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. 
    • 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

  • 26. 
    72-4  TRAIN INSPECTION DETECTORS:  B. INTEGRITY:  When the detector system is properly operating, the detector will transmit the status of its integrity twice.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    72-4  TRAIN INSPECTION DETECTORS:  B. INTEGRITY:  When there is a system integrity failure, the message will include the words “Integrity failure,” and the message will be transmitted once.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    72-4  TRAIN INSPECTION DETECTORS:  C.  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:  Crewmembers are not required to acknowledge the detector radio message.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    72-4  TRAIN INSPECTION DETECTORS:  D.  DEFECTS DETECTED:  What is the maximum number of defects a detector can transmit?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      7

  • 30. 
    72-4  TRAIN INSPECTION DETECTORS:  D.  DEFECTS DETECTED:  When a train is stopped after receiving an indication that a hot journal has been detected in the train, under no circumstances will further movement allowed until an inspection of the suspected car has been made except that a movement of the train for the purpose of making a “roll by” inspection is permissible.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    72-4  TRAIN INSPECTION DETECTORS:  E. DETECTOR FAILURE:  If the Radio Alarm Detector fails to transmit the results of the inspection, or if the detector transmits that is has an integrity failure, the Dispatcher must be promptly notified and the crew will be governed as follows:   Scheduled Passenger Trains:  The train may continue to the next station stop at Restricted Speed where the train must be visually inspected for signs of a defect.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    73.  Train Inspection:  Bridges Without Walkways:  When a portion of a train is stopped on a bridge or trestle without a walkway, and a walking inspection of the train is required, crew members must take the following actions before moving the train: A.     Inspect the train and the track up to the bridge or trestle to confirm that there are no defects or conditions endangering train movement, AND B.     Confirm that air brakes on the rear of the train have released, AND C.    Position a crew member at the bridge or trestle to monitor the movement.   Once these actions have been taken, the train may move over the bridge or trestle at a maximum speed of ______ MPH. If the engineer experiences difficulty or excessive amperage when attempting to start the movement, he must stop the movement and determine the cause.
  • 33. 
    80.  Movement at Restricted Speed:  Movements made at Restricted Speed must apply the following three requirements as the method of operation:   1.     Control the movement to permit stopping one half the range of vision short of: a.     Other trains or railroad equipment occupying for fouling the track, b.     Obstructions, c.     Switches not properly lined for movement, d.     Derails set in the derailing position, e.     Any signals requiring a stop.          *AND* 2.     Look out for broken or misaligned track.        *AND* 3.     Do not exceed _____ MPH outside of interlocking limits and _____ MPH inside interlocking limits.  This restriction applies to the entire movement, unless otherwise specified in the rule or instruction that requires Restricted Speed.   A.     15, 20 B.     20, 15 C.     25, 20
    • A. 

      15, 20

    • B. 

      20, 15

    • C. 

      25, 20

    • D. 

      20, 25

  • 34. 
    80-2.  RESTRICTED SPEED:  In the application of Rule 80 item 3, the restriction will always apply to the entire movement.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    90.  Delay of Trains:  Employees must not unnecessarily delay trains.  Employees must promptly advise the Dispatcher of any known condition that will delay a train or prevent it from making Normal Speed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    90.  Delay of Trains:   When a train is delayed, the Conductor or Engineer (or other member of crew when instructed by the Conductor) must determine the cause as soon as the safety of their train will permit.  As soon as practical, the Dispatcher or Operator must be informed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    91.  Starting of Train:  A Train must not start until the Conductor has given or authorized:   1.     The proper hand signal. Or 2.     The proper communicating signal. Or 3.     Permission by voice communication.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    91-1.  DEPARTING A STATION NEAR INTERLOCKING:  When making a passenger station stop and the station is in close proximity to an interlocking signal, the train should not proceed from the station until receiving a proceed signal at the interlocking.  Conductors should not relay permission to start the train or close the doors until the interlocking signal displays a proceed indication or it is known that the train has received permission to pass a Stop Signal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    92.  Departure Time:  A train must not leave a station where is scheduled to receive passengers in advance of its scheduled leaving time unless authorized by the Dispatcher or y the Timetable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    93.  Movement within Yard Limits:  The leading end of movement within yard limits must operate at Restricted Speed, with the following exceptions:   1.     Passenger trains operating with Form D line 2 authority in non-signaled DCS territory may operate at Normal Speed.   2.     Trains operating in ABS territory may operate according to signal indication when the signal is more favorable that Approach.  Such movement must be prepared to stop at the next signal, within yard limits.   Within yard limits, movements against the current of traffic must not be made without permission of the Dispatcher, who must first ensure that no opposing movements have been authorized.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    94.  Responsibilities of Employees:  Signals and Restrictions – a. General Requirements:  Employees qualified on the operating rules and located on the leading engine or car must be on the lookout for signals affecting the movement of their train.  They must communicate to each other in a clear manner the ____________ as soon as it becomes clearly visible.
    • A. 

      Aspect of each signal

    • B. 

      Indication of each signal

    • C. 

      Name of each signal

    • D. 

