LET Day 11 Review 5/14

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  1. Power off and store all personal electronic and electrical devices, including earpieces, when:
    • Train or locomotive is moving
    • Any member of the crew is on the ground during a switching operation
    • Any railroad employee is assisting in the preparation of a train for movement, or
    • Located within dispatcher, yardmaster, or operator offices
    • ref 1001.1
  2. Personal or railroad provided electronic devices may be used in the event of emergency or for __________ in case of radio or other communication failure.
    • Redundancy
    • ref 1000.2
  3. True or False
    Use radios only to perform company business or to contribute to safety.
    • True
    • ref 1003.1
  4. True or False
    Only a member of the same crew may transmit information about the position or aspect displayed by a fixed signal to train and engine employees.
    • True
    • ref 1003.4
  5. Employees must keep radios:
    • In the ON position with volume adjusted to receive communications, and
    • Set for the proper channel
    • ref 1003.5
  6. Before departing an originating terminal, what are the radio requirements for a train?
    • A working radio in the occupied controlling locomotive, and
    • Either a working radio on another locomotive in the consist, or other means of wireless communication
    • ref 1004.1
  7. Prior to beginning a work assignment, how do you test each radio and wireless voice communication device?
    • Initiate a voice transmission with another radio, and
    • Receive a confirmation of clarity
    • ref 1005.1
  8. If the working radio on an occupied, controlling locomotive fails en route, the train can continue until the earlier of what?
    • Next calendar day inspection is performed, or
    • Reaches the next forward location where facilities are available to repair or replace the radio
    • ref 1005.3
  9. Repeat radio communications from the train dispatcher that govern the movement of trains or on-track equipment on controlled tracks. Before acting upon any instructions, both parties must:
    • Confirm their mutual understanding of the communication, and
    • Give their initials to the other party
    • ref 1008.3
  10. Can the employee operating a moving train copy or repeat copied information?
    • No
    • ref 1009.1
  11. What do you use an emergency transmission to report?
    • To report
    • Accidents
    • Emergency applications of the air brakes
    • Storms, washouts, or flooding that affect safe rail operations
    • Fires on the right of way, bridges, or track structure
    • Obstructions to the track
    • Any other condition that could cause injury to employees or public, or derailment or damage to property
    • ref 1010.3
  12. What are you required to do when making an emergency transmission?
    • Transmit Emergency Emergency Emergency
    • Describe situation and location
    • If no response is received, take necessary actions to ensure safety
    • ref 1010.2
  13. What must you do when mandatory directives (EC-1) have been fulfilled, annulled, or canceled?
    • Clearly mark the directive with an X, and
    • Keep EC-1 for 7 days
    • ref 1009.5
  14. Information that is required to be copied must only be transmitted to moving equipment when the restriction is not within 3 miles unless:
    • Movement has been stopped, and
    • Employee operating the controls has been advised of the situation and can comply
    • ref 1009.2
  15. Do not act on a radio communication if:
    • Misunderstood
    • Not completed
    • Not in compliance with operating rules
    • ref 1008.1
  16. If an exchange of communications using short identification continues without interruption, when must positive identification be repeated?
    • Every 15 minutes
    • ref 1006.3
  17. How must trains and on-track equipment approach a work location that is in special instructions, dispatcher message, or for EC-1?
    • Approach prepared to comply with the instructions of the flagman
    • ref 310.1
  18. When can a Key Train proceed after going into emergency?
    • After
    • A walking inspection of entire train is performed. If stopped at a location where it is not possible to inspect the train safely, if safe to do so, the train may be moved not exceeding 5 MPH to the nearest place the inspection can be performed, and
    • The inspection reveals it is safe to proceed
    • ref 308.5
  19. When the train goes into emergency with NO adjacent tracks can you proceed?
    • Yes, if :
    • Train is not a Key Train
    • Train brakes release
    • Brake pipe pressure is restored at the rear
    • Visual inspection from the head end does not indicate any unsafe conditions
    • ref 308.7
  20. At railroad crossings at grade equipped with Stop signs, a train must not pass the Stop sign and must remain clear of the crossing until:
    • Special instructions governing the use of the crossing have been met, or
    • Given a proceed signal by a flagman if present, or
    • There is no conflicting movement and it is safe to do so
    • ref 311.1
  21. Where can you not leave equipment standing and unattended between when dealing with railroad crossings at grade?
    • Opposing signals of a railroad crossing at grade, or
    • Derails that protect a railroad crossing at grade
    • ref 311.2
  22. What document is the crew required to have prior to entering or occupying a track that is out of service?
    • Dispatcher message, or
    • EC-1
    • ref 307.4
  23. When a train goes into emergency and there ARE adjacent tracks, when can the train proceed?
    • A walking inspection of the entire train is performed, or
    • A roll-by inspection not exceeding 10 MPH is performed as long as the train meets certain conditions: Not a Key train, adjacent track is not occupied, train brakes release, brake pipe pressure restored at rear, visual inspection from head end does not indicate any unsafe condition
    • ref 308.6
  24. When protecting track that has a maximum authorized speed of 50 mph (41-90), how far should protection be provided?
    • 1 1/2 miles
    • ref 201.2
  25. What must be done if a train fouls a controlled track without authority?
    • Immediately notify train dispatcher, and
    • Provide protection against trains on that track for the minimum required warning distances in both directions
    • ref 201.5
  26. When shoving or pushing, what must the employee directing the movement communicate with the employee receiving the instructions?
    • Employee's physical location
    • Clear of all tracks
    • Position of switches and derails involved with move, and
    • Distance of the movement to be made or the sight distance available, whichever is less, in 50 ft car lengths
    • ref 406.5
  27. After receiving an EC-1 with dispatcher initials and time, there are errors found what should be done?
    • EC-1 must be released and a new EC-1 issued
    • ref 501.4
  28. Once issued, an EC-1 is in effect until _________ or ________ and must be retained and observed on all trips during a tour of duty.
    • Fulfilled or Released
    • ref 501.6
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LET Day 11 Review 5/14
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LET Day 11 Review
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