Norac - 10th Edition: Rules 1-30 And Special Instructions

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NJ Transit LETP NORAC (10th Edition) Rules 1-30 and corresponding Special Instructions - QUIZ


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  • 1. 
    1.  General Orders, Bulletin Orders, Division Notices:  When reporting for duty, employees whose duties are affected by General Orders, bulletin Orders and Division Notices must familiarize themselves with, and must comply with, those instructions pertaining to any portions of the territory on which they are qualified or ordered to operate.  They must have a copy of each __________________ with them while on duty.
    • A. 

      Bulletin Order

    • B. 

      General Order and Bulletin Order

    • C. 

      General Order and Division Notice

    • D. 

      Bulletin Order and Division Notice

  • 2. 
    1.  General Orders, Bulletin Orders, Division Notices: At locations specified in the Timetable, employees reporting for duty must examine the ____________, then sign the Employee's Register.
  • 3. 
    1.  General Orders, Bulletin Orders, Division Notices:  An employee must contact the Dispatcher if: 1.  He does not have a copy of the current information affecting the movement of his train. or 2.  He reports for duty at a location where no __________ is located.
  • 4. 
    1.  General Orders, Bulletin Orders, Division Notices:  When a ________________ is issued after the summary, a designated employee assigned to the Dispatcher's office must ensure that such information is properly posted at each Bulletin Boards location.
    • A. 

      General Order or Bulletin Order

    • B. 

      General Order or Division Notice

    • C. 

      Bulletin Order or Division Notice

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    1.  General Orders, Bulletin Orders, Division Notices:  General Orders, Bulletin Orders and Division Notices will be numbered ____________, prefixed by the number of the current Timetable, and will contain a subheading indicating the territory in which they apply.
    • A. 

      Sequentially

    • B. 

      Consecutively

    • C. 

      Chronologically

    • D. 

      Successfully

  • 7. 
    1-1  EMPLOYEE REGISTER LOCATIONS:  Summary Bulletin Orders are usually issued weekly effective 12:01 AM on ___________.
    • A. 

      Friday

    • B. 

      Saturday

    • C. 

      Sunday

    • D. 

      Monday

  • 8. 
    1-1  EMPLOYEE REGISTER LOCATIONS:  Supplemental Bulletin Orders will be issued as needed, generally each weekday effective ___________.
    • A. 

      12:01 AM

    • B. 

      12:01 PM

    • C. 

      4:00 AM

    • D. 

      4:00 PM

  • 9. 
    1-3  ROAD FOREMAN NOTICE:  Equipment information pertaning to Locomotive Engineers and Conductors will be published in the ROAD FOREMAN NOTICE (RFN).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    1-3  ROAD FOREMAN NOTICE:  NJ TRANSIT Engineers only are required to carry all ROAD FOREMAN NOTICES in effect while on duty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    1-4  TRAINMASTER NOTICE:  Who are required to carry all TRAINMASTER NOTICES in effect while on duty?
    • A. 

      NJ TRANSIT Conductors and Engineers

    • B. 

      NJ TRANSIT Conductors and Assistant Conductors

    • C. 

      NJ TRANSIT Dispatchers and Conductors

    • D. 

      NJ TRANSIT Dispatchers and Engineers

  • 12. 
    1-5  SAFETY BULLETINS:  NJ TRANSIT Rail employees are required to place the current Summary Safety Bulletin in effect in their _________ book while on duty.
    • A. 

      TRO-1

    • B. 

      TRO-3

    • C. 

      TRO-4

    • D. 

