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  1. Any employee coupling a yard line or locomotive to a train must first slightly open the angle cock to blow ________ ________ and ________ from the yard line or brake pipe.
    Ref. 5001
    Condensation, Debris and Other Contaminants.
  2. While operating a train en route, what percentage of the train's (cars and locomotives) air brakes must be operative?
    Ref. 5002
    85%
  3. Standard brake pipe pressure for road freight service is ______; standard pressure for yard and transfer service is ______.
    Ref. 5004
    90psi Road/ 90psi yard or transfer.
  4. After properly adjusting the brake pipe pressure and attaching cars to the rear of the train, in order to prevent overcharging the brake pipe system, how much of a brake pipe reduction must be made before opening the angle cock to the main body of the train?
    Ref. 5005
    Full Service
  5. What must you do to avoid an overcharged condition when doubling cars to the head end of a train? After the coupling is made, but before the angle cockies opened make a _______ brake pipe reduction. 
    Ref 5005
    Full Service
  6. When charging a train from other than the head end, adjust the brake pipe pressure to:
    Ref. 5005
    15psi below standard pressure for that train.
  7. When reducing an overcharged air brake system, after (1) charging the brake pipe to standard pressure for at least 3 minutes and (2)  placing the automatic brake in EMERGENCY position, what is the next step in the procedure?
    Ref. 5006
    Wait 90 seconds and place the automatic brake in the Release position.
  8. While the train or engine is moving, is it permissible to adjust the regulating valve on the controlling locomotive or cut out the brake valve on the controlling locomotive. (True or False)
    Ref. 5007
    False
  9. When applying the train brakes, monitor the ______ because the _____ will reduce at a slower rate. 
    Ref. 5051
    Equalizing reservoir pressure/ brake pipe pressure.
  10. Monitor all air pressure indications to detect changes the may affect the operation of the locomotive or train. (True or False)
    Ref. 5052
    True
  11. Equalizing reservoir pressure adjustments must be made withe the automatic brake valve handle in the _____ position and cut ______. 
    Ref 5053
    Release / Out
  12. When cutting in the automatic brake, before placing the automatic brake in the _____ position and the equalizing reservoir pressure is not ______. 
    Ref. 5054
    Release / Increasing
  13. Whenever actual piston travel is within 2 inches of the max piston travel shown in Block 10 of the Form FRA-F6180-49A (blue card form) it must be reported on the ______ and to the _____, ______, or mechanical desk. 
    Ref. 5055
    Locomotive Work Report, train dispatcher, yardmaster
  14. With the independent brake fully applied, brake cylinder pressure should not differ from the brake cylinder pressure represented inside the locomotive cab by stencil, badge plate, or decal by ___ psi or more.
    Ref. 5056
    3
  15. Do not _____ the independent brake so that it actuates the air brake continuously. 
    Ref. 5057
    Block
  16. Except for yard operations and passenger trains, the controlling locomotive must be equipped with ____ or ____ air brake valves. 
    Ref. 5059
    26/30 or Electronic
  17. Main reservoir air pressure should be between ____ and ____ PSI and must be at least ____ PSI more than the brake pipe pressure for the air brake to work properly. 
    Ref. 5060
    130 and 145 / 15
  18. If the locomotive is stopped, do not move the locomotive when the main reservoir pressure is within ___PSI of the brake pipe pressure.  
    Ref. 5060
    15
  19. If the locomotive is moving and the main reservoir pressure falls to within ____PSI of the setting of the regulating valve the engineer must stop the movement. 
    Ref. 5069
    10
  20. When necessary to increase air compressor output with a locomotive consist the does not contain an electronically driven air compressor, center the reverser and do not place the throttle above any position:
    Ref. 5060
    Higher than #4 position.
  21. When necessary to increase air compressor output on a locomotive consist the contains at least one electrically-driven air compressor, with the reverser centered, place the throttle in which position?
    Ref. 5060
    #1
  22. Do not increase air compressor output unless main reservoir pressure is within _____PSI of the regulating valve setting?
    Ref. 5060
    15
  23. During air brake tests, what methods are used to determine the air pressure at the rear of train or cut of cars?
    Ref. 5104
    Telemetry that has been qualified, air gauge in the EOT or marker unit, accurate hand-held gauge. Air gauge on a locomotive coupled to the rear of a train or cut of cars.
  24. When making a brake test on a train that is not equipped with qualified telemetry, how can it be determined that air brakes at the rear of the train have applied and released? Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5105
    • 1. Observe that the brake cylinder piston at the rear of the train responds to air brake operation.
    • 2. Observe that the brake pipe gauge at the rear of the train responds to air brake operation.
  25. When making a brake test on a train that is equipped with qualified telemetry, how can it be  determined that the air brakes at the rear of the train have been applied and released. 
    Ref. 5105
    5-PSI reduction in brake pipe pressure indicates an application and a 5-PSI increase in brake pipe pressure indicates a release.
  26. After an air brake test, make certain that brake pipe pressure is being restored at the rear of the train before proceeding. (True or False)
    Ref. 5106
    True
  27. Which locomotive air brake test requires testing of brake pipe leakage?
    Ref. 5151
    Locomotive Consist Air Brake Test
  28. When is a Locomotive Consist Air Brake Test required?
    Ref. 5151
    When a locomotive consist is made up or added to.
  29. The Standing Locomotive Air Brake Test reveals holding power ineffective. After placing the throttle in idle, if the movement does not stop:
    Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5152
    1. Use hand brake if conditions permit. 

