Norac - 10th Edition: Rules 70-124 And Special Instructions

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NORAC - 10th Edition: Rules 70-124 and Special Instructions (New Jersey Transit Locomotive Engineer Training Program - LETP)


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  • 1. 
    70.  Inspection Before Departure:  Conductors and Engineers must know that cars and engines in their train have been inspected.  At points where cars that are to be picked up have not been previously inspected by a Car Inspector, train crews must determine that they are safe for movement.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    70.  Inspection Before Departure:  Train crew members must inspect cars and engines for the following problems in particular:  (Pick the incorrect statement)   1.     Car body:      a.     Leaning or listing to side.      b.     Sagging downward.      c.     Positioned improperly on truck.      d.     Object dragging below.      e.     Object extending from side.      f.      Door securely attached.      g.     Broken or missing safety appliance.      h.     Lading leaking from a placarded hazardous material car.
    • A. 

      A.

    • B. 

      B.

    • C. 

      C.

    • D. 

      D.

    • E. 

      E.

    • F. 

      F.

    • G. 

      G.

    • H. 

      H.

  • 3. 
    70.  Inspection Before Departure:  Train crew members must inspect cars and engines for the following problems in particular:  (Pick the incorrect statement)   1.     Car body: 2.     Insecure coupling. 3.     Overheated wheel or journal. 4.     Broken or extensively cracked wheel. 5.     Brake that fails to engage. 6.     Doors and bottoms of freight cars and trailers must be closed and fastened.  Top covers must be secured in place. 7.     Any other apparent safety hazard.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

    • F. 

      6

    • G. 

      7

  • 4. 
    70.  Inspection Before Departure:  Which of the following statements is incorrect?   A.     Crew members must also ensure that required brake tests are performed on all cars and engines B.     No attachment or part of a car may be hanging so low as to foul a crossing at grade or track structure. C.    Open top loads, including trailers and containers on flat cars, must not have lading shifted or securements loose or missing.  Where train consist permits, open-top shiftable loads must be placed next to an occupied engine unit or other occupied equipment.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

  • 5. 
    70.  Inspection Before Departure:  Where the width or height of a car or lading appears close to clearance lines, the car may be moved only:   1.     With the authority of the Dispatcher. or 2.     In accordance with Rule 119, “Hazardous Material; Equipment of Excessive Weight or Dimensions.”
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    71.  Flat Spots:  If a flat spot on a wheel or a car or engine develops en route, a member of the crew must inspect it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    71.  Flat Spots:  a.  Proceed at Normal Speed: The train may continue at Normal Speed if no other defects affecting movement are observed, AND if:   1.     The flat spot is less than ________ inches in length. Or 2.     If there are 2 adjoining spots, each is less than ________ inches in length.
    • A. 

      4, 2 1/2

    • B. 

      3, 2

    • C. 

      2 1/2, 2

    • D. 

      2, 2 1/2

  • 8. 
     71.  Flat Spots:  a.  Proceed at Normal Speed:    If a flat spot is found in excess of either of the dimensional limitations in Rule 71 a., but less than ________ inches, and no other defect is observed, two actions must be taken:   1.     Speed must not exceed _____ MPH. and 2.     A report must be made promptly to the Dispatcher or Operator.
    • A. 

      2 1/2, 20

    • B. 

      2 1/2, 10

    • C. 

      4, 20

    • D. 

      4, 10

  • 9. 
    71.  Flat Spots:  a.  Proceed at Normal Speed:    If a flat spot of 4 inches or greater is found, the train must remain stopped until a report is made to the Dispatcher or Operator.  When determined safe for movement, the Dispatcher (or Operator when authorized by the Dispatcher) will order the car or engine to be set out at the first available siding or terminal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    71-1.  STICKING BRAKES:  When a train has been stopped because of sticking brakes or sliding wheels, an examination of the car wheels must be made.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    71-1.  STICKING BRAKES:  When a train has stopped because of sticking brakes or sliding wheels, an examination of the car wheels must be made.  If wheel shows signs of being ________, the air brakes of the car’s truck(s) must be cut out.
    • A. 

      Dragged

    • B. 

      Overheated

    • C. 

      Warped

    • D. 

      Burned

  • 12. 
    71-1.  STICKING BRAKES:  If any cracks are found in the wheel, remain stopped and notify the Dispatcher or instructions.  If flat spots are found, Special Instruction 71 will govern.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    71-2  WHEEL CONDITIONS:  If a burn mark is measured, it will actually be must longer than the flat spot.  It is the length of the burn mark that indicates an unsafe condition, and the required action to be taken.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    71-2.  WHEEL CONDITIONS:  Crewmembers should be aware of other wheel conditions such as “build-up.”  This occurs, when under certain conditions, residue accumulates on the wheel surface.  The sound the wheel makes may simulate a flat spot, but upon inspection of the wheel a crewmember can easily determine the difference.  Rule 71 does not apply to a build-up condition and there are no restrictions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    72.  Inspection of Moving Trains:  Employees must observe passing trains for defects, and the display of headlights, markers and auxiliary lights. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    72.  Inspection of Moving Trains:   The improper display of headlights, markers and auxiliary lights must be reported to the train and the Conductor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    72.  Inspection of Moving Trains:  Trains must be notified and stopped if any of the following defects are observed: (Pick the one incorrect statement)
    • A. 

      Hot Journal.

    • B. 

      Sliding wheel

    • C. 

      Broken wheel

    • D. 

      Cracked wheel

    • E. 

      Sticking brake.

    • F. 

      Swinging door on freight car or trailer.

    • G. 

      Open plug door.

    • H. 

      Defective truck.

    • I. 

      Dragging equipment

    • J. 

      Lading over side or end of car.

  • 18. 
    72.  Inspection of Moving Trains:   If attention is called to a dangerous condition, the train must be promptly stopped, consistent with good train handling techniques.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    72.  Inspection of Moving Trains:  Crew members must frequently observe both sides of their train while stopped, looking for hand signals and other indications of defects in train and track.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    72-1.  TEMPERATURE INDICATING CRAYON:  All crewmembers must obtain and carry with them while on duty a ________-degree Fahrenheit Temperature Indication Crayon.
    • A. 

      212

    • B. 

      210

    • C. 

      200

    • D. 

      190

  • 21. 
    72-1.  TEMPERATURE INDICATION CRAYON:    The train must be secured and three step protection provided prior to any on-ground inspection of locomotives or cars in a train.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    72-2.  OBSERVATION:  In the application of Rule 72, crewmembers must frequently observe both sides of their train while moving, if in doing so it does not interfere with their other duties.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    72-3  TRAIN INSPECTION AND MONITORING:  Upon completion of an on-ground inspection, the Conductor, or crewmember assigned by the Conductor, will remain in the affected car to monitor any change  in condition for the duration of the trip.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    72-3  TRAIN INSPECTION AND MONITORING:  In addition to complying with foreign railroad instructions, Conductors of NJ TRANSIT trains will designate a second crewmember to assist during any type of on-ground inspection for defects in a train.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    72-4  TRAIN INSPECTION DETECTORS:  A.  TRAIN BRAKES:  Train brakes must be fully released when approaching a hot journal scanner and no brake application should be made while any portion of train is passing a scanner.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False