Letp 14-1 NORAC Protection Of Trains (Rules 130-137c)

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Letp 14-1 NORAC Protection Of Trains (Rules 130-137c) - Quiz

NORAC Protection of trains NOTE: 135 to 137e not yet completed 


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Three steps are followed to provide flag protection against approaching trains on adjacent tracks. Select the correct answers.

    • A.

      After lighting the fuse go back to the equipment and wait

    • B.

      Display a lighted fuse if they see or hear a train approaching

    • C.

      Give a stop signal to approaching trains that may be affected

    • D.

      Go out at least the table prescribed in 130a

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Display a lighted fuse if they see or hear a train approaching
    C. Give a stop signal to approaching trains that may be affected
    D. Go out at least the table prescribed in 130a
    Explanation
    The employee providing the protection must remain at the location until recalled

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  • 2. 

    If an event occurs that would interfere with safe passage of a train an employee must immediately flag the train.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    130 e. Radio communication must be tried first. If that fails, flagging must be performed.

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  • 3. 

    If work involves on-track equipment that will disturb the track or catenary structure, what is the authorization to preform the work?

    • A.

      Form D line 5

    • B.

      Form D line 4 or line 5

    • C.

      Form D line 5

    • D.

      Form D line 4 or line 13

    Correct Answer
    B. Form D line 4 or line 5
    Explanation
    If the work involves on-track equipment that will disturb the track or catenary structure, the authorization to perform the work can be obtained from either Form D line 4 or line 5.

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  • 4. 

    If work on a track will not affect the track or catenary structure, what authorization is required?

    • A.

      Form D line 4 or 13

    • B.

      Form D line 5

    • C.

      The dispatcher may verbally authorize foul time

    • D.

      Form D line 13

    Correct Answer
    C. The dispatcher may verbally authorize foul time
    Explanation
    Foul Time may be issued to employees qualified on the operating rules and physical characteristics of the territory involved.

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  • 5. 

    A form D line 13 may be used in lieu or a Form D line 4 to delineate areas of track.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A form D line 13 may be used in lieu of a form D line 4 when the information will not physically fit on a line 4. The Form D line 13 must be formatted as though it was issued on a form D line 4

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  • 6. 

    Whenever a Form D line 4 or line 13 is issued to remove a track from service, the following procedures will apply. The dispatcher must not issue a Form D line 4 until. (Select all that apply)

    • A.

      An approach sign, stop sign and a resume speed sign is properly placed.

    • B.

      The affected track is clear of movements not part of the work group.

    • C.

      Blocking devices have been applied to the controls of switches

    • D.

      Controlled signals leading to the track are in stop position

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. The affected track is clear of movements not part of the work group.
    C. Blocking devices have been applied to the controls of switches
    D. Controlled signals leading to the track are in stop position
    Explanation
    The correct answer is: The affected track is clear of movements not part of the work group, Controlled signals leading to the track are in stop position, Blocking devices have been applied to the controls of switches.

    When a Form D line 4 or line 13 is issued to remove a track from service, certain procedures need to be followed. These include ensuring that the affected track is clear of any movements that are not part of the work group, ensuring that the controlled signals leading to the track are in the stop position, and applying blocking devices to the controls of switches. Additionally, it is important to properly place an approach sign, stop sign, and resume speed sign.

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  • 7. 

    When a Form D line 4 or 13 is displayed for movement leading to an out of service track, to enter the area a proceed signal is required.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Rule 134a states: Movements in the direction of the out of service track must be may be by Bulletin order or Form D line 4 or 13, the dispatcher must not display signals.

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  • 8. 

    A Form D must be issued to ______ for movement into an out of service track. (select all that apply)

    • A.

      The Conductor and Engineer

    • B.

      The employee requesting use of the track

    • C.

      The operators controlling the entrance to the track

    • D.

      The dispatcher

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. The employee requesting use of the track
    C. The operators controlling the entrance to the track
    Explanation
    A Form D must be issued to the employee requesting use of the track to ensure that they have permission and are aware of any potential hazards or restrictions. The operators controlling the entrance to the track also need to be issued a Form D so that they are aware of the movement and can coordinate with other operators. The Conductor and Engineer may also need to be issued a Form D depending on the specific circumstances, but it is not explicitly stated in the question. The dispatcher may be involved in the process, but it is not necessary for them to be issued a Form D.

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  • 9. 

    Each out of service limits must be defined by one of the physical features. (select all that apply)

    • A.

      A whole mile post

    • B.

      A fraction of a mile

    • C.

      A station or other physical characteristic location

    • D.

      A track barricade or flagman at a designated location

    • E.

      A diverging limits sign

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A whole mile post
    C. A station or other physical characteristic location
    D. A track barricade or flagman at a designated location
    Explanation
    The correct answer choices are A whole mile post, A station or other physical characteristic location, and a track barricade or flagman at a designated location. These physical features are used to define the out of service limits. A whole mile post is a specific marker on the track that indicates a particular location. A station or other physical characteristic location refers to any identifiable point along the track, such as a station or a specific landmark. A track barricade or flagman at a designated location is used to mark off a specific area that is out of service. These physical features help ensure safety and provide clear boundaries for maintenance or repairs.

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  • 10. 

