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How much do you know about the Norfolk southern signals? We have this "Norfolk Southern Signals No Pictures quiz" for you to test your knowledge on the same. Here, in this quiz, we will see whether you know about different rules, signs, and terminology of Norfolk southern signals. Read the questions and options carefully and then answer. We wish you the best of luck with this quiz, and we hope you love this quiz. Let's go!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    #301.  Clear

    • A.

      Proceed at authorized speed.

    • B.

      Proceed prepared to stop at the second signal.

    • C.

      Proceed at restricted speed.

    • D.

      Clear at authorized speed.

    Correct Answer
    A. Proceed at authorized speed.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Proceed at authorized speed." This means that the person should continue driving at the speed that is allowed or authorized. There are no restrictions or signals indicating that they need to slow down or stop.

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  • 2. 

    #302. Approach Diverging 

    • A.

      Proceed preparing to stop at the second signal.

    • B.

      Proceed preparing to take authorized route to next signal at restricted speed.

    • C.

      Proceed preparing to take diverging route beyond next signal at authorized speed.

    • D.

      Proceed through diverging route, observing authorized speed through turnout(s) or crossover(s). Note: Unless another signal intervenes, movement must be prepared to take diverging route at the next Controlled Signal.

    Correct Answer
    C. Proceed preparing to take diverging route beyond next signal at authorized speed.
    Explanation
    This answer is correct because it accurately describes the appropriate approach when encountering a signal indicating a diverging route. The answer states that the movement should proceed while preparing to take a diverging route beyond the next signal at an authorized speed. It also mentions the importance of observing the authorized speed through turnouts or crossovers. Additionally, it notes that unless another signal intervenes, the movement must be prepared to take the diverging route at the next controlled signal.

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  • 3. 

    #304. Diverging Clear

    • A.

      Proceed through diverging route, observing full speed through turnout(s) or crossover(s). NOTE: Unless another signal intervenes, movement must be prepared to take diverging route at the next Controlled Signal.

    • B.

      Proceed through diverging route, observing authorized speed through turnout(s) or crossover(s). NOTE: Unless another signal intervenes, movement must be prepared to take diverging route at the next Controlled Signal.

    • C.

      Proceed through diverging route, observing authorized spped through turnout(s) or crossover(s), preparing to stop at next signal. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed.

    • D.

      Proceed, approaching next signal at Restricted Speed, not exceeding 15mph. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed.

    Correct Answer
    B. Proceed through diverging route, observing authorized speed through turnout(s) or crossover(s). NOTE: Unless another signal intervenes, movement must be prepared to take diverging route at the next Controlled Signal.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Proceed through diverging route, observing authorized speed through turnout(s) or crossover(s). NOTE: Unless another signal intervenes, movement must be prepared to take diverging route at the next Controlled Signal." This answer accurately describes the instructions for proceeding through a diverging route. It states that the movement should maintain the authorized speed while going through turnout(s) or crossover(s), and be prepared to take the diverging route at the next Controlled Signal, unless another signal indicates otherwise.

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  • 4. 

    #303. Advance Approach

    • A.

      Proceed at restricted speed prepared to stop at second signal.

    • B.

      Proceed preparing to take diverging route beyond next signal at authorized speed.

    • C.

      Proceed.

    • D.

      Proceed preparing to stop at second signal.

    Correct Answer
    D. Proceed preparing to stop at second signal.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Proceed preparing to stop at second signal." This means that the person should continue moving forward, but be ready to come to a stop at the second signal. This suggests that there may be a potential obstacle or danger ahead, and it is important to be cautious and prepared to stop if necessary.

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  • 5. 

    #311. Non-Automatic Block, Clear

    • A.

      Proceed. NOTE: A train or engine that is delayed after passing this signal must approach next signal prepared to stop. This signal provides information only and the next signal, not conditions of or on the track.

    • B.

      Proceed at Restricted Speed. Restricted speed must be observed until the leading end of the movement reaches the next signal.

    • C.

      Approach next signal prepared to stop. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed. This signal provides information only about the next signal, not conditions of or on the track.

    • D.

      Proceed. NOTE: A train or engine that is delayed after passing this signal must approach next signal at Medium Speed. This signal provides information about the conditions of or on the track.

    Correct Answer
    A. Proceed. NOTE: A train or engine that is delayed after passing this signal must approach next signal prepared to stop. This signal provides information only and the next signal, not conditions of or on the track.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Proceed." This signal indicates that the train or engine can continue without any restrictions. However, if there is a delay after passing this signal, the train or engine must be prepared to stop at the next signal. This signal only provides information about the next signal and does not indicate any conditions on the track.

