# Gcor Railroad Signals Quiz - 41 Questions

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• 1.

### What color of flag will be displayed in advance of the speed restrictions shown on track bulletin No. 10885, line 1?   Rule 5.4.2

• A.

Yellow

• B.

Red

• C.

Green

A. Yellow
Explanation
The correct answer is Yellow. According to Rule 5.4.2, a yellow flag is displayed in advance of speed restrictions shown on track bulletin No. 10885, line 1.

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• 2.

### To warn trains of temporary speed restrictions, how far in advance will yellow flags be located?  Rule 5.4.2

• A.

2500 feet

• B.

2 miles

• C.

4 miles

B. 2 miles
Explanation
Yellow flags will be located 2 miles in advance to warn trains of temporary speed restrictions, according to Rule 5.4.2.

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• 3.

### On line No. 1 of form A track Bulletin No. 10885, the restriction applies to the Main track? True or False ?  Rule 5.4.1

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The correct answer is "True" because according to Rule 5.4.1, the restriction mentioned on line No. 1 of form A track Bulletin No. 10885 applies to the Main track.

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• 4.

### When may speed be increased for each of the restrictions on Track Bulletin No. 10885?   Rule 5.4.2

• A.

When the rear of the train has reached a point two miles from the end of the restriction.

• B.

When the leading wheels have reached a point 4 miles beyond the yellow flag.

• C.

When rear of train has cleared the limits of the restriction.

C. When rear of train has cleared the limits of the restriction.
Explanation
The correct answer is "When rear of train has cleared the limits of the restriction." This means that the speed can be increased once the entire train has passed the restricted area and is no longer within its limits. This ensures that the train has completely moved away from any potential hazards or obstacles associated with the restriction before increasing its speed.

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• 5.

### What color of flag will be displayed at the end of the restriction on Track Bulletin No. 10885, line No. 1?  Rule 5.4.5

• A.

Yellow

• B.

Red

• C.

Green

C. Green
Explanation
The color of the flag that will be displayed at the end of the restriction on Track Bulletin No. 10885, line No. 1 is green.

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• 6.

### On Track Bulletin No. 10885 line No. 2, under the column headed "FLAG", what does the word "NOT" indicate, and at what time does the restriction end?   Rule 5.4.1 / 15.0

• A.

Flags not displayed

• B.

Tomorrow at 1500

• C.

Explanation
The question asks about the meaning of the word "NOT" in the "FLAG" column and the time when the restriction ends. The correct answer states that both answers are correct. This means that the word "NOT" indicates that there are no flags displayed on Track Bulletin No. 10885 Line No. 2, and the restriction ends tomorrow at 1500.

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• 7.

### How will this affect Track Bulletin No. 10885?   Rule 15.13

• A.

Show void line #1

• B.

Max speed

• C.

Explanation
This question is asking about the impact on Track Bulletin No. 10885 and Rule 15.13. The correct answer is that both answers are correct. However, without knowing the specific content of the answers or the context of Track Bulletin No. 10885 and Rule 15.13, it is not possible to provide a detailed explanation.

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• 8.

### True or False:  The purpose of Form B Track Bulletin No. 10887 is to protect men or equipment on the track.Rule 15.2

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Form B Track Bulletin No. 10887 is designed to ensure the safety of both men and equipment on the track. This bulletin serves as a notification to track workers and equipment operators about specific conditions or hazards that may pose a risk to their safety. By following the instructions and guidelines outlined in this bulletin, workers and equipment operators can take appropriate measures to protect themselves and prevent accidents or injuries. Therefore, the statement that the purpose of Form B Track Bulletin No. 10887 is to protect men or equipment on the track is true.

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• 9.

### True or False: When a rule refers to a "Foreman", it is referring to the employee in charge of work?  Glossary

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The statement is true because in a work context, a "Foreman" typically refers to the employee who is in charge of overseeing and managing the work. They are responsible for supervising the workers, ensuring that tasks are completed efficiently, and maintaining overall productivity. Therefore, when a rule mentions a "Foreman," it is indeed referring to the employee in charge of work.

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• 10.

### When a track bulletin Form B is in effect, who must attempt to contact the employee in charge to avoid delay and report the train's location and track being used?  Rule 1.47.1 / 15.2

• A.

The dispatcher

• B.

Engineer operating the train

• C.

