Movement Of Trains And Engines Quiz - 35 Questions

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Movement Of Trains And Engines Quiz - 35 Questions


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  • 1. 
    Today you will be operating a manifest train that averages over 90 tons per car/platform.  Upon review of your track bulletins, you are advised that a Level 2 heat restriction will begin at 11:00 and end at 18:00 hours.  At what speed may the train operate?   Rule SSI 2-D
    • A. 

      40 MPH

    • B. 

      50MPH

    • C. 

      No Additional Restrictions

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Immediately begin to reduce speed using train handling techniques to minimize in-train forces. Stop the train once the train has cleared the detector.

    • B. 

      Stop the train at once and inspect for dragging equipment.

    • C. 

      Proceed not exceeding 30 MPH and set indicated car out at next available location, unless a different location is specified by the train dispatcher.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Immediately begin to reduce speed using the train handling techniques to minimize in-train forces. Stop the train once the train has cleared the detector.

    • B. 

      Stop the train at once and inspect for dragging equipment.

    • C. 

      Proceed not exceeding 30 MPH and set indicated car out at next available location, unless a different location is specified by the train dispatcher.

  • 4. 
    You have brought the train to a stop and the conductor prepares to inspect the train for a hot box and or/ dragging equipment.  When any condition exists that will delay or prevent a train from making assigned speed, what must crew members do?   Rule 6.31 /Item 13 F
    • A. 

      Crew members must notify the foreman in charge.

    • B. 

      Crew member must notify the train dispatcher promptly of any condition that will delay or prevent the train from making the usual speed.

    • C. 

      None of the above are correct

  • 5. 
    The detector announces "First hot box, north rail, axle 3-8-7 from head-end of train, Detector Out."  When a walking inspection of the train is required and physical characteristics prevent a complete train inspection, how may the train be moved and at what speed?   Rule 6.29.2 / Item 13 H
    • A. 

      Do not move the train.

    • B. 

      Move the train not exceeding 5 MPH, No further than necessary to make the inspection.

    • C. 

      Move the train not exceeding 5 MPH as far as necessary to make the inspection.

  • 6. 
    Yes or No:May a train be moved to inspect for a hot journal, and what is required if a hot axle is not found at the indicated axle?** SSI Item 13 ** 
    • Train can be moved not to exceed 5 MPH
    • Train is not a Key Train
    • Train is not operating on rails with concrete ties
    • Indicate axle will not pass over switch
    • It is not the second Hot Box Detector Activation on the same car
    • Visual observation, no smoke, flame or abnormal amount of dust
    • Train does not require excessive power to continue movement, check 20 wheels ahead and behind
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 7. 
    Yes or No:There are no approaching trains on the adjacent track in either direction and in order to complete the inspection, the conductor will need to inspect between adjacent tracks. It will only take a couple minutes; IS Track Breach Protection necessary?   SSI Item 12 / Glossary  
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    If a hot axle is not found after a complete inspection, what action is required if operating a KEY Train?                 **SSI Item 13** 
    • A. 

      Proceed not exceeding 30 MPH. Within 30 miles of the detector, the train must pass other detectors that checks for any of the same defects.

    • B. 

      If KEY train moved at 10 MPH or above over the detector, the train may continue without stopping at 5 MPH.

    • C. 

      Set out any car in a KEY train that experiences a hot box detector actuation that cannot be corrected, even if the overheated journal cannot be found on that car.

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      40 MPH

    • B. 

      50 MPH

    • C. 

      60 MPH

  • 10. 
    True or False:The conductor wants you to back-up on the main track.  It is permissible to back-up and pick up a crew member if a job brief is done with the dispatcher?   Rule 6.6
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    You are approaching an intermediate signal displaying a red aspect, how must you proceed?   Rule 6.27 / 9.2.14
    • A. 

      Proceed at a speed that allows stopping within half the range of vision.

    • B. 

      Stop before any part of the train or engine passes the signal.

    • C. 

      Proceed not exceeding 20 MPH.

  • 12. 
    Continuing with the previous question, after passing the signal, you and the conductor both notice a broken rail ahead of your train about 4 cars away.  What actions will you take?   Rule 6.21.1
    • A. 

      Stop

    • B. 

      Stop, notify dispatcher

    • C. 

