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49 CFR: Conductor Certification Test! Hardest Trivia Quiz - Quiz

This is a 49Cfr Conductor certificate and all questions are taken directly from the Conductor Certification packet. The quiz includes CFR Part 218, Part 220, Part 242, AMT-5, and Mandatory questions that students need to be able to answer. Give it a try and you will be assured to get the results you desire in the finals. Best of luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Clearance Point means the location near a turnout beyond which it is unsafe for passage on an adjacent track(s) where a person is permitted by the railroad's operating rules to ride the side of a car. A clearance point shall accommodate a person riding the side of a car.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A clearance point is a location near a turnout where it is considered unsafe for someone to ride on the side of a car on an adjacent track. This means that a person is allowed to ride on the side of a car up to the clearance point, but not beyond it. The clearance point is designed to ensure safety and to prevent accidents or injuries. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 2. 

    Does fouling a Track mean that the end of the equipment is between the Clearance Point and the Switch Points?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Fouling a track means that the end of the equipment is between the Clearance Point and the Switch Points. This means that the equipment is occupying the track and potentially obstructing the path for other trains or vehicles. Therefore, the statement "Fouling a Track means that the end of the equipment is between the Clearance Point and the Switch Points" is true.

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  • 3. 

    What part or parts of 49 CFR Part 218 are Federally Mandated?

    • A.

      All

    • B.

      Only those parts that are considered decertifiable events

    • C.

      Just the parts where the company can be fined

    • D.

      Both B and C are correct

    Correct Answer
    A. All
    Explanation
    All parts of 49 CFR Part 218 are federally mandated. This means that all sections and provisions within this regulation are required by federal law and must be followed by companies and individuals subject to its jurisdiction.

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  • 4. 

    What does 49 CFR Part 218 Subpart F pertain to?

    • A.

      Handling Equipment

    • B.

      Switches

    • C.

      Fixed Derails

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    49 CFR Part 218 Subpart F pertains to all of the above options, which are handling equipment, switches, and fixed derails. This means that this particular regulation covers regulations and guidelines related to the handling equipment used in transportation, switches used in railroads, and fixed derails used in railway systems.

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  • 5. 

    What does it mean when crossover switches are in Correspondence?

    • A.

      Both switches are lined for a straight move

    • B.

      Both switches are reversed to crossover from one track to another

    • C.

      One switch is lined for a straight move and one switch is lined to crossover

    • D.

      Both A and B are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and B are correct
    Explanation
    When crossover switches are in correspondence, it means that both switches are reversed to crossover from one track to another and both switches are lined for a straight move. This allows trains to change tracks and continue straight ahead without any need for additional switching.

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  • 6. 

    What can a Highway-Rail Grade Crossing include?

    • A.

      Public Highway, road or street at grade

    • B.

      Sidewalk crossing at grade

    • C.

      Pathway crossing at grade

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    A Highway-Rail Grade Crossing can include a public highway, road, or street at grade, as well as a sidewalk crossing and a pathway crossing at grade. In other words, it can encompass all of the mentioned options.

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  • 7. 

    What is the definition of a Pedestrian Crossing?

    • A.

      A crossing where vehicles and people cross the railroad at grade

    • B.

      An overhead walkway for people to cross over the railroad

    • C.

      A seperate sidewalk or pathway where pedestrians cross the railroad at grade

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. A seperate sidewalk or pathway where pedestrians cross the railroad at grade
    Explanation
    A pedestrian crossing is a separate sidewalk or pathway where pedestrians cross the railroad at grade. This means that it is a designated area specifically for pedestrians to safely cross the railroad tracks at the same level as the tracks. It is not an overhead walkway or a crossing for vehicles and people to cross together.

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  • 8. 

    What is a light locomotive consist?

    • A.

      A single locomotive move

    • B.

      Two or more locomotive units which may be operated from a single control stand

    • C.

      Two or more locomotive units with cars attached, which maybe operated from a single or multiple control stands

    • D.

      Both A and B are correct

    Correct Answer
    B. Two or more locomotive units which may be operated from a single control stand
    Explanation
    A light locomotive consist refers to two or more locomotive units that can be operated from a single control stand. This means that multiple locomotives are connected together and can be controlled by a single operator. This allows for more power and flexibility in operating the locomotives.

