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CN LETELLIER SUB:

PROCEDURES:

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BNSF NOYES SUB:

PROCEDURES:

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CN LETELLIER SUBDIVISION

PRAIRIE REGION TIMETABLE

Control ▼N        STATIONS        S▲   Mile  
SUBD TRK EMERSON 63.4
HOBBS 60.0
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LETELLIER 53.0
ST.JEAN BAPTISTE 43.7
LUMB 38.4
MORRIS 37.4
ANDREWS 36.2
STE.AGATHE 20.8
ST.NORBERT 6.2
SPARKS 3.0
SUBD TRK PORTAGE JCT 0.0
 
SPEED
Mile 2.3 to 62.1 25 MPH
Mile 37.5 (Crossing) 10 MPH until fully occupied
Mile 38.5 (Crossing) 20 MPH until fully occupied
Mile 62.1 to 63.4 15 MPH
Mile 63.1   Bridge 10 MPH
 
Rule 105c applicable on Subdivision Track
In addition to moving at REDUCED speed, a movement using a non-signalled siding or using other non-main tracks so designated in special instructions, must operate at a speed that will allow it to stop within one-half the range of vision of a track unit.
 
MORRIS
L32, Track 2, Car Length not to exceed 75ft 
Siding Capacity: 23 cars
 
LETELLIER
Siding Capacity: 12 cars 
 
EMERSON
SPEED - 10 MPH, L63, Tracks 1, 2, and 4.
Mile 63.1 (Bridge) - Braking or acceleration must
not be made on bridge. Switching movements
must be kept to a minimum. Locomotives and/or
cars must not be left on bridge.
Mile 63.4 - Emerson Extension
Mile 0.3 - Switch is in normal position when set for BNSF connection track.
Mile 0.5 - Non-Interlocking Railway Crossing with CPR Emerson Sub
Heaviest car permitted, all tracks, 263,000 lbs.
 
CUSTOMS
Crew members working cross border service are required to submit Current ID at the beginning of each shift. Failure to present ID may result in duty re-assignment.
 
Half hour out: CN crew will contact US Customs to Prepare for inspection and VACIS.

Emerson Yard: Cars must not be moved without permission from customs.

 
See Customs Procedures.
  

 


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CN LETELLIER SUB

 
Train IDs
CN 532   WINNIPEG  >  EMERSON
CN 533   EMERSON  >  WINNIPEG
  
Power Requirements
Southbound movements:     2 cars per axle
Northbound movements:  3 cars per axle
Switching movements:  3 cars per axle
 
Bad Orders
Equipment in need of immediate repair may be setout on the nearest track.
Improperly billed equipment: contact Car Control for instructions.
Car Control must be notified of all bad orders.
A Bad Order report must be completed and affixed to the accompanying waybill.
 
Crossing at Grade
No road crossing shall be blocked by a stationary train for greater than 5 minutes.
 
Engine Bell Signals
The engine bell must be rung when:
i. an engine is about to move, except when switching requires frequent stopping and starting after the initial move;
ii. passing any movement standing on an adjacent track;
iii.   approaching, passing or moving about station facilities or shop track areas; and
iv. approaching a public crossing at grade until the crossing is fully occupied
Exception: At crossings where engine horn signal is applicable the engine bell need not be rung.
 
Engine Horn Signals
Terminology: 'o' short sound; '_' long sound
 
o When standing - braking system is equalized; angle cock may be closed.
o o Answer to a stop signal OR any other signal not provided for.
o o o…  Alarm for persons or animals on or near the track (Succession of short sounds)
_ _ o _   Grade crossing signal. Must be prolonged or repeated until the crossing is fully occupied.
Exception: Not applicable when manual protection is provided or when shoving equipment over a crossing protected by automatic warning devices
 
Engine Lights
- TBA
 
Hand Brakes
All hand brakes shall be fully applied on all locomotives in the consist of an unattended train.
A sufficient number of hand brakes shall be applied to hold unattended equipment.

Letellier Sub: 1 car per 4

 
Brake Tests
Initial Brake Test: to be performed when any crew takes control of a new train or if the trainline has been significantly modified.
Intermediate Brake Test: to be performed enroute when cars are added to or removed from the trainline.
Continuity Test: to be performed if the trainline has been uncoupled and recoupled but no other changes have been made. IE: breaking a train over a crossing or changing out motive power.

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NOYES SUBDIVISION

BNSF TWIN CITIES DIVISION TIMETABLE

  Mile Post   ▼W       STATIONS       E▲ Control
0.0 NOYES JCT. TWC
12.7 EUCLID
20.9 ANGUS
29.3 WARREN
39.1 ARGYLE
47.5 STEPHEN
56.1 DONALDSON
60.9 KENNEDY
70.1 HALLOCK
82.3 HUMBOLDT
88.3 ST VINCENT
90.5 NOYES Rule 6.28
 
Speed Regulations
MP 0.0 to MP 90.5 35 MPH
 
Speed - Permanent Restrictions
MP 88.3 to MP 90.5 10 MPH
MP 90.5 through VACIS 5 MPH
 
Bridge and Equipment Weight Restrictions
Noyes Jct. to Noyes 143 tons
 
Type of Operation
TWC-in effect: MP 0.0 to MP 88.3
 
General Code of Operating Rules Items
Rule 6.28—in effect: MP 88.3 to MP 90.5
Must move at a speed that allows stopping within half the range of vision.
 
