49 CFR: Conductor Certification Test! Hardest Trivia Quiz

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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. 
    What is a light locomotive consist?
    • 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