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  1. What is a block?
    Multiple Answer
    A: In signaled territory, a block is the track section between two consecutive block signals governing movements in the same direction.
    B: A track section of defined limits.
    C: A block is a location where only one train can operate.
    D: A block is the track section from a block signal to the end of signaled territory.
    • A
    • B
    • D
    • ref glossary
  2. An Absolute Signal is:
    Multiple Answer
    A: A color light, color position light, or semaphore signal with a number plate, 'P' marker, 'APP' marker, 'C' marker.
    B: A color light, color position light, or semaphore signal without a number plate, 'P' marker, 'APP' marker, 'C' marker, or 'G' marker.
    C: A signal that displays Stop and Proceed as its most restrictive indication.
    D: A signal that displays Stop as its most restrictive indication.
    • B
    • C
    • ref glossary
  3. A siding equipped with controlled signals which authorize trains to enter or leave the siding only, is called a:
    A: Signaled siding
    B: Controlled siding
    C: Excepted siding
    D: Passing siding
    • B
    • ref glossary
  4. What is the term for a signal aspect that permits a train to proceed when the condition of the block does not justify such an aspect?
    A: An imperfect signal aspect
    B: An intermediate signal aspect
    C: An inconsistent signal aspect
    D: An improper signal aspect
    • D
    • ref glossary
  5. What are the restrictions that apply to operating on 'Excepted Track'?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Trains shall not operate at more than 10 MPH
    B: Revenue passenger trains shall not operate on this track
    C: Are identified in special instructions
    D: No freight shall be operated that contains more than five (5) cars that are required to be placarded by HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS (49CFR)
    • A
    • B
    • D
    • ref glossary
  6. An Intermediate Signal is:
    Multiple Answer
    A: A block signal equipped with a number plate, 'G' marker, or 'P' marker
    B: A color light, color position light, or semaphore signal without a number plate, or 'P' marker
    C: A block signal that displays Proceed at Restricted Speed as its most restrictive indication
    D: A block signal that displays Stop as its most restrictive indication
    • A
    • C
    • ref glossary
  7. A signal imperfectly displayed (imperfect signal) is defined as:
    Multiple Answer
    A: A block or interlocking signal displaying lights not in conformity with the rules
    B: The absence of a light at a place where a color light should be
    C: The absence of a signal at a place where a signal is usually displayed
    D: A high color light signal displaying more than one light per signal unit
    • All
    • ref glossary
  8. What is the definition of limited speed?
    A: A speed not exceeding 15 MPH
    B: A speed not exceeding 30 MPH
    C: A speed that will permit stopping within one-half the range of vision. It will also permit stopping short of a train, a car, an obstruction, on-track equipment or a stop signal
    D: A speed not exceeding 45 MPH
    • D
    • ref glossary, 300.3
  9. What is the definition of medium speed?
    A: A speed not exceeding 45 MPH
    B: A speed not exceeding 30 MPH
    C: A speed not exceeding 20 MPH
    D: A speed not exceeding 15 MPH
    • B
    • ref glossary, 300.3
  10. What is the definition of Restricted Speed?
    Multiple Answer
    A: A speed that will permit stopping within one-half the range of vision
    B: It will also permit stopping short of a train, a car, an obstruction, a stop signal, a derail or an improperly lined switch. It must also permit looking out for broken rail
    C: It will also permit stopping short of a train, a car, on-track equipment, a stop signal, a derail or an improperly lined switch
    D: It will not exceed 15 MPH
    • A
    • B
    • D
    • ref glossary 300.3
  11. Instructions and mandatory directives that are issued by the train dispatcher in the prescribed form when applicable. They govern the operations of trains and are part of a dispatcher bulletin. This is the definition of:
    A: Train message
    B: Dispatcher message
    C: System bulletin
    D: General bulletin
    • B
    • ref glossary
  12. Locomotive operators must:
    Multiple Answer
    A: Pass a physical characteristics test as required
    B: Traverse the territory once every 24 months
    C: Pass a rules exam as required
    D: Traverse the territory once every 12 months
    • A
    • C
    • D
    • ref 110.2
  13. It is permissible for an employee to have an alcoholic beverage at the CSX provided away from home lodging facility.
    True or False
    • False
    • ref 106.3
  14. A locomotive operator must be fully familiar with the physical characteristics of the territory over which they are called to operate. An locomotive operator must not accept a call to operate over a territory that the locomotive operator has not been over in the previous ______ months.
    A: Two
    B: Six
    C: Twelve
    D: Sixty
    • C
    • ref 110.2
  15. What is each crew member equally responsible for?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Providing safe and efficient operation of trains
    B: Ensuring the train or locomotive is equipped with the required supplies
    C: Keeping the operating cab of the locomotive clean and free of hazards
    D: Ensure that the train is in proper sequence
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • ref 112.1
  16. When must the conductor notify the locomotive operator of restrictions imposed by dispatcher message or instructions?
    A: Not more than 5 miles but not less than 2 miles before the restriction
    B: Not more than 2 miles but not less than 5 miles before restriction
    C: Not less than 1 mile but not more than 5 miles from the restriction
    D: Not more than 1 mile but not less than 5 miles from the restriction
    A
  17. Locomotive operators must not permit unauthorized persons to operate the engine.
    True or False
    • True
    • ref 110.1
  18. One of your locomotives is shut down due to a hot engine and you will not be able to make the expected running time to your destination. What is required?
    A: Report problem promptly to the chief dispatcher
    B: Report the problem promptly to the road foreman of engines
    C: Report the problem promptly to the train dispatcher
    D: Report the problem promptly to the control station
    C
  19. Before beginning work, what is necessary for employees to read, carry and comply?
    A: Current system and/or general notice(s)
    B: Bulletins that affect their tour of duty
    C: A CSXT computerized train consists
    D: Locomotive Work Report 5001-B
    B
  20. When are CSXT employees prohibited from using or being under the influence of alcoholic beverages or intoxicants?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Reporting for duty
    B: On duty
    C: On CSX property
    D: Occupying facilities provided by CSX
    • All
    • ref 106.3
  21. What is required if when your train encounters a fusee burning on or near its track?
    A: Immediately reduce to restricted speed and not exceed restricted speed for 15 minutes after reaching restricted speed
    B: Immediately reduce to and not exceed controlled speed for 15 minutes
    C: Immediately reduce to restricted speed and not exceed restricted speed for 15 minutes, measuring the time from the location of the fusee
    D: Immediately reduce to and not exceed controlled speed for 15 minutes from the location of the fusee
    • A
    • ref 300.5e
  22. If there is any doubt as to either the meaning or the intended receiver of the signal, how must a hand signal be regarded?
    A: It must be ignored
    B: It must be regarded as a stop signal
    C: It must be regarded as a backup signal
    D: None of the above
    • B
    • ref 202.4
  23. Employees must keep constant lookout for signals. If there is any doubt as to the meaning of the instructions or for whom the instructions are intended, the movement must:
    Multiple Answer
    A: Contact by radio, the employee directing the movement for additional instructions
    B: Stop movement immediately
    C: Stop movement within 1/2 the expected distance the movement will make
    D: Not resume until the instructions are understood
    • B
    • D
    • ref 202.4
  24. How must hand signals to the employee controlling the movement be given?
    A: To correspond to the direction the locomotive operator is facing
    B: To correspond to the direction the person giving the signals is facing
    C: To correspond to the direction the locomotive is headed
    D: To correspond to the direction the locomotive operator is facing or to the direction the engine is facing, as agreed upon during the job briefing
    • C
    • ref 202.3
  25. What must be done when anticipating changing from one mode of signaling to another (radio to hand: hand to radio)?
    A: All crewmembers involved must be notified and must acknowledge their understanding before the change is made
    B: Only the locomotive operator must be notified
    C: Notification is not required when changing modes of signaling
    D: The conductor and the locomotive operator must be notified and must acknowledge before the change is made
    • A
    • ref 202.6
  26. May radio communication and hand signals, except stop signals, be used simultaneously by a crew to direct train movements?
