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  • 1. 

    Which of the following describes Restricted Speed?

    • A.

      A speed not exceeding 15mph.

    • B.

      A speed that will permit stopping within one-half the range of vision. It will also permit stopping short of a train, a car , an obstruction, on-track equipment or a stop signal.

    • C.

      A speed that will permit stopping within one-half the range of vision. It will also permit stopping short of a train, a car, an obstruction, a stop signal, a derail or an improperly lined switch. It must permit looking out for broken rail. It will not exceed 15mph.

    • D.

      A speed that will permit stopping within one-half the range of vision, short of a train, a car, an obstruction, a derail or an improperly lined switch, on-track equipment or a stop signal.

    Correct Answer
    C. A speed that will permit stopping within one-half the range of vision. It will also permit stopping short of a train, a car, an obstruction, a stop signal, a derail or an improperly lined switch. It must permit looking out for broken rail. It will not exceed 15mph.
    Explanation
    Restricted Speed is a speed that allows the train to stop within one-half the range of vision. It also allows the train to stop short of a train, car, obstruction, stop signal, derail, or improperly lined switch. In addition, the train must be able to look out for broken rail. The speed must not exceed 15mph.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following describes Controlled Speed?

    • A.

      A speed not exceeding 15 MPH.

    • B.

      A speed that will permit stopping within one-half the range of vision. It will also permit stopping short of a train, a car, an obstruction, on-track equipment or a stop signal.

    • C.

      A speed that will permit stopping within on-half the range of vision. It will also permit stopping short of a train, a car, an obstruction, a stop signal, a derail or an improperly lined switch. It must permit looking out for broken rail. It will not exceed 15mph.

    • D.

      A speed that will permit stopping within one-half the range of vision, short of a train, a car, an obstruction, a derail or an improperly lined switch, on-track equipment or a stop signal.

    Correct Answer
    B. A speed that will permit stopping within one-half the range of vision. It will also permit stopping short of a train, a car, an obstruction, on-track equipment or a stop signal.
    Explanation
    This answer accurately describes controlled speed as a speed that allows the operator to stop the vehicle within one-half the range of vision. It also states that controlled speed should allow for stopping short of a train, a car, an obstruction, on-track equipment, or a stop signal. This definition emphasizes the importance of maintaining a speed that allows for safe and timely stopping in various situations.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following describes the speed required when trains are using other than main or signaled tracks?

    • A.

      A speed not exceeding 15mph.

    • B.

      A speed that will permit stopping within one-half the range of vision. It will also permit stopping short of a train, a car, an obstruction, on-track equipment or a stop signal.

    • C.

      A speed that will permit stopping within on-half the range of vision. It will also permit stopping short of a train, a car, an obstruction, a stop signal, a derail or an improperly lined switch. It must permit looking out for broken rail. It will not exceed 15mph.

    • D.

      A speed that will permit stopping within one-half the range of vision, short of a train, a car, an obstruction, a derail or an improperly lined switch, on-track equipment or a stop signal.

    Correct Answer
    D. A speed that will permit stopping within one-half the range of vision, short of a train, a car, an obstruction, a derail or an improperly lined switch, on-track equipment or a stop signal.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a speed that will permit stopping within one-half the range of vision, short of a train, a car, an obstruction, a derail or an improperly lined switch, on-track equipment or a stop signal. This means that when trains are using other than main or signaled tracks, they should maintain a speed that allows them to stop within the distance they can see ahead. They should also be able to stop before reaching any potential hazards such as other trains, cars, obstructions, derails, improperly lined switches, on-track equipment, or stop signals. The maximum speed in this situation should not exceed 15mph.

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  • 4. 

    When trains are using other than main or signaled tracks, what is the maximum speed permitted?

    • A.

      10 MPH on other than main tracks, or signaled tracks.

    • B.

      25 MPH on non-signaled sidings.

    • C.

      15 MPH through hand-operated turnouts and crossovers to and from the main track, unless equipped with a signal - 10 MPH through other hand-operated turnouts.

    • D.

      All of these answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these answers are correct.
    Explanation
    The question asks about the maximum speed permitted when trains are using tracks other than the main or signaled tracks. The given options provide different speed limits for different scenarios. The first option states that the maximum speed permitted on tracks other than main or signaled tracks is 10 MPH. The second option states that the maximum speed permitted on non-signaled sidings is 25 MPH. The third option states that the maximum speed permitted through hand-operated turnouts and crossovers to and from the main track is 15 MPH, unless equipped with a signal, in which case the speed limit is 10 MPH. Since all of these options provide correct information about the maximum speed limits in different situations, the correct answer is that all of these answers are correct.

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  • 5. 

    What is the maximum authorized speed for trains operating against the current of traffic or when the signal system is suspended?

    • A.

      49 MPH freight, 59 MPH passenger.

    • B.

      59 MPH for freight and passenger.

    • C.

      70 MPH for freight and passenger.

    • D.

      60 MPH freight, 70 MPH passenger.

    Correct Answer
    A. 49 MPH freight, 59 MPH passenger.
    Explanation
    When trains are operating against the current of traffic or when the signal system is suspended, the maximum authorized speed is 49 MPH for freight trains and 59 MPH for passenger trains.

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  • 6. 

    What is the maximum authorized speed for trains handling multi-level auto-rack equipment, including Amtrak's Auto Train?

    • A.

      49 MPH.

    • B.

      59 MPH.

    • C.

      70 MPH.

    • D.

      79 MPH.

    Correct Answer
    C. 70 MPH.
    Explanation
    The maximum authorized speed for trains handling multi-level auto-rack equipment, including Amtrak's Auto Train, is 70 MPH.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following describes Slow Speed?

