Norac - 10th Edition - Definitions

49 Questions

Settings
Please wait...
Norac Quizzes & Trivia

LETP NORAC Definitions


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition - Definitions A block that must not be occupied by more than one train.
    • A. 

      Absolute Block

    • B. 

      Block

    • C. 

      Siding

    • D. 

      Interlocking

  • 2. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A block signal that is activated either by track circuit or in conjunction with interlocking or controlled point circuits. 
    • A. 

      Block Signal

    • B. 

      Automatic Block Signal

    • C. 

      Distant Signal

    • D. 

      Controlled Signal

  • 3. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A block signal system in which the use of each block is governed by an automatic block signal, cab signal, or both.
    • A. 

      Block Signal

    • B. 

      Automatic Block Signal

    • C. 

      Automatic Block Signal System (ABS)

    • D. 

      Controlled Signal

  • 4. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A device on an engine which will cause a penalty application of the brakes if the engineer fails to acknowledge a cab signal change to a more restrictive indication.
    • A. 

      Cab Signal

    • B. 

      Speed Control

    • C. 

      Automatic Block Signal System (ABS)

    • D. 

      Automatic Train Stop

  • 5. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A length of track with defined limits on which train movements are governed by block signals, cab signals, or Form D.
    • A. 

      Block

    • B. 

      Siding

    • C. 

      Running Track

    • D. 

      Main Track

  • 6. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A fixed signal displayed to trains at the entrance of a block to govern use of that block.
    • A. 

      Home Signal

    • B. 

      Block Signal

    • C. 

      Controlled Signal

    • D. 

      Interlocking Signal

  • 7. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A lever, plug, ring, or other method of control that restricts the operation of a switch or signal.
    • A. 

      Spring Switch

    • B. 

      Speed Control

    • C. 

      Blocking Device

    • D. 

      Bolt-Lock Switch

  • 8. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A hand-operated switch equipped with a pipe connected locking device that is designed to shunt the signal system before the switch points are operated.
    • A. 

      Blocking Device

    • B. 

      Spring Switch

    • C. 

      Semi-Automatic Switch

    • D. 

      Bolt-Lock Switch

  • 9. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A publication used to notify employees of changes to rules, procedures, or other instructions affecting the movement of trains and issued periodically by the designated officer.
    • A. 

      General Order

    • B. 

      Division Notice

    • C. 

      Bulletin Order

  • 10. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   Located in the engine control compartment, this signal is used in conjunction with interlocking signals (with or in lieu of block signals) and indicates track occupancy or condition. 
    • A. 

      Cab Signal

    • B. 

      Automatic Block Signal

    • C. 

      Automatic Block Signal System (ABS)

    • D. 

      Home Signal

  • 11. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   The location where the Operator is on duty, from which remote control signal appliances or switches are operated.
    • A. 

      Controlled Point

    • B. 

      Control Station

    • C. 

      Controlled Siding

    • D. 

      Interlocking Station

  • 12. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A station designated in the Timetable where signals are remotely controlled from the control station.
    • A. 

      Controlled Point

    • B. 

      Controlled Siding

    • C. 

      Interlocking

    • D. 

      Siding

  • 13. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A circuited track in which both ends are controlled and governed by signals under the control of a Dispatcher or Operator.
    • A. 

      Controlled Siding

    • B. 

      Controlled Signal

    • C. 

      Interlocking

    • D. 

      Interlocking Station

  • 14. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A fixed signal, capable of displaying Stop indication, that is controlled by a Dispatcher or Operator.
    • A. 

      Distant Signal

    • B. 

      Home Signal

    • C. 

      Block Signal

    • D. 

      Controlled Signal

  • 15. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   The assigned direction of moment as specified in the Timetable.
    • A. 

      Crossover

    • B. 

      Current of Traffic

    • C. 

      Special Instruction

    • D. 

      Running Track

  • 16. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A fixed signal used to govern the approach of a train to a home signal.
    • A. 

