NORAC - 10th Edition - 700 + 900 Rules & Special Instructions - Engineers

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NORAC - 10th Edition - 700 + 900 Rules & Special Instructions - Locomotive Engineers - LETP


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  • 1. 

    700.  Use and Care of Radios:  Company radios must be used exclusively for railroad operations.  The use of radios other than those furnished by the Company for railroad operations is ____________.

    Correct Answer
    prohibited
    prohibited.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "prohibited, prohibited." The question is about the use and care of radios in a company, specifically for railroad operations. The answer states that using radios other than those provided by the company for railroad operations is prohibited. The repetition of the word "prohibited" emphasizes the strict restriction on using any radios other than the ones provided by the company.

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  • 2. 

    700.  Use and Care of Radios:  Employees using radio equipment must exercise care to prevent damage to or loss of the equipment.  Employees assigned a portable radio will be responsible for the proper care and protection of it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement states that employees using radio equipment must exercise care to prevent damage or loss of the equipment. It also mentions that employees assigned a portable radio will be responsible for its proper care and protection. Therefore, it can be inferred that the statement is true, as it emphasizes the importance of taking care of the radio equipment to prevent any damage or loss.

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  • 3. 

    700.  Use and Care of Radios:  No technical adjustments may be made to a radio set, except by those employees specifically authorized.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because it states that no technical adjustments may be made to a radio set, except by those employees specifically authorized. This implies that only authorized employees have the knowledge and expertise to make technical adjustments to a radio set, and therefore, others should not attempt to do so.

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  • 4. 

    701.  Requirements for Trains:  Each train must have a working radio on the leading end of the ____________ engine when it is dispatched from its initial terminal.

    • A.

      Lead

    • B.

      Controlling

    • C.

      Head

    • D.

      First

    Correct Answer
    B. Controlling
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "controlling". This is because the requirement states that each train must have a working radio on the leading end of the controlling engine when it is dispatched from its initial terminal. The term "controlling" refers to the engine that is responsible for controlling the movement of the train. Therefore, it is necessary for this engine to have a working radio in order to ensure effective communication during the train's journey.

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  • 5. 

    701.  Requirements for Trains:  Each train must also be equipped with a working _________________ for communicating with the Dispatcher, Operator or Yardmaster.

    • A.

      Secondary means

    • B.

      Alternate means

    • C.

      Redundant means

    • D.

      Portable radio

    Correct Answer
    C. Redundant means
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "redundant means." In the context of the question, "redundant means" refers to an additional or backup method of communication that each train must have in addition to the primary means of communication. This ensures that there is always a reliable way for the train to communicate with the Dispatcher, Operator, or Yardmaster, even if the primary method fails or is unavailable.

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  • 6. 

    701.  Requirements for Trains:  The redundant means shall be a radio on another engine in consist, a portable radio, cellular phone, or other means of wireless two-way communication.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because it states that the redundant means for communication on trains can be a radio on another engine in the consist, a portable radio, cellular phone, or any other wireless two-way communication device. This means that there are multiple options available for communication in case one of them fails or is not accessible.

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  • 7. 

    701-1.  UNAUTHORIZED COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE ENGINEER:  Except for communications affecting the movement of passengers, employees must refrain from contacting Engineers via radio for non-emergency information while they are operating a moving train.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Except for communications affecting the movement of TRAINS, employees must refrain from contacting Engineers via radio for non-emergency information while they are operating a moving train.

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  • 8. 

    701-1.  UNAUTHORIZED COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE ENGINEER:  Conductors and Assistant Conductors must not request the Engineer to convey non-emergency information pertaining to passenger counts, wheel chair assistance requests, non-working elevators etc., unless all other means of communication have failed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Conductors and Assistant Conductors are not allowed to ask the Engineer to convey non-emergency information related to passenger counts, wheel chair assistance requests, non-working elevators, etc., unless all other forms of communication have already been tried and failed. This means that the statement is true.

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  • 9. 

