bearley, advising him the number of wagons which can be dealt
with, and the latter will arrange to limit the loading of the mixed Trains from
Bearley to enable the wagons to be conveniently dealt with at Alcester. Care
must be exercised in carrying out this order, so as to avoid undue detention at
Bearley of wagons for the L.M. & S. at Alcester.
All Mixed Trains must be formed so as to leave Bearley and
Alcester with the engine leading, and the engine must be run round the train at
Bearley and Alcester to ensure this.
The practice of working Mixed Trains between these points with
the Trailer leading is prohibited.
LOADING OF AUTO ENGINE 517 CLASS TO AND FROM
|Great Alne (direct)
MIXED TRAIN WORKING OF GENERAL APPENDIX TO
1. Vehicles conveying passengers must be formed in front of all
goods vehicles. The continuous brake must be capable of being applied to all
vehicles containing passengers and there must be a hand brake vehicle in the
rear of all, with a Guard in it. There is no obligation to apply the continuous
brake from the Guards van or compartment, and although it will be
generally convenient for the passenger brake to be formed next to the coaches,
it may, if necessary, be placed in the rear of the goods vehicles, in which
case the Guard must ride in it. Passengers must not be allowed to ride in the
passenger brake vehicle when placed behind goods vehicles.
2. The provision of brake vans must be in the following
proportions: On a brake van with a tare of not less than 10 tons for every 10
wagons, or one brake van with a tare of 13 or more tons for every 15 wagons, or
one brake van with a tare of 16 or more tons for every 20 wagons, or fractional
parts of 10, 15 or 20 wagons respectively. If the composition of the train
necessitates a second or third goods brake van, these vans must be formed at
suitable intervals amongst the goods vehicles and a Guard must ride in each
brake van. A goods brake van employed as rear vehicle on mixed trains must
carry side lamps. When, in addition to one goods brake van at the rear of a
Mixed train, a passenger brake vehicle is included as part of the
continuously braked stock, it will not be necessary for a Guard to ride in the
passenger brake vehicle.
3. The total number of vehicles on a Mixed train must not
exceed 30. Each vehicle is to count as one and not on the basis shown for
passenger trains. The engine and tender are not to be counted.
4. The maximum speed of a Mixed train throughout its journey
between stations must not exceed 25 miles an hour. All Mixed trains must stop
at stations to avoid a longer run than 10 miles without stopping; but in the
case of stations more than 10 miles apart it will not be necessary for a stop
to be made between such stations.
5. When trains are run for the conveyance of horses, cattle, or
other stock, and vehicles are added for the conveyance of passengers, the
vehicles conveying the passengers must be placed in front of all goods
vehicles, be provided with the continuous brake worked from the engine, and the
train must be run subject to the conditions applying to Mixed trains. Drovers,
Grooms, or other persons travelling in charge of live-stock are not, for the
purpose of this instruction, regarded as passengers, but when a separate
passenger vehicle is provided for their accommodation, it must be formed next
to the engine and provided with the continuous brake worked from the
6. The regular train authorised to be run as Mixed
trains are headed Mixed in the service Time Tables.
7. If the goods work entails more than one shunt at any station
the vehicles containing the passengers must, if practicable, be placed on
another line or siding and secured before shunting is commenced. At places
where towing is authorised a goods vehicle must not be towed whilst vehicles
containing passengers are attached to the engine.
8. When forming a Mixed train, if the next vehicle to the
passenger coaches is fitted with a three link coupling, that coupling should be
used, but when the leading non-vacuum vehicle is fitted with a screw coupling
the proper emergency screw coupling must be used in accordance with the
Three types of loose screw couplings are in use, as
No.4 For connecting
Carriage stock (2 foot, 11 inches maximum length extended).
No.5 For connecting Carriage and Wagon
stock and wagons if either or both are fitted with screw couplings (2 foot, 7.5
inches maximum length extended).
For connecting Wagon stock when both are fitted with 3 link couplings (2 foot,
1.25 inches maximum length extended).
Proper couplings must be used for
their various purposes, and the screw, shackle pins, etc., of the emergency
couplings must be well lubricated. Station Masters, Inspectors and Foremen must
satisfy themselves that the screw couplings are in good condition and work
freely before they are put into use.
9. When the number of wheels on which the vacuum brake can be
applied from the engine is less than one-fourth of the total wheels on the
train exclusive of van and engine brakes Mixed trains must stop
at stop boards for the purpose of applying as many wagon brakes as may be
necessary in accordance with the Standard Incline Instructions.
10. Tank wagons can only be conveyed by Mixed trains, subject
to the instructions.
When no freight train service is available, tank
wagons for inflammable liquids and highly inflammable liquids (loaded or empty)
may be conveyed by Mixed trains.
When such wagons are so conveyed by Mixed
trains they must be marshalled next inside the rear brake van, and in all cases
at least one ordinary goods wagon must be placed between any vehicle containing
passengers and the tank wagons.
In no case must wagons conveying
combustible traffic, such as hay or straw, be placed next to the tank
The foregoing instruction modifies clause 10 of Rule 240 in so far
as the conveyance of these tank wagons is concerned.
11. These Regulations do not apply to troop trains.
FAILURE OF ELECTRIC TABLET APPARATUS.
In the event of a Tablet Failure on this Branch, and it being
impossible to withdraw a Tablet, the velocipede Inspection Car may be treated
as a Platelayers Trolley in regard to opening up Pilot working.
PUBLIC FOOTPATH LEVEL CROSSING, ASTON
CANTLOW, NEAR GREAT ALNE.
Whistle boards are fixed at a distance of 600 yards on each
side of the above Crossing. Engine Drivers must sound their whistles
accordingly to warn pedestrians using the Crossing.
ENGINE HEAD LIGHTS ON BRANCH GOODS
All Engines working Goods Trains on the undermentioned Branches
will carry one Head Light only, which will be placed on the centre of the
Bearley and Alcester.