    A: Yes, but only during daylight hours
    B: Yes, but only during yard switching movements
    C: No
    D: Yes, when authorized by the conductor or yard foreman
    • C
    • ref 202.1
  27. When must the bell be rung?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Before moving a locomotive that has been stopped for one minute or more
    B: While approaching and passing stations and public crossings at grade
    C: While moving through tunnels
    D: When approaching persons on or around the track structure
    • All
    • ref 203.1
  28. The horn should be sounded with intensity and duration to convey the intended warning.
    True or False
    • True
    • ref 203.3
  29. While sounding the horn for multiple highway crossings at grade, what will be the location of your locomotive in relation to the crossings when you finish sounding the horn?
    A: Repeated or prolonged until the engine or train is on the first crossing and it is seen that the other crossings are clear
    B: Repeated or prolonged until the engine or train is occupying the last crossing
    C: Until the train has passed over the last crossing
    D: Until it is known that all traffic is stopped at all crossings
    B
  30. What is required when the horn on the lead engine fails to operate en-route and no other engines can be used in the lead position?
    A: Operate your train at restricted speed because the horn does not work
    B: Stop and protect all highway-rail crossings at grade
    C: Approaching road crossings prepared to stop. If crossing is clear you do not have to stop your movement
    D: Operate at restricted speed until reaching next forward location where locomotive can be repaired
    • B
    • ref 203.4
  31. What must be done regarding the engine horn and bell when approaching and passing roadway workers, identified by orange/white hard hats and/or highly visible orange vests, on or about the track?
    A: The bell must be rung but the horn is not to be used except in an emergency
    B: The engine bell must be rung and the horn sounded only when approaching the workers area but not when passing the workers
    C: The bell must be rung and the horn must be sounded when approaching and passing by the workers
    D: The horn must be sounded until the roadway workers are aware of the on-coming train
    • C
    • ref 203.2b
  32. It is permissible to dim the headlights of your train as you pass over the highway grade crossing if the crossing is occupied by another train.
    True or False
    False
  33. When may the headlight of a train be turned off?
    Multiple Answer
    A: When a train is standing on a controlled track in signaled territory
    B: When a train is standing on a track other than a main track
    C: On the end of the locomotive coupled to cars
    D: When a train is standing close behind another stopped train and/or when a train is approaching from the other direction in multiple track territory
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • ref 204.4
  34. What conditions would require the headlight to be displayed on dim?
    Multiple Answer
    A: At yards where switching is being done
    B: Approaching stations where passenger stops are to be made
    C: When standing behind a stopped train
    D: While standing on a main track in non-signaled territory
    • All
    • ref 204.3
  35. What must be adhered to when the headlight of a train fails en-route and it is not equipped with operable ditch lights?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Train must be stopped and not moved until headlight is repaired
    B: The horn must be sounded frequently and the dispatcher notified at the first opportunity
    C: A white light must be displayed in its place at night
    D: The bell must be rung continuously while the train is moving
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • ref 204.5
  36. Whenever the headlight fails en-route on a train equipped with operable ditch lights, what restrictions apply?
    A: No restrictions apply
    B: The horn must be sounded frequently and the dispatcher notified at the first opportunity
    C: A white light must be displayed in its place at night
    D: The bell must be rung continuously while the train is moving
    • A
    • ref 204.5
  37. What information is required of crewmembers located in the operating cab of a locomotive to communicate to each other when seen and again when passing?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Signal aspect names
    B: Warning, Conditional stop signs and Temporary speed restrictions
    C: Yard limit signs
    D: The observance of burning fusee
    All
  38. What conditions or occurrences affecting the movement of a train must a crewmember located in the operating cab of a lead engine announce by radio?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Signal aspect name and location
    B: Entry into TWC authority, or departure from TWC authority after reporting clear to the train dispatcher
    C: Entry into a siding
    D: The presence of cars loaded with pulpwood in the train when approaching trains and equipment on adjacent tracks
    All
  39. What does Rule 300.1 and 300.2 require pertaining to maintaining the proper speed of your train?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Must be observed even if wayside signs are not displayed
    B: Train speeds must not be exceeded
    C: Train speeds may be authorized by the rules, special instructions, train documents, dispatcher message, Form EC-1 or other means
    D: Must be the lowest of the specified speeds if a conflict exists between authorized speeds
    • All
    • ref 300.1, 300.2
  40. Unless otherwise specified, to how much of the train do speed restrictions apply?
    A: To the controlling unit until it passes a permanent resume speed sign
    B: To the controlling unit until it passes temporary end restriction sign
    C: To the entire train until it passes a more favorable signal
    D: To the entire train
    • D
    • ref 300.2
  41. You encounter a yellow permanent reduce speed sign with two speeds shown on it. If you are on a freight train, at what speed are you permitted to operate?
    A: The higher speed
    B: The lower speed
    • B
    • ref 300.2
  42. While operating a train, you encounter a warning sign that is not covered by instructions. What are you required to do?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Proceed at restricted speed until released by the train dispatcher
    B: Proceed prepared to stop within two miles. If no conditional stop or temporary reduce speed sign is encountered within two miles, the train must proceed at restricted speed for an additional mile
    C: If no conditional stop sign or temporary reduce speed sign is encountered within two miles, the train will proceed at controlled speed for two miles and then may operate at maximum authorized speed unless otherwise restricted
    D: The oocurrence must be reported to the train dispatcher
    • B
    • D
    • ref 304.7
  43. You have a dispatcher message or Form EC-1 that has expired or has been annulled an you observe a conditional stop sign. How will you be governed?
    A: The train must stop and contact the train dispatcher and be governed by their instructions
    B: Attempt to contact the employee-in-charge by phone and be governed by his instructions
    C: Operate at restricted speed
    D: If unable to contact either the roadway worker-in-charge or the yardmaster, proceed through the limits of the Rule 305 at controlled speed, not to exceed 40 MPH, advising yardmaster from the first available location
    • A
    • ref 304.7
  44. If a train has a dispatcher message or EC-1 instruction that a Conditional Stop is in effect and does not find a conditional stop sign, how must the train proceed?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Proceed at controlled speed not exceeding 10 MPH until train reaches the far limits
    B: Proceed at controlled speed not exceeding 10 MPH for a distance of two miles
    C: Notify the train dispatcher that the conditional stop sign was not found
    D: Be governed the same as if the conditional stop sign was properly displayed
    • C
    • D
    • ref 304.7
  45. If a train encounters a conditional stop sign that is not covered by a dispatcher message or EC-1 instruction, what must be done?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Proceed at controlled speed until released by the train dispatcher
    B: Stop immediately
    C: Notify the dispatcher and be governed by their instructions
    D: Reduce to controlled speed not exceeding 10 MPH as soon as the sign is seen. Immediately attempt to contact train dispatcher
