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49 CFR: Conductor Certification Test! Hardest Trivia Quiz

This is a 49Cfr Conductor certificate and all questions are taken directly from the Conductor Certification packet. The quiz includes CFR Part 218, Part 220, Part 242, AMT-5, and Mandatory questions that students need to be able to answer. Give it a try and you will be assured to get the results you desire in the finals. Best of luck!


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  • 1. 
    Clearance Point means the location near a turnout beyond which it is unsafe for passage on an adjacent track(s) where a person is permitted by the railroad's operating rules to ride the side of a car. A clearance point shall accommodate a person riding the side of a car.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Does fouling a Track mean that the end of the equipment is between the Clearance Point and the Switch Points?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What part or parts of 49 CFR Part 218 are Federally Mandated?
    • A. 

      All

    • B. 

      Only those parts that are considered decertifiable events

    • C. 

      Just the parts where the company can be fined

    • D. 

      Both B and C are correct

  • 4. 
    What does 49 CFR Part 218 Subpart F pertain to?
    • A. 

      Handling Equipment

    • B. 

      Switches

    • C. 

      Fixed Derails

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    What does it mean when crossover switches are in Correspondence?
    • A. 

      Both switches are lined for a straight move

    • B. 

      Both switches are reversed to crossover from one track to another

    • C. 

      One switch is lined for a straight move and one switch is lined to crossover

    • D. 

      Both A and B are correct

  • 6. 
    What can a Highway-Rail Grade Crossing include?
    • A. 

      Public Highway, road or street at grade

    • B. 

      Sidewalk crossing at grade

    • C. 

      Pathway crossing at grade

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    What is the definition of a Pedestrian Crossing?
    • A. 

      A crossing where vehicles and people cross the railroad at grade

    • B. 

      An overhead walkway for people to cross over the railroad

    • C. 

      A seperate sidewalk or pathway where pedestrians cross the railroad at grade

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      A single locomotive move

    • B. 

      Two or more locomotive units which may be operated from a single control stand

    • C. 

      Two or more locomotive units with cars attached, which maybe operated from a single or multiple control stands

    • D. 

      Both A and B are correct

  • 9. 
    What is a Signaled Siding?
    • A. 

      A siding connected to a main track

    • B. 

      A siding within a traffic control system (TCS) territory or within interlocking limits where a signal indication controls the siding's use

    • C. 

      A siding that is signaled in one direction

    • D. 

      A siding equipped with switch indicator signals connected to a main track

  • 10. 
    Track is clear means:
    • A. 

      The portion of the track to be used for intended movement is unoccupied by rolling equipment, MofW equipment and conflicting on-track movements

    • B. 

      Intervening switches and fixed derails are properly lined for the intended track

    • C. 

      The portion of the track to be used for the intended movement has sufficient room to contain the rolling equipment being shoved or pushed

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 11. 
    Under Part 218 what is the definition of a Hand-Operated Switch?
    • A. 

      A switch that has a push button or radio control mechanism and protected by a visual or audio verification

    • B. 

      A switch that is operated by manual manipulation

    • C. 

      A switch that is protected by a distant switch indicator or switch point indicators

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 12. 
    What are the General Movement Requirements when performing a shoving or pushing movement?
    • A. 

      Job briefing between the Engineer and the employee directing the move

    • B. 

      The employee directing the movement shall not engage in any unrelated task to the shoving or pushing movement

    • C. 

      Point Protection provided by the employee

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 13. 
    Qualified means that a person has successfully completed all instructions, training and examination programs required by the railroad.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    When are you allowed to leave equipment in the foul of a connecting track?
    • A. 

      The equipment is standing on a main track and a siding track switch that the equipment is fouling is lined for the main track on which the equipment is standing

    • B. 

      The equipment is standing on a siding and a main track switch that the equipment is fouling is lined for the siding on which the equipment is standing

    • C. 

      The equipment is standing on a yard switching lead track, and the yard track switch that the equipment is fouling is lined for the yard switching lead track on which the equipment is standing

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 15. 
    Employees operating or verifying the position of a hand-operated switch should:
    • A. 

      Conduct a job briefing

    • B. 

      Be qualified on the operating rules relating to the operation of the switch

    • C. 