    • A.

      A speed not exceeding 15 MPH.

    • B.

      A speed not exceeding 30 MPH.

    • C.

      A speed not exceeding 45 MPH.

    • D.

      A speed that will permit stopping within one-half the range of vision. It will also permit stopping short of a train, a car, an obstruction, on-track equipment or a stop signal.

    Correct Answer
    A. A speed not exceeding 15 MPH.
    Explanation
    Slow speed is defined as a speed not exceeding 15 MPH. This means that the maximum speed allowed in this case is 15 miles per hour. It is important to adhere to this speed limit in order to ensure safety and control while driving. Going beyond this speed may increase the risk of accidents and make it difficult to stop within a short distance. Therefore, it is crucial to maintain a slow speed when necessary, such as when approaching a train, car, obstruction, on-track equipment, or a stop signal.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following describes Limited Speed?

    • A.

      A speed not exceeding 15 MPH

    • B.

      A speed not exceeding 30 MPH.

    • C.

      A speed not exceeding 45 MPH.

    • D.

      A speed that will permit stopping within one-half the range of vision. It will also permit stopping short of a train, a car, an obstruction, on-track equipment or a stop signal.

    Correct Answer
    C. A speed not exceeding 45 MPH.
    Explanation
    Limited speed refers to a speed that does not exceed a certain limit. In this case, the correct answer is "A speed not exceeding 45 MPH." This means that the speed should not go beyond 45 miles per hour. It is important to adhere to this limit to ensure safety on the road and to be able to stop within a reasonable distance in case of any obstacles or hazards.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following describes Medium Speed?

    • A.

      A speed not exceeding 15 MPH

    • B.

      A speed not exceeding 30 MPH.

    • C.

      A speed not exceeding 45 MPH.

    • D.

      A speed that will permit stopping within one-half the range of vision. It will also permit stopping short of a train, a car, an obstruction, on-track equipment or a stop signal.

    Correct Answer
    B. A speed not exceeding 30 MPH.
    Explanation
    Medium speed is described as a speed not exceeding 30 MPH. This means that when driving at medium speed, the vehicle should not go faster than 30 miles per hour. This speed limit is set to ensure safety on the road and to allow for proper control and reaction time in case of any unexpected situations. By adhering to this speed limit, drivers can reduce the risk of accidents and ensure the safety of themselves and others on the road.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following describes an auxiliary track for meeting or passing trains, where block signals govern train movements?

    • A.

      Signaled Siding.

    • B.

      Controlled Siding.

    • C.

      Yard Limits.

    • D.

      Auxiliary Track.

    Correct Answer
    A. Signaled Siding.
    Explanation
    A signaled siding refers to an auxiliary track where block signals are used to control train movements. This means that trains can meet or pass each other on this track while adhering to the signals displayed. The block signals ensure safe and efficient train operations by indicating when it is safe for trains to enter or exit the siding. Controlled siding, yard limits, and auxiliary track do not specifically mention the use of block signals for train movements, making signaled siding the most appropriate choice.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following describes the term Special Instruction?

    • A.

      Information contained in Timetables, System Bulletins, General Bulletins, and CSX Procedural Instruction Manual.

    • B.

      A computer generated form issued by a train dispatcher. It contains current operating instructions applying to the train addressed. It also contains information as to the latest System and General Bulletins issued.

    • C.

      Written or electronically transmitted special instructions concerning the safety of employees and the movement of trains issued by the Operating Rules Department.

    • D.

      A computer-generated form advising of a dispatcher bulletin number and the number of train messages it must contain. Its address must correspond to the associated dispatcher bulletin.

    Correct Answer
    A. Information contained in Timetables, System Bulletins, General Bulletins, and CSX Procedural Instruction Manual.
    Explanation
    Special Instruction refers to the information contained in Timetables, System Bulletins, General Bulletins, and the CSX Procedural Instruction Manual. It does not refer to a computer-generated form issued by a train dispatcher, written or electronically transmitted special instructions concerning safety and train movement, or a computer-generated form advising of a dispatcher bulletin number and train messages. The correct answer is the first option as it accurately describes the term Special Instruction.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following describes the term System Bulletin?

    • A.

      Information contained in Timetables, System Bulletins, General Bulletins, and CSX Procedural Instruction Manual.

    • B.

      A computer generated form issued by a train dispatcher. It contains current operating instructions applying to the train addressed. It also contains information as to the latest System and General Bulletins issued.

    • C.

      Written or electronically transmitted special instructions concerning the safety of employees and the movement of trains issued by the Operating Rules Department.

    • D.

      A computer-generated form advising of a dispatcher bulletin number and the number of train messages it must contain. Its address must correspond to the associated dispatcher bulletin.

    Correct Answer
    C. Written or electronically transmitted special instructions concerning the safety of employees and the movement of trains issued by the Operating Rules Department.
    Explanation
    A System Bulletin refers to written or electronically transmitted special instructions that are issued by the Operating Rules Department. These instructions are specifically related to the safety of employees and the movement of trains. System Bulletins provide important information and guidelines to ensure the safe operation of trains and the well-being of employees. They are an essential part of the communication and coordination process within the railway system.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following describes the term Dispatcher Bulletin?

    • A.

      Information contained in Timetables, System Bulletins, General Bulletins, and CSX Procedural Instruction Manual.

    • B.

      A computer generated form issued by a train dispatcher. It contains current operating instructions applying to the train addressed. It also contains information as to the latest System and General Bulletins issued.

    • C.

      Written or electronically transmitted special instructions concerning the safety of employees and the movement of trains issued by the Operating Rules Department.

    • D.