Conductor or crew member not operating the train

C. Conductor or crew member not operating the train
Explanation
When a track bulletin Form B is in effect, the conductor or crew member not operating the train must attempt to contact the employee in charge to avoid delay and report the train's location and track being used. This is stated in Rule 1.47.1 / 15.2. The conductor or crew member not operating the train is responsible for communication and coordination with the employee in charge to ensure smooth operations and prevent any delays or issues on the track.

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• 11.

• A.

748

• B.

749.5

• C.

150

B. 749.5
• 12.

### What color of flag should be placed in advance of the restricted area on Bulletin No. 10887, line 1? Rule 5.4.3

• A.

Yellow

• B.

Red

• C.

Yellow-Red

C. Yellow-Red
Explanation
According to Rule 5.4.3, a yellow-red flag should be placed in advance of the restricted area on Bulletin No. 10887, line 1.

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• 13.

### In regards to the previous question, how far in advance should the warning flag be placed?

• A.

1 Mile

• B.

2 Miles

• C.

3 Miles

B. 2 Miles
Explanation
The warning flag should be placed 2 miles in advance. This distance allows drivers to have enough time to prepare for any upcoming hazards or changes on the road. Placing the flag too close to the hazard may not give drivers enough time to react and adjust their driving accordingly. Similarly, placing the flag too far in advance may cause drivers to lose focus and become complacent. Therefore, 2 miles is the optimal distance for placing the warning flag.

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• 14.

### If unable to contact Foreman Adams, how will you proceed?   Rule 5.4.7

• A.

Stop at the Red flag

• B.

Do NOT proceed unless the employee in charge gives instructions or communication is given by the dispatcher.

• C.

Explanation
Both answers are correct because Rule 5.4.7 states that if unable to contact Foreman Adams, the worker should not proceed unless instructed by the employee in charge or if communication is given by the dispatcher. Therefore, the worker should stop at the red flag and wait for further instructions or communication before proceeding.

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• 15.

### The conductor has contacted Foreman Adams, and he transmits the following instructions:"This is Foreman Adams Gang No. 6036 using Track Bulletin No. 10887 Line No. 1 between MP 782.9 and MP 782.  UP 4342 East may pass the red flag at MP 782.9 without stopping at Restricted Speed over." The conductor repeats the instructions to Foreman Adams and he acknowledges the repeat is correct.  How would you proceed through the limits and when may train speed be resumed?   ( LSD)  Rules 6.27 / 15.2

• A.

At restricted speed .

• B.

Until leading wheels reach the end of the Form "B" MP 782.

• C.

Explanation
The given correct answer states that both answers are correct. This means that both proceeding at restricted speed and resuming train speed until the leading wheels reach the end of the Form "B" MP 782 are valid actions. Therefore, the conductor can choose either option to proceed through the limits and resume train speed based on their judgment and the specific conditions of the situation.

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• 16.

### True or False:  The required whistle signal when men or equipment are near the track is  — o   o o ?  ** Rule 5.8.2 **

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
According to Rule 5.8.2, the required whistle signal when men or equipment are near the track is "-- o o ?". Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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• 17.

### Except in switching movements, when a train or engine is approaching or passing on a main track, employees must not go nearer than _______ feet to any main track switch.  ** Rule 8.7 **

• A.

20

• B.

100

• C.

150

A. 20
Explanation
When a train or engine is approaching or passing on a main track, employees must not go nearer than 20 feet to any main track switch. This is stated in Rule 8.7.

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• 18.

### You have passed a yellow flag that is not specified in writing.  How will you handle the train you are operating, and when may train speed be resumed?  Rule 5.4.2

• A.

Once the train is 2 miles beyond the yellow flag; 1) Continue moving the train; But at a speed NOT exceeding 10 MPH.

• B.

2) Resume speed only after the rear of train has: A) Passed a green flag or

• C.

B) Travel 4 miles beyond the yellow flag and the train dispatcher has verified no track Bulletin or track Warrant is in effect specify a temporary speed restriction at that location.

• D.

All of the above are correct.

D. All of the above are correct.
Explanation
The explanation for the given correct answer is that all of the options mentioned are correct according to Rule 5.4.2. Once the train is 2 miles beyond the yellow flag, the train should continue moving, but at a speed not exceeding 10 MPH. The train can resume its normal speed only after the rear of the train has passed a green flag or has traveled 4 miles beyond the yellow flag, and the train dispatcher has confirmed that no track Bulletin or track Warrant specifies a temporary speed restriction at that location.

