Centralized Traffic Control - Ctc Quiz - 39 Questions

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Centralized Traffic Control - Ctc Quiz - 39 Questions


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  • 1. 
    What is Centralized Traffic Control (CTC)?   Glossary
    • A. 

      A series of consecutive blocks governed by block signals, cab signals or both. The signals are activated by a train or by certain conditions that affect the block use.

    • B. 

      A block system that used block signal indications to authorize train movement.

    • C. 

      A method of operation in non-signaled territory where trains, men and equipment are authorized to occupy the main track in limits designated by the timetable.

  • 2. 
    In CTC territory and manual interlocking limits, when authorized to enter the track at a hand operated or spring switch, how is protection established to ensure there are no conflicting movements?   Rule 9.17.1
    • A. 

      A crew member or switch tender must operate the switch and wait 5 minutes at the switch to establish block signal protection.

    • B. 

      The control operator or dispatcher must verify that there are no conflicting movements before giving the authority.

    • C. 

      A track warrant will authorize main track use under the direction of the train dispatcher or as prescribed by Rule 6.13 (Yard Limits).

  • 3. 
    Today, you will be operating in CTC territory.  A Form C track bulletin has been issued to inform all trains that the block signals have been suspended between CPT 21 and CPT 32.  Unless specified by bulletin, when a suspended block signal system is in effect, how will trains comply with extinguished or illuminated block and interlocking signals?Rule 9.23
    • A. 

      Disregard them unless they are connected to track side warning detectors unless specified in track bulletins.

    • B. 

      Job briefing with foreman in charge.

    • C. 

      Will not comply

  • 4. 
    A new timetable will soon go into effect for your subdivision.  Notification by general order and track bulletin must be at least 24 hours before a new timetable goes into effect.  How long must the bulletin remain in effect?Rule 4.1.1 
    • A. 

      48 hours after the effective date.

    • B. 

      6 days after the effective date.

    • C. 

      7 days after the effective date.

  • 5. 
    At 06:45 hours, you pass a Distant Signal Clear.  What is the indication of a distant signal clear?   SSI 18
    • A. 

      Proceed

    • B. 

      Proceed prepared to stop before any part of train or engine passes the next signal or switch point indicator.

    • C. 

      Proceed prepared to advance on diverging route at next signal at prescribed speed through turnout.

  • 6. 
    True or False:As you approach the limits of CTC territory, you and the conductor both call out "Diverging Clear".   The authority required to enter the main track in CTC is by signal or verbal indication.   Rule 9.12.1 / 10.1
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    True or False:You must report delay to dispatcher when a controlled signal displays a proceed indication and movement cannot occur promptly.   Rule 9.5.5
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    You have made the set-out at Kraft industries and now ready to return to your train on the main track.  Your crew has kept the hand operated switch open, but there is an absolute signal (not a control point) governing movement that is displaying a red aspect.  How will you proceed?   Rule 10.1
    • A. 

      Your train may, after stopping, enter the block without contacting the control operator and return to the cars left on the main track.

    • B. 

      The control operator must authorize you past the STOP indication before entering the main track.

    • C. 

      After stopping, pull 100 feet beyond the signal, then wait 5 minutes before proceeding back to the cars on the main track.

  • 9. 
    You are now stopped at a signal displaying STOP outside interlocking limits in CTC territory.  How may you proceed past the signal?   Rule 9.12.1
    • A. 

      After stopping a crew member must contact the train dispatcher or control operator and obtain authority to pass the STOP indication.

    • B. 

      If the train dispatcher cannot be contacted, move 100 feet past the signal, wait 5 minutes, and then proceed at restricted speed.

    • C. 

      Both answers are correct.

  • 10. 
    How will a train be governed at a STOP indication that governs a manual interlocking?   Rule 9.12.2 / 10.3
    • A. 

      At a signal displaying a STOP indication, the crew will be governed by instructions in the release box.

    • B. 

      After stopping, if no conflicting movement is evident, a crew member must immediately contact the control operator to obtain authority pass the signal.

    • C. 

      A crew member must immediately contact the control operator unless the train is within track and time limits.

  • 11. 
    If a train overruns any block signal that requires it to stop, what three things must the crew do?   Rule 6.22 / 9.5
    • A. 

      Warn other trains at once by radio.

    • B. 

      STOP the train immediately.

    • C. 

      Report it to the train dispatcher.

    • D. 

      All the above answers are correct.

  • 12. 
    You have successfully stopped your train at CPT 12 and the conductor immediately contacts the dispatcher.  The dispatcher communicates that the dual control switch is not lined and locked for your movement.  What will be required?   Rule 9.13
    • A. 

      Movement may proceed when authorized only after a clear understanding is reached with all crew members specifying the control point, route, and switch(s) that must be operated by hand.