    701-1.  UNAUTHORIZED COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE ENGINEER: Dispatchers should obtain non-emergency information from the Conductor or non-operating crewmember rather than the Engineer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The correct answer is true because dispatchers should only communicate with the conductor or non-operating crewmember for non-emergency information, rather than directly with the engineer. This is to ensure clear and efficient communication channels and to prevent any unauthorized or unnecessary interruptions to the engineer's focus and responsibilities.

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  • 10. 

    703.  Communications Device Testing, Failure, Interference:  Radio and other required communication device must be tested as soon as practical to ensure that the equipment functions as intended, prior to commencement of the work assignment.  The test of a radio shall consist of an exchange of voice transmission with ____________.

    • A.

      The Yardmaster

    • B.

      The Conductor

    • C.

      The Dispatcher

    • D.

      Another radio

    Correct Answer
    D. Another radio
    Explanation
    The correct answer is another radio. In order to test a radio, it is necessary to have a two-way communication exchange. Therefore, the radio being tested must be able to transmit and receive voice transmissions with another radio. This ensures that the equipment is functioning properly and can effectively communicate with other devices. Testing with the Yardmaster, Conductor, or Dispatcher alone would not provide the necessary two-way communication exchange to fully test the radio.

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  • 11. 

    703.  Communications Device Testing, Failure, Interference:  The employee receiving the transmission shall advise the employee conducting the test of the clarity of the transmission.  Radio and other required communication devices that do not operate properly must be removed from service and the Dispatcher or Yardmaster notified promptly.  In event of radio failure en route, the __________ must be notified as soon as practical.

    • A.

      Yardmaster

    • B.

      Conductor

    • C.

      Dispatcher

    • D.

      Operator

    Correct Answer
    C. Dispatcher
    Explanation
    If there is a radio failure en route, the Dispatcher must be notified as soon as practical. This is because the Dispatcher is responsible for coordinating and managing the movement of trains, and they need to be informed of any issues or failures in communication devices to ensure the safety and efficiency of train operations. The Yardmaster, Conductor, and Operator may also need to be notified depending on the specific situation, but the Dispatcher is the most appropriate person to be notified first.

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  • 12. 

    703.  Communications Device Testing, Failure, Interference:  Radio interference from another radio station must also be reported to the Dispatcher or Yardmaster promptly with information as to location, time and, if possible, the identity of the interfering station.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Radio interference from another radio station must be reported to the Dispatcher or Yardmaster promptly with information about location, time, and, if possible, the identity of the interfering station. This is important because radio interference can disrupt communication and cause failures in communication devices. By reporting the interference, appropriate actions can be taken to address the issue and ensure smooth communication.

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  • 13. 

    703.  Communications Device Testing, Failure, Interference:  If a radio fails on the controlling engine, the train may only continue to the next forward point where the radio can be repaired or replaced.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    If a radio fails on the controlling engine, the train may CONTINUE UNTIL THE EARLIER OF THE NEXT CALENDAR DAY INSPECTION OR next forward point where the radio can be repaired or replaced.

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  • 14. 

    705.  Radio Transmission and Reception Procedures:  Before transmitting by radio, the employee must listen to ensure that the channel on which he intends to transmit is ____________.

    • A.

      The proper channel.

    • B.

      Open and clear.

    • C.

      Not in use.

    • D.

      Interference free.

    Correct Answer
    C. Not in use.
    Explanation
    Before transmitting by radio, the employee must listen to ensure that the channel on which he intends to transmit is not in use. This is important to avoid interference and ensure clear communication. By checking if the channel is not in use, the employee can ensure that their transmission will be received without any interruptions or overlapping with other ongoing transmissions.

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  • 15. 

    703.  Communications Device Testing, Failure, Interference:  All transmissions must be repeated by the employee receiving them except:   1.     Transmissions used in yard switching operations.   2.     Those transmissions that contain any information, instruction or advice that could affect the safety of a railroad operation.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    2. Those transmissions that DO NOT contain any information, instruction or advice that could affect the safety of a railroad operation.

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  • 16. 

    703.  Communications Device Testing, Failure, Interference:  Employees must ensure that radio contact with the proper persons has been made and must not take action until certain that all conversation with them has been ______________.

    • A.

      Heard

    • B.

      Understood

    • C.

