Week 2 Grade Crossing

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Week 2 Grade Crossing


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In addition to a headlight, trains moving over public crossings and 20 mph or more are required to have ______ auxiliary lights (ditch lights).
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      6

  • 2. 
    Locomotives are found in the _____ and back of a train.
    • A. 

      Second to last

    • B. 

      Middle

    • C. 

      Front

    • D. 

      Second

  • 3. 
    The locomotive emergency fuel _______buttons and located inside the locomotive cab and on each side of the locomotive.
    • A. 

      Cut-off

    • B. 

      On

    • C. 

      Off

    • D. 

      Emergency

  • 4. 
    In an emergency situation the best way to signal an approaching train is to stand clear of the tracks and wave a ________, light, or brightly colored object horizontally, at a right angle to the track.
    • A. 

      Hands

    • B. 

      Flares

    • C. 

      White flag

  • 5. 
    Generally, state statutes require certain vehicles to stop at all railroad crossings, even if a train is not visible
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    If the main power source fails, active control devices at a grade crossing will continue to operate temporarily with backup battery power. The train is not considered a ____________.
    • A. 

      Heavy machinery

    • B. 

      Motor vehicle

    • C. 

      Locomotive

  • 7. 
    If a vehicle becomes stuck on the railroad tracks or strikes the rail, immediately notify the ______________, even if there was no collision involving a train.
    • A. 

      Police

    • B. 

      EMS

    • C. 

      Fire Department

    • D. 

      Railroad

  • 8. 
    In all states, a lowered crossing gate means a vehicle operator must stop and do not proceed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    After active traffic control devices are installed at a crossing, maintenance is the responsibility of the railroad.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The approximate weight ratio between a train and a car is 4000 to ____.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      3

  • 11. 
    At a crossing collision, if the vehicle transmission selector is found to be in park and the keys are remove from the ignition, you should consider the collision may have been staged for insurance fraud or the collision may have been a suicide attempt.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Commercial Driver License holders have additional requirements and are subject to disqualification for specific ___________ violations.
    • A. 

      Grade crossing

    • B. 

      Traffic

    • C. 

      Criminal

  • 13. 
    At a grade crossing with activated flashing red lights, but no crossing gates, motorists may not proceed across the tracks without stopping, if no train is present.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Locomotive engineers are required to carry a motor vehicle operator license when operating a locomotive.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The locomotive event recorder is a device that records operation of the train, including speed, brake activity, and other functions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    What is the average stopping distance for a typical freight train traveling 55 mph?
    • A. 

      3 or more miles

    • B. 

      50 yards

    • C. 

      400 yards

    • D. 

      1 mile or more

  • 17. 
    If a crossbuck or active control device is missing, damaged, or inoperative, you should report it to the _________
    • A. 

      Police

    • B. 

      FBI

    • C. 

      Railroad

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