RULES FOR SNOW AND ICE
The 1916 book of rules for the maintenance of way cited above has several pages regarding snow with one item mentioning turntables. Rule 852 states that "Unless otherwise directed, section foremen will attend to the removal of snow and ice from switches and frogs, interlocking and signal pipe and wire lines, sidewalks, overhead foot-bridges, flangeways at crossings, water stations, track scales, the sides, roof and bottom of tunnels, rock cuts, etc, and give all necessary assistance to remove snow and ice from station platforms, subways, buildings, turntable pits, ash pits, etc." (Note that the section crews don't seem to have primary responsibility for turntables.) Rule 849 states "All employes of the maintenance of way department are subject to call for duty in handling snow and must perform the duty assigned to them. In severe storms the forces of the supervisor of bridges and buildings and others may be called upon for assistance." Rule 1010 states: "Supervisors of bridges and buildings report to and receive instructions from division engineer. They are responsible for the safe condition and proper maintenance of structures, including ...... turntables ........"
Here are are few more items from the snow and ice pages -- Track supervisors may increase their forces for handling snow, as, in their judgement, is required......During long continued storms men will be worked in relays, so that one gang can be resting while the other is working........Ample arrangements shall be made for feeding the men during storms so that they can work to their full efficiency......
Also --- "Supervisors of track and supervisors of bridges and buildings shall see that maintenance of way equipment, including ....snow plows, flangers .....are maintained in proper condition and are ready at all times for use. ...... Track supervisors shall see that all snow equipment is in first class condition ...... assign men to operate plows and flangers, and be fully prepared for handling snow storms. "