CUSTOMS
See Customs Procedures in BNSF OPS
  

 


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BNSF NOYES SUB

 
Train IDs
LTWI 6401     GFK > NOYES > GFK
  
Power Requirements
All movements:            3 cars per axle
 
Bad Orders
Equipment in need of immediate repair may be setout on the nearest track.
Improperly billed equipment: contact GFK Car Control for instructions.
Car Control must be notified of all bad orders.
A Bad Order report must be completed and affixed to the accompanying waybill.
 
 
Engine Bell Signals 
The engine bell must be rung when:
i. an engine is about to move, except when switching requires frequent stopping and starting after the initial move;
ii. passing any movement standing on an adjacent track;
iii.   approaching, passing or moving about station facilities or shop track areas; and
iv. approaching a public crossing at grade until the crossing is fully occupied
Exception: At crossings where engine horn signal is applicable the engine bell need not be rung.
 
Engine Horn Signals
Terminology: “o” short sounds; “_” long sounds
o When standing - braking system is equalized; angle cock may be closed.
o o Answer to a stop signal OR any other signal not provided for.
o o o…  Alarm for persons or animals on or near the track (Succession of short sounds)
_ _ o _   Grade crossing signal. Must be prolonged or repeated until the crossing is fully occupied.
Exception: Not applicable when manual protection is provided or when shoving equipment over a crossing protected by automatic warning devices
 
Engine Lights
- TBA
 
Hand Brakes
All hand brakes shall be fully applied on all locomotives in the consist of an unattended train.
A sufficient number of hand brakes shall be applied to hold unattended equipment.
Noyes Sub: 1 car per 5
 
Brake Tests
Initial Brake Test: to be performed when any crew takes control of a new train or if the trainline has been significantly modified.
Intermediate Brake Test: to be performed enroute when cars are added to or removed from the trainline.
Continuity Test: to be performed if the trainline has been uncoupled and recoupled but no other changes have been made. IE: breaking a train over a crossing or changing out motive power.

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BRAKE TEST PROCEDURES

 

INITIAL BRAKE TEST
 

INTERMEDIATE BRAKE TEST
 

CONTINUITY TEST
 

 

 

 

 

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INITIAL BRAKE TEST

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To be performed when any crew takes control of a new train or if the trainline has been significantly modified.

Initial Brake Test Procedure:

Fully Charge the trainline. (3 seconds per car.)
 

Set brakes and hold pressure for 1 minute.

 

Confirm pressure at the end of the trainline.

 

Visually inspect all brakes for application.

 

Release brakes.

 

Visually inspect all brakes for release.
(Can be performed in motion.)

 

Perform a general car inspection, looking for leaks, damage, leaning, shifted loads, etc.
(Can be performed in motion.)

 

 

 

 

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INTERMEDIATE BRAKE TEST

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To be performed enroute when cars are added or removed from the trainline. Only new cars need be tested.

Intermediate Brake Test Procedure:

Fully Charge the trainline. (3 seconds per car.)
Indicate the number of new cars added.
 

Set brakes and hold pressure for 1 minute.

 

Confirm pressure at the end of the trainline.

 

Visually inspect brakes on newly added
cars for application.

 

Release brakes.

 

Visually inspect brakes on newly added cars for release. (Can be performed in motion.)

 

Perform a general car inspection, looking for leaks, damage, leaning, shifted loads, etc.
(Can be performed in motion.)

 

 

 

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CONTINUITY TEST

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To be performed if the trainline has been uncoupled and recoupled but no other changes have been made. Such as breaking a train over a crossing or changing out motive power.

Continuity Test Procedure:

Confirm pressure at the end of the trainline.

 

If the train has been left unattended, perform a general car inspection. look for leaks, damage, leaning, shifted loads, etc. (Can be performed in motion.)

 

 

 

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CUSTOMS PROCEDURES

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Crew members working cross border service are required to submit current ID at the beginning of each shift. Failure to present ID may result in duty re-assignment.

Work on foreign soil shall be limited to collection of a train and departing as soon as permitted. Any sorting or extra moves shall be completed on home soil where possible.

Follow ALL Customs Staff Instructions.

All movements through the VACIS Portal are Restricted to 5 MPH


SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR:

 

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SOUTHBOUND TRAINS ARRIVING IN NOYES

CUSTOMS PROCEDURES | RESET LOG

Prepare for arrival at the Border.


1 HOUR OUT:

Contact BNSF Railroad and Confirm connecting train ID. Record the time in the train log.