      Heard and understood

    • D.

      Heard, understood and acknowledged

    Correct Answer
    D. Heard, understood and acknowledged
    Explanation
    Employees must ensure that radio contact with the proper persons has been made and must not take action until certain that all conversation with them has been heard, understood, and acknowledged. This means that employees should not proceed with any actions until they are sure that the communication has been received, comprehended, and acknowledged by the intended recipients.

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  • 17. 

    703.  Communications Device Testing, Failure, Interference:  Any radio communication that is not fully understood or completed in accordance with the requirements of these rules shall not be acted upon and shall be treated as though not sent.  Emergency communications are an exception.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because according to the given information, any radio communication that is not fully understood or completed in accordance with the rules should not be acted upon and should be treated as though not sent. However, emergency communications are an exception to this rule.

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  • 18. 

    703.  Communications Device Testing, Failure, Interference:  An employee receiving a radio call must acknowledge the call immediately unless doing so would interfere with safety.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Employees receiving a radio call are required to acknowledge the call immediately, unless it would pose a safety risk. This is important for effective communication and ensuring that important messages are received and understood in a timely manner. However, if acknowledging the call would interfere with safety, such as when the employee is engaged in a critical task or operating heavy machinery, it is acceptable to delay the acknowledgment until it is safe to do so. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 19. 

    706.  Radio Location and Monitoring:  When duties involve the use of radio, employees must have the radio on and tuned to the proper channel ___________.

    • A.

      When operating on a main track.

    • B.

      When transporting passengers.

    • C.

      Whenever outside the confines of a yard.

    • D.

      At all times.

    Correct Answer
    D. At all times.
    Explanation
    Employees who are using radio communication must have the radio on and tuned to the proper channel at all times. This ensures that they are ready to receive or transmit any necessary information or instructions, regardless of their location or specific duties. It is important for safety and effective communication that employees remain connected and aware of any radio communications that may be relevant to their work.

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  • 20. 

    706.  Radio Location and Monitoring:  The volume must be adjusted so that all transmissions can be ____________.

    • A.

      Understood

    • B.

      Heard

    • C.

      Acknowledged

    • D.

      Answered

    Correct Answer
    B. Heard
    Explanation
    The volume must be adjusted so that all transmissions can be heard. This means that the volume should be set at a level where all the transmissions can be clearly heard and understood by the person monitoring the radio. Adjusting the volume ensures that no transmissions are missed or misunderstood.

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  • 21. 

    706.  Radio Location and Monitoring:  The _____________ designates fixed base stations, wayside stations, periods attended and assigned radio channels.

    • A.

      Timetable

    • B.

      Dispatcher

    • C.

      Superintendent

    • D.

      Schedule

    Correct Answer
    A. Timetable
    Explanation
    A timetable is a schedule that designates fixed base stations, wayside stations, periods attended, and assigned radio channels. It is used in radio location and monitoring to organize and coordinate communication activities. A timetable ensures that specific stations are assigned specific channels during specific periods, allowing for efficient and effective communication.

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  • 22. 

    707.  Emergency Communications:  All employees shall give ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________ priority to emergency communications.

    • A.

      First

    • B.

      Ultimate

    • C.

      Absolute

    • D.

      Immediate

    Correct Answer
    C. Absolute
    Explanation
    All employees shall give "absolute" priority to emergency communications means that emergency communications should be prioritized above all other tasks or responsibilities. It implies that responding to emergency situations and providing assistance or support takes precedence over any other work or duties. This ensures that urgent messages or calls related to emergencies are attended to promptly and without delay, ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals involved.

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  • 23. 

    707.  Emergency Communications:  Except in answering or aiding a station in distress, employees shall refrain from sending any communication until certain that no interference will result to the station in distress.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because in emergency communications, it is important to prioritize the station in distress. Employees should not send any communication unless they are sure that it will not interfere with the station in distress. This ensures that the emergency communication is not disrupted and the station in distress receives the necessary assistance.

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  • 24. 