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• 19.

### At 13:45 hours, the conductor calls out, "Yellow/red flag-Cab Red Zone" at MP 753.  The Form B ended at 13:30 hours.  How will you handle your train?   Rule 5.4.3

• A.

Prepare to stop

• B.

Yellow-red flag is allowed 1 hr. before and 1 hr. after the specific time

• C.

Call dispatcher

• D.

All of the above are correct

D. All of the above are correct
Explanation
According to Rule 5.4.3, when the conductor calls out "Yellow/red flag-Cab Red Zone" at MP 753, the train should prepare to stop. Additionally, the yellow-red flag is allowed 1 hour before and 1 hour after the specific time, so it is within the allowed time frame. Since all of the above options are correct, the train should also call the dispatcher for further instructions.

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• 20.

### In regards to the previous question, if no red flag is displayed, how may the train proceed, and when may train speed be resumed?   ** Rule 5.4.3 B **

• A.

Move at restricted speed

• B.

• C.

Loading wheels are 4 miles beyond the yellow-red flag and the train dispatcher has verified no bulletins are in effect

• D.

All of the above are correct

D. All of the above are correct
• 21.

### On subdivisions where the maximum speed does not exceed 40 MPH, and it is authorized by special instructions, yellow flags may be displayed without the use of track bulletins, or flagmen.  Where does the protection begin and end in this situation?   ** Rule 5.4.4 **

• A.

2 miles beyond flag drop to 10 MPH

• B.

4 miles pass yellow board or pass a green board

• C.

• 22.

### A train traveling at restricted speed encounters a red light.  How must the train proceed?  Rule 5.3.4

• A.

Stop with good train handling unless informed by the EIC before passing the Red light.

• B.

Call the dispatcher

• C.

Have a job briefing

A. Stop with good train handling unless informed by the EIC before passing the Red light.
Explanation
The correct answer is to stop with good train handling unless informed by the EIC before passing the red light. This means that the train should come to a complete stop and wait for further instructions from the EIC (Engineer in Charge) before proceeding past the red light. This ensures safety and adherence to the rules and regulations governing train operations. Calling the dispatcher and having a job briefing may be necessary in certain situations, but the immediate action required when encountering a red light is to stop and wait for instructions from the EIC.

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• 23.

### True or False:  A train traveling at maximum authorized speed sees an employee waving an object violently on or near the track.  You should STOP , using good train handling.   Rule 5.4.7 / 5.8.2

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
If a train traveling at maximum authorized speed sees an employee waving an object violently on or near the track, it should stop using good train handling. This is in accordance with Rule 5.4.7 / 5.8.2, which likely states that in such a situation, it is necessary for the train to come to a halt to ensure the safety of the employees and prevent any potential accidents or hazards.

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• 24.

### Your train has just passed a permanent speed sign for 10 MPH.  How far in advance is an arrow-shaped permanent speed sign placed ahead of a restriction?   ** Rule 5.5 **

• A.

1,500 feet

• B.

2,500 feet

• C.

B. 2,500 feet
Explanation
An arrow-shaped permanent speed sign is placed 2,500 feet ahead of a restriction. This means that when a train passes a permanent speed sign indicating a speed restriction of 10 MPH, it should be prepared to slow down or stop within the next 2,500 feet. The arrow-shaped sign serves as an advance warning for the restriction ahead, giving the train operator enough time to adjust their speed accordingly.

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• 25.

### True or False:  While moving at 10 mph your train passes an arrow=shaped speed sign showing 30 mph. The speed may be increased to 30 mph when the rear of the train clears the permanent 30 mph marker?  Rule 5.5 / 6.31.1

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
According to Rule 5.5 / 6.31.1, a train may increase its speed to the speed indicated on a speed sign after the rear of the train has passed the sign. In this case, the train is moving at 10 mph and passes a speed sign showing 30 mph. Therefore, the speed may be increased to 30 mph when the rear of the train clears the permanent 30 mph marker. Thus, the answer is True.

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• 26.

### While operating on the main track at 50 mph, your train encounters an unattended burning fusee on the field side of the track.  What are you required to do?   Rule 5.6

• A.

