Iais Gcor Study Quiz/transportation Employees

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Iais Gcor Study Quiz/transportation Employees

This Quiz will help to prepare you for the Real test that you will be given at the end of your training. GOOD LUCK!


Questions and Answers
  • 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.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Centralized traffic control(CTC)

    • B. 

      Track warrant control(TWC)

    • C. 

      Absolute block signal system(ABSS)

    • D. 

      Automatic block signal system(ABS)

  • 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)

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Control Operator

    • B. 

      Controller

    • C. 

      Conductor

    • D. 

      Clerk Operator

  • 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

  • 6. 
    • 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

  • 7. 
    • 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.

  • 8. 
    Crossings that intersect at the same level are called:
    • A. 

      Level crossings

    • B. 

      Overhead crossings

    • C. 

      Bridge crossings

    • D. 

      Crossings at grade

  • 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

  • 10. 
    • 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

  • 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

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      No.its two engines

    • B. 

      None of the answers are correct

    • C. 

      Yes,but it cannot be operated in Yard Limits

    • D. 

      Yes

  • 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

  • 14. 
    Interlockings may be operated:
    • A. 

      Automatically

    • B. 

      Manually

    • C. 

      Both answers are correct

  • 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

  • 16. 
    • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 19. 
    • 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

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      Track warrant control(TWC)

    • B. 

      Centralized traffic control(CTC)

    • C. 

      Timetable control

    • D. 

      Signal indication

  • 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

  • 22. 
    • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 26. 
    • 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

  • 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. 

      Radio speed restriction

    • C. 

      Track bulletin

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 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

  • 29. 
    Safety is:1.1
    • A. 

      The most important element in performing duties

    • B. 

      Never compromised.

    • C. 

      Rules compliance

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 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

  • 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

  • 32. 
    • A. 

      Reporting for duty at the proper place and time

    • B. 

      Cooperation with fellow employees

    • C. 

      Safety

    • D. 

      None of the answers are correct

  • 33. 
    • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. 

      All the answers are correct

  • 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. 

      All answers are correct

  • 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. 

      All answers are correct

  • 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

  • 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. 

      All answers are correct

  • 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

  • 42. 
    • A. 

      F.A.A

    • B. 

      Federal statistics on safety

    • C. 

      American Association of Railroads manual

    • D. 

      Federal hours of service laws

  • 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

  • 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

  • 45. 
    • A. 

      The conductor

    • B. 

      The conductor and engineer

    • C. 

      The engineer

    • D. 

      The yardmaster

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 49. 
    • 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

  • 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

  • 51. 
    An employee who receives a transmission must repeat it:2.3
    • A. 

      To the person transmitting the message

    • B. 

      To the train dispatcher

    • C. 

      To the yardmaster

    • D. 

      To the conductor or engineer

  • 52. 
    An employee is not required to repeat a radio transmission if the communication:2.3
    • A. 

      Is a recorded message from an automatic alarm device

    • B. 

      Is general in nature and does not contain any information,instruction,or advise that could affect the safety of a railroad operation

    • C. 

      Concerns switching operations

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 53. 
    When a radio transmission is complete and a response is expected,the transmitting employee must say:2.4
    • A. 

      Out

    • B. 

      Come on Back

    • C. 

      Over

    • D. 

      Over and out

  • 54. 
    When a radio transmission is complete and no response is expected,the transmitting employee must say:2.5
    • A. 

      Over

    • B. 

      Over and out

    • C. 

      Out,preceded by required indentification

    • D. 

      Nothing

  • 55. 
    When must an employee not act upon a communication and treat it as if it was not sent?:2.6
    • A. 

      When the employee receives radio transmission from trains of other railroads

    • B. 

      When the employee receives radio transmissions from other crew members,not yet on duty

    • C. 

      When the employee does not understand a radio communication or receives a communication that is incomplete

    • D. 

      When the employee receives a transmission from a company oficer from another division

  • 56. 
    Regarding the previous,an exception to this rule would be,if the information may affect the safety of the employees or the public or cause damage to property:2.6
    • A. 

      If necessary,stop movement until the communication is understood

    • B. 

      If necessary,contact your supervisor for instructions

    • C. 

      If necessary,keep moving at restricted speed

    • D. 

      If necessary,keep moving,sounding whistle and ringing bell

  • 57. 
    It is permissible to give the name,position,aspect,or indication displayed by a fixed signal on the radio:2.12
    • A. 

      As long as it's between members of the same crew

    • B. 

      If the information is needed to warn of an emergency

    • C. 

      Both A and B are correct

    • D. 

      Not under any condition

  • 58. 
    When the radio is used instead of hand signals,information must include a:2.13
    • A. 

      Direction of the movement

    • B. 

      Direction of movement and speed to make the movement

    • C. 

      Directions and distance to be traveled

    • D. 

      Distance to the next coupling

  • 59. 
    • A. 

      Movement must stop within one fourth of the distance specified unless additional instructions are received

    • B. 

      Movement must stop within one half mile of the distance specified unless additional instructions are received

    • C. 

      Movement must stop within one half the range of vision unless additional instructions are received

    • D. 

      Movement must stop within half the distance specified unless additional instructions are received

  • 60. 
    Track warrants and track bulletins may not be copied:2.14
    • A. 

      By a student engineer

    • B. 

      By any employee while the train is moving

    • C. 

      By any employee operating the controls of a moving engine

    • D. 

      By the engineer at any time

  • 61. 
    • A. 

      Be in good working condition and reliable

    • B. 

      Be in good working condition and reliable.Display minutes and seconds

    • C. 

      Be in good working condition and reliable,Display hours,minutes,and seconds

    • D. 

      Be checked by a jeweler every year

  • 62. 
    Every day before beggining work,all employees must make time comparison.One of the methods that can be used is:3.3
    • A. 

      Ask the train dispatcher for the correct time

    • B. 

      Compare their watch with the time service designated in the special instructions

    • C. 

      Compare their watch with any employee who has the correct time

    • D. 

      Any of the above

  • 63. 
    Employees must make sure their watch does not vary from the correct time by more than:3.3
    • A. 

      One minute

    • B. 

      30 seconds

    • C. 

      60 seconds

    • D. 

      10 seconds

  • 64. 
                                                            Chapter 4When is the previous timetable replaced:4.1
    • A. 

      Every January 1st

    • B. 

      Every three months

    • C. 

      Once per year

    • D. 

      The moment a new timtable goes into effect

  • 65. 
    At least 24 hours before a new timetable goes into effect,notification will be made by:4.1.1
    • A. 

      Timetable Order

    • B. 

      General Order

    • C. 

      Verbal authority from the train dispatcher

    • D. 

      Trainmasters notice

  • 66. 
    Special Insrtuctions will:4.2
    • A. 

      Replace any rule or regulation with which they conflict

    • B. 