    • B
    • C
    • ref 304.7
  46. If a train encounters a Temporary Reduce Speed Sign that is not covered by instructions, what must be done?
    A: Reduce to restricted speed not exceeding 10 MPH as soon as the sign is seen. Immediately attempt to contact train dispatcher
    B: Reduce to controlled speed not exceeding 10 MPH as soon as the sign is seen. Immediately attempt to contact train dispatcher
    C: Unless released by train dispatcher, train must not exceed controlled speed and not exceed 10 MPH for two miles after leading end of train passes the temporary reduce speed sign or until the rear of the train passes a temporary end restriction sign
    D: Unless released by train dispatcher, train must not exceed 10 MPH for two miles after leading end of train passes the temporary reduce speed sign or until the rear of the train passes a temporary end restriction sign
    • D
    • ref 304.7
  47. How must trains operate when using tracks other than main or signaled tracks?
    A: At a speed that will permit stopping within one-half the range of vision, short of a train, a car, an obstruction, a derail or an improperly lined switch, on-track equipment or a stop signal
    B: At a speed that will permit stopping within one-half the range of vision, short of a train, a car, an obstruction, a derail or an improperly lined switch, on-track equipment or a stop signal, not exceeding 20 MPH
    C: At a speed that will permit stopping within one-half the range of vision, short of a train, a car, an obstruction, a stop signal, a derail or an improperly lined switch. It must permit looking out for a broken rail, it will not exceed 15 MPH
    D: At a speed that will permit stopping within one-half the range of vision, short of a train, a car, an obstruction, a derail or an improperly lined switch, on-track equipment or a stop signal. It must permit looking out for broken rail
    • A
    • ref 300.4
  48. Speed in a designated locomotive service or car shop repair area will not exceed 5 MPH.
    True or False
    • True
    • ref 300.4
  49. During a signal suspension the train dispatcher directs you to put the crossover switches on hand-operation and cross from #1 to #2 main. At what speed may you make the crossover move?
    A: 20 MPH
    B: 15 MPH
    C: 10 MPH
    D: 5 MPH
    • B
    • ref 300.4
  50. When a signal system is suspended or when a train is moving against the current of traffic, what is the maximum speed permitted for freight trains?
    A: 59 MPH
    B: 49 MPH
    C: 40 MPH
    D: 25 MPH
    • B
    • ref 300.5
  51. When a train inadvertently fouls the main track, how must protection be provided against train on that track?
    A: Only toward the front of the train
    B: Only toward the rear of the train
    C: In both directions
    D: Unless operating in signaled territory
    C
  52. If a train has a dispatcher message per rule 305 (work zones) in effect and does not find a warning sign, how must the train proceed?
    A: The train must stop at the conditional stop sign, until the locomotive operator is given permission by the roadway worker-in-charge to pass the conditional stop sign
    B: The train must immediately stop and must not move until authorized by the train dispatcher
    C: The train must proceed at restricted speed for a distance of not less than three miles
    D: The train may proceed at maximum authorized speed unless otherwise restricted
    A
  53. You have received permission of the roadway worker-in-charge to operate through the work limits. At what speed can he authorize you to proceed through the limits?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Restricted Speed
    B: A specific speed
    C: 20 MPH
    D: Authorized train speed
    • A
    • B
    • D
    • ref 305.5
  54. You have received a verbal release from the roadway worker-in-charge to operate to an intermediate milepost within the working limits. What is required?
    A: Movement must be stopped at the intermediate milepost until the roadway worker-in-charge grants permission to another intermediate milepost
    B: Do not enter the work limits until the roadway worker-in-charge grants permission to pass through the entire work limits
    C: Move at controlled speed not exceeding 20 MPH through the entire work limits
    D: Movement must be stopped at the intermediate milepost until the roadway worker-in-charge grants a release through the remaining portion of the limits
    • D
    • ref 305.4
  55. You are a relief crew that taxied to pick up your train on line-of-road. The train is within the limits of a rule 305 (work zone) that is in effect. You have contacted the train dispatcher and received permission to proceed. Is there anything else required?
    A: No
    B: You may proceed at restricted speed not exceeding 20 MPH until you are able to contact the roadway worker-in-charge to obtain permission to operate at a higher speed
    C: You may proceed at controlled speed not exceeding 20 MPH until you are able to contact the roadway worker-in-charge to obtain permission to operate at a higher speed
    D: You must obtain permission from the roadway worker-in-charge before proceeding
    • D
    • ref 305
  56. You have received permission to operate through the work limits of a dispatcher message per rule 305 (work zone) and are stopped by the defect detector. What is required?
    Multiple Answer
    A: You must contact the roadway worker-in-charge and advise of the reason for stopping and location of the train
    B: When you are ready to proceed, you must receive permission from the roadway worker-in-charge before beginning movement
    C: You may proceed without a release as long as you operate at controlled speed not exceeding 20 MPH
    D: You may proceed without a release complying with the last instructions received
    • A
    • B
    • ref 305.8
  57. When a train is moving and emergency application of the brakes occurs, crew members must immediately initiate an emergency radio transmission.
    True or False
    True
  58. What are you required to do if the air brakes on the moving train goes into emergency, whether you initiate the emergency application, or it was undesired?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Provide warning for any adjacent track the train dispatcher cannot protect
    B: Use the emergency tone to notify the train dispatcher
    C: You are not required to do anything because your train is protected by block signal rules
    D: Immediately initiate an emergency radio transmission by saying, emergency, emergency, emergency and provide the train ID, engine number, direction of travel, track number and milepost location
    • A
    • B
    • D
    • ref 308.1
  59. After an emergency brake application (not a key train), your train brakes are released and brake pipe pressure is restored at rear of train. Visual inspection from the head end does not suggest any unsafe conditions. What must you do?
    A: If the train is operating where there are no adjacent tracks, the train may proceed. If the train is operating where there are adjacent tracks, the train must be inspected. A roll-by inspection is permitted
    B: If the trian is operating where there are no adjacent tracks, the train must be inspected. A roll-by inspection is permitted
    C: If the train is operating where there are adjacent tracks, the train may proceed
    D: A walking inspection of both sides of the train is required
    • A
    • ref 308.7
  60. Your train has been stopped by an emergency application of the air brakes while operating in multiple track territory. If brake pipe pressure is being restored at the rear of the train, you are not required to inspect the entire train.
    True or False
    • False
    • ref 308.6
  61. You are approaching a train that is reported to be in emergency and you have been given permission of the train dispatcher to pass. How must you proceed while passing the train which is in emergency?
    A: You may not operate by the train in emergency, even with the permission of the train dispatcher
    B: At restricted speed until the leading end of your train has passed the furthest end of the standing train
    C: Contact the conductor of the train in emergency and comply with his instructions
    D: At controlled speed
    B
  62. Main tracks, including the appropriate authority for movement are designated in:
    A: Operating Rules
    B: System Notices
    C: Air Brake and Train Handling Rules
    D: Special Instructions
    D
  63. How may trains occupy tracks other than main tracks, signaled tracks or sidings?
    A: After receiving the appropriate TWC block authority
    B: Without permission
    C: On signal indication
    D: When protected in accordance with Rule 201 (provided warning)
    B
  64. With regards to railroad crossings at grade, where must engines not be detached and left standing?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Within 20 feet of absolute signals protecting a railroad crossing at grade
    B: Within 100 feet of absolute signals protecting a railroad crossing at grade
    C: Between opposing signals governing movement over a railroad crossing at grade
    D: Between derails protecting a railroad crossing at grade
    • C
    • D
    • ref 311.2
  65. When practicable, how far must cars or other equipment be left clear of crossings to relieve trains from providing protection?