      Be individually responsible for the position of the switch

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 16. 
    Which type of visual inspection is NOT necessary when operating a hand-operated switch?
    • A. 

      That the point fits properly

    • B. 

      Determine that switches are properly lined for the intended route and that no equipment is fouling the switches

    • C. 

      Ensure that the frog is lined up for the movement

    • D. 

      The target, if so equipped, corresponds with the switch's position

  • 17. 
    When can you leave a main track hand-operated switch in other than normal position?
    • A. 

      When the Conductor directs you to

    • B. 

      When the Engineer directs you to

    • C. 

      When the Train Dispatcher directs you to

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 18. 
    Which of the following employees can be left in charge when directed by the proper authority to leave a main line hand-operated switch in other than normal position?
    • A. 

      The hand-operated switch must be left in charge of a crewmember of another train

    • B. 

      The hand-operated switch must be left in charge of a switchtender

    • C. 

      The hand-operated switch must be left in charge of a roadway worker who is in charge

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 19. 
    What conditions must be met before an employee releases the limits of main track authority, in non-signaled territory, where a hand-operated switch is used to clear the main track prior to departing the switch's location?
    • A. 

      After a job briefing with the crew, the employee releases the limits and reports to the Train Dispatcher that the hand-operated main track switch has been restored to its normal position and locked

    • B. 

      The Train Dispatcher shall repeat the reported switch position information to the employee releasing the limits and ask whether that is correct

    • C. 

      The employee releasing the limits shall then confirm to the Train Dispatcher that this information is correct

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 20. 
    Hand-operated fixed derails must be in the derailing position even if the track is clear of equipment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Can an individual be fined for Willful Violations?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 22. 
    Is a Good Faith Challenge part of a Federal Regulation?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 23. 
    Does the Good Faith Challenge pertain to all operating rules?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 24. 
    If a Good Faith Challenge is made, and after a conversation between the supervisor and the employee who made the Challenge is resolved, can the move be made by the employee?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 25. 
    Once a Good Faith Challenge is made, can another crew or crew member make the move that was challenged?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Yes, but only after it is explained that the move was previously challenged

    • D. 

      No, once a Challenge is made it must be resolved

  • 26. 
    In accordance with 49 CFR, Part 220, federal regulations governing the use of Electronic Devices became effective:
    • A. 

      1998

    • B. 

      2011

    • C. 

      2012

    • D. 

      2000

  • 27. 
    According to 49 CFR, Part 220, what is the purpose of this regulation?
    • A. 

      To protect employees and passengers from the hazards posed by the improper use of electronic devices

    • B. 

      To be able to communicate with family members at all times

    • C. 

      To get a quick guide to 49 CFR, Part 220

    • D. 

      None of the above answers are correct

  • 28. 
    Which of the following is true regarding 49 CFR, Part 220?
    • A. 

      Personal devices must be turned off and stored out of sight

    • B. 

      Railroad-supplied devices may be used at anytime for business purposes

    • C. 

      Both A and B are correct

    • D. 

      None of the above are correct

  • 29. 
    According to 49 CFR, Part 220, the unauthorized use of a personal electronic device by T&E employees is subject to federal penalties during which of the following safety critical times?
    • A. 

      While on a moving train

    • B. 

      When any crew member is on the ground or riding equipment during switching

    • C. 

      While any employee is assisting in preparation of the train for movement

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 30. 
    Can a personal cell phone, laptop, tablet computer or other electronic device be used to display a digital copy of the railroad operating rules when required to perform service?
    • A. 

      No, Amtrak's operating instructions allow only a railroad supplied device to be used for this purpose

    • B. 

      Yes, only if it does not distract from safety related duties

    • C. 

      Yes, only after a job briefing has occurred

    • D. 

      Both B and C are correct

  • 31. 
    In accordance to 49 CFR, Part 220, when may a Conductor use a personal cell phone while performing service?
    • A. 

      As required in the event of a railroad emergency

    • B. 

      As necessary to perform an authorized Business Purpose in the event of radio failure

    • C. 

      At all times

    • D. 

      Both A and B are correct

  • 32. 
    According to 49 CFR, Part 220, when can a railroad-supplied electronic device be used?
    • A. 

      A railroad-supplied electronic device can be used for authorized business purposes

    • B. 

      A deadheading employee may use a railroad-supplied electronic device outside of the controlling cab only when such use does not interfere with employees safety

    • C. 

