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• 1.

1.Absolute signal is:

• A.

A block or interlocking signal without a number plate.

• B.

Any signal displaying a red aspect .

• C.

A block or interlocking signal with a number plate.

• D.

A signal with a number plate.

A. A block or interlocking signal without a number plate.
Explanation
An absolute signal refers to a block or interlocking signal that does not have a number plate. This means that it does not display any specific information or indication, but rather serves as a general signal without any additional instructions. It is important to differentiate absolute signals from other types of signals that may display a red aspect or have a number plate, as they have different meanings and implications for train operations.

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• 2.

A series of consecutive blocks governed by block signals where the signals are activated by a train or by certain conditions that affect the block.This system is called:

• A.

Centralized traffic control(CTC)

• B.

Track warrant control(TWC)

• C.

Absolute block signal system(ABSS)

• D.

Automatic block signal system(ABS)

D. Automatic block signal system(ABS)
Explanation
An automatic block signal system (ABS) is a system where block signals are activated by a train or certain conditions that affect the block. In this system, consecutive blocks are governed by block signals, ensuring safe and efficient train operations. Centralized traffic control (CTC) is a different system where a centralized control center manages train movements. Track warrant control (TWC) is a system where train movements are authorized by track warrants. Absolute block signal system (ABSS) is a term used to describe a system where each block is protected by a fixed signal and trains must receive permission to enter the block. However, none of these systems fully match the given description except for the automatic block signal system (ABS).

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• 3.

A remotely controlled block system that uses block signal indications to authorize train movements is:

• A.

Automatic block signal system(ABS)

• B.

Centralized traffic control(CTC)

• C.

Manual block(MB)

• D.

Track warrant control(TWC)

B. Centralized traffic control(CTC)
Explanation
Centralized traffic control (CTC) is a remotely controlled block system that uses block signal indications to authorize train movements. In CTC, the movement of trains is controlled from a central location, where the dispatcher can monitor and control the signals and switches. The block signal indications provide information to the train operators about the status of the track ahead, allowing them to proceed safely. CTC is an advanced system that enhances efficiency and safety in train operations by providing centralized control and real-time monitoring of train movements.

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• 4.

Who is the employee assigned to operate a CTC or interlocking control machine?

• A.

Control Operator

• B.

Controller

• C.

Conductor

• D.

Clerk Operator

A. Control Operator
Explanation
A control operator is the employee assigned to operate a CTC or interlocking control machine. They are responsible for controlling and monitoring the movement of trains, ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the railway system. They have the authority to control signals, switches, and other equipment to maintain the flow of train traffic. Control operators play a crucial role in maintaining the safety and smooth functioning of the railway network.

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• 5.

The location of absolute signals controlled by a control operator is a:

• A.

Control Operator

• B.

Control location

• C.

Control approach

• D.

Control point

D. Control point
Explanation
The location of absolute signals controlled by a control operator is referred to as a control point. This is the designated area where the control operator is stationed to manage and control the absolute signals. It serves as a central point from where the control operator can monitor and regulate the signals to ensure smooth and safe traffic flow.

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• 6.

What is a controlled siding?

• A.

A siding within CTC or interlocking limits where a signal indication authorizes the siding's use

• B.

A siding within CTC or interlocking limits where hand signals autorize the siding's use

• C.

A siding within CTC where a distant signal indication authorizes the siding use

• D.

A siding within CTC or interlocking limits where electric lock switches authorize the siding's use

A. A siding within CTC or interlocking limits where a signal indication authorizes the siding's use
Explanation
A controlled siding refers to a siding within CTC or interlocking limits where a signal indication is required to authorize the use of the siding. This means that train operators must receive a specific signal indication before using the siding, ensuring the safe and controlled movement of trains on the tracks.

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• 7.

A train is:

• A.

One or more engines coupled,with or wothout cars,displaying signals

• B.

One or more engines coupled,with or without cars,working in a yard.

• C.

An engine with or without a caboose

• D.

One or more engines coupled,with or wothout cars,displaying a marker,and authorized to operate on a main track.

D. One or more engines coupled,with or wothout cars,displaying a marker,and authorized to operate on a main track.
• 8.

Crossings that intersect at the same level are called:

• A.

Level crossings

• B.

• C.

