Gcor Railroad Signals Quiz - 41 Questions

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Gcor Railroad Signals Quiz - 41 Questions

Railroad Signals quiz 2014


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  • 1. 
    What color of flag will be displayed in advance of the speed restrictions shown on track bulletin No. 10885, line 1?   Rule 5.4.2 
    • A. 

      Yellow

    • B. 

      Red

    • C. 

      Green

  • 2. 
    To warn trains of temporary speed restrictions, how far in advance will yellow flags be located?  Rule 5.4.2
    • A. 

      2500 feet

    • B. 

      2 miles

    • C. 

      4 miles

  • 3. 
    On line No. 1 of form A track Bulletin No. 10885, the restriction applies to the Main track? True or False ?  Rule 5.4.1 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      When the rear of the train has reached a point two miles from the end of the restriction.

    • B. 

      When the leading wheels have reached a point 4 miles beyond the yellow flag.

    • C. 

      When rear of train has cleared the limits of the restriction.

  • 5. 
    What color of flag will be displayed at the end of the restriction on Track Bulletin No. 10885, line No. 1?  Rule 5.4.5
    • A. 

      Yellow

    • B. 

      Red

    • C. 

      Green

  • 6. 
    On Track Bulletin No. 10885 line No. 2, under the column headed "FLAG", what does the word "NOT" indicate, and at what time does the restriction end?   Rule 5.4.1 / 15.0
    • A. 

      Flags not displayed

    • B. 

      Tomorrow at 1500

    • C. 

      Both answers are correct.

  • 7. 
    How will this affect Track Bulletin No. 10885?   Rule 15.13
    • A. 

      Show void line #1

    • B. 

      Max speed

    • C. 

      Both answers are correct

  • 8. 
    True or False:  The purpose of Form B Track Bulletin No. 10887 is to protect men or equipment on the track.Rule 15.2
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    True or False: When a rule refers to a "Foreman", it is referring to the employee in charge of work?  Glossary
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    When a track bulletin Form B is in effect, who must attempt to contact the employee in charge to avoid delay and report the train's location and track being used?  Rule 1.47.1 / 15.2
    • A. 

      The dispatcher

    • B. 

      Engineer operating the train

    • C. 

      Conductor or crew member not operating the train

  • 11. 
    Where is the Yellow-red flag displayed for westward trains on Bulletin 10887 line No. 2?   Rule 5.4.3 A
    • A. 

      748

    • B. 

      749.5

    • C. 

      150

  • 12. 
    What color of flag should be placed in advance of the restricted area on Bulletin No. 10887, line 1? Rule 5.4.3
    • A. 

      Yellow

    • B. 

      Red

    • C. 

      Yellow-Red

  • 13. 
    In regards to the previous question, how far in advance should the warning flag be placed? 
    • A. 

      1 Mile

    • B. 

      2 Miles

    • C. 

      3 Miles

  • 14. 
    If unable to contact Foreman Adams, how will you proceed?   Rule 5.4.7
    • A. 

      Stop at the Red flag

    • B. 

      Do NOT proceed unless the employee in charge gives instructions or communication is given by the dispatcher.

    • C. 

      Both answers are correct.

  • 15. 
    The conductor has contacted Foreman Adams, and he transmits the following instructions:"This is Foreman Adams Gang No. 6036 using Track Bulletin No. 10887 Line No. 1 between MP 782.9 and MP 782.  UP 4342 East may pass the red flag at MP 782.9 without stopping at Restricted Speed over." The conductor repeats the instructions to Foreman Adams and he acknowledges the repeat is correct.  How would you proceed through the limits and when may train speed be resumed?   ( LSD)  Rules 6.27 / 15.2
    • A. 

      At restricted speed .

    • B. 

      Until leading wheels reach the end of the Form "B" MP 782.

    • C. 

      Both answers are correct

  • 16. 
    True or False:  The required whistle signal when men or equipment are near the track is  — o   o o ?  ** Rule 5.8.2 ** 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Except in switching movements, when a train or engine is approaching or passing on a main track, employees must not go nearer than _______ feet to any main track switch.  ** Rule 8.7 ** 
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      150

  • 18. 
    You have passed a yellow flag that is not specified in writing.  How will you handle the train you are operating, and when may train speed be resumed?  Rule 5.4.2
    • A. 

      Once the train is 2 miles beyond the yellow flag; 1) Continue moving the train; But at a speed NOT exceeding 10 MPH.

    • B. 

      2) Resume speed only after the rear of train has: A) Passed a green flag or

    • C. 

      B) Travel 4 miles beyond the yellow flag and the train dispatcher has verified no track Bulletin or track Warrant is in effect specify a temporary speed restriction at that location.

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct.

  • 19. 
    At 13:45 hours, the conductor calls out, "Yellow/red flag-Cab Red Zone" at MP 753.  The Form B ended at 13:30 hours.  How will you handle your train?   Rule 5.4.3 
    • A. 

      Prepare to stop

    • B. 

      Yellow-red flag is allowed 1 hr. before and 1 hr. after the specific time

    • C. 

      Call dispatcher

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 20. 
    In regards to the previous question, if no red flag is displayed, how may the train proceed, and when may train speed be resumed?   ** Rule 5.4.3 B ** 
    • A. 

      Move at restricted speed

    • B. 

      Receive instructions from EIC or

    • C. 