    708.  Radio Messages: Content and Code Words:  The following procedures will govern identification and content of messages when using radio:                 When originating or initially responding to a radio call, employees must: 1.     Identify their ________________. 2.     Identify their base station, wayside station or yard station by name or other designation of station and location. 3.     Identify their mobile radio unity by: a.     Schedule number if on a scheduled train. b.     Symbol and engine number if on an extra train.  If engine belongs to another company, that company’s initials must precede the engine number. c.     TC followed by the number of the car if on a track car. d.     Other appropriate mobile unit identification.

    • A.

      Operating Rail Line

    • B.

      Employing railroad

    • C.

      Engine number

    Correct Answer
    B. Employing railroad
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "employing railroad". This is because the employees are required to identify their employing railroad when originating or initially responding to a radio call. This helps in ensuring clear communication and proper identification of the individuals involved.

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  • 25. 

    708-1.  RADIO MESSAGES:  All NJ TRANSIT Rail employees, when originating or initially responding to radio transmissions, must use “___________” to identify their employing railroad.

    Correct Answer
    NJ Rail
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "NJ Rail." This is because all NJ TRANSIT Rail employees are required to use this term to identify their employing railroad when originating or initially responding to radio transmissions.

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  • 26. 

    709.  Prohibited Transmissions:  Employees shall not knowingly transmit:   1.     Any false distress communication. 2.     Any unnecessary, irrelevant, or unidentified communication. 3.     Any obscene, indecent, or profane remark.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Employees are prohibited from knowingly transmitting false distress communication, unnecessary, irrelevant, or unidentified communication, and any obscene, indecent, or profane remark. This means that they are not allowed to send messages that are false distress calls, messages that are not relevant or necessary, or messages that contain offensive or inappropriate content. The statement "True" indicates that this prohibition on transmissions is correct.

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  • 27. 

    710.  Radio Identification in the Yard:   When positive identification is achieved in connection with switching, classification, and similar operations wholly within a yard, fixed and mobile units may use short identification after the initial transmission and acknowledgement.  Short identification must include engine or unit number, such as “Back up 8271” or Go ahead 8271.”

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In yard operations, radio identification is used when switching, classification, and similar tasks are being carried out. Both fixed and mobile units can use short identification after the initial transmission and acknowledgement. This short identification must include the engine or unit number, such as "Back up 8271" or "Go ahead 8271." Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 28. 

    710.  Radio Identification in the Yard:   If an exchange of communications continues without substantial interruption, positive identification must be repeated every _________ minutes.

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      20

    Correct Answer
    C. 15
    Explanation
    In order to ensure accurate communication and avoid any confusion or misunderstandings, positive identification must be repeated every 15 minutes during an exchange of communications in the yard. This helps to maintain the integrity and reliability of the communication process, ensuring that all parties involved are properly identified and recognized throughout the duration of the conversation.

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  • 29. 

    710-1  RADIO IDENTIFICAITON WITHIN NJ TRANSIT YARDS:  When positive identification is achieved in connection with switching, classification and similar operations, wholly within the confines of NJ TRANSIT yard, fixed and mobile units may use short identification after the initial transmission and acknowledgement.  Short identification, must include either the full job symbol (e.g. YD-25, YH-27, MM-6), or engine number.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In NJ TRANSIT yards, when positive identification is achieved during switching, classification, and similar operations, fixed and mobile units are allowed to use short identification after the initial transmission and acknowledgement. This short identification must include either the full job symbol (e.g. YD-25, YH-27, MM-6) or engine number. Therefore, the statement "True" is correct.

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  • 30. 

    711.  Radio Communication Instead of Hand Signals:  Employees must take the following actions when radio communication is used instead of hand signals to control a shoving, back or pushing movement:   1.     The employee directing the movement must specify a distance to be traveled.  The distance specified must _______________________________.

    • A.

      Not exceed one-half the distance known to be clear.

    • B.

      Not exceed the distance known to be clear.

    • C.

      Not exceed two train lengths.

    • D.

      Be understood and acknowledged.

    Correct Answer
    A. Not exceed one-half the distance known to be clear.
    Explanation
    When radio communication is used instead of hand signals to control a shoving, back or pushing movement, the employee directing the movement must specify a distance to be traveled. This distance should not exceed one-half the distance known to be clear. This ensures that the movement is controlled within a safe distance and reduces the risk of accidents or collisions.