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  • 9. 

    What is a Signaled Siding?

    • A.

      A siding connected to a main track

    • B.

      A siding within a traffic control system (TCS) territory or within interlocking limits where a signal indication controls the siding's use

    • C.

      A siding that is signaled in one direction

    • D.

      A siding equipped with switch indicator signals connected to a main track

    Correct Answer
    B. A siding within a traffic control system (TCS) territory or within interlocking limits where a signal indication controls the siding's use
    Explanation
    A signaled siding refers to a siding within a traffic control system (TCS) territory or within interlocking limits where a signal indication controls the siding's use. This means that the use of the siding, such as allowing trains to enter or exit, is determined by the signal indication provided. The signaling system ensures safe and efficient operation by controlling the movements on the siding, coordinating them with the main track and other trains in the area.

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  • 10. 

    Track is clear means:

    • A.

      The portion of the track to be used for intended movement is unoccupied by rolling equipment, MofW equipment and conflicting on-track movements

    • B.

      Intervening switches and fixed derails are properly lined for the intended track

    • C.

      The portion of the track to be used for the intended movement has sufficient room to contain the rolling equipment being shoved or pushed

    • D.

      All of the above are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above are correct
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above are correct." This means that all three statements provided in the question are true and contribute to the track being clear. The first statement states that the portion of the track to be used for intended movement is unoccupied by any rolling equipment, MofW equipment, or conflicting on-track movements. The second statement indicates that intervening switches and fixed derails are properly lined for the intended track. The third statement states that the portion of the track to be used for the intended movement has enough space to contain the rolling equipment being shoved or pushed. All three conditions must be met for the track to be considered clear.

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  • 11. 

    Under Part 218 what is the definition of a Hand-Operated Switch?

    • A.

      A switch that has a push button or radio control mechanism and protected by a visual or audio verification

    • B.

      A switch that is operated by manual manipulation

    • C.

      A switch that is protected by a distant switch indicator or switch point indicators

    • D.

      All of the above are correct

    Correct Answer
    B. A switch that is operated by manual manipulation
    Explanation
    A hand-operated switch refers to a switch that is operated by manual manipulation, meaning it requires physical interaction from a person to be activated or deactivated. This can involve pushing a button, flipping a lever, or any other form of manual control. The other options mentioned, such as being protected by a visual or audio verification or distant switch indicators, are not necessary components of a hand-operated switch and therefore not included in the definition.

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  • 12. 

    What are the General Movement Requirements when performing a shoving or pushing movement?

    • A.

      Job briefing between the Engineer and the employee directing the move

    • B.

      The employee directing the movement shall not engage in any unrelated task to the shoving or pushing movement

    • C.

      Point Protection provided by the employee

    • D.

      All of the above are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above are correct
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above are correct." This means that all of the statements mentioned in the options are true and applicable when performing a shoving or pushing movement. The general movement requirements include having a job briefing between the Engineer and the employee directing the move, ensuring that the employee directing the movement does not engage in any unrelated task, and having point protection provided by the employee.

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  • 13. 

    Qualified means that a person has successfully completed all instructions, training and examination programs required by the railroad.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement explains that a person is considered qualified if they have successfully completed all the necessary instructions, training, and examination programs required by the railroad. Therefore, the answer "True" is correct as it aligns with the given explanation.

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  • 14. 

    When are you allowed to leave equipment in the foul of a connecting track?

    • A.

      The equipment is standing on a main track and a siding track switch that the equipment is fouling is lined for the main track on which the equipment is standing

    • B.

      The equipment is standing on a siding and a main track switch that the equipment is fouling is lined for the siding on which the equipment is standing

    • C.

      The equipment is standing on a yard switching lead track, and the yard track switch that the equipment is fouling is lined for the yard switching lead track on which the equipment is standing

    • D.

      All of the above are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above are correct
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above are correct". This means that in all three scenarios mentioned - when the equipment is standing on a main track, a siding track, or a yard switching lead track - and the respective track switch that the equipment is fouling is lined for that particular track, it is allowed to leave the equipment in the foul of the connecting track.

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  • 15. 

    Employees operating or verifying the position of a hand-operated switch should:

    • A.

