NORAC Operating Rules Quiz

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Today, with this NORAC operating rules quiz, we are going to test your knowledge and understanding of NORAC operating rules. The NORAC rules are meant to enhance railroad safety. The rules deal with employee responsibilities, signaling equipment, safe train movement procedures, accident dealings, as well as other topics that directly or indirectly affect railroad safety. So, here are so many questions that will make you even more aware of operating rules. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    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

  • 2. 
    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

  • 3. 
    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.

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    1.  General Orders, Bulletin Orders, Division Notices:  The Dispatcher must not consider Bulletin Orders or Division Notices in effect at a Bulletin Board location until informed that the Bulletin Order or Division Notice is properly posted.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    22.  Engine Lights – b.  Auxiliary Lights:  If all auxiliary lights fail en route, the train may continue at Normal Speed, but the defective auxiliary lights must be repaired no later than the next calendar day inspection.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    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

  • 11. 
    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

  • 12. 
    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

  • 13. 
    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

  • 14. 
    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

  • 15. 
    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

  • 16. 
    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

  • 17. 
    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

  • 18. 
    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

  • 19. 
    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.

  • 20. 
    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

  • 21. 
    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.

  • 22. 
    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

  • 23. 
    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

  • 24. 
    12.  Day and Night Signals:  Night signals must always be used from sunset to sunrise.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    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

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