Letp 14-1 Norac Cab Signal System

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The Northeast Operating Rules Advisory Committee (NORAC) cab signal system quiz below dives deeper into the analysis of the train transport knowledge. How much do you know? Take up the challenge below and see how much.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Cab Signal System (CSS) Rules apply where designated by:
    • A. 

      Timetable

    • B. 

      Bulletin Order

    • C. 

      DCS

  • 2. 
    The CCS is interconnected with the fixed signal system to provide the engineer with continuous information on the occupancy and /or condition of the track ahead.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Train not equipped with Cab Signal Apparatus.  Movement of a train not equipped with cab signal apparatus is prohibited except when authorized by the timetable. Movements authorized by Timetable will: Notify the Dispatcher before entering equipped territory AND be governed by fixed signal indication, observing Restricted Speed unless the Dispatcher authorizes Rule 556 (Criteria for Determining Cab Signal Apparatus Failure)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The cab signal apparatus on the leading end of the first engine or control car of each train must be teated and confirmed operational within ____ before the engine or control car leaves its initial terminal.
    • A. 

      24 Hours

    • B. 

      The last calendar day

    • C. 

      The current calendar day

    • D. 

      The last three days

  • 5. 
    The employee performing the cab signal test must leave a signed copy in the cab of the locomotive.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    When the cab signal apparatus is de-energized after the departure test has been made it need not be re-tested again before re-entering equipped territory.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    After taking charge of an engine, the engineer must assure himself that the cab signal apparatus is energized and that the audible indicator is working properly.  The Engineer must not enter equipped territory if the audible indicator fails to sound and he must communicate with the dispatcher and advise him of the situation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    If necessary en route to operate from an equipped unit that had not been given a departure test, the cab signals MUST be considered inoperative. Rule 554 (Movement with Inoperative Cab Signals, Speed Control, or Automatic Train Stop) MUST be observed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      The equipment is in Turnaround Service

    • B. 

      The Equipment has had a satisfactory Cab Signal test in the last 24 hours

    • C. 

      No mechanical forces are on duty at the turnaround point to repair the equipment

    • D. 

      The train may not leave the terminal

  • 10. 
    The cab signal should conform to each fixed signal within ___ seconds after a train enters a block. If the fixed signal does not not conform the cab signal the ______ will govern through the block.
    • A. 

      6 / more restrictive indication

    • B. 

      12 / more restrictive indication

    • C. 

      6 / fixed signal

    • D. 

      12 / fixed signal

  • 11. 
    When the Cab Signal Indication and Fixed Signal Indication do not conform, the Engineer must notify the Dispatcher  as soon as possible without delay to the train. The Engineer must give the location and track on which the nonconformity occurred.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    If the Cab Signal conforms to the Wayside Signal, the Cab Signal will govern.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    If conformity cannot be determined due to absent or imperfectly displayed fixed signal the provisions of rule 242 apply (Absent or imperfectly displayed signals) The Cab Signal indication will govern movement only after the entire train has run one train length or 500 feet, whichever distance is greater.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    If the Cab Signal changes between fixed signals the Cab Signal will govern subject to the following restrictions. (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      When the Cab Signal aspect changes to Restricting between Fixed Signals, the Engineer must immediately reduce to Restricted Speed.

    • B. 

      If an Interlocking Signal requires Medium Speed and the Cab Signal is more favorable, the train must run its length or 500 feet.

    • C. 

      If the Signal changes from Restricting to more favorable the speed must not be increased until the train has run its length or 500 feet.

    • D. 

      If the Cab Signal changes from Clear to Approach between fixed signals, trains must immediately begin reduction to limited speed and must approach the next fixed signal at medium speed, unless that signal has a more favorable aspect.

  • 15. 
    If the Cab Signal does not conform to the Fixed Signal at the entrance of a block the fixed signal will apply.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    If the Cab Signal, Speed Control or Automatic Train Stop fails before leaving the initial terminal the equipment may only be taken with the permission of the Dispatcher.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    If the Cab Signal fails en route the Engineer must take the following actions. (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Operate according to Fixed and Cab Signal Operation if operable. Do not exceed 40 MPH unless Dispatcher authorizes rule 556. (Dispatchers Authorization for Movement)

    • B. 

      Pass no signal requiring a Stop and Proceed unless authorized by the Dispatcher.

    • C. 

      Notify the Dispatcher without delay to the train.

    • D. 

      Consider failed apparatus as inoperative until repaired or tested and found to be functioning properly.

    • E. 

      The dispatcher will provide a Form D for movement.

  • 18. 
    In an emergency the Dispatcher may authorize movement into an occupied block.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The Cab Signals will be considered as having failed if any of the following conditions occur. (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      The audible indicator fails to sound

    • B. 

      The Audible indicator continues to sound even though it was acknowledged

    • C. 

      The cab signal failed to 2 fixed signal locations in succession

    • D. 

      The fixed signal being approached is imperfectly displayed.

    • E. 

      Damage or fault occurs to any part of the Cab Signal Apparatus

    • F. 

      When approaching a fixed signal displaying Approach or more favorable aspect in CSS territory without fixed automatic block signals, the can signal displays an aspect more favorable than approach.

    • G. 

      When approaching a fixed signal displaying Slow Clear, Slow Approach Stop and Proceed or restricting, the Cab Signal displays restricting and fails to conform after passing the fixed signal.

  • 20. 
    The engineer must verbally report flips, failures, non-conformities and other unusual occurrences of the CSS apparatus to the Dispatcher.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Cab Signals will not indicate conditions ahead when the engine is moving against traffic, pushing cars or running backward without cab signal apparatus.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    In territory where cab signals are used without fixed automatic signals
    • A. 

      I have NO idea what this rule means at all

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 23. 
    When the Cab Signal does not conform to the fixed signal the Engineer must immediately stop the train.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False