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BNSF Railway signal indication changes effective May 2021
« on: October 20, 2021, 09:02:28 AM »
BNSF Railway Signals

Signal Aspects and Indications—Effective 0800, April 1, 2020 (Updated 5/1/21)


The following are the changes from the previous Signal Aspects and Indications—Effective 0800, April 1, 2020 as amended by BNSF System Order No. 37 June 1, 2020.


NAMES:

No changes




INDICATIONS:


9.1.7 Approach Restricting

Old:

Proceed prepared to pass next signal at restricted speed.

New effective May 1, 2021:

Proceed prepared to pass next signal at restricted speed. Freight trains exceeding 30 MPH
immediately reduce to that speed. (Note: Speed is 40 MPH for freight trains in PTC Full Enforcement Mode).




9.1.8 Approach

Old:

Proceed prepared to stop at next signal. Trains exceeding 30 MPH immediately reduce
to that speed.
(Note: Speed is 40 MPH for passenger and active PTC trains).


New effective May 1, 2021:

Proceed prepared to stop at next signal. Trains exceeding 30 MPH immediately reduce
to that speed. (Note: Speed is 40 MPH for passenger and trains in PTC Full Enforcement Mode).




9.1.11 Diverging Approach Medium

Old:

Proceed on diverging route not exceeding prescribed speed through turnout prepared to pass next signal not exceeding 35 MPH. (Note: Speed is 40 MPH for active PTC trains)


New effective May 1, 2021:

Proceed on diverging route not exceeding prescribed speed through turnout prepared to
pass next signal not exceeding 35 MPH. (Note: Speed is 40 MPH for trains in PTC Full Enforcement  Mode.)




9.1.12 Diverging Approach

Old:

Proceed on diverging route not exceeding prescribed speed through turnout; approach next signal prepared to stop. Trains exceeding 30 MPH immediately reduce to that speed. (Note: Speed is 40 MPH for passenger and active PTC trains.)


New effective May 1, 2021:

Proceed on diverging route not exceeding prescribed speed through turnout; approach
next signal prepared to stop. Trains exceeding 30 MPH immediately reduce to that
speed. (Note: Speed is 40 MPH for passenger and trains in PTC Full Enforcement Mode.)





Also note that on the current signal document a new PTC Track Line column has been added.














R LENT 10/20/2021

*See the attached PDF for better formatting, particularly if printing.
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