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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.

    Correct Answer
    B. A block system that used block signal indications to authorize train movement.
    Explanation
    Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) is a block system that relies on block signal indications to authorize train movement. This means that trains can only proceed when they receive the appropriate signal indication from the block signals. The signals are activated either by a train or by certain conditions that affect the use of the block. CTC ensures that train movement is controlled and authorized, providing a safe and efficient operation on the railway.

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  • 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).

    Correct Answer
    B. The control operator or dispatcher must verify that there are no conflicting movements before giving the authority.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the control operator or dispatcher must verify that there are no conflicting movements before giving the authority. This ensures that there are no other trains or conflicting movements on the track before a train is authorized to enter. This step is crucial to maintaining safety and preventing accidents in CTC territory and manual interlocking limits.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Disregard them unless they are connected to track side warning detectors unless specified in track bulletins.
    Explanation
    When a suspended block signal system is in effect, trains will disregard extinguished or illuminated block and interlocking signals unless they are connected to track side warning detectors, as stated in Rule 9.23. This means that trains will not rely on these signals for guidance unless specified otherwise in track bulletins. The answer correctly states this rule without explicitly mentioning it.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. 6 days after the effective date.
    Explanation
    According to Rule 4.1.1, a new timetable must be notified at least 24 hours before it goes into effect. Therefore, the bulletin must remain in effect for 6 days after the effective date to ensure that all concerned parties have been notified and have had sufficient time to adjust their schedules accordingly.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Proceed
    Explanation
    The indication of a distant signal clear is to proceed, but be prepared to stop before any part of the train or engine passes the next signal or switch point indicator. This means that the train can continue moving, but the driver should be ready to stop if necessary.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    As you approach the limits of CTC territory, both the train operator and the conductor must call out "Diverging Clear". This is true according to Rule 9.12.1 / 10.1. Additionally, the authority to enter the main track in CTC can be given either by a signal or by verbal indication. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to Rule 9.5.5, it is necessary to report any delay to the dispatcher when a controlled signal displays a proceed indication but movement cannot occur promptly. This means that if there is any obstacle or issue preventing the train from moving forward despite the signal indicating that it is safe to do so, the delay must be reported to the dispatcher. Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Your train may, after stopping, enter the block without contacting the control operator and return to the cars left on the main track.
    Explanation
    After stopping, the train can enter the block without contacting the control operator and return to the cars left on the main track. The fact that there is an absolute signal displaying a red aspect does not prevent the train from proceeding as long as it has stopped before entering the block. The train does not need authorization from the control operator to proceed in this situation.

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  • 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.

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

    Correct Answer
    B. After stopping, if no conflicting movement is evident, a crew member must immediately contact the control operator to obtain authority pass the signal.
    Explanation
    According to Rule 9.12.2 / 10.3, when a train is at a STOP indication that governs a manual interlocking, the crew must immediately contact the control operator to obtain authority to pass the signal. This is done after the train has come to a stop and there are no conflicting movements that can be observed. The crew member must ensure that they have obtained the necessary permission before proceeding past the signal.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above answers are correct.
    Explanation
    The question asks about the actions that the crew of a train must take if they overrun a block signal that requires them to stop. According to Rule 6.22 / 9.5, the crew must do three things: warn other trains at once by radio, stop the train immediately, and report it to the train dispatcher. The correct answer states that all of these answers are correct, indicating that all three actions are necessary in this situation.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.

    Correct Answer
    B. A power-operated switch, moveable point frog, or derail that can also be operated by hand.
    Explanation
    A Dual Control Switch is a type of switch that can be operated both by power and by hand. It can be controlled either through a power mechanism or manually. This allows for flexibility in operating the switch, as it can be operated using power when available or manually when necessary.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Timetables
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Timetables." This is because the question is asking how to determine if there is a moveable point frog at a certain location. The answer "Timetables" suggests that one should look at the timetables to see if there is a moveable point frog at that location. On the other hand, the answer "Look for green frogs" does not provide any information about how to determine if there is a moveable point frog. Therefore, the correct answer is "Timetables."