      Conduct a job briefing

    • B.

      Be qualified on the operating rules relating to the operation of the switch

    • C.

      Be individually responsible for the position of the switch

    • D.

      All of the above are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above are correct
    Explanation
    Employees operating or verifying the position of a hand-operated switch should conduct a job briefing to ensure everyone is aware of their roles and responsibilities. They should also be qualified on the operating rules relating to the operation of the switch to ensure safe and proper usage. Additionally, each employee should be individually responsible for the position of the switch to prevent any errors or accidents. Therefore, all of the above options are correct.

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  • 16. 

    Which type of visual inspection is NOT necessary when operating a hand-operated switch?

    • A.

      That the point fits properly

    • B.

      Determine that switches are properly lined for the intended route and that no equipment is fouling the switches

    • C.

      Ensure that the frog is lined up for the movement

    • D.

      The target, if so equipped, corresponds with the switch's position

    Correct Answer
    C. Ensure that the frog is lined up for the movement
    Explanation
    The frog is a part of the track structure that allows the wheels of a train to pass from one track to another. However, when operating a hand-operated switch, the position of the frog does not need to be checked because it is not directly related to the operation of the switch itself. The other options mentioned in the question are all necessary visual inspections to ensure the safe and proper operation of the switch.

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  • 17. 

    When can you leave a main track hand-operated switch in other than normal position?

    • A.

      When the Conductor directs you to

    • B.

      When the Engineer directs you to

    • C.

      When the Train Dispatcher directs you to

    • D.

      All of the above are correct

    Correct Answer
    C. When the Train Dispatcher directs you to
    Explanation
    When the Train Dispatcher directs you to leave a main track hand-operated switch in other than the normal position, it means that there is a specific reason or instruction given by the dispatcher to do so. This could be due to maintenance work, track repairs, or any other operational requirement. Following the instructions of the Train Dispatcher is crucial for ensuring the safe and efficient movement of trains on the tracks.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following employees can be left in charge when directed by the proper authority to leave a main line hand-operated switch in other than normal position?

    • A.

      The hand-operated switch must be left in charge of a crewmember of another train

    • B.

      The hand-operated switch must be left in charge of a switchtender

    • C.

      The hand-operated switch must be left in charge of a roadway worker who is in charge

    • D.

      All of the above are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above are correct
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above are correct" because all three options state that the hand-operated switch can be left in charge of different individuals. The first option states that it can be left in charge of a crewmember of another train, the second option states that it can be left in charge of a switchtender, and the third option states that it can be left in charge of a roadway worker who is in charge. Therefore, any of these individuals can be directed by the proper authority to leave the switch in a position other than the normal position.

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  • 19. 

    What conditions must be met before an employee releases the limits of main track authority, in non-signaled territory, where a hand-operated switch is used to clear the main track prior to departing the switch's location?

    • A.

      After a job briefing with the crew, the employee releases the limits and reports to the Train Dispatcher that the hand-operated main track switch has been restored to its normal position and locked

    • B.

      The Train Dispatcher shall repeat the reported switch position information to the employee releasing the limits and ask whether that is correct

    • C.

      The employee releasing the limits shall then confirm to the Train Dispatcher that this information is correct

    • D.

      All of the above are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above are correct
    Explanation
    Before an employee releases the limits of main track authority in non-signaled territory where a hand-operated switch is used, several conditions must be met. First, the employee must have a job briefing with the crew. After that, the employee must release the limits and inform the Train Dispatcher that the hand-operated main track switch has been restored to its normal position and locked. The Train Dispatcher then repeats the reported switch position information to the employee and asks for confirmation. Finally, the employee confirms to the Train Dispatcher that the information is correct. Therefore, all of the above conditions must be met before the employee releases the limits.

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  • 20. 

    Hand-operated fixed derails must be in the derailing position even if the track is clear of equipment.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Hand-operated fixed derails must be in the derailing position even if the track is clear of equipment. This is because fixed derails are designed to prevent unauthorized movement of equipment onto a track. By keeping the derails in the derailing position, it ensures that any equipment attempting to enter the track will be derailed and prevented from proceeding further. Therefore, even if the track is clear, the derails should still be in the derailing position as a safety precaution.

