NORAC DCS Operating Rules MCQ Test

18 Questions | Total Attempts: 20

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NORAC or elaborately known as the Northeast Operating Rules Advisory Committee, is a body of railroads in North America responsible for establishing a set of operating rules for railroads. This test will ask you multiple-choice-questions about DCS (Form D Control System) operating rules of NORAC. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is required to operate in DCS territory?
    • A. 

      Verbal permission of the Dispatcher

    • B. 

      Form D Line 2

    • C. 

      Form D Line 6

    • D. 

      Form D Line 13

  • 2. 
    A hand-operated switch maybe used as a location for he beginning or end of Line 2 authority. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    If Line 2 authority ends at an Interlocking, where exactly does the authority end?
    • A. 

      Distant signal

    • B. 

      Controlled Point Signal

    • C. 

      Home Signal

    • D. 

      Interlocking Signal

  • 4. 
    When entering DCS territory at a hand-operated switch, in order to travel the opposite direction, how far beyond the switch is the movement allowed?
    • A. 

      1 train length

    • B. 

      To the next signal

    • C. 

      One train length or 500' whichever distance is greater

    • D. 

      This movement is not allowed

  • 5. 
    The maximum authorize speed for passenger trains within non-signaled DCS territory is [Blank].
  • 6. 
    If approaching a home signal at the beginning of ABS territory, with a distant signal not in service, how must the train approach the home signal?
    • A. 

      Restricted Speed

    • B. 

      Slow Speed

    • C. 

      Restricted Speed not exceeding 15mph

    • D. 

      Prepared to stop

  • 7. 
    After a train has reached the limits of it's Line 2 authority, the Line 2 authority is [Blank].
  • 8. 
    What does a train authorized by Form D Line 2 to operate in both directions have?
    • A. 

      The track to himself

    • B. 

      Absolute Block

    • C. 

      Exclusive Occupancy 

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    One way another train can be reported clear of DCS territory is by observing the rear markers and engine number, what is the other way?
    • A. 

      Observing the schedule number

    • B. 

      Observing the train model

    • C. 

      Observing the last whole mile post that train passed

    • D. 

      Observing the last car number

  • 10. 
    A crew being relieved may leave hand-operated switches in either position, as long as the Dispatcher was notified of the switches position.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Physical Characteristic locations can be used as a location where DCS territory begins or ends.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Reversing in a specified direction in non-signaled DCS territory must be done at [Blank].
  • 13. 
    Who must be notified when a train enters DCS territory at an Interlocking?
    • A. 

      Dispatcher

    • B. 

      Operator

    • C. 

      Conductor

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    What ABS Rule would govern if a reverse move within the same block is to be made in signaled DCS territory?
    • A. 

      501

    • B. 

      504

    • C. 

      562

    • D. 

      505

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Overlapping Form D authorities for opposing movements may be issued so long that safe train handling procedures are followed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Where would Line 2 authority end if a hand-operated switch is used as the location?
    • A. 

      Hand-operated switches cannot be used as a location

    • B. 

      1 train length prior to the switch

    • C. 

      Fouling point of the switch

    • D. 

      At he last mile post prior to the switch

  • 17. 
    A flagger is required when entering DCS territory at a hand-operated switch.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    How must a train operate when approaching a facing point switch in DCS territory?
    • A. 

      Medium speed

    • B. 

      Slow speed

    • C. 

      Limited speed

    • D. 

      Prepared to stop

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