      A computer-generated form advising of a dispatcher bulletin number and the number of train messages it must contain. Its address must correspond to the associated dispatcher bulletin.

    Correct Answer
    B. A computer generated form issued by a train dispatcher. It contains current operating instructions applying to the train addressed. It also contains information as to the latest System and General Bulletins issued.
    Explanation
    A Dispatcher Bulletin is a computer-generated form issued by a train dispatcher that contains current operating instructions for the train it is addressed to. It also provides information about the latest System and General Bulletins issued. This form serves as a means of communication between the train dispatcher and the train, ensuring that the train has the necessary instructions and is aware of any updates or changes in operating procedures.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following describes the term General Bulletin?

    • A.

      Written or electronically transmitted special instructions concerning the safety of employees and the movement of trains issued by a division.

    • B.

      A computer generated form issued by a train dispatcher. It contains current operating instructions applying to the train addressed. It also contains information as to the latest System and General Bulletins issued.

    • C.

      Written or electronically transmitted special instructions concerning the safety of employees and the movement of trains issued by the Operating Rules Department.

    • D.

      A computer-generated form advising of a dispatcher bulletin number and the number of train messages it must contain. Its address must correspond to the associated dispatcher bulletin.

    Correct Answer
    A. Written or electronically transmitted special instructions concerning the safety of employees and the movement of trains issued by a division.
    Explanation
    A General Bulletin refers to written or electronically transmitted special instructions that are issued by a division. These instructions are specifically related to the safety of employees and the movement of trains. Unlike other options, which mention computer-generated forms or dispatcher bulletins, this answer focuses on the content and purpose of a General Bulletin.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following is the responsibility of the conductor?

    • A.

      The supervision of the operation and administration of the train.

    • B.

      Consulting with the engineer if any doubts arise concerning the authority for proceeding or safety.

    • C.

      Notifying the engineer of restrictions imposed by dispatcher message or instructions not more than five (5) miles but not less than two (2) before reaching them.

    • D.

      All of these answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these answers are correct.
    Explanation
    The conductor is responsible for supervising the operation and administration of the train, consulting with the engineer if any doubts arise regarding authority or safety, and notifying the engineer of any restrictions imposed by dispatcher messages or instructions. All of these responsibilities are part of the conductor's role.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following is the responsibility of the engineer?

    • A.

      Operating the engine safely and efficiently and the proper handling of the train.

    • B.

      Assuming the responsibilities of the conductor when there is no conductor on the train or if the conductor is disabled.

    • C.

      The safety of the train and the observance of the rules, jointly with the conductor.

    • D.

      All of these answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these answers are correct.
    Explanation
    The engineer is responsible for operating the engine safely and efficiently, ensuring the proper handling of the train. They also assume the responsibilities of the conductor when there is no conductor on the train or if the conductor is disabled. Additionally, the engineer is responsible for the safety of the train and the observance of the rules, working in conjunction with the conductor. Therefore, all of the given answers accurately describe the responsibilities of an engineer.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following is the responsibility of all crew members?

    • A.

      Ensure that the train is safely operated and rules are observed by assuming as much responsibility as possible to prevent accidents or rule violations.

    • B.

      Conductors and engineers are responsible for the safety of the train and observance of the rules, so other employees are relieved of this responsibility.

    • C.

      Obeying the conductor's instructions, even if these instructions endanger the safety of the train or violates the rules.

    • D.

      All of these answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    A. Ensure that the train is safely operated and rules are observed by assuming as much responsibility as possible to prevent accidents or rule violations.
    Explanation
    All crew members are responsible for ensuring the safe operation of the train and the observance of rules. They should assume as much responsibility as possible to prevent accidents or rule violations. This means that they should actively contribute to the safety of the train and follow all necessary procedures and guidelines. This responsibility is shared among all crew members, including conductors and engineers, and is not solely assigned to specific individuals.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following documents must be carried by each employee whose assignment requires them to enter or use controlled tracks?

    • A.

      Operating Rules and Timetable Special Instructions.

    • B.

      System Bulletins.

    • C.

      General Bulletins.

    • D.

      All of these answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these answers are correct.
    Explanation
    All employees whose assignment requires them to enter or use controlled tracks must carry the Operating Rules and Timetable Special Instructions, System Bulletins, and General Bulletins. These documents provide important information and instructions regarding the operation and use of controlled tracks, ensuring the safety and efficiency of employees working in these areas.

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  • 19. 

    When rules and instructions conflict, which of the following describes the proper order that documents supercede the instructions found in the remaining documents?

    • A.

      Special instructions in the timetable (supercede instructions in....), System and General Bulletins, Dispatcher messages and Form EC-1 instructions.

    • B.

      Form EC-1 instructions (supercede instructions in....), Dispatcher messages, System and General Bulletins, and Special Instructions in the timetable.

    • C.

      Dispatcher messages (supercede instructions in....) Special instructions in the timetable System and General Bulletins, and Form EC-1 instructions.

    • D.

      System and General Bulletins (supercede instructions in...), Special instructions in the timetable, Form EC-1 instructions and Dispatcher messages.

    Correct Answer
    B. Form EC-1 instructions (supercede instructions in....), Dispatcher messages, System and General Bulletins, and Special Instructions in the timetable.
    Explanation
    According to the given answer, Form EC-1 instructions take precedence over all other documents. After that, Dispatcher messages are considered, followed by System and General Bulletins, and finally Special Instructions in the timetable. This order indicates that Form EC-1 instructions have the highest authority, and the other documents are ranked in descending order of importance.

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  • 20. 

    What flagging signals are required to be carried in the leading engine and the last car of a passenger train?