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  • 21. 

    Can an individual be fined for Willful Violations?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    An individual can be fined for willful violations. Willful violations refer to intentional or deliberate actions taken by an individual to violate a rule, regulation, or law. In such cases, fines can be imposed as a penalty for the intentional wrongdoing.

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  • 22. 

    Is a Good Faith Challenge part of a Federal Regulation?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    A Good Faith Challenge refers to a process where an individual or organization challenges the decision or action of a government agency in good faith, meaning they genuinely believe that the decision or action is incorrect or unfair. While it is not explicitly mentioned in the question, it can be inferred that the question is asking whether a Good Faith Challenge is part of a Federal Regulation. Therefore, the correct answer is "Yes" as a Good Faith Challenge can be considered as a part of the regulatory process at the federal level.

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  • 23. 

    Does the Good Faith Challenge pertain to all operating rules?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The Good Faith Challenge does not pertain to all operating rules.

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  • 24. 

    If a Good Faith Challenge is made, and after a conversation between the supervisor and the employee who made the Challenge is resolved, can the move be made by the employee?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    If a Good Faith Challenge is made and the conversation between the supervisor and the employee who made the challenge is resolved, it implies that the issue or concern raised by the employee has been addressed and resolved satisfactorily. In such a case, the employee can proceed with the move or action they intended to take.

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  • 25. 

    Once a Good Faith Challenge is made, can another crew or crew member make the move that was challenged?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Yes, but only after it is explained that the move was previously challenged

    • D.

      No, once a Challenge is made it must be resolved

    Correct Answer
    C. Yes, but only after it is explained that the move was previously challenged
    Explanation
    Yes, another crew or crew member can make the move that was challenged, but only after it is explained that the move was previously challenged. This ensures that all members of the crew are aware of the challenge and understand the reasoning behind it before proceeding with the move.

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  • 26. 

    In accordance with 49 CFR, Part 220, federal regulations governing the use of Electronic Devices became effective:

    • A.

      1998

    • B.

      2011

    • C.

      2012

    • D.

      2000

    Correct Answer
    B. 2011
    Explanation
    According to 49 CFR, Part 220, federal regulations governing the use of Electronic Devices became effective in 2011.

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  • 27. 

    According to 49 CFR, Part 220, what is the purpose of this regulation?

    • A.

      To protect employees and passengers from the hazards posed by the improper use of electronic devices

    • B.

      To be able to communicate with family members at all times

    • C.

      To get a quick guide to 49 CFR, Part 220

    • D.

      None of the above answers are correct

    Correct Answer
    A. To protect employees and passengers from the hazards posed by the improper use of electronic devices
    Explanation
    The purpose of the regulation according to 49 CFR, Part 220 is to protect employees and passengers from the hazards posed by the improper use of electronic devices. This regulation aims to ensure safety by preventing distractions and potential accidents caused by the misuse of electronic devices in transportation settings.

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  • 28. 

    Which of the following is true regarding 49 CFR, Part 220?

    • A.

      Personal devices must be turned off and stored out of sight

    • B.

      Railroad-supplied devices may be used at anytime for business purposes

    • C.

      Both A and B are correct

    • D.

      None of the above are correct

    Correct Answer
    A. Personal devices must be turned off and stored out of sight
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Personal devices must be turned off and stored out of sight." This means that according to 49 CFR, Part 220, individuals are required to turn off their personal devices and keep them out of sight.

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  • 29. 

    According to 49 CFR, Part 220, the unauthorized use of a personal electronic device by T&E employees is subject to federal penalties during which of the following safety critical times?

    • A.

      While on a moving train

    • B.

      When any crew member is on the ground or riding equipment during switching

    • C.

      While any employee is assisting in preparation of the train for movement

    • D.

      All of the above are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above are correct
    Explanation
    According to 49 CFR, Part 220, the unauthorized use of a personal electronic device by T&E employees is subject to federal penalties during all of the mentioned safety critical times, which include while on a moving train, when any crew member is on the ground or riding equipment during switching, and while any employee is assisting in the preparation of the train for movement.

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  • 30. 

    Can a personal cell phone, laptop, tablet computer or other electronic device be used to display a digital copy of the railroad operating rules when required to perform service?