Bridge crossings

• D.

Explanation
Crossings that intersect at the same level are called "crossings at grade". This term is commonly used in transportation and refers to intersections where two or more roads or railroad tracks cross each other at the same elevation. These crossings can be dangerous as they often require vehicles or pedestrians to cross the path of oncoming traffic. Therefore, it is important to exercise caution and follow traffic signals and signs when approaching crossings at grade.

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• 9.

What is a crossover?

• A.

A track connection between two adjacent sidings

• B.

A combination of two switches that connect two adjacent tracks

• C.

A combination of two switches that connect two adjacent trains

• D.

A track connection between two or more adjacent dual control swtiches

B. A combination of two switches that connect two adjacent tracks
Explanation
A crossover refers to a combination of two switches that connect two adjacent tracks. This allows trains to move from one track to another, typically in opposite directions. By using the crossover, trains can change tracks without having to reverse or make a large detour. This helps to improve efficiency and flexibility in the railway system.

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• 10.

What is a dual control switch?

• A.

Electric switch

• B.

A hand operated switch that has dual levers

• C.

A power operated switch,moveable point frog,or derail that can also be operated by hand

• D.

Two switches controlling the same track

C. A power operated switch,moveable point frog,or derail that can also be operated by hand
Explanation
A dual control switch is a power operated switch, moveable point frog, or derail that can also be operated by hand. This means that it can be controlled both automatically and manually, providing flexibility in its operation.

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• 11.

An electrically controlled lock that restricts the use of a hand-operated switch or derail is a:

• A.

Dual control switch

• B.

Manual lock

• C.

Electric switch lock

• D.

Signal lock

C. Electric switch lock
Explanation
An electric switch lock is a type of lock that is controlled by electricity and is used to restrict the use of a hand-operated switch or derail. This means that the switch or derail can only be operated when the electric switch lock is unlocked or disengaged. The electric switch lock adds an extra layer of security and control to the operation of the switch or derail, ensuring that it can only be used when authorized.

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• 12.

If two locomotive units are operated from a single control,is that considered an engine?

• A.

No.its two engines

• B.

None of the answers are correct

• C.

Yes,but it cannot be operated in Yard Limits

• D.

Yes

D. Yes
Explanation
The correct answer is Yes. When two locomotive units are operated from a single control, it is considered an engine. This means that both units are controlled and operated as a single entity, functioning together to provide the necessary power and propulsion. However, it is mentioned that this setup cannot be operated in Yard Limits, which may imply certain restrictions or limitations in certain operational areas.

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• 13.

What are signal appliances that are interconnected so that each of their movements follow the other in a proper sequence?

• A.

Automatic block signal system

• B.

Centralized traffic control

• C.

Track warrant signals

• D.

Interlocking

D. Interlocking
Explanation
Interlocking is the correct answer because it refers to a system of signal appliances that are interconnected in such a way that their movements follow each other in a proper sequence. This system ensures the safe and efficient movement of trains by preventing conflicting movements and maintaining a proper flow of traffic.

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• 14.

Interlockings may be operated:

• A.

Automatically

• B.

Manually

• C.

Explanation
Interlockings may be operated both automatically and manually. This means that they can be controlled and managed through automated systems as well as by human intervention. The option "Both answers are correct" implies that interlockings can be operated in either of these ways or even in a combination of both, depending on the specific requirements and circumstances.

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• 15.

Interlocking signals are:

• A.

Fixed signals of an interlocking that govern trains using interlocking limits.

• B.

Fixed flags that govern trains using interlocking limits

• C.

Signals that govern the use of all signaled systems

• D.

Signals at the entrance of a locked siding

A. Fixed signals of an interlocking that govern trains using interlocking limits.
Explanation
Interlocking signals are fixed signals that govern trains using interlocking limits. Interlocking limits refer to the specific areas where train movements are controlled and protected by interlocking systems. These systems ensure that trains can safely navigate through complex track layouts by coordinating the operation of signals, switches, and other trackside equipment. The interlocking signals indicate to train operators whether it is safe to proceed, stop, or take other necessary actions within the interlocking limits.

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• 16.

What is a main track?

• A.

A track extending through yards and between stations that can be occupied anytime without authority.

• B.

A length of track between absolute signals

• C.

A length of track between two distant signals.