      TRO-5

  • 13. 
    1-6  SPECIAL INSTRUCTION BULLETIN ORDER (SIBO):  Employees are not required to carry the SIBO with them while on duty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    1-7  TIMETABLE SCHEDULE BULLETIN:  All Rail employees governed by the Employee Timetable Schedules must carry a copy of the Timetable Schedule Bulletin pertaining to them while on duty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    2-1  SOURCES OF EASTERN STANDARD TIME:  Employees must obtain the correct Eastern Standard Time daily from a(n) ___________.  If a(n) ___________ is not available, contact the Dispatcher or Assistant Chief Dispatcher for the correct time. (Two words - twice)
  • 16. 
    2.  Standard Time, Standard Clocks:  The employee assigned to check clocks at a location must set clocks to the correct time, if necessary, twice each day the office is open.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    3.  Correct Time:  Employees whose duties are affected by the Timetable must use a ____________. (Two words)
  • 18. 
    3.  Correct Time:  Before starting each tour of duty, employees must set their watch with a standard clock.  If they do not have access to a standard clock, they must compare watches with another employee who has determined the correct time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    4.  Job Briefings:  Employees whose duties required coordination with other employees must hold a job briefing to review all operational and safety conditions before, during and after such duties.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    4.  Job Briefings:  Operational and safety conditions that require a job briefing include, but are not limited to: (Pick all that apply)
    • A. 

      Prior to beginning any shoving movement

    • B. 

      Prior to acting on a Form D received en route

    • C. 

      When work conditions or situations change

    • D. 

      Prior to and upon the completion of the handling of switches and derails

    • E. 

      At the completion of tasks associated with placing and securing equipment to be left unattended

  • 21. 
    4.  Job Briefings:  Job briefings must only be conducted face to face and never via radio or telephone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Bulletin Order items affecting the movement of the train or track car

    • B. 

      Form Ds in effect

    • C. 

      Timetable schedule

    • D. 

      Known safety hazards, including the presence of other crews working in the area

    • E. 

      Work assignments of each crew member performing on-ground tasks

  • 23. 
    4.  Job Briefings:  Job briefings must not be considered complete until all involved employees have acknowledged their understanding of the information covered.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    4-1  JOB BRIEFINGS:  All Train and Engine service employees whose duties require the coordination between two or more employees must perform a job briefing prior to starting their job and each train assignment to ensure a clear understanding of the task and how it is to be accomplished
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    4-1  Job Briefing:  Job Briefings should be conducted face to face.  When not practical or possible to do so, radio or intercom can be used.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      The specific job to be performed, or movement to be made.

    • B. 

      The responsibility of each employee.

    • C. 

      Any known hazards or situations that could jeopardize personal safety.

    • D. 

      How equipment is to be operated, and which communication method will be used.

    • E. 

      Any restrictions or requirements that will affect their assignment such as General Orders, Bulletin Orders, Form D's, TSRB's, Division Notices, messages or other information.

    • F. 

      All known unusual conditions or situations that may affect their assignment.

    • G. 

      When a Student Engineer will be operating the train under the guidance of a qualified Engineer.

  • 27. 
    4-1  JOB BRIEFING: Job Briefings should be updated using the radio an necessary.  Conductors and Engineers must communicate when approaching the following locations: A Temporary Block Station, a temporary speed restriction, an out of service track or an obstructed track.  The Conductor must contact the Engineer when leaving the last station stop prior to any of the above locations.  If a station stop is not made and the train is ______ miles from any of the locations noted, the Engineer must contact the Conductor and discuss the method of operation through the area.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 28. 
    4-2  FLAGMAN DUTIES - JOB BRIEFING - OUTSIDE CONTRACTORS:  All contractors are trained ____________ and must maintain their qualifications by attending a Contractor Safety Training Course before the expiration date printed on their ID Card.
    • A. 

      Semi-annually

    • B. 

      Annually

    • C. 

      Bi-annually

    • D. 

      Tri-annually

  • 29. 
    4-2  FLAGMAN DUTIES - JOB BRIEFING - OUTSIDE CONTRACTORS - GOVERNMENT AGENCIES:  Other than the FRA, NY-PTSB and NTSB, when inspectors are required to cross they should do so only at established highway and pedestrian crossing.  However, if required to come within ___________ feet of the field side of the nearest rail for the purposes of inspection, NJ Transit will provide an escort who has been contractor safety trained and was issued a contractor identification card.  In this case the flagman would provide the appropriate "On Track Protection".
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      25