    • A.

      No, Amtrak's operating instructions allow only a railroad supplied device to be used for this purpose

    • B.

      Yes, only if it does not distract from safety related duties

    • C.

      Yes, only after a job briefing has occurred

    • D.

      Both B and C are correct

    Correct Answer
    A. No, Amtrak's operating instructions allow only a railroad supplied device to be used for this purpose
    Explanation
    Amtrak's operating instructions state that only a railroad supplied device can be used to display a digital copy of the railroad operating rules when required to perform service. This means that personal cell phones, laptops, tablet computers, or other electronic devices cannot be used for this purpose.

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  • 31. 

    In accordance to 49 CFR, Part 220, when may a Conductor use a personal cell phone while performing service?

    • A.

      As required in the event of a railroad emergency

    • B.

      As necessary to perform an authorized Business Purpose in the event of radio failure

    • C.

      At all times

    • D.

      Both A and B are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and B are correct
    Explanation
    According to 49 CFR, Part 220, a conductor may use a personal cell phone while performing service in two specific situations. First, they may use it as required in the event of a railroad emergency. Second, they may use it as necessary to perform an authorized Business Purpose in the event of radio failure. Therefore, both options A and B are correct as they both describe situations where a conductor is allowed to use a personal cell phone while performing service.

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  • 32. 

    According to 49 CFR, Part 220, when can a railroad-supplied electronic device be used?

    • A.

      A railroad-supplied electronic device can be used for authorized business purposes

    • B.

      A deadheading employee may use a railroad-supplied electronic device outside of the controlling cab only when such use does not interfere with employees safety

    • C.

      Never

    • D.

      Both A and B are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and B are correct
    Explanation
    According to 49 CFR, Part 220, a railroad-supplied electronic device can be used for authorized business purposes. Additionally, a deadheading employee may use a railroad-supplied electronic device outside of the controlling cab as long as it does not interfere with employee safety. Therefore, both options A and B are correct.

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  • 33. 

    Is a T&E employee deadheading to work allowed to use an electronic device according to 49 CFR, Part 220?

    • A.

      Yes, provided it does not interfere with any safety related duties

    • B.

      No, the use of an electronic device is prohibited at all times for deadheading employees

    • C.

      Yes, only in the locomotive cab

    • D.

      Yes, an electronic device is okay to use as long as it's approved by a supervisor

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes, provided it does not interfere with any safety related duties
    Explanation
    According to 49 CFR, Part 220, a T&E employee deadheading to work is allowed to use an electronic device as long as it does not interfere with any safety related duties.

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  • 34. 

    Can a T&E employee be personally fined by the FRA for using a personal electronic device or leaving it turned on under circumstances in which the use is prohibited by the rule?

    • A.

      Yes, for a willful violation up to $100,000 for any violation where circumstances warrant

    • B.

      Yes, only on the locomotive or operating cab of the train

    • C.

      No, the FRA can never fine T&E employees

    • D.

      No, Amtrak would be fined for all willful violations of T&E employees

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes, for a willful violation up to $100,000 for any violation where circumstances warrant
    Explanation
    T&E employees can be personally fined by the FRA for using a personal electronic device or leaving it turned on under circumstances in which the use is prohibited by the rule. The fine can be up to $100,000 for any willful violation where circumstances warrant.

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  • 35. 

    How many categories of violations may be considered for revoking certification?

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      12

    • D.

      15

    Correct Answer
    C. 12
    Explanation
    There are 12 categories of violations that may be considered for revoking certification.

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  • 36. 

    If a conductor knowingly commits a violation against the FRA's regulations:

    • A.

      Each day a violation continues will be counted as a seperate offense

    • B.

      Each violation type will only by counted as one offense

    • C.

      Each 30 days a violation continues will be counted as a seperate offense

    • D.

      Each day a violation continues the FRA will add an additional fine

    Correct Answer
    A. Each day a violation continues will be counted as a seperate offense
    Explanation
    Each day a violation continues will be counted as a separate offense means that if a conductor knowingly commits a violation against the FRA's regulations, they will be charged with a new offense for each day that the violation continues. This implies that the consequences for the violation will escalate with each passing day, potentially leading to multiple charges and penalties.