    • A.

      Not less than 12 torpedoes, 6 red fusees and a red flag.

    • B.

      Not less than 6 red fusees and a red flag.

    • C.

      At least 1 red fusee and a red flag.

    • D.

      All of these answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    B. Not less than 6 red fusees and a red flag.
  • 21. 

    What is required when a train encounters an unattended fusee, burning on or near its track?

    • A.

      Stop until the fusee burns out, then proceed at restricted speed for one mile.

    • B.

      Immediately reduce to restricted speed for one mile.

    • C.

      Immediately reduce to restricted speed for 15 minutes.

    • D.

      Immediately reduce to controlled speed for 15 minutes.

    Correct Answer
    C. Immediately reduce to restricted speed for 15 minutes.
    Explanation
    When a train encounters an unattended fusee burning on or near its track, the required action is to immediately reduce to restricted speed for 15 minutes. This means that the train must slow down and maintain a specific speed limit for a duration of 15 minutes to ensure safety and prevent any potential accidents or damage. This allows the train to proceed cautiously and be prepared to take further action if necessary.

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  • 22. 

    What is required if the horn on the lead engine fails en route, an no other engine can be used in the lead position?

    • A.

      The bell must be rung continuously while train is moving.

    • B.

      The speed must be reduced where necessary.

    • C.

      The train must stop before fouling public crossing at grade to permit a crew member to provide warning at the crossing until the lead engine occupies the crossing.

    • D.

      The train must stop before fouling public crossings at grade to permit a crew member to provide warning at the crossing, unless the crossing is protected by automatic warning devices.

    Correct Answer
    C. The train must stop before fouling public crossing at grade to permit a crew member to provide warning at the crossing until the lead engine occupies the crossing.
    Explanation
    If the horn on the lead engine fails en route and no other engine can be used in the lead position, the train must stop before fouling public crossings at grade to permit a crew member to provide warning at the crossing until the lead engine occupies the crossing. This is necessary to ensure the safety of both the train and the public at the crossing, as the horn is a vital warning signal for approaching trains. By stopping and allowing a crew member to provide warning manually, the train can ensure that proper precautions are taken to prevent any accidents or mishaps at the crossing.

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  • 23. 

    When must the engine horn be sounded when approaching public crossings at grade, when a train is traveling at a speed greater than 45 MpH?

    • A.

      Sound the horn for atleast 15 seconds, but no more than 20 seconds before the lead engine enters the crossing.

    • B.

      Begin sounding the horn at or about, but no more than one-quarter mile (1,320 feet) in advance of the crossing, but not less than 15 seconds.

    • C.

      Begin sounding the horn at or about, but not more than one-quarter mile (1,320 feet) in advance of the crossing, even if the warning will be less than 15 seconds in duration.

    • D.

      All of the answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    C. Begin sounding the horn at or about, but not more than one-quarter mile (1,320 feet) in advance of the crossing, even if the warning will be less than 15 seconds in duration.
    Explanation
    When approaching public crossings at grade, the engine horn must be sounded at or about, but not more than one-quarter mile (1,320 feet) in advance of the crossing, even if the warning will be less than 15 seconds in duration. This is the correct answer because it aligns with the requirement to sound the horn when approaching public crossings, regardless of the speed of the train. The distance specified ensures that there is adequate time for pedestrians and vehicles to be alerted to the approaching train.

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  • 24. 

    Where must the engine horn be sounded when approaching public crossings at grade, when a train is traveling at 45 MpH or less?

    • A.

      Sound the horn for at least 15 seconds, but no more than 20 seconds before the lead engine enters the crossing.

    • B.

      Begin sounding the horn at or about, but not more than one-quarter mile (1,320 feet) in advance of the crossing, but not less than 15 seconds.

    • C.

      Begin sounding the horn at or about, but not more than one-quarter mile (1,320 feet) in advance of the crossing, even if the warning will be less than 15 seconds in duration.

    • D.

      All of these answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    A. Sound the horn for at least 15 seconds, but no more than 20 seconds before the lead engine enters the crossing.
    Explanation
    When approaching public crossings at grade, the engine horn must be sounded for at least 15 seconds, but no more than 20 seconds before the lead engine enters the crossing. This ensures that there is sufficient warning for pedestrians and motorists at the crossing, allowing them to safely clear the tracks before the train passes through. Sounding the horn within this time frame helps to prevent accidents and ensures the safety of everyone involved.

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  • 25. 

    What is required if the headlight on the lead engine fails en route, when both auxillary (ditch) lights are inoperative?

    • A.

      The bell must be rung continuously while train is moving and horn sounded frequently.

    • B.

      The speed must be reduced when necessary, but not exceeding 20 MPH over public highway-rail crossings.

    • C.

      A white light must be used in its place at night.

    • D.

      All of these answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these answers are correct.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that all of these answers are correct. If the headlight on the lead engine fails en route and both auxiliary (ditch) lights are inoperative, it is required to ring the bell continuously while the train is moving and sound the horn frequently. Additionally, the speed must be reduced when necessary, but not exceeding 20 MPH over public highway-rail crossings. Finally, a white light must be used in place of the headlight at night.

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  • 26. 

    What must a crewmember in the operating cab of an engine announce by radio?

    • A.

      The name and location of each block and controlled point signal.

    • B.

      The train's entry and departure into or from each TWC authority, and passenger train arrival and departure at passenger stations.

    • C.

      Train entrance into a passing siding and when stopping, and each 15 minutes after being stopped on a main track or passing siding.

    • D.