  • 30. 
    4-3  CONDUCTOR-PILOT - JOB BRIEFING - EQUIPMENT OPERATORS: The safety Job Briefing Form must be retained and held available for inspection for a period of ________ days, then send to the Line's Assistant Superintendent's Office or General Superintendent's Office in the case of Hoboken Division Employees.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      10

  • 31. 
    4-4  FLAGMAN - IN CHARGE OF TRACK - JOB BRIEFING REQUIREMENT:  In the application of NORAC Rule 4 whenever a Conductor Flagman is in charge of a track (IE: Out of Service, Foul time) where a secondary employee requests permission to utilize the track under his jurisdiction, a job briefing must be held with the secondary employee in charge of each additional work group.  When not practical or possible to do the job briefing face to face with the secondary employee in charge, radio or telephone can be used.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    10.  Proper Equipment for Signaling:  Employees whose duties may require them to give signals must provide themselves with the proper equipment.  They must keep this equipment _____________ and ready for immediate use.
    • A. 

      Within reach

    • B. 

      Close by

    • C. 

      Nearby

    • D. 

      In good order

  • 33. 
    10.  Proper Equipment for Signaling:  A Train or track car must not be operated without a red flag, white light, and at least ______ fusees.
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      10

  • 34. 
    11.  Flags and Lights: Periods of Display:  Flags of the prescribed color must be used by day and lights of the prescribed color used by night.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    10-1  FLAGGING EQUIPMENT:  Engineers must inspect their train and determine if it is equipped with proper flagging equipment as required by Rule 10.  If the train is not properly equipped, Engineers must report that fact to the Dispatcher and Mechanical Department.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    12.  Day and Night Signals:  Day signals must be displayed from sunrise to sunset, but if day signals cannot be plainly seen, night signals may be used.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    12.  Day and Night Signals:  Night signals must always be used from sunset to sunrise.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    12.  Day and Night Signals:  The following signals will be used by employees performing flagging duties: Day Signals:  A red flag and fusees. Night Signals:  ________________ .
    • A. 

      A fusee only

    • B. 

      A white light only

    • C. 

      A white light and fusee

    • D. 

      A white flag, white light and fusee

  • 39. 
    13.  Hand Signals:  Hand Signals must be given from a point where they may be plainly seen, in a manner that can be understood and sufficiently ahead of time to permit the train to comply.  Movement must be stopped if:  (Pick all that apply)
    • A. 

      There is doubt concerning the meaning of a signal.

    • B. 

      There is doubt for whom the signal was intended.

    • C. 

      The proper hand signal with green flag or green light is received.

    • D. 

      The signal disappears from view.

  • 40. 
    13.  Hand Signals:  Any object waved violently by anyone on or near the track is a signal to stop.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    13.  Hand Signals:  While handling a crane at a derailment, an engine must not be moved until: 1.  ________________________ or 2.  Positive instructions in accordance with radio rules are clearly understood.
    • A. 

      The proper hand signal with white flag or white light is received.

    • B. 

      The proper hand signal with blue flag or blue light is received.

    • C. 

      The proper hand signal with red flag or red light is received.

    • D. 

      The proper hand signal with green flag or green light is received.

  • 42. 
    13.  Hand Signals:  If a train has one engine unit, signals to the Engineer must be given according to the way the unit is ________.
    • A. 

      Faced

    • B. 

      Headed

    • C. 

      Stopped

    • D. 