      Never

    • D. 

      Both A and B are correct

  • 33. 
    Is a T&E employee deadheading to work allowed to use an electronic device according to 49 CFR, Part 220?
    • A. 

      Yes, provided it does not interfere with any safety related duties

    • B. 

      No, the use of an electronic device is prohibited at all times for deadheading employees

    • C. 

      Yes, only in the locomotive cab

    • D. 

      Yes, an electronic device is okay to use as long as it's approved by a supervisor

  • 34. 
    Can a T&E employee be personally fined by the FRA for using a personal electronic device or leaving it turned on under circumstances in which the use is prohibited by the rule?
    • A. 

      Yes, for a willful violation up to $100,000 for any violation where circumstances warrant

    • B. 

      Yes, only on the locomotive or operating cab of the train

    • C. 

      No, the FRA can never fine T&E employees

    • D. 

      No, Amtrak would be fined for all willful violations of T&E employees

  • 35. 
    How many categories of violations may be considered for revoking certification?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      15

  • 36. 
    If a conductor knowingly commits a violation against the FRA's regulations:
    • A. 

      Each day a violation continues will be counted as a seperate offense

    • B. 

      Each violation type will only by counted as one offense

    • C. 

      Each 30 days a violation continues will be counted as a seperate offense

    • D. 

      Each day a violation continues the FRA will add an additional fine

  • 37. 
    Grandfathered conductors who wish to retire within _____ months after the certification date may request in writing not to take the full certification test prior to retirement.
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      24

    • C. 

      36

    • D. 

      48

  • 38. 
    What must happen when a person waives the right to a hearing?
    • A. 

      The waiver must be in writing

    • B. 

      The person must have knowledge and understanding of these rights and voluntarily surrender them

    • C. 

      Be signed by the person making the waiver

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 39. 
    Once the OCRB makes a decision on a petition, Amtrak or the conductor:
    • A. 

      May appeal within 20 days

    • B. 

      Must accept the decision as final

    • C. 

      May request a hearing after 180 days

    • D. 

      May request a hearing after 9 months

  • 40. 
    Once the FRA receives a petition, Amtrak:
    • A. 

      Is not allowed to respond until a hearing is scheduled

    • B. 

      Has 60 days to respond

    • C. 

      Must respond within 10 days

    • D. 

      None of the above are correct

  • 41. 
    On-the-job training must include:
    • A. 

      An online portal with training videos

    • B. 

      A manual or checklist for use while training

    • C. 

      Q&A sessions at the end of each training event

    • D. 

      16 hours of classroom training

  • 42. 
    An appeal must be submitted within _____ of a decision's issuance.
    • A. 

      14 days

    • B. 

      35 days

    • C. 

      65 days

    • D. 

      120 days

  • 43. 
    How are arguments and witness testimonies presented at a hearing?
    • A. 

      In writing

    • B. 

      Orally

    • C. 

      Arguments and witness testimonies are never allowed

    • D. 

      Both A and B are correct

  • 44. 
    If a discovery request for information is willfully disobeyed by either Amtrak or the Conductor, the presiding officer may impose:
    • A. 

      Fines not to exceed $250

    • B. 

      Criminal penalties

    • C. 

      Non-monetary sanctions

    • D. 

      None of the above are correct

  • 45. 
    Amtrak is not required to retain physical paper back-ups of all electronic certification records, but is required to retain information for a period of _______.
    • A. 

      5 years

    • B. 

      6 years

    • C. 

      7 years

    • D. 

      8 years

  • 46. 
    Amtrak will provide the opportunity for an individual to explain or rebut information leading to denial of certification _______ certification is denied.
    • A. 

      Before

    • B. 

      Within 30 days

    • C. 

      Within 45 days

    • D. 

      Within 60 days

  • 47. 
    If an individual has multiple types of conductor service certificates and one is revoked, he or she cannot work as a conductor for what length of time?
    • A. 

      30 days

    • B. 

      60 days

    • C. 

      180 days

    • D. 

      During the period of revocation

  • 48. 
    After a hearing has been requested, unless the presiding officer allows additional time for the submission of more evidence, the proceedings record will close:
    • A. 

      At the conclusion of the evidentiary hearing

    • B. 

      Within 60 days of the hearing

    • C. 

