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True/False. The absence of wayside signs relieves employees from compliance with rules, special instructions and dispatcher messages or Form EC-1. 28
True/False. Engineers must ascertain that the engine is furnished with the necessary flagging signals, supplies, and required tools. gr-64
True/False. Hand signals to the employee controlling the locomotive must be given to correspond to the direction in which the engine is headed. 12c
True/False. A hand, flag or lantern signal to proceed does not relieve employees of compliance with other rules or signals that restrict the movement of a train. 12c
When do you make certain that the ditch lights are operational: 5411
Before the train leaves its initial terminal.
You have just encountered an unattended fusee burning on your track, how will you operate? 11
Immediately reduce to an do not exceed restricted speed for 15 minutes after you reach restricted speed.
True/False. The horn will be sounded and the engine bell rung by trains approaching and passing roadway workers, identified by white or orange hard hats.
Your headlight has failed while en-route; you must notify the dispatcher and: 17a
- . A white light bust be used in its place at night.
- . Bell must be rung continuously while the train is moving.
- . You must reduce your speed where necessary.
The headlight must be displayed on bright on the leading end of every train by day and night. What conditions would allow the engineer to extinguish the headlight? 17
- On the end coupled to cars.
- When standing to be met or passed by another train in signaled territory.
- When standing on other than a main track.
The following speeds must not be exceeded: 46
- 25 mph on non-signaled sidings.
- 10 mph on other than main tracks, or signaled tracks.
- 5 mph within an engine servicing area or car shop repair area.
True/False. After you clear on a siding that is not equipped with a signal to govern movement from the main track, the conductor or engineer must report clear to the train dispatcher. 95b
Trains must approach the following locations prepared to stop unless the switches are properly lined, the signals authorize movement to proceed and the track is clear: 97
- The end of two or more main tracks.
The engine bell must be rung when an engine is about to move, except after momentary stops and continuous switching movements. It must also be rung: 13
- When moving through tunnels.
- When approaching and passing stations.
- When approaching and passing public crossings at grade.
Which of the following would be required for a train to enter a siding track? 95a
- Signal indicaton.
- Authority from the dispatcher.
On what locomotives must engine number lights be illuminated?
Only on the unit identifying the train
What is required if the horn on the lead engine fails to operate en-route and no other engine can be used in the lead position? 14a
- Movement may continue but must stop before fouling public crossing at grade.
- A crew member must provide warning at the crossing until the lead engines occupies the crossing.
Normal position for hand-operated switches on a main track, signaled track, or siding is for movement on those tracks. 104a
When en-route, how must trains proceed if both auxiliary lights are inoperative on the lead locomotive in the direction of travel? 18a
- Limited to 20 mph over public highway-rail crossings.
- May continue to the next location in the direction of movement where repairs can be made.
Employees in the operating cab of an engine must communicate to each other which of the following? 34a
- Name of each signal governing the movement of their train as soon as the signal aspect is clearly visible.
- Name of each sign in connection with TWC authority, yard limits, temporary speed restrictions and work force limits.
- Observance of burning fusees.
At what speed must trains operate when using other than main track, signaled track, or sidings? 46
- A speed that will permit stopping: within half the range of vision.
- short of a train, a car, obstruction, or derail.
- short of an improperly lined switch.
- short of on track equipment of a stop signal.
What is the proper horn sequence when approaching public crossings at grade? 14L
2 longs, 1 short, 1 long.
At the beginning of a trip or tour of duty, what flagging equipment must be available in the operaing cab of the lead engine? 9
1 red flag, 6 red fusees.
True/False. When a train is moving under the direction of hand signals and the signal disappears from view, the movement must be stopped immediately. 12a
What can serve as a marker for a train? 19
- An illuminated red or orange amber light.
- Red flag or non-illuminated marker light if needed to move a defective car.
- Headlight set on dim on the last unit of a light locomotive consist.
After adding cars to your train at an intermediate location, you conduct a brake test and determine that the marker light no longer functions. There are no replacement markers at the intermediate location. May you proceed with the train? 20c
Yes, the train may proceed to the next repair point.
Your train encounters a Warning Sign that is not listed in your dispatcher bulletin or Form EC-1. How must your train proceed? 44.1a
Proceed, prepared to stop in two miles and promptly report the occurrence to the train dispatcher. If no Conditional Stop sign or Temporary Reduce Speed sign is encountered in two miles, train must operate at Restricted Speed for an additional mile.
Your train encounters a Conditional Stop sign that is not listed in your dispatcher bulletin or Form EC-1. How must your train proceed? 44.1b
Stop the train immediately, contact and be governed by train dispatcher instructions.
Your train encounters a Temporary Reduce Speed sign that is not listed in your dispatcher bulletin or Form EC-1. How must your train proceed? 44.1c
- As soon as sign is visible, reduce train to a speed not exceeding 10 mph, report the occurrence to the train dispatcher. Unless released by the train dispatcher do not exceed 10 mph until:
- a) two miles after the leading end of the train passes the temporary reduce speed sign, or
- b) the rear of the train passes a temporary end restriction sign.
What is required prior to changing from radio to hand signals? 12e
- All crew members involved must be notified.
- All crew members must acknowledge their understanding before the change is made.
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