    2. Place reverser lever in the position opposite the direction of movement and place the throttle in position #1.
  30. What are the procedures for performing a Standing Locomotive Air Brake Test?
    Ref. 5152
    Independent brake in FULL APPLICATION, reverser lever  in FORWARD or REVERSE, generator field switch in the ON position, and throttle in position #1.
  31. When is a Standing Locomotive Air Brake Test Required? Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5152
    • 1. After changing ends or controlling units on a lite locomotive consist. 
    • 2. Before making an initial movement with a lite locomotive when cutting away from a train. 
    • 3. When initially taking charge of a lite locomotive.
  32. As soon as operating conditions permit, when is a Running Locomotive Air Brake Test required?
    Ref. 5153
    Multiple Answer
    • 1. When making any change to locomotive consist. 
    • 2. When making an initial movement of a lite locomotive. 
    • 3. When changing ends.
  33. When performing a Locomotive Running Air Brake Test, what is the next step after releasing the independent brake and verifying the brake cylinder pressure reduces to zero and retarding force is eliminated?
    Ref. 5153
    Make a 15 PSI brake pipe reduction and verify brake cylinder pressure and retarding of the locomotive.
  34. While actuating the brake cylinder pressure during a Running Locomotive Air Brake Test, a heavy retarding effect develops. What is the most likely cause?
    Ref. 5153
    Actuating hose coupled to the Independent Application and Release hose of another engine in the consist.
  35. You are performing a Class 1 Brake Test using the Air Flow Method. What is the procedure used to check brake pipe leakage during the Class 1 Brake Test?
    Ref. 5202
    Verify that the airflow indicator shows 60 CFM or less.
  36. Use of the Air Flow Method to test leakage is required when the train's controlling locomotive is equipped with (minimum requirements):
    Ref. 5202
    26/30 or Electronic air brake equipment and an air flow indicator
  37. To make an Air Flow Method leakage test, the air flow indicator must read:
    Ref. 5202
    60 CFM or less.
  38. When performing a Class 1 Brake Test, charge brake pipe pressure at the rear car to ____ PSI for freight trains. Obtain the required signal to begin the test. Make a ____ PSI brake pipe reduction and allow the the brake pipe exhaust to stop. 
    Ref. 5202
    75 / 20
  39. When performing a Class 1 Brake Test, use the _____ method when the train's controlling locomotive is equipped with 26/30 or electronic air brake equipment and an air flow indicator. 
    Ref. 5202
    Air Flow Method
  40. You have checked brake pipe leakage when making a Class I Brake Test. What must be done before releasing the air brakes?
    Ref. 5202
    Receive the required signal.
  41. While performing a Class I Brake Test using the Brake Pipe Leakage Method, you have made a 20 PSI reduction. What is the procedure to check brake pipe leakage?
    Ref. 5202
    Allow the brake pipe exhaust to stop, cut out the automatic brake valve, wait 1 minute, note brake pipe pressure and measure brake pipe leakage for 1 minute.
  42. You are on line-of-road and separate your train to cut a crossing at a busy intersection. What brake test is required when you recouple to your train after 5 hours?
    Ref. 5203
    Class I Brake Test
  43. When's freight train has received a Class I Brake Test using other than outbound locomotive and kept on charge, what additional test is required once the outbound locomotive is added to the train?
    Ref. 5203
    Perform a rear car application and release procedure.
  44. You have picked up cars on line-of-road and doubled back to your train to perform a Class I Brake Test. What must be known about the train's air brakes before departing?
    Ref. 5203; 5205
    Brakes apply and release on each of the cars picked up as well as the rear car of the train.
  45. During a Class I Brake Test at an initial terminal, at least _____ % of the air brakes must be operative. 
    Ref. 5203; 5211
    100 %
  46. You are line-of-road and are instructed by proper authority to perform a Class II Air Brake Test on a cut of cars to be added to your train. What is required to be verified for this test?
    Ref. 5204
    Verify that the brakes on each car you pick up apply and release, and that the rear car of your train applies and releases.
  47. When performing a Class II Brake Test, you are permitted to move cars with inoperative brakes after they have been reported, tagged. (True or False)
    Ref. 5204
    True
  48. Cars given a Class II Brake Test must receive a Class I Brake Test at the next forward location where facilities are available to perform a
    Class I Brake Test. (True or False)
    Ref. 5204
    True
  49. You are on the line-of-road and pick up a solid block of cars that has not been previously tested. You are required to perform a Class II Brake Test and the air brakes fail to apply on one of the cars. What is required?
    Ref. 5204
    Retest the air brakes on the cars which failed to apply.
  50. You perform a brake test on cars you picked up. After coupling the cars to the main body of the train and charging the brake pipe pressure at the rear car to 75 PSI, what brake pipe reduction is required when performing the required brake test.
    Ref. 5205
    20 PSI
  51. You have stopped to pick up cars on the line-of-road that were previously tested and left on air. After attaching the cars to the main body of your train, what brake test is required?
    Ref. 5205
    Class III Brake Test - Train Consist Change
  52. You are on the line-of-road and separate your train to cut a crossing at a busy intersection. What brake test is required when you couple your train together after 3 hours?
    Ref. 5205
    Class III Brake Test - Trainline Continuity
  53. A Class III Air Brake Test is required when?
    Ref. 5205
    • 1. The train has been separated and re-coupled without any change to the trains consist.
    • 2. A locomotive or caboose is changed. 
    • 3. A car or solid block of cars are removed from the train.
  54. You stop your train at an intermediate terminal and set off a locomotive. After re-coupling to the train, what type test brake test will be made prior to departure?
    Ref. 5205
    Class III - Train Consist Change
  55. What are the steps required for performing a Transfer Train Air Brake Test? (Multiple Answer)
    Ref. 5206
    • 1. Charge the brake pipe pressure at the rear car 75 PSI.
    • 2. Make a 20 PSI brake pipe reduction.
    • 3. Make certain that the air brake applies on each car.
  56. When making a Transfer Train Air Brake Test, after making a 20 PSI brake pipe reduction, what must be verified?
    Ref. 5206
    That the air brake on each car applies.
  57. Make a Transfer Train Air Brake Test before making a transfer movement not to exceed ___ miles unless the cars have been previously tested. 
    Ref. 5206
    20 miles.
  58. You are  on the lead locomotive and are to perform a Helper Service Brake Test. After having made a 10 PSI brake pipe reduction, what action is required after you receive confirmation from the engineer of the helper locomotive that it is properly coupled to your train?
    Ref. 5207
    Make an additional 10 PSI reduction.
  59. A Helper Service Air Brake Test is only required when the helper locomotive is attached to the rear of the train. (True or Flase)
    Ref. 5207
    False
  60. During a Helper Service Brake Test, after making the required brake pipe reduction the brake pipe exhaust does not stop. What will this confirm?
    Ref. 5207
    Helper Engineer has not cut out the automatic brake valve properly.
  61. A car's air brake failed to apply during performance of the Class I Air Brake Test. When retesting air brakes, the air brake on the car must remain applied ____ minutes to be considered as operative. 
    Ref. 5211
    3 minutes
  62. When retesting air brakes, what must be done if a car fails a retest? Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5211
    • 1. Trains originating location: Set the car out.