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  • 37. 

    Grandfathered conductors who wish to retire within _____ months after the certification date may request in writing not to take the full certification test prior to retirement.

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      24

    • C.

      36

    • D.

      48

    Correct Answer
    C. 36
    Explanation
    Grandfathered conductors who have been certified and wish to retire within 36 months after the certification date can request in writing to not take the full certification test before retiring. This means that if a conductor has been grandfathered in and wants to retire within the next 36 months, they do not need to go through the full certification process before retiring.

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  • 38. 

    What must happen when a person waives the right to a hearing?

    • A.

      The waiver must be in writing

    • B.

      The person must have knowledge and understanding of these rights and voluntarily surrender them

    • C.

      Be signed by the person making the waiver

    • D.

      All of the above are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above are correct
    Explanation
    When a person waives the right to a hearing, several conditions must be met. First, the waiver must be in writing, indicating a formal agreement to surrender the right to a hearing. Second, the person must have knowledge and understanding of their rights and willingly give them up. This ensures that the person is making an informed decision. Lastly, the waiver must be signed by the person making the decision, further affirming their voluntary surrender of the right to a hearing. Therefore, all of the above conditions must be met for a person to waive their right to a hearing.

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  • 39. 

    Once the OCRB makes a decision on a petition, Amtrak or the conductor:

    • A.

      May appeal within 20 days

    • B.

      Must accept the decision as final

    • C.

      May request a hearing after 180 days

    • D.

      May request a hearing after 9 months

    Correct Answer
    A. May appeal within 20 days
    Explanation
    If the OCRB makes a decision on a petition, Amtrak or the conductor have the option to appeal within 20 days. This means that they can challenge the decision and present their case to a higher authority or court for reconsideration. It implies that the decision is not final and can be reviewed or overturned if sufficient grounds for appeal are presented within the specified timeframe.

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  • 40. 

    Once the FRA receives a petition, Amtrak:

    • A.

      Is not allowed to respond until a hearing is scheduled

    • B.

      Has 60 days to respond

    • C.

      Must respond within 10 days

    • D.

      None of the above are correct

    Correct Answer
    B. Has 60 days to respond
    Explanation
    Once the FRA receives a petition, Amtrak has 60 days to respond. This means that Amtrak has a specific timeframe within which they must provide a response to the petition received by the FRA. It is important for Amtrak to adhere to this deadline in order to ensure timely communication and resolution of the matter at hand.

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  • 41. 

    On-the-job training must include:

    • A.

      An online portal with training videos

    • B.

      A manual or checklist for use while training

    • C.

      Q&A sessions at the end of each training event

    • D.

      16 hours of classroom training

    Correct Answer
    B. A manual or checklist for use while training
    Explanation
    On-the-job training must include a manual or checklist for use while training because it provides a structured guide for trainees to follow during their training process. It ensures that all necessary steps and procedures are covered and helps trainees stay organized and focused. It also serves as a reference tool that trainees can refer back to if they have any questions or need clarification on certain tasks. Overall, a manual or checklist enhances the effectiveness of on-the-job training by providing a clear framework and promoting consistency in training delivery.

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  • 42. 

    An appeal must be submitted within _____ of a decision's issuance.

    • A.

      14 days

    • B.

      35 days

    • C.

      65 days

    • D.

      120 days

    Correct Answer
    B. 35 days
    Explanation
    An appeal must be submitted within 35 days of a decision's issuance. This time frame allows for a reasonable amount of time for the party to review the decision, gather any necessary evidence or information, and prepare their appeal. Waiting longer than 35 days may result in the appeal being considered untimely and potentially not being accepted or considered by the appropriate authority.

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  • 43. 

    How are arguments and witness testimonies presented at a hearing?

    • A.

      In writing

    • B.

      Orally

    • C.

      Arguments and witness testimonies are never allowed

    • D.

      Both A and B are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and B are correct
    Explanation
    Arguments and witness testimonies can be presented at a hearing in both writing and orally. This means that individuals involved in the hearing can choose to present their arguments and testimonies either through written documents or by speaking directly to the judge or jury. This allows for flexibility in how information is presented and ensures that all parties have the opportunity to present their case in a manner that they feel is most effective.

