Cabinet 4: Rules & Regulations
Association of American Railroads, Quiz on Railroads and Railroading. 11th ed. Washington: The Association, 1956.
With the complex infrastructures involved in rail development, it was essential that rules and regulations surrounding all operations were promptly established. Quite early on, a flagman on a horse preceded the train, lanterns and flags were used to signal trains, speeds were quickly regulated, especially at crossings, and maximum passenger numbers in carriages were determined and strictly enforced. Safety was paramount. Webber acknowledged the importance of publications that document rules and regulations and collected them. Such facts are provided in this question and answer booklet, including the more testing ‘What part did Buffalo Bill play in Western railway history?