    Select the rules that apply within the out of service limits

    • A.

      ABS

    • B.

      CSS

    • C.

      DCS

    • D.

      INTERLOCKING RULES

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. ABS
    Explanation
    The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is essential in braking systems. According to U.S. federal regulations and the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria, brakes must maintain a minimum efficiency of 43.5 percent. If the braking efficiency falls below this threshold, it indicates poor performance and necessitates immediate servicing to ensure adequate stopping power.

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  • 11. 

    Movements within the out of service limits must operate at:

    • A.

      Slow Speed

    • B.

      30 MPH

    • C.

      Restricted Speed

    • D.

      The employee in charge sets the speed

    Correct Answer
    C. Restricted Speed
    Explanation
    The employee in charge may authorize trains to operate at normal speed (not exceeding 30MPH when:In non-signaled DCS territory, the track used is clear and safe for the speed authorized, all affected switches secured in Normal position, all roadway workers are notified, permission given in the correct manor etc... See NORAC Page 53 rule 133 D.

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  • 12. 

    A train may not reverse direction within the out of service limits unless permission is granted from _______ and the movements must be made at ____________.

    • A.

      The dispatcher / restricted speed

    • B.

      The dispatcher / 30 MPH

    • C.

      The employee in charge / 30 MPH

    • D.

      The employee in charge / restricted speed

    Correct Answer
    D. The employee in charge / restricted speed
    Explanation
    When a train is out of service and needs to reverse direction, it must obtain permission from the employee in charge. Additionally, the movements must be made at restricted speed, which means the train must proceed at a speed that allows it to stop within half the range of vision and be able to stop before encountering any obstruction on the track. This ensures the safety of the train and any workers or equipment in the area.

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  • 13. 

    The person in charge of additional equipment has received permission from the employee in charge of the out of service limits. The employee in charge must show or read his copy of the Form D line 4 or 13 to the person in charge of the additional equipment unless has permission from the dispatcher.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The person in charge of the additional equipment need not see or read the Form D if it is published in the bulletin order.

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  • 14. 

    If movement TO the out-of-service limits will involve passing a stop signal the dispatcher will authorize movement according to rule 241.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If movement to the out-of-service limits requires passing a stop signal, the dispatcher will authorize the movement according to rule 241. This means that if there is a need to go beyond the out-of-service limits and a stop signal is present, the dispatcher will give permission for the movement to proceed. Therefore, the statement "True" is the correct answer.

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  • 15. 

    When a track is returned to service, the employee in charge of the out of service limits must notify the dispatcher or any restrictions AND he must ascertain that all trains and track cars are clear of the track.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When a track is returned to service, it is crucial for the employee responsible for the out of service limits to inform the dispatcher about any restrictions that may be in place. Additionally, they must ensure that all trains and track cars have been removed from the track to ensure safety. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 16. 

    In ABS territory, when a portion of track between interlocking's CP's or TBS's is removed from service movements must be made as follows. (select all that apply)

    • A.

      Movements in the direction of the OOS track must be notified my Bulletin Order

    • B.

      Movements in the direction of the OOS track must be notified by a Form D line 5 or 13

    • C.

      Movements in the direction of the OOS track must be notified by the Disptacher

    • D.

      Movements in the direction of the OOS track must be notified by a Form D line 4 or 13

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Movements in the direction of the OOS track must be notified my Bulletin Order
    D. Movements in the direction of the OOS track must be notified by a Form D line 4 or 13
    Explanation
    No movements must be made in the direction of the OOS track until the Form D line 4 or 13 has been delivered or they have verified that the Engineer is aware of the Bulletin Order item.

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  • 17. 

    Movements operating in the OOS portion of the track must not enter the In-service portion without permission of the Employee in Charge.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Movements operating in the OOS portion of the track must not enter the In-service portion without permission of the Dispatcher.

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  • 18. 

    Whenever a Form D line 5 is issued, the "Working Limits" refers to the area designated by Form D line 5 or Bulletin Order, which must be identified by ________. (select the correct answer)

    • A.

      The fouling point of the switch listed on the Form D line 5

    • B.

      Whole mile post or Station

    • C.

      The Approach sign and the Resume Working limits Sign

    • D.

      A whole mile post or other physical location

    Correct Answer
    D. A whole mile post or other physical location
    Explanation
    The "Working Limits" referred to in Form D line 5 or Bulletin Order must be identified by a whole mile post or other physical location. This means that the designated area for work is either marked by a specific mile post or by another physical reference point.

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  • 19. 

    A Form D line 5 must be issued to (select all that apply)

    • A.

      The employee requesting to obstruct the track.

    • B.

      Operators controlling switched within the working limits.

    • C.

      The train approaching the working limits.

    • D.

      Trains approaching the obstructed track.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The employee requesting to obstruct the track.
    B. Operators controlling switched within the working limits.
    D. Trains approaching the obstructed track.
    Explanation
    A Form D line 5 must be issued to the employee requesting to obstruct the track because they need to have permission and authorization to perform any work that obstructs the track. Operators controlling switches within the working limits also need to be issued a Form D line 5 because they need to have knowledge of any work being done in order to safely control the switches. Trains approaching the obstructed track also need to be issued a Form D line 5 so that they are aware of the work being done and can proceed with caution.

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