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  • 31. 

    711.  Radio Communication Instead of Hand Signals:  Employees must take the following actions when radio communication is used instead of hand signals to control a shoving, back or pushing movement:   2.     The movement must stop ____________­­­­­__________, unless additional instructions are received.

    • A.

      In the distance known to be clear

    • B.

      In one-half the specified distance

    • C.

      Within the specified distance

    • D.

      Within two train lengths

    Correct Answer
    B. In one-half the specified distance
    Explanation
    When radio communication is used instead of hand signals to control a shoving, back or pushing movement, the movement must stop in one-half the specified distance, unless additional instructions are received. This means that the employees should stop the movement when they have covered half of the distance that was specified for the movement, unless they receive further instructions.

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  • 32. 

    711.  Radio Communication Instead of Hand Signals:  Employees must take the following actions when radio communication is used instead of hand signals to control a shoving, back or pushing movement:   3.     The names of fixed signals affecting the movement must be communicated to the _____________.

    • A.

      Conductor

    • B.

      Engineer

    • C.

      Dispatcher

    • D.

      Yardmaster

    Correct Answer
    B. Engineer
    Explanation
    When radio communication is used instead of hand signals to control a shoving, back, or pushing movement, the names of fixed signals affecting the movement must be communicated to the Engineer. This is important because the Engineer is responsible for operating and controlling the movement of the train. By communicating the names of fixed signals, the Engineer can ensure that they are aware of any potential hazards or instructions that may affect the movement of the train. This helps to maintain safety and prevent accidents during the shoving, back, or pushing movement.

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  • 33. 

    711.  Radio Communication Instead of Hand Signals:  If the instructions are not understood or radio contact is not maintained, the movement _______________.  If the means of communication is changed, no movement may be made until all crew members have been notified.

    • A.

      Must be slowed

    • B.

      Must be stopped immediately

    • C.

      May continue at Restricted Speed

    • D.

      Must continue at Restricted Speed

    Correct Answer
    B. Must be stopped immediately
    Explanation
    If the instructions are not understood or radio contact is not maintained, the movement must be stopped immediately. This means that if there is a lack of communication or misunderstanding, it is crucial to halt the movement until the issue is resolved and all crew members have been notified. This ensures safety and prevents any potential accidents or mishaps.

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  • 34. 

    Name, or indication of any fixed signal, and crew members must not request this information.  Crew members may use the radio to communicate a fixed signal to other members of the same crew.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Crew members are not allowed to request the name or indication of any fixed signal. However, they can use the radio to communicate a fixed signal to other crew members. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 35. 

    712.  Signal Indications:   Except as provided in Rule 241, radio communication may not be used to convey instructions that would have the effect of overriding the indication of a fixed signal.  Radio communication may only be used to impose a more restrictive action than the indication of a fixed signal.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to the given statement, radio communication is not allowed to be used to convey instructions that would override the indication of a fixed signal. Instead, radio communication can only be used to impose a more restrictive action than the indication of a fixed signal. This means that radio communication cannot be used to change or ignore the signal indications given by fixed signals. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 36. 

    713.  Radio Communication Concerning Passing Trains:   A Dispatcher or Operator may accept information regarding the movement of a train from:   1.     The Conductor or Engineer of another train. OR 2.     A Track Car Driver. OR 3.     Another _________ employee.

    • A.

      Railroad

    • B.

      NJ Transit

    • C.

      Qualified

    • D.

      Authorized

    Correct Answer
    C. Qualified
    Explanation
    A Dispatcher or Operator may accept information regarding the movement of a train from another qualified employee.

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  • 37. 

    713.  Radio Communication Concerning Passing Trains:   When necessary to report the passage of a train prior to fouling or occupying a track, employees must ______________________.  Dispatcher or Operators must not give permission for a train to foul or occupy a track until this information is received.

    • A.

      Identify the passing rail company and proper marker display.

    • B.

      Identify the passing train by engine number and rail company.

    • C.

      Identify the passing train by engine number and proper marker display.