      After Amtrak is allowed to cross-examine testimony

    • D. 

      Within 180 days of the hearing

  • 49. 
    When taking the territorial qualification test, if needed, a conductor may:
    • A. 

      Take a portion of the test day to spend time in the territory

    • B. 

      Review a map of the territory while taking the test

    • C. 

      Ask a territorial qualified supervisor to explain a question

    • D. 

      Opt out from answering the question that he or she does not understand

  • 50. 
    The Federal standards in 49 CFR, Part 242 must be met by:
    • A. 

      Passenger Conductors/Conductors

    • B. 

      Engineers

    • C. 

      Assistant Conductors

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 51. 
    Minimum Federal safety standards for conductors requires the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Certification of conductors

    • B. 

      Payment schedules and benefits for conductors

    • C. 

      Training to achieve and maintain certification

    • D. 

      Testing required for all conductors

  • 52. 
    If an emergency forces a conductor off the train after the train leaves its initial terminal, can the train continue without a qualified conductor?
    • A. 

      Yes, the engineer who is not a certified conductor may take the train to a location where the conductor can be replaced

    • B. 

      An assistant conductor must be on the train

    • C. 

      The locomotive engineer must be informed that there is no certified conductor on the train prior to movement

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 53. 
    If convicted, or if there is a completed state action to revoke, suspend or deny a motor vehicle driver's license for Drug/Alcohol violations, a certified conductor must report this fact to Amtrak _________.
    • A. 

      Immediately

    • B. 

      Within 24 hours

    • C. 

      Within 48 hours

    • D. 

      Within 1 week

  • 54. 
    An individual will not be eligible to serve as a conductor _________ after Amtrak notifies the individual of the denial or revocation of certification.
    • A. 

      Immediately

    • B. 

      Within one week

    • C. 

      Within thirty days

    • D. 

      Within 180 days

  • 55. 
    If a conductor previously qualified on main track physical characteristics but that particular qualification has expired, he or she:
    • A. 

      May be assisted by any person who meets the territorial qualification requirements

    • B. 

      Must be assisted by another conductor who meets the requirements

    • C. 

      Must be assisted by another conductor who is not a member of the crew

    • D. 

      Must attend remedial training at Amtrak's Training Center

  • 56. 
    When must exiting Amtrak conductors who were in the position prior to January 1, 2012 receive their certification card?
    • A. 

      June 1, 2012

    • B. 

      September 1, 2012

    • C. 

      November 1, 2012

    • D. 

      January 1, 2012

  • 57. 
    How often must unannounced operational performance compliance tests be performed for each conductor?
    • A. 

      Once per calendar year

    • B. 

      Twice per calendar year

    • C. 

      Once every three years

    • D. 

      As often as necessary

  • 58. 
    If a petition is submitted for a compliance waiver, while awaiting the Administrator to make a decision:
    • A. 

      The conductor may remain out of compliance until the petition has been ruled upon

    • B. 

      The conductor is still responsible for compliance with the requirement being petitioned

    • C. 

      The conductor must cease all work as a conductor until the petition is granted

    • D. 

      None of the above are correct

  • 59. 
    If certification is DENIED, Amtrak must notify the individual in writing within _______ of the decision.
    • A. 

      2 days

    • B. 

      10 days

    • C. 

      14 days

    • D. 

      30 days

  • 60. 
    What size will the conductor certificate be?
    • A. 

      Wallet sized

    • B. 

      8 1/2" x 11" framed

    • C. 

      Any size Amtrak provides, as long as it contains all required information

    • D. 

      8 1/2" x 11" unframed

  • 61. 
    Anytime spent in suspension prior to a hearing:
    • A. 

      Will not count toward the revocation period if the determination is to deny/revoke certification

    • B. 

      Will count toward the revocation period if the determination is to deny/revoke certification

    • C. 

      Will count if the person signs a waiver

    • D. 

      Will not count if the person signs a waiver

  • 62. 
    If Amtrak becomes aware that an individual has an active substance abuse disorder, his or her certificate will be denied:
    • A. 

      Immediately

    • B. 

      Only after the supervisor has been informed

    • C. 

      After a review panel meets

    • D. 

