Locomotive Engine Questions And Answers

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Locomotive Engine Questions And Answers

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  • 1. 
    On a PL42-AC where can the Alerter cut out switch be found?
    • A. 

      Behind the Engineer's seat

    • B. 

      Cell phone cabinet

    • C. 

      Electrical Closet

    • D. 

      COM cubicle in the machine room

  • 2. 
    Where can the 5 FCO's be found on a PL42-AC?
    • A. 

      Engineer's Desk

    • B. 

      Back wall behind engineer

    • C. 

      COM Cubicle

    • D. 

      Outside, on the R end of both sides of the locomotive

    • E. 

      Engine Governor

    • F. 

      Attached to the crankcase

    • G. 

      In the Air Brake Room

    • H. 

      Behind the seat on the firemans side

    • I. 

      Underneath the low water reset

  • 3. 
    What 5 safety devices must be observed when initially starting the prime mover on GP equipment?
    • A. 

      Indicator Light Panel

    • B. 

      Ammeter

    • C. 

      Engine Voltage

    • D. 

      Both low water resets

    • E. 

      Crankcase overpressure reset

    • F. 

      Water cooling glass

    • G. 

      Low oil reset

    • H. 

      Engine Overspeed Reset Handle

  • 4. 
    On a PL42-AC, there are 5 inverters (1-2-3-4-5) that provide power for traction motors and the HEP. Which inverter provides power for the HEP?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 5. 
    On F40 equipment, if the idle switch is in the normal position, how many RPMS will the prime mover run at?
    • A. 

      318

    • B. 

      255

    • C. 

      328

    • D. 

      358

  • 6. 
    At what temperature will the Hot Engine Light turn on at to indicate a hot engine condition exists?
    • A. 

      208

    • B. 

      212

    • C. 

      215

    • D. 

      223

  • 7. 
    If a diesel locomotive's control air pressure drops below 90psi, what will happen?
    • A. 

      Train will go into penalty

    • B. 

      The locomotive will release brake applications to allow for recharging

    • C. 

      Locomotive will give an ATS penalty

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 8. 
    When starting a GP, the fuel bowl nearest the engine block must be observed when priming the engine.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The prime mover must be primed for about [Blank] seconds prior to starting.
  • 10. 
    While operating under rule 554, the Dispatcher gives permission to operate according to rule 556, what is the maximum speed for the train after permission was received?
    • A. 

      40mph

    • B. 

      59mph

    • C. 

      79mph

    • D. 

      49mph

  • 11. 
    Operating in CSS territory WITH wayside signals, the train experiences an ATS failure, what is the maximum authorized speed without any authorizations?
    • A. 

      40mph

    • B. 

      Restricted Speed

    • C. 

      20mph

    • D. 

      30mph

  • 12. 
    What rules are in effect between Meadows and Cape?
    • A. 

      ABS

    • B. 

      INT

    • C. 

      CSS

    • D. 

      261

  • 13. 
    What are tracks 1-17 in the Hoboken Train Shed designated as?
    • A. 

      A Yard

    • B. 

      Engine Repair Shop Area

    • C. 

      Main Tracks

    • D. 

      Non-controlled tracks

  • 14. 
    Where do the limits of Terminal Interlocking extend to?
    • A. 

      East end of Train Shed Tracks

    • B. 

      West end of Train Shed Tracks

    • C. 

      To the east end of the East End Interlocking

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    When performing a Brake Pipe Leakage test as per 2.3, what is the first step that must be taken?
    • A. 

      Cut out the AB

    • B. 

      Make a FULL SERVICE application

    • C. 

      Make a 10psi reduction

    • D. 

      Dump the mofo

  • 16. 
    When fully MU'ed, the generator field switch MUST be in the up or closed position.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    When hauling a locomotive dead in the consist, and the main reservoir of that locomotive must be charged through the brake pipe, what will the main reservoir of the dead train charge to?
    • A. 

      Normal Main Reservoir pressure, between 130 and 140psi

    • B. 

      About 40psi

    • C. 

      About 30psi

    • D. 

      About 50psi

  • 18. 
    If a locomotive is being hauled dead in train, with it's main reservoir charging through the brake pipe, the IB MUST be cut out. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    When making a shop move between Hoboken and the MMC with a consist containing no more than 2 locomotives,  what are the only to pneumatic hoses that must be coupled?
    • A. 

      Apply and Release house

    • B. 

      Brake Pipe

    • C. 

      Car Main Reservoir Equalizing Pipe

    • D. 

      Signal Pipe

    • E. 

      Main Reservoir Equalizing Pipe

  • 20. 
    Is [your statement here] true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    When entering Coded Territory, the territory selector switch must be flipped to the non-coded position within 5 seconds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    As per FRA regulations, the maximum authorized speed of trains in non-coded territory is [Blank]mph.
  • 23. 
    All movements in the Old Westbound must operate?
  • 24. 
    Slow Approach.....(verbatim)
  • 25. 
    Medium Approach.....(verbatim)
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