      Moved

  • 43. 
    13.  Hand Signals:  If a train has more than one engine unit, and they are headed in opposite directions, no movement will be made until the Conductor has an understanding with his crew.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    13.  Hand Signals:  Hand signals, with or without a flag or lamp, must be given as follows:  What is the indication of the following hand signal? Swung Horizontally at right angle to the track.
  • 45. 
    13.  Hand Signals:  Hand signals, with or without a flag or lamp, must be given as follows:  What is the indication of the following hand signal? Held horizontally at arm's length
  • 46. 
    13.  Hand Signals:  Hand signals, with or without a flag or lamp, must be given as follows:  What is the indication of the following hand signal? Raised and lowered vertically.
  • 47. 
    13.  Hand Signals:  Hand signals, with or without a flag or lamp, must be given as follows:  What is the indication of the following hand signal? Swung vertically in a circle at half arm's length, at right angle to the track.
  • 48. 
    13.  Hand Signals:  Hand signals, with or without a flag or lamp, must be given as follows:  What is the indication of the following hand signal? Swung horizontally above the head, when train is standing.
  • 49. 
    13.  Hand Signals:  Hand signals, with or without a flag or lamp, must be given as follows:  What is the indication of the following hand signal? Held at arm's length above the head, when train is standing.
  • 50. 
  • 51. 
    14.  Unattended Fusees:  If a train on a main track or controlled siding encounters an unattended fusee burning on a main track or controlled siding, or on a track next to a main track or controlled siding, it must stop.  It must then proceed at Restricted Speed until the head end is _________ mile beyond the fusee.
    • A. 

      1/4

    • B. 

      1/2

    • C. 

      3/4

    • D. 

      1

  • 52. 
    14.  Unattended Fusees:  A train must not be stopped over a burning fusee if it can be avoided.  If so stopped and the train cannot be moved, the train must be evacuated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 53. 
    14.  Unattended Fusees:  Fusees must not be placed on bridges or other structures that are liable to be damaged by fire.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 54. 
    14-1  USE OF FUSEES:  Employees are prohibited from placing fusees nearer than ________ feet from the edge of public crossings at grade surfaced with structural foam panels or on open deck bridges.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      10

  • 55. 
    16.  Blue Signal Protection of Workers:  "Workmen" refers to one or more employees assigned to inspect, test, repair, or service engines and/or cars.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 56. 
    16.  Blue Signal Protection of Workers:  This rule prescribes the procedures for the protection of railroad workmen who work on, under, or between equipment.  Train and Engine Service Employees are always excluded from this rule.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 57. 
    16.  Blue Signal Protection of Workers - Restrictions:  Once a Blue Signal has been displayed, the following restrictions apply:   (Which of the following statements is incorrect or incomplete?  Pick one)  
    • A. 

      1. The equipment must not be coupled or moved. EXCEPTION: When under the direction of the employee in charge of the workmen, engines may be repositioned within an Engine Servicing Track Area, and cars may be repositioned within a Car Shop Repair Track Area. Employees on the affected track must be informed of the movement, and Blue Signals must be removed from the equipment to be repositioned or coupled. The Blue Signals need not be removed from the switches or derails providing access to the track.

    • B. 

      2. Other equipment must not be places on the same track in a manner that will reduce or block the view of a Blue Signal.

    • C. 

      3. Equipment must not pass a displayed Blue Signal.

    • D. 

      4. Only a person of the same group or craft that displayed the signals may remove it.

  • 58. 
    16.  Blue Signal Protection of Workers – Responsibility of Workmen: Before going on, under, or between engines and/or cars, workmen must take the action prescribed below.  Each craft or group of workmen must display their own Blue Signals. If the equipment is on a track other than a main track or controlled siding:  (Select the incorrect statement for this rule)
    • A. 

      Attach a Blue Signal to the controlling engine(s) at a location where it will be clearly visible to an employee at the controls of that engine.

    • B. 

      Line each hand-operated switch providing access to the track against movement to the track, and lock each switch with an effective locking device. EXCEPTION: A derail locked in derailing position with an effective locking device may substitute for the hand-operated switch requirement. The derail must be positioned no less than 150 feet from the end of the equipment, except as follows. When equipment is in an Engine Servicing Track Area or a Car Shop Repair Track Area, where maximum authorized speed is not more than 5 MPH, the derail must be positioned no less than 50 feet from the end of the equipment.

    • C. 

      Display a Blue Signal at each of the hand-operated switch and/or derail locations mentioned above.

    • D. 

      Display a Blue Signal at each end of the equipment.

    • E. 

      Request and receive protection from the employee controlling any remotely controlled switches that provide access to the track. This procedure also applies to hump yard classification tracks where employees couple are hoses and adjust coupling devices.