    • 2. An intermediate location: Tagged and moved to the nearest repair location.
  63. The engineer must be notified that the air brake test has been satisfactorily performed. This notification must include: Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5212
    • 1. Date and time the inspection was made. 
    • 2. Number of freight cars inspected. 
    • 3. Name of the qualified person performing the test or ID# if Class I or 1A test. 
    • 4. Location where the test was performed.
  64. When the air brake test notification is provided verbally, the engineer must record the required information on the air brake test certificate. (True or False)
    Ref. 5212
    True
  65. Upon completion of your tour of duty, what are you required to do with the brake test documentation?
    Ref. 5212
    Leave any written brake test documentation on the engineer's control stand of the controlling locomotive.
  66. Upon taking charge of your locomotive consist you note that the Calendar Day Inspection has been performed by the Mechanical Dept. Are you permitted to make another Calendar Day Inspection?
    Ref. 5301
    No, you must accept the inspection results of the Mechanical Dept.
  67. Whose responsibility is it to make sure that the locomotive consist in his/her charge has received the required Calendar Day Inspection?
    Ref. 5301
    The Locomotive Engineer
  68. Each locomotive in use must be inspected once each calendar day. (True or False)
    Ref. 5301
    True
  69. If a locomotive in your consist will not be used in service and the locomotive is due a Calendar Day Inspection, what is required? Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5302
    • 1. Do not inspect the locomotive.
    • 2. Comply with rule 5307A (Completing and Placing a Non-Compliance Tag).
  70. When taking charge of your locomotive consist, you determine that the last Calendar Day Inspection was made on the previous day. When must the next Calendar Day Inspection be made on this consist?
    Ref. 5302
    On the current day before 2359 hours.
  71. You begin your tour of duty at 0900 hours on 11 July and a Calendar Day Inspection was performed on 10 July on the locomotive in your charge. What are the conditions that would determine when or if you would perform a Calendar Day Inspection on your locomotive?
    Ref. 5303
    • 1. Locomotive must receive a Calendar Day Inspection before 2359 on 11 July. 
    • 2. Do not perform the Calendar Day Inspection if doing so would violate the hours of service law. 
    • 3. Do not perform the Calendar Day Inspection if instructed by proper authority that another employee will perform the inspection before 2359 hours.
  72. Complete a Calendar Day Inspection Tag and attach it on the isolation switch of the lead locomotive when:
    Ref. 5304
    A locomotive in the consist is due a Calendar Day Inspection before the lead locomotive.
  73. A Calendar Day Inspection must include inspecting the Operating Cab, Walkway and Engine Compartment, and making a ground inspection. (True or False)
    Ref 5305
    True
  74. Once completed, what must be done with Calendar Day Inspection reports?
    Ref. 5306
    Left on the locomotive inspected.
  75. When a non-complying condition is discovered, to who would you promptly report the details of the condition, including any restrictions placed on the locomotive?
    Ref. 5307
    • 1. Train dispatcher or Yardmaster
    • 2. Mechanical desk
    • 3. All other crew members.
  76. When discovering a non-complying condition during a Calendar Day Inspection and the locomotive is safe to move, how may it be moved? Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5308
    • 1. Lite or dead within a yard not exceeding 10 mph. 
    • 2. In a locomotive consist not attached to cars. 
    • 3. Isolated/shutdown (temperature permitting) when attached to cars.
  77. When handling a lite or dead non-complying locomotive that is safe to move within a yard, do not exceed ____mph.
    Ref. 5308
    10 mph
  78. While en route, you discover a non-complying condition on a locomotive in your consist and it cannot be brought into compliance. After it is determined that the locomotive is safe to move, may you continue to operate this locomotive?
    Ref. 5308
    Yes, but only until reaching the next forward point where necessary repairs can be made or until the performance of the next Calendar Day Inspection, whichever occurs first.
  79. When is it necessary to complete a Locomotive Work Report for your consist?
    Ref. 5309
    For each trip or tour of duty.
  80. En route locomotive defects must be reported to  the Trainmaster, mechanical desk and the train dispatcher. (True or False)
    Ref. 5310
    False
  81. When attempting to start the diesel engine, it fails to start. You repeat the starting procedure and it fails to start the second time. What is required?
    Ref. 5351
    Contact the Mechanical Desk.
  82. You are performing the tasks in the locomotive engine room required for starting a diesel engine. What are the tasks that are required to be performed in the engine room? Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5351
    • 1. Reset engine protective  devices that are tripped, except the crankcase over pressure. 
    • 2. Check the engine lube oil, cooling water and air compressor lube oil levels.
  83. When starting a diesel engine, crank the diesel engine until it starts but no longer than ___ seconds. 
    Ref. 5351
    30 seconds
  84. You are performing the tasks in the locomotive cab required for starting a diesel engine. Place the isolation switch to the ISOLATE position and close the battery knife switch. What other tasks are required inside the locomotive cab? Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5351
    • 1. Reset any tripped circuit breakers and place the control/fuel pump switch to ON position. 
    • 2. Make certain that fuses are properly positioned. 
    • 3. Make certain that the throttle or the MU shutdown button is not in the STOP position.
  85. When a check of the fluid levels on a locomotive reveals that one or more levels is at or below the low level, what action is required?
    Ref. 5351
    Do not start the engine and contact the Mechanical Desk.
  86. What condition prohibit the engineer from starting the diesel engine?
    Ref. 5351
    • 1. Hot engine and low lube oil (governor shutdown) indications are displayed at the same time. 
    • 2. An indication of a governor shutdown (low lube oil) occurs two consecutive times. 
    • 3. Crankcase over pressure device is tripped.
  87. The fuel system is considered properly primed when:
    Ref. 5351
    The fuel sight glass is full of fuel, fuel pressure gauge reads a minimum of 30 PSI or system has been primed continuously for 30 seconds.
  88. When starting or shutting down the diesel engine in a SD70AC, SD80AC or SD90AC locomotive what must you do?
    Ref. 5351;5352
    Comply with the instructions posted inside the locomotive cab, if those instructions conflict with procedures outlined in the rules.
  89. How may ALL engines in the locomotive consist, that are on line, be shut down in an emergency situation? Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5352
    • 1. Placing the throttle in the  STOP position. 
    • 2. Depressing the stop button on the overhead console (on locomotives with a desktop control stand).
  90. What circuit breaker must be opened after shutting down the diesel engine?
    Ref. 5352
    The RADIO circuit breaker.
  91. Before shutting down the diesel engine, the engine must be operated at less than throttle position 8 for at least how many minutes?
    Ref. 5352
    30 minutes
  92. Where are the emergency fuel cut-off switches located?
    Ref. 5352
    Either side of the fuel tank, at some engine start stations and on the engine control panel.
  93. When setting a locomotive up for trail position, which switches on the control stand are placed in the OFF position?
    Ref.  5353
    Generator field, control/fuel pump and engine run.
  94. Name the hoses necessary to MU two locomotives, along with the pressures that are associated with each hose. (Begin with the center hose and work toward the outside).