      All of these answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these answers are correct.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that all of these answers are correct. A crewmember in the operating cab of an engine must announce the name and location of each block and controlled point signal, the train's entry and departure into or from each TWC authority and passenger train arrival and departure at passenger stations, and the train's entrance into a passing siding and when stopping, as well as every 15 minutes after being stopped on a main track or passing siding.

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  • 27. 

    A Yellow Sign is observed to the right of the main track. What is the name of this sign and what does it indicate?

    • A.

      Warning Sign-Prepare to reduce speed or stop, limits as directed.

    • B.

      Temporary Reduce Speed Sign-Reduce speed indicated.

    • C.

      Temorary Edn Restriction Sign-Resume speed after rear of train has passed.

    • D.

      Conditional STOP Sign-Stop before entering limits, unless permission to enter limits is obtained.

    Correct Answer
    B. Temporary Reduce Speed Sign-Reduce speed indicated.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Temporary Reduce Speed Sign, which indicates that the speed should be reduced as indicated. This sign is typically used in temporary situations where there may be hazards or work being done on or near the track. It serves as a warning to train operators to slow down and proceed with caution.

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  • 28. 

    Where is a Yellow Sign located?

    • A.

      At least one mile before the restriction.

    • B.

      At least two miles before the restriction.

    • C.

      At the beginning of the restriction.

    • D.

      At the end of the restriction.

    Correct Answer
    C. At the beginning of the restriction.
    Explanation
    A Yellow Sign is located at the beginning of the restriction. This sign serves as a warning to drivers that they are approaching a restricted area or condition on the road ahead. By placing the sign at the beginning of the restriction, drivers have ample time to adjust their speed, change lanes, or take any necessary precautions to comply with the upcoming restriction. Placing the sign at the end of the restriction would not effectively communicate the warning to drivers in a timely manner, potentially leading to unsafe driving situations.

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  • 29. 

    A Yellow Sign with a diagonal Orange stripe is observed to the right of a main track. What is the name of this sign and what does it indicate?

    • A.

      Warning Sign - Prepare to reduce speed or stop, limits as directed.

    • B.

      Temporary Reduce Speed Sign - Reduce Speed Indicated.

    • C.

      Temporary End Restriction Sign - Resume speed after rear of train has passed.

    • D.

      Conditional STOP Sign - Stop before entering limits, unless permission to enter limits is obtained.

    Correct Answer
    A. Warning Sign - Prepare to reduce speed or stop, limits as directed.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Warning Sign - Prepare to reduce speed or stop, limits as directed." This sign is called a warning sign and it indicates that the train should prepare to reduce speed or stop, following the limits as directed.

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  • 30. 

    Where is a Yellow Sign with a diagonal Orange stripe located?

    • A.

      At least one mile before the restriction.

    • B.

      At least two miles before the restriction.

    • C.

      At the beginning of the restriction.

    • D.

      At the end of the restriction.

    Correct Answer
    B. At least two miles before the restriction.
    Explanation
    A Yellow Sign with a diagonal Orange stripe is located at least two miles before the restriction. This sign serves as a warning to drivers that there is a restriction ahead, such as a construction zone or a hazard. By placing the sign two miles in advance, it gives drivers ample time to adjust their speed, change lanes, or take any necessary precautions before reaching the restriction. This helps to ensure the safety of both drivers and workers in the restricted area.

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  • 31. 

    A Red Sign is observed to the right of the main track. What is the name of this sign and what does it indicate?

    • A.

      Warning Sign - prepare to reduce speed or stop, limits as directed.

    • B.

      Temporary Reduce Speed Sign - Reduce Speed Indicated.

    • C.

      Temporary End Restriction Sign - Resume speed after rear of train has passed.

    • D.

      Conditional STOP Sign - Stop before entering limits, unless permission to enter limits is obtained.

    Correct Answer
    D. Conditional STOP Sign - Stop before entering limits, unless permission to enter limits is obtained.
    Explanation
    The sign described in the question is a Conditional STOP Sign. This sign indicates that a train should stop before entering the limits, unless permission to enter those limits is obtained.

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  • 32. 

    Where is a Red Sign located?

    • A.

      At least two miles before the restriction.

    • B.

      At least two miles after the restriction.

    • C.

      On each end of the working limits.

    • D.

      At the end of the restriction.

    Correct Answer
    C. On each end of the working limits.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "On each end of the working limits." This means that a red sign is located at both ends of the area where work is being done or where there are restrictions. This is important for drivers to be aware of the working limits and to proceed with caution when approaching or passing through these areas.

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  • 33. 

    What is required if a train encounters a Warning Sign that is not covered by instructions?

    • A.

      Proceed prepared to stop in two miles. If no Conditional Stop Sign or Temporary Reduce Speed Sign is encountered in two miles, proceed at controlled speed for an additional mile, then proceed at authorized speed, unless otherwise restricted.

    • B.

      Reduce to controlled speed not exceeding 10 MPH as soon as sign is seen. Speed may be increased if released by train dispatcher, or after the leading end passes a point two miles after passing the sign, or the rear of the train passes a Temporary End Restriction Sign.

    • C.

      Stop immediately, notify the dispatcher and be governed by instructions received.

    • D.

      All of these answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    A. Proceed prepared to stop in two miles. If no Conditional Stop Sign or Temporary Reduce Speed Sign is encountered in two miles, proceed at controlled speed for an additional mile, then proceed at authorized speed, unless otherwise restricted.
    Explanation
    If a train encounters a Warning Sign that is not covered by instructions, the required action is to proceed prepared to stop in two miles. If no Conditional Stop Sign or Temporary Reduce Speed Sign is encountered in two miles, the train should proceed at a controlled speed for an additional mile, and then proceed at the authorized speed, unless there are any other restrictions in place. This ensures that the train is prepared for any potential hazards or changes in the track ahead.