    • B. 

      The control operator may then authorize movement past the STOP indication and instruct the employee to operate the switch by hand.

    • C. 

      Both answers are correct.

  • 13. 
    What is a Dual Control Switch?   Glossary
    • A. 

      A switch with a spring mechanism that returns the switch points to the original position after they are trailed through.

    • B. 

      A power-operated switch, moveable point frog, or derail that can also be operated by hand.

    • C. 

      A switch identified by a "V" or a bowl painted yellow. When trailed through, the switch points remain lined in the position they were forced.

  • 14. 
    How could you determine if there is a moveable point frog at this location?   SSI11
    • A. 

      Timetables

    • B. 

      Look for green frogs.

    • C. 

      Both above are correct

  • 15. 
    True or False:After passing the STOP indication and taking the appropriate actions to line the switches for the intended route.  After at least one unit or car passes over the switch points restore back to power is when the switch machines should be restored to power?    Rule 9.13
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The conductor job briefs with you that the switches have been returned to power and you are now ready to proceed. You can see that your next governing signal about 1 mile ahead is Approach, how will you proceed?   Rule 9.11
    • A. 

      Proceed at restricted speed. The train must maintain this speed until the next signal is visible, that signal displays a proceed indication, and the track to that signal is clear.

    • B. 

      Proceed prepared to stop at the next signal until the next signal is visible and that signal displays a proceed indication.

    • C. 

      Proceed at restricted speed until the leading wheels have passed the next governing signal or the end of the block system.

  • 17. 
    After passing the Approach indication, you see a Clear signal ahead.  When may a train comply with the next governing signal?   Rule 9.8
    • A. 

      A signal may be complied with when its aspect can be clearly seen, and the signal governs the track where movement is occurring or will be made.

    • B. 

      A train may NOT comply with the next governing signal if operating on a signal or complying with a rule that requires movement at restricted speed.

    • C. 

      Both answers are correct

  • 18. 
    The dispatcher calls your train and asks if you can get your train stopped before passing CPT 21.  You have been moving your train at restricted speed and reply that you will let the dispatcher know when you are stopped.  What must a train do if a signal displaying proceed changes to an indication requiring a train to stop.  Rule 9.5.1 / 9.6
    • A. 

      Proceed at restricted speed and report the signal change to the dispatcher.

    • B. 

      Stop the train at once and report the signal change to the train dispatcher.

    • C. 

      The train must not exceed 40 MPH until it reaches a point where a crew member can report the defect to the train dispatcher.

  • 19. 
    The dispatcher calls and issues you Track and Time from CPT 28 to CPT 21 on the #1 main track.  To what point will the limits extend to at CPT 21?   Rule 10.3
    • A. 

      The limits extend to the signal governing movement over the switch at CPT 21.

    • B. 

      The limits extend only to the outer opposing signal at CPT 21.

    • C. 

      The limits extend to the crossover switches at CPT 21.

  • 20. 
    Where would the limits extend to IF the Track and Time authority includes "Switch Yes" at CPT 21? Rule 10.3 
    • A. 

      The limits extend to the signal governing movement over the switch at CPT 28.

    • B. 

      The limits extend only to the outer opposing signal at CPT 21.

    • C. 

      The limits extend to the outer opposing signal at CPT 28.

  • 21. 
    Yes or No:If Track and Time includes "Switch Yes", is it necessary to call the dispatcher for permission if you want to operate a dual control switch by hand?   Rule 9.13.1
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 22. 
    How will a train be governed at a signal displaying STOP when working with Track and Time authority?Rule 10.3
    • A. 

      After stopping, trains must be granted verbal authority to enter the limits at either end of the Track and Time authority.

    • B. 

      Except at an interlocking, verbal authority is not required after stopping within the limits or when entering the limits at any other location.

    • C. 

      Both answers are correct.

  • 23. 
    The dispatcher has issued you Joint Track and Time with Foreman Burkhart.  What must be done prior to entering the limits and how will movement be made?   Rule 10.3.3
    • A. 

      The limits must not be occupied until working limits are described and permission is received to enter the overlapping limits from the employee(s) listed on the authority.

    • B. 

      Movements must be made at restricted speed.

    • C. 

      Both answers are correct.

  • 24. 
    Yes or No:You could enter the limits of the joint Track and Time if Foreman Burkhart can not be reached is by calling the dispatcher and verifying if the joint-time is active?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 25. 
    IF Track and Time authority is not joint with others, how may train movements be made?   Rule 10.3
    • A. 

      Movements against the current of traffic: 49 MPH

    • B. 

      Movements may be made in either direction according to signal indication.

    • C. 

      Both answers are correct.

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