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to Rule 9.13, after passing the STOP indication and aligning the switches for the intended route, the switch machines should be restored to power after at least one unit or car passes over the switch points. Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Proceed at restricted speed until the leading wheels have passed the next governing signal or the end of the block system.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to proceed at restricted speed until the leading wheels have passed the next governing signal or the end of the block system. This means that the train should maintain a slow speed and be prepared to stop if necessary until it has passed the next signal or reached the end of the block system. This ensures safety and allows the train to respond to any potential hazards or signals ahead.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Both answers are correct
    Explanation
    Both answers are correct. According to Rule 9.8, a train may comply with the next governing signal when its aspect can be clearly seen and the signal governs the track where movement is occurring or will be made. However, a train may not comply with the next governing signal if it is operating on a signal or complying with a rule that requires movement at restricted speed. Therefore, both statements correctly explain the conditions under which a train may or may not comply with the next governing signal.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Stop the train at once and report the signal change to the train dispatcher.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Stop the train at once and report the signal change to the train dispatcher." This is because when a signal displaying proceed changes to an indication requiring a train to stop, the train must come to a stop immediately and inform the train dispatcher about the signal change. This ensures the safety of the train and allows the dispatcher to take appropriate actions.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. The limits extend to the signal governing movement over the switch at CPT 21.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the limits extend to the signal governing movement over the switch at CPT 21. This means that the dispatcher is authorizing the movement of the train from CPT 28 to CPT 21 on the #1 main track, and the limits of this authorization extend up to the signal that controls the movement over the switch at CPT 21. This signal governs the safe movement of trains over the switch, ensuring that they can proceed safely onto the designated track.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. The limits extend only to the outer opposing signal at CPT 21.
    Explanation
    If the Track and Time authority includes "Switch Yes" at CPT 21, the limits would extend only to the outer opposing signal at CPT 21. This means that the authorized movement would be limited to the area between the starting point (CPT 21) and the outer opposing signal at CPT 21. The switch at CPT 28 would not be included in the authorized limits.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    According to Rule 9.13.1, if Track and Time includes "Switch Yes", it is necessary to call the dispatcher for permission if you want to operate a dual control switch by hand. This means that even if the switch is set to "Switch Yes", you still need to seek permission from the dispatcher before manually operating the switch. Therefore, the correct answer is Yes.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Both answers are correct.
    Explanation
    Prior to entering the limits, it is necessary to ensure that the working limits are described and permission is received from the employee(s) listed on the authority. This ensures that the limits are not occupied by other personnel. Additionally, movements within the limits must be made at restricted speed to ensure safety. Both of these statements are correct and important for following Rule 10.3.3.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Yes because if Foreman Burkhart cannot be reached, one could still enter the limits of the joint track and time by calling the dispatcher and verifying if the joint-time is active. This implies that there is a way to obtain the necessary information and proceed with entering the limits even without direct communication with Foreman Burkhart.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Movements may be made in either direction according to signal indication.
    Explanation
    According to Rule 10.3, if Track and Time authority is not joint with others, train movements may be made in either direction according to signal indication. This means that trains can move in the direction that the signals indicate, regardless of whether it is with or against the current of traffic. Therefore, both answers are correct.

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  • 26. 

    How will a train pass a signal that displays Restricted Proceed within the limits of Track and Time?   Rule SSI 9.2.14 / 10.3

    • A.

      Proceed at restricted speed.

    • B.

      Stop before any part of train or engine passes the signal. Obtain authority from the dispatcher to pass the signal and proceed at restricted speed.

    • C.

      Proceed prepared to pass next signal at restricted speed, but not exceeding 15 MPH.

    Correct Answer
    A. Proceed at restricted speed.
    Explanation
    The train will pass a signal that displays Restricted Proceed within the limits of Track and Time by proceeding at restricted speed. This means that the train will continue moving, but at a reduced speed. The train must also stop before any part of the train or engine passes the signal. Additionally, the train must obtain authority from the dispatcher to pass the signal and proceed at restricted speed. The train should be prepared to pass the next signal at restricted speed, but not exceeding 15 MPH.

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  • 27. 

    While moving through the limits of joint track and time, you encounter a switch that has been left open, is this acceptable by current operating rules?   Rule 8.3

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    According to Rule 8.3, it is acceptable for a switch to be left open while moving through the limits of joint track and time.

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  • 28. 