      Stop, notify dispatcher and provide protection if necessary

  • 13. 
    In response to the broken rail, you have stopped your train short of a public crossing but have activated the automatic warning devices.  What is required when a train has stopped within the required distance of 250 feet next to an adjacent track?   Rule 6.32.3
    • A. 

      When practical position an employee on the ground

    • B. 

      Warn traffic against movements approaching

    • C. 

      When practical position an employee on the ground to warn traffic against movements approaching in adjacent track and notify dispatcher.

  • 14. 
    True or False:A supervisor from track department has contacted your train and wants to establish working limits. When working limits are established the engineer may make further movements only as permitted by EIC?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The track foreman has requested that you "cut the crossing" in order for them to repair the broken rail.  When there is an adjacent track, except in the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Arkansas, and Louisiana avoid leaving cars less than ________ from a crossing that has an adjacent track.   Rule 6.32.4
    • A. 

      250 ft.

    • B. 

      330 ft.

    • C. 

      500 ft.

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      The engineer

    • B. 

      The dispatcher

    • C. 

      UPRR police

  • 17. 
    The dispatcher transmits a Mandatory Directive to your train for a "XC" crossing procedure between MP 256.3 and 256.6.  What is the purpose of an "XC" crossing protection and how will you approach this location?Rule SSI 10-A
    • A. 

      Train may proceed over crossing.

    • B. 

      Train may proceed over crossing not exceeding 15 MPH. When the leading wheels occupy the crossing train may proceed at max speed.

    • C. 

      May proceed over over crossing exceeding 15 MPH.

  • 18. 
    You have been instructed to couple your train back together.  When making a return movement back to equipment that has been left on the main track, at what speed can a return movement be made when shoving cars?** Rule 6.20 ** 
    • A. 

      Restricted speed

    • B. 

      20 MPH

    • C. 

      No speed restriction

  • 19. 
    After coupling to the equiptment, the dispatcher transmits an "XH" procedure to your train for a crossing at MP 214.7. You will handle your train as you approach the crossing MP 214.7 as below?   Rule 6.32.2 / SSI 10-A                   True or FalseProcedure#1: Unless otherwise instructed by signal employee in charge, train must stop before occupying crossing, crew member must be on the ground at crossing to warn highway traffic, the train may proceed over crossing on signal from that crew member. When leading end of movement completely occupies crossing, proceed at normal speed.Procedure#2: Unless instructed by signal employee in charge, train must approach road crossing prepared to stop before entering crossing.  If automatic warning devices are not working properly comply with procedure #1.
    • The device are seen working OR
    Instructed by the train dispatcher or track bulletin to proceed at 15 mph.When lead end of movement completely occupies the crossing, proceed at normal speed. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Your train passes the Asarco Industrial lead that is designated as FRA Excepted Track in your timetable.  It is permissible to transport hazardous material on FRA Excepted Track, and if so at what speed?Rule VII Train Operation / SSI Item #2 / 6.12
    • A. 

      Maximum speed must not exceed 10 MPH.

    • B. 

      No movement will be operated that contains more than five placarded Hazardous Material cars on any track designated as "FRA Excepted track."

    • C. 

      Both the above are correct

  • 21. 
    At MP 213.7, your train experiences an undesired emergency brake application of the train brakes at 22 MPH and no harsh slack action occured.  The air pressure at the rear of the train is not coming up at the rear of the train, so the conductor begins to walk back to inspect the train.  The conductor finds the air hose seperated between the rear locomotive and the first car.  Aftre re-coupling the hoses, pressure is beginning to build at the rear of the train (the train is an intermodal train with 4,925 trailing tons).  Will a complete inspection of the train be necessary?Rule 6.23 / SSI 10-A
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    True or False:  Listed below are three things a crew will do when a train they are operating is stopped by an emergency brake application and how must a train approach a location when advised by the dispatcher that a train is in emergency on an adjacent track:   Rule 6.23
    1. Warn other trains by radio, stating the exact location and status of the train and repeat as necessary.
    2. Place lighted fusees as necessary
    3. Notify the train dispatcher or control operator and when possible foreign lines railroads if necessary.
    • Proceed at restricted speed and stop short of any portion of the stopped train fowling their track.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    You have been notified that there is an Amtrak passenger train stopped on the main.  What are two safeguards that must be taken before a train or engine can pass between a passenger train receiving or discharging passengers and the station platform?   Rule 6.30
    • A. 