  • 59. 
    • A. 

      Display a Blue Signal at each end of the equipment.

    • B. 

      Attach a Blue Signal to the controlling engine(s) at a location where it will be clearly visible to an employee at the controls of that engine.

    • C. 

      Request and receive protection from the employee controlling any remotely controlled switches that provide access to the track.

  • 60. 
    16.  Blue Signal Protection of Workers - Responsibilities of Employee Controlling Remotely Controlled Switches:  When requested to provide protection, the employee in charge of remotely controlled switches providing access to the tack on which the equipment is located must line the switches with the movement of the track and apply blocking devices.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 61. 
    16.  Blue Signal Protection of Workers - Responsibilities of Employee Controlling Remotely Controlled Switches:  The employee must not remove the blocking devices until informed by the employee in charge of the workmen that the work has been completed.  The employee controlling the switches must immediately make a written record on the prescribed from of the application and removal of the blocking device protection.  This record must be retained for _______ days following the date of removal.
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      21

  • 62. 
    16.  Blue Signal Protection of Workers - Blue Signal Unavailable:  When emergency repair work is to be done on, under, or between engines and/or cars, and a Blue Signal is not available, the Engineer must be notified.  The Engineer must take three actions:  (Select the correct required actions) NOTE: The Engineer must maintain this protection until notified by the employee who requested is that the protection is no longer required.
    • A. 

      Apply the brakes.

    • B. 

      Place the reverser level in neutral position or the controller in of position.

    • C. 

      Set wheel blocks or wheel chains.

    • D. 

      Perform air brake test.

    • E. 

      Open the generator field and/or control switch where equipped.

  • 63. 
    16.  Blue Signal Protection of Workers - Markers: Blue Signal protection must be provided for workmen when they are replacing, repositioning or repairing markers, and the rear of the train is on any track.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 64. 
    16.  Blue Signal Protection of Workers - Alternate Protection of Utility Employees:   A __________ Employee is a train and engine service employee who is temporarily assigned to a train or yard crew to assist the crew in assembling, disassembling, or operating trains.
  • 65. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 66. 
    16.  Blue Signal Protection of Workers - Markers:  Blue Signal protection must be provided for workmen when they are inspecting markers by repositioning the activation switch or covering photoelectric cell, and the rear of the train is on a track other than a main track or controlled siding.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 67. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 68. 
    16.  Blue Signal Protection of Workers - Alternate Protection of Utility Employees:   The following procedures and restrictions apply to the protection of Utility Employees: 1.  A Utility Employee may perform service with only one train or yard crew at a time, and no more than _____ Utility Employees may be assigned to the same crew.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 69. 
    16.  Blue Signal Protection of Workers - Alternate Protection of Utility Employees:   The following procedures and restrictions apply to the protection of Utility Employees: 2.  The train or yard crew must be assigned a controlling engine that is under the control of the assigned Engineer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 70. 
    16.  Blue Signal Protection of Workers - Alternate Protection of Utility Employees:   The following procedures and restrictions apply to the protection of Utility Employees: 3.  The Engineer must be in the cab of the controlling engine.  If the engine is moving, the Engineer may be replaced in the cab by another crew member.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 71. 
    16.  Blue Signal Protection of Workers - Alternate Protection of Utility Employees:   The following procedures and restrictions apply to the protection of Utility Employees: 4.  Before beginning any duties with the crew, the Utility Employee must obstain permission from the crew's Conductor only.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 72. 
    16.  Blue Signal Protection of Workers - Alternate Protection of Utility Employees:   The following procedures and restrictions apply to the protection of Utility Employees: 5.  The Conductor, or Engineer if not Conductor is assigned, must notify each crew member of the presence and identity of the Utility Employee before authorizing the Utility Employee to work as part of the crew.  Thereafter, communication must be maintained so the each crew member understands the duties to be performed and whether those duties will cause any crew member to go on, under, or between the equipment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 73. 
    16.  Blue Signal Protection of Workers - Alternate Protection of Utility Employees:   The following procedures and restrictions apply to the protection of Utility Employees: 6.  When the Utility Employee has finished working with the crew, the Utility Employee must notify the Conductor, or Engineer if not Conductor is present, who in turn must notify each crew member that the Utility Employee is no longer part of the crew.  Before each crew member has acknowledged the Utility Employee is no longer part of the crew, the Utility Worker may be notified that he is released from the crew.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 74. 
    16.  Blue Signal Protection of Workers – Blue Signal Unavailable:  When emergency repair work is to be done on, under, or between engines and/or cars, and a Blue Signal is not available, the Engineer must be notified.  The Engineer must take three actions: 1.  ______________ 2.  Place the reverser level in neutral position or the controller in off position. 3.  Open the generator field and/or control switch where equipped. The engineer must maintain this protection until notified by the employee who requested it that the protection is no longer required. 
  • 75. 
    19.  Engine Whistle or Horn Signal:  The sound of the whistle or horn should be distinct, with intensity and duration inverse to the distance the signal is to be conveyed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 76. 
    19.  Engine Whistle or Horn Signal: Engine whistle or horn signal must be sounded as follows: (a) Sound :  ---     What is the indication?
    • A. 