    • D.

      Identify the passing train by engine number.

    Correct Answer
    C. Identify the passing train by engine number and proper marker display.
    Explanation
    Employees must identify the passing train by engine number and proper marker display before reporting its passage. This information is necessary before giving permission for a train to foul or occupy a track.

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  • 38. 

    713.1  COMMUNICATION CONCERNING PASSING OF TRAINS:  When it is necessary for a train or employee to report the passing of a train prior to fouling or occupying a track, the Dispatcher must make sure that a(n) _________ employee confirms and reports the engine number of the passing train.

    • A.

      Railroad

    • B.

      NJ Transit

    • C.

      Qualified

    • D.

      Authorized

    Correct Answer
    C. Qualified
    Explanation
    When it is necessary for a train or employee to report the passing of a train prior to fouling or occupying a track, the Dispatcher must make sure that a qualified employee confirms and reports the engine number of the passing train. This means that the employee must have the necessary knowledge, skills, and certification to accurately identify and report the engine number. This ensures that the information provided is reliable and can be used for coordination and safety purposes.

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  • 39. 

    714.  Telephone Use:  Telephone lines must be yielded promptly for calls pertaining to ____________________.

    • A.

      Emergencies.

    • B.

      Train movements.

    • C.

      Roadway Workers.

    • D.

      Emergencies and train movements.

    Correct Answer
    D. Emergencies and train movements.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "emergencies and train movements." This means that when using a telephone, one should give priority to calls related to emergencies and train movements. This ensures that important and urgent information can be communicated promptly, potentially preventing accidents or providing necessary assistance in emergency situations.

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  • 40. 

    715.  Recording of Communications:  Radio and telephone communications are regularly recorded when they involve:  (Pick the incorrect statement)

    • A.

      Train radio communications.

    • B.

      Dispatcher and Operator telephones.

    • C.

      Conductor telephones.

    • D.

      Dispatcher open line.

    Correct Answer
    C. Conductor telephones.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Conductor telephones." This statement is incorrect because conductor telephones are regularly recorded when they involve radio and telephone communications.

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  • 41. 

    715.  Recording of Communications:    In addition to the communications normally recorded, other telephone conversations may be recorded.  An audible “beep” tone approximately every ___________ seconds indicates recording.

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      20

    • D.

      30

    Correct Answer
    B. 15
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 15. This means that every 15 seconds, an audible "beep" tone will indicate that the conversation is being recorded.

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  • 42. 

    716.  Use of Electronic Devices:  a. Personal Electronic Devices:  No individual in the controlling locomotive cab or control compartment of a train or track car shall use an electronic device if that use would interfere with an employee’s performance of safety-related duties.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The use of personal electronic devices is prohibited in the controlling locomotive cab or control compartment of a train or track car if it would interfere with an employee's performance of safety-related duties. This means that individuals in these areas should not use electronic devices that could distract or impede their ability to carry out their safety responsibilities.

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  • 43. 

    716.  Use of Electronic Devices:  a. Personal Electronic Devices When use in not authorized, personal electronic devices must be turn off and ______________, along with any earpieces, headphones or other similar peripheral devices.

    • A.

      Left outside of control car

    • B.

      Stored in personal locker

    • C.

      Stored out of sight

    • D.

      Left in personal bag

    Correct Answer
    C. Stored out of sight
    Explanation
    When personal electronic devices are not authorized for use, they must be turned off and stored out of sight, along with any earpieces, headphones, or similar peripheral devices. This means that they should be kept in a place where they are not visible, such as in a bag or drawer, to ensure that they are not easily accessible or distracting.

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  • 44. 

    716.  Use of Electronic Devices: b. Railroad-Supplied Electronic Devices:  When may an employee use a railroad-supplied electronic device in the controlling locomotive cab or control compartment of a train or track car ? 

    • A.

      For an authorized business purpose

    • B.

      After a safety briefing

    • C.

      All employees in the controlling locomotive cab or control compartment agree that it is safe to do so.

    • D.

      All the above

    • E.

      A & B

    • F.