      Speed of each signal

  • 42. 
    94.  Responsibilities of Employees:  Signals and Restrictions – a. General Requirements:  Any discrepancies regarding the signal name must be reconciled immediately; otherwise, the train must be ___________.
  • 43. 
    94.  Responsibilities of Employees:  Signals and Restrictions – a. General Requirements:  After the name of a signal has been communicated, employees must observe it until passed.  Any change in the signal must be communicated in the required manner.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    94.  Responsibilities of Employees:  Signals and Restrictions – a. General Requirements:  When a train reaches a point _____ mile(s) from a temporary restriction, employees qualified on physical characteristics and located on the leading engine or car must immediately communicated with the Engineer and confirm the requirements of restriction.
    • A. 

      1/2

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3

  • 45. 
    94.  Responsibilities of Employees:  Signals and Restrictions – a. General Requirements:  If a train is not operated in accordance with the requirements of a signal indication or restriction, qualified employees located on the leading engine or car must communicate with the Engineer immediately.  If necessary, they must _________ the train.
  • 46. 
    94.  Responsibilities of Employees:  Signals and Restrictions – Calling Signals On Push Pull Trains:  The requirements of rule 94b. apply to push-pull trains that do not have cab signals in serviced for the direction of movement, and are operating in territory where the maximum speed of trains exceeds _________ MPH.
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      40

    • D. 

      50

  • 47. 
    94.  Responsibilities of Employees:  Signals and Restrictions – Calling Signals On Push Pull Trains:   1.  When a wayside signal affecting the movement of the train displays a(n) __________________ aspect, the Engineer must verbally communicate to a qualified employee on the engine or train the name and location of each signal, as soon as the signal is clearly visible.  In multiple track territory, the Engineer must include the track number.  (Pick all the correct choices)
    • A. 

      Approach

    • B. 

      Approach Medium

    • C. 

      Approach Limited

    • D. 

      Medium Approach

    • E. 

      Slow Approach

    • F. 

      Approach Slow

    • G. 

      Restricting

    • H. 

      Stop and Proceed

  • 48. 
    94.  Responsibilities of Employees:  Signals and Restrictions – Calling Signals On Push Pull Trains:   2.  The qualified employee must repeat the signal information to the Engineer.  If the qualified employee fails to repeat the required signal information, the Engineer must immediately stop the train.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 49. 
    94.  Responsibilities of Employees:  Signals and Restrictions – Calling Signals On Push Pull Trains:   3.  If the Engineer fails to properly control the speed of the train, the qualified employee must immediately communicate with the Engineer.  If necessary, the qualified employee must stop the train.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 50. 
    94.  Responsibilities of Employees:  Signals and Restrictions – Calling Signals On Push Pull Trains:   4.  The next signal, when more favorable, must also be communicated by the Engineer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 51. 
    94-1.  COMMUNICATION OF SIGNALS:  Employees are relieved from complying with the requirements of Rule 94 when occupying the leading engine or car of a train when in the performance of their duties they must pay strict attention to the ___________ or track structure.
  • 52. 
    94-2.  ENGINEER’S VISION OBSCURED:  When operating a locomotive with the long hood forward, a member of the crew qualified on the _______________ must be positioned to communicate signals and relay information to the Engineer.
    • A. 

      Physical characteristics

    • B. 

      NORAC RULES

    • C. 

      Special instructions

    • D. 

      Locomotive

  • 53. 
    96.  Movement on a Siding:  Movement on a siding other than controlled sidings must be made at _________, unless otherwise specified in the Timetable.
  • 54. 
    96.  Movement on a Siding:  A siding with an assigned direction must not be used in the reverse direction without proper signal indication or verbal permission of the employee governing movements on that track.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 55. 
    97.  Movement on a Running Track:  Movement on a running rack must be made at ____________, unless otherwise specified in the Timetable.
  • 56. 
    97.  Movement on a Running Track:  Movement may begin only after receiving either signal indication or verbal permission of the employee governing movements on that track.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 57. 
    97.  Movement on a Running Track:  When movement has been completed, it must be reported clear.  When clearing at an interlocking or TBS, no report is necessary.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 58. 
    98.  Movement on a Track Not Governed by ABS, DCS or Interlocking Rules:  Movement on a track not governed by ABC, DCS or interlocking rules must be made at _______________.
  • 59. 
    98-1.  YARD TRACKS:  Trains, engines, and track cars must operate at Restricted Speed not exceeding _________ MPH on all NJ TRANSIT yard tracks unless otherwise instructed.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      20

  • 60. 
    100.  Coupling or Switching Passenger Equipment or Occupied Camp Cars:  A stop must be made just prior to coupling to passenger equipment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 61. 
    100.  Coupling or Switching Passenger Equipment or Occupied Camp Cars:  All couplings must be made at a speed not to exceed _____ MPH.  Equipment with spear-type couplers must be coupled at a speed not to exceed _____ MPH.
    • A. 

      2, 4

    • B. 

      4, 2

    • C. 

      4, 1

    • D. 