      When stopped, back up.

    • B. 

      Acknowledgement of hand signal to back up.

    • C. 

      Crew members apply brakes.

    • D. 

      Call for signals.

  • 77. 
    19.  Engine Whistle or Horn Signal: :  (c) Sound:  Succession of sounds When crews on other trains hear this signal, they must stop until it is safe to proceed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 78. 
    19.  Engine Whistle or Horn Signal:  When is the following sound used?   (b) Sound: --- --- o ---    (Pick all that apply)
    • A. 

      Approaching and passing standing trains.

    • B. 

      Approaching Roadway Workers or their equipment on or near the track, regardless of any whistle prohibitions.

    • C. 

      Approaching a public highway-rail crossing at grade and at at whistle sign displaying "W" or "W/MX," or other specified aspect, with the engine in front.

  • 79. 
    19.  Engine Whistle or Horn Signal:  (b) Sound: --- --- o ---    When approaching a public highway-rail crossing at grade and at whistle sign displaying "W" or "W/MX," or other specified aspect, with the engine in front, start whistle signal at least ________ seconds but not more than _________ seconds before occupying the crossing.
    • A. 

      10, 15

    • B. 

      15, 20

    • C. 

      20, 25

    • D. 

      25, 30

  • 80. 
    19.  Engine Whistle or Horn Signal:  (b) Sound: --- --- o ---    The signal must be prolonged or repeated until the engine occupies the crossing.  For multiple crossing, the signal must be prolonged or repeated until the last crossing is occupied.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 81. 
    19.  Engine Whistle or Horn Signal:  (b) Sound: --- --- o ---    For trains and engines exceeding _______ MPH, the whistle signal must not be started more than 1/4 mile in advance of the public grade crossing, even if the advance warning provided by the locomotive horn will be less than 15 seconds in duration.
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      45

    • D. 

      60

  • 82. 
    19.  Engine Whistle or Horn Signal:  (b) Sound: --- --- o ---    When a train or engine is stopped at a location such that it will take less than 15 seconds to occupy a public grade crossing, the whistle signal may be sounded for less than 15 seconds provided: (Pick all that apply)
    • A. 

      The public grade crossing is equipped with automatic flashing lights and gates and the gates are fully lowered

    • B. 

      There are no conflicting highway movements approaching the public grade crossing

    • C. 

      Approaching a Quiet Zone

  • 83. 
    19.  Engine Whistle or Horn Signal:  (c) Sound:  Succession of sounds   Indication:  Use as an alarm when persons or livestock are on the track at other than highway crossings at grade.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 84. 
    19.  Engine Whistle or Horn Signal:  (d) Sound:  --- o    Indication:  Approaching Roadway Workers or their equipment on or near the track, regardless of any whistle prohibitions.  After this initial warning, sound ________ short whistle signal(s) intermittently until the head end of train has passed the Roadway Workers or equipment.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 85. 
    19.  Engine Whistle or Horn Signal:  (e) Sound:  o o o   Indication:  (Pick the two that apply)
    • A. 

