Order No. 162Dec 21, 1942To C+E Eng 3013 at BerlinEng 3013 run extra New Britain to PlainvilleComplete 1.06 AMOrder No. 20Dec 21, 1942To C+E 3010 at BerlinEng 3010 run extra Berlin to North HavenComplete 7.53 PMOrder No. 22Dec 21, 1942To C+E 3011 at BerlinEng 3011 run extra Berlin to North HavenComplete 8.34 PM
Order No. 111Dec 28, 1942To C+E Eng 356 and 3010 at BerlinEng 356 run extra New Britain to WestfieldComplete 3.29 AMOrder No. 112Dec 28, 1942To C+E Eng 3011 at BerlinEng 3011 run extra New Britain to PlainvilleComplete 6.19 AM
Engine number 3010 is addressed in the first order, presumably they received their own orders as well. Engine 356 is a K-1 mogul, so I doubt it's double-heading with 3010, but it also seems odd that a Mogul would be working at 3.29 AM.
Order No. 108Dec 29, 1942To C+E Eng 3008 at BerlinEng 3008 run extra New Britain to WestfieldComplete 3.53 AMOrder No. 111Dec 29, 1942To C+E Eng 3010 at BerlinEng 3010 run extra New Britain to PlainvilleComplete 6.11 AMOrder No. 35Dec 29, 1942To C+E Eng 3012 at BerlinEng 3012 run extra Berlin to North HavenComplete 4.48 PMOrder No. 38Dec 29, 1942To C+E Eng 3008 at BerlinEng 3008 run extra Berlin to North HavenComplete 7.32 PM
Order No. 28Hartford February 1, 1943To C+E Eng 3013 West at BerlinX C+E Eng 3008 WestRestricted speed over Cherry Street crossingThird crossing West of Meriden Station account gates brokenComplete 6.31 PMOrder No. 30Hartford February 1, 1943To C+E Eng 3008 at Berlin ConnEng 3008 run extra Berlin to North HavenComplete 6.29 PM
All of these are on Cedar Hill to Holyoke (NY-x) or the reverse (YN-x) with J-1 Mikado locomotives as power. The Form 19 form number is From 1314-1.
The Superintendent is WHB
The Train Dispatcher is (illegible), EWR, HFR (might be HSR) or RHC
3008 and 3010 are on more trains, obviously with a very small sample size, but if/when I get to modeling the J-1s, these may be the two I build.
One oddity is the train order numbers themselves. According to Rule 203 "The orders must be numbered consecutively each day, beginning at midnight." This is the rule in every NH Book of Rules I have, from 1907 to 1956.
But you'll note that in multiple examples above that it appears that's not followed:
Dec 21, 1942
1.06 AM - Order No 162
7.53 PM - Order No 20
Dec 28, 1942
3.29 AM - Order No 111
6.19 AM - Order No 112
Dec 29, 1942
3.53 AM - Order No 108
6.11 AM - Order No 111
4.48 PM - Order No 35
7.22 PM - Order No 38
In all cases it appears that the sequence restarts at some point in the morning. Perhaps when the first trick starts at 8.00 AM?
Another question that is raised is that all of these orders are listed At Berlin. But Berlin it not listed in the Employee Timetable under "Day Train Order, Block and Interlocking Stations Open" which would imply it is not a Day Train Order, Block or Interlocking station.
Order No. 36May 4, 1946To C+E Eng 0604 at BerlinEng 0604 run extra Berlin to North HavenComplete 7.56 PM
This is also for the YN-x train but by now it's DEY-5 (S-2) 0604. It's nice to see confirmation that these locomotives are handling this job in May of '46. Further proof that if I want to run all steam I would need to go back to 1945.
The Form 19 is now Form 1314-2, the difference being that the the header no longer includes "The New York Connecting Railroad Company"
Superintendent is still WHB, the operator is EWR again.
Train Order No. 412Dec 23, 1968To C+E Engine 1400 at BerlinEngine 1400 run extra New Britain to BerlinComplete 10.50 AM
This is a jump of more than 20 years, about a week before the New Haven is folded into the Penn Central. The order numbers are much higher because the Hartford Division had been eliminated in the early '50s, so these are now New Haven Division orders covering a larger territory, so more total orders for the day.
This is a DERS-5 (Alco DL-701) and is most likely still the Holyoke freight.
The Superintendent is now DGW (could be DGM), and the Train Dispatcher is HEL.
Clearance Form A9.02 AM Dec 24, 1968To C&E Extra 1228 East at BerlinI have one orders for your train.No 408Block ClearTrain Order No. 408Dec 24, 1968To C+E Engine 1228 at BerlinEngine 1228 run extra New Britain to PlainvilleComplete 9.01 AM
This is the only one with a Clearance Form A attached. It verifies that Order No. 408 was the only order for the train at Berlin. It's a DERS-4 (GP-9).
If orders still started with Order No. 1 at 8.00 AM, then more than 400 had been written in the first hour of the day! It's now Form 1314-3, with the major change being the elimination of the line:
Train Order No. 420Dec 26, 1968C+E Engine 1208 at BerlinEngine 1208 run extra New Britain to PlainvilleComplete 10.12 AM
Another DERS-4 (GP-9). Like several of these, it gives orders only as far as Plainville, where they would have received orders to continue towards Westfield. Some of the earlier orders go all the way to Westfield.
The Superintendent for these last two is still DGW, but the Dispatcher is EWR again, covering 26 years.