• D.

A track extending through yards and between stations that must not be occupied without authority or protection

D. A track extending through yards and between stations that must not be occupied without authority or protection
Explanation
A main track refers to a track that extends through yards and between stations. It is important to note that this track should not be occupied without proper authority or protection. This means that trains or any other vehicles should not enter or use the main track without the necessary permission or safety measures in place.

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• 17.

A publication with instructions on trains,engine,or equipment movement is:

• A.

A rule book

• B.

A train and equipment manual

• C.

A mechanical rule book

• D.

A timetable

D. A timetable
Explanation
A timetable is a publication that provides instructions on trains, engine, or equipment movement. It outlines the schedule and routes for trains, allowing passengers and railway staff to plan their journeys and coordinate movements. Unlike a rule book or train and equipment manual, a timetable focuses on the timing and sequencing of train movements rather than the specific rules and technical details of the equipment or operations. Therefore, a timetable is the correct answer in this context.

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• 18.

A notice of conditions affecting train movement is

• A.

A train ledger

• B.

A train location manual

• C.

A train line up

• D.

A track bulletin

D. A track bulletin
Explanation
A track bulletin is a notice that provides information about conditions that may affect train movement. It includes details about track maintenance, repairs, or any other factors that could impact the schedule or safety of train operations. Train personnel rely on track bulletins to stay informed and make necessary adjustments to ensure smooth and efficient train movement. A train ledger, train location manual, and train line up are not specifically related to providing information about conditions affecting train movement, making them incorrect options.

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• 19.

What is a trackside warning detector?

• A.

A device that gives warnings of track conditions.

• B.

A device that indicates conditons such as overheated journals,dragging equipment,excess dimensions,shifted loads,high water,or slides

• C.

A device that gives warning of track failures

• D.

A device to indicate a warning two miles in advance

B. A device that indicates conditons such as overheated journals,dragging equipment,excess dimensions,shifted loads,high water,or slides
Explanation
A trackside warning detector is a device that indicates conditions such as overheated journals, dragging equipment, excess dimensions, shifted loads, high water, or slides. This device is designed to give warnings about potential hazards or issues on the track, allowing for timely intervention and prevention of accidents or damage to the train or tracks.

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• 20.

What is a method to authorize train movements or protect men or machines on a main track within specified limits in a territory designated by the timetable?

• A.

Track warrant control(TWC)

• B.

Centralized traffic control(CTC)

• C.

Timetable control

• D.

Signal indication

A. Track warrant control(TWC)
Explanation
Track warrant control (TWC) is a method used to authorize train movements or protect men or machines on a main track within specified limits in a territory designated by the timetable. This means that TWC allows for the control and authorization of train movements by issuing track warrants. It ensures that trains can safely operate within a specific area and prevents any conflicts or accidents from occurring. Centralized traffic control (CTC) and timetable control are other methods of train control, but in this case, TWC is the correct answer as it specifically refers to authorizing train movements and protecting men or machines on a main track within specified limits.

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• 21.

A portion of MAIN track designated by yard limit signs and timetable special instruction or a track bulletin is called:

• A.

A controlled sidins

• B.

Yard limits

• C.

Yard

• D.

Switching limits

B. Yard limits
Explanation
Yard limits refer to a specific portion of the main track that is designated by yard limit signs, timetable special instructions, or a track bulletin. This section of the track is where yard operations are conducted, such as switching and classifying cars. It is important for train crews to be aware of yard limits as they may have different rules and restrictions compared to other sections of the track.

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• 22.

What is a proceed indication?

• A.

Only a block signal indication displaying green is considered a proceed indication

• B.

Any block signal indication that allows a train to proceed without stopping

• C.

A signal aspect.

• D.

All approach signals are proceed indication signals.

B. Any block signal indication that allows a train to proceed without stopping
Explanation
A proceed indication refers to any block signal indication that allows a train to proceed without stopping. This means that when a train receives a signal displaying a proceed indication, it can continue its journey without having to halt. This could be a green signal or any other signal aspect that permits the train to move forward without any interruptions.

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• 23.

A siding is:

• A.

All tracks other than main track that can be used for passing or meeting trains

• B.

A track auxiliary to the main track for meeting or passing trains,entrance is governed by signal indication

• C.

