In 562, there are ONLY three ways a train can move when cab signals fail. Rule 563 applies, 554/556 are ONLY for ABS/251-261-Int rule/CSS territory
1) a Form D authorizing rule 563 inbetween two locations/interlockings
2) run at Restricted Speed
3) dispatcher displays "C Light"
the C light only tells you that the stretch of track INBETWEEN the two interlockings is clear, and gives no indication about the status of the next interlocking. All home signals much be approached prepared to stop, again, unless Approach Normal is displayed. I think that its not used on Amtrak (High Line in NJ) or NJT 562 installations is because the pax trains are relatively "race car like" in their stopping and accelorating. If the RR had an Approach Normal light, the engineer would not have to apporach the next home signal prepared to stop.
PERSONALLY i think there a lot of short comings to the 562 system, and that they should install/keep distant automatic signals to interlockings (where reasonable, on the High Line inbetween Newark, NJ and NY, its not necessary) because they tell not only if the interlocking is set at a stop signal, but also if you are diverting or continuing straight. But more importantly, gives the engineer a reminder when his cabs are cut out because of a failure, that the next signal could be a stop signal, as the approach on teh distant would be a bit of a slap in the face wake up call...
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