The dispatcher gives us verbal instructions, which we must copy word for word.
W for West, E for East, B for Both directions
Mileposts (exact to the 10th of a mile) are given. When at a switch, the clearance point is where the location begins.
In many trips, more than 1 EC-1 will be given.
Failure is gates or lights not working, and road must be flagged.
False/Partial means they may be malfunctioning, and if found to be not working, we must stop and flag, but if all seems ok, we can go 15 mph (head end only)
A dispatcher can annul the order, if restriction is lifted before crew enters restriction.