Any track connected to the main track and used for storing cars or equipment.

• D.

A track connected to the main track and used for meeting or passing trains.Location of sidings are shown in the timetable

D. A track connected to the main track and used for meeting or passing trains.Location of sidings are shown in the timetable
Explanation
A siding is a track that is connected to the main track and is used for meeting or passing trains. The location of sidings is shown in the timetable.

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• 24.

A siding in CTC or interlocking limits hwere a signal indication authorized the siding's use is:

• A.

An industry track

• B.

A Controlled sidng

• C.

A yard track

• D.

An auxiliary track

B. A Controlled sidng
Explanation
A controlled siding refers to a siding within the CTC or interlocking limits where a signal indication authorizes its use. This means that the movement of trains on this siding is controlled by signals, ensuring safe and efficient operations. Unlike an industry track, yard track, or auxiliary track, a controlled siding has specific signal indications that allow trains to use it, indicating its importance in the overall rail network.

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• 25.

A movement opposite the authorized direction is a :

• A.

Reverse movement

• B.

Backup movement

• C.

Movement not allowed

• D.

Movement of cars ahead of the engine

A. Reverse movement
Explanation
A movement opposite the authorized direction refers to a reverse movement, where the object or vehicle moves in the opposite direction of the authorized or intended path. This term is commonly used in transportation and refers to a backward or opposite movement from the usual or expected direction.

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• 26.

Which of the following indicates the diffrence between a Yard and Yard Limits?

• A.

There is no difference

• B.

Yard applies to the main track.Yard limits is other than the main track

• C.

Only yards have signs and are listed in the timetable

• D.

Yard limits apply to the main track.Yard is other than the main tracks and sidings

D. Yard limits apply to the main track.Yard is other than the main tracks and sidings
Explanation
Yard limits and yard have different meanings and applications. Yard limits specifically apply to the main track, indicating the section of the track where certain rules and restrictions are in place. On the other hand, a yard refers to an area other than the main tracks and sidings, typically used for storing, classifying, and assembling trains. Therefore, the correct answer states that yard limits apply to the main track, while a yard is located in other areas.

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• 27.

CHAPTER ONE The conductor must remind the engineer that the train is approaching an area restricted by:1.47A.3

• A.

Track warrant

• B.

• C.

Track bulletin

• D.

All of the above

D. All of the above
Explanation
The conductor must remind the engineer that the train is approaching an area restricted by a track warrant, radio speed restriction, and track bulletin. This means that the train must follow specific instructions and regulations in this area for safety reasons.

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• 28.

When must the conductor inform the engineer of a restriction?1.47A.3

• A.

After the train passes two stations in advance of the restriction,but at least after the train passes the last station

• B.

After the train passes the last station,but at least 2 miles from the restriction.

• C.

Anytime it's convenient,but must be done at least 1 mile from the restriction.

• D.

When leaving the initial station

B. After the train passes the last station,but at least 2 miles from the restriction.
Explanation
The conductor must inform the engineer of a restriction after the train passes the last station, but at least 2 miles from the restriction. This ensures that the engineer has enough time to prepare for the restriction and adjust the train's speed accordingly. Informing the engineer earlier than 2 miles from the restriction may not provide enough time for the necessary adjustments to be made.

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• 29.

Safety is:1.1

• A.

The most important element in performing duties

• B.

Never compromised.

• C.

Rules compliance

• D.

Explanation
The given answer states that all answers are correct. This means that safety is indeed the most important element in performing duties, it should never be compromised, and rules compliance is also crucial. All of these statements align with the concept of safety and emphasize its significance in any task or activity. Therefore, the answer is valid and encompasses all the important aspects of safety.

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• 30.

In case of doubt or uncertainty:1.1.1

• A.

Take the safe course only if it doesn't cause delay.

• B.

Only take the safe course if your supervisor instructs you to.

• C.

Take the safe course

• D.

Contact the train dispatcher for instructions

C. Take the safe course
Explanation
The correct answer is "Take the safe course." This means that whenever there is doubt or uncertainty, it is advisable to choose the safer option. However, it is important to note that this should only be done if it does not cause any delay. This answer implies that safety should be prioritized, but not at the expense of efficiency or productivity.

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• 31.

Obeying the rules is:1.1

• A.