    Ref. 5353
    Brake pipe (pressure determined by the regulating valve setting), Main reservoir equalizing hose (130-145 PSI), Actuating hose (0 or 130-145 PSI), Independent application and release (0-45 PSI).
  95. Which switches on the control stand of a lead (controlling) unit would you place in the ON position to operate the locomotive?
    Ref. 5353
    Engine run, generator field and control/fuel pump.
  96. When uncoupling locomotives, the air hose connections should be broken as the locomotives part. (True or False)
    Ref. 5354
    True
  97. When changing a controlling locomotive to a trailing locomotive, place the independent brake in FULL APPLICATION position, remove and store reverser, make a FULL SERVICE reduction and verify that brake pipe exhaust stops. The next sequence of steps is to:
    Ref. 5355
    Cut out the automatic brake and place it in the HANDLE OFF position. Cut-out the independent brake and place in the RELEASE position. Set switches to trailing position and proceed to new controlling locomotive.
  98. When changing a trailing locomotive to a controlling locomotive, place the independent brake in FULL APPLICATION position, cut it in and position the switches and controls for lead unit operation. The next sequence of steps is to:
    Ref. 5355
    Place the automatic brake in the RELEASE position, adjusting the equalizing reservoir if necessary followed by cutting in the automatic brake.
  99. When testing the locomotive handbrake and the locomotive moves but stops within 10 feet after placing the throttle in IDLE, the engineer should:
    Ref. 5356
    Consider the handbrake effective.
  100. What is required when locomotives are to be left unattended, the hand brakes are ineffective and do not prevent movement of the locomotive?
    Ref. 5356/103-D.3
    Locomotive will be chocked and chained by the engineer in accordance with the rules.
  101. When leaving a lead locomotive unattended with the engine running, what is the proper position of each of the following switches: Engine Run, Generator Field and Control/Fuel Pump?
    Ref. 5357/ System Bulletin
    Engine Run - ON; Generator Field - OFF; Control/ Fuel Pump - ON
  102. When leaving a locomotive unattended with the engine running and not coupled to cars, what is the proper location of each of the following devices: Throttle, Reverser, Handbrake and Isolation Switch. 
    Ref. 5357/System Bulletin
    Throttle - IDLE; Reverser - CENTERED and REMOVED; Handbrake - APPLIED; Isolation Switch - START/STOP/ISOLATE; OR AS DIRECTED.
  103. When leaving a locomotive consist unattended that is not coupled to cars, place the independent brake in the _______ position and the automatic brake in the _______ position.  
    Ref. 5357/System Bulletin
    Full Application/Release
  104. For fuel conservation, when the train or locomotive is stopped, the engineer must: Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5401
    • 1. Center the reverser lever to activate the low idle feature. 
    • 2. Allow the Auxiliary Power Unit to operate on equipped unit. 
    • 3. Allow Automatic Engine Start Stop (AESS) to operate on equipped units.
  105. For fuel conservation, when handling lite locomotives, all locomotives not required to safely control the movement must be shut down or isolated. (True or False)
    Ref. 5401
    True
  106. For fuel conservation, avoid having more locomotives on line than those required to maintain maximum authorized speed. (True or False)
    Ref. 5401
    True
  107. When taking charge of locomotive(s), check the fuel level. Report fuel levels of ______________ to the Mechanical Desk. 
    Ref. 5401
    Less than 1000 gallons.
  108. For fuel conservation, Automatic Engine Start Stop system (AESS) equipped locomotive(s) need only be ________ for compliance. 
    Ref. 5401
    Isolated
  109. The engineer may cut out or annul a safety device without authorization, or hold down a deadman pedal with anything other than your foot. (True or False)
    Ref. 5402
    False
  110. What position on an automatic brake is used to reset a penalty application?
    Ref. 5402; Appendix A
    Suppression
  111. Check the accuracy of the speed indicator on the controlling locomotive at locations indicated in _______. 
    Ref. 5403
    Special Instructions
  112. What is the minimum continuous speed for a locomotive consist?
    Ref. 5404
    The HIGHEST minimum continuous speed of any of the on-line locomotives in the consist.
  113. Avoid continuous operation at speeds lower than minimum continuous speed for the locomotive consist. (True or False)
    Ref. 5404
    True
  114. The term 'short time rating' means:
    Ref. 5404
    A rating placed on the locomotive by its manufacturer and is the maximum time that the locomotive can operate at the given output in throttle 8 without risking heat damage to the traction motors.
  115. When short time ratings are exceeded, the traction motors must be cooled. In order to do this, stop movement, center the reverser, place the generator field switch in the OFF position and place the throttle in ______ position for ______ minutes. 
    Ref. 5404
    #4 position/ 20 minutes
  116. Avoid continuous operation at speeds lower than the minimum continuous speed for the locomotive consist. The minimum continuous speed for the consist is: 
    Ref. 5404
    The highest minimum continuous speed for any on-line locomotive in the consist.
  117. After a locomotive operates in the one-hour zone for 15 minutes, then operates outside the shirt time rating zone for less than 20 minutes and returns to the one-hour zone, how much time, if any, may it continue to operate in the one hour zone?
    Ref. 5404
    45 minutes
  118. What is the minimum continuous speed of a locomotive consist with CSXT unit numbers 5102, 8820, 8502, and 8177?
    Ref. 5404/Appendix E
    12
  119. When the diesel engine shuts down in freezing weather and cannot be restarted, what action must be taken with regard to the cooling system?
    Ref. 5406
    Drain the engine, unless the locomotive is equipped with an operable APU.
  120. What is required when a locomotive in your charge is standing and the temperature is 15 degrees Fahrenheit or less?
    Ref. 5406
    Place the reverser lever in the center position, generator field switch in the OFF position and the throttle in position #3
  121. What is required when the ground relay causes the locomotive to be isolated or causes a traction motor to be cut out?
    Ref. 5407
    Make sure that the wheels are turning freely.
  122. What is required when traction motor support bearing is suspected of being hot: Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5408
    • 1. Stop the movement
    • 2. Report the bearing to the train dispatcher and the Mechanical Desk. 
    • 3. Comply with the instructions you receive.
  123. If the trains momentum prevents stopping short of tracks submerged by water, what must the engineer do before reaching the water?
    Ref. 5409
    Center the reverser; open the generator field switch and place the throttle in #8 position.
  124. Do not add water to a diesel engine when a _____ indication is displayed. 
    Ref. 5410
    Hot Engine
  125. A locomotive in your consist is low on water and also has a hot engine condition. What must you do?
    Ref. 5410
    Do NOT add water when a 'hot engine' indication is displayed. Consult the Mechanical Desk for instructions.
  126. When adding water to a diesel engine under routine circumstances, what is the proper method?
    Ref. 5410
    Note the water level in the sight glass, shut down the engine if running, wait 4 minutes, verify that the water level has risen but does not continue to rise, vent the pressure for 1 minute using the pressure relief valve and fill to proper level.
  127. What is the proper operating procedure when a locomotive is not equipped with ditch lights or both ditch lights fail en route?
    Ref. 5411
    Do not exceed 20 MPH while the locomotive operates over a highway crossing at grade.
  128. The number of powered axles in use must not exceed ___ on a helper locomotive when the helper locomotive is shoving a train.