      3, 1

  • 62. 
    100.  Coupling or Switching Passenger Equipment or Occupied Camp Cars:  When switching passenger equipment or occupied camp cars, the engine or cars must not be detached at speeds greater than 5 MPH.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 63. 
    100.  Coupling or Switching Passenger Equipment or Occupied Camp Cars:  Curtains and electric jumpers must remain connected when cars are separated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 64. 
    100-1.  COUPLING OF MULTI-LEVEL AND ARROW MU EQUIPMENT:  Due to height differences with the couples, the coupling of Multi-Level and Arrow  MU equipment together is prohibited except as directed in an emergency.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 65. 
    101.  Handling Cars Locomotives, and Other On-Track Equipment; Fouling Points – a. Handling Equipment:  When handling cars, locomotives, or other on-track equipment precaution must be taken to prevent damage or fouling other tracks.  Employees must 
    • A. 

      Ample

    • B. 

      Sufficient

    • C. 

      Enough

    • D. 

      Plenty of

  • 66. 
    101.  Handling Cars Locomotives, and Other On-Track Equipment; Fouling Points – a. Handling Equipment:  Before coupling to any equipment standing on a grade or near the ends of tracks, buildings, derails or highway crossings at grade, _________ hand brakes must be applied on standing equipment to prevent it from rolling.
    • A. 

      Ample

    • B. 

      Sufficient

    • C. 

      Enough

    • D. 

      Plenty of

  • 67. 
    101.  Handling Cars Locomotives, and Other On-Track Equipment; Fouling Points:  b. Fouling Point of Track:  The fouling point of a track is indicated by:   1.     A yellow stripe painted on the inside and outside of head, web and base of both rails, OR 2.     A sign displaying the letters “___”. OR 3.     A fixed derail.
  • 68. 
    101.  Handling Cars Locomotives, and Other On-Track Equipment; Fouling Points:  b. Fouling Point of Track:  On tracks where the fouling point is not indicated or is not visible, the fouling point must be determined as follows:   1.     Stand on the tie butt with your ________ foot (the one that is closest to the adjacent track) at the edge of the tie, then extend your arm outward toward the adjacent track. 2.     Move to a location where your extended arm is approximately ______ feet from the edge of the near running rail on the adjacent track. 3.     From this location, identify a point one car length farther away from the point of convergence of these two tracks.  This point ban be considered “the fouling point” on that track, and cars must not be left beyond that point.
    • A. 

      Inside, 3

    • B. 

      Inside, 4

    • C. 

      Outside, 3

    • D. 

      Outside, 4

  • 69. 
    101.  Handling Cars Locomotives, and Other On-Track Equipment; Fouling Points:  c.  Leaving Equipment in the Clear:  Cars , locomotive, and other on-track equipment must not be left where they will foul a connecting track, except when the equipment is:  (Pick the incorrect statement)   A.    Standing on a main track fouling a siding track switch that is lined for the side track. B.    Standing on a siding fouling a main track switch that is lined for the siding. C.    Standing on a yard switching lead track fouling a yard track switch that is lined for the yard switching lead track. D.    On an industry track beyond the fouling point of the switch leading to the industry.
    • A. 

      Standing on a main track fouling a siding track switch that is lined for the side track.

    • B. 

      Standing on a siding fouling a main track switch that is lined for the siding

    • C. 

      Standing on a yard switching lead track fouling a yard track switch that is lined for the yard switching lead track.

    • D. 

      On an industry track beyond the fouling point of the switch leading to the industry.

  • 70. 
    102.  Cars Placed for Loading and Unloading:  Cars placed for loading or unloading must not be coupled to any other equipment nor moved until:   1.     All person in or about them have been notified, AND 2.     All tank car couplings, transfer plates, and other obstructions under or about the cars have been removed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 71. 
    102.  Cars Placed for Loading and Unloading:  A sign reading “__________” indicates that tank cars are connected for loading or unloading.  They must not be coupled to or moved.  Other cars must not be places on the same track obstructing the view of such a sign without first notifying the person in charge, who must immediately relocate the sign to provide proper protection and an unobstructed view.
    • A. 

      Tank Car Connected

    • B. 

      Stop-Tank Car Connected

    • C. 

      Stop-Tank Car

    • D. 

      Stop-Car Connected

  • 72. 
    103.  Running Switches:  Running Switches, often referred to as a drop of cars, should be avoided.  Such moves must never be made:  (Pick the incorrect statement)
    • A. 

      With cars containing hazardous materials, passengers, or livestock.

    • B. 

      To a track within a yard.

    • C. 

      To a track occupied by such cars.

    • D. 

      To a track leading to a trestle or building.

  • 73. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: a. Employee Responsibilities for Switches and Fixed Derails:  Each employee who operates a hand-operated switch or fixed derail is responsible for its use, and must confirm switches and derails are in proper position before, during and after use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 74. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: a. Employee Responsibilities for Switches and Fixed Derails:  When operating or verifying the position of a hand-operated switch or fixed derail, employees must: (Select the incomplete statement)
    • A. 

      Be qualified on the operating rules relating to switch and fixed derail operation;

    • B. 

      Conduct a job briefing each time a work plan is changed.

    • C. 