Essential only in train operations

• B.

Essential to job safety and continued employment

• C.

On a voluntary basis only

• D.

Required by new employees only

B. Essential to job safety and continued employment
Explanation
Obeying the rules is essential to job safety and continued employment because following the rules ensures that employees are aware of and adhere to safety protocols and guidelines. By obeying the rules, employees can prevent accidents, injuries, and potential harm to themselves and others in the workplace. Additionally, it demonstrates professionalism and responsibility, which are important for maintaining job security and continued employment. Failure to obey the rules can lead to disciplinary actions, termination, or even legal consequences in some cases. Therefore, it is crucial for employees to prioritize and adhere to the rules to ensure their own safety and job stability.

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• 32.

What is the most important element in performing duties?1.1

• A.

Reporting for duty at the proper place and time

• B.

Cooperation with fellow employees

• C.

Safety

• D.

None of the answers are correct

C. Safety
Explanation
Safety is the most important element in performing duties because it ensures the well-being and protection of oneself and others. By prioritizing safety, individuals can prevent accidents, injuries, and potential harm in the workplace. It also promotes a positive work environment and increases productivity. Safety measures include following protocols, using protective equipment, and being aware of potential hazards. By prioritizing safety, individuals can effectively carry out their duties without compromising their own health and the safety of others.

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• 33.

Employees that are governed by the General Code of Operating Rules,Time Table/Special instructions,must have:1.3.1

• A.

Knowledge of what these documents contain but not necessary to have a copy while on duty.

• B.

A current copy of these documents,but not necessary to have a copy while on duty.

• C.

A current copy of these documents they can refer to while on duty.

• D.

All the rules and regulations memorized

C. A current copy of these documents they can refer to while on duty.
Explanation
Employees who are governed by the General Code of Operating Rules, Time Table/Special instructions, must have a current copy of these documents that they can refer to while on duty. This means that they need to have access to these documents in order to follow the rules and regulations outlined in them. It is not necessary for them to have the documents memorized, but they should have a copy that they can consult as needed.

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• 34.

If an employee needs an explanation of any rule,regulations,or instruction who must he or she ask?1.3.1

• A.

Any employee with more seniority

• B.

Any company officer

• C.

A rail fan

• D.

His or her supervisor

D. His or her supervisor
Explanation
An employee should ask his or her supervisor for an explanation of any rule, regulations, or instruction. The supervisor is responsible for providing guidance and clarification regarding company policies and procedures. They have the knowledge and authority to address any questions or concerns raised by the employee. Seeking clarification from the supervisor ensures that the employee receives accurate and reliable information in accordance with the company's guidelines.

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• 35.

Rules may be issued,canceled,or modified by:1.3.1

• A.

Verbal authority of the train dispatcher

• B.

Verbal authority of any trainmaster

• C.

Track bulletin,general order,or special instructions

• D.

The Federal Register

C. Track bulletin,general order,or special instructions
Explanation
The correct answer is "Track bulletin, general order, or special instructions." This is because these documents are official written communications that provide specific instructions and information regarding the operation of trains. They are issued by the appropriate authorities and must be followed by train personnel to ensure safe and efficient train operations. Verbal authority from the train dispatcher or trainmaster may also be valid, but the track bulletin, general order, or special instructions carry more weight as they are official written documents. The Federal Register is not directly involved in issuing or modifying rules for train operations.

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• 36.

Before beginning each day's work or trip,trainmen,enginemen,and others whose duties require,must:1.3.2/1.3.3

• A.

Review General Orders,Circulars,instructions and notices that apply to the territory they will work on,and log the highest number on their time slips

• B.

Review General Orders,Circulars,instructions and notices that apply to the territory they will work on

• C.

Review General Orders,Circulars,instructions and notices that apply to the territory they will work on,and log the highest number in the log book.

• D.

B. Review General Orders,Circulars,instructions and notices that apply to the territory they will work on
Explanation
Before beginning each day's work or trip, trainmen, enginemen, and others whose duties require must review General Orders, Circulars, instructions, and notices that apply to the territory they will work on. This ensures that they are aware of any updates, changes, or specific instructions for their assigned territory. By reviewing these documents, they can stay informed and ensure the safety and efficiency of their work. There is no mention of logging the highest number on their time slips or in the log book, so those options can be eliminated. Therefore, the correct answer is to review the relevant documents for their territory.