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  • 6. 

    #306.1 Diverging Approach Restricted

    • A.

      Proceed through diverging route, observing authorized speed through turnout(s) or crossover(s), approaching next signal at Restricted Speed, not exceeding 15 MPH. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed.

    • B.

      Proceed preparing to stop at next signal. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed.

    • C.

      Proceed through diverging route, observing authorized speed through turnout(s) or crossover(s), approaching next signal at Restricted Speed, not exceeding 15 MPH. Train or engine exceeding Normal Speed must at once reduce to that speed.

    • D.

      Proceed through diverging route, observing authorized speed through turnout(s) or crossover(s), preparing to stop at next signal. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed.

    Correct Answer
    A. Proceed through diverging route, observing authorized speed through turnout(s) or crossover(s), approaching next signal at Restricted Speed, not exceeding 15 MPH. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed.
    Explanation
    The correct answer states that when proceeding through a diverging route, the train or engine should observe the authorized speed through turnout(s) or crossover(s) and approach the next signal at Restricted Speed, not exceeding 15 MPH. If the train or engine is exceeding Medium Speed, it must immediately reduce its speed to that level. This answer accurately captures the instructions for safely navigating a diverging route and maintaining appropriate speed limits.

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  • 7. 

    #310. Stop.

    • A.

      Approach prepared to stop.

    • B.

      Stop.

    • C.

      Proceed.

    • D.

      Slow to medium speed, prepared to stop.

    Correct Answer
    B. Stop.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Stop" because the question is asking for the word that matches the given description of "Approach prepared to stop." out of the given options. The word "Stop" is the only option that directly matches this description, as it indicates a complete halt or cessation of movement.

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  • 8. 

    #318. Holding Signal

    • A.

      When letter "H" is illuminated, proceed until authorized to stay.

    • B.

      When letter "H" is illuminated, stay at restricted speed until authorized to proceed.

    • C.

      When letter "H" is illuminated, take siding.

    • D.

      When letter "H" is illuminated, stay until authorized to proceed.

    Correct Answer
    D. When letter "H" is illuminated, stay until authorized to proceed.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "When letter 'H' is illuminated, stay until authorized to proceed." This means that when the signal displays the letter "H," the train must come to a stop and remain there until given permission to continue. The other options are incorrect because they either suggest proceeding without authorization or taking a siding, which is a separate track for trains to pass each other.

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  • 9. 

    #316. Dragging Equipment Indicator

    • A.

      Slow and inspect train for dragging equipment.

    • B.

      Stop and inspect train for dragging equipment.

    • C.

      Approach at 15mph, stop and inspect train for dragging equipment.

    • D.

      Stop and inspect the train for old equipment.

    Correct Answer
    B. Stop and inspect train for dragging equipment.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Stop and inspect train for dragging equipment." This option is the most appropriate because it directly addresses the issue at hand, which is the possibility of dragging equipment. It suggests that the train should be stopped and thoroughly inspected to ensure that there is no equipment dragging along the tracks. The other options do not specifically address the concern of dragging equipment, making them less suitable choices.

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  • 10. 

    #309. Restricting.

    • A.

      Proceed at Restricted Speed. Restricted Speed must be observed until the leading end of the movement reaches the next signal. EXCEPTION: When the signal governs movement to non-signaled territory or to a track signaled for movement in the opposite direction only. Restricted Speed applies until the leading end of the movement is through the crossover, turnouts, or controlled point/interlocking limits governed by that signal.

    • B.

      Proceed, approaching next signal at Restricted Speed, not exceeding 15 MPH. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed.

    • C.

      Proceed at Normal Speed. Normal Speed must be observed until the leading end of the movement reaches the next signal. EXCEPTION: When the signal governs movement to non-signaled territory or to a track signaled for movement in the opposite direction only. Restricted Speed applies until the leading end of the movement is through the crossover, turnouts, or controlled point/interlocking limits governed by that signal.

    • D.

      Proceed preparing to stop at next signal. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed.

    Correct Answer
    A. Proceed at Restricted Speed. Restricted Speed must be observed until the leading end of the movement reaches the next signal. EXCEPTION: When the signal governs movement to non-signaled territory or to a track signaled for movement in the opposite direction only. Restricted Speed applies until the leading end of the movement is through the crossover, turnouts, or controlled point/interlocking limits governed by that signal.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Proceed at Restricted Speed." This means that the train or engine must proceed at a speed that allows it to stop within half the range of vision, not exceeding 15 MPH. This speed must be maintained until the leading end of the movement reaches the next signal. However, there are exceptions to this rule. If the signal governs movement to non-signaled territory or to a track signaled for movement in the opposite direction only, then the train or engine can proceed at normal speed until it reaches the crossover, turnouts, or controlled point/interlocking limits governed by that signal.