      Within 30 days

  • 63. 
    Conductors must only successfully pass knowledge testing of Federal Railroad safety laws and regulations.  They are not required to know Amtrak rules specific to compliance with those laws.
    • A. 

      Because, this is the Federal Law

    • B. 

      The conductor only needs to know Amtrak Rules

    • C. 

      The conductor only needs to know Federal Railroad Safety Laws

    • D. 

      Both B and C are correct

  • 64. 
    How long, from the date of decision, must Amtrak retain all certification records?
    • A. 

      One year

    • B. 

      Three years

    • C. 

      Six years

    • D. 

      Ten years

  • 65. 
    If an individual believes Amtrak acted improperly in denying certification or recertification he or she may submit a petition, but it must be submitted in writing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      True but it must be submitted within 30 days

    • D. 

      True but it must be submitted within 90 days

  • 66. 
    What is 49 CFR, Part 242?
    • A. 

      Amtrak's new conductor certification program

    • B. 

      A federal regulation outlining the minimum Federal safety standards for conductors

    • C. 

      A new transportation policy for the general railroad system territorial expansion

    • D. 

      A federal regulation outlining the minimum Federal safety standards for conductors and locomotive engineers

  • 67. 
    If certification is revoked due to drug or alcohol violations, in order to be reinstated the conductor must do the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Receive a positive evaluation from a Substance Abuse Professional

    • B. 

      Provide a written statement outlining his or her personal treatment plan

    • C. 

      Successfully complete a counseling or treatment program

    • D. 

      Undergo urine and breath sample testing

  • 68. 
    How long are temporary replacement certificates valid?
    • A. 

      180 days

    • B. 

      60 days

    • C. 

      30 days

    • D. 

      14 days

  • 69. 
    If a conductor commits an alcohol or drug violation, his or her conductor certification will be revoked for ________?
    • A. 

      4 weeks

    • B. 

      6 months

    • C. 

      9 months

    • D. 

      12 months

  • 70. 
    When completing conductor knowledge training, an individual may not take the test as an open book exam.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      True but only for the questions that are in essay form

    • D. 

      True if the supervisor allows you

  • 71. 
    If an individual lacks territorial qualifications on other than main track physical characteristics and a certified conductor or engineer who meets the requirements is not available:
    • A. 

      An up to date job aid may be provided in place of an assistant

    • B. 

      That individual may not perform the duties of a conductor

    • C. 

      He or she will be required to take the territorial qualification test within one week

    • D. 

      No requirements are necessary on other than main track

  • 72. 
    An assistant is not required when movement is on a section of main track with a less than average grade of less than 1% over 3 continuous miles and maximum authorized speed for any operation on the track does not exceed _______.
    • A. 

      10 MPH

    • B. 

      20 MPH

    • C. 

      30 MPH

    • D. 

      40 MPH

  • 73. 
    If an individual has never obtained a motor vehicle driver's license:
    • A. 

      He or she may not be certified as a conductor

    • B. 

      A motor vehicle drivers license is not required in order to become a certified conductor

    • C. 

      Must have a drivers license for at least 1 year

    • D. 

      None of the above are correct

  • 74. 
    Each year, Amtrak must formally review instances of poor safety conduct by certified conductors for the following reasons, EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      To reduce or eliminate poor safety conduct incidents

    • B. 

      To reduce or eliminate train accidents

    • C. 

      To remove conductors who have been involved in poor safety conductor incidents

    • D. 

      To improve overall railroad safety

  • 75. 
    During the period when certification is revoked can a conductor perform duties for Amtrak?
    • A. 

      Yes, if the person is evaluated by a Railroad Officer and determined to have received adequate remedial training

    • B. 

      Yes, the person successfully completes any mandatory program of training or retraining

    • C. 

      Yes, at least one half of the pertinent period of ineligibility has lapsed

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 76. 
    Will conductors be provided an opportunity to review and comment on their records prior to being denied certification or recertification?
    • A. 

      Yes, a reasonable opportunity will be given to explain or rebut the adverse information in writing prior to denying certification

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Depends on the denial

    • D. 

      Depending on if the denial is for certification or recertification

  • 77. 
    Unless the OCRB extends the petition filing period, all petitions must be filed and received by the OCRB no more than ______ after notification of Amtrak's denial or revocation decision.
    • A. 

      30 days

    • B. 

      60 days

    • C. 

      120 days

    • D. 

