Csx 2014 Operating Rules Quiz

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Csx 2014 Operating Rules Quiz

This exam is based on the Operating Rules effective January 1, 2014. This quiz accepts no liability for errors, omissions, or its use in general. This is designed to assist in preparation for a rules exam, it is not designed to take the place of study guides provided by your employer and its designees. Use at your own risk.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the definition of Restricted Speed? (Glossary)
    • A. 

      A speed not exceeding 15 MPH.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

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

  • 2. 
    What is the definition of a Clearance Point (Glossary)
    • A. 

      The location near a turnout beyond which it is unsafe for passage on an adjacent track and unsafe for an employee to ride the side of equipment on the adjacent track.

    • B. 

      A point at the switch stand in which to operate a hand-throw switch

    • C. 

      A place where you receive a clearance card or release form.

    • D. 

      Two or more tracks with track centers spaced less than 25 feet apart.

  • 3. 
    What speed is required when trains are using other than main or signaled tracks (300.4)
    • A. 

      A speed not exceeding 15 MPH.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

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

  • 4. 
    Which of the following documents must be carried by each employee whose assignment requires them to enter or use controlled tracks? (100.4)
    • A. 

      Rule books specified by system bulletin, applicable Timetable Special Instructions.

    • B. 

      System Bulletins.

    • C. 

      Applicable Division Bulletins.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 5. 
    When rules and special instructions conflict, what will govern? (100.2)
    • A. 

      Special instructions supersede rules.

    • B. 

      Dispatcher messages supersede special instructions and rules

    • C. 

      Form EC-1 instructions supersede dispatcher messages, special instructions, and rules.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 6. 
    What flagging signals are required to be carried in the leading engine and the last car of a passenger train? (200.1)
    • A. 

      Not less than 12 torpedoes, 9 red fusees and a white flag.

    • B. 

      6 red fusees and one red flag.

    • C. 

      At least 1 red fusee and a red flag.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 7. 
    What is required when a train encounters an unattended fusee, burning near its track? What actions if the fusee is beyond the first rail of an adjacent track? (300.5)
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      Immediately reduce to restricted speed for one mile.

    • C. 

      Restricted speed for 15 minutes, and no action taken if the fusee is beyond the first rail of an adjacent track.

    • D. 

      Run at controlled speed until the fusee burns out.

  • 8. 
    What is required if the horn on the lead engine fails en route, and no other engine can be used in the lead position? (203.4)
    • A. 

      The bell must be rung continuously while the train is moving.

    • B. 

      The speed must be reduced where necessary

    • C. 

      The train must stop and protect all highway-rail crossings at grade and notify the train dispatcher,

    • D. 

      The train must stop at Railroad crossings at grade to permit a crew member to provide warning at the crossing, unless the crossing is protected by signals.

  • 9. 
    What is required if the headlight on the lead engine fails en route, when both auxiliary (ditch) lights are inoperative? (204.5 & 8)
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      A white light must be used in its place at night, and the train dispatcher must be notified.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 10. 
    What must a crewmember in the operating cab of an engine announce by radio (503.9)
    • A. 

      Signal aspect name and location or

    • B. 

      The train's entry and departure into or from each TWC authority after reported clear to the train dispatcher, or passenger train arrival and departure at passenger stations, or

    • C. 

      The presence of cars loaded with pulpwood or poles when approaching trains and equipment on adjacent tracks, or entry into a siding.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 11. 
    A Yellow Sign with a diagonal Orange stripe is observed to the right of a main track. What is the name of this sign and what does it indicate? (Wayside signs)
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      Temporary Reduce Speed Sign - Reduce Speed indicated

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      Stop Sign - Do not enter

  • 12. 
    What is required if a train encounters a Warning Sign that is not covered by instructions? (304.7)
    • A. 

      Proceed prepared to stop in two miles and promptly report the occurrence to the dispatcher. If no Conditional Stop Sign or Temporary Reduce speed sign is encountered in two miles, proceed at restricted speed for an additional mile.

    • B. 

      Reduce to restricted speed as soon as sign is seen. Speed may be increased if released by train dispatcher or after the leading end passes a point two miles after passing the sign or the rear of the train passes a Temporary End Restriction Sign.

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 13. 
    What is required if a train encounters a Temporary Reduce Speed Sign that is not covered by instructions? (304.7)
    • A. 

      Proceed prepared to stop in two miles. If no Conditional Stop Sign or Temporary Reduce speed sign is encountered in two miles, proceed at restricted speed for an additional mile.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 14. 
    What is required if a train encounters a Conditional Stop Sign that is not covered by instructions? (304.7)
    • A. 