Stop consist with good train handling

• B.

After stopping, train must proceed at restricted speed for 1 mile beyond fusee till head end clears.

• C.

Explanation
The correct answer is that both answers are correct. According to Rule 5.6, when a train encounters an unattended burning fusee on the field side of the track, the train must come to a stop with good train handling. After stopping, the train must proceed at restricted speed for 1 mile beyond the fusee until the head end clears. This ensures the safety of the train and prevents any potential accidents or damage caused by the burning fusee.

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• 27.

### True or False:  In regards to the previous question, if the fusee was placed beyond the first rail of an adjacent track "NO" action would be taken because the fusee is on the adjacent track and it does NOT apply to the track on which your train is on.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
If the fusee is placed beyond the first rail of an adjacent track, no action would be taken because the fusee is on the adjacent track and it does not apply to the track on which the train is on. This means that the statement is true.

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• 28.

### What signal(s) must be provided before moving?   Rule 5.8.1 / 5.8.2

• A.

Ring the bell

• B.

Toot Toot the horn

• C.

Beep Beep the whistle

A. Ring the bell
Explanation
According to Rule 5.8.1/5.8.2, the signal that must be provided before moving is to ring the bell.

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• 29.

### When must the whistle be sounded when approaching a public crossing at less than 45 MPH?   Rule 5.8.2

• A.

Start signal at least 15 seconds, but not more than 20 seconds before entering the crossing.

• B.

No more than 1/4 mile to crossing.

• C.

Explanation
The correct answer is that both answers are correct. According to Rule 5.8.2, when approaching a public crossing at less than 45 MPH, the whistle must be sounded by starting the signal at least 15 seconds, but not more than 20 seconds before entering the crossing. Additionally, the whistle must not be sounded when the train is no more than 1/4 mile to the crossing. Both of these conditions must be met in order to comply with the rule.

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• 30.

### The train you are operating is approaching a public crossing that is blocked by a train on the adjacent track.  Are you relieved of ringing the bell and blowing the horn for the crossing?  Rule 5.8.1 / 5.8.2

• A.

No

• B.

Yes

A. No
Explanation
According to Rule 5.8.1/5.8.2, the train operator is not relieved of ringing the bell and blowing the horn for the crossing, even if the crossing is blocked by a train on the adjacent track. Therefore, the correct answer is "No."

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• 31.

### How should you position the headlight when approaching an opposing train on the adjacent track at night? Rule 5.9.1

• A.

• B.

• C.

Explanation
When approaching an opposing train on the adjacent track at night, it is important to position the headlight on dim. This is because having the headlight on bright can blind the train operator of the opposing train and potentially cause a dangerous situation. By using the headlight on dim, visibility is maintained without compromising the safety of the other train operator.

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• 32.

### Considering the previous question, how would you position the headlight if you are approaching a public crossing at grade?   Rule 5.9.1

• A.

• B.

• C.

Explanation
According to Rule 5.9.1, when approaching a public crossing at grade, the headlights should be on bright. This is important to ensure visibility and alert other road users, especially during low light conditions or when there may be pedestrians or vehicles crossing the road. Having the headlights on bright helps to increase visibility and reduce the risk of accidents at the crossing.

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• 33.

### How should you position the headlight when stopped on the main track waiting for an approaching train? Rule 5.9.1

• A.

Dim or turn off at the radio request of the crew of any approaching train until the head-end of the train passes.

• B.

Blind the approaching train

• C.

A. Dim or turn off at the radio request of the crew of any approaching train until the head-end of the train passes.
• 34.

### How should you position the headlight when stopped clear of the main track waiting for an approaching train?  Rule 5.9.2

• A.

• B.

• C.

Explanation
When stopped clear of the main track and waiting for an approaching train, the headlight should be turned off. This is because having the headlight on could potentially confuse the approaching train's crew, making it difficult for them to determine the position and movement of the stopped train. By turning off the headlight, the stopped train is clearly indicating its stationary position, allowing the approaching train to safely pass without any confusion or misinterpretation.

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• 35.

### How may a train proceed if no units in your consist are equipped with ditch lights?   ** Rule 5.9.5 **

• A.

Do not exceed 20 MPH over public crossings until occupied.

• B.

The leading engine is equipped with an oscillating white headlight, turn the light on when the engine is moving.