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  • 34. 

    What is required if a train encounters a Temporary Reduce Speed Sign that is not covered by instructions?

    • A.

      Proceed prepared to stop in two miles. If no Conditional Stop Sign or Temporary Reduce Speed Sign is encountered in two miles, proceed at controlled speed for an additional mile, then proceed at authorized speed, unless otherwise restricted.

    • B.

      Reduce to controlled speed not exceeding 10 MPH as soon as sign is seen. Speed may be increased if released by train dispatcher, or after the leading end passes a point two miles after passing the sign, or the rear of the train passes a Temporary End Restriction Sign.

    • C.

      Stop immediately, notify the dispatcher and be governed by instructions received.

    • D.

      All of these answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    B. Reduce to controlled speed not exceeding 10 MPH as soon as sign is seen. Speed may be increased if released by train dispatcher, or after the leading end passes a point two miles after passing the sign, or the rear of the train passes a Temporary End Restriction Sign.
    Explanation
    When a train encounters a Temporary Reduce Speed Sign that is not covered by instructions, it should reduce its speed to a controlled speed not exceeding 10 MPH as soon as the sign is seen. The train may increase its speed if released by the train dispatcher, or after the leading end passes a point two miles after passing the sign, or when the rear of the train passes a Temporary End Restriction Sign. This ensures that the train proceeds with caution and follows any additional instructions or restrictions that may be in place.

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  • 35. 

    What is required if a train encounters a Conditional Stop Sign that is not covered by a dispatcher message or EC-1, or is at a location designated by an expired or annuled dispatcher message or EC-1 Instruction?

    • A.

      Proceed prepared to stop in two miles. If no Conditional Stop Sign or Temporary Reduce Speed Sign is encountered in two miles, proceed at controlled speed for an additional mile, then proceed at authorized speed, unless otherwise restricted.

    • B.

      Reduce to controlled speed not exceeding 10 MPH as soon as sign is seen. Speed may by increased if released by train dispatcher, or after the leading end passes a point two miles after passing the sign, or the rear of the train passes a Temporary End Restriction Sign.

    • C.

      Stop immediately, notify the dispatcher and be governed by instructions received.

    • D.

      All of these answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    C. Stop immediately, notify the dispatcher and be governed by instructions received.
    Explanation
    If a train encounters a Conditional Stop Sign that is not covered by a dispatcher message or EC-1, or is at a location designated by an expired or annulled dispatcher message or EC-1 Instruction, the required action is to stop immediately, notify the dispatcher, and be governed by instructions received. This means that the train must come to a halt, inform the dispatcher about the situation, and follow any further instructions given by the dispatcher.

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  • 36. 

    When required by the rules to provide warning against approaching trains, what is the minimum distance that an employee equipped with flagging equipment must go, where the authorized track speed is between 41 and 90 MpH?

    • A.

      1/2 mile.

    • B.

      1 mile.

    • C.

      1 1/2 miles.

    • D.

      2 miles.

    Correct Answer
    C. 1 1/2 miles.
    Explanation
    An employee equipped with flagging equipment must go a minimum distance of 1 1/2 miles when required to provide warning against approaching trains with an authorized track speed between 41 and 90 MPH. This distance ensures that there is enough time for the approaching train to see the warning and slow down or stop if necessary, ensuring the safety of both the employee and the train.

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  • 37. 

    If a train is approaching the limits of a Form W that is not yet in effect and it cannot get the head end of the train clear of the limits before the Form W becomes effective, how must it be governed?

    • A.

      Do not enter the limits unless the roadway worker in charge, named in the Form W, grants permission to enter the limits, which may be given prior to the effective time.

    • B.

      Proceed at the Restricted Speed until the trailing end of the movement reaches the end of the Form W limits.

    • C.

      Stop immediately, notify the dispatcher and be governed by instructions received.

    • D.

      All of these answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    A. Do not enter the limits unless the roadway worker in charge, named in the Form W, grants permission to enter the limits, which may be given prior to the effective time.
    Explanation
    If a train is approaching the limits of a Form W that is not yet in effect and it cannot get the head end of the train clear of the limits before the Form W becomes effective, it must not enter the limits unless the roadway worker in charge, named in the Form W, grants permission to enter the limits, which may be given prior to the effective time. This ensures that the train does not enter the limits without proper authorization and maintains safety protocols.

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  • 38. 

    If a train receives permission from the roadway worker in charge to enter the limits of a Form W (Rule 89 Work Limits), at what speed must movements be made, unless otherwise instructed by the roadway worker in charge?

    • A.

      It may proceed at maximum authorized speed.

    • B.

      It must proceed at restricted speed until the rear of the train clears the far limits.

    • C.

      It must proceed at restricted speed until the head end reaches the far limits.

    • D.

      It must proceed at controlled speed not exceeding 20 MPH until the head end reaches the far limits.

    Correct Answer
    D. It must proceed at controlled speed not exceeding 20 MPH until the head end reaches the far limits.
    Explanation
    When a train receives permission to enter the limits of a Form W (Rule 89 Work Limits) from the roadway worker in charge, it must proceed at a controlled speed not exceeding 20 MPH until the head end of the train reaches the far limits. This is the required speed unless otherwise instructed by the roadway worker in charge. The controlled speed ensures the safety of the workers and equipment within the work limits and allows the train to have enough time to react to any potential hazards.

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  • 39. 

    A train that is within the limits of a Form w (Rule 89 Work Limits) has made a scheduled station stop. How must is proceed?

    • A.

      It may proceed, subject to any speed restrictions previously received from the employee in charge.