    A: 100 feet minimum from the crossing
    B: 200 feed minimum distance from the crossing
    C: A reasonable distance
    D: 400 feet minimum from the crossing
    • B
    • ref 312.1
  66. The dispatcher message states that the highway crossing warning devices at Oak Road crossing have an activation failure. As you approach the crossing, a signal maintainer tells you he is flagging the crossing. How do you operate?
    A: Proceed through the crossing at normal speed
    B: Proceed with caution, not exceeding 15 MPH
    C: Contact the flagger prior to reaching the crossing and be governed by their instructions
    D: Stop at the crossing. A crewmember must flag the crossing and re-board
    • D
    • ref 314.1
  67. The train dispatcher has issued a Form EC-1 indicating an activation failure at a crossing where a quiet zone is in effect. You are not required to sound your horn for this crossing.
    True or False
    False
  68. How many hand brakes must be applied and tested on locomotives left unattended, outside a locomotive servicing track facility?
    A: Must have a minimum of one hand brake applied and tested unless otherwise provided by special instructions
    B: If coupled to a cut of cars, no hand brake is required on the engine
    C: Must have hand brakes applied and tested on all locomotives left unattended
    D: Hand brake must be applied only on the first and last unit in the consist
    • C
    • ref 410.2
  69. Unless protected by shove lights or other technological means shoving or pushing movements must be:
    A: Protected by a crewmember or other qualified employee
    B: Shoved in the clear if you know the track will hold the cars
    C: Made at authorized speed
    D: Other crewmembers will be responsible to properly line the switches when routing your movement as well as guarantee that the route is seen to be clear
    • A
    • ref 406.2
  70. What is the correct procedure for handling switches associated with crossover movements within a yard?
    A: As the train arrives at each switch location, the switch connected with the movement must be properly lined to allow for a crossover movement. After the movement clears each switch the switch(es) will be left in a corresponding position
    B: As the train arrives at each switch location, the switch connected with the movement must be properly lined. After the movement clears the switch, you must restore the switch(es) to their original position
    C: Both switches of a crossover must be properly lined before a train operates through a crossover movement
    D: Both switches of a crossover must be properly lined before a train operates through a crossover, unless one of the switches will not be used for the route. After the movement is completed, only the switch used will be restored
    • C
    • ref 401.15
  71. Crewmembers of a standing rain that is to be met or passed by another train must position themselves at least ____ feet from switches associated with the route of the expected train.
    A: 20
    B: 25
    C: 30
    D: 35
    C
  72. What must be done before an electrically locked switch or derail may be operated to enter a signaled track or to crossover from one such track to another?
    A: An EC-1 form must be completed
    B: Train must wait five minutes to secure benefit of signal protection
    C: The conductor or locomotive operator must obtain permission from the train dispatcher
    D: Protection must be provided to the front and rear as prescribed by rule 70 (providing warning)
    • C
    • ref 506.6
  73. Before occupying a controlled track, the locomotive operator and conductor must receive a:
    A: Legible dispatcher bulletin and release form that contains the correct names, employee ID's, and train ID
    B: HazGraph
    C: System Notices
    D: Train Documentation
    • A
    • ref 500.1
  74. Who must obtain a copy of a dispatcher bulletin with a release form at on duty locations?
    A: All members of the train crew
    B: The conductor
    C: The locomotive operator
    D: The conductor and locomotive operator
    • D
    • ref 500.1
  75. You are called for the Q13501. The dispatcher bulletin for your train does not contain the correct conductor or locomotive operator name and ID. What is required:
    A: Contact the train dispatcher to obtain a complete dispatcher bulletin
    B: Contact the train dispatcher to confirm the dispatcher bulletin number
    C: Use the dispatcher bulletin without further action since it is addressed to the train for which you are called
    D: Provided that the dispatcher bulletin is not over 4 hours old, use the dispatcher bulletin without further action since it is addressed to the train for which you are called
    • B
    • ref 500.6
  76. The conductor or locomotive operator must contact the train dispatcher if the difference between the time shown at the bottom of a release form and the time the crew goes on duty exceeds how many hours?
    A: 2 hours
    B: 4 hours
    C: 3 hours
    D: 1 hour
    • B
    • ref 500.2
  77. A release form did not accompany the dispatcher bulletin for your train. You contacted the train dispatcher and he released the dispatcher bulletin to you verbally. What is required?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Repeat the dispatcher bulletin number to the train dispatcher
    B: Repeat each dispatcher message to the train dispatcher
    C: Repeat total amount of dispatcher messages to the train dispatcher
    D: Record the initials of the train dispatcher and his 'OK' time on the dispatcher bulletin
    • A
    • C
    • D
    • ref 500.4
  78. The dispatcher bulletin is faxed over a fax machine and it contains the words 'CSX Technofax'. You are required to confirm the entire contents of the dispatcher bulletin with the train dispatcher.
    True or False
    • False
    • ref 500.8
  79. Once in effect, how long do dispatcher messages continue in effect?
    A: 24 hours
    B: Until fulfilled or canceled
    C: Until 2400 hours on the day they take effect
    D: Until they are superseded
    • B
    • ref 500.5
  80. When re-crewing a train at other than a crew change point, whom must the crew contact for instructions before proceeding?
    A: The control station
    B: The division superintendent
    C: The Train Dispatcher
    D: The trainmaster
    • C
    • ref 500.10
  81. A severe weather warning has been issued to your freight train that is operating on a subdivision allowing 55 MPH as the maximum speed authorized. How are you required to operate in the limits of the severe weather warning?
    Multiple Answer
    A: If unusual heavy rain or high water is encountered within the limits, you must approach bridges, culverts including other points likely to be affected within these limits at restricted speed
    B: If unusual heavy rain or high water is encountered within the limits, you must operate at restricted speed until the leading engine reaches the far limits
    C: Promptly notify the train dispatcher when observing conditions that may affect the safe movement of trains
    D: Operate through the limits not exceeding 40 MPH until the leading engine reaches the far limits
    • A
    • C
    • D
    • ref 301.7
  82. You have a dispatcher message (heat warning) in effect. The maximum authorized speed for the territory is 60 MPH. However, your train is restricted to 50 MPH due to equipment restrictions. What is the maximum speed you can operate your train?
    A: 40 MPH
    B: 45 MPH
    C: 50 MPH
    D: 55 MPH
    • C
    • ref 301.6
  83. You have a dispatcher message rule 314 (malfunctioning automatic road crossing warning device), under which of the following conditions may you proceed with caution at a maximum speed of 15 MPH?
    A: The reported failure is an activation failure and there are two flaggers present or a police officer is present
    B: The reported failure is a false or partial activation failure and there are two flaggers present or a police officer present
    C: The reported failure is an activation failure or a false partial activation failure and there is a flagger present, but not one for each direction of traffic
    D: The reported failure is an activation failure and there is no flagger or police officer present
    • C
    • ref 314.1
  84. You have a dispatcher message based on Rule 314 (malfunctioning automatic road crossing warning device), under which of the following conditions must you stop and protect the crossing?
