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Re: Question about old timetables
As you stated, "f" designated a flag stop and in answer to your question, an "s" meant a regularly scheduled stop. On the C&O in Michigan, if you wanted to board a train at a flag stop, there was usually a white board attached to the mast of the train order signal with a wire attached to it. You pulled on the wire to move the white board to a horizontal position and latched it there. The conductor would restore it to vertical before departing. I had to do that once back in 1965 to board a train at Lake Odessa headed for Detroit. I'll see if I can find a photo to post.