Ns 100 ? OP-rules

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Ns 100 ? OP-rules

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following describes a Control Station?
    • A. 

      A fixed signal, controlled by a Train Dispatcher/Control Operator, capable of displaying a STOP indication.

    • B. 

      A station designated in the timetable where signals are controlled from the Control Station.

    • C. 

      A device that gives the remote control operator control of a remote control engine.

    • D. 

      A place from which a signal system or a controlled point/interlocking is operated.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following describes a Home Signal?
    • A. 

      A fixed signal, capable of displaying a STOP indication, governing the entrance to a route, block, interlocking or controlled point.

    • B. 

      A signal of fixed location indicating a condition affecting the movement of a train or engine.

    • C. 

      A fixed signal at the entrance to a block to govern trains and engines entering and using that block.

    • D. 

      The fixed signals of an interlocking.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following describes a Mandatory Directive?
    • A. 

      Any movement authority or speed restriction that affects the movement of a train, engine, On-Track equipment, single or in combination with other equipment. Any Form used to authorize use of controlled track.

    • B. 

      A publication containing system and/or division instructions relating to operations.

    • C. 

      Instructions issued by the Division Superintendent concerning rules, special instructions or other matters pertaining to operations.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct

  • 4. 
    Which of the following describes an Operations Bulletin?
    • A. 

      Any movement authority or speed restriction that affects the movement of a train, engine, On-Track equipment, single or in combination with other equipment. Any Form used to authorize use of controlled track.

    • B. 

      A publication containing system and/or division instructions relating to operations.

    • C. 

      Instructions issued by the Division Superintendent concerning rules, special instructions or other matters pertaining to operations.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct

  • 5. 
    Which of the following describes Restricted Speed?
    • A. 

      A speed that will permit stopping, short of train, engine, obstruction, railroad car, men or equipment fouling track, any signal requiring a stop, derail or switch lined improperly, and looking out for broken rail, but not exceeding 15 MPH.

    • B. 

      A speed that will permit stopping, short of train, engine, obstruction, railroad car, men or equipment fouling track, any signal requiring a stop, derail or switch lined improperly, and looking out for broken rail, but not exceeding 20 MPH.

    • C. 

      A speed that will permit stopping within half the range of vision, short of train, engine, obstruction, railroad car, men or equipment fouling track, any signal requiring a stop, derail or switch lined improperly, and looking out for broken rail, but not exceeding 15 MPH.

    • D. 

      A speed that will permit stopping within half the range of vision, short of train, engine, obstruction, railroad car, men or equipment fouling track, any signal requiring a stop, derail or switch lined improperly, and looking out for broken rail, but not exceeding 20 MPH.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following describes Limited Speed?
    • A. 

      A speed not exceeding 45 MPH for passenger trains, 40 MPH for freight trains.

    • B. 

      A speed not exceeding 30 MPH.

    • C. 

      A speed not exceeding 20 MPH.

    • D. 

      A speed not exceeding 15 MPH.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following describes Medium Speed?
    • A. 

      A speed not exceeding 45 MPH for passenger trains, 40 MPH for freight train

    • B. 

      A speed not exceeding 30 MPH

    • C. 

      A speed not exceeding 20 MPH

    • D. 

      A speed not exceeding 15 MPH.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following describes Slow Speed?
    • A. 

      A speed not exceeding 45 MPH for passenger trains, 40 MPH for freight train.

    • B. 

      A speed not exceeding 30 MPH.

    • C. 

      A speed not exceeding 20 MPH.

    • D. 

      A speed not exceeding 15 MPH.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following describes an auxiliary track for meeting or passing trains, shown as a siding in the Timetable and equipped with controlled signals that authorize trains or engines to enter or leave the siding? 
    • A. 

      Signaled siding.

    • B. 

      Controlled siding

    • C. 

      Passing siding

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct

  • 10. 
    What speed must trains and engines not exceed while operating on a controlled siding?
    • A. 

      10 MPH

    • B. 

      15 MPH

    • C. 

      20 MPH

    • D. 

      Restricted Speed

  • 11. 
    Which of the following describes an auxiliary track for meeting or passing trains, shown as a siding in the Timetable and with Rule 261 in effect governing all train and engine movements on the siding?
    • A. 

      Signaled siding

    • B. 

      Controlled siding

    • C. 

      Passing siding

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct

  • 12. 
    Which of the following describe the requirements for inspecting passing trains?
    • A. 

      Observe both sides of passing trains when two or more employees can safely position themselves in advance.

    • B. 

      When radio communication is available, crew members on the head end must notify other crew members on the train whenever they observe employees along the track in position to inspect their passing train.

    • C. 

      Observe passing trains for their entire length for defects such as brakes sticking, hot journal, broken or loose wheel, brake rigging down, load shifted, or other trouble, and exchange information by radio as to the condition of the trains.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 13. 
    When are Operations Bulletins issued (numbered consecutively beginning with No. 1 on each Division) and when do they expire? 
    • A. 