      Visually confirm that switches and fixed derails are properly lined for the intended route, and that no equipment is fouling the switches;

    • D. 

      Visually determine that switch points fit properly and the target, if so equipped, corresponds with the switch’s or fixed derail’s position;

    • E. 

      After operating a switch and before making movements in either direction over the switch, ensure that the switch is secured from unintentional movement of the switch points by use of a hook, lock or latch, if so equipped;

    • F. 

      Ensure that a switch or fixed derail is not operated while rolling and on-track maintenance of-way equipment is fouling, standing on or moving over the switch or fixed derail;

    • G. 

      After operating a switch or fixed derail, ensure that, when not in use, each switch or derail is in the proper position, and is locked, hooked, or latched, if so equipped.

    • H. 

      Promptly report any switch, derail or securement device that is found to be defective or missing.

  • 75. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: a. Employee Responsibilities for Switches and Fixed Derails:  When trains are approaching and passing, employees must keep away from main track switches.  If safe to do so, they should stand on the side of the track opposite the switch lever.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 76. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: b. Normal Position of Main Track Hand-operated Switches; Leaving Switches in Reverse Position:  A main track hand-operated switch is in normal position when lined for the main track, unless otherwise specified.  The switch must be line and locked in normal position when not in use except when:   1.     A crew member of another train is in charge of the switch, 2.     A switch tender is in charge of the switch, 3.     A Roadway Worker is in charge of the switch, 4.     The train crew is authorized by Form D line ____ “Leave the switch 9or crossover switches) at ____(location)____ in reverse position.”
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      13

  • 77. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: b. Normal Position of Main Track Hand-operated Switches; Leaving Switches in Reverse Position:  Before issuing a Form D line 13 permitting a train to leave a switch in reverse position, the Dispatcher must:   1.     Make a record of the switch left in reverse position.  Where train sheets are used, this record must be made in _______ ink. 2.     Where possible, apply blocking devices to interlocking or controlled point signals authorizing movement in the direction of the switch left in ___________ position.
    • A. 

      Blue, normal

    • B. 

      Blue, reverse

    • C. 

      Red, normal

    • D. 

      Red, reverse

  • 78. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: b. Normal Position of Main Track Hand-operated Switches; Leaving Switches in Reverse Position:  If a switch that is left in reverse position is not protected by signal indication, Form D line 2 authority must end at or short of the switch left reversed. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 79. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: b. Normal Position of Main Track Hand-operated Switches; Leaving Switches in Reverse Position:  When the switch is returned to normal position, the Dispatcher must be notified.  The Dispatcher must make a record of the following information:   1.     The _______  of the Form D which contained the instruction “Return to normal position.” 2.     The ________ the switch (that) was returned to normal position. 3.     The name of the employee who restored the switch to normal position.
    • A. 

      Name, number of

    • B. 

      Time, name of

    • C. 

      Number, time

    • D. 

      Name, time

  • 80. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: b. Normal Position of Main Track Hand-operated Switches; Leaving Switches in Reverse Position:  Before a train or a train crew leaves the location where any hand-operated main track switch was operated,______________________ the position of the switch.
    • A. 

      Engineer and Conductor must visually confirm

    • B. 

      Engineer and Conductor must verbally confirm

    • C. 

      All crewmembers must visually confirm

    • D. 

      All crewmembers must verbally confirm

  • 81. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: c.  Movements Over Hand-operated Switches:  Equipment must not foul a track until all hand-operated switches and derails connected with the movement are properly lined.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 82. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: c.  Movements Over Hand-operated Switches:  Where a designated employee is in charge of hand-operated switches, equipment must not foul such switches until receiving verbal permission or hand signal to proceed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 83. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: c.  Movements Over Hand-operated Switches:  Trains must not exceed _____ MPH when diverting through hand-operated switches, unless otherwise specified.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      20

  • 84. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: c.  Movements Over Hand-operated Switches:  When equipment has entered a track, the hand-operated switch to that track must not be operated until the equipment has stopped short of the fouling point of the track.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 85. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: d.  Clearing a Main Track at a Hand-operated Switch:  When a train is required to  report clear of a main track at a hand-operated switch: 1.     A job briefing must be held between all crew members to confirm the position of the switch, And 2.     The report must not be made until switches and derails have been secured in normal position.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 86. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: d.  Clearing a Main Track at a Hand-operated Switch:  In non-signaled DCS territory, before leaving a location where a hand-operated main track switch is used to clear the main track: (Pick the incorrect/ incomplete statement)
    • A. 

      The employee releasing the track authority must advise the Dispatcher of the position of the switch, and that the switch is locked;

    • B. 

      The Dispatcher must acknowledge the reported switch position information;

    • C. 

      The employee releasing the track authority must confirm to the Dispatcher that the information is correct.

  • 87. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: e.  Hand-operated Crossover Switches:  Both switches of a hand-operated crossover must be properly lined before equipment begins a crossover movement, and the movement must be completed before either switch is restored to normal position.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 88. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: e.  Hand-operated Crossover Switches:  Hand-operated crossover switches are in _______________ position when both switches are lined for movement over the crossover, or both switches are lined for movement on the straight track. 
  • 89. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: e.  Hand-operated Crossover Switches:  The switches of a crossover must be in corresponding position before either crossover switch is used, except when one crew is using the alternate track connected by the crossover.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 90. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: e.  Hand-operated Crossover Switches:  Crossover switches must be left in corresponding position after use, except when: (Pick the incorrect statement)
    • A. 