      Change only rules in the General Code of Operating Rules

    • C. 

      Replace only rules and regulations now in the special instructions

    • D. 

      Replace only Federal rules and regulations

  • 67. 
                                                       Chapter 5To recognize and follow signals correctly,employees must:5.2.1
    • A. 

      Always be on the lookout for signals

    • B. 

      Comply with the intent of the signal

    • C. 

      Not act on any signal that they don't understand or that may be intended for other trains or engines

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 68. 
    To give clear signals at night,employees must:5.2.2
    • A. 

      Use night signals from sunrise to sunset

    • B. 

      Use the correct color of reflectorized flags or lights

    • C. 

      Use a white light only

    • D. 

      Both A and B are correct

  • 69. 
    A hand or light signal swung at right angle to the track is:5.3.1
    • A. 

      A signal to backup

    • B. 

      A signal to stop

    • C. 

      A signal to stop and backup

    • D. 

      A signal to move forward

  • 70. 
    Employees who gives signals must:5.3.1
    • A. 

      Make sure signals can be plainly seen

    • B. 

      Give signals clearly so they can be understood

    • C. 

      Give signals on the engineer's side of the track when practicable

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 71. 
    A signal raised and lowered vertically is a signal to:5.3.1
    • A. 

      Proceed

    • B. 

      Stop

    • C. 

      Back up

    • D. 

      Stop and back up

  • 72. 
    If a person disappears who is giving the signal to back or shove a train,engine or car,or light being used disappears,employees must:5.3.3
    • A. 

      Stop movement,unless employee on leading car controls the air brakes

    • B. 

      Make any further movement at restricted speed

    • C. 

      Continue to make the move and contact the employee on the radio

    • D. 

      Stop the movement and back up

  • 73. 
    Any object waved violently by any person on or near the track is a signal to:5.3.4
    • A. 

      Stop at the next crossing

    • B. 

      Slow down

    • C. 

      Move at walking speed

    • D. 

      Stop

  • 74. 
    Employees may use radio when using hand signals is not practical.Employees must make sure crew members:5.3.6
    • A. 

      Understand that while using the radio,the engineer will not accept any hand signals,unless they are stop signals

    • B. 

      Understand they can interchange radio and hand signals

    • C. 

      Understand the engineer will accept all hand signals,as long as he knows who is giving them

    • D. 

      Understand the engineer will accept all hand signals,including stop signals

  • 75. 
    Radio communications for backing and shoving movements must:5.3.7
    • A. 

      Specify direction and speed

    • B. 

      Specify the movement must be made at restricted speed.

    • C. 

      Specify distance only

    • D. 

      Specify direction and distance

  • 76. 
    When radio communications is used for backing and shoving:5.3.7
    • A. 

      Movement must stop within half a mile of the distance specified unless additional instructions are received

    • B. 

      Movement must stop within half of the distance specified unless additional instructions are received

    • C. 

      Movement must stop within fourth of the distance specified unless additional instructions are received

    • D. 

      Movement must stop within half the range of vision unless additional instructions are received

  • 77. 
    Yellow flags will be used for:5.4.1
    • A. 

      Temporary speed restrictions

    • B. 

      Blocked track and movement must stop

    • C. 

      Protection of workmen servicing rolling equipment

    • D. 

      Protection of Form B track bulletin

  • 78. 
    Yellow-red flags will be used:5.4.2A
    • A. 

      When track is passable with a speed restriction

    • B. 

      When a train may be required to stop

    • C. 

      To protect the train from collision to the rear

    • D. 

      To protect the workmen servicing rolling equipment

  • 79. 
    A yellow flag will be placed how far in advance of the restriction?5.4.2
    • A. 

      One mile

    • B. 

      Two miles

    • C. 

      Depends on track grade and curvature

    • D. 

      One and a half miles

  • 80. 
    When a train reaches the restricted area specified by track warrant,track bulletin,or general order:5.4.2A
    • A. 

      The speed specified must not be exceeded until the head of the train clears the restricted area

    • B. 

      The speed specified must not be exceeded until the rear of the train clears the restricted area

    • C. 

      The speed specified must not be exceeded until half of the train has cleared the restricted area

    • D. 

      Speed must not be increased until the train is 4 miles beyond the green flag

  • 81. 
    When you pass a yellow flag and restriction is not specified in writing.What speed do you operate 2 miles beyond the yellow flag?5.4.2B
    • A. 

      20 MPH

    • B. 

      Restricted speed

    • C. 

      Reduced speed

    • D. 

      10 MPH

  • 82. 
    Yellow-red flags warn a train to be prepared to:5.4.3
    • A. 

      Proceed not to exceed 10 mph,and watch out for men or equipment

    • B. 

      Stop because of men or equipment

    • C. 

      Proceed not to exceed 20 mph,watch out for men or equipment

    • D. 

      Proceed at reduced speed and watch out for men and equipment

  • 83. 
    When a yellow-red flag is displayed and restriction is not specified in writing,what do you do if you find a red flag 2 miles beyond the yellow-red flag?5.4.3
    • A. 

      Stop and proceed at restricted speed

    • B. 

      Stop

    • C. 

      Stop and proceed at 10 mph

    • D. 

      Stop and proceed at 20 mph

  • 84. 
    Regarding the previous question,what do you do if you DO NOT  find a red flag 2 miles beyond the yellow-red flag?5.4.3
    • A. 

      Proceed at restricted speed

    • B. 

      Proceed at 10 mph

    • C. 

      Proceed under a flagmen's protection

    • D. 

      Proceed at 20 mph

  • 85. 
    • A. 

      Resume normal speed when the head of the train passes

    • B. 

      End of restricted area

    • C. 

      Return to track speed when engine is 4 miles beyond the green flag.

    • D. 

      Start of restricted area

  • 86. 
    • A. 

      The train dispatcher gives verbal permission

    • B. 

      The employee in charge gives verbal permission

    • C. 

      The roadmaster gives verbal permission

    • D. 

      The gang foreman gives verbal permission

  • 87. 
    When permission is received  to proceed by the red flag,what instructions must be given?5.4.7
    • A. 

      If a track bulletin form B is not in effect,permission must include 20 mph for a given distance

    • B. 

      If a track bulletin form B is not in effect,permission must include 20 mph for giveb distance

    • C. 

      A speed restriction of less than 30 mph

    • D. 

      If a track bulletin form B is not in effect,permission must include speed and distance

  • 88. 
    Regarding the previous question,if a speed restriction is given,when can the train exceed the speed?5.4.7
    • A. 

      Whent the head of the train has passed the specified distance form the red flag or red light,unless otherwise instructed by the employee in charge

    • B. 

      When the train dispatcher gives verbal permission to proceed at normal speed

    • C. 