    A: The reported failure is an activation failure and there are two flaggers present or a police officer is present
    B: The reported failure is a false or partial activation failure and there are two flaggers present or a police officer is present
    C: The reported failure is an activation failure or a false or partial activation failure and there is a flagger present, but not one for each direction of traffic
    D: The reported failure is an activation failure and there is no flagger or police officer present
    • D
    • ref 314.1
  85. You have a dispatcher message based on rule 314 (malfunctioning automatic road crossing warning device), under which of the following conditions may you continue at authorized speed?
    Multiple Answer
    A: The reported failure is an activation failure and there are two flaggers present or a police officer present
    B: The reported failure is a false or partial activation failure and there are two flaggers present or a police officer present
    C: The reported failure is an activation failure or a false or partial activation failure and there is a flagger present, but not one for each direction of traffic
    D: The reported failure is an activation failure and there is no flagger or police officer present
    • A
    • B
    • ref 314.1
  86. Who is permitted to copy a Form EC-1?
    A: Only the conductor
    B: Only the locomotive operator
    C: Any employee under the supervision of the conductor or locomotive operator
    D: Only those who are to execute the requirements
    • D
    • ref 501.1
  87. When may Form EC-1 instructions be transmitted to employees on moving equipment?
    A: Form EC-1 instructions may not be transmitted to moving equipment
    B: When the instructions can be received and copied without impairing safety
    C: When the employee operating the equipment must copy the instructions
    D: Anytime the train dispatcher deems it necessary
    B
  88. What are the circumstances where a train must be stopped before Form EC-1 instructions are transmitted?
    Multiple Answer
    A: When receiving and copying the instructions will impair the safety of the train
    B: When the employee operating the equipment must copy the instructions
    C: When the employee at the controls cannot be fully advised of the situation and cannot comply with the instructions given
    D: Anytime Form EC-1 instructions are transmitted to a moving train
    • A
    • B
    • C
  89. What is required of employees before reaching a location for which EC-1 instructions have been issued?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Reduce to Restricted Speed
    B: Confirm their understanding of the instructions with each other
    C: Remind the employee required to execute the requirements of the instructions on Form EC-1
    D: Contact the train dispatcher to make certain that the instructions still apply
    • B
    • C
  90. The train dispatcher issued Form EC-1 instructions to your train and the conductor repeated those instructions. Before issuing his 'OK' time and initials, the train dispatcher detects a discrepancy. How must it be corrected?
    A: The Form EC-1 must be cancelled and new one issued
    B: The receiving employee must destroy their copies and a new Form EC-1 will be issued
    C: The train dispatcher may issue a corrected copy of the Form EC-1, provided the employee clearly marks the corrected copy
    D: The train dispatcher must direct the receiving employee to destroy their copies or make necessary corrections on Form EC-1
    • D
    • ref 501.4
  91. The train dispatcher has issued Form EC-1 instructions to your train and the conductor has repeated those instructions. After issuing his 'OK' time and initials, the train dispatcher detects and error, which must be corrected. How must that be done?
    A: The Form EC-1 must be released and new EC-1 issued
    B: The receiving employee must destroy their copies and a new Form EC-1 will be issued
    C: The train dispatcher may issue a corrected copy of the Form EC-1, provided the employee clearly marks the corrected copy
    D: The train dispatcher must direct the receiving employee to destroy their copies or make necessary corrections on Form EC-1
    • A
    • ref 501.4
  92. What must be done with Form EC-1 instructions that have not been released or fulfilled?
    A: They must be marked then retained and held available for inspection for a period of 7 Days
    B: They must be observed on all trips during the tour of duty on which received
    C: They must be marked and held available for inspection until the off-duty point is reached
    D: They must be fulfilled or cancelled
    • B
    • ref 501.6
  93. When operating in TWC-ABS territory?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Trains may occupy control tracks with verbal authority of the train dispatcher
    B: DTC Track Warrant Rules govern
    C: Train movements are governed by signal indication
    D: General signal rules are in effect
    • A
    • C
    • D
    • ref 506.1
  94. When the authority for movement on a controlled track is designated by special instructions, dispatcher message or Form EC-1 as TWC-D trains will be governed by what?
    A: Where the TWC block limit sign is located
    B: Signal indication
    C: Line 7 of hazmat graph
    D: Verbal authority from the train dispatcher
    • D
    • ref 505.1
  95. General signal rules are in effect in Main Track Limits Signaled (YL-S).
    True or False
    • True
    • ref 508.1
  96. Trains must not enter controlled track in TWC-D territory unless?
    A: Authorized to do so by the train dispatcher
    B: The conductor or locomotive operator says its ok
    C: The conductor gives his permission
    D: They possess a hazmat document
    • A
    • ref 505.2
  97. What is your responsibility if you fail to stop the train before it passes the limits of the TWC authority you have?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Continue at controlled speed while attempting to contact the train dispatcher for instructions
    B: Notify the train dispatcher
    C: Provide warning against approaching trains
    D: Stop the train and make a reverse movement until the train is located within the section of track you are authorized to occupy
    • B
    • Cref 505.17, 506.12
  98. A train has TWC-D authority to move in one direction. How can a reverse movement be made?
    A: At restricted speed
    B: When proceeded by a flagman
    C: With authorization of the train dispatcher
    D: At track speed
    • C
    • ref 505.8
  99. You need to gain access to track, in limits you just released authority on to set a car off at an industry. What must be done?
    A: Nothing. Make the reverse movement
    B: The locomotive operator must give permission to make the reverse move
    C: The block may be entered, providing the conductor precedes the movements a sufficient distance to stop a train moving at controlled speed
    D: The train must obtain a new authority
    • D
    • ref 505.9
  100. When are you required to report clear of TWC limits?
    A: When the head end of the train is beyond the end of the DTC block
    B: When you are heading into an auxiliary track or yard track
    C: When the rear of the train is out of the DTC block
    D: Promptly, after the train clears the limits of its track warrant authority, unless otherwise directed by the train dispatcher
    • D
    • ref 505.10, 506.10
  101. What are the conditions that would allow for a train to report clear of TWC limits?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Rear-end marker is observed by a track inspector
    B: Rear car's initials and number is verified by a member of the crew
    C: If the train is clearing the main track at a hand-operated switch, the train is clear the main track and the switch (and derail, if equipped) is restored to normal position
    D: The train passes a defect detector, after exiting the block, that gives an axle count that agrees with the count of a previous defect detector or with an actual count made by a crewmember
    • All
    • ref 505.11, 506.11
  102. The train is telemetry equipped, but the lead locomotive does not have a working odometer. What requirements must be met with regard to reporting clear of a TWC authority?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Observe telemetry device information to ensure that air pressure indicates brake pipe continuity
    B: Head end of train must be at least 3 miles beyond the clearing point
    C: You must not report clear if there is an apparent failure of the EOT with regard to two-way capability
    D: Head end of train is less than 1 mile beyond the clearing point
    • A
    • B
    • ref 505.11, 506.11
  103. With regard to operating hand operated switches in non-signal (TWC) territory, what is required per Rule 505.12?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Location of the switch operated, name of employee who operated the switch
    B: Enter information on the Switch Position Awareness Form in ink
    C: Retain the Switch Position Awareness Form until the next tour of duty
    D: Time switch was initially reversed, restored and locked in normal position
    • All
    • ref 505.12
  104. In TWC-D territory, may the train dispatcher permit an engine to enter a block to assist a standing train?
    A: No
    B: Yes, but only after the train dispatcher knows that a clear understanding exists between all crewmembers, as to the location of the standing train
    C: Yes, but only after issuing a dispatcher message indicating the location of the standing train
    D: Yes, after issuing a Rule 305 (work limits) authority to the conductor or locomotive operator of the assisting engine
    • B
    • ref 505.13
  105. In TWC territory, when an engine is allowed to enter a block in order to assist a standing train, after stopping _____ from the standing train, the engine must approach the location of the standing train at ____ speed.