      Proceed prepared to stop in two miles. If no Conditional Stop Sign or Temporary Reduce speed sign is encountered in two miles, proceed at restricted speed for an additional mile.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      Stop the train immediately, contact the train dispatcher and be governed by his/her instructions.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 15. 
    If a train is approaching the working limits that is not yet in effect and the head end cannot clear prior to the effective time, what is required? (305.2)
    • A. 

      Do not enter the limits unless the employee in charge, named in the working limits, grants permission to enter the limits, which may be give 30 minutes prior to the effective time.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 16. 
    If a train receives permission from the employee in charge to enter working limits (Rule 707), at what speed must be included in the permission? (305.5)
    • A. 

      It may proceed at maximum speed.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      The speed permitted with the limits must be one of the following: restricted speed, a specified speed or authorized speed.

  • 17. 
    A train makes a station stop within working limits, what must be done before proceeding? (305.8)
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      Notify the employee-in-charge that the train has stopped and the location of the head end, and not make further movement until granted permission by the employee-in-charge.

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 18. 
    When may the train dispatcher allow a train on a controlled track to pass a train that has had an emergency application of the air brakes? (308.4)
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      Grant permission for a train on adjacent controlled tracks to pass a train in emergency by issuing a Form EC-1 instructing the passing train crew to operate at restricted speed.

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 19. 
    What conditions require that a movement must approach public crossings equipped with automatic warning devices prepared to stop until it is determined that the warning devices are operating and sufficient time is provided to allow pedestrian and vehicular traffic to stop? (314.8)
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      When a train is approaching at Restricted Speed.

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      When a train stops or is delayed within 4,000 feet of a highway-rail crossing at grade equipped with automatic warning devices.

  • 20. 
    When trains are notified that appropriately equipped flaggers are on duty to afford warning at a highway-rail grade crossing that has an activation failure, how must a train proceed over the crossing? What actions are required if the flagger cannot be contacted? (314.1)
    • A. 

      It may proceed with caution not exceeding 15 MPH.

    • B. 

      Communication must be established confirming that protection has been provided, if so, proceed at authorized speed, if no communication with flaggers, stop and protect crossing from the ground.

    • C. 

      It may proceed.

    • D. 

      Train may proceed at authorized speed.

  • 21. 
    When may rolling equipment foul a track? (401.3)
    • A. 

      After the normal route is seen to be clear.

    • B. 

      After it can be visually determined that switches and derails connected with the movement are properly lined and the intended route is clear.

    • C. 

      After receiving authority from the train dispatcher to enter a main track, movement may foul the switch, stopping short of the switch points until properly lined.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 22. 
    How are trains authorized to occupy controlled tracks? (506.1)
    • A. 

      Absolute Block and Proceed Block.

    • B. 

      Absolute Block and Clear Block.

    • C. 

      Absolute Block, Clear Block, and Proceed Block.

    • D. 

      Trains are authorized to occupy controlled tracks by verbal authority from the train dispatcher and are governed by signal indication, general signal rules are also in effect.

  • 23. 
    Where do General Signal Rules apply? (504.1)
    • A. 

      Only where ABS rules are in effect.

    • B. 

      Only where CPS rules are in effect.

    • C. 

      They apply in TWC-ABS, YL-S, COT-one direction, TC, and CP signals.

    • D. 

      They apply only in Rule 251 an 261 territory.

  • 24. 
    After a train has stopped within a signal block to change crews, how must further movement of the train be governed? (504.3)
    • A. 

      The train crew must receive authorization from the train dispatcher and obtain any necessary instructions before proceeding .(restricted speed to the next governing signal, or end of signal territory, or cab signal indication)

    • B. 

      It must receive permission from the train dispatcher, then proceed prepared to stop at the next signal, not exceeding 40 MPH, until the next signal is visible, that signal displays a proceed indication, and the track to that signal is clear

    • C. 

      It may proceed prepared to stop at the next signal, not exceeding 40 MPH, until the next signal is visible, that signal displays a proceed indication, and the track to that signal is clear.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 25. 
    When the leading end of a train has stops less than one locomotive length on either side of an absolute signal, how must further movement of the train be governed? (504.7)
    • A. 

      It must proceed at restricted speed to the next signal.

    • B. 

      It must not proceed again without permission from the train dispatcher.

    • C. 

      It may proceed, prepared to stop at the next signal, not exceeding 40 MPH, until the next signal is visible, that signal displays a proceed indication, and the track to that signal is clear.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.