    Ref. 5502
    12
  129. The number of powered axles in use must not exceed ____ when all operating locomotives are shoving a train or cut of cars totaling more than 50 cars, and every locomotive in the consist and within twenty cars of the consist are equipped with alignment control couplers?
    Ref. 5502
    15
  130. When a reduction of powered axles is necessary, isolate locomotive from the front of the consist to rear. (True or False)
    Ref. 5502
    False
  131. When calculating powered axles in a locomotive consist, AC locomotives as __ axles?
    Ref. 5502
    9
  132. Calculate the number of powered axles in a locomotive consist with CSXT units 401, 7650, and 5930. 
    Ref. 5502/Appendix E
    19
  133. The number of powered axles in use must not exceed ___ for the operating locomotives that are pulling a train or cut of cars.
    Ref. 5502/System Bulletin
    24/ or 27 for Express Trains Q,L,S with profiles of 090-099.
  134. How must the throttle be adjusted at least 8 seconds before reaching a railroad crossing at grade or lift rails of a drawbridge when your locomotive consist contains one or more DC powered locomotives at speeds above 25 MPH?
    Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5504
    • 1. If the throttle is in a position above throttle #4, reduce to position #4.
    • 2. If the throttle is in position #4 or lower, reduce to the next lower position.
  135. Do not make throttle changes to accelerate a train having long cars in the head 1/3 of its length. This will be done:
    Ref. 5504
    While the long cars are passing through crossovers, turnouts or sharp curves.
  136. Do not use the independent brake at speeds above __ MPH to control or retard movement of a locomotive consist with cars attached. 
    Ref. 5505A
    15
  137. When using the independent brake while operating a locomotive consist that has 20 or more axles, use extreme caution at speeds below ___ MPH.
    Ref. 5505A
    15
  138. When operating locomotive consists with ___ or more axles, keep brake cylinder pressure below ___ PSI when controlling speed or stopping. 
    Ref.
    20/25
  139. You must actuate the brakes for at least ___ seconds when you have 8 locomotives in the consist. 
    Ref 5505 B
    32
  140. Except for emergency applications, avoid making brake pipe reductions after brake pipe pressure reaches the point of equalization. Doing so:
    Ref. 5505 C
    • 1. Provides no additional braking effort. 
    • 2. Serves only to waste air pressure. 
    • 3. May eliminate the ability to make an emergency application.
  141. Except to put train brakes into emergency, do not place automatic brake beyond the ______ position to apply the train brakes. 
    Ref. 5505 C
    Suppression
  142. When using the automatic brake and operating conditions permit, wait at least ___ seconds after the initial brake pipe reduction before following it with additional reductions of __ to __ PSI each. 
    Ref. 5505 C
    20 seconds/ 2 to 3 PSI
  143. When using the automatic brake, the proper initial brake pipe reduction will be:
    Ref. 5505 C
    6 to 8 PSI when the system is fully charged and at least 3 PSI greater than the total previous reduction when the train brake system is not fully recharged.
  144. When using the train brakes, you feel that the brakes are not holding or slowing the train's speed properly. What should you do?
    Ref. 5505 C
    Stop the train. If necessary, use an emergency brake application.
  145. Indications that a train's brake system is not fully charged are:
    Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5505 C
    • 1. Air flow indicator reading is higher than what it had been before the previous brake application. 
    • 2. Brake pipe pressure on rear car is lower than what it was before making the previous brake application. 
    • 3. A shorter brake pipe exhaust than when the  brake system was fully charged.
  146. At service equalization, what three volumes of air are the same pressures (equalized)?
    Ref 5505C
    Brake Cylinder, Auxiliary Reservoir and Brake Pipe
  147. What is the proper procedure if the dynamic brake warning light comes on?
    Ref. 5505 D
    Gradually reduce dynamic brake output until the light goes out.
  148. In order to comply with the maximum dynamic brake axle value allowed, how is the number of dynamic brake axles to be reduced?
    Ref. 5505 D
    On any unit except the controlling unit.
  149. The engineer should be informed of the operational status of the dynamic brakes in the locomotive consist. If the status is not known:
    Ref. 5505 D
    Test the dynamic brake at first opportunity.
  150. When using the dynamic brake while the head 1/3 of the train is passing through turnouts or crossovers and the dynamic brake axle value exceeds _____, do not exceed dynamic brake position _____.
    Ref. 5505 D
    12 axles, # 4
  151. The maximum dynamic brake axle value for a locomotive consist is ____ when any unit has coupler limiting blocks. 
    Ref. 5505 D
    20
  152. The maximum dynamic brake axle value for a locomotive consist is ____ when all units have alignment control couplers. 
    Ref. 5505 D
    24
  153. What is the dynamic brake axle value of CSXT unit 8756?
    Ref. 5505D, Appendix E
    7
  154. What is the dynamic brake axle value of a locomotive consist with CSXT units 5122, 6462 and 4831?
    Ref. 5505 D, Appendix E
    23
  155. When starting a train, keep the locomotive speed steady and do not exceed ___ MPH until the entire train is moving. 
    Ref. 5551
    2 MPH
  156. When controlling speed, handle the train in a safe and fuel efficient manner by:
    Ref. 5552
    Taking full advantage of throttle adjustments and dynamic braking when conditions permit.
  157. When using the automatic brake in conjunction with the dynamic brake and you need to release the brakes, you will:
    Ref. 5553
    Wait for the automatic brake to fully release while keeping the dynamic brake applied.
  158. Before applying the dynamic brake, the throttle must be in IDLE for at least ____ seconds before moving the dynamic brake or selector lever?
    Ref. 5553
    10 seconds
  159. When making a running release of the train brakes after desired braking is accomplished, train brakes may be released if: Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5554
    • 1. Brake pipe air is not exhausting. 
    • 2. You have made at least a 10 PSI reduction of the brake pipe. 
    • 3. Brakes on the entire train will be released before train speed is reduced to 10 MPH.
  160. When locomotive brakes will not hold a train during recharging of the air brake system, you will:
    Ref. 5554
    Apply sufficient handbrakes to hold the train during recharge.
  161. The speed and weight of the train, and severity of grade you are operating on, are the three most important factors affecting stopping distance of a train. (True or False)
    Ref. 5555
    True
  162. When cutting away from a train, you must first make a _______.  After cutting away from train an engineer must _______.
    Ref. 5556
    Full Service reduction/Place train in emergency using two way telemetry if equipped.
  163. When leaving your train unattended, in addition to applying sufficient handbrakes, you will:
    Ref. 5556
    Make a Full Service reduction.
  164. How do you condition the train brakes while the train is stopped?
    Ref. 5556
    Maintain at a least a 10 PSI brake pipe reduction, but not more than a full service reduction until the train is required to move.
  165. When possible, what are the preferred procedures while operating through an area with a temporary speed restriction?
    Ref. 5558
    • 1. Release the train air brakes before entering the restriction and do not exceed dynamic brake position #4.
    • 2. Use the lowest possible throttle position for starting or moving a train. 
    • 3. Minimize changes in train speed or slack condition and limit locomotive brake cylinder pressure. 
    • All the above. 
  166. When descending a steep grade (1% or more), what must you do as soon as it becomes apparent that train speed cannot be maintained at or below maximum allowable speed?