    A: 1/2 mile; restricted speed
    B: 1/2 mile; slow speed
    C: 1/4 mile; controlled speed
    D: 1/4 mile; restricted speed
    • D
    • ref 505.13
  106. In TWC-D territory, when ready to detach from a train and before making a movement within the same block, what must an assisting engine do?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Contact the dispatcher and get permission to detach and give location for detachment
    B: Nothing since no block authority was granted to enter the block, the assisting engine can detach and proceed in either direction
    C: The assisting engine must be protected in accordance with Rule 70 (providing warning)
    D: Detach from the standing train then remain stopped until a new authority is obtained from the train dispatcher
    • A
    • D
    • ref 505.13
  107. What must be done before equipment is left unattended on a main track where TWC-D rules are in effect?
    Multiple Answer
    A: The information provided is confirmed to be correct by all crewmembers
    B: The train dispatcher must be advised of the specific locations of both ends of the equipment
    C: Permission from the train dispatcher must be obtained
    D: The train dispatcher must be advised of the total number of locomotives or cars being left unattended
    • All
    • ref 505.14
  108. You have been instructed to pick up equipment that has been left unattended on a main track where TWC rules are in effect. What are your responsibilities as you perform this task?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Stop 1/4 mile from the standing equipment and approach the location of the standing equipment at restricted speed
    B: Stop 1/2 mile from the standing equipment and approach the location of the standing equipment at restricted speed
    C: Advise the train dispatcher of the total number of locomotives or cars moved when the equipment is removed from the block
    D: Advise the train dispatcher of the identifying initials and number of the locomotive or a car at each end of the unattended equipment
    • A
    • C
    • D
    • ref 505.15, 505.16
  109. The limits of the track warrant authority must be designated on Form EC-1 by:
    Multiple Answer
    A: Station names or milepost numbers (allowed for the from/beginning limit only)
    B: Switch or signal
    C: Control point
    D: Road crossing name
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • ref 506.4
  110. What are trains governed by when operating in TWC-D territory?
    A: Permission of the trainmaster
    B: Verbal authority of train dispatcher
    C: The proper signal indication
    D: The current day's bulletin order
    • B
    • ref 505.1
  111. What governs a train to enter and move within Main Track Yard Limits Non-Signaled?
    A: Authorized by the dispatcher
    B: Form Z authority
    C: TWC/DCS authority
    D: Rule 96
    • A
    • ref 507.1
  112. How must all trains move when occupying non-signaled main track yard limits?
    A: Restricted speed not exceeding 20 MPH
    B: Authorized speed
    C: To permit stopping within one-half the range of vision, stopping short of a train, a car, an obstruction, on-track equipment, an improperly lined switch or a stop signal, not exceeding 20 MPH
    D: Restricted speed not exceeding 15 MPH
    • C
    • ref 507.4
  113. After completing use of a Main Track Yard Limits, the conductor or locomotive operator must contact the train dispatcher and state?
    A: Report clear to the yardmaster
    B: Nothing. Your Form EC-1 has been fulfilled
    C: If main track is clear of equipment or if unattended equipment is left within limits
    D: Nothing. The train dispatcher will know when you clear the main track
    • C
    • ref 507.5
  114. How must trains approach the beginning of signaled territory?
    A: As instructed in timetable
    B: At restricted speed
    C: Prepared to comply with the first block signal in service
    D: In compliance with operating rule 46 (other than main or signaled track)
    • C
    • ref 504.2
  115. You are in helper operation, attached at the rear of the train, and while shoving the train you observe that a signal on your track is still 'Clear' after a significant portion of the train has passed the signal. What action is required?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Immediately stop the train
    B: Notify the train dispatcher
    C: Provide rear-end flag protection
    D: Attempt to stop other trains involved
    • A
    • B
    • D
    • ref 504.6
  116. You are operating on a Slow Approach indication. You observe the next signal to be Clear indication. May you operate according to a Clear indication prior to reaching the Clear signal?
    A: No
    B: No. You must continue at medium speed until the entire train passes the clear signal
    C: Yes
    D: Yes, after the rear of train passes through all crossovers and turnouts
    • D
    • ref 504.4
  117. At what speed must a train proceed when it is stopped for any reason after passing a block signal (not requiring restricted speed) in COT, TC, and CP territory?
    A: Proceed prepared to stop at the next signal, and do not exceed 40 MPH unless governed by a lower speed
    B: Restricted speed
    C: Controlled speed not exceeding the speed permitted by the previous signal
    D: Restricted speed not exceeding the speed permitted by the previous signal
    • A
    • ref 504.8a
  118. What is your responsibility if you are operating in signaled territory and the train's speed is reduced to 15 MPH or less after passing a signal governing the approach to a railroad crossing at grade or the beginning of signaled territory?
    A: You must approach the next signal prepared to stop
    B: You must approach the signal prepared to comply with the indication received
    C: You must approach the next signal at controlled speed
    D: You must approach the next signal at restricted speed
    • A
    • ref 504.9a
  119. Your train is proceeding after being stopped in a block. When may you resume the speed authorized by the last signal received?
    A: Immediately when the next signal is seen
    B: When the track is known to be clear behind you
    C: When the next signal is visible, that signal displays a proceed indication and the track is known to be clear
    D: You may proceed not exceeding the speed permitted by the previous signal
    • C
    • ref 504.8
  120. You pass a Clear indication on a signal governing the approach to a railroad crossing at grade. If your train speed is reduced to 15 MPH after passing the Clear signal, how must you approach the signal at the railroad crossing at grade?
    A: At 'Clear' speed
    B: At controlled speed
    C: At restricted speed
    D: Prepared to stop
    • D
    • ref 504.9a
  121. How far does a signal requiring restricted speed apply when operating in signaled territory?
    A: Until a signal displaying a more favorable aspect can be seen
    B: Until the leading end of the train reaches the next governing signal
    C: Until entire train has passed the next signal displaying a more favorable aspect and if train movement is into non-signaled territory, when the leading end of the train reaches the end of signaled territory
    D: Until the head end of the train clears turnouts and crossovers and the entire train has entered non-signaled territory
    • D
    • ref 504.5
  122. You pass a Clear indication on a signal governing the approach to a home signal not at a railroad crossing at grade or the beginning of signaled territory. If your train's speed is reduced to 10 MPH, how must you approach the home signal?
    A: At 'Clear' speed
    B: At controlled speed
    C: At restricted speed
    D: Prepared to stop and not exceeding 40 MPH unless governed by a slower speed
    • D
    • ref 504.9b
  123. To what extent does a signal requiring restricted speed apply when the signal governs movement into non-signaled territory?