      Home Signal

    • B. 

      Distant Signal

    • C. 

      Block Signal

    • D. 

      Controlled Signal

  • 17. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   The portion of a railroad system assigned to the supervision of a Superintendent.
    • A. 

      Station

    • B. 

      Yard

    • C. 

      Line

    • D. 

      Division

  • 18. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A publication issued periodically by the designated officer, which contains instructions or information which do not affect the movement of trains.
    • A. 

      General Order

    • B. 

      Division Notice

    • C. 

      Bulletin Order

  • 19. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A power-operated switch also equipped for hand operation.
    • A. 

      Dual Control Switch

    • B. 

      Switch

    • C. 

      Spring Switch

    • D. 

      Bolt-Lock Switch

  • 20. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A unit or combination of units propelled by any form of energy.
    • A. 

      Engine

    • B. 

      Train

    • C. 

      Consist

    • D. 

      Track Car

  • 21. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A train not designated by a Timetable schedule.
    • A. 

      Camp Car

    • B. 

      Extra Train

    • C. 

      Scheduled Train

    • D. 

      Engine

  • 22. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   Being in such proximity to a track individual, tools or equipment could be struck by a moving train or other that an on-track equipment, or in any case is within four feet of the nearest rail.
    • A. 

      Fouling Point

    • B. 

      Fouling a Track

    • C. 

      Yard Limits

  • 23. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   The point on a track beyond which equipment will foul an adjacent track.
    • A. 

      Yard Limits

    • B. 

      Fouling a Track

    • C. 

      Foul Point

    • D. 

      Interlocking

  • 24. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A publication used to summarize changes to the Timetable and other instruction manuals which is issued periodically by the designated officer.
    • A. 

      General Order

    • B. 

      Division Notice

    • C. 

      Bulletin Order

  • 25. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A fixed signal governing entrance to an interlocking or controlled point.
    • A. 

      Interlocking Signal

    • B. 

      Home Signal

    • C. 

      Controlled Signal

    • D. 

      Distant Signal

  • 26. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   An interconnection of signals and signal appliances such that their movements must succeed each other in a predetermined sequence, assuring that signals cannot be displayed simultaneously on conflicting routes.
    • A. 

      Interlocking

    • B. 

      Controlled Siding

    • C. 

      Running Track

    • D. 

      Main Track

  • 27. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   The track between the opposing home signals of an interlocking.
    • A. 

      Controlled Siding

    • B. 

      Interlocking Limits

    • C. 

      Running Track

    • D. 

      Block

  • 28. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   The fixed signals of an interlocking.
    • A. 

      Interlocking Signals

    • B. 

      Home Signals

    • C. 

      Controlled Signals

    • D. 

      Distant Signals

  • 29. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A location from which an interlocking is operated.
    • A. 

      Control Station

    • B. 

      Temporary Block Station

    • C. 

      Dispatcher's Office

    • D. 

      Interlocking Station

  • 30. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A track designated by Timetable upon which train movements are authorized by ABS, DCS, or interlocking rules.
    • A. 

      Main Track

    • B. 

      Running Track

    • C. 

      Industrial Track

    • D. 

      Controlled Siding

  • 31. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A reflector, flag, or highly visible marking device, in the red-orange-amber range, affixed to the rear of a train to indicate that the train is complete.
    • A. 

      Fixed Signal

    • B. 

      Marker

    • C. 

      Signal

    • D. 

      Block Signal

  • 32. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   The specific operating rule or group of operating rules that govern the use of tracks, as designated by the Timetable.
    • A. 

      Rules-in-Effect

    • B. 

      Special Instruction

    • C. 

      General Order

    • D. 

      Division Notice

  • 33. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   The part of the Timetable that prescribes direction, number, frequency, and times for movement of designated trains.
    • A. 

      General Order

    • B. 

      Division Notice

    • C. 

      Special Notice

    • D. 

