Railroad Rules

Current Speed Rules for CSX that you can incorporate into your layout.

  • Max Speed for intermodal  trains    79 MPH
  • Max Speed for freight trains             60 MPH
  • Max Speed for empty cars                50 MPH
  • Max Speed for single locomotive     30 MPH
  • Max Speed for welded rail trains      40 MPH
  • Other than main tracks                       10 MPH
  • Side dump cars (most)                       30 MPH


HORN RULES

- indicates a long horn sound

o indicates a short horn sound


Road crossing, before entering tunnel, before passing station or maintenance workers   - - o -


Initial movement   - -


Back up movement  - - -


- 0 - - 0 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 0  means there are pretty girls waving at me.

HEADLIGHT RULES

  • Must be dimmed when passing trains on adjacent track
  • Must be dimmed in yards
  • Must be dimmed when stopped behind another train