      Acknowledgement of a Stop Signal other than a fixed signal.

    • B. 

      Acknowledgement of hand signal to back up.

    • C. 

      When stopped, back up.

    • D. 

      Acknowledgement of any other signal not otherwise provided for.

  • 86. 
    19.  Engine Whistle or Horn Signal:  (f) Sound:  o o   Indication:  (Pick the two that apply)
    • A. 

      Acknowledgement of hand signal to back up.

    • B. 

      Acknowledgement of any other signal not otherwise provided for.

    • C. 

      Acknowledgement of a Stop Signal other than a fixed signal.

    • D. 

      When stopped, back up.

  • 87. 
    19.  Engine Whistle or Horn Signal:  (g) Sound:  o o o o Indication:  (Pick the one answer that applies)
    • A. 

      Crew members apply brakes.

    • B. 

      Call of signals.

    • C. 

      Acknowledgement of a Stop Signal other than a fixed signal.

    • D. 

      Acknowledgement of any other signal not otherwise provided for.

  • 88. 
    19.  Engine Whistle or Horn Signal: The following actions must be taken when the horn or whistle on the lead engine or unit fails en route:  (Pick the one incorrect statement)
    • A. 

      1. Notify the Dispatcher as soon as possible.

    • B. 

      2. Ring the bell continuously, if equipped.

    • C. 

      3. Stop before each public crossing at grade and provide on-ground warning until the crossing is occupied, unless: A. Automatic crossing warning devices are functioning properly, B. OR, no traffic is approaching or stopped at a crossing not equipped with automatic warning devices.

    • D. 

      4. Reduce speed to not exceeding 15 MPH while approaching locations where employees are known to be working.

    • E. 

      5. Reduce speed at other locations where warranted by the prevailing conditions.

  • 89. 
    19-2.  ENGINE HORN AT PRIVATE CROSSINGS:  The engine horn must be sounded (--- --- o ---) at all crossings, whether public or private, unless otherwise instructed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 90. 
    20.  Engine Bell:  If a train is equipped with an engine bell, it muste be sounded:  (Pick the incorrect statement)
    • A. 

      1. When the engine is about to move.

    • B. 

      2. When running through tunnels.

    • C. 

      3. While approaching and passing public highway crossings at grade.

    • D. 

      4. When approaching location where Roadway Workers may be at work on tracks, bridges, and other points.

    • E. 

      5. When passing a train running on an adjacent track.

    • F. 

      6. In an emergency.

  • 91. 
    20.  Engine Bell:  In cases where a momentary stop and start, forward and backward movement is part of a switching operation that does not involve movement over a public highway crossing at grade, the engine bell need not be sounded, unless Roadway Workers are known to be in the area.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 92. 
    21.  Communicating Signal Appliance:    The communicating signal appliance may be used to start can control a back up move when the use of radio communication or hand signals is not practical.  Once three short sounds have been received, the movement must stop after traveling two car lengths, unless an additional three short sounds is received.  Back up moves controlled in this manner must not exceed ______ MPH within interlocking limits, and _______ MPH outside interlocking limits.
    • A. 

      5, 10

    • B. 

      10, 15

    • C. 

      15, 20

    • D. 

      20, 25

  • 93. 
    21.  Communicating Signal Appliance:    When the communicating signal appliance is inoperative and cannot be put in service without delay, the train may proceed after the Conductor and Dispatcher have an understanding as to how the train is to be operated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 94. 
    22.  Engine Lights - a. Headlight:  The headlight facing the direction of movement on every train and engine must be displayed brightly by day and night.  Engines in yard service must display the headlight to the front and rear, by day and by night.   EXCEPTIONS:  The headlight must be dimmed under the following conditions, except when approaching or passing over public highway crossings at grade:  (Pick the incorrect statement)
    • A. 

      While standing or passing through yards where other engines are working.

    • B. 