    A: Until the leading end of the train reaches the end of signaled territory and the entire train has passed though turnouts and crossovers
    B: Until the movement of the entire train has passed though turnouts and crossovers
    C: Until the leading end of the train reaches the end of signaled territory
    D: Until the train reaches the point indicated by the train dispatcher
    • C
    • ref 504.22
  124. Movements not governed by fixed signal indication must receive permission of the train dispatcher. Once the train dispatcher gives his permission: (1) at what speed may you proceed? (2) How far does the required speed apply?
    A: (1) Controlled Speed (2) To the next signal
    B: (1) Restricted Speed (2) To the next signal or to the end of signaled territory if the movement is to enter non-signaled territory
    C: (1) Controlled Speed (2) To the end of signaled territory if the movement is to enter non-signaled territory
    D: (1) Restricted Speed (2) To the next signal
    • B
    • ref 504.3
  125. You get your train at a designated crew change point and receive permission to proceed. The signal for your train is 1/4 mile away and displays a Clear indication. How do you proceed?
    A: At controlled speed to the next signal
    B: At restricted speed until the entire train passes the next signal
    C: At restricted speed until you observe the next signal
    D: At restricted speed to the next signal
    • D
    • ref 504.5
  126. What is your responsibility if you are operating a train that is approaching a fixed signal that requires a stop?
    A: Stop before any part of the movement passes the stop signal
    B: Contact the train dispatcher to determine the reason for the stop signal if it is apparent
    C: Proceed at restricted speed to the signal
    D: Stop the movement as soon as the stop signal is in plain view
    • A
    • ref 504.20
  127. What is your responsibility if your train overruns an authority on a track that is signaled in both directions?
    A: Notify train dispatcher
    B: Provide warning as prescribed by rule 70 (providing warning)
    C: Listen for other trains that may be approaching and notify them of the situation as it is then known
    D: Notify the train dispatcher and provide warning as prescribed by rule 70 (providing warning)
    • D
    • ref 504.20
  128. What is your responsibility when you are required to pass a signal displaying a Stop indication?
    A: Receive permission of the control station
    B: Receive permission of the train dispatcher and comply with any instructions the train dispatcher gives you
    C: Stop at the signal and after waiting 5 minutes, proceed at restricted speed
    D: Receive permission of the train dispatcher and record that permission on Form EC-1
    • B
    • ref 504.21
  129. After permission to pass a stop signal has been confirmed, (1) How fast can you operate, and (2) How far does that speed apply?
    A: (1) The speed permitted by the previous signal (2) Until the engine passes a more favorable signal
    B: (1) Restricted Speed (2) Until the entire train has cleared all crossovers and turnouts and the entire train has passed a more favorable signal
    C: (1) Controlled Speed (2) Until the entire train has cleared all control point switches or spring switches
    D: (1) Restricted Speed (2) Until the entire train has cleared all control point switches or spring switches and the leading wheels have passed a more favorable signal or entered non-signaled territory
    • D
    • ref 504.22
  130. You have been given permission to take the power-operated switches off of power and place them in hand operation. How may you operate by the Stop signal when your train is located immediately beyond the signal?
    A: Put the switches back in power and obtain the train dispatcher's permission to pass the Stop signal
    B: Obtain the train dispatcher's permission to go by the Stop signal
    C: Go by the Stop signal without the train dispatcher's permission since the switches are in hand operation
    D: Put the switches back in power and go by the Stop signal without the train dispatcher's permission
    • C
    • ref 504.15
  131. If your train is operating on a signal indication more favorable than approach and you encounter a Stop or Restricted signal, what is your responsibility?
    A: Stop the train
    B: If the signal displayed is a Stop signal, place the train brakes in emergency to make certain you stop before passing it. If the signal displayed is a restricted signal, bring the train to a normal stop without placing the train in emergency
    C: Contact the train dispatcher or control station to determine whether it is permissible to pass the signal without stopping
    D: Comply with the signal indication consistent with good train handling, unless conditions require an emergency brake application and report the occurrence to the train dispatcher
    • D
    • ref 504.27
  132. If, during the course of your trip, you discover a signal that is imperfectly displayed or do not find a fixed signal where one is usually displayed, what must you do?
    A: Be governed as if the imperfectly displayed signal or absent signal was displaying the most restrictive indication that could be conveyed by that signal
    B: Be governed as if the imperfectly displayed signal or absent signal was displaying a stop signal
    C: Be governed as if the imperfectly displayed signal or absent signal was displaying a restricted proceed signal
    D: Reduce to and not exceed restricted speed until you reach a more favorable signal than restricted, or until you reach the end of signaled territory, whichever occurs firts
    • A
    • ref 504.29
  133. Color light signals are in effect. You approach a signal equipped with a number plate and the top unit is not illuminated. What action is required to comply with this signal?
    A: You must immediately stop the train and provide flag protection on both directions as required by rule 70 (providing warning). This signal is an improper signal aspect
    B: You must reduce to and proceed at restricted speed to the next signal. This is an intermediate signal and it is imperfectly displayed
    C: You must stop, then proceed at restricted speed until rear end passes the next signal. This signal is an improper signal aspect
    D: The train must immediately stop and not pass this location until the train dispatcher gives permission to do so. The signal is identified as an imperfectly displayed signal
    • B
    • ref 504.28
  134. You have been operating on an Approach signal. As you approach the next signal you observe a Clear indication, however you also observe the rear of a preceding train immediately beyond the signal. What action is required?
    Multiple Answer
    A: The train must proceed at restricted speed to the next signal
    B: Stop. Notify the train dispatcher and be governed by their instructions
    C: The signal will be regarded as 'out of service' and the train will be governed by the previous signal
    D: Until relieved by the train dispatcher, an employee must be stationed a sufficient distance to ensure protection and to notify approaching trains that might be affected
    • B
    • D
    • ref 504
  135. When an engine is switching, setting off or picking up cars at a point where the movement is governed by signal indication, and you have completed your work and recoupled to your train, how may the train proceed?
    A: At restricted speed
    B: At controlled speed
    C: The train may proceed as soon as movement is complete, train is recoupled, and the proper brake test has been given
    D: The train must not proceed except by signal indication or by permission of the train dispatcher
    • D
    • ref 504.15
  136. A switch that provides access to a signaled track must not be opened unless authorized. What can authorize the switch to be opened?
    A: If it is equipped with a Transportation lock, you may unlock the switch and proceed at restricted speed, restoring the lock after you complete your move
    B: Permission of the Yardmaster
    C: Signal indication or permission of the train dispatcher
    D: Form Z authority
    • C
    • ref 504.13
  137. When a dual-controlled, power-operated switch is in the 'hand' position, how may switching movements pass a stop signal that governs movement over the switch?
    A: Never pass a stop signal
    B: With permission of the train dispatcher for each movement that must pass the stop signal
    C: At restricted speed
    D: Only after the power has been restored to the switch
    • C
    • ref 504.15
  138. When it is necessary to leave equipment unattended on a main track, where general signal rules are in effect, what must you do?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Receive permission from the train dispatcher
    B: Make certain that the equipment is properly secured
    C: Nothing is required since the equipment is being left in signaled territory
    D: Advise the train dispatcher of the specific locations of both ends of the equipment, the total number of engine units or cars, and the identifying initials and numbers of the engine unit or of the car at each end of the equipment
    • A
    • B
    • D
    • ref 504.32
  139. In the event you are required to remove unattended equipment from the main track, what is your responsibility?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Advise the train dispatcher when the unattended equipment is removed from the block
    B: Stop 1/4 mile from the standing equipment and approach the location of the standing equipment at controlled speed
    C: Stop 1/4 mile from the standing equipment and approach the location of the standing equipment at restricted speed
    D: Do not approach the location of the standing equipment until the train dispatcher authorizes the movement through a Form EC-1 instruction
    • AC
    • ref 504.33
  140. Where COT (track signaled in one direction) is in effect, how will trains be authorized to operate with the current of traffic?
