Study Guide For Engineer Certification

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following types of footwear are acceptable personal protective equipment (PPE)?
    • A. 

      Sandals, open toe, canvas, sports, sneaker, moccasin or loafer styles.

    • B. 

      Footwear not completely buckled, zipped or laced, or with laces dangling far enough to

    • C. 

      Footwear of sturdy construction, with a defined heel and of proper height to insure

    • D. 

      Footwear with loose, thin, cracked, ripple or wedge type soles without a definite heel.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following are acceptable personal protective equipment (PPE)?
    • A. 

      Clothing that is torn or loose enough to be hazardous

    • B. 

      Clothing that is greasy, oily, or saturated with flammable substance

    • C. 

      Clothing such as shorts and tank tops.

    • D. 

      Gloves, clothing and headgear that gives ample protection, including against extreme weather conditions

  • 3. 
    Which of the following circumstances requires the use of approved safety glasses?
    • A. 

      While on locomotives.

    • B. 

      While on cab/control cars.

    • C. 

      When inspecting trains.

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are required to wear approved hearing protection while occupying the engine/machine room of any enclosed car body type locomotive?
    • A. 

      Only the Engineer

    • B. 

      Only the Engineer and Assistant Engineer.

    • C. 

      Only the Train and Engine crew

    • D. 

      All personnel

  • 5. 
    Which of the following are true when walking, sitting or standing?
    • A. 

      Look for and stay clear of opening, slipping, tripping or falling hazard.

    • B. 

      Do not walk through steam, smoke or other such vapor or substance, unless it does not obscure the view of the walking area

    • C. 

      Avoid area, when possible, where smoke or fire conditions exist

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 6. 
    When walking or standing, expect equipment to move:
    • A. 

      At any time in any direction

    • B. 

      Only with the current of traffic.

    • C. 

      In any direction, but only when switching work is being performed

    • D. 

      At any time, but only when switching work is being performed.

  • 7. 
    At what speed are employees allowed to get on or off moving equipment?
    • A. 

      10 mph.

    • B. 

      5 mph

    • C. 

      2 mph.

    • D. 

      Employees are prohibited from getting on or off moving equipment except in an emergency.*

  • 8. 
    Under what conditions may an employee occupy the roof of equipment?
    • A. 

      When close clearance prevents employee from riding at other location.

    • B. 

      When visibility is limited

    • C. 

      Employees are prohibited from occupying the roof of equipment.

    • D. 

      Both A and B are correct.

  • 9. 
    Under what conditions may an employee ride on the uncoupling lever, drawbar or knuckle?
    • A. 

      When close clearance prevents employee from riding at other location.

    • B. 

      Employees are prohibited from riding the on uncoupling lever, drawbar or knuckle

    • C. 

      When employee is on trailing end of equipment.

    • D. 

      Both A and C are correct.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following are true when getting on or off standing equipment?
    • A. 

      Jumping from one piece of equipment to another is allowed.

    • B. 

      Mount or dismount away from main or live track when practicable

    • C. 

      Face away from equipment when dismounting using the ladder on a locomotive.

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct.

  • 11. 
    When riding in locomotives, employees should do which of the following when passing equipment on adjacent track?
    • A. 

      Face opposite the direction of movement.

    • B. 

      Move away from the side on which equipment is being passed.

    • C. 

      Move toward the side on which equipment is being passed

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct.

  • 12. 
    When chocking equipment, which of the following are true?
    • A. 

      Be sure equipment is stopped.

    • B. 

      Be sure hand brake has been set to hold.

    • C. 

      Be sure chock does not extend beyond the side of the equipment.

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 13. 
    While coupling equipment, when are employees allowed to occupy the space between locomotives moving toward each other?
    • A. 

      Employees are prohibited from occupying the space between moving locomotives to be coupled

    • B. 

      When adjusting the drawbar for proper coupling.

    • C. 

      When opening the knuckle on the locomotive.

    • D. 

      Both B and C are correct.

  • 14. 
    When necessary to make adjustments to knuckles or drawbars, equipment must first be separated at least ______ feet.
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      5

  • 15. 
    Which of the following are true when making adjustments to knuckles or drawbars?
    • A. 