    Ref. 5559 A
    Place train in EMERGENCY.
  167. When descending a steep grade (1% or more),, if a train requires an ___ pound or greater brake pipe reduction to control speed to balance the grade, the train must be immediately stopped with the train brakes, using emergency if necessary. 
    Ref. 5559 A.5
    18
  168. While descending a steep grade (1% or more), you made an 18 PSI or greater brake pipe reduction mot control train speed to balance the grade. What action are you required to do?
    Ref. 5559 A.5
    The train must be stopped immediately using the train brakes, using Emergency if necessary.
  169. What are you required to do when your train, with a locomotive consist of 9000 horsepower, is cresting a steep (1% or more) at 14 MPH?
    Ref. 5559 B
    Gradually reduce throttle to at least #6 just before  the locomotive crests the grade. Do not increase the throttle position until the train speed increases.
  170. In helper service, the engineer on the lead locomotive consist operates the train brakes. (True or False)
    Ref. 5601
    True
  171. If more than 12 helper locomotive axles are required to move a train, cut the helper locomotive into the train with approximately __% of the helper locomotive tonnage rating behind the helper locomotive.
    Ref. 5602
    70
  172. When adding a helper to a train, before coupling the brake pipe hoses and opening the angle cocks, the automatic brake valve must be __ and in the ____ position.
    Ref. 5603
    Cut out/Handle off
  173. If a helper equipped train experiences an emergency brake application, the brake cylinder pressure on the helper locomotive should be actuated to ___ PSI or less to minimize in train forces. 
    Ref. 5604
    25
  174. Is it permissible for a train to cut the helper off without stopping unless equipped with a 'helper link' or similar device? (True or False)
    Ref. 5605
    False
  175. Your train has stalled on an ascending grade. After bunching the slack and stopping, but before releasing the brakes, how much should the brake pipe reduction be increased?
    Ref. 5651
    Until brake pipe pressure is 10 PSI below the point of equalization.
  176. While operating on a grade and the dynamic brake on your locomotive consist fails while in use, what are you required to do? Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5652
    • 1. Apply the independent brake immediately to avoid rapid run-out of slack. 
    • 2. If necessary make brake pipe reductions sufficient to control the speed and compensate for the loss of the dynamic braking force.
  177. When an undesired emergency application occurs or when an emergency situation arises and it becomes necessary to place the train air brakes in emergency, the engineer must operate the two-way EOT emergency toggle switch as quickly as possible. (True or False)
    Ref. 5653
    True
  178. When an emergency brake application is initiated from the automatic brake on the controlling locomotive, leave the brake valve in the EMERGENCY position, and: Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5653
    • 1. Promptly place the throttle in the IDLE position. 
    • 2. Control the locomotive brake cylinder pressure to provide the maximum retarding force without sliding the locomotive wheels or creating excessive duff forces.
  179. The brake pipe pressure on the rear of a moving train drops to 45 PSI or below. What is required?
    Ref. 5653
    Immediately make an EMERGENCY application.
  180. What are the indications of an undesired service application? Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5654
    • 1. An increase in the indication of the air flow indicator. 
    • 2. The sound of excessive regulating valve operation. 
    • 3. A drop in brake pipe pressure. 
    • 4. A decrease in train speed or increase of locomotive output without a known cause.
  181. During inclement weather conditions, test the air brake effectiveness using a split service application to make a 10 PSI brake pipe reduction. (True or False)
    Ref. 5656
    True
  182. Where can the Train Separation and Train Stall Reports be found?
    Ref. 5656
    Engineer's Reading File
  183. Engineer's must have a blank copy of the Train Separation Report and the Train Stall Report from the Engineer's Reading File before beginning a tour-of-duty. (True or False)
    Ref. 5656
    True
  184. What are the conditions that would allow a freight train to operate without two-way telemetry? Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5701
    • 1. The train contains more than 4000 trailing tons, operates on less than 1% grade and does not exceed 30 MPH. 
    • 2. The train contains 4000 trailing tons or less, operates on less than 2% grade and does not exceed 30 MPH
  185. What must a train be equipped with in order to perform air brake test using telemetry? Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5751
    • 1. The rear car must have an operative EOT.
    • 2. The controlling locomotive must have an operative HTD.
    • 3. Readouts from the EOT and HTD must not differ by more than 3 PSI.
  186. What must a train be equipped with in order to comply with the requirements to have two- way telemetry capability? Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5752
    • 1. The controlling locomotive must have an operative HTD capable of two-way operation.
    • 2. The rear car must have an operative EOT capable of two-way operation.
    • 3. The readouts of the EOT and HTD must not differ by more than 3 PSI.
  187. What are the steps required for arming telemetry for two-way operation? Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5800
    • 1. Enter the ID code of the EOT into the HTD. Press the TEST button on the EOT. 
    • 2. Press the appropriate 'ARM NOW' button of the HTD when prompted. Make certain that the emergency capability is established as indicated by an 'EMERG ENABLED' or 'ARMED' message.
  188. While en route your EOT fails. After replacing and Arming the EOT, you are NOT required to test the emergency capability. (True or False)
    Ref. 5850
    False
  189. To disarm the emergency capability of two-way telemetry, change the EOT ID Code to '00000' and press the appropriate button to disarm. (True or False)
    Ref. 5900
    True
  190. What conditions are considered as en route failures of two-way telemetry? Multiple Answer
    Ref. 5951
    • 1. When it cannot be successfully armed at a location other than the point of train origination.
    • 2. DEAD BAT (dead battery) and REPL BAT (replace battery)
    • 3. DISARMD (disarmed) and VALVFAIL (valve failure)
    • 4. FRNOCOM (front to rear no communication)
  191. Your freight train requires two-way telemetry. You have an en route failure. How are you allowed to operate?
    Ref. 5952
    You may NOT exceed 30 MPH and you may NOT move the train on 2% grades.
  192. In order for the locomotive independent brake to be cut in, the double ported cut-out cock or MU-2-A valve must be in what position?
    Ref. ABTH Appendix A 3 A
    In (Open), Lead or Dead
  193. What device is used on an EMD diesel engine to indicate that sufficient fuel is being delivered to the engine?
    Ref. Locomotive/Diesel Engine/APU Handout
    The return fuel sight glass.
  194. Where is the overspend device located on an EMD Locomotive?
    Ref. Ref. Locomotive/Diesel Engine/APU Handout
    On the front of the diesel engine, behind the engine governor.
  195. What is the normal condition of the bypass sight glass?
    Ref. Ref. Locomotive/Diesel Engine/APU Handout
    Empty
  196. Where is the overspeed device located on a GE locomotive?
    Ref. Ref. Locomotive/Diesel Engine/APU Handout
    Right rear corner of the diesel engine, below and to the right of the governor.
  197. What is indicated if fuel is found in the bypass sight glass?
    Ref. Ref. Locomotive/Diesel Engine/APU Handout
    Fuel filters are becoming restricted.
  198. Where is the low water pressure device located on an EMD locomotive?
    Ref. Ref. Locomotive/Diesel Engine/APU Handout
    Left front corner of the diesel engine.
  199. Where is the return sight glass located?

