Letp 14-1 Norac Protection Of Trains (rules 130-137c)

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Letp 14-1 Norac Protection Of Trains (rules 130-137c)

NORAC Protection of trains NOTE: 135 to 137e not yet completed 


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Three steps are followed to provide flag protection against approaching trains on adjacent tracks. Select the correct answers.
    • A. 

      After lighting the fuse go back to the equipment and wait

    • B. 

      Display a lighted fuse if they see or hear a train approaching

    • C. 

      Give a stop signal to approaching trains that may be affected

    • D. 

      Go out at least the table prescribed in 130a

  • 2. 
    If an event occurs that would interfere with safe passage of a train an employee must immediately flag the train.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    If work involves on-track equipment that will disturb the track or catenary structure, what is the authorization to preform the work?
    • A. 

      Form D line 5

    • B. 

      Form D line 4 or line 5

    • C. 

      Form D line 5

    • D. 

      Form D line 4 or line 13

  • 4. 
    If work on a track will not affect the track or catenary structure, what authorization is required?
    • A. 

      Form D line 4 or 13

    • B. 

      Form D line 5

    • C. 

      The dispatcher may verbally authorize foul time

    • D. 

      Form D line 13

  • 5. 
    A form D line 13 may be used in lieu or a Form D line 4 to delineate areas of track.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Whenever a Form D line 4 or line 13 is issued to remove a track from service, the following procedures will apply. The dispatcher must not issue a Form D line 4 until. (Select all that apply)
    • A. 

      An approach sign, stop sign and a resume speed sign is properly placed.

    • B. 

      The affected track is clear of movements not part of the work group.

    • C. 

      Blocking devices have been applied to the controls of switches

    • D. 

      Controlled signals leading to the track are in stop position

  • 7. 
    A Form D must be issued to ______ for movement into an out of service track. (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      The Conductor and Engineer

    • B. 

      The employee requesting use of the track

    • C. 

      The operators controlling the entrance to the track

    • D. 

      The dispatcher

  • 8. 
    When a Form D line 4 or 13 is displayed for movement leading to an out of service track, to enter the area a proceed signal is required.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Each out of service limits must be defined by one of the physical features. (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      A whole mile post

    • B. 

      A fraction of a mile

    • C. 

      A station or other physical characteristic location

    • D. 

      A track barricade or flagman at a designated location

    • E. 

      A diverging limits sign

  • 10. 
    Select the rules that apply within the out of service limits
    • A. 

      ABS

    • B. 

      CSS

    • C. 

      DCS

    • D. 

      INTERLOCKING RULES

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Movements within the out of service limits must operate at:
    • A. 

      Slow Speed

    • B. 

      30 MPH

    • C. 

      Restricted Speed

    • D. 

      The employee in charge sets the speed

  • 12. 
    A train may not reverse direction within the out of service limits unless permission is granted from _______ and the movements must be made at ____________.
    • A. 

      The dispatcher / restricted speed

    • B. 

      The dispatcher / 30 MPH

    • C. 

      The employee in charge / 30 MPH

    • D. 

      The employee in charge / restricted speed

  • 13. 
    The person in charge of additional equipment has received permission from the employee in charge of the out of service limits. The employee in charge must show or read his copy of the Form D line 4 or 13 to the person in charge of the additional equipment unless has permission from the dispatcher.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    If movement TO the out-of-service limits will involve passing a stop signal the dispatcher will authorize movement according to rule 241.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    When a track is returned to service, the employee in charge of the out of service limits must notify the dispatcher or any restrictions AND he must ascertain that all trains and track cars are clear of the track.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    In ABS territory, when a portion of track between interlocking's CP's or TBS's is removed from service movements must be made as follows. (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Movements in the direction of the OOS track must be notified my Bulletin Order

    • B. 

      Movements in the direction of the OOS track must be notified by a Form D line 5 or 13

    • C. 

      Movements in the direction of the OOS track must be notified by the Disptacher

    • D. 

      Movements in the direction of the OOS track must be notified by a Form D line 4 or 13

  • 17. 
    Movements operating in the OOS portion of the track must not enter the In-service portion without permission of the Employee in Charge.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      The fouling point of the switch listed on the Form D line 5

    • B. 

      Whole mile post or Station

    • C. 

      The Approach sign and the Resume Working limits Sign

    • D. 

      A whole mile post or other physical location

  • 19. 
    A Form D line 5 must be issued to (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      The employee requesting to obstruct the track.

    • B. 

      Operators controlling switched within the working limits.

    • C. 

      The train approaching the working limits.

    • D. 

      Trains approaching the obstructed track.