      Adjustments may be made by kicking equipment with foot.

    • B. 

      Keep all parts of your body clear of pinch points.

    • C. 

      Obtain assistance if adjustments cannot be made without strain or over exertion.

    • D. 

      Both B and C are correct

  • 16. 
    When uncoupling equipment which has air hoses coupled, which of the following are true?
    • A. 

      Turn head away from uncoupling to avoid flying particles caused by air hoses parting

    • B. 

      Position yourself close to air hoses to restrain hose in the event angle cock was not closed.

    • C. 

      Both A and B are correct.

    • D. 

      None of the above are correct.

  • 17. 
    When getting on or off or walking through locomotives, which of the following are true?
    • A. 

      Observe overhead clearance at the doorways and take the necessary precautions to prevent striking head.

    • B. 

      Observe nearby engine parts and keep clothing and self clear of any that are hot or moving.

    • C. 

      Avoid using steps, ladders, grab irons, etc., that are damaged, defective or slippery.

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 18. 
    Which of the following are true when working on or about high voltage electrical cabinets on a locomotive?
    • A. 

      Open high voltage cabinets only when required to perform authorized work.

    • B. 

      Use only a flashlight with non-metallic case.

    • C. 

      When work is completed, close and secure all electrical cabinet doors or covers.

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 19. 
    Never perform work between or under locomotives and/or cars until:
    • A. 

      All electrical cables have been removed.

    • B. 

      It is known that 480 volt HEP or power supply is SHUT DOWN, DEENERGIZED, and ISOLATED

    • C. 

      A mechanical department employee is on the scene

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 20. 
    Which of the following best represents the required response of the engineer when employees are working on the 480 volt HEP system on the locomotive and/or cars?
    • A. 

      Engineer will start/energize the HEP system anytime he/she feels the system is ready.

    • B. 

      Engineer will notify employees before starting/energizing the HEP system.

    • C. 

      Engineer, as well as all other employees involved, must have a complete understanding of the work to be performed.

    • D. 

      Both B and C are correct

  • 21. 
    Prior to beginning a trip or when operating conditions change, all train and engine crew members must:
    • A. 

      Hold a review of wage schedules.

    • B. 

      Participate in a Job Briefing

    • C. 

      Call the yardmaster.

    • D. 

      Notify the road foreman.

  • 22. 
    Prior to going on, under or between standing equipment for the purpose of coupling or uncoupling engines or cars, crew members must:
    • A. 

      Discuss safety matters and work to be performed and communicate before action is taken.

    • B. 

      Protect against moving equipment, secure equipment before action is taken, and obtain three point protection from the Engineer.

    • C. 

      Mentor less experienced employees to perform service safely.

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 23. 
    Train and engine service employees with less than one (1) year service and performing duties referred to in instruction 5400 must wear what while performing such service?
    • A. 

      Red arm band.

    • B. 

      White arm band.

    • C. 

      Orange arm band

    • D. 

      Blue arm band.

  • 24. 
    After crew members have contacted the engineer to obtain three point protection, when necessary to foul, go under, or between standing equipment, what actions must the engineer take?
    • A. 

      Be sure slack has adjusted, then apply the train or engine air brakes.

    • B. 

      Throttle must be in idle position, or controller in off position, and then place the reverser in neutral position

    • C. 

      Shut down and isolate HEP from the providing locomotive, if applicable

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 25. 
    On Amtrak Class P-42, P-40, and P32AC-DM locomotives to avoid personal injury, employees MUST NOT use the bottom rung of the F-end ladder while the locomotive is _____ ?
    • A. 

      In Motion

    • B. 

      Stopped.

    • C. 

      Backing up.

    • D. 

      Shut down.

  • 26. 
    When Three-Point Protection is no longer required, who can release it?
    • A. 

      The Engineer.

    • B. 

      The Conductor.

    • C. 

      Only the employee who requested it

    • D. 

      The Dispatcher.

  • 27. 
    How can the employee who requested Three-Point Protection release it?
    • A. 

      By Hand Signal or Face-to-Face.

    • B. 

      By Radio Communication or Face-to-Face

    • C. 

      By Hand Signal or Radio Comunication

    • D. 

      Both B and C are correct