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• 37.

Employees must not have any measureable alcohol in their breath or in their bodily fluids:1.5

• A.

While on duty.

• B.

When reporting for duty

• C.

While on company property

• D.

Explanation
Employees must not have any measurable alcohol in their breath or bodily fluids while on duty, when reporting for duty, or while on company property. This means that regardless of the specific situation, employees are prohibited from having any detectable alcohol in their system. This policy ensures that employees are fit for work and able to perform their duties safely and effectively.

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• 38.

Employees,while on duty,MUST NOT:1.10

• A.

Play games

• B.

Read magazines,or other literature not related to their duties

• C.

Use electronic devices not related to their duties

• D.

Explanation
The given answer states that all the options mentioned in the question are correct. This means that employees, while on duty, must not play games, read magazines or other literature not related to their duties, or use electronic devices not related to their duties. All of these activities can be considered distractions and can hinder productivity in the workplace.

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• 39.

Employees will report to and comply with instructions from:1.13

• A.

Any manager

• B.

The supervisors who have the proper jurisdiction

• C.

Employee in charge

• D.

Yardmasters

B. The supervisors who have the proper jurisdiction
Explanation
Employees are expected to report to and follow the instructions of supervisors who have the proper jurisdiction. This means that employees should listen to and comply with the directions given by supervisors who have the authority and responsibility to oversee their work. These supervisors are likely to have the necessary knowledge and expertise to guide and manage employees effectively in their specific area of jurisdiction. The answer implies that employees should not report to just any manager or any employee in charge, but specifically to supervisors who have the proper jurisdiction over their work. Yardmasters, who are responsible for overseeing train operations in a railroad yard, are also included as supervisors with the proper jurisdiction.

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• 40.

When operating on another railroad,unless otherwise instructed,employees will be governed by:1.14

• A.

Safety rules of the railroad they are employed by.

• B.

Air brake and train handling rules of the railroad they are employed by

• C.

The operating rules and timetable/special instructions of the railroad they are on

• D.

Explanation
When operating on another railroad, employees will be governed by the safety rules, air brake and train handling rules, and the operating rules and timetable/special instructions of the railroad they are employed by. All of these answers are correct because when working on another railroad, employees must follow the rules and regulations of that specific railroad in order to ensure safety and proper train operations.

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• 41.

Employees subject to call must indicate where they can be reached and must not be absent from their calling place without notifying:1.16

• A.

The trainmaster

• B.

Those required to call them

• C.

The yardmaster

• D.

The control operator

B. Those required to call them
Explanation
Employees subject to call must provide their contact information and notify those who are required to call them if they will be absent from their designated calling place. This ensures that communication can be maintained and any necessary instructions or updates can be relayed effectively. By doing so, employees can ensure that they are reachable and can fulfill their responsibilities promptly and efficiently.

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• 42.

Employees must be familiar and comply with the requirements of the:1.7

• A.

F.A.A

• B.

Federal statistics on safety

• C.

• D.

Federal hours of service laws

D. Federal hours of service laws
Explanation
Employees must be familiar and comply with the requirements of the Federal hours of service laws. These laws regulate the maximum number of hours that employees in certain industries, such as transportation, can work in a given period. It is important for employees to be familiar with these laws to ensure they are not exceeding the allowed hours of work, which can lead to fatigue and safety hazards. By complying with these laws, employees can ensure they are working within the legal limits and promoting safety in their workplace.

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• 43.

Employees must report for duty:1.15

• A.

At the designated time and place

• B.

With the necessary equipment to perform their duties

• C.

No later than 10 minutes after the assigned on duty time

• D.

Both A and B are correct

D. Both A and B are correct
Explanation
Both A and B are correct because employees are required to report for duty at the designated time and place, as well as bring the necessary equipment to perform their duties. Additionally, they must arrive no later than 10 minutes after the assigned on duty time. This ensures that employees are punctual and prepared to fulfill their responsibilities.

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• 44.

Employees must expect the movement of train,engines,cars,or other movable equipment at any time:1.20

• A.

On tthe main track only

• B.

On facing movements only

• C.

In yard tracks only

• D.