      365 days

  • 78. 
    Under what circumstances are some railroad systems not subject to the FRA's regulations?
    • A. 

      They are not part of the general railroad system

    • B. 

      They travel within city limits

    • C. 

      Their main track distance does not exceed one mile

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 79. 
    When evaluation of a conductor's motor vehicle record, Amtrak may not consider information for incidents that occurred more than ______ previously.
    • A. 

      24 months

    • B. 

      36 months

    • C. 

      48 months

    • D. 

      62 months

  • 80. 
    Which of the following must happen immediately after Amtrak is notified that a conductor has committed a violation?
    • A. 

      That person must be called in to meet their supervisor before any action is taken

    • B. 

      That person's certificate will be suspended

    • C. 

      That person will continue to work as a conductor until a hearing is conducted

    • D. 

      That person can not work for the balance of their assignment

  • 81. 
    A hearing will be held within ______ of certification suspension.
    • A. 

      10 days

    • B. 

      14 days

    • C. 

      30 days

    • D. 

      60 days

  • 82. 
    Who has the responsibility to hear disputes concerning certification, recertification or revoked certification?
    • A. 

      Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC)

    • B. 

      Operating Crew Review Board (OCRB)

    • C. 

      Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

    • D. 

      National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

  • 83. 
    Amtrak's rule pertaining to this regulation (49 CFR, Part 242) states that an individual may not perform the duties of a conductor with a blood alcohol level of:
    • A. 

      02%

    • B. 

      04%

    • C. 

      08%

    • D. 

      16%

  • 84. 
    If either party is displeased with the ruling out of the evidentiary hearing, that party may file an appeal with the ______ and the Docket Clerk.
    • A. 

      OCRB

    • B. 

      U.S. Appeals Court

    • C. 

      FRA

    • D. 

      RSAC

  • 85. 
    Conductors must request that his or her state provide Amtrak with their motor vehicle records dating back ______ (note, records prior to January 1, 2012 will not be required):
    • A. 

      1 year

    • B. 

      2 years

    • C. 

      3 years

    • D. 

      5 years

  • 86. 
    If a conductor loses his or her certification card, what is the cost for replacement?
    • A. 

      No cost

    • B. 

      $25

    • C. 

      $30

    • D. 

      No cost the first time, $25 for subsequent replacements

  • 87. 
    If something interferes with an individual's ability to comply with railroad operating rules/practices, he or she:
    • A. 

      Cannot be declared ineligible or have certification denied based on that incident

    • B. 

      Is still responsible for obeying all rules at any time, and will receive the same penalties as any other incident

    • C. 

      Willhave a reduced revocation period

    • D. 

      Will be suspended for a period of 30days

  • 88. 
    What must an individual do to prove he or she has met the hearing and vision acuity requirements?
    • A. 

      Provide documentation from a medical examiner who has determined the guidelines have been met

    • B. 

      Sign a written statement that he or she meets the hearing and vision guidelines

    • C. 

      Take a test performed by a supervisor who will sign off that the guidelines have been met

    • D. 

      A hearing and vision requirement is not necessary

  • 89. 
    Where must an individual's conductor certificate be kept?
    • A. 

      In the conductor's Amtrak personnel file

    • B. 

      In the conductor's personal possession while on duty

    • C. 

      In the conductor's locker at the crew base

    • D. 

      All cards will be held by local supervisor

  • 90. 
    To determine eligibility for certification, Amtrak will review motor vehicle records for:
    • A. 

      Number of at fault driving accidents on record

    • B. 

      Incidents of operating under the influence of alcohol/controlled substances

    • C. 

      Refusing a controlled substance/alcohol test required by law enforcement

    • D. 

      Both B and C are correct

  • 91. 
    If a conductor sees a Drug and Alcohol Counselor (DAC), the counselor may request:
    • A. 

      Any previous Drug and Alcohol records of prior counseling or treatment

    • B. 

      May request any railroad service records

    • C. 

      The conductor to attend any needed aftercare and/or follow-up testing for alcohol or drugs

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 92. 
    Can Amtrak adopt and enforce additional requirements beyond those outlined in 49 CFR, Part 242?
    • A. 

      No, 49 CFR, Part 242 is a federal regulation

    • B. 

      49 CFR, Part 242 allows Amtrak to adopt and enforce more stringent requirements

    • C. 