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  • 44. 

    If a discovery request for information is willfully disobeyed by either Amtrak or the Conductor, the presiding officer may impose:

    • A.

      Fines not to exceed $250

    • B.

      Criminal penalties

    • C.

      Non-monetary sanctions

    • D.

      None of the above are correct

    Correct Answer
    C. Non-monetary sanctions
    Explanation
    If either Amtrak or the Conductor willfully disobeys a discovery request for information, the presiding officer has the authority to impose non-monetary sanctions. This means that instead of fines or criminal penalties, the presiding officer can choose to impose other types of punishments or consequences. These non-monetary sanctions could include things like warnings, reprimands, restrictions on certain privileges, or other disciplinary actions that do not involve a financial penalty.

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  • 45. 

    Amtrak is not required to retain physical paper back-ups of all electronic certification records, but is required to retain information for a period of _______.

    • A.

      5 years

    • B.

      6 years

    • C.

      7 years

    • D.

      8 years

    Correct Answer
    B. 6 years
    Explanation
    Amtrak is not required to keep physical paper backups of electronic certification records, indicating that they can maintain these records in electronic form. However, they are still obligated to retain the information for a specific period of time. The correct answer of 6 years suggests that Amtrak must keep the electronic certification records for this duration before they can be disposed of or deleted.

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  • 46. 

    Amtrak will provide the opportunity for an individual to explain or rebut information leading to denial of certification _______ certification is denied.

    • A.

      Before

    • B.

      Within 30 days

    • C.

      Within 45 days

    • D.

      Within 60 days

    Correct Answer
    A. Before
    Explanation
    Amtrak will allow an individual to provide an explanation or counter-argument before their certification is denied. This means that the person will have the chance to present their side of the story or provide additional information to contest the decision before it is finalized.

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  • 47. 

    If an individual has multiple types of conductor service certificates and one is revoked, he or she cannot work as a conductor for what length of time?

    • A.

      30 days

    • B.

      60 days

    • C.

      180 days

    • D.

      During the period of revocation

    Correct Answer
    D. During the period of revocation
    Explanation
    If an individual has multiple types of conductor service certificates and one of them is revoked, it means that their ability to work as a conductor is temporarily suspended. Therefore, they cannot work as a conductor for the entire duration of the revocation period.

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  • 48. 

    After a hearing has been requested, unless the presiding officer allows additional time for the submission of more evidence, the proceedings record will close:

    • A.

      At the conclusion of the evidentiary hearing

    • B.

      Within 60 days of the hearing

    • C.

      After Amtrak is allowed to cross-examine testimony

    • D.

      Within 180 days of the hearing

    Correct Answer
    A. At the conclusion of the evidentiary hearing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "At the conclusion of the evidentiary hearing." This means that the proceedings record will close once all the evidence has been presented and the hearing has come to an end. It indicates that there will be no further opportunity to submit additional evidence after the conclusion of the hearing, unless the presiding officer allows for it.

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  • 49. 

    When taking the territorial qualification test, if needed, a conductor may:

    • A.

      Take a portion of the test day to spend time in the territory

    • B.

      Review a map of the territory while taking the test

    • C.

      Ask a territorial qualified supervisor to explain a question

    • D.

      Opt out from answering the question that he or she does not understand

    Correct Answer
    C. Ask a territorial qualified supervisor to explain a question
    Explanation
    During the territorial qualification test, a conductor may ask a territorial qualified supervisor to explain a question if needed. This suggests that the conductor is allowed to seek clarification or further understanding from a supervisor who is knowledgeable about the territory. This option ensures that the conductor has access to the necessary information to answer the question accurately.

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  • 50. 

    The Federal standards in 49 CFR, Part 242 must be met by:

    • A.

      Passenger Conductors/Conductors

    • B.

      Engineers

    • C.

      Assistant Conductors

    • D.

      Both A and B

    Correct Answer
    A. Passenger Conductors/Conductors
    Explanation
    The Federal standards in 49 CFR, Part 242 must be met by Passenger Conductors/Conductors and Engineers. This means that both passenger conductors and engineers are required to comply with the regulations and requirements outlined in the federal standards. Assistant conductors are not mentioned in the answer, so they are not required to meet these specific standards.

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