      When the rear of the train has passed the specified distance form the red flag or red light,unless otherwise instructed by the employee in charge

    • D. 

      When restricted speed is no longer required

  • 89. 
    When red flags or red lights are displayed between the rails:5.4.7
    • A. 

      The train must stop and not proceed until the flag or light has been removed by an employee of the class that placed it.

    • B. 

      Train must stop and flag can be removed by conductor,then proceed at restricted speed

    • C. 

      Train must stop and not proceed until flag or light has been removed by a foreman

    • D. 

      Trains must stop and not proceed until flag or light has been removed by the yard crew

  • 90. 
    • A. 

      This is a false statement.Flags will always be placed to the left as viewed by an approaching train

    • B. 

      This is a false statement.Flags can be placed to left of the track as viewed by an approaching train.Not necessary to include this information in a track bulletin,track warrant,special instructions,or general order

    • C. 

      Flags will be placed in this manner unless otherwise specified by track bulletin,track warrant,special instructions,or general order

    • D. 

      This is a false statement.Flags can be placed on either side of track without including this information on any document

  • 91. 
    If train approaches an unattended fusee burning on or near its track:5.6
    • A. 

      The train must slow down and wait for the fusee to burn out

    • B. 

      The train need not stop,but must proceed at restricted speed for 1 mile

    • C. 

      The train must stop before going by the fusee

    • D. 

      The train must stop consistent with good train handling

  • 92. 
    • A. 

      Stop before passing the fusee if consistent with good train handling

    • B. 

      Slow down and proceed at restricted speed for two miles beyond the fusee

    • C. 

      Stop before passing the fusee

    • D. 

      Proceed at restricted speed without stopping

  • 93. 
    After stopping,the train must proceed at:5.6
    • A. 

      Restricted speed until the rear end is 1 mile beyond the fusee

    • B. 

      Reduced speed until the head end is 1 mile beyond the fusee

    • C. 

      Restricted speed until the head end is 1 mile beyond th fusee

    • D. 

      Restricted speed until the head end is 2 miles beyond the fusee

  • 94. 
    • A. 

      One long sound held continually

    • B. 

      Succesion of long sounds

    • C. 

      Succession of short and lobg sounds

    • D. 

      Sucession of short sounds

  • 95. 
    Can a train ever turn its head lighs off,if it is stopped on the main track?:5.9.2.
    • A. 

      In non-signaled territory,when the train is left unattended on the main track protected by a track warrant or yard limits

    • B. 

      The train can never turn the head light off while on the main track

    • C. 

      Within block system limits when the train is left unattended on the main track

    • D. 

      Both A and C are correct

  • 96. 
    If the headlight on the train fails:5.9.3
    • A. 

      Ditch lights must be on,when so equipped

    • B. 

      Continue to move proceeded by a flagman

    • C. 

      Continue to move and not exceed 10 mph

    • D. 

      Continue to move at restricted speed

  • 97. 
    At night,if headlight and dith lights fail to operate and no other unit can be used as the lead  unit,continue movement with a white light displayed on the lead unit:5.9.3
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False.Must have a red light displayed on the lead unit

  • 98. 
    Regarding the previous question:How does a train operate over public crossings at night without a workin headlight or ditch lights?5.9.3
    • A. 

      Stop the train before each public crossing,so a crew member can provide warning until the crossing is occupied,unless crossing gates are in fully lowered position,or no traffic is approaching or stopped at the crossing

    • B. 

      Train need not stop but must proceed over every crossing at restricted speed

    • C. 

      Train need not stop but must proceed over crossings at 10 mph

    • D. 

      Train must be stopped and no further movement allowed

  • 99. 
    A marker of the prescribed type must be displayed on the trailing end of the rear car to:5.10
    • A. 

      Give warning when backing up

    • B. 

      Let other trains know there's a train ahead

    • C. 

      Indicate the rear of the train

    • D. 

      None of the answers are correct

  • 100. 
    An alternate marker is a:5.10.2
    • A. 

      Red light only

    • B. 

      Flashlight red light only

    • C. 

      Reflector,red flag or light fixture

    • D. 

      Double red light

  • 101. 
    • A. 

      Indentification numbers.

    • B. 

      Engine number,adding the direction when required,but the ID engine must be lead

    • C. 

      Initials and engine numbers,adding the direction when required

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 102. 
    Blue signal protection is a requirement for protecting railroad workmen:5.13
    • A. 

      Who are inspecting track and condition of track

    • B. 

      Who are testing signals and signal appliances

    • C. 

      Who are inspecting,testing,repairing,and servicing rolling equipment

    • D. 

      Who are inspecting bridges

  • 103. 
    • A. 

      When they are performing repairs to rolling equipment THAT IS PART of the train or yard movement they are handling or will handle

    • B. 

      When they are performing repairs to rolling equipment NOT PART of the train or yard movement they are handling or will handle

    • C. 

      Train and yard crews are always required to use blue signal protection when doing ant repairs to all equipment

    • D. 

      Train and yard crews are excluded from evr using a blue signal protection

  • 104. 
    If a signal is improperly displayed,or a signal,flag,or sign is absent from the place it is usually shown,regard the signal as:5.15
    • A. 

      Having no significance,as the signal is improper,pay no attention

    • B. 

      Not a true signal.Report this to a train dispatcher but pay no attention to the signal

    • C. 

      Showing the most restrictive indication it can give

    • D. 

      Showing the least restrictive indication it can give

  • 105. 
                                                        Chapter 6Before initiating movement on a main track, a crew member must:6.2
    • A. 

      Receive a track warrant,or determine from the train dispatcher or yardmaster if any track bulletins are needed

    • B. 

      Receive an "Initiating Movement Authority"from the yardmaster

    • C. 

      Recieve Track and Time authority form the yardmaster

    • D. 

      Receive a track permit

  • 106. 
    To occupy a main track,a train must have:6.3
    • A. 

      Authority in CTC only

    • B. 

      Authority

    • C. 

      Authority in non-signaled territory only

    • D. 

      Track warrant authority in CTC

  • 107. 
    One of the main track authorities is yard limits.How do you know if a station has yard limits?6.3
    • A. 

      By the train register

    • B. 

      By the yard limit register

    • C. 

      By the timetable

    • D. 

      By the station register

  • 108. 
    • A. 

      Signal indication from a controlled signal which indicates proceed is the only way a train can enter an interlocking.

    • B. 

      Verbal authority from the control operator is the only way you can enter an interlocking

    • C. 

      Track and Time

    • D. 

      Signal indication from a controlled signal that indicates proceed or verbal authority from the control operator

  • 109. 
    A reverse movement can only be made:6.4
    • A. 

      Opposite the movement that is being made

    • B. 

      A movement opposite the authorized direction

    • C. 

      When ever the engine is in reverse

    • D. 