      Used to provide blue signal protection; or

    • B. 

      Used for inaccessible track protection for roadway workers; or

    • C. 

      Maintenance, testing or inspection of crossover switches is being performed in Form D (DCS) territory; or

    • D. 

      One crew is using both tracks connected by the crossover during continuous switching operations.

  • 91. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: f.  Hand-operated Derails:  Employees must be familiar with the types of derails.  Movements must not be made over a derail in the unlocked position.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 92. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails f.  Hand-operated Derails:  The normal position of fixed derails is in the derailing position, except: 1.     Where specified by special instruction, 2.     Where fixed derails are used for blue signal protection, occupied camp car protection, or Roadway Worker protection, they must be applied in the derailing position only when their use is required.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 93. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: f.  Hand-operated Derails:  Employees operating or verifying the position of a fixed derail must:  (Pick the incorrect statement)
    • A. 

      Determine that the target, if equipped, corresponds with the derail’s position.

    • B. 

      Determine that the derail is secured by: 1. Placing the throw lever in the latch stand, if so equipped; 2. Placing the lock or hook in the hasp, if so equipped; and 3. Testing such latches, locks or hooks; and

    • C. 

      Ensure that when not in use, derails are unlocked, unhooked, or unlatched from the normal position, if so equipped.

  • 94. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: g.  Dual Control Switches:  Dual control switches may be hand-operated without permission from the Dispatcher or Operator.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 95. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: g.  Dual Control Switches:  Dual control switches must be operated as follows:  (Pick the incorrect statement)
    • A. 

      Removed switch lock from both the “Selector” and “Hand Throw” levers.

    • B. 

      Throw “Selector” lever to hand-operation.

    • C. 

      Operate “Hand Throw” lever until mechanism disengages and switch points move with the lever, then operate switch to desired position. This procedure must be followed, even if switch was originally in desired position.

    • D. 

      Do not move “Selector” lever from hand-operation position until entire movement has passed over switch.

    • E. 

      Place “Hand Throw” and “Selector” levers in positions designated by the Dispatcher or Operator and secure with switch locks.

  • 96. 
    104.  Hand-operated Switches, Crossover Switches, and Fixed Derails: h.  Switch Targets: Banner Indications:  Where switch targets are used, a _____________ banner indicates normal position of the switch, and a _____________ banner indicates reverse position.
    • A. 

      Black or white; red or orange

    • B. 

      Red or yellow; black or white

    • C. 

      Black or white; red or yellow

    • D. 

      Green or white; red or yellow

  • 97. 
    104-1.  ELECTRICALLY LOCKED SWITCH TIME DEVICE: Employees are prohibited from bypassing or tampering with the timing device located at all electric lock switches.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 98. 
    104-7.  DUAL CONTROLLED SWITCH:  When an Interlocking switch cannot be lined for desired movement the Dispatcher or Operator will instruct a member of the crew to inspect the failing switch for an obstruction.  If an obstruction is found, the crewmember must remove it.  Care must be exercised when removing any obstruction. Never place any  ­­­­­__________ where it can be caught in the movement of a switch point or mechanism.  Use _______________ to remove the obstruction.
    • A. 

      Inanimate object; your hand

    • B. 

      Inanimate object; your foot

    • C. 

      Body part; a stick or other inanimate object

    • D. 

      Foreign object; a stick or other inanimate object

  • 99. 
    104-7.  DUAL CONTROLLED SWITCH:  A crewmember must report to the Dispatcher or Operator when the switch or switches are clear of obstructions.  The Dispatcher or Operator will then attempt to line the route and display a signal.  If the switch or switches CANNOT be lined for the desired route, there is a danger that switch points may open under movement.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 100. 
    104-7.  DUAL CONTROLLED SWITCH:  Before the Dispatcher or Operator gives permission to pass the Stop Signal, the switch must be properly lined by hand operation as outlined in _______________.
    • A. 

      SI 104-10(f)

    • B. 

      SI 104-10(g)

    • C. 

      NORAC Rule 104(f)

    • D. 

      NORAC Rule 104(g)

  • 101. 
    104-7.  DUAL CONTROLLED SWITCH:  All interlocking switches that are lever operated are not dual controlled switches.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 102. 
    104-7.  HAND-OPERATED SWITCHES – “S” HOOKS:  “S” shaped hooks have been applied to all hand-operated switches equipped with “_______________” triangular handles.  Their purpose is to lock the keeper in the latched position.  Where equipped, employees must apply the “S” hook to the keeper latch where a switch lock is normally used, prior to train movement over the switch.
  • 103. 
    104-9.  HAND-OPERATED CROSSOVER SWITCHES IN YARDS – CORRESPONDENCE:  Both switches of hand-operated crossovers in yards must be kept in correspondence before and after use with the following exceptions:  (Pick the incorrect statement)
    • A. 