      Issued on or after January 1 of each year, and expire at 11:59 PM, December 31.

    • B. 

      Issued on or after January 1 of each year, and never expire until cancelled.

    • C. 

      Issued on the first day of the month at 12:01 AM, and expire at 11:59PM on the last day of each month.

    • D. 

      Issued on Monday of every week at 12:01 AM, and expire at 11:59 PM each Sunday.

  • 14. 
    On the Norfolk Southern, how far apart must cars or engines be separated before employees go between them to adjust a coupler or knuckle? 
    • A. 

      10 feet

    • B. 

      20 feet

    • C. 

      30 feet

    • D. 

      50 feet

  • 15. 
    On the Norfolk Southern, before fouling equipment, what must be verbally requested, acknowledged and maintained until notified by the employee requesting it that the protection is no longer required?
    • A. 

      "Set-and-Centered"

    • B. 

      "3-Step Protection"

    • C. 

      "Red Zone"

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct

  • 16. 
    May a Track Authority Form, and any similar form, be filled out in advance of receiving information from the Train Dispatcher/Control Operator?
    • A. 

      No.

    • B. 

      No, except for information that is not subject to change.

    • C. 

      No, except for information that is known to be required.

    • D. 

      Yes, as long as any corrections are made before repeating it.

  • 17. 
    When a switch or derail has been tagged out of service and secured with an effective securing device for the protection of roadway workers, when may the tag and/or securing device be removed?
    • A. 

      When directed by the train dispatcher to do so

    • B. 

      When switch or derail has been inspected by a member of the train crew and no defects that would prevent its safe operation are found.

    • C. 

      By direction of the person in charge of the workers being protected

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 18. 
    When Exclusive Track Occupancy has been provided for a roadway worker in charge, how may trains or engines jointly occupy the same or overlapping limits?
    • A. 

      When authorized by the train dispatcher, at maximum authorized speed

    • B. 

      When authorized by the train dispatcher, at Restricted Speed

    • C. 

      When authorized by the roadway worker having control of the limits, at maximum authorized speed.

    • D. 

      When authorized by the roadway worker having control of the limits, at Restricted Speed

  • 19. 
    When is a Job Briefing required?
    • A. 

      At the beginning of each job and when the work changes.

    • B. 

      When the work becomes confusing or new tasks are started.

    • C. 

      When a rule violation is observed.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 20. 
    What is required each time a crewmember changes the position of a hand-operated main track switch in non-signaled territory?
    • A. 

      The crew member must communicate with the Engineer, while physically at the switch stating the switch name and location.

    • B. 

      The crew member must communicate with the Engineer, while physically at the switch stating the position of switch (Normal or Reverse).

    • C. 

      The Engineer must acknowledge the information before making movement.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 21. 
    What must the employee advise the Train Dispatcher/Control Operator, when reporting “clear” of track authority limits in non-signaled territory and a hand-throw main track switch has been operated?
    • A. 

      That all main track switches operated have been restored and secured to their normal position

    • B. 

      The time that each main track switch was reversed and the time that it was restored to normal.

    • C. 

      The Engineer must acknowledge the information before making movement

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 22. 
    What is required when a train encounters an unattended fusee, burning on or near its track?
    • A. 

      Stop until the fusee burns out, then proceed at restricted speed for one mile.

    • B. 

      Immediately reduce to restricted speed and proceed at that speed for one mile.

    • C. 

      Immediately reduce to restricted speed for 15 minutes.

    • D. 

      Stop, then proceed at restricted speed for one mile

  • 23. 
    When must the engine horn be sounded when approaching public highway-rail crossings when trains and engines are NOT exceeding 45 MPH?
    • A. 

      Start whistle at least 15 seconds but not more than 20 seconds before occupying the crossing

    • B. 

      Begin signal at or about the whistle post but not more than one-fourth 1/4 mile from the public crossing, but not less than 15 seconds.

    • C. 

      Begin the signal at or about the whistle post, but not more than one-fourth 1/4 mile from the public crossing.

    • D. 

      All of theses answers are correct.

  • 24. 
    When must the engine horn be sounded when approaching public highway-rail crossings, when trains and engines are exceeding 45 MPH?
    • A. 

      Start whistle signal at least 15 seconds but not more than 20 seconds before occupying the crossing.

    • B. 

      Begin the signal at or about the whistle post, but not more than one-fourth (1/4) mile from the public crossing, but not less than 15 seconds.

    • C. 

      Begin the signal at or about the whistle post, but not more than one-fourth (1/4) mile from the public crossing.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 25. 
    What is the whistle signal used as an alarm for employees, roadway workers or other persons on or near the track?
    • A. 

      - - O - (2 longs, a short, 1 long)

    • B. 

      - O (1 long and 1 short)

    • C. 

      - (1 extended long)

    • D. 

      Succession of short blasts

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