      A back up movement

  • 110. 
    Reverse movements can only be made:6.4
    • A. 

      On sidings

    • B. 

      On all tracks

    • C. 

      On any track or controlled siding

    • D. 

      In yard limits

  • 111. 
    Reverse movements are always made at:6.4
    • A. 

      Reduced speed

    • B. 

      Restricted speed

    • C. 

      10 mph or less

    • D. 

      20 mph

  • 112. 
    Obtain permissionfor reverse movements:6.4.1
    • A. 

      Unless the movement is in non-signaled territory

    • B. 

      Unless the movement is within the same signaled block

    • C. 

      Neither answer is correct.Permission is always needed

    • D. 

      Both A and B are correct

  • 113. 
    • A. 

      Change direction without permission form the control operator

    • B. 

      Change direction unless under flag protection

    • C. 

      Change direction unless yardmaster grants permission

    • D. 

      Change direction unless it is at restricted speed

  • 114. 
    • A. 

      Continuously occupies at least half a train length of the limits

    • B. 

      Continuously occupies all of the interlocking limits

    • C. 

      Continuously occupies at least one car length of the limits

    • D. 

      Continuously occupies the limits with the engine

  • 115. 
    On a back movement,the train speed must not exceed:6.5
    • A. 

      10 mph

    • B. 

      20 mph

    • C. 

      15 mph

    • D. 

      25 mph

  • 116. 
    When all conditions of a back movement have been met:6.6
    • A. 

      Restricted speed does not apply,but you still must have on the point of the movement

    • B. 

      Restricted speed always applies

    • C. 

      Restricted speed does not apply

    • D. 

      Movement must still stop within half the range of vision

  • 117. 
    Yard Limits are an authority to occupy:6.13
    • A. 

      The main track and sidings

    • B. 

      All tracks in a yard

    • C. 

      All tracks at a station

    • D. 

      The main track

  • 118. 
    In non-signaled Yard Limits all trains must move at:6.13
    • A. 

      Restricted speed

    • B. 

      Reduced speed

    • C. 

      Track speed unless there is another train in the Yard limits

    • D. 

      Half the speed limit

  • 119. 
    In signaled yard limits,what is the train speed if the signals are more favorable than Approach?6.13
    • A. 

      Restricted speed

    • B. 

      Track speed

    • C. 

      Reduced speed

    • D. 

      Half the speed limit posted

  • 120. 
    Crew members must determine if train or engine is being handled safely and is under control.What factors are considered in determining this?6.22
    • A. 

      Train or engine speed

    • B. 

      Air guage indications

    • C. 

      Grade conditions

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 121. 
    After an emergency stop or severe slack action,inspection of cars,units,equipment and track must be inspected as outlined in the :6.23
    • A. 

      Special Insructions

    • B. 

      Air brake and train handling rules

    • C. 

      Mechanical hand book

    • D. 

      Answers A and B are correct

  • 122. 
    On movements at restricted speed,what is the maximum speed allowed:6.27
    • A. 

      10 mph

    • B. 

      20 mph

    • C. 

      30 mph

    • D. 

      15 mph

  • 123. 
    On movements at restricted speed,the train is also required to be at a speed that allows stopping within?6.27
    • A. 

      Half the range of vision

    • B. 

      One half mile

    • C. 

      One half a train length

    • D. 

      One train length

  • 124. 
    Compliance with restricted speed must be done until the:6.27
    • A. 

      Leading wheels reach a point where movement at restricted speed is no longer required

    • B. 

      Entire train has passed the point the point where restricted speed is no longer required

    • C. 

      Train has passed a green flag

    • D. 

      Train has passed a yellow falg

  • 125. 
    Except when moving on a main track or on a track where a block system is in effect,trains and engines must move at a speed that allows them to:6.28
    • A. 

      Stop within one mile

    • B. 

      Stop within half the range of vision

    • C. 

      Stop within the range of vision

    • D. 

      Stop within on train length

  • 126. 
    Avoid leaving cars or equipment on sidings unless authorized by the train dispatcher:6.28.3
    • A. 

      Except if authorized by the trainmaster

    • B. 

      Except if authorized by the roadmaster

    • C. 

      Never leave cars on sidings

    • D. 

      Except in an emergency.In this case,notify the train dispatcher immediately

  • 127. 
    • A. 

      By any available means

    • B. 

      By hand signals only

    • C. 

      By using the radio,if no answer,need not go any further

    • D. 

      Notify the next station

  • 128. 
    When a train stops to let another train meet or pass it,trainmen on the head end must inspect the passing train:6.29.1
    • A. 

      From the ground

    • B. 

      From the engine cab

    • C. 

      From the railing of the engine

    • D. 

      From any place except on the ground

  • 129. 
    Crew members must be aware of trackside warning detectors and signals from persons inspecting their train.If they receive a stop signal,the trackside detector indicates failed equipment,or if they detect a dangerous condition,the train must be:6.29.1
    • A. 

      Stopped immediately for an inspection

    • B. 

      Stopped at the next station

    • C. 

      Stopped at the next siding if another train is available to inspect their train

    • D. 

      Watched closely by crew members,and reducing train speed

  • 130. 
    • A. 

      The engineer only

    • B. 

      The conductor only

    • C. 

      The conductor and engineer are jointly responsible

    • D. 

      The train dispatcher

  • 131. 
    When possible,who must crew members notify promptly of any condition that will delay or prevent their from making usual speed?6.31
    • A. 

      All opposing trains,so they will delayed at the meeting point

    • B. 

      The maintenance forces ahead

    • C. 

      The trainmaster

    • D. 

      The train dispatcher

  • 132. 
    When cars are shoved,kicked or gravity switch move is made over road crossings at grade:6.32.1
    • A. 

      An employee must be on the ground at the crossing to provide warning until crossing is occupied.

    • B. 

      Make any movement over the crossing only on the employee's signal

    • C. 

      Go slow enough as not to strike traffle at the crossing

    • D. 

      Both A and B are correct

  • 133. 
    Regarding the previous question,warning is not required when crossing is equipped with:
    • A. 

      Gates that are fully lowered

    • B. 

      Flashing lights or passive warning devices when it is clearly seen that no traffic is approaching or stopped at the crossing.Shoving movements must not exceed 15 mph over crossing until occupied

    • C. 

      Stop signs

    • D. 

      A or B is correct

  • 134. 
    • A. 

      Movement has been delayed or stopped within 3000 feet of the crossing

    • B. 

      Movement is closely following another movement,or movement is on other than main track or siding

    • C. 

      Movement enters a main track or siding within 3,000 feet of the crossing

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 135. 
    • A. 

      A train or cut of cars is parted closer than 250 feet from a road crossing

    • B. 

      The head-end of a train is stopped closer than 250 feet from a road crossing

    • C. 

      Both A and B are correct.