      Lining switches to provide Blue Signal protection.

    • B. 

      Lining switches to provide “Inaccessible Track” protection for Roadway Workers.

    • C. 

      Maintenance of switches.

    • D. 

      When one crew is using either track connected by the crossover during a continuous switching operation.

  • 104. 
    104-9.  HAND-OPERATED CROSSOVER SWITCHES IN YARDS – CORRESPONDENCE:  For identification purposes, hand-operated crossover switches in yards are equipped with ____________ colored switch levers.
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Orange

    • C. 

      Yellow

    • D. 

      Green

  • 105. 
    107.  Return Movement to a Portion of a Train Left on Main Track:  Return movement may be made when a portion of a train is left on a main track or controlled siding.  Return movement must be made at __________________.
  • 106. 
    107.  Return Movement to a Portion of a Train Left on Main Track:  A crew member must be stationed on the trailing end of the return movement to protect against the detached portion of the train.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 107. 
    107.  Return Movement to a Portion of a Train Left on Main Track:  Return movement from an interlocking or controlled point may be made on signal indication or by verbal permission according to Rule 241, “Passing a Stop Signal.”
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 108. 
    An Engine must not be left unattended unless: (Pick the incorrect statement)   A.     The air and hand brakes are applied, AND B.     The reverser lever is removed from all control stands on all units of the engine.  If the reverser lever is not removable, it must be locked in the reverse position. AND C.    The controls, switches, and circuit breakers are positioned so that traction power cannot be developed.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

  • 109. 
    109.  Hand Brakes:  a. Cars or Drafts of Cars Left Standing:  A ____________ number of hand brakes must be applied on cars to make them secure when left standing on any track.  If necessary, car wheels must be _____________. (Two different answers)
  • 110. 
    109.  Hand Brakes:  b. Hand Brakes Used to Control Movement:  Hand brakes must be released before cars are moved, unless necessary to control movement.  When necessary to secure or control cars by hand brakes, it must be determined that these brakes are working properly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 111. 
    109-1.  HAND BRAKES:  Employees must not rely on “______________” light to determine the status of hand brakes.  They will ensure that all hand brakes are released before moving equipment.
    • A. 

      Brake Applied

    • B. 

      Hand Brake Applied

    • C. 

      Brake Applied

    • D. 

      Hand Brake Released

  • 112. 
    109-1.  HAND BRAKES:  Although a sufficient number of hand brakes must be applied to standing equipment, a minimum of _________ handbrake(s) must be applied unless the use of more is indicated by Special Instructions.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 113. 
    109.3  APPLYING HANDBRAKES:  When applying hand brakes on all equipment, the hand brake lever must be cranked until the brake is fully applied.  Employees must be aware that if the hand brake is not fully applied, it will not fully release, potentially causing a “______________” condition.
    • A. 

      Applied brake

    • B. 

      Frozen brake

    • C. 

      Stuck brake

    • D. 

      Failed brake

  • 114. 
    110.  Movement of Rotary or Swinging Type Machinery:  a. Required Forms and Paperwork for Movement in Revenue Train:  Rotary or swinging type machinery, such as cranes, derricks, etc., must not be moved in revenue trains unless the Conductor and Engineer have been provided with the required forms and/or shipping papers covering the specific movements.  This rule applies to machinery moving on its own wheels and to machinery loaded on cars.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 115. 
    110.  Movement of Rotary or Swinging Type Machinery:  b. Boom End:  The boom end of rotary or swinging type machinery must be secured in the forward position during movement in revenue freight trains.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 116. 
    110. Movement of Rotary or Swinging Type Machinery:  b. Boom End:  When necessary, the Dispatcher may authorized movement with the boom end forward at a speed not exceeding __________ MPH.  All locking pins and hold-downs must be secured in position.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      40

  • 117. 
    110. Movement of Rotary or Swinging Type Machinery:  c. Pivoted Machinery Moved in Work Trains:  Some pivoted machinery is equipped with swinging booms of which a part may swing or extend outward.  When such machinery is moved from one service point to another in work trains, the boom anchors and cables must be in place and locking devices fastened.  Whenever such equipment is moved during the progress of work on or about main tracks, two precautions must be taken:   A.     Stops must be in use to prevent fouling ____________ tracks, AND B.     The crane operator must be in the cab.   The boom must be securely anchored with the center pin in place, and the crane operator must be in the cab while train movements are being made on any _________ track.  (Same Word Twice)
  • 118. 
    114.  Diesels: Confined Locations and Tunnels:  If diesel-propelled trains are stopped while operating in tunnels or confined locations, all diesel engines must be shut down after standing _________ minutes.  The engine may not be started until a signal to proceed is given.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      10

  • 119. 
    114.  Diesels: Confined Locations and Tunnels:  Diesel engines must not be allowed to run for extended periods of time in buildings or shops unless proper ventilation is provided.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 120. 
    116.  Operating Train from Other Than Leading End:  When the Engineer operates a train from other than the leading end of the movement, a crew member of other qualified employee must provide _______________ to ensure the movement is made safely.
    • A. 