      49 CFR, Part 242 does not allow Amtrak to adopt and enforce more stringent requirements

    • D. 

      Only in certain situations

  • 93. 
    Prior to beginning work or when conditions change, all train and engine crews must:
    • A. 

      Notify the Trainmaster

    • B. 

      Call the Yardmaster

    • C. 

      Participate in a Job Briefing

    • D. 

      Discuss the extra board jobs

  • 94. 
    Which of the following is the Conductor responsible for:
    • A. 

      The safety of the passengers

    • B. 

      The safety instruction and the safe performance of employees

    • C. 

      Continuously supervise work involving unusual hazards

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 95. 
    Which of the following types of footwear are acceptable personal protective equipment?
    • A. 

      Sandals, canvas, loafers, and open toe style shoes

    • B. 

      Footwear with loose, thin, cracked, ripple, wedge or platform shoes

    • C. 

      Footwear of sturdy construction, with a defined heel and of proper height

    • D. 

      Footwear not completely buckled, zipped or laced, or with laces dangling far enough to become a tripping hazard

  • 96. 
    Which of the following circumstances requires the use of approved safety glasses?
    • A. 

      Yard, work, wreck, wire train service

    • B. 

      While spotting trains for stops

    • C. 

      Departing station and observing platforms

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 97. 
    When walking or standing expect equipment to move:
    • A. 

      At any time in any direction

    • B. 

      Only with the current of traffic

    • C. 

      In any direction, but only when switching work is being performed

    • D. 

      At any time, but only when switching work is being performed

  • 98. 
    Keep as far as possible from passing equipment:
    • A. 

      Stop and stay in the clear of moving equipment

    • B. 

      In a confined space in a switching area or tunnel stop and maintain a braced position

    • C. 

      Stay clear of moving equipment in station and other such places

    • D. 

      All above answers are correct

  • 99. 
    When getting on or off of standing equipment, employees must:
    • A. 

      Mount or dismount away from main or live track when practicable

    • B. 

      Use only handholds, ladders, steps or other part designated and placed for the purpose

    • C. 

      Always dismount from equipment to equipment without stepping on the ground

    • D. 

      Both A and B are correct

  • 100. 
    At what speed are employees allowed to get off or on moving equipment?
    • A. 

      3 MPH

    • B. 

      5 MPH

    • C. 

      10 MPH

    • D. 

      Employees are prohibited from getting on or off moving equipment except in an emergency

  • 101. 
    When chocking equipment employee must:
    • A. 

      Be sure equipment has stopped

    • B. 

      Be sure hand brakes have been set to hold

    • C. 

      Be sure chock does not extend beyond the side of equipment

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 102. 
    Train and Engine Service employees with less that one year of service wear what color armband while performing service?
    • A. 

      Orange

    • B. 

      Red

    • C. 

      Pink

    • D. 

      Yellow

  • 103. 
    If necessary to foul, go under, or between standing equipment for any purpose:
    • A. 

      The employee must request three-point protection

    • B. 

      The request must be made over the radio unless the request is made by face to face verbal communication

    • C. 

      If necessary, employee must apply hand brakes, chocks, or skates to standing equipment to ensure the equipment does not move

    • D. 

      All of the above answers are correct

  • 104. 
    How must three-point protection be confirmed to the requesting employee prior to fouling, going under or between standing equipment?
    • A. 

      Hand signals

    • B. 

      Radio communication

    • C. 

      Face to face verbal communication

    • D. 

      Both B and C are correct

  • 105. 
    While coupling equipment, when are employees allowed to occupy the space between locomotives and cars moving toward eachother?
    • A. 

      Employees are prohibited from occupying the space between moving locomotives or cars to be coupled

    • B. 

      When adjusting the drawbar for proper coupling

    • C. 

      When opening the knuckle on the locomotive

    • D. 

      Both B and C are correct

  • 106. 
    Which of the following is true when making adjustments to knuckles or drawbars?
    • A. 

      Adjustments may be made by kicking equipment with foot

    • B. 

      Keep all parts of your body clear of pinch points

    • C. 

      Maintain firm footing and handhold, guarding against stumbling or falling

    • D. 

      Both B and C are correct

  • 107. 
    When uncoupling equipment which has air hoses coupled, which of the following are true?
    • A. 