    • D. 

      Neither of the above is neccesary

  • 136. 
    If possible avoid leaving cars,engines,or equipment standing more than_______feet from a raod crossing where there is an adjacent track:6.32.4
    • A. 

      250

    • B. 

      200

    • C. 

      300

    • D. 

      100

  • 137. 
    In unusually heavy rain,storm,or high water,trains and engines must approach bridges,culverts,and other potentially hazardous points prepared to stop.If they cannot proceed safely:6.21
    • A. 

      They must proceed at restricted speed

    • B. 

      They must proceed only on instructions from the train dispatcher

    • C. 

      They must stop until it is safe to resume movement

    • D. 

      They must not proceed under any circumstances

  • 138. 
    When a train or engine is stopped by an emergency application of the brakes or severe slack action occurs while stopping,the first action you must take is:6.23
    • A. 

      Notify the train dispatcher and he will notify other trains in the area

    • B. 

      Reset th PC

    • C. 

      If an adjacent main track or controlled siding may be obstructed,immediately warn other trains by radio stating exact location and status of the train

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 139. 
                                                         Chapter 7Do not leave equipment standing where it will:7.1
    • A. 

      Foul equipment on adjacent tracks

    • B. 

      Cause injury to employees riding on the side of a car or engine

    • C. 

      Be considered an eye sore by the public

    • D. 

      Both A or B are correct

  • 140. 
    On tracks where clearance point is not indicated or visible,dtermine the clearance point by standing outside the rail of adjacent track and extend arm towards the equipment.When unable to touch the equipment,leave equipment at least an additional____feet into the track to ensure equipment is beyond the clearance point.7.1
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      75

  • 141. 
    Equipment may be left on a:7.1
    • A. 

      Main track,fouling a siding switch,when the switch is lined for the main track

    • B. 

      Siding,fouling a main track switch,when the switch is lined for the siding

    • C. 

      Yard switching lead,fouling a yard track switch when the switch is lined for the yard switching lead

    • D. 

      Indusrty track beyond the clearance point of the switch leading to the industry

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 142. 
    • A. 

      A clear understanding only hand signals will be made

    • B. 

      A clear understanding of movements to be made

    • C. 

      A clear understanding only the radio will be used

    • D. 

      A clear understanding with the yardmaster as to movements to be made

  • 143. 
    Before coupling to or moving cars or engines,verify that the cars or engines are properly secured and can be coupled and moved safely.Make coupling at a speed of not more than:7.4
    • A. 

      5 mph

    • B. 

      4 mph

    • C. 

      2 mph

    • D. 

      3 mph

  • 144. 
    Can you depend upon air brakesto hold a train,engine or cars in place when left unattended?7.5
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 145. 
    • A. 

      Train is ready to be moved

    • B. 

      Air brake system is fully charged

    • C. 

      Air brake system is bled off

    • D. 

      Air brake system is fully discharged

  • 146. 
    Always apply a sufficient number of hand brakes to prevent movement.If hand brakes are not adequate:7.6
    • A. 

      Apply air to the cars

    • B. 

      Block the wheels

    • C. 

      Put the cars into emergency

    • D. 

      Put the locomotives in reverse

  • 147. 
    Kicking cars is permitted only when:7.7
    • A. 

      It will not endanger employees,equipment,or contents of cars

    • B. 

      It is not raining or snowing

    • C. 

      There is at least a mile of sight distance

    • D. 

      There is no crossing involved

  • 148. 
    Before switching passenger equipment:7.9           1.Couple the airhoses           2.Fully charge the brake system           3.Use the automatic brake valve when switching
    • A. 

      All of the above are true

    • B. 

      All of the above are true except No.2

    • C. 

      All of the above are true except No.1

    • D. 

      All of the above are true except No.3

  • 149. 
    Before moving engines or cars through gates,doorways,or similar openings stop to ensure that the gates,doorways,or openings are:7.10
    • A. 

      Completely open

    • B. 

      Safely open

    • C. 

      Completely closed and secure

    • D. 

      Completely open and secure

  • 150. 
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Only with special permission from the yardmaster

    • C. 

      Yes,at a speed of not more than 4 mph

    • D. 

      Yes if the cars can be handled safely and stopped within the required distance

  • 151. 
    • A. 

      STop the movement 150 feet from the end of the track,,and have crew member precede any further movement when it can be done safely

    • B. 

      Stop movement 100 feet from the end of the track,and move ahead slowly

    • C. 

      Stop the movement 75 feet from the endof the track,and let the cars roll in

    • D. 

      Stop the movement 150 feet from end of the track and proceed at restricted speed.

  • 152. 
    • A. 

      Power operated switches

    • B. 

      Spring and power switches

    • C. 

      Hand operated switches

    • D. 

      Electric switches

  • 153. 
    The employess handling the switch or derail is:8.2
    • A. 

      Responsible for the postion of the switch or derail in use

    • B. 

      Responsible for not allowing movement to foul an adjacent track until hand-operated switch is properly lined

    • C. 

      Both answers are correct

  • 154. 
    • A. 

      The yardmaster

    • B. 

      The section foreman

    • C. 

      The Conductor

    • D. 

      The employees handling switches and derails

  • 155. 
    The normal position of a main track switch is for main track movement,and it must be lined and locked in that position.Which answer gives and exception to this rule?8.3
    • A. 

      When advised by roadmaster to leave the switch open

    • B. 

      When attended by a crew member or switch tender

    • C. 

      When advised by trainmaster to leave the switch open

    • D. 

      Neither answer is correct.There is no normal position for a main track switch

  • 156. 
    Employees handling switches and derails must make sure:8.3
    • A. 

      The switches and derails are properly lined for intended route

    • B. 

      The points fit properly and the target,if so equipped,corresponds with the switch's position

    • C. 

      When the operating lever is equipped with a latch,they do not step on the latch to release the lever except when throwing the switch

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 157. 
    Employess handling switches and derails must make sure:8.3
    • A. 

      The switch is not operated while equipment is fouling,standing on,or moving over the switch

    • B. 

      When equipment has entered a track,the switch to the track is not lined away until the equipment has passed the clearance point of the track

    • C. 

      After locking a switch or derail,they test the the lock to ensure it is secured

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 158. 
    On a main track switches(if equipped)the target will be red if the switch is lined:8.3
    • A. 

      In tis normal position

    • B. 

      In any position

    • C. 

      In other than its normal position

    • D. 

      Neither answer is correct

  • 159. 
    When an employee lines the switch to let a train enter or leave the main track,the employee must then go to the:8.4
    • A. 

      Opposite side of the main track or third over

    • B. 

      Same side of the main next to the switch

    • C. 

      Opposite side of the main track until movement is complete

    • D. 

