Csx Operating Rules 100 Questions

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.