Already mostly forgotten, these papers were THE primary method of controlling and advancing trains safely, for well over one hundred and thirty years. They were used not just in the USA, or North America, but all around the world in varying styles.
Now it has been twenty years and more since the greatest number of railroads discontinued their use of these forms. Most in railroading today could not apply the use of this simple system. (Many even refer to other types of paperwork, as
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