    If more than one Track and Time has been issued, All crew members and equipment need to be verbally released in the clear before reporting clear of the limits?   Rule 10.3

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to Rule 10.3, if more than one Track and Time has been issued, all crew members and equipment need to be verbally released in the clear before reporting clear of the limits. This means that even if a crew member or equipment has completed their assigned task and is physically clear of the limits, they still need to receive verbal confirmation before they can officially report clear. This ensures that all crew members and equipment are accounted for and safely released from their duties before leaving the area. Therefore, the answer is true.

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  • 29. 

    What must be done when releasing Track and Time authority?   Rule 10.3 / 6.11

    • A.

      Employees must state their name or other identification, and the limits being released, including number if applicable.

    • B.

      Indicate "VOID" on the mandatory directive and retain for the continuous tour of duty.

    • C.

      Both answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    C. Both answers are correct.
    Explanation
    When releasing Track and Time authority, employees must state their name or other identification, as well as the limits being released, including the number if applicable. They should also indicate "VOID" on the mandatory directive and retain it for the continuous tour of duty. Both of these actions are necessary to ensure proper communication and documentation when transferring authority.

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  • 30. 

    The dispatcher wants to know if you can clear the main track at a hand operated switch that is NOT equipped with an electric lock.  Under which of the following circumstances may you do this?   Rule 10.2

    • A.

      If the main track at the location of this switch has a maximum authorized speed that does not exceed 49 MPH.

    • B.

      Where a signal governs movement to the main track.

    • C.

      Only if the switch is within Yard Limits.

    Correct Answer
    B. Where a signal governs movement to the main track.
    Explanation
    According to Rule 10.2, you can clear the main track at a hand operated switch that is NOT equipped with an electric lock when a signal governs movement to the main track. This means that if there is a signal indicating that it is safe to proceed onto the main track, you can clear the switch without the need for an electric lock. The other options mentioned in the question, such as the maximum authorized speed and the switch being within Yard Limits, are not relevant in this context.

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  • 31. 

    What is an Electric Switch Lock?   Glossary

    • A.

      An electrically controlled lock that restricts the use of a hand-operated switch.

    • B.

      A lock that is fixed to a location permanently that indicates a condition affecting train movement.

    • C.

      To ensure equipment is positioned safe for a person riding the side of equipment to pass equipment on an adjacent track.

    Correct Answer
    A. An electrically controlled lock that restricts the use of a hand-operated switch.
    Explanation
    An electric switch lock is a type of lock that is controlled by electricity and is used to restrict the use of a hand-operated switch. This lock ensures that the switch can only be operated by authorized personnel and prevents unauthorized access or tampering. It adds an extra layer of security and control to the switch, ensuring that it is used correctly and safely.

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  • 32. 

    To enter a main track in CTC or interlocking limits, an employee must not open the case door of an electrically locked switch or derail unless ____________.    Rule 9.18

    • A.

      The train has received verbal authority from the control operator.

    • B.

      Received Track and Time authority.

    • C.

      Both answers are correct.

    Correct Answer
    C. Both answers are correct.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is both answers are correct. This means that in order to enter a main track in CTC or interlocking limits, an employee must not open the case door of an electrically locked switch or derail unless they have received verbal authority from the control operator or have received Track and Time authority. Both of these conditions must be met in order for the employee to proceed.

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  • 33. 

    When entering CTC, if there is no block signal governing movement when entering the main track, how must you proceed to the next governing signal?   Rule 9.10

    • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Proceed at restricted speed until the leading wheels have passed the next governing signal or the end of the block system.
    Explanation
    When entering CTC without a block signal governing movement, Rule 9.10 states that the train must proceed at restricted speed. This means that the train must maintain a speed that allows it to stop within half the range of vision, be able to stop short of any obstruction, and be able to take any necessary action to avoid an accident. The train must continue at this restricted speed until the leading wheels have passed the next governing signal or until the end of the block system.

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  • 34. 

    A train has stopped to make a 12 car-set-out.  After shoving west, the conductor instructs you to pull the train east.  Your engines have not cleared the switch; will it be necessary to call the dispatcher?   Rule 6.4.2 

    • A.

      A crew member must inspect signals on the opposing track to ensure that a STOP indication is displayed. The train may move only on the crew member's signal.

    • B.

      If at least one car length remains between the outer opposing signals, a change of direction may be made without further authority.

    • C.

      The train must receive permission from the control operator before changing directions.