      Communicate with the train dispatcher to determine whether any trains are approaching between the train and the station platform.

    • B. 

      Do not make the station stop until assured that trains will not pass between the train and the station platform

    • C. 

      Both above answers are correct

  • 24. 
    While continuing through Yard Limits, a roll by inspection informs you that a car has a sliding wheel.  Who must inspect passing trains, and from what location? ** Rule 6.29.1 **
    • A. 

      All employees

    • B. 

      The trainman's inspection will be made from the ground if there is a safe location. When stopped on an outside track or in two main track territory, the crew member must detrain on the field side.

    • C. 

      Both answers are correct.

  • 25. 
    Your conductor inspects the car and informs  the dispatcher of a 3 inch flat spot.  The car (or engine) should not be moved faster than _________?   Rule 1.34 /1.47 A
    • A. 

      10 MPH

    • B. 

      Notify the dispatcher and engineer of the restricted equiptment

    • C. 

      All of the above

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      5 MPH

    • B. 

      10 MPH

    • C. 

      15 MPH

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

  • 28. 
    You have been instructed to set-out the bad order car in a spur track about 1/2 mile behind your train.  The conductor radios you with information to begin shoving the bad order car.  True or False The below information should be included when making a shoving movement:    ** Rule 6.5  **
    • Job briefing
    • Distance and direction to travel
    • How point will be protected
    • Switches / derailer lined properly
    • No flags
    • Car count
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    It will be necessary to shove the entire train beyond an intermediate signal on the main track to set the bad order car out.  Will it be necessary to obtain permission from the dispatcher to make a reverse movement inside Yard Limits?** Rule 6.4 / 6.13 **
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No, Yard Limits

  • 30. 
    Your conductor provides bad-order car information to the dispatcher and also informs that the train is again ready to continue.  The train dispatcher responds and advises you about a thunder storm warning ahead and issues a "FF" ahead of your train.  How must the train proceed?    Rule 6.21 / 6.21.2
    • A. 

      Prepare to stop at bridges and culverts

    • B. 

      Prepare to stop at any other potentially hazardous points

    • C. 

      Both above answers are correct

  • 31. 
    You hear an emergency call over the radio by a train that is approximately 12 miles ahead of your train.  They radio that there is water above the rail.  When may a train proceed where there is over 3" of water above the rail and at what speed?   Rule 6.21.2
    • A. 

      When authorized by dispatcher

    • B. 

      Operate engines at 5 MPH or less when water is above the top of the rail. If water is more than 3 inches above the top of the rail, a mechanical department supervisor must authorize the movement.

    • C. 

      It should not proceed

  • 32. 
    The dispatcher has stopped your train at CPT 232 where another train may be met or passed.  How far from the signal must movement be stopped when train length permits?   Rule 6.8
    • A. 

      400 feet

    • B. 

      2,500 feet

    • C. 

      3,000 feet

  • 33. 
    Your train is now going to be detoured over a foreign railroad due to flooding ahead.  Unless otherwise approved by a manager of the foreign railroad, who will operate the train?   Rule 1.42
    • A. 

      When trains are detoured over another railroad, the engineer of the detoured train will operate the engine, unless otherwise approved by a manager of the railroad the train is being detoured over

    • B. 

      The pilot will inform the engineer of speed restrictions, signals, sidings, etc. to make sure the train detours over the railroad safely.

    • C. 

      Both above answers are correct

  • 34. 
    Yes or No:  Your crew will consist of three employees (the conductor, engineer, and a pilot from the foreign railroad). Will it be okay for the conductor to ride in a trailing unit of the locomotive consist?   Rule 1.30
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 35. 
    While operating on the foreign railroad, you encounter a fixed signal with a number plate displaying a red aspect.  How will your movement be governed when operating on foreign railroads?      Rule 1.14 / Item 14
    • A. 

      Safety rules, air brake and train handling rules and hazardous materials instructions of the railroad they are employed by.

    • B. 

      The operating rules, timetable and special instructions of the railroad they are operating on.

    • C. 

      Both answers are correct