    • B.

      It must not make further movement until permission to move has been received from the employee in charge.

    • C.

      It may proceed at controlled speed not exceeding 20 MPH until the head end reaches the far limits.

    • D.

      All of these answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    B. It must not make further movement until permission to move has been received from the employee in charge.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It must not make further movement until permission to move has been received from the employee in charge." This means that even though the train is within the limits of a Form w, it cannot proceed without permission from the employee in charge. This ensures safety and coordination between the train and the employee in charge.

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  • 40. 

    1. When must an emergency call ("Emergency, Emergency, Emergency") be made?

    • A.

      To cover initial reports of derailments or collisions.

    • B.

      After trainline initiated emergencies.

    • C.

      Storms, washouts, fires, obstructions to track and other hazardous conditions that could cause damage to property or injury.

    • D.

      All of these answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these answers are correct.
    Explanation
    An emergency call must be made in all of the mentioned situations because they all involve potential risks to property or injury. Initial reports of derailments or collisions, trainline initiated emergencies, storms, washouts, fires, obstructions to track, and other hazardous conditions are all serious situations that require immediate attention and response. Making an emergency call in these situations is essential to ensure the safety of the people involved and to mitigate any further damage or harm.

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  • 41. 

    What actions are required when a train that is moving and an emergency application of the brakes occur?

    • A.

      Immediately initiate an emergency radio transmission.

    • B.

      Notify the train dispatcher of the train ID, location of the head end after stopping, mile post location one train length preceding the emergency brake application and if there are any adjacent tracks.

    • C.

      Provide warning for any adjacent track the train until is is known that tracks are not obstructed or relieved by train dispatcher.

    • D.

      All of these answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these answers are correct.
    Explanation
    When a train that is moving and an emergency application of the brakes occur, all of the mentioned actions are required. The train operator should immediately initiate an emergency radio transmission to alert the relevant authorities. They should also notify the train dispatcher about the train ID, location of the head end after stopping, mile post location one train length preceding the emergency brake application, and any adjacent tracks. Additionally, they should provide warning for any adjacent track until it is confirmed that the tracks are not obstructed or relieved by the train dispatcher.

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  • 42. 

    What actions must an approaching train take after receiving information that a train is in emergency on a adjacent track?

    • A.

      Immediately reduce to restricted speed until after passing the train that is in emergency.

    • B.

      Immediately reduce to controlled speed not exceeding 10 MPH until after passing the train that is in emergency.

    • C.

      Operate at restricted speed from 1 mile before the reported location and stop before passing the rear of the train in emergency, or, if operating in the opposite direction, stop before passing the head end of the train in emergency, and after stopping contact the train dispatcher.

    • D.

      Operate at restricted speed for 1 mile before the reported location in either direction and stop before passing the rear or the head end of the train in emergency, and after stopping contact the train crew of the train in emergency, unless it can be clearly be seen that no cars are derailed on loads shifted that are fouling the track to be used.

    Correct Answer
    C. Operate at restricted speed from 1 mile before the reported location and stop before passing the rear of the train in emergency, or, if operating in the opposite direction, stop before passing the head end of the train in emergency, and after stopping contact the train dispatcher.
    Explanation
    After receiving information that a train is in emergency on an adjacent track, an approaching train must operate at restricted speed from 1 mile before the reported location. The train must then stop before passing the rear of the train in emergency. If the approaching train is operating in the opposite direction, it must stop before passing the head end of the train in emergency. After coming to a stop, the approaching train must contact the train dispatcher for further instructions.

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  • 43. 

    When may the train dispatcher allow a train on an adjacent track to pass a train that has had an emergency brake application?

    • A.

      After the train that has experienced the emergency brake application reports that brake pipe pressure is being restored at the rear of the train.

    • B.

      After it has been determined that the train that has experienced the emergency brake application does not have any hazardous materials cars or all hazardous material cars have been inspected with nothing found.

    • C.

      After the train on the adjacent track has communicated with the train that has experienced the emergency brake application and informed a crew member of that train that their train will be passing the stopped train at restricted speed.

    • D.

      All of these answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    B. After it has been determined that the train that has experienced the emergency brake application does not have any hazardous materials cars or all hazardous material cars have been inspected with nothing found.
    Explanation
    The train dispatcher may allow a train on an adjacent track to pass a train that has had an emergency brake application after it has been determined that the train does not have any hazardous materials cars or all hazardous material cars have been inspected with nothing found. This is because allowing a train with hazardous materials to pass a stopped train could pose a safety risk. Therefore, it is important to ensure that there are no hazardous materials involved before allowing the passing train to proceed.

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  • 44. 

    When a train receives permission from the train dispatcher to pass a train in emergency on an adjacent track, how will that train be governed?

    • A.

      The train must operate at restricted speed until the leading end of the train has passed the furthest end of the standing train.

    • B.

      The train must operate at controlled speed until the leading end of the train has passed the furthest end of the standing train.

    • C.

      The train may operate at maximum authorized speed.

    • D.

      The train must operate at restricted speed between the mile post location where the head end of the train was located after the train stopped and the mile post location one train length preceding the emergency brake application.

    Correct Answer
    A. The train must operate at restricted speed until the leading end of the train has passed the furthest end of the standing train.
    Explanation
    When a train receives permission to pass a train in an emergency on an adjacent track, it must operate at restricted speed until the leading end of the train has passed the furthest end of the standing train. This means that the train must proceed with caution and maintain a speed that allows it to safely pass the other train. This is necessary to ensure the safety of both trains and prevent any potential collisions or accidents.

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  • 45. 

