Letp/NORAC Operating Rules MCQ Test

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Letp/NORAC Operating Rules MCQ Test

Welcome to the LETP/NORAC Operating Rules MCQ Test. NORAC, as you know, is a regulating body of railroads in North America that has established a set of operating rules for railroads. This MCQ test focuses on testing your knowledge of the following operating rules: DCS Rules, ABS Rules, CSS Rules, INT Rules, Radio Rules, Track Car Rules, Movement Permit Form D. So, can you start the quiz and answer all the questions, right? Let's find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the maximum authorized speed for Rail Detectors and Geometry Cars?
    • A. 

      Restricted Speed not exceeding 20mph

    • B. 

      40mph

    • C. 

      50mph

    • D. 

      30mph

  • 2. 
    Track cars must approach highway crossings _______________.
    • A. 

      At Restricted Speed

    • B. 

      Prepared to stop

    • C. 

      At Medium Speed

    • D. 

      At Slow Speed

  • 3. 
    What rules DO NOT apply to Track Cars?
    • A. 

      DCS and CSS

    • B. 

      INT and CP

    • C. 

      ABS and DCS

    • D. 

      ABS and CSS

  • 4. 
    Track cars must approach interlocking and controlled point signals [Blank]. (3 words)
  • 5. 
    What Form D authority is required for a Track Car to follow another TC or train?
    • A. 

      Line 1 authority

    • B. 

      Line 2 authority

    • C. 

      Line 3 authority

    • D. 

      Line 7 authority

  • 6. 
    A track car must [Blank] when being passes by another train on an adjacent track.
  • 7. 
    What is required for a Track Car to make a reverse movement?
    • A. 

      Verbal permission of the Dispatcher

    • B. 

      Verbal permission from the Employee in Charge

    • C. 

      Verbal permission of the Operator

    • D. 

      Additional Line 2 authority

  • 8. 
    When working within yard limits, if communications are exchanged without substantial interruption, how often must positive identification be repeated?
    • A. 

      Every 15min

    • B. 

      Every 30min

    • C. 

      Every 10min

    • D. 

      It does not have to be repeated

  • 9. 
    Except for receiving permission to pass a stop signal, when can a Dispatcher or Operator communicate a signal indication? (712)
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      To impose a more restrictive indication

    • C. 

      To give permission to pass a Stop and Proceed

    • D. 

      To impose a more favorable indication

  • 10. 
    To reverse direction within an Interlocking, trains must have:
    • A. 

      Proper hand signal

    • B. 

      Proper interlocking signal

    • C. 

      Permission of the Dispatcher

    • D. 

      Proper block signal

    • E. 

      Permission of the Conductor

    • F. 

      Reversing within an Interlocking is prohibited

  • 11. 
    If a train is delayed in an Interlocking, and the track is seen to be clear to the next signal and that signal indicates proceed, how must the engineer operate?
    • A. 

      In accordance with the next signal

    • B. 

      Restricted Speed

    • C. 

      Slow Speed

    • D. 

      In accordance with the last signal indication

  • 12. 
    What is the maximum authorized speed for Push-Pull trains making a station stop in an Interlocking?
    • A. 

      30mph

    • B. 

      25mph

    • C. 

      59mph

    • D. 

      40mph

  • 13. 
    If an Engineer is operating in 562 territory, and he experiences ONLY a cab signal failure, what must the Conductor remind the Engineer?
    • A. 

      Operate at Restricted Speed

    • B. 

      Contact the Dispatcher

    • C. 

      Stop the train

    • D. 

      Operate in accordance with Rule 563

  • 14. 
    When operating under Rule 563, how must home signals be approached?
    • A. 

      As though Restricting

    • B. 

      Prepared to stop

    • C. 

      Restricted Speed not exceeding 5mph

    • D. 

      No rules apply here

  • 15. 
    If damage or fault occurs to any part of the cab signal apparatus, the cab signal system must be considered __________.
    • A. 

      Failed

    • B. 

      Inoperative

    • C. 

      Inoperative for the direction of movement

    • D. 

      Fucked

  • 16. 
    When operating under rule 554 (Movement with inoperative cab signals, speed control, or ATS), if the Dispatcher DOES NOT authorize a higher speed, what is the maximum speed allowed?
    • A. 

      79mph

    • B. 

      49mph

    • C. 

      40mph

    • D. 

      59mph

  • 17. 
    The Cab Signal apparatus must be tested and found to be operational within _____________.
    • A. 

      24 hours

    • B. 

      The previous calendar day inspection

    • C. 

      That day

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Within how many seconds must a cab signal conform to a fixed signal?
    • A. 

      6 seconds

    • B. 

      10 seconds

    • C. 

      5 seconds

    • D. 

      4 seconds

  • 19. 
    If cab signal conformity cannot be determined due to an imperfectly displayed signal, what rule applies?
    • A. 

      242

    • B. 

      556

    • C. 

      562

    • D. 

      241

  • 20. 
    No permission from the Dispatcher is required to reenter a block at a hand operated switch.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    In ABS territory, what Form D authority is required to reverse beyond the limits of the block?
    • A. 

      Line 10

    • B. 

      Line 2

    • C. 

      Line 3

    • D. 

      Line 6

  • 22. 
    If a train encounters an ABS failure and DCS rules now govern movement, what rules no longer apply to the movement of that train?
    • A. 

      CSS and Int

    • B. 

      DCS and ABS

    • C. 

      CSS and DCS

    • D. 

      ABS and CSS

  • 23. 
    One of the two ways a train may foul or enter ABS territory is verbal permission from the Dispatcher, what is the second way?
    • A. 

      A proceed indication on a controlled signal

    • B. 

      A proceed indication on an automatic signal

    • C. 

      A proceed indication on a fixed signal

    • D. 

      A proper hand signal 

  • 24. 
    What designates locations where ABS rules are in effect?
    • A. 

      Form D Line 6 or BO

    • B. 

      BO or GO

    • C. 

      Timetable or BO

    • D. 

      Dispatcher or BO

  • 25. 
    How long must a train wait before beginning movement over a hand operated switch entering ABS territory?
    • A. 

      There is no wait

    • B. 

      5 minutes

    • C. 

      2 minutes

    • D. 

      10 minutes

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