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

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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 ____________.
  • 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.