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

68 Questions

Settings
Please wait...
Norac Quizzes & Trivia

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


Questions and Answers
  • 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 ____________.
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 22. 
    707.  Emergency Communications:  All employees shall give ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________ priority to emergency communications.
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Ultimate

    • C. 

      Absolute

    • D. 

      Immediate

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 51. 
    951.  Executing Instructions:  Engine Service Employees must also obey the instructions of the Conductor in charge of their train as to the _________________ of the train.
    • A. 

      Opeation

    • B. 

      General management

    • C. 

      Time management

    • D. 

      Inspection

  • 52. 
    951-1  SCHEDULES:  All Scheduled trains must maintain and be governed by the ______________ of that portion of the railroad over which they operate. 
    • A. 

      Timetable

    • B. 

      Public schedule

    • C. 

      Employee schedule

    • D. 

      Division Notice

  • 53. 
    951-1  SCHEDULES:  If there is a conflict of schedules between the employee and the public schedules, ______________ must be notified.
    • A. 

      Conductor

    • B. 

      Dispatcher

    • C. 

      Engineer

    • D. 

      Senior Trainmaster

  • 54. 
    952.  Qualification; Checking Inspection Forms:  Engine Service Employees must be qualified on the type of engine to which they are assigned, including any devices or auxiliaries attached to it.  At a point where no mechanical forces are on duty, they will check the prescribed form in the cab to be sure that the unit or units of the engine consist have been inspected within the ________________.
    • A. 

      Last 24 hours

    • B. 

      Current day

    • C. 

      Previous day

    • D. 

      Current work assignment

  • 55. 
    953.  Engine Unit(s) not within Date; Inspection:  If the engine unit or units are not within date, Engine Service Employees will make an inspection.  After making the inspection they will:   1.     Record the date, time and location on the prescribed form in the cab, AND 2.     Prepare and sign the _________________.
    • A. 

      Regular work report

    • B. 

      Inspection work report

    • C. 

      Inspection report

    • D. 

      Regular assignment report

  • 56. 
    954.  Inspection by Mechanical Forces:   At points where mechanical forces have made an inspection of the condition of the engine, Engine Service Employees will accept this inspection.  ________________ tests are an exception:  Engine Service Employees must make these tests.
    • A. 

      Deadman/Alerter

    • B. 

      Power

    • C. 

      Actuating

    • D. 

      Engine air brake

  • 57. 
    955.  End-of-Trip Report:  At the end of the trip, Engine Service Employees must make a written report on the prescribed form (TRO-1155).  When a defect occurs en route, the Dispatcher must be notified as soon as possible ______________.
    • A. 

      At the next station stop

    • B. 

      At the next turnaround point

    • C. 

      Without delay to the train

    • D. 

      By any means necessary

  • 58. 
    956.  Observing Signals; Moving Engine:  Engine Service Employees will be responsible for the observance of all signals and for controlling movements accordingly.  To prevent injury to persons, to prevent damage to property and lading, and to avoid collisions and derailments they must:   1.     Regulate the speed of their train, AND 2.     Exercise _____________________ in moving their train.
    • A. 

      Discretion and vigilance

    • B. 

      Caution and care

    • C. 

      Care and vigilance

    • D. 

      Discretion, care and vigilance

  • 59. 
    957. Acting as Pilot:  While acting as a Pilot, Engine Service Employees will not operate the engine, unless otherwise instructed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 60. 
    957. Acting as Pilot:  In the absence of a qualified Conductor, Engine Service Employees must perform the duties of Conductor and conform to the rules relating to that position.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 61. 
    957. Acting as Pilot:  Engine Service Employees may enlist the assistance of crew members in any duties relative to the prompt and safe movement of their trains.  They will promptly report ______________________.
    • A. 

      Deviations or discrepancies

    • B. 

      Discrepancies or failures

    • C. 

      Failures or deviations

    • D. 

      Irregularities or failures

  • 62. 
    958.  Visibility Compromised:  Regulating Speed:  If anything distracts attention from a constant lookout ahead or if weather conditions make observation of signals in any way doubtful, Engine Service Employees must at once ______________ their train to ensure safety.
    • A. 

      Stop

    • B. 

      Slow

    • C. 

      Regulate the speed of

    • D. 

      Inform the Conductor of

  • 63. 
    959.  Train with More than One Engine:  When a train has more than one engine, the rules apply to the Engineer of the lead engine.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 64. 
    959.  Train with More than One Engine:  The use of the _______________ must be limited to the leading engine, except in an emergency.
    • A. 

      Engine whistle and air brake

    • B. 

      Engine bell and air brake

    • C. 

      Engine bell and whistle

    • D. 

      Engine bell, whistle, and air brake

  • 65. 
    960.  Engineer’s Responsibility for Other Employees:  The Engineer is responsible for the ___________________ of other employees on the engine.
    • A. 

      Safety and compliance

    • B. 

      Conduct and compliance

    • C. 

      Conduct and safety

    • D. 

      Vigilance and conduct

  • 66. 
    960.  Engineer’s Responsibility for Other Employees:  The Engineer will see if other employees on the engine are familiar with their duties and instruct them if necessary.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 67. 
    961.  Engineer Certificate:  Certified Engineers must carry their Locomotive Engineer Certificate while on duty as a Locomotive Engineer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False