    How must a passenger train be governed if it is routed to a track for a station stop when a main track or controlled siding is between the train and the station platform?

    • A.

      It may proceed into the station at restricted speed but may not enter the station if another movement is seen approaching or is stopped at the station.

    • B.

      It must stop before arriving at the station and obtain assurance from the train dispatcher that protection for passengers crossing the track is being provided.

    • C.

      It may enter the station. Other trains must not pass between it and the station platform.

    • D.

      All of these answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    B. It must stop before arriving at the station and obtain assurance from the train dispatcher that protection for passengers crossing the track is being provided.
    Explanation
    When a passenger train is routed to a track for a station stop and there is a main track or controlled siding between the train and the station platform, it must stop before arriving at the station. The train must then obtain assurance from the train dispatcher that protection for passengers crossing the track is being provided. This is necessary to ensure the safety of passengers and prevent any potential accidents or collisions with other trains.

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  • 46. 

    When may cars or engines be shoved over a public crossing at grade, when there is no employee on the ground in a position to stop pedestrian and vehicular traffic?

    • A.

      When the automatic grade crossing warning devices are functioning.

    • B.

      When there is no traffic stopped or approaching the crossing.

    • C.

      Only when the crossing is equipped with gates and they are fully lowered.

    • D.

      Never.

    Correct Answer
    A. When the automatic grade crossing warning devices are functioning.
    Explanation
    Cars or engines may be shoved over a public crossing at grade when the automatic grade crossing warning devices are functioning. This means that if the warning devices, such as flashing lights and bells, are operational, it indicates that the crossing is safe for vehicles to pass through. The warning devices are designed to alert pedestrians and drivers of an approaching train, ensuring that they have enough time to clear the crossing. Therefore, if the devices are functioning properly, there is no need for an employee on the ground to stop traffic, as the warning devices serve that purpose.

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  • 47. 

    • Which of the following conditions require that a movement must approach public crossings equipped with automatic warning devices prepared to stop until it is determined that the warning devices are operating and sufficient time is provided to allow pedestrian and vehicular traffic to stop?

    • A.

      When a train or switching movement has been delayed or stopped within 4,000 feet of a crossing.

    • B.

      When train is approaching at Restricted Speed.

    • C.

      When a movement is made at less than 3 MPH toward a crossing equipped with motion detectors.

    • D.

      All of these answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these answers are correct.
    Explanation
    When a train or switching movement has been delayed or stopped within 4,000 feet of a crossing, it is important for the movement to approach the crossing prepared to stop until it is determined that the warning devices are operating and sufficient time is provided to allow pedestrian and vehicular traffic to stop. Similarly, when a train is approaching at Restricted Speed or when a movement is made at less than 3 MPH toward a crossing equipped with motion detectors, the same precautionary approach must be taken. Therefore, all of these answers are correct.

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  • 48. 

    When trains are notified of an activation failure of an automatic highway-rail grade crossing warning system, how must a train proceed over the crossing?

    • A.

      It may proceed with caution not exceeding 15 MPH.

    • B.

      It must stop and a crew member flag the crossing, unless appropriate flaggers are in place to provide warning.

    • C.

      It must stop and a crew member flag the crossing, unless informed by special instruction, dispatcher message or EC-1 instruction that appropriate flaggers are in place to provide warning.

    • D.

      All of these answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    C. It must stop and a crew member flag the crossing, unless informed by special instruction, dispatcher message or EC-1 instruction that appropriate flaggers are in place to provide warning.
    Explanation
    When trains are notified of an activation failure of an automatic highway-rail grade crossing warning system, they must stop and a crew member must flag the crossing. However, if they receive special instruction, dispatcher message, or EC-1 instruction that appropriate flaggers are already in place to provide warning, they can proceed without stopping. This ensures that the crossing is properly protected and that the train can safely pass through.

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  • 49. 

    When trains are notified that appropriately equipped flaggers are on duty to afford warning at a highway-rail grade crossing that has had an activation failure, how must a train proceed over the crossing?

    • A.

      It may proceed with caution not exceeding 15 MPH.

    • B.

      It must contact the flagger prior to fouling the crossing to confirm warning is provided.

    • C.

      It may proceed.

    • D.

      It must stop and a crew member flag the crossing.

    Correct Answer
    B. It must contact the flagger prior to fouling the crossing to confirm warning is provided.
    Explanation
    When trains are notified that appropriately equipped flaggers are on duty to afford warning at a highway-rail grade crossing that has had an activation failure, the train must contact the flagger prior to fouling the crossing to confirm that warning is provided. This is necessary to ensure the safety of both the train and any vehicles or pedestrians at the crossing. By contacting the flagger, the train can ensure that the necessary precautions are in place before proceeding over the crossing.

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  • 50. 

    When trains are notified of a false or partial activation failure of an automatic highway-rail grade crossing warning system, how must a train proceed over the crossing?

    • A.

      It may proceed with caution not exceeding 15 MPH.

    • B.

      It must stop and a crew member flag the crossing, unless appropriate flaggers are in place to provide warning.

    • C.

      It must stop and a crew member flag the crossing, unless informed by special instruction, dispatcher message or EC-1 instruction that appropriate flaggers are in place to provide warning.

    • D.

      All of these answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    A. It may proceed with caution not exceeding 15 MPH.
    Explanation
    When trains are notified of a false or partial activation failure of an automatic highway-rail grade crossing warning system, they are allowed to proceed with caution not exceeding 15 MPH. This means that the train should slow down and be prepared to stop if necessary, but it is not required to come to a complete stop. This is a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of the train and any vehicles or pedestrians crossing the tracks, as the warning system may not be functioning properly.

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