      Opposite side of the siding until movement is complete

  • 160. 
    Regarding the previous question.If the employee cannot comply with that part of the rule,how far must the employee be from the switch stand?8.4
    • A. 

      Next to switch stand is okay

    • B. 

      150 feet

    • C. 

      100 feet

    • D. 

      20 feet

  • 161. 
    Except in switching movements,when a train or engine is approaching or passing on a main track,the employee must not be nearer  than______feet to any track switch?8.7
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      20

  • 162. 
    When a train or engine that will be met or passed is on a siding or other track,the employee attending the switch must not be located nearer than________feet to the switch when the rain is closely approaching:8.7
    • A. 

      150

    • B. 

      125

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      200

  • 163. 
    WHen do switches have to be locked,hooked,or latched if so equipped?8.8
    • A. 

      When advised by yardmaster

    • B. 

      When advised by the employee in charge

    • C. 

      When in use

    • D. 

      When not in use

  • 164. 
    Before making movements i either direction over these switches,make sure the switch is latched or secured by placing the lock or hook in the hasp.However,whenmaking train movements in facing point direction:8.8
    • A. 

      Lock the switches equipped with a lock

    • B. 

      Lock the switches with a special lock

    • C. 

      Leave the lock out of the switch

    • D. 

      Do not lock the switch

  • 165. 
    The normal position of switches connecting any track,except the main track,to a siding is lined and locked or secured for:8.11
    • A. 

      Movements on the industry track

    • B. 

      The last movement used

    • C. 

      Movement to a side track

    • D. 

      Movement on the siding

  • 166. 
    The normal position of crossover switches is for other than crossover movement.The switches must lined in:8.12
    • A. 

      Normal position,except when they are in use for crossover movement

    • B. 

      What ever position your track warant instructs you to do

    • C. 

      Last position used

    • D. 

      The position the yardmaster instructs

  • 167. 
    When using a crossover,both switches of a crossover must be operated:8.12
    • A. 

      By lining the first switch of the crossover,and when movement is half way through,open the other switch

    • B. 

      During the time when the crossover movement starts

    • C. 

      Befor a crossover movement starts

    • D. 

      At any time.It's a judgement call by the crew member

  • 168. 
    Regarding the previous question,when can each crossover switch be returned to normal?8.12
    • A. 

      After the movement clears each switch

    • B. 

      Anytime either during the movement of after the movement

    • C. 

      At any time.It's a judgement call by the crew member

    • D. 

      When the movement is completed

  • 169. 
    • A. 

      Must be tested at this time to be sure points fit properly

    • B. 

      Must be fouled or the switch operated

    • C. 

      Must not be fouled but the switch can be operated

    • D. 

      None of the answers are correct

  • 170. 
    Who do you report a switch that is damaged or defective to?8.16
    • A. 

      Train dispatcher

    • B. 

      Yardmaster

    • C. 

      Supervisor in charge

    • D. 

      All the answers are correct

  • 171. 
    Except when derails are placed in non-derailing position to permit movement,make sure they are always in:8.20
    • A. 

      Derailing position only if there are cars on the track

    • B. 

      Derailing position regardless of whether cars on the track they are protecting.

    • C. 

      Any position except when there are cars on the tracks must be in derailing position

    • D. 

      Non derailing position

  • 172. 
    • A. 

      In the Rule Book

    • B. 

      In the Special Instructions

    • C. 

      In the Signal Book

    • D. 

      In the Signal Safety Book

  • 173. 
    What do block signal govern?9.3
    • A. 

      The use of all tracks

    • B. 

      The use of blocks

    • C. 

      The use of all main tracks and sidings

    • D. 

      The use of controlled sidings

  • 174. 
    Where a track is signaled beyond the interlocking limits in the direction of movement,the interlocking signal is also a:9.3
    • A. 

      Distant signal

    • B. 

      Absolute signal

    • C. 

      Diverging signal

    • D. 

      Block signal

  • 175. 
    Except as shown in block signals and interlocking signalaspects in the special instructions,if a light is absent or white light is displayed where a colored or lunar light should be,regard a block or interlocking signal as:9.4
    • A. 

      A non working signal and proceed at restricted speed

    • B. 

      Displaying the most restrictive indication that the signal can give

    • C. 

      A non working signal that can be disregarded,and must be reported to train dispatcher immediately

    • D. 

      A non working signal,proceed at normal speed

  • 176. 
    When movement is being made beyond a block signal requiring a train to be prepared to stop at the next signal,where must stop be made?9.5
    • A. 

      Before the lead wheels pass the block signal requiring the train to stop

    • B. 

      Before any part of the train passes the block signal requiring the train to stop

    • C. 

      Before any part of the second unit passes the signal requiring the train to stop

    • D. 

      Before any part of the rear car passes the siganl requiring the train to stop

  • 177. 
    When is a train considered delayed in a block?9.9
    • A. 

      When train is stopped or speed is reduced below 10 mph

    • B. 

      Only when the train is stopped

    • C. 

      When the speed is reduced below the maximum authorized speed for that track

    • D. 

      When the speed is reduced below half the maximum authorized speed fot that track

  • 178. 
    • A. 

      All of the above answers are correct except No.1

    • B. 

      All of the above answers are correct

    • C. 

      All of the above answers are correct except No.2

    • D. 

      All of the above answers are correct except No.3

  • 179. 
    When a block is occupied,or when a switch protected by a signal is changed from its normal position,and that signal fails to display its most restrictive indication,regard the signal as displaying:9.7
    • A. 

      Proceed with caution

    • B. 

      The last aspect before it changed

    • C. 

      Proceed at restricted speed

    • D. 

      Stop

  • 180. 
    When may a train comply with the next siganl's indication?9.8
    • A. 

      When the aspect can be clearly seen and the engine is within 300 feet of the signal

    • B. 

      When its aspect can be clearly seen and the engine is within 1000 feet of the signal

    • C. 

      When its aspect can be clearly seen and the engine is within 500 feet of the signal

    • D. 

      When its aspect can be clearly seen and the siganl governs the track where movement is occuring or will be made

  • 181. 
    Regarding the previous question,if the train is moving at restricted speed because of a rule or previous signal requiring restricted speed,can the train resume normal track speed at the point when the next signal aspect can be clearly seen?9.8
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 182. 
    • A. 

      Prepared to stop at the next signal until the next signal is visible and that signal displays a proceed indication

    • B. 

      At restricted speed through the entire block

    • C. 

      Proceed at restricted speed until the next signal is visible and that signal displays a proceed indication

    • D. 

      At reduced speed through the entire block

  • 183. 
    • A. 

      Moving below 25 mph and passing a signal displaying an indication more favorable than approach that governs the approach to an automatic interlocking

    • B. 

      Speed is reduced to below 25 mph after passing a signal displaying an indication more favorable than Approach that governs the approach to an automatic interlocking

    • C. 