      Turn head away from uncoupling to avoid flying particles caused by air hoses

    • B. 

      Position yourself far enough away from uncoupling to avoid being struck by air hoses as a result of their parting

    • C. 

      Both A and B are correct

    • D. 

      None of the above are correct

  • 108. 
    When coupling air hoses you must:
    • A. 

      Place one foot in gauge of the track and assume a firm stance that will enable you to step clear quickly in the event of an unexpected movement

    • B. 

      Grasp air hose nearest to you firmly behind its head and bend it upward, pull the hose farthest away toward the bent hose

    • C. 

      Determine that air hose gaskets are in suitable condition, match the heads into opposite contoured slots, push downward and be sure the heads are sealed

    • D. 

      All of the above answers are correct

  • 109. 
    When a conductor is working on or about 480 volt head end power or supply are all electrical cables between locomotives and cars considered ENERGIZED when coupled to locomotives, power car, or standby power supply?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Only in inclement weather

    • D. 

      Only when the train is under flag protection

  • 110. 
    When operating hand brakes employees must:
    • A. 

      Familiarize themselves with various types of hand brakes, inspect brake wheel, pawl, ratchet and chain

    • B. 

      Take a position appropriate for the type of hand brake to be operated, make sure such position provides secure footing and handhold

    • C. 

      Employee must always be alert and protect themselves from spinning or sudden movement of brake wheel

    • D. 

      All of the above answers are correct

  • 111. 
    Before and after operating a switch, center locking device or other such device, employee must:
    • A. 

      Look in both directions for moving equipment, assure that switch and connecting rod are free of obstruction

    • B. 

      Face the switch and maintain a braced position, always remember that a switch may be under tension and could fly up and hit you when you release it

    • C. 

      When operating any switch, be sure the diverting switch point fits up properly before authorizing train movement over it

    • D. 

      All the above answers are correct

  • 112. 
    When handling a trap door, which of the following statements is NOT true?
    • A. 

      Place feet firmly and maintain braced position and keep fingers clear of latch and other pinch points

    • B. 

      To open or close, use handle, keeping body clear of movements, release latch with one foot, placing the tip of the other foot slightly over the edge

    • C. 

      You can open trap door while standing on the ground at anytime, as long as the passengers do not interfere

    • D. 

      After opening trap door, wait until train comes to a complete stop before descending stairs

  • 113. 
    What are the five lifesavers of Switching Operations Fatality Analysis (SOFA)?
    • A. 

      Discuss safety matters and work to be performed, communicate before action is taken, protect against moving equipment

    • B. 

      Secure equipment before action is taken and mentor less experienced employees

    • C. 

      Employees sign register, discuss previous work day, talk with engineer about stops, secure your grip and work together as a team

    • D. 

      Both A and B are correct

  • 114. 
    Under what condition may an employee ride on the uncoupling lever, drawbar or knuckle?
    • A. 

      When close clearance prevents employee from riding at other locations

    • B. 

      Employees are prohibited from riding the uncoupling lever, drawbar or knuckle

    • C. 

      At any time as long as all crew members have participated in a job briefing

    • D. 

      When employee is on the trailing end of equipment

  • 115. 
    Is a failure to perform or have knowledge that a required Brake Test was performed, a revocable event for a Passenger Conductor, under 49 CFR Part 242?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      No, only for the engineer

    • D. 

      No, only for a mechanical employee

  • 116. 
    Which of the following individuals are qualified to perform a Class I Brake test?
    • A. 

      Passenger Conductor

    • B. 

      Qualified Maintenance Person (QMP)

    • C. 

      Locomotive Engineer

    • D. 

      Qualified Person (QP)

  • 117. 
    When must a running brake test be performed?
    • A. 

      After leaving initial terminal

    • B. 

      After striking debris on tracks

    • C. 

      After standing brake test has been made

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 118. 
    How often is periodic training required for 49 CFR Part 239 (Emergency Preparedness)?
    • A. 

      Annually

    • B. 

      Every two years

    • C. 

      Every three years

    • D. 

      Only in new hire training

  • 119. 
    What Federal Regulation regulates the Hours of Service Law?
    • A. 

      Part 218

    • B. 

      Part 220

    • C. 

      Part 228

    • D. 

      Part 242