    A: Verbal instructions of the control station that will authorize their movement
    B: Verbal authority from dispatcher or signal indication
    C: DTC block authority
    D: Will be governed by TWC rules
    • B
    • ref 509.2
  141. When moving against the current of traffic, how will you approach fixed signals?
    A: At restricted speed
    B: Stop at fixed signals and then get permission of train dispatcher to pass signal
    C: At a speed that will permit compliance with the most restrictive aspect the signal can display
    D: At controlled speed
    • C
    • ref 509.6
  142. Trains moving against the current of traffic must not change direction to move with the current of traffic, unless authorized to do so.
    True or False
    • True
    • ref 509.6
  143. When a track is signaled in both directions: (1) What will authorize the movement (2) What will the authorization be for?
    A: (1) Form EC-1 will be the authority (2) The authorization will be limited to that indicated on the Form EC-1
    B: (1) Signal indication will be the authority (2) The authorization will be for movements in either direction on the same track
    C: (1) Signal indication will be the authority (2) The authorization will be for movements in one direction
    D: (1) Authority of the train dispatcher will be the authority (2) The authorization will be for movements in the direction specified
    • B
    • ref 511.1
  144. When a signal system is removed from service, what will be the authority for movement?
    A: General signal rules
    B: Automatic block signal rules
    C: Only track warrant control rules
    D: An alternate method of operation must be established
    • D
    • ref 504.36
  145. When a signal system has been suspended, what precautions must trains take unless specified by dispatcher message?
    Multiple Answer
    A: Stop at drawbridges and railroad crossings at grade and be governed by rules or special instructions in effect for that particular location
    B: Approach all public corssings at grade that are equipped with automatic grade crossing warning devices prepared to stop unless warning devices are operating
    C: Examine switch points to ensure they are lined and secured before making facing point movements over spring switches
    D: Approach all absolute signals prepared to stop and not pass these signals without permission of the train dispatcher
    • All
    • ref 504.37
  146. What do signal indications convey to trains?
    A: That the track ahead is clear of preceding and opposing train movements
    B: They authorize and govern train movement in either direction
    C: Authorization to occupy the track
    D: Train dispatcher authority to occupy and move in either direction on the track to which the signal applies
    A
  147. What is required for a train to enter signaled territory where automatic block signal rules are in effect?
    A: Block signal indication or permission of the train dispatcher
    B: A block signal indication more favorable than stop
    C: Form EC-1 authority
    D: Authority from the control station
    • A
    • ref 511.2
  148. After receiving permission to enter a track where automatic block signal rules are in effect, what is required when entrance is gained through a hand-operated switch that is not electrically locked or equipped with a bolt lock?
    A: The crew must wait 5 minutes before and after the switch or switches is/are opened
    B: The crew must wait 5 minutes before operating the switch or switches associated with the move
    C: The crew must wait 5 minutes to make certain that no other trains are operating on the track to be entered before opening the switch or switches necessary for the movement to be made
    D: The crew must wait 5 minutes after the switch or switches is/are opened
    • D
    • ref 509.3
  149. You are operating in General Signal Rule territory. You need to make a reverse movement that is entirely within the block. May you make a reverse movement without permission of the train dispatcher?
    A: Yes, as long as the reverse move is made at controlled speed and is preceded by a crewmember positioned a sufficient distance to stop a train moving at controlled speed
    B: Yes, as long as the reverse move is made at restricted speed and a crewmember or other qualified employee is positioned on the ground ahead of the leading end prepared to stop any opposing movement
    C: Yes, as long as a crewmember is stationed on the leading end of the movement to observe conditions ahead and take action to properly control the movement of the train
    D: No. You must obtain the train dispatcher's protection and permission before making a reverse move
    • B
    • ref 504.17
  150. When operating with the current of traffic in COT (track signaled in one direction) territory, and it becomes necessary to make a reverse movement, and the train receives verbal permission of the train dispatcher, what is required?
    A: Authority of the train dispatcher
    B: A signal indication
    C: Form EC-1 authority to operate against the current of traffic
    D: Proceed beyond the limits of the block at restircted sped after complying with Rule 70 (providing warning)
    • C
    • ref 509.7
  151. You are required to clear the block at a hand-operated switch at a location where COT rules are in effect. After the train is clear of the track and the switch has been restored to normal position, who must report clear to the train dispatcher?
    A: A supervisor must report clear when leaving the main track at a hand-operated switch
    B: The conductor or locomotive operators are the only crew members who can report clear
    C: The conductor is the only crew member who can report clear
    D: The conductor, locomotive operator, or member of the crew authorized by the conductor or locomotive operator can report clear
    • B
    • ref 509.5
  152. What situations may permit a train to clear a track, at a hand-operated switch, where TC rules are in effect?
    Multiple Answer
    A: When the speed over the switch is 20 MPH or less
    B: When the switch is equipped with an electric lock
    C: WHen equipped with a high stand switch and derail secured with transportation locks
    D: When the switch is equipped with a signal
    • A
    • B
    • ref 510.4
  153. When required to use a track on which you are not permitted to clear, what must you do?
    A: Do not use the track, since you cannot clear from the track you are on
    B: Be governed by the instructions of the control station or train dispatcher
    C: Make certain to leave the switch open or leave part of your train on the connecting signaled track
    D: Clear the track and post a flagman to stop trains moving toward the switch
    • C
    • ref 510.5
  154. Where CP (controlled point) signal rules are in effect, how may a train enter or foul a signaled track?
    A: By permission of train dispatcher or governed by controlled signal indication
    B: After securing a TWC block authority
    C: Only by controlled signal indication
    D: As authorized by TWC-ABS rules
    • A
    • ref 511.2
  155. you are operating your train at 50 MPH and observe a clear indication on the next governing signal in CP territory. Prior to reaching the signal, it changes to a Stop indication. You observe that the track ahead is clear. What action is required?
    A: Immediately place the train in emergency and report occurrence to train dispatcher
    B: Continue normal operation, looking out for a train ahead
    C: Take immediate action to stop the train consistent with good train handling techniques and report the signal change to the train dispatcher
    D: Immediately reduce to restricted speed, looking out for train ahead
    • C
    • ref 511.4
  156. If the train dispatcher stops a train while it is moving through a controlled point, what is required of the train?A: The crew must make a report of the occurrence to the train dispatcher
    B: The crew must inform the train dispatcher and be governed by their instructions
    C: The train must not be moved in either direction until it has received the proper signal or permission of the train dispatcher
    D: Do not move the train and report the occurrence to the control station
    • C
    • ref 511.5
  157. If a train stops less than one engine length beyond a control point signal, how may it proceed?
    A: With permission of the train dispatcher, unless the signal can be seen to convey a proceed signal
    B: By signal indication
    C: With permission of Train Dispatcher
    D: With Form EC-1 authority
    • C
    • ref 504.7
  158. If a working radio on an occupied controlling locomotive fails en route, how may the train continue

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