      Both A and B are correct

    • D. 

      Only answer b is correct

  • 184. 
    When a train is inititiating movement between signals an indications of the previous signal is not known,train,train must proceed at:9.11
    • A. 

      Restricted speed until entire train passes the next governing signal

    • B. 

      Restricted speed until the next governing signal be seen

    • C. 

      A speed that allows stopping at the next signal

    • D. 

      Restricted speed until leading wheels pass the next governing siganl or end of the block system

  • 185. 
    • A. 

      After stopping a train must proceed at restricted speed to the next signal

    • B. 

      Wait at the signal until the control operator contactc the train

    • C. 

      After stopping,proceed under flag protection

    • D. 

      Unless a train has been granted track and time limits(In CTC territory)on the track governed by the signal,a crew member must immediately contact the control operator

  • 186. 
    • A. 

      Contact the control operator

    • B. 

      Proceed at restricted speed through the interlocking limits

    • C. 

      The crew will be governed by instructions in the release box,special instructions,or other instructions

    • D. 

      Proceed through the interlocker with track warrant authority

  • 187. 
    • A. 

      A spring switch that connects two main tracks

    • B. 

      An electric switch,controlled by an electric lock

    • C. 

      A power operated switch,also equipped for hand operation

    • D. 

      A hand operated switch protected by a switch point indicator

  • 188. 
    • A. 

      Authorize movement over the switch at restricted speed

    • B. 

      Authorize a member of the crew to inspect the switch,if nothing found wrong,proceed at restricted speed

    • C. 

      Authorize movement past the Stop indiaction and instruct the employee to hand operate the switch

    • D. 

      No movement can be made until the siganl maintainer is called

  • 189. 
    When can a dual control switch that is in hand operation be returned to power?9.13
    • A. 

      After the entire train has passed over the switch points

    • B. 

      When the lead wheels of locomotive or car are on the switch points

    • C. 

      When the lead wheels of the locomotive is within 10 feet of the switch points

    • D. 

      After a least one unit or car has passed over the switch points

  • 190. 
    • A. 

      Permission from the signal maintainer

    • B. 

      Unlock the switch

    • C. 

      Remove the crank from the crank holder

    • D. 

      Permission from the control operator

  • 191. 
    • A. 

      (2)(1)(4)(3)

    • B. 

      They are in proper sequence

    • C. 

      (2)(4)(1)(3)

    • D. 

      (2)(3)(1)(4)

  • 192. 
    Before entering a main track at a hand operated or spring switch within CTC or manual interlocking limits where no governing siganl exits:9.17
    • A. 

      Crew member must open the switch,then return to the train and wait 5 minutes

    • B. 

      Crew member must open the switch and wait 5 minutes at the switch

    • C. 

      Crew must provide flag protection in both directions

    • D. 

      The train must have authority from the control operator

  • 193. 
    In regards to the previous question,how does a train enter ABS territory,when authorized to enter the main track?9.17
    • A. 

      Crew member must open the switch and wait 5 minutes at the switch

    • B. 

      Crew must contact operator

    • C. 

      Crew member must open the switch,then return to the main train and wait 5 minutes

    • D. 

      Crew member must open the switch and proceed,if he has track warrant authority

  • 194. 
    • A. 

      When leaving a main track within interlocking or CTC limits

    • B. 

      Anytime you operate and electrically locked switch or derail

    • C. 

      When entering a main track within interlocking or CTC limits

    • D. 

      When entering or leaving a main track within interlocking or CTC limits

  • 195. 
    Engines,cars,or equipment must not be detached and left standing entirely between the opposing interlocking signals that govern movement at a railroad crossing at grade.9.19
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 196. 
    A train,engine,car,or equipment left standing on sidings or other tracks must be clear of:9.20
    • A. 

      Insulated joints at clearance points

    • B. 

      All joints at clearance points

    • C. 

      Crossing by at least 1000 feet

    • D. 

      Crossing by at least 200 feet

  • 197. 
    • A. 

      All answers are correct

    • B. 

      All answers are correct except No.4

    • C. 

      All answers are correct except No.3

    • D. 

      All answers are correct except No.1

  • 198. 
    Regarding the previous question,if verbal authority is granted,how must that authority be given?10.3
    • A. 

      The control operator authorizes the train to enter tracks between block signals by stating,"Ok to enter main track".Train must open switch and wait 5 minutes,before entering track

    • B. 

      The control operator authorizes the train to enter tracks between block signals by stating,"(Train)at(location) has authority to enter (track) and proceed (direction)

    • C. 

      The control operator gives permission to enter the track

    • D. 

      The control operator gives authority to enter the track under flag protection

  • 199. 
    • A. 

      Where the maximum authorized speed does not exceed 30 mph on the main track or a controlled siding equipped with an intermediate signal

    • B. 

      Where the maximum authorized speed does not exceed 25 mph on the main track or a controlled siding equipped with an intermediate signal

    • C. 

      Where the maximum authorized speed does not exceed 15 mph on the main track or a controlled siding equipped with an intermediate signal

    • D. 

      Where the maximum authorized speed does not exceed 20 mph on the main track or a controlled siding equipped with an intermediate signal

  • 200. 
    When track and time is issued,the train may use the track in:10.3
    • A. 

      The Easterly Direction only

    • B. 

      Either direction

    • C. 

      Either direction but under flag protection

    • D. 

      The Westerly direction only

  • 201. 
    • A. 

      At the reduced speed

    • B. 

      According to signal indication,unless in joint track and time and then restricted speed is required

    • C. 

      At a speed that allows stopping short of the next signal

    • D. 

      At a speed that allows stopping short of an absolute signal

  • 202. 
    • A. 

      Extend only to the signal movement over the switch unless otherwise designated

    • B. 

      Extend only to the next switch

    • C. 

      Extend to and including the next switch

    • D. 

      Extend to the next signal

  • 203. 
    Track and time does authorize trains to occupy the main track within interlocking limits.10.3A
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 204. 
    Except at interlockings,if a train has track and time within CTC limits,does this allow the train to pass a signal displaying a Stop indication?10.3A
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 205. 
    Before joint track and time can be issued the control operator must:10.3.3
    • A. 

      Issue joint track and time to all trains,machines,track cars or employees within the same limits or that will enter the limits

    • B. 

      Trains must move at restricted speed

    • C. 

      Not issue joint track and time

    • D. 

      Both A and B are correct

  • 206. 
    WHen can track and time authority be acted upon?10.3.4
    • A. 

      When acknowledged by the employee in charge

    • B. 

      When acknowledged by the trainmaster

    • C. 

      When acknowledged by the control operator

    • D. 

      When acknowledged by the Division Manager

  • 207. 
                                                               Chapter 14Within TWC territory,how will use of the main track be authorized?14.1
    • A. 

      By track warrant

    • B. 