      Absolute protection

    • B. 

      Track protection

    • C. 

      Block protection

    • D. 

      Point protection

  • 121. 
    116.  Operating Train from Other Than Leading End:  The person providing point protection must:  (Pick the incorrect statement)
    • A. 

      Be qualified on the physical characteristics of the territory involved.

    • B. 

      Be positioned on the leading end (point) of the movement, or in a rear of the trailing end of the movement.

    • C. 

      Observe conditions ahead and take prompt action to properly control the movement.

  • 122. 
    116.  Operating Train from Other Than Leading End:  Except during the performance of roadway maintenance activity being performed in accordance with the operating rules specific to roadway workers, the following requirements apply to all movements that are controlled from other than the leading end:   1.     All employees participating in the movement must be briefed before the movement commences by the employee who will direct the movement.  The job briefing must include :  (Select the incorrect statement)
    • A. 

      The distance to be traveled

    • B. 

      The means of communication be used to direct the movement

    • C. 

      Each individual’s responsibilities during the movement

    • D. 

      Observed conditions ahead

    • E. 

      How point protection will be provided

  • 123. 
    116.  Operating Train from Other Than Leading End:  Except during the performance of roadway maintenance activity being performed in accordance with the operating rules specific to roadway workers, the following requirements apply to all movements that are controlled from other than the leading end:   1.     The employee directing the movement must promptly communicate signals and instructions necessary to safely control the movement.  Hand signal, communicating signal or radio communication must be maintained with the Engineer.  If signals from the crew member cannot be received by the Engineer, the movement must be ________________.  (two words)
  • 124. 
    116.  Operating Train from Other Than Leading End:  Except during the performance of roadway maintenance activity being performed in accordance with the operating rules specific to roadway workers, the following requirements apply to all movements that are controlled from other than the leading end:   1.     The crew member stationed on the leading end must be prepared to operate the engine whistle or horn, if available, was well as the emergency brake valve, should conditions require. The train must not exceed _______ MPH.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      40

  • 125. 
    116.  Operating Train from Other Than Leading End:  Except during the performance of roadway maintenance activity being performed in accordance with the operating rules specific to roadway workers, the following requirements apply to all movements that are controlled from other than the leading end:   1.     The employee directing the movement must not engage in any task unrelated to the oversight of the movement.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 126. 
    116.  Operating Train from Other Than Leading End:  Except during the performance of roadway maintenance activity being performed in accordance with the operating rules specific to roadway workers, the following requirements apply to all movements that are controlled from other than the leading end:   1.     Point protection shall be provided by a crewmember or other qualified employee by visually determining that: (Select the incorrect statement)
    • A. 

      The portion of the track to be used is clear of obstructions and is unoccupied by rolling equipment, on-track maintenance-of-way equipment, and conflicting on-track movements;

    • B. 

      Switches and fixed derails are properly lined for the movement;

    • C. 

      The portion of the track to be used has sufficient room to contain the equipment.

    • D. 

      Public highway-rail grade crossings, private highway-rail grade crossings outside a yard, and yard access crossings are not protected.

  • 127. 
    116.  Operating Train from Other Than Leading End:  Except during the performance of roadway maintenance activity being performed in accordance with the operating rules specific to roadway workers, the following requirements apply to all movements that are controlled from other than the leading end:   5.     Point protection shall be provided by a crewmember or other qualified employee by visually determining that: d.     Public highway-rail grade crossings, private highway-rail grade crossings outside a yard, and yard access crossings are protected.                                i.        Crossing gates are fully lowered position, and are not known to be malfunctioning; or                               ii.        A designated and qualified employee is stationed at the crossing and has the ability to communicate with trains; or                              iii.        At highway and private crossings equipped only with flashing lights or X-bucks, when it is clearly seen that no traffic is approaching or stopped at the crossing and the leading end of the movement over the crossing does not exceed _______ MPH.
  • 128. 
    116.  Operating Train from Other Than Leading End:  Except during the performance of roadway maintenance activity being performed in accordance with the operating rules specific to roadway workers, the following requirements apply to all movements that are controlled from other than the leading end:   1.     Movements approaching pedestrian crossings within passenger stations and others outside a yard must be prepared to stop and not pass over the pedestrian crossing until it is determined the crossing is clear of pedestrian traffic.  Movement shall not exceed ________ MPH until the entire pedestrian crossing is occupied.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      20

  • 129. 
    116-1.  POSITION OF ENGINEER:  When moving push-pull equipment or engines, the Engineer must operate from the leading end of the engine, or from the first operable car in the opposite direction of movement, except when switching, or when a yarding movement is being performed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 130. 
    116-1.  POSITION OF ENGINEER:  If the Engineer is operating from other than the leading end, before the qualified crewmember gives the Engineer a signal to proceed, the employee must be positioned on the leading end, ______________ . (Select the incorrect statement)
    • A. 

      Display the headlight

    • B. 

      Sound the horn when required

    • C. 

      Sound the bell when required

    • D. 

