on the Solomons and Patuxent use a customized mixed system of paper
documents to control and facilitate the movement of trains
Trains are moved by authority of a Passenger Train Order which combines
a timetable and switchlist in addition to specific instructions
governing the movement of the train
Trains are moved by freight Train Order issued at
either Solomons, Owings, or Upper Marlboro.
Freight Forwarding System Training
Operator on the S&P is provided with a binder containing a series
of "Siituations" which can be encountered when arriving with a
wayfreight at an industry. Each situation describes the
step-by-step process that an Operator must follow when specific
conditions are encountered at each industry. A link to the "Situation" pages is below.