A. Do not exceed 20 MPH over public crossings until occupied.
Explanation
If none of the units in the train consist have ditch lights, the train should not exceed 20 MPH when crossing public crossings until the crossing is occupied. Additionally, the leading engine should have its oscillating white headlight turned on when the engine is in motion.

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• 36.

### When is a highly visible marker required and how may a train proceed if the highly visible marker becomes inoperative in route?   Rule 5.10.1 / 5.10.2

• A.

1 hr before sunset and 1 hr before sunrise.

• B.

Restricted visibility to less than 1/2 mile.

• C.

Notify dispatcher and move train to next location to be repaired.

• D.

All of the above

D. All of the above
Explanation
A highly visible marker is required when there is restricted visibility to less than 1/2 mile, as stated in Rule 5.10.1. Additionally, it is also required 1 hour before sunset and 1 hour before sunrise, as stated in Rule 5.10.2. If the highly visible marker becomes inoperative in route, the train should notify the dispatcher and move to the next location to be repaired, as indicated by the last option "Notify dispatcher and move train to next location to be repaired." Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as it encompasses all the situations in which a highly visible marker is required and the appropriate action to take if it becomes inoperative.

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• 37.

### When a crew encounters a warning signal that reads "Occupied Camp Car" what action is required? Rule 5.12 C

• A.

Do not couple or move.

• B.

Rolling equipment must not pass warning signal.

• C.

Rolling equipment must not be placed on the same track in a manner that would block or reduce the crews view of the warning signal.

• D.

All of the above are correct

D. All of the above are correct
Explanation
The correct answer is "All of the above are correct." This means that when a crew encounters a warning signal that reads "Occupied Camp Car," they must not couple or move, rolling equipment must not pass the warning signal, and rolling equipment must not be placed on the same track in a way that obstructs the crew's view of the warning signal.

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• 38.

### True or False:  When a blue signal is removed from the entrance of an engine servicing facility to allow movement into a track, the movement must be made at 5 mph with bell on, not coupling to anything, and stopping half the range of vision.Rule 5.13 F / SSI 2

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
When a blue signal is removed from the entrance of an engine servicing facility to allow movement into a track, the movement must be made at 5 mph with bell on, not coupling to anything, and stopping half the range of vision. This is stated in Rule 5.13 F / SSI 2. Therefore, the statement "True" is the correct answer.

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• 39.

### True or False:  A blue signal signifies that workmen are on, under, or between rolling equipment in a given track. ONLY the employee of the craft that placed it can remove the blue flag when a train crew requires access to that track.    Rule  5.13 A

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
A blue signal is used to indicate that workmen are present on, under, or between rolling equipment in a specific track. According to Rule 5.13 A, only the employee of the craft that placed the blue flag is authorized to remove it when a train crew needs access to that track. Therefore, the statement is true.

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• 40.

### While passing through the limits of a form B Track Bulletin, you pass a green flag.  You have not passed a Yellow flag and a form A Track bulletin is not in effect.  How would you respond to the green flag?   Rule 5.15

• A.

Regard the signal as displaying the most restrictive indication it can give.

• B.

Promptly report improperly displayed signals or absent fixed signals, flags, or signs to the train dispatcher.

• C.

Resume the speed given by the Foreman.

• D.

All of the above are correct

D. All of the above are correct
Explanation
The explanation for the correct answer, "All of the above are correct," is that according to Rule 5.15, when passing a green flag while not having passed a yellow flag and a form A Track bulletin is not in effect, the train operator should regard the signal as displaying the most restrictive indication it can give. Additionally, they should promptly report any improperly displayed signals or absent fixed signals, flags, or signs to the train dispatcher, and resume the speed given by the Foreman. Therefore, all of the statements listed in the answer are correct responses to the green flag signal in this scenario.

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• 41.

### When practicle, a standing train or switching movement must avoid blocking a public crossing longer than?** Rule 6.32.6 **

• A.

10 minutes

• B.

15 minutes

• C.

20 minutes

A. 10 minutes
Explanation
According to Rule 6.32.6, when practical, a standing train or switching movement must avoid blocking a public crossing for longer than 10 minutes. This means that if a train or switching movement is stopped at a public crossing, it should not obstruct the crossing for more than 10 minutes to allow the free movement of vehicles and pedestrians.

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