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  • 11. 

    #307. Approach.

    • A.

      Proceed, approaching next signal at Restricted Speed, not exceeding 15MPH. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed.

    • B.

      Proceed preparing to slow at next signal. Train or engine exceeding Restricted Speed must at once reduce to Medium Speed.

    • C.

      Proceed preparing to stop at next signal. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must gradually reduce to 15MPH.

    • D.

      Proceed preparing to stop at next signal. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed.

    Correct Answer
    D. Proceed preparing to stop at next signal. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Proceed preparing to stop at next signal. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed." This answer is correct because it accurately describes the action that should be taken when approaching the next signal. If the train or engine is exceeding Medium Speed, it must immediately reduce its speed to that level. This ensures safety and proper adherence to the rules and regulations of train operation.

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  • 12. 

    #317. Take Siding Indicator. 

    • A.

      When letter "S" is illuminated, stay until authorized to proceed.

    • B.

      When letter "S" is illuminated, stop.

    • C.

      When letter "S" is illuminated, take siding.

    • D.

      When letter "S" is illuminated, slow and be prepared to stop.

    Correct Answer
    C. When letter "S" is illuminated, take siding.
  • 13. 

    #306. Approach Restricted.  

    • A.

      Proceed, approaching next signal at Restricted Speed, not exceeding 25 MPH. Train or engine exceeding Restricted Speed must at once reduce to that speed.

    • B.

      Proceed approaching next signal at Restricted Speed, not exceeding 15 MPH. Train or engine exceeding Restricted Speed must at once reduce to that speed.

    • C.

      Proceed, approaching next signal at Restricted Speed, not exceeding 15 MPH. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed.

    • D.

      Proceed preparing to stop at next signal. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed.

    Correct Answer
    C. Proceed, approaching next signal at Restricted Speed, not exceeding 15 MPH. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Proceed, approaching next signal at Restricted Speed, not exceeding 15 MPH. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed." This answer accurately reflects the instructions given in the question, which state that the train or engine must approach the next signal at Restricted Speed and not exceed 15 MPH. Additionally, it states that if the train or engine exceeds Medium Speed, it must immediately reduce to Restricted Speed.

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  • 14. 

    Non-Automatic Block, Approach.

    • A.

      Approach previous signal prepared to stop. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed. This signal provides information only about the next signal, not conditions of or on the track.

    • B.

      Approach next signal prepared to stop. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed. This signal provides information only about the next signal, not conditions of or on the track.

    • C.

      Approach next signal prepared to stop. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once increase to that speed. This signal provides information only about the next signal, not conditions of or on the track.

    • D.

      Approach next signal prepared to stop. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed. This signal provides information about the conditions of or on the track.

    Correct Answer
    B. Approach next signal prepared to stop. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed. This signal provides information only about the next signal, not conditions of or on the track.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Approach next signal prepared to stop. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed. This signal provides information only about the next signal, not conditions of or on the track." This answer accurately describes the meaning of a Non-Automatic Block, Approach signal. It indicates that the train or engine should be prepared to stop at the next signal and must reduce its speed if it is exceeding the Medium Speed limit. The signal only provides information about the next signal ahead and does not convey any information about the conditions of or on the track.

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  • 15. 

    Diverging Approach.

    • A.

      Proceed through diverging route, observing authorized speed through turnout(s) or crossover(s), preparing to stop at next signal. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed.

    • B.

      Proceed through diverging route, observing authorized speed through turnout(s) or crossover(s), preparing to stop at next signal. Train or engine exceeding Restricted Speed must at once reduce to that speed.

    • C.

      Proceed through diverging route, observing Medium speed through turnout(s) or crossover(s), preparing to stop at next signal. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed.

    • D.

      Proceed through approaching route, observing authorized speed through turnout(s) or crossover(s), preparing to stop at next signal. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed.

    Correct Answer
    A. Proceed through diverging route, observing authorized speed through turnout(s) or crossover(s), preparing to stop at next signal. Train or engine exceeding Medium Speed must at once reduce to that speed.
    Explanation
    This answer correctly states that when proceeding through a diverging route, the train or engine must observe the authorized speed through turnout(s) or crossover(s) and be prepared to stop at the next signal. Additionally, if the train or engine exceeds Medium Speed, it must immediately reduce its speed to that level.

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