    Ref. Ref. Locomotive/Diesel Engine/APU Handout
    Right front corner of the diesel engine.
  200. On EMD locomotives, what occurs when a low oil pressure device activates?

    Ref. Ref. Locomotive/Diesel Engine/APU Handout
    The engine shuts down and the low oil reset protrudes (located on front of the governor). The alarm bell rings and the governor shutdown alarm light is lit on the affected unit.
  201. On an EMD locomotive, what happens when the low water pressure device trips?

    Ref. Ref. Locomotive/Diesel Engine/APU Handout
    Low water button protrudes, low oil pressure device (LOPD) trips shutting diesel engine down.
  202. What is the purpose of the overspeed device on a diesel engine?
    Ref. Ref. Locomotive/Diesel Engine/APU Handout
    To shutdown the diesel engine when maximum safe engine RPM is EXCEEDED.
  203. Where is the crankcase overpressure device located on an EMD locomotive?

    Ref. Ref. Locomotive/Diesel Engine/APU Handout
    Left front corner of the diesel engine.
  204. How many times can you reset the crankcase overpressure device?

    Ref. Ref. Locomotive/Diesel Engine/APU Handout
    Never, the diesel engine must remain shut down.
  205. Where is the crankcase overpressure device located on older GE locomotives?

    Ref. Ref. Locomotive/Diesel Engine/APU Handout
    Left rear corner of the Diesel engine.
  206. The locomotive is equipped with either duplex air gauges or a computer display that provides the engineer with information about air pressures. what are the names of theses gauges or displays?
    Ref. Student Guide - Air Gauges and Displays
    Brake Cylinder, Equalizing Reservoir, Brake pipe  and Main reservoir.
  207. What gauge on the engineer's control stand indicates the rate of flow of brake pipe pressure to the train?
    Ref. ABTH Glossary
    Air Flow Indicator
  208. When brake pipe pressure increases 1 1/2 to 2 pounds more than the pressure in the auxiliary reservoir, the freight car air brake control valve moves to the release position. (True or False)
    Ref. Student Guide - Automatic Air Brake System
    True
  209. How much brake cylinder pressure is developed on a freight car when a fully charged 90 PSI brake pipe is reduced 10 PSI?
    Ref. Student Guide - Automatic Air Brake System
    25 PSI
  210. Brake pipe pressure acts as a signal in a freight car's control valve. Decreasing air in the brake pipe will apply the brakes on the locomotive and the train. (True or False)
    Ref. Student Guide - Automatic Air Brake System
    True
  211. The air brake control valve on a freight car reacts to changes in the brake pipe and thereby controls: Multiple Answer
    Ref. Student Guide - Automatic Air Brake System
    • 1. Charging of the reservoirs. 
    • 2. Applying the air brakes. 
    • 3. Releasing the air brakes.
  212. When will the freight car air brake control valve move to the release position?
    Ref. Student Guide - Automatic Air Brake System
    • Whenever brake pipe pressure is increased
    • 1 1/2 to 2 PSI above that in the auxiliary reservoir.
  213. What position on an automatic brake is used to apply the maximum service application of the train brakes without applying an emergency application?
    Ref. Student Guide - Automatic Brake Handle Positions
    Full Service
  214. Under what situations would you cut out the automatic brake? Multiple Answer

    Ref. Student Guide - Automatic Brake Handle Positions
    • 1. The locomotive is the controlling unit of the in-train or rear-of-train helper. 
    • 2. The locomotive is the trailing locomotive. 
    • 3. Making a brake pipe leakage test using the brake pipe leakage method.
  215. During initial braking, what happens in the brake cylinder when you make a MINIMUM REDUCTION?
    Ref. Student Guide - Automatic Brake Handle Positions.
    You get 10 to 12 PSI brake cylinder pressure on each car in your train to gradually adjust train slack.
  216. How should the automatic brake handle be positioned on the trailing units in a locomotive consist or the controlling unit of an in-train or rear-of-train helper?
    Ref. Student Guide - Automatic Brake Handle Positions; 5355; Appendix A
    Handle Off
  217. The Automatic Brake Cut-Out Valve is a device used to cut in or cut out the automatic brake valve. Where is the device located?