      A & C

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above
    Explanation
    Employees may use a railroad-supplied electronic device in the controlling locomotive cab or control compartment of a train or track car for an authorized business purpose, after a safety briefing, and if all employees in the controlling locomotive cab or control compartment agree that it is safe to do so. Therefore, all of the options mentioned in the answer are correct.

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  • 45. 

    716.  Use of Electronic Devices:  c. Deadheading Employees:  Deadheading employees are prohibited from using electronic devices within the controlling locomotive cab or control compartment of a train or track car.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Deadheading employees refer to those who are traveling on a train or track car without performing any work duties. The statement is true because these employees are not allowed to use electronic devices within the controlling locomotive cab or control compartment. This rule is in place to ensure the safety and focus of the employees operating the train or track car.

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  • 46. 

    716.  Use of Electronic Devices: e. Penalties:   Any individual who uses any electronic device and violates the prohibitions are subject to:  (pick all that apply)

    • A.

      Criminal prosecution

    • B.

      Civil penalties

    • C.

      Disqualification

    • D.

      Company discipline up to and including discharge

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Civil penalties
    C. Disqualification
    D. Company discipline up to and including discharge
    Explanation
    Individuals who use electronic devices in violation of the prohibitions can face civil penalties, disqualification, and company discipline up to and including discharge. This means that they may be fined or face legal consequences, be disqualified from certain activities or positions, and face disciplinary actions from their company, which could result in termination.

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  • 47. 

    716.  Use of Electronic Devices: e. Penalties:   If there are any questions or doubts regarding the authorized use of a personal or railroad-supplied electronic device, employees should refrain from any use until __________________ can be consulted.

    • A.

      Your supervisor

    • B.

      The proper authority

    • C.

      Your union

    • D.

      The Dispatcher

    Correct Answer
    B. The proper authority
    Explanation
    If there are any questions or doubts regarding the authorized use of a personal or railroad-supplied electronic device, employees should refrain from any use until the proper authority can be consulted. This means that employees should not use the device until they have received guidance or approval from the appropriate person or department who has the authority to make decisions regarding the use of electronic devices. This ensures that employees follow the correct protocols and guidelines in using their devices.

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  • 48. 

    950.  Receiving Instructions; Governing Instructions:  Engine Service Employees report to and receive instructions from the __________________.

    • A.

      Road Foreman

    • B.

      Senior Trainmaster

    • C.

      Division Engineer

    • D.

      Superintendent or other designated officer

    Correct Answer
    D. Superintendent or other designated officer
    Explanation
    Engine Service Employees report to and receive instructions from the Superintendent or other designated officer. This individual is responsible for overseeing the operations and management of the engine service department. They provide guidance, assign tasks, and ensure that employees follow the necessary protocols and procedures. The Superintendent or designated officer acts as a point of contact for the engine service employees and plays a crucial role in ensuring efficient and safe operations.

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  • 49. 

    950.  Receiving Instructions; Governing Instructions:  Engineers must be ________________________ of the territory over which they are to operate.

    • A.

      Qualified on the locomotives

    • B.

      Qualified on the physical characteristics

    • C.

      Familiar with the locomotive and physical characteristics

    Correct Answer
    B. Qualified on the physical characteristics
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "qualified on the physical characteristics". This means that engineers must have the necessary knowledge and understanding of the physical characteristics of the territory they are operating in. This includes factors such as the terrain, track conditions, and any specific requirements or limitations of the locomotives. Being qualified on the physical characteristics ensures that engineers are able to safely and effectively operate in the given territory.

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  • 50. 

    951.  Executing Instructions:  Engine Service Employees must obey the instructions of Transportation Supervisors, Dispatchers, Operators, Yardmasters, and Station Masters within their _______________.

    • A.

      Division

    • B.

      Purview

    • C.

      Jurisdiction

    • D.

      Employing railroad

    Correct Answer
    C. Jurisdiction
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "jurisdiction". This means that Engine Service Employees are required to follow the instructions given by Transportation Supervisors, Dispatchers, Operators, Yardmasters, and Station Masters within the scope of their authority or control. The word "jurisdiction" implies that these individuals have the power or authority to give instructions and that the employees are obligated to comply with them.

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