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When switching and communication continues without interruption what is required? R 411
Positive identification must be repeated Every 15 minutes.
True/False. New information such as manditory directive, radio waybill, etc. transmitted to moving equipment may be copied or repeated by the employee operating the equipment. R419
When an EC-1 is given within 3 miles or less of the restrictions what is required? R419
The movement must be stopped. Information must be completed before the movement is permitted to proceed unless the engineer has been fully advised of the situation and can comply.
After an EC-1 (mandatory directive) has been annulled, fulfilled, or canceled what should be done? R156
Clearly marked with an "X" and keep it for inspection for a 7 day period.
How should you approach a crossing not equipped with signals authorizing movement to proceed and the track is clear? R98
Prepared to stop.
When your train goes into emergency and is sitting on a bridge (unsafe area), what can be done? R90d
Train can be moved to an area that is safe for inspection, not exceeding 5 mph.
Before departing the originating terminal, what communications device requirements must each train meet? R409
Controlling locomotives must have a working radio and communication redundancy.
What document is the crew required to have prior to entering or occupying a track that is out of service? R73-4
EC-1 or dispatcher message Form T.
When radio communication is not fully understood, not been completed, and/or does not comply with the operating rules, what should be done? R416
Do not act upon and treat as though it was not sent.
Engines must not be detached and left standing at what locations? R98b
- Between the opposing signals governing movement over a railroad crossing at grade
- Between the derails protecting the crossings.
Who may transmit information to a crew member regarding the position or aspect displayed by a fixed signal? R418
Only a crew member from the same train.
If the radio fails while en-route how long can the engine operate? R408
To the next forward point where the radio can be repaired/replaced, or until the next calander day inspection is performed, whichever occurs first.
When should the communication devices be checked? R407
As soon as practicable prior to beginning the work assignment.
What can communication devices be used for? R405
- In connection with company business.
- Contributes to safety.
- To prevent train delays and damage to equipment.
When the train goes into emergency with NO adjacent tracks can you proceed? R90
Yes if, the air restores at the rear, the brake pipe pressure restores, and visual inspection from the head end does not suggest any unsafe conditions.
What is required over the radio when your train goes into emergency? R415
An emergency call must be preceded by the words "EMERGENCY, EMERGENCY, EMERGENCY" over the radio.
If a train inadvertently fouls the main track what must be done? R70
Provide protection against trains in both directions.
When protecting track that has a maximum authorized speed of 50 mph (41-90), how far should protection be provided? R70
1 1/2 miles.
When train goes into emergency WITH adjacent tracks (multiple tracks), what can be done? R90
- A roll by inspection can be performed by a crew member or qualified employee IF,
- train brakes release,
- brake pipe pressure is being restored at the rear,
- and visual inspection from the head end does not suggest any unsafe conditions.
Can personal cell phones be used in an emergency situation? R425.2
Can personal cell phones be used if radio fails? R425.2
When should cell phones be stored out of sight? 426.1
- Train or locomotive is moving,
- an employee is on the ground,
- an employee is riding a car,
- and preparing for movement.
What is required of radios? R410
Radios must be kept on at all times, be on the proper channel, and the volume should be loud enough to receive communication.
What must be done concerning a flagman's instructions? R71
Engineers and conductors of flagged trains must comply with them.
When shoving or backing up, what is required to be said before movement can begin? R421
- Distance of the movement to be made or the sight distance available in 50ft car lengths.
- Position of any switches involved in movement.
- Employee directing the movement is "CLEAR OF ALL TRACK".
- Movement must be stopped in 1/2 the specified distance unless additional instructions are received.
When can radio communication be used to ensure proper identification? R422
When identification of trains is necessary and the engine number and marker cannot be plainly seen.
Oral instructions that concern the movement of trains/on-track equipment have specific requirements to ensure the highest level of safety. What are those requirements? R424
- Oral instructions must be repeated.
- Both parties must confirm their mutual understanding before instructions may be acted upon.
- Each party must give their initials to the other.
When a shoving movement is concerned, what is required if no additional instructions are given after going 1/2 the original distance? R421
Movement should be stopped unless/until other instructions have been received.
How long should an EC-1 be kept? R156
After receiving an EC-1 with dispatcher initials and time, there are errors found what should be done? R154
The EC-1 should be canceled any time an error is found AFTER receiving the dispatchers initials and time okayed.