      When approaching a station where a Form D is to be received.

    • C. 

      When standing at a passenger station.

    • D. 

      When approaching junctions or terminals.

    • E. 

      When standing or moving on a main track at meeting points.

    • F. 

      When standing or when approaching another train operating in the opposite direction in multiple track territory.

  • 95. 
    22.  Engine Lights - a. Headlight:  The headlight may be extinguished:  (Pick the incorrect statement)
    • A. 

      On the end of an engine coupled to cars.

    • B. 

      When standing on a main track.

    • C. 

      When standing to be met or to be passed by another train in signaled territory.

    • D. 

      When left unattended on the main track in signaled territory.

  • 96. 
    22.  Engine Lights – b.  Auxiliary Lights:   The leading end of leading engines that operate over public highway crossings at grade at speeds greater than _______ MPH must be equipped with auxiliary lights.
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      40

  • 97. 
    22.  Engine Lights – b.  Auxiliary Lights:   Auxiliary lights consist of two ditch lights (auxiliary lights on steady), two crossing lights (auxiliary lights flashing), or one oscillating light (auxiliary light that moves in a circular or figure eight pattern).   Auxiliary lights are considered operative when they illuminate after the engine horn and/or bell is sounded or the auxiliary light switch is activated. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 98. 
    22.  Engine Lights – b.  Auxiliary Lights:  Auxiliary lights must be operational before engine leaves its initial terminal, and must be displayed when the engine is approaching and operating over public highway crossings at grade.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 99. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 100. 
    22.  Engine Lights – b.  Auxiliary Lights:  If all auxiliary lights fail en route, the train must not exceed _____ MPH while the leading end of the train is operating over public highway crossings at grade, and the auxiliary light(s) must be repaired at the next forward repair point.
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      40

  • 101. 
    23.  White Light on Lead Car by Night: A white light must be displayed on the front of the leading car when cars are pushed by an engine at night, expect when shifting or making up trains in yards.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 102. 
    24.  Markers – a. Passenger Trains, Engines:   Passenger trains, lite engines and engines operating at the rear of a train must:   1.     Be equipped with an illuminated marking device.                                                                                                                                                                                                        Or                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2.     Have the rear headlight _______________ at all times.
    • A. 

      Off

    • B. 

      On low beam

    • C. 

      Displayed brightly

  • 103. 
    24.  Markers – b. Other Trains:  Trains other than passenger trains must be equipped with an illuminated marking device under the following conditions:   1.     From one hour before sunset until one hour after sunrise.   2.     When the visibility is so restricted that the end silhouette of a box car cannot be seen from __________ mile on a straight track.   During other periods, a reflector, flag, or extinguished marking device may be used.
    • A. 

      1/4

    • B. 

      1/2

    • C. 

      3/4

    • D. 

      1

  • 104. 
    24.  Markers – c.  Illuminated Marking Device:  When an illuminated marking device will be required en route, it must be tested before a train leaves its initial terminal.  When the display of a marking device is required, proper functioning of the device must be confirmed at all crew change locations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 105. 
    24.  Markers – d.  Failure of Marker En Route:  If the marker fails when en route, the Dispatcher must be notified as soon as practical.  The train may continue but must be repaired no later than the next calendar inspection.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 106. 
    30.  Tampering with Appliances and Other Equipment:  Employees are prohibited from breaking seals on interlocking appliances of other equipment, except when specifically authorized to do so.  Employees are prohibited from altering, nullifying or in any manner restricting or interfering with the normal intended function of any device or equipment on engines, cars of other railroad property, except when specifically authorized to do so.   A.     True B.     False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 107. 
    30.  Tampering with Appliances and Other Equipment:  In case of failure, or where seals are found to be tampered with, broken, missing, or authorized to be removed, a report must be made immediately to the ________________ in charge of the territory where the defect is discovered.
    • A. 

      Dispatcher

    • B. 

      Yardmaster

    • C. 

      Dispatcher or Yardmaster

    • D. 

      Dispatcher, Yardmaster, or Enginehouse Foreman