NORAC - 10th Edition - Definitions

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  • 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

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