Letp 14-1 NORAC Interlocking And Controlled Points

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Norac Interlocking and controlled points


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  • 1. 
    Where do Interlocking and Controlled Points rules apply? (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Interlocking Limits

    • B. 

      Controlled Points

    • C. 

      Non-Signaled DCS Territory

    • D. 

      Yard Linits

  • 2. 
    Interlocking and controlled point signals govern the use of an interlocking or CP. These signals must be cleared sufficiently in advance of approaching units to avoid delay.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Interlocking signals, controlled signals, and interlocking appliances can be moved manually by Conductor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    When Interlocking Devices, Signals or Appliances fail what actions must be taken? (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Stop signals and blocking devices must be applied to all signals and appliances

    • B. 

      All defects must be reported to the Signal Maintainer

    • C. 

      Restricted speed will apply through the interlocking or past the CP

    • D. 

      All signals must be set to Approach Slow

  • 5. 
    When interlocking signals are being repaired all signals must remain in stop position with blocking devices applied, until all repairs are completed and all interlocking appliances are properly lined for movement.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    When an interlocking or CP signal has been cleared for an approaching train, the dispatcher must not change a signal to a stop position until (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      The train has been stopped.

    • B. 

      The engineer has been informed and he has advised the Dispatcher he can stop before the signal.

    • C. 

      In an Emergency the dispatcher may immediately change the signal to Stop Position.

    • D. 

      The dispatcher may change the signals when the need arises without notice to the engineer.

  • 7. 
    Before changing the route, The Dispatcher or Operator must determine that the train has stopped, and must attempt to contact the Engineer to inform him that the route is being changed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Control mechanisms that operate interlocking appliances may be operated when any portion of a train is standing on or closely approaching the appliances.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    If impossible to lock an interlocking appliance, two actions must be taken: 1) All control mechanisms must be placed in the required position and blocking devices applied AND 2) all affected appliances must be properly lined or wedged. EXCEPTION: If the appliance is Dual Controlled it must be properly lined and locked manually. The Dispatcher must not give a train permission to pass a stop signal until these two requirements are met.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Trains that might not shunt track circuits must not make movements on signal indication.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Track Car movements may be made on Signal Indication except for routes that lead to ABS OR DCS territory. Before permitting movements of this kind the Dispatcher or Operator must ensure all interlocking or controlled point appliances are properly lined and secured with blocking devices. The Dispatcher must record TC movements when they enter ABS or DCS territory.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    When trains or TC's that may not shunt enter Interlocking limits, the home signal if displayed must be set to stop and secured with a blocking device. The Dispatcher or Operator must not remove the stop signal until the employee in charge has reported the equipment as Clear.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    When a non-shunting train or TC leaves Interlocking limits it must report clear to the Dispatcher or Operator.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    If rails are rusted or cars have been left standing and wheels rusted, crew members must confer with the Dispatcher or Operator.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Engines or cars may be left within the limits of interlocked railroad crossings at grade
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    If a train has passed an interlocking signal is delayed it must
    • A. 

      Proceed at Restricted Speed

    • B. 

      Proceed at Slow speed

    • C. 

      Proceed not exceeding 30 MPH

    • D. 

      Stop

  • 17. 
    When a train has  passed an interlocking signal and is travelling at Restricted Speed, if the track is seen clear to the next signal and the next signal indicates proceed, then the train is operated with the
    • A. 

      Last signal indication received.

    • B. 

      Next signal indication.

    • C. 

      First signal indication seen.

    • D. 

      Posted speed limit.

  • 18. 
    If a train has passed an interlocking signal is proceeding at restricted speed enters  into cab signal territory with functioning cabs signals, the train may
    • A. 

      Proceed with cab signal indication.

    • B. 

      Proceed at restricted speed.

    • C. 

      Proceed prepared to stop.

    • D. 

      Proceed not exceeding 40 MPH

  • 19. 
    If a signal aspect permitting a train to proceed changes to a stop signal is reached, the train must _____. Such signal changes must be reported to the dispatcher.
    • A. 

      Go into Emergency

    • B. 

      Stop soon as safe train handling will permit

    • C. 

      Proceed at restricted speed

    • D. 

      Stop and proceed

  • 20. 
    If the dispatcher or Operator stops a train for any reason while it is moving through an interlocking the train must not move in either direction until
    • A. 

      It has received the proper signal

    • B. 

      Received verbal permission from the dispatcher

    • C. 

      A form D is issued

    • D. 

      The reason for the stop signal has been determined

  • 21. 
    If a train stops _______ at an interlocking signal it must not proceed in either direction without permission from the Dispatcher or Operator,
    • A. 

      Less than 1 engine length

    • B. 

      Within 1/4 mile of the signal

    • C. 

      After the distant signal

    • D. 

      Within one train length

  • 22. 
    To reverse direction within the limits of an interlocking the train must have (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      The proper interlocking signal.

    • B. 

      Permission from the dispatcher, and the route must not be changed until movement completed,

    • C. 

      A Form D line 2.

    • D. 

      You can not reverse direction in an interlocking.

  • 23. 
    When reversing direction in the limits of an interlocking the Dispatcher or Operator may change the route at any time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The Dispatcher or Operator must give permission for interlocking movements by fixed signal indication or verbal permission. The format of the verbal permission must be in one of the following formats.
    • A. 

      No. 5316 engine 4129 proceed east on No. 2 track at Rare.

    • B. 

      No. 5316 proceed east on No. 2 track at Rare.

    • C. 

      No. 5316 engine 4129 proceed east at Rare.

    • D. 

      No. 5316 engine 4129 proceed east at Green on No. 2 track at Rare.

  • 25. 
    Once permission has been received from the dispatcher or Operator the receiving employee must confirm it. Movement may then proceed ________________. (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      At restricted speed to the next signal

    • B. 

      In cab signal territory speed may be increased after running 500 feet or one train length past a more favorable signal

    • C. 

      At Medium Approach after all switches have been cleared

    • D. 

      At maximum allowed speed

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