 


1/2 HOUR OUT:

Contact US Customs to prepare for inspection and VACIS. Contact Fedex Agent to assist during inspection. Record the time in the train log.

 
 


UPON ARRIVAL AT THE BORDER:

If a portion of the train will be left in Emerson, Flag the Noyes portion of the documentation accordingly.

Confirm you have your Documentation & ID.

 

Contact US Customs and Request Permission to Enter Noyes.

 

 

 

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NORTHBOUND TRAINS ARRIVING
IN EMERSON

CUSTOMS PROCEDURES | RESET LOG


GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Prior to crossing the border into Canada, the CN conductor must call CN’s Transborder Group to receive Customs authorized train release. TBG will contact Canada Customs to obtain train release. TBG will contact US Customs for permission to take the train out of the US. In addition, Canada Customs must be advised separately of any goods acquired in the United States by employees prior to leaving Noyes. Upon departing Emerson the crew will contact the TMC at Symington with the actual departure time.

 

 

 

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BNSF CREWS MAKING SETOUTS
IN EMERSON YARD

CUSTOMS PROCEDURES | RESET LOG

Canada Customs has authorized the BNSF Railroad to yard northbound trains in Canada without Canada Customs clearance.


DEPARTING NOYES:

Confirm you have your Documentation & ID

 

Contact US Customs and Request Permission to Depart Noyes

 


RETURNING TO NOYES:

Are you returning light?

 

 

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CN CREWS MAKING PICKUPS
IN EMERSON YARD

CUSTOMS PROCEDURES | RESET LOG


GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Canada Customs has authorized the BNSF Railroad to yard northbound trains in Canada without Canada Customs clearance. As a result of this agreement, if a CN crew is picking up a train or cars in the EMERSON INTERCHANGE YARD, prior to the train departing, the crew must ensure that Canada Customs has authorized this pickup. Should the crew fail to follow these instructions both the Company and employees are subject too a severe monetary penalty.

The CN conductor will contact the TBG who will in turn dial in both Canada and US Customs agencies for authorization to proceed as described under Procedures for Northbound Trains Arriving In Emerson.

 

 

 

 

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VACIS PROCEDURES

Follow ALL CBP Staff Instructions.

All movements through the VACIS Portal Restricted to 5 MPH.

Indicate the number of cars in your manifest and Present your Documentation & ID



 

 

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SPINS and CAPACITIES

      SPINS Customer Town Cars

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E10 CPR Transcona Yard - CPR Winnipeg -
E20 CPR Transcona Tard - BTR Winnipeg -
F10 CPR Logan Yard - CPR Winnipeg -
G10 CN Symington Yard - HBR Winnipeg -
G20 CN Symington Yard - CEMR Winnipeg -
G30 CN Symington Yard - CN Winnipeg -
K40 BNML Taylor Yard Winnipeg -
K41 CN Parker Ave MOW Lot Winnipeg -
K42 CG Power Systems Canada Winnipeg -
K43 CG Power Systems Canada Winnipeg -
K44 Ryerson Canada Inc. Winnipeg -
K45 Harris Rebar Winnipeg -
K46 North American Food Ingredients Winnipeg -
K47 Multicrete Systems Winnipeg -
K48 Weston Bakeries Winnipeg -
K49 CWS Logistics Ltd. Winnipeg -
K50 Russel Metals Winnipeg -
K51 Universal Reload Winnipeg -
K52 Manitoba Hydro, Pole Yard Winnipeg -
L11 Viterra Ag Retail Ste Agathe 5
L12 Viterra Food Processing, South Leg Ste Agathe 7
L21 Farmers Spur Aubigny 5
L31 Patersen Elevator No. 2 Morris 8
L32 Storage & MOW Yard Morris 17
L33 Paterson Inland Terminal, Seed Track Morris 4
L35 Norstar Morris 5
L36 Morris Transload Track Morris 5
L37 Paterson Inland Terminal Yard Morris 30
L41 Legumex Grain Unloading St Jean 13
L42 Transload Track
L43 Farmers Spur St Jean 3
L51 AgriCore Fertilizer & Seed Retail Letellier 5
L61 Transload A Emerson 6
L62 Transload B Emerson 5
L63 Emerson Storage Yard Emerson 39
L71 Viterra Food Processing, North Leg Ste Agathe 7
L81 NuVision Grain Loading St Jean 5
L82 Legumex Bagged Product Dock St Jean 13
L83 Legumex Grain Loading
L84 Lavalee Gravel St Jean 5
L91 Farmers Spur Letellier 6
L92 ADM Corn Processors Letellier 10
L93 ADM Corn Processors Storage Track Letellier 5
United States / Canada International Border

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M71 Noyes Storage Yard Noyes 26
M72 Noyes MOW Shop Noyes 3
M73 Chales Bulk Fuel St. Vincent 9
M74 Chales Fertilizers
M75 Chales Transload & Farmers Spur
N10 Noyes JCT, MNR Interchange Crookston -
Q10 BNSF Grand Forks Yard Grand Forks -