      By signal indication

    • C. 

      By verbal authority of the train dispatcher

    • D. 

      By track and time

  • 208. 
    • A. 

      From the governing signal of the last switch

    • B. 

      From the first switch of the stations siding

    • C. 

      From but not including the last siding switch,or from the station sign if no siding

    • D. 

      From and including the last siding switch,or from the station sign if no siding exists

  • 209. 
    • A. 

      From the governing signal of the last switch

    • B. 

      To but not including the first siding switch or the station sign if no siding

    • C. 

      To and including the first siding switch or the station sign if no siding exists

    • D. 

      To the last switch of the station siding

  • 210. 
    • A. 

      When specific instructions include"Hold the main track at last named point".

    • B. 

      Verbally by train dispatcher when he says"Hold main track at last named point".

    • C. 

      If entering signal is green,then hold the main track

    • D. 

      When specific instructions include"Do not clear main track at last named point".

  • 211. 
    A track warrant authorizes a train or engine to occupy a main track within designated limits.However:14.3
    • A. 

      The train or engine can foul a switch at either end of the limits where an opposing train may use the same switch to clear the main track

    • B. 

      The train or engine can foul a switch at either end of the limits where an opposing train may use the same switch to clear the main track if they know that no other trains are in the area

    • C. 

      The train or engine must not foul a switch at either end of the limits where an opposing train may use that same switch to clear the main track

  • 212. 
    • A. 

      Track warant authority is to be considered void up to that point

    • B. 

      A new track warrant must be issued from that point

    • C. 

      Track warrant authority is to be considered still in effect

    • D. 

      Track warrant authority is considered void and train must stop until further authority is issued

  • 213. 
    • A. 

      In either direction between those points at restricted speed

    • B. 

      In either direction between those points providing flag protection in both directions

    • C. 

      In either direction between those points providing flag protection to the rear

    • D. 

      In either direction between those points

  • 214. 
    • A. 

      Report clear of the limits or leave a crew member to prevent a following train from passing if instructed by train dispatcher to do so

    • B. 

      Report clear of the limits unless a crew member is left to prevent a following train from passing,unless you know there are no other trains behind

    • C. 

      Nothing.Just clear the main track,if following train passes,it is not a problem

    • D. 

      Report clear of the limits unless a crew member is left to prevent a following movement from passing

  • 215. 
    • A. 

      When instructed by track warrant to provide flag protection within the overlapping limits

    • B. 

      When instructed by track and time authority

    • C. 

      When instructed by track warrant to move at restricted speed within the overlapping limits

    • D. 

      When instructed by track warant to move at restricted speed within the overlapping limits,unless there are clear signals

  • 216. 
    • A. 

      Until the time limits expire

    • B. 

      For 12 hours,when the crew is out of time

    • C. 

      Until a crew member has reported clear of the limits,or it has been made void

    • D. 

      Until track and time is issued

  • 217. 
    When must the word void be written by crew member across each copy of the track warrant?14.12
    • A. 

      When instructed by the train dispatcher

    • B. 

      Every time train enters a siding

    • C. 

      When 12 hours have expired

    • D. 

      When train has been reported clear of the limits or track warant is made void

  • 218. 
    • A. 

      The conductor

    • B. 

      The engineer

    • C. 

      The conductor,engineer,and all crew members must have a copy of the track warrant

    • D. 

      The conductor and engineer must each have a copy of the track warrant issued to the train,and each crew member must read and understand it

  • 219. 
                                                             Chapter 15Track bulletins are issued:15.1  
    • A. 

      Only at the initial station

    • B. 

      By the train dispatcher as required

    • C. 

      As designated by the timetable

    • D. 

      Only in track warrant territory

  • 220. 
    • A. 

      All crew members of each train

    • B. 

      The conductor,engineer,and the yardmaster

    • C. 

      The conductor,engineer,and the trainmaster

    • D. 

      The conductor and engineer of the train

  • 221. 
    The track warant issued will list all track bulletins that affect the train's movement.If there are no track bulletins issued,the track warrant will show:15.1
    • A. 

      "No track bulletins listed"

    • B. 

      "None" or "No"

    • C. 

      "Void"

    • D. 

      "None available"

  • 222. 
    While trains are within the limts during the time stated in track bulletin form B they must:15.2
    • A. 

      Move at restricted speed unless otherwise provided by the employee in charge

    • B. 

      Move at normal speed

    • C. 

      Not exceed 10 mph

    • D. 

      Niether answer is correct

  • 223. 
    • A. 

      Roadmaster

    • B. 

      Train Dispatcher

    • C. 

      Division superintendent

    • D. 

      Trainmaster

  • 224. 
    A track bulletin may be used to issue,change or cancel:15.6
    • A. 

      Rules

    • B. 

      General orders

    • C. 

      Special instructions

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 225. 
    EMployees must keep and comply with track bulletins:15.10
    • A. 

      Until they have been completed

    • B. 

      On all trips during the week

    • C. 

      Until they are relieved

    • D. 

      On all trips during their tour of duty when track bulletins were received

  • 226. 
    • A. 

      Place them on the engine

    • B. 

      Remove them from the train

    • C. 

      Place them in a envelope

    • D. 

      Conductor will leave them at a location designated by the train dispatcher

  • 227. 
    The relieving conductor and engineer must compare track warrants,track bulletins,instructions and pertinent information:15.12
    • A. 

      With each other and the train dispatcher before proceeding

    • B. 

      With each other,and crew members

    • C. 

      With the crew on the first passing train

    • D. 

      None of the answers are correct.It is not required to compare these documents with anyone

  • 228. 
    • A. 

      Yellow flags

    • B. 

      Blue flags

    • C. 

      Any type of flags be used

    • D. 

      Yellow-red flags

  • 229. 
    Before entering Form B track bulletin limits,a crew member must:15.2
    • A. 

      Contact the roadmaster by radio for permission to enter the limits

    • B. 

      Contact the train dispatcher by radio for permission to enter the limits

    • C. 

      Contact the person in charge by radio to avoid delay and report the train's location and the track being used

    • D. 

      Come to a complete stop and wait 5 minutes for instructions

  • 230. 
    • A. 

      Until the train is stopped

    • B. 

      Until the train is down to restricted speed

    • C. 

      Until the engineer or conductor confirms that they can comply with it

    • D. 

      Until the train is at 10 MPH

  • 231. 
    Can the employee in charge of a Form B track bulletin issue verbal permision to enter the limits?15.3
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No.permission must be in writing

  • 232. 
    • A. 

      Restricted speed

    • B. 

      Reduced speed

    • C. 

      10 MPH

    • D. 

      25 MPH

  • 233. 
    All instructions regarding track bulletin From B must be repeated by a crew member,and the employee giving the instructions must acknowledge them before they can be followed.15.2
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False