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EC-1 Forms

Unread postby kd_1014 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:17 pm

Ok, so this may be a total noob thing to say, but can someone please explain to me what an EC-1 form is? Is it just Track Authority?
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Re: EC-1 Forms

Unread postby JoJames » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:28 pm

Mandatory Directive issued by train dispatcher.
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Re: EC-1 Forms

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:21 pm

As JoJames said, it's CSX's catch-all mandatory directive from Dispatchers to whomever is wanting to occupy the tracks. It functions as a track warrant primarily - for MOW everywhere and trains outside CTC. Other common uses are to cancel dispatcher messages, send special instructions, create or cancel weather warnings/advisories, create or cancel crossing malfunction directives, and more.

Kinda nice that they have one form for everything.
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