      Loading wheels are 4 miles beyond the yellow-red flag and the train dispatcher has verified no bulletins are in effect

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 21. 
    On subdivisions where the maximum speed does not exceed 40 MPH, and it is authorized by special instructions, yellow flags may be displayed without the use of track bulletins, or flagmen.  Where does the protection begin and end in this situation?   ** Rule 5.4.4 ** 
    • A. 

      2 miles beyond flag drop to 10 MPH

    • B. 

      4 miles pass yellow board or pass a green board

    • C. 

      Both answers are correct

  • 22. 
    A train traveling at restricted speed encounters a red light.  How must the train proceed?  Rule 5.3.4
    • A. 

      Stop with good train handling unless informed by the EIC before passing the Red light.

    • B. 

      Call the dispatcher

    • C. 

      Have a job briefing

  • 23. 
    True or False:  A train traveling at maximum authorized speed sees an employee waving an object violently on or near the track.  You should STOP , using good train handling.   Rule 5.4.7 / 5.8.2
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Your train has just passed a permanent speed sign for 10 MPH.  How far in advance is an arrow-shaped permanent speed sign placed ahead of a restriction?   ** Rule 5.5 ** 
    • A. 

      1,500 feet

    • B. 

      2,500 feet

    • C. 

      2 miles ahead

  • 25. 
    True or False:  While moving at 10 mph your train passes an arrow=shaped speed sign showing 30 mph. The speed may be increased to 30 mph when the rear of the train clears the permanent 30 mph marker?  Rule 5.5 / 6.31.1
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    While operating on the main track at 50 mph, your train encounters an unattended burning fusee on the field side of the track.  What are you required to do?   Rule 5.6
    • A. 

      Stop consist with good train handling

    • B. 

      After stopping, train must proceed at restricted speed for 1 mile beyond fusee till head end clears.

    • C. 

      Both answers are correct

  • 27. 
    True or False:  In regards to the previous question, if the fusee was placed beyond the first rail of an adjacent track "NO" action would be taken because the fusee is on the adjacent track and it does NOT apply to the track on which your train is on.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    What signal(s) must be provided before moving?   Rule 5.8.1 / 5.8.2
    • A. 

      Ring the bell

    • B. 

      Toot Toot the horn

    • C. 

      Beep Beep the whistle

  • 29. 
    When must the whistle be sounded when approaching a public crossing at less than 45 MPH?   Rule 5.8.2 
    • A. 

      Start signal at least 15 seconds, but not more than 20 seconds before entering the crossing.

    • B. 

      No more than 1/4 mile to crossing.

    • C. 

      Both answers are correct

  • 30. 
    The train you are operating is approaching a public crossing that is blocked by a train on the adjacent track.  Are you relieved of ringing the bell and blowing the horn for the crossing?  Rule 5.8.1 / 5.8.2
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes

  • 31. 
    How should you position the headlight when approaching an opposing train on the adjacent track at night? Rule 5.9.1 
    • A. 

      Headlight on bright

    • B. 

      Headlight on dim

    • C. 

      Headlight off

  • 32. 
    Considering the previous question, how would you position the headlight if you are approaching a public crossing at grade?   Rule 5.9.1
    • A. 

      Headlight on bright

    • B. 

      Headlight on dim

    • C. 

      Headlight off

  • 33. 
    How should you position the headlight when stopped on the main track waiting for an approaching train? Rule 5.9.1
    • A. 

      Dim or turn off at the radio request of the crew of any approaching train until the head-end of the train passes.

    • B. 

      Blind the approaching train

    • C. 

      Flicker your headlight at the approaching train

  • 34. 
    How should you position the headlight when stopped clear of the main track waiting for an approaching train?  Rule 5.9.2
    • A. 

      Headlight on bright

    • B. 

      Headlight on dim

    • C. 

      Headlight off

  • 35. 
    How may a train proceed if no units in your consist are equipped with ditch lights?   ** Rule 5.9.5 ** 
    • A. 

      Do not exceed 20 MPH over public crossings until occupied.

    • B. 

      The leading engine is equipped with an oscillating white headlight, turn the light on when the engine is moving.

  • 36. 
    When is a highly visible marker required and how may a train proceed if the highly visible marker becomes inoperative in route?   Rule 5.10.1 / 5.10.2
    • A. 

      1 hr before sunset and 1 hr before sunrise.

    • B. 

      Restricted visibility to less than 1/2 mile.

    • C. 

      Notify dispatcher and move train to next location to be repaired.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 37. 
    • A. 

      Do not couple or move.

    • B. 

      Rolling equipment must not pass warning signal.

    • C. 

      Rolling equipment must not be placed on the same track in a manner that would block or reduce the crews view of the warning signal.

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 38. 
    True or False:  When a blue signal is removed from the entrance of an engine servicing facility to allow movement into a track, the movement must be made at 5 mph with bell on, not coupling to anything, and stopping half the range of vision.Rule 5.13 F / SSI 2
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    True or False:  A blue signal signifies that workmen are on, under, or between rolling equipment in a given track. ONLY the employee of the craft that placed it can remove the blue flag when a train crew requires access to that track.    Rule  5.13 A
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    While passing through the limits of a form B Track Bulletin, you pass a green flag.  You have not passed a Yellow flag and a form A Track bulletin is not in effect.  How would you respond to the green flag?   Rule 5.15
    • A. 

      Regard the signal as displaying the most restrictive indication it can give.

    • B. 

      Promptly report improperly displayed signals or absent fixed signals, flags, or signs to the train dispatcher.

    • C. 

      Resume the speed given by the Foreman.

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 41. 
    When practicle, 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