    Correct Answer
    C. The train must receive permission from the control operator before changing directions.
    Explanation
    If the engines have not cleared the switch, it means that the train has not fully completed the process of changing directions. According to Rule 6.4.2, the train must receive permission from the control operator before changing directions. Therefore, it would be necessary to call the dispatcher to obtain the required permission before proceeding with the change of direction.

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  • 35. 

    True or False:A train is dumping ballast in CTC territory, (track and Time has not been granted).  After notifying the dispatcher the work is complete, he authorizes them to shove the train back to the next siding.   Rule 6.5 / 9.10 
    • The speed the train would be required to move in area "A" below is R.S.
    • The speed in area "B" is 20 MPH.​ 
     

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer "True" is correct because according to Rule 6.5 / 9.10, the train is authorized to move back to the next siding after completing the work and notifying the dispatcher. The speed in area "A" is R.S., which means it should follow the restricted speed limit, and the speed in area "B" is 20 MPH. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 36. 

    Your train has passed a Yellow flag and upon review of your track bulletins, you have no information for a temporary speed restriction at this location.  Your conductor contacts the dispatcher who replies that there is nothing in effect at that location, how will you proceed?  Rule 5.4.2 ??? 

    • A.

      Once the train is 2 miles beyond the yellow flag, continue moving at restricted speed.

    • B.

      Once the train is 2 miles beyond the yellow flag, continue moving at 10 MPH.

    • C.

      After contacting the dispatcher who has verified that no restriction is in effect at this location, train may proceed at maximum train speed.

    Correct Answer
    B. Once the train is 2 miles beyond the yellow flag, continue moving at 10 MPH.
    Explanation
    After contacting the dispatcher and confirming that there is no temporary speed restriction in effect at the location, the train should proceed at a speed of 10 MPH once it is 2 miles beyond the yellow flag. This is in accordance with Rule 5.4.2, which states that when no temporary speed restriction is in effect, trains should continue moving at restricted speed until 2 miles beyond the location where the restriction was supposed to be.

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  • 37. 

    In regards to the previous question, your speed has reduced below 10 MPH, how must the train proceed?   Rule 9.9

    • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Proceed prepared to stop at the next signal until the next signal is visible and that signal displays a proceed indication.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Proceed prepared to stop at the next signal until the next signal is visible and that signal displays a proceed indication." This means that the train should be ready to come to a stop at the next signal, and can only proceed when the signal is visible and shows a proceed indication. This ensures that the train can safely continue its journey without any obstructions or hazards ahead.

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  • 38. 

    This dispatcher would like for you to pick-up the unit in the siding at Glen and add it to your train.  The dispatcher has given you verbal authority to enter the control point and to place the dual control switch in "hand" to make this movement.  How will this switching move be made?   Rule 9.13 

    • A.

      Crew will comply with Rule 9.13.1 (Hand Operation of Dual Control Switches), but not return the switch to power until final movement has been made over the switch.

    • B.

      Crew must notify the control operator when switch has been returned to power. Further movements must be made by signal indication or as authorized by the control operator.

    • C.

      Both answers are correct

    Correct Answer
    C. Both answers are correct
    Explanation
    The crew will comply with Rule 9.13.1 by hand operating the dual control switch and not returning it to power until the final movement over the switch has been made. They must also notify the control operator when the switch has been returned to power. Further movements should be made based on signal indication or as authorized by the control operator.

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  • 39. 

    To make the return movement, it will be necessary to shove past an absolute signal displaying STOP outside of interlocking limits.  Would it be necessary to contact the dispatcher since equipment has been left on the main track in CTC?    Rule 6.4.1 / 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.

      Permission for a reverse movement will not be required since movement is within the same signaled block.

    • C.

      Movement may proceed at restricted speed to permit an engine, with or without cars, to couple to its train or to a standing cut of cars, if the track between the engine and cars is clear.

    Correct Answer
    A. After stopping a crew member must contact the train dispatcher or control operator and obtain authority to pass the STOP indication.
    Explanation
    According to Rule 6.4.1 / 9.12.1, when a crew member encounters a STOP indication outside of interlocking limits, they must contact the train dispatcher or control operator and obtain authority to pass the STOP indication. This is necessary because equipment has been left on the main track in CTC. Permission for a reverse movement within the same signaled block is not required, but contacting the dispatcher is necessary in this situation. The given answer accurately reflects this requirement.

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