    Ref. ABTH Glossary
    On the automatic brake or accessed through on-board computer screen.
  218. What position on the automatic brake is used to make a reduction of 6 to 8 PSI in equalizing reservoir pressure?
    Ref. Student Guide - Automatic Brake Handle Positions; Appendix A
    Minimum Reduction
  219. The purpose of the release position on an automatic brake valve is to:
    Ref. Student Guide - Automatic Brake Handle Positions; Appendix A
    Release the air brakes on the locomotive and train.
  220. What position on the automatic brake valve is used to create or reset an emergency brake application?
    Ref. Student Guide - Automatic Brake Handle Positions; Appendix A
    Emergency
  221. What position would the automatic brake cutout valve be in on a trailing unit?

    Ref. Student Guide - Automatic Brake Handle Positions; Appendix A
    Cut out
  222. You have made an initial brake pipe reduction. What area on the automatic brake valve is used to make reductions in equalizing reservoir pressure for additional braking up to full service?
    Ref. Student Guide - Automatic Brake Handle Positions; Appendix A
    Service Zone
  223. The Suppression position of the automatic brake valve is used to reset emergency brake application. (True or False)
    Ref. Student Guide - Automatic Brake Handle Positions; Appendix A and B
    False
  224. Correctly name, IN ORDER, the positions of the automatic brake valve, starting with the Release  position.
    Ref. Student Guide - Automatic Brake Handle Positions; Appendix A and B
    Releases, Minimum Reduction, Service Zone, Full Service, Suppression, Over Reduction, Handle Off, Emergency
  225. On locomotives so equipped, the power cut off (PC) Switch will operate when there is a penalty or emergency air brake application. When the switch operates, how will the power on the locomotive react? Multiple Answer

    Ref. Student Guide - Automatic Brake Handle Positions; PC Switch
    • 1. It will be eliminated immediately on an in-train or rear-of-train helper after an emergency application. 
    • 2. It will be eliminated immediately after an engineer initiated emergency application. 
    • 3. It will be eliminated after 20 second delay for a train-line initiated emergency application. 
    • 4. It will be eliminated immediately after a penalty application.
  226. Which of the following rule violations would result in your certification as a locomotive engineer being revoked? Multiple Answer

    Ref. Student Guide - Cardinal Sins
    • 1. You enter a work authority without permission of the employee in charge. 
    • 2. You fail to stop and provide flag protection over a public road crossing that has been required by train message or special instructions.
    • 3. You enter a Track Warrant Control (TWC) block without obtaining proper authority. 
    • 4. You place your grip on the pneumatic foot pedal (deadman).
  227. Each locomotive engineer who has received a certificate shall have that certificate in his or her possession while on duty as an engineer and display that certificate upon request to do so from the FRA or company officer.
    (True or False)
    Ref. Student Guide - Certification Requirements
    True
  228. How should the independent brake handle be positioned on trailing units in the consist?

    Ref. Student Guide - Coupling and Uncoupling Locomotives; Appendix A
    Release
  229. Each certified locomotive engineer shall report motor vehicle incidents to the employing railroad within ___ hours of being convicted for or completed state action to cancel, revoke, suspend or deny a motor vehicle license.

    Ref. Student Guide - Driver's License Requirements
    48
  230. With desktop control stands, how may the locomotive brakes be fully released after an automatic brake application?

    Ref. Student Guide - Independent Brake
    By placing the independent brake handle in the release position and pushing it to the right or pressing the pushbutton located on the independent or automatic brake handle.
  231. What is the purpose of the application zone on an independent brake?

    Ref. Student Guide - Independent Brake; Appendix A
    To increase or decrease the amount of brake cylinder pressure applied on the locomotive.
  232. With conventional brakes and EAB upright control stands (i.e. 26 brake), how may the locomotive brakes be fully released after an automatic brake application?

    Ref. Student Guide - Independent Brake; Appendix A
    By placing the independent brake in the release position and holding the handle in the actuating position.
  233. How should the double-ported cutout cock or MU-2-A valve be positioned when the locomotive is in a lead or controlling position?

    Ref. Student Guide - Independent Brake; Appendix A
    In a Lead or Open position
  234. What is the purpose of the Release position on an independent brake?

    Ref. Student Guide - Independent Brake; Appendix A
    To release the brakes on the locomotive consist after an independent brake application.
  235. Name the handle positions, feature and zone on an independent brake.

    Ref. Student Guide - Independent Brake; Appendix A
    Release, Actuating, Application Zone and Full Application
  236. How should the double-ported cutout cock or MU-2-A valve be positioned when the locomotive is in the trailing position?

    Ref. Student Guide - Independent Brake; Appendix A
    In a Closed or Trail position.
  237. What is required when an automatic drain valve on a locomotive main reservoir continuously exhausts air in the 'Automatic' position?

    Ref. Student Guide - Locomotive Main Reservoir System
    After moving the automatic drain valve to the 'Closed' position, open it a small amount to allow a very slow air leak.
  238. What is the normal operating position of the automatic drain valve on the locomotive main reservoir?

    Ref. Student Guide - Locomotive Main Reservoir System
    Automatic
  239. When will certified locomotive engineers notify the employing railroad if the person's best correctable vision or hearing has deteriorated to the extent that the person no longer meets one or more of the prescribed vision or hearing standards?

    Ref. Student Guide - Medical Requirements
    Prior to any subsequent operation of a locomotive or train.
  240. Which of the following is a Revocation Event with respect to locomotive engineer certification? Multiple Answer

    Ref. Student Guide - Revocation Event
    • 1. Failure to adhere to procedures for the safe use of train or engine brakes when the procedures are required for compliance with Class I, Class II, Class III, Transfer Train brake tests. 
    • 2. Failure to adhere to limitations concerning train speed when the speed at which the train was operated exceeds the maximum authorized limit by at least 10 MPH.
    • 3.Occupying main track or a segment of main track without proper authority or permission. 
    • 4. Failure to control a locomotive or train in accordance with signal indication, excluding a hand or radio signal indication or a switch, that requires a complete stop before passing it.
  241. You are operating your train at restricted speed and you fail to stop within 1/2 the range of vision, resulting in an FRA reportable accident or incident. Which Revocation Event did you violate?

    Ref. Student Guide - Revocation Event
    Overspeed
  242. Certain rule violations require that the engineer's certification is suspended and revoked. These violations are referred to as Revocation Events. (True or False)

    Ref. Student Guide - Revocation Events
    True
  243. What means is provided to determine how much oil is in an air compressor?

    Ref. Student Guide - Determining if locomotive is safe to start.
    A Dipstick
  244. Check the air dryer's humidity indicator when performing a Calendar Day Inspection or when making a walk-around inspection. When the indicator color is other than _____, it must be recorded on the Locomotive Work Report.

    Ref. Student Guide - Main Reservoir System
    Blue

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