      Schedule

  • 34. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A train designated by Timetable Schedule.
    • A. 

      Extra Train

    • B. 

      Track Car

    • C. 

      Scheduled Train

    • D. 

      Camp Car

  • 35. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A signal as viewed from the direction of an approaching train, or on the cab signal display unit in the engine control compartment.
    • A. 

      Signal Indication

    • B. 

      Signal Name

    • C. 

      Signal Aspect

    • D. 

      Cab Signal

  • 36. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   The required action conveyed by the aspect of a signal.
    • A. 

      Signal Indication

    • B. 

      Signal Instruction

    • C. 

      Rules-in-Effect

    • D. 

      Special Instruction

  • 37. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A device on an engine which will cause a penalty application of the brakes if the engineer fails to reduce the train’s speed to the speed required by the cab signal indication.
    • A. 

      Automatic Train Stop (ATS)

    • B. 

      Speed Control

    • C. 

      Automatic Block Signal

    • D. 

      Automatic Block Signal System (ABS)

  • 38. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A place designated in the Timetable by name.
    • A. 

      Junction

    • B. 

      Switch

    • C. 

      Station

    • D. 

      Street

  • 39. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A manned station that is established by Bulletin Order or Form D to control the movement of trains.
    • A. 

      Station

    • B. 

      Interlocking Station

    • C. 

      Control Station

    • D. 

      Temporary Block Station

  • 40. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   An engine with or without cars.
    • A. 

      Train

    • B. 

      Engine

    • C. 

      Track Car

    • D. 

      Camp Car

  • 41. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A system of tracks used for the making up of trains.
    • A. 

      Switch

    • B. 

      Yard

    • C. 

      Interlocking

    • D. 

      Junction

  • 42. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A designated track on which movements may be made by signal indication or at Restricted Speed under the authority of an employee designated in the Timetable.
    • A. 

      Main Track

    • B. 

      Controlled Siding

    • C. 

      Running Track

    • D. 

      Interlocking

  • 43. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   A printed booklet that contains schedules and/or special instructions affecting the movement of trains.
    • A. 

      Schedule

    • B. 

      Timetable

    • C. 

      General Order

    • D. 

      Bulletin Order

  • 44. 
    NORAC - 10th Edition – Definitions   The movement of an uncoupled engine (or engines) or leading portion of a train, directed back toward the remaining stationary portion of the same train.
    • A. 

      Current of Traffic

    • B. 

      Crossover

    • C. 

      Return Movement

    • D. 

      Reverse Movement

  • 45. 
    NORAC – 10th Edition – Definitions   A movement opposite the direction previously authorized.
    • A. 

      Current of Traffic

    • B. 

      Crossover

    • C. 

      Return Movement

    • D. 

      Reverse Movement

  • 46. 
    NORAC – 10th Edition – Definitions   Speeds:  NORMAL SPEED:
    • A. 

      45 MPH

    • B. 

      60 MPH

    • C. 

      80 MPH

    • D. 

      The maximum authorized speed.

  • 47. 
    NORAC – 10th Edition – Definitions   Speeds:  LIMITED SPEED: For passenger trains, not exceeding _____ MPH; for freights trains, not exceeding _____ MPH.
    • A. 

      60, 55

    • B. 

      50, 45

    • C. 

      45, 40

    • D. 

      40, 30

  • 48. 
    NORAC – 10th Edition – Definitions   Speeds:  MEDIUM SPEED:
    • A. 

      Not exceeding 30 MPH

    • B. 

      Not exceeding 35 MPH

    • C. 

      Not exceeding 40 MPH

    • D. 

      Not exceeding 45 MPH

  • 49. 
    NORAC – 10th Edition – Definitions   Speeds:  SLOW SPEED:
    • A. 

      Not exceeding 30 MPH

    • B. 

      Not exceeding 25 MPH

    • C. 

      Not exceeding 20 MPH

    • D. 

      Not exceeding 15 MPH