      Locate and be ready to sue the Emergency Brake Valve

  • 131. 
    118.  Stopping over Open Flames:  Trains must not be stopped over open flames if it can avoided.  When so stopped and the train cannon be promptly moved, the fire must be _________________.
  • 132. 
    120.  Use of Sand:  Sand must not be used over spring, semi-automatic or power-operated switches, nor at locations of rail lubricators.  Excessive use of sane at any point is ______________.
  • 133. 
     121.  Intervening Tracks at Station Platforms: a.  General Requirements:  When a passenger train is receiving or discharging passengers across an intervening track, trains and track cars must not pass between that train and the station platform.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 134. 
    121.  Intervening Tracks at Station Platforms:  b.  Obtaining Assurance of Protection:  A passenger train routed to a track that will result in a station stop for receiving or discharging passengers across a main track or controlled siding intervening between that train and the station platform must stop _____________.
    • A. 

      Short of the station

    • B. 

      As soon as it is known it is so routed

    • C. 

      And proceed

    • D. 

      Between the train and the station

  • 135. 
    121.  Intervening Tracks at Station Platforms:  b.  Obtaining Assurance of Protection:  Before proceeding, the Engineer or Conductor must obtain assurance from the Dispatcher or Operator that protection on the track adjacent to the station platform has been provided.  Two exceptions to the stop requirement are:   1.     When verbal or written assurance of protection has been previously provided. 2.     When the track adjacent to the station platform is ____________. (Three  words)
  • 136. 
    121.  Intervening Tracks at Station Platforms:  b.  Obtaining Assurance of Protection:  The Dispatcher or Operator must not give a train assurance of protection until it has determined that:  (Select the incorrect statement)   A.     No train is approaching the station on the track to be protected. OR B.     No train is standing at the station adjacent to the track. OR C.    All trains involved have been advised as to how to proceed to ensure passenger safety.   Signals governing entrance to the track must be placed in stop position and blocking devices must be applied.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

  • 137. 
    121.  Intervening Tracks at Station Platforms:  c.  Receiving and Discharging Passengers: Designated Stations:  Specified stations are designated in the Timetable as those where scheduled trains normally receive and discharge passengers across a track between the train and the station platform.  Protection against other trains is not required when trains make scheduled stops at these stations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 138. 
    121.  Intervening Tracks at Station Platforms:  c.  Receiving and Discharging Passengers: Designated Stations:  Trains operating on tracks across which passengers are normally received and discharged must approach such stations prepared to stop, until the Engineer has determined that no passenger train is occupying the station by :  (Select the incorrect statement)
    • A. 

      Visual observation

    • B. 

      Verbal confirmation from the Conductor

    • C. 

      Verbal confirmation from the Dispatcher

  • 139. 
    121.  Intervening Tracks at Station Platforms:  c.  Receiving and Discharging Passengers: Designated Stations:  If a passenger trains is occupying the station, the approaching train must not occupy the station unless permission is received from the crew of the train occupying the station and measures have been taken to ensure the safety of its passengers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 140. 
    121.  Intervening Tracks at Station Platforms:  d.  Occupying Station Platform Area:  When a passenger train is approaching, the station platform area must not be occupied by either:   1.     Trains operating on an out-of-service track that is adjacent to a station platform. OR 2.     Track cars operating on a track (in-service or out-of-service) that is adjacent to a station platform.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 141. 
    121.  Intervening Tracks at Station Platforms:  e.  Blocking Access to Platform:  At stations where tracks intervene between a station platform and a track on which passenger trains normally receive or discharge passengers, trains other than passenger trains must not block access to the platform.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 142. 
    121-1.  PASSENGER STATIONS – HIGHWAY CROSSINGS:  At passenger stations where a highway crossing is in close proximity, passengers will sometimes use the highway crossing as a thoroughfare.  Engineers must be aware of this situation, especially when not stopping at the station, and be alert operating through these areas.  The headlight must be displayed brightly, auxiliary lights activated, bell activated (when equipped), and the horn sounded (Rule 19b) to alert passengers in the area.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 143. 
    122.  Unscheduled Stops:  Trains must not make unscheduled stops to receive or discharge passengers or employees without authorization from the ____________.
  • 144. 
    123.  Failure of Dead Man or Alerter Feature En Route:  If the “Dead Man” or “Alerter” feature fails en route, the Conductor must immediately take position in the operating control compartment with the Engineer. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 145. 
    123.  Failure of Dead Man or Alerter Feature En Route:  NOTE:  On passenger trains in non-cab signal territory, the employee positioned with the Engineer must also be familiar with signal aspects.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 146. 
    123.  Failure of Dead Man or Alerter Feature En Route:  When the train reaches its next turnaround point or the engine undergoes its next calendar day inspection, whichever occurs first, the dead man or alerter shall be repaired or the engine shall be removed from service.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 147. 
    123.  Failure of Dead Man or Alerter Feature En Route:  This rule does not apply to movements on tracks other than main tracks and controlled sidings.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 148. 
    123-1.  DEAD MAN/ALERTER – INITIAL TERMINAL:  A train must not leave its initial terminal with the dead man, alertor, or any other safety feature not operating properly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 149. 
      124.  Maximum Authorized Speed:  Trains must not be operated in excess of the maximum design speed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False