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d. Dispatcher/Yardmaster. The duties of a dispatcher/yardmaster will include:
(1) Observe all rules and practices in this manual, especially Section 3, and local
directives applicable to the job function of a dispatcher/yardmaster.
(2) Coordinate all moves on the railroad trackage under his jurisdiction. Such moves
would include any train, track mobile, hy-rail, motor car, or any other special rail equipment
which involve some piece of equipment fouling the track in any way.
(3) Issues train movement orders. The dispatcher/yardmaster is the sole authority for
movement of all rail equipment on the track system.
(4) Record all rail related movements.
(5) Record all rail restrictions such as special speed restrictions, out of service
conditions, and any other events or conditions that affect the track's status.
(6) Maintain current lists of the location of all railcars and special rail equipment on
the activity's rail network.
(7) Prepare switch lists or movement lists for train crews.
(8) When directed by local SOP, coordinate with the serving commercial carrier
relative to interchange movements.
(9) Coordinate all radio transmissions related to the operation of the rail network and
conduct radio checks for various personnel.
(10) Maintain a current list of procedures, contact names, and numbers for the various
potential emergency situations. Such situations may include any combination of the following
examples: derailment, crossing accident, personnel injury, trespasser injury, railcar fire,
right-of-way fire, potential radioactive release, and ordnance involvement.
e. Railroad Supervisor. The duties of the railroad supervisor follow:
(1) Supervises the railroad operation.
(2) Plans and schedules the work to be accomplished.
(3) Plans for the effective, efficient, and safe use of personnel in accordance with
available resources and priorities.
(4) Plans for the effective, efficient, and safe use of equipment in accordance with
available resources and priorities.
(5) Inspects work progress to ensure that the work is being done effectively,
efficiently, and safely and takes corrective action as necessary.
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