Switching Movements Quiz - 21 Questions

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Switching Movements Quiz - 21 Questions


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  • 1. 
    The conductor will be using the radio and other equipment to provide signals and is checking to ensure they are in good condition and ready to use.  It is necessary to test the radio and below is a list of how the test is made.  Rule 2.1True or False
    • Listen long enough to make sure the channel is not being used
    • Give the required identification
    • Do not proceed with further transmission until acknowledgement is received
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    In regards to signals, which of the following is true?   Rule 2.6 / 5.2.1
    • A. 

      Employees must always be on the lookout and comply with the intent of the signal(s).

    • B. 

      Employees must not act on any signal that they do not understand or that may be intended for other trains or engines.

    • C. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    You will be operating an engine through the yard to pick-up the 14 loaded hopper cars in track 004.  Unless approaching a public crossing at grade, how should the headlight be displayed while moving through the yard?Rule 5.9.1 / 5.9.4
    • A. 

      Dim

    • B. 

      Bright

    • C. 

      Off

  • 4. 
    The fourteen loaded hoppers you need are buried behind 45 loaded hoppers.  If you are unsure engine brakes alone will safely handle the cars, you should: Charge the braking system and lace air hose on sufficient number of cars to control movements?Rule 7.11
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 5. 
    True or False :When making a crossover movement BOTH switches of a crossover shall be properly lined before equipment begins a crossover movement.   Rule 8.12
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    To get to Kellogg's industry, you will not be operating on the main track or other signaled territory.  Your speed will be governed while operating on yard tracks by moving at a speed that allows you to stop within half the range of vision.  Yes or No:Rule 6.28 / SSI 2
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 7. 
    You have stopped the train and your conductor is in position to protect a public road crossing and gives you a lantern signal to proceed forward.  Would it be correct to dim the headlight with the conductor in position to protect the public crossing?  Yes or No:    SSI 22 / 5.9
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    You are now stopped at a rigid type switch (a spur track for Kellogg's industry) that is lined against you.  When a rigid switch is run through (or partially run through), what must be done?    Rule 8.15 / 8.16
    • A. 

      Must be protected by spiking the switch, unless a trackman or other employee takes charge.

    • B. 

      If the run has run through the switches continue through the switch completely and Do Not change direction, until it has been spiked or repaired.

    • C. 

      Both above are correct

  • 9. 
    After lining the switch and pulling ahead, you are now in position to shove the 14 cars into the Kellogg's spur track.  How must this movement be made?   Rule 7.12
    • A. 

      Stop movement 150 feet from the end of the track.

    • B. 

      Apply hand brakes, when necessary, to control slack.

    • C. 

      Have a crew member precede any further movement when it can be done safely.

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 10. 
    As part of the job briefing, you discuss a derail that is located on the spur track.  What distance must a train or engine stop short of a derail in the derailing position, and when may movement continue?   Rule 8.20 
    • A. 

      A train or engine moving on or entering tracks where fixed derails are located, must stop at least 100 feet from derail in derailing position.

    • B. 

      Movement must not continue until the derail is placed in the non-derailing position.

    • C. 

      Both above are correct

  • 11. 
    The conductor has lined the switch for the spur track and gives you a lantern signal to begin a shoving movement. After shoving about 5 cars, the conductor's lantern disappears from your vision.  You must STOP  immediately?Rule 5.3.3 True or False 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    During switching operations, the radio or other means of voice communication may be used when using hand signals is not practical.    Rule 5.3.6
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The STOP signal is the only hand signal the engineer will accept once the crew has determined the move will be made using the radio.   Rule 5.3.6True or False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Your conductor radios you to continue shoving "4 cars" into industrial spur track.  When using the radio to make a shoving movement, what information must be included?   ** Rule 6.5 ** 
    • A. 

      Who will protect the shove and how point will be protected

    • B. 

      What track you are shoving

    • C. 

      Switches and derails are properly lined.

    • D. 

      All above are correct

  • 15. 
    In regards to the previous question, what action will you take if no additional radio instructions are provided?** Rule 6.5 ** 
    • A. 

      Stop half the distance given

    • B. 

      Make an educated guess

    • C. 

      Read between the lines

  • 16. 
    The conductor attempts to couple to cars in the track but is unsuccessful and the cars have rolled closer to the end of the spur track.  When coupling to engines or equipment, at what speed must coupling be made and what must be checked prior to coupling?    Rule 7.4
    • A. 

      Make couplings at a speed of not more than 4 MPH.

    • B. 

      Verify that the cars or engines are properly secured and can be coupled and moved safely

    • C. 

      Both above are correct

  • 17. 
    When necessary to prevent injury to themselves or others, employees may get on or off moving equipment.Rule 81.4.2
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    It will be necessary to adjust the drawbars.  What distance is required before going between equipment?Rule 81.2.2
    • A. 

      20 feet

    • B. 

      50 feet

    • C. 

      100 feet

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      20 feet

    • B. 

      50 feet

    • C. 

      100 feet

  • 20. 
    The conductor gathers up the five loads, performs the proper air test and you are ready to head back to the yard.  You are stopped approximately 100 ft from a road crossing equipped with automatic warning devices but the gates are not activated.  What precautions must you take as you approach the crossing?  Rule 6.32.2
    • A. 

      Stop for 5 minutes

    • B. 

      Stop before occupying the crossing, after a crew member is on the ground at the crossing to warn highway traffic, proceed over the crossing as directed by that crew member. Then proceed at normal speed.

    • C. 

      Look both ways

  • 21. 
    If possible, a standing train or switching movement must avoid blocking a public crossing longer than?                          ** Rule  6.32.6 **
    • A. 

      10 minutes

    • B. 

      15 minutes

    • C. 

      20 minutes