Effective 1600 hours Tuesday 25 September 2001 the Gheringhap Engineers Siding leading off the Crossing Loop Track at Gheringhap will become available for use.
The following alterations will be made to the points leading to the siding:
1/.The ST21 lock on the point machine will be removed
2/.A Point Stand (as described in Rule 18, Clause (L), Section 27 of TA20) will be installed on the Point Machine with the following indications:
.Points set for Crossing Loop, a yellow circle
.Points set for Siding, a white square
Train Crews of movements proceeding through the Crossing Loop track at Gheringhap shall control the movement and observe the indication of the point stand as detailed in Rule 18, Clause (k) and (L) Section 27 of TA20.
GHERINGHAP ENGINEERS SIDING OPERATING PROCEDURES
Addition to Section 34 of TAO20 and the 1994 Book of Rules and Operating Procedures
79A.Gheringhap Engineers Siding
An Engineers siding is connected to the Standard Gauge Loop track with the points facing movements from Geelong. The points are equipped with ‘Non Trailable’ type point machine rodded to a Derail and Wheel Crowder in the siding.
The point machine is locked with an Abloy Padlock, the key to the lock is held by a representative of the Australian Rail Track Corporation in the Melbourne Office
A point indicator is attached to the points and displays the following indications:
Points Normal (set for Loop Track): A yellow circle displayed for movements in both directions in accordance with Clause (l) Rule 18, Section 27.
Points Reverse (set for Siding Track): A white square displayed for movements in both directions in accordance with Clause (l) Rule 18, Section 27..
In the event that the Driver of a movement finds the incorrect indication displayed on the Point Indicator, the movement is be brought to a stand and the points correctly set. The Train Controller shall be advised.
(b).Method of Operation:
Prior to any movement being authorised to proceed into or out of the Gheringhap Engineer’s siding, an ARTC Train Notice authorising the movement shall be issued.
The Abloy Key for the padlock is to be obtained by the nominated Safeworker from ARTC Melbourne representative and the Key Register signed.
Movement Entering Siding:
A movement requiring to enter the Gheringhap Engineers siding shall be issued an authority to take the Crossing Loop at Gheringhap.
Upon arrival (or after the engine is run round as necessary), the Safeworker shall:
1/.Request permission from the ARTC Train Controller to operate the points for the Engineer’s Siding,
2/.Unlock and set the points for the movement,
3/.Observe that the Point Indicator is showing the correct indication
4/.Signal the movement into the siding.
5/.Restore and lock the points for the Crossing Loop
6/.Advise the Train Controller that the movement is clear of the Crossing Loop and points have been restored and locked.
7/.Advise the driver that the Authority may be relinquished.
The ARTC Train Controller shall record the movement and status of the points in the Train Control Log Book.
.Movement Departing Siding:
The Safeworker shall advise the ARTC Train Controller of the required movement. The ARTC Train Controller shall:
1/.Place a Track Blocking Command on the Standard Gauge Crossing Loop
2/.Grant permission to operate the siding points.
The Safeworker shall:
1/.Unlock and set the points for the movement,
2/.Observe that the Point Indicator is showing the correct indication
3/.Signal the movement onto the Crossing Loop track.
4/.Restore and lock the points for the Crossing Loop
5/.Advise the ARTC Train Controller that the movement is clear of the Siding and points have been restored and locked.
The ARTC Train Controller shall not remove the Track Blocking Command until it has been confirmed that the movement has cleared the Crossing Loop complete.
The ARTC Train Controller shall record the movement and status of the points in the Train Control Logbook.