For Lakeview they had a Third Class #1401 leaving Edmore at 1400 arriving Lakeview at 1450 and Fourth Class #1402 leaving Lakeview at 1520 and back at Edmore at 1610.
Thus all it took to operate was to give the local (up from Greenville at the time) a Clearance form at Edmore addressed to both trains and specifying "No Orders" for whatever branch they were to run that day. Since the outbound train's class (Third) was superior to any other trains on the subdivision they could operate up the branch without worrying about any other trains.
Then at Remus or Edmore they "saw" the superior Third class train(themselves) arrive and could then run back to Edmore as the inferior Fourth class train.
In those days the usual time to run the branches was mid-evening (late afternoon on Saturday). Since timetable schedules were good for twelve hours their clearance form didn't require them to be back at Edmore until 0400 or 0430 in the morning.
Ah the wonderful arcane days of railroading by timetable and train orders.
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