On any track and in either direction

D. On any track and in either direction
Explanation
Employees must always be prepared for the movement of trains, engines, cars, or any other movable equipment at any time. This means that they should expect these movements not only on the main track, but also on yard tracks and in any direction. It is crucial for employees to be constantly aware of their surroundings and exercise caution to ensure their safety in any situation.

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• 45.

Who is responsible for the safety of their train and observance of the rules?1.47

• A.

The conductor

• B.

The conductor and engineer

• C.

The engineer

• D.

The yardmaster

B. The conductor and engineer
Explanation
The conductor and engineer are responsible for the safety of their train and observance of the rules. The conductor is in charge of managing the train's crew, ensuring that the train operates safely, and enforcing safety protocols. The engineer, on the other hand, is responsible for operating the train and adhering to the rules and regulations of the railway system. Together, they work as a team to ensure the safety of the train and its passengers.

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• 46.

Can a student engineer or other qualified employee operate the engine?1.47.B.1

• A.

Yes under the close supervision of a trainmaster

• B.

Yes under the close supervision of any company officer that has engineer experience

• C.

Yes under the close supervision of the engineer

• D.

No,only the engineer can operate the engine

C. Yes under the close supervision of the engineer
Explanation
A student engineer or other qualified employee can operate the engine, but only under the close supervision of the engineer. This means that they must be closely monitored and guided by the engineer during the operation of the engine.

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• 47.

The engineer is responsible for safety and efficiently operating the engine.Who must obey the engineer's instructions that concern operating the engine?1.47B.1

• A.

Student engineer only

• B.

Any new employee on the train

• C.

Crew members

• D.

All crew members except the Conductor

C. Crew members
Explanation
The engineer is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the engine. Therefore, it is logical to conclude that the crew members, who work closely with the engineer and are involved in the operation of the engine, must obey the engineer's instructions concerning its operation.

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• 48.

Crew members in the engine control compartment must be alert for signals.As soon as a signal becomes visible or audible,crew members must communicate clearly to each other the name or aspect of signals affecting their train.1.47C.2

• A.

This only applies to yellow and red signals

• B.

This applies to all signals

• C.

This only applies to yellow and yellow-red flags

• D.

This applies only to distant signals

B. This applies to all signals
Explanation
The correct answer is "This applies to all signals." This means that crew members in the engine control compartment must be alert for any signals, regardless of their color or type. As soon as a signal becomes visible or audible, crew members must communicate clearly to each other the name or aspect of the signals affecting their train. This ensures that the crew is aware of any signals and can respond accordingly to maintain safety and control of the train.

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• 49.

Regarding the previous question,if the signal is not complied with promptly,other crew members must remind the engineer and /or conductor of the rule requirement.When the engineer and /or conductor fail to comply with a signal indication or take proper action to comply with the restriction or rule:1.47C.2and 3

• A.

They must immediately take action to ensure safety and immediately contact the train dispatcher for instructions.

• B.

They must immediately take action to ensure safety,using the emergency brake valve to stop the train,if necessary.

• C.

They must immediately take action to ensure safety and immediately broadcast on radio for other trains to get in the clear

• D.

They must immediately notify the Trainmaster

A. They must immediately take action to ensure safety and immediately contact the train dispatcher for instructions.
Explanation
When the engineer and/or conductor fail to comply with a signal indication or take proper action to comply with the restriction or rule, they must immediately take action to ensure safety and immediately contact the train dispatcher for instructions. This is important because the train dispatcher can provide guidance and instructions to prevent any potential accidents or hazards. The train dispatcher has the authority and knowledge to advise the crew members on how to proceed safely in such situations. Therefore, contacting the train dispatcher promptly is crucial for maintaining the safety of the train and its passengers.

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• 50.

Chapter 2Employees transmitting or acknowledging a radio communications must begin with:2.2

• A.

Time of transportation

• B.

The subdivision they are on

• C.

Over

• D.

The required indentification

D. The required indentification
Explanation
When employees are transmitting or acknowledging a radio communication, they must begin by providing their required identification. This is important for ensuring clear and effective communication, as it allows others to know who is speaking and helps to avoid confusion or misunderstandings. By stating their required identification at the beginning of the communication, employees can establish a clear line of communication and ensure that their message is properly received and understood.

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