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A track used primarily for the repair of rolling equipment?
Where can you find a listing of all designated mechanical tracks?
Timetable special instructions.
Movements on Mechanical tracks may be made only with the permission of the ?
Designated Mechanical Department employee.
The maximum speed on all Mechanical tracks is?
Restricted speed not exceeding 5 mph.
Equipment must not pass a?
Before going on, under, or between rolling equipment, workers must display a blue signal at each end of the rolling equipment and must attach a blue signal in a _____ ______ ______ in the cabs on the _______ ___ ___ _______ ________ being protected.
Readily visible location, controlling ends of the rolling equipment.
__ ____ _____, when emergency work is to be performed on, under or between rolling equipment and a blue signal is not available, the engineer and conductor must be notified. The engineer must apply ______ _____ _________.
On main tracks, three point protection.
If switches providing access to the track are hand operated(blue signal)either:
The switches must be lined against movement to the track involved and locked with an effective locking device, or
A derail locked in the derailing position with an effective locking device must be provided. If a derail is used it must be placed not less than 50 feet from the end of rolling equipment for mechanical tracks and not less than 150 feet from the end of rolling equipment for all other tracks.
Crew members will observe their train for defects that could effect safe operations. Crew members and employees working on or near the right of way will, when possible observe ______ and ______ ______ for defects.
Passing and standing.
When safety related defects are observed on a passing or standing train, the person observing the defects will attempt to notify?
The crew of that train and the RTC.
All defects must be noted on what form on the equipment in accordance with MN-401?
In accordance with federal regulations, running gear defects require the intervention of a____ to determine whether it is safe to operate the equipment and under what conditions and restrictions?
Running gear defects are defects to any part of the equipment which involves a ______ ________, a ____ _______ ______, a _____ or a _____ _____.
A truck component, a draft system component, a wheel or a wheel component.
Running gear defects do not include defects affecting the ______ or ______ collection systems, such as traction motors or third rail apparatus.
Propulsion or power
When a running gear defect is detected, the train crew will contact the ____ and provide pertinent information about the location and nature of the defect. The ___ will contact a QMP for instructions, and the train will not proceed beyond the next forward ____ ___ _____.
RTC(twice),forward designated repair facility.
If there is a flat spot of 2 1/2 inches or less, will it be considered a running gear defect.
If a flat spot is greater than 2 1/2 inches in length or if there are 2 or more adjacent flat spots any one of which is over 2 inches, will the train be considered to have a running gear defect?
When defective equipment is operated a __ ______ ____ for locomotives and passenger equipment, or a ___ _____ ___ for freight equipment must be placed in the operating cab of the defective piece of equipment or if not equipped with an operating cab in another location as designated by company policy.
Non-compliance tag, bad ordered tag.
When passenger equipment is found to be non-compliant with FRA regulations or MNR instructions and must be moved in non revenue service to a designated repair facility, what authority is needed?
Form M Line 14.
Stop and warn orders are issued by?
Bulletin Order or by Form M Line 6.
Stop and Warn orders are also issued by?
Operating rule or timetable special instruction.
When trains are approaching a crossing and a crew member observes that the warning devices are not working as intended, the crew will?
Take appropriate action for the safety of
Pedestrians and the RTC must be notified immediately.
When a stop and warn order is in effect, the train must stop with the lead unit within ___ of the crossing.
After stopping, these actions will be taken: if the crossing is equipped with both flashers and gates and Automatic Warning Devices appear to be operating as intended and Automatic Warning Devices have been operating for at least 20 seconds and the crossing is clear:
Engineer will sound horn 4E (5)c.
Trains may proceed across the crossing, not exceeding 15 mph until the lead unit is completely clear of the crossing.
After stopping these actions will be taken: Automatic Warning Devices are not working as intended and there is a Police Officer or railroad employee wearing a reflectorized vest controlling traffic at the crossing and the. Rossini is clear:
Engineer will sound 4E(5)c.
Trains may proceed across the crossing, not exceeding 15 mph, until the lead unit is completely clear of the crossing.
After stopping these actions will be taken if the conditions in a or b have not been met:
A member of the train crew must be stationed on the ground with flagging equipment and must stop all approaching vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Once traffic is stopped and the crossing is clear, the engineer will sound engine horn signal Rule 4E(5)c and train may proceed across the crossing not exceeding 15 mph until the lead unit is completely clear of the crossing, crew member providing warning may return to train as soon as the lead unit is completely across the crossing.
In circumstances involving long term outages, special procedures may be put into effect which require a qualified railroad employee or railroad police officer to manually warn highway and pedestrian traffic of train movements over the crossing the following will apply:
DTOBO section E instruction or
Form M Line 14 will be issued to all trains using the affected crossing.
If no speed is indicated slow speed applies.
Employees must report to the RTC the location of any crossing control boxes with?
A yellow strobe light activated.
Before a crew leaves the location where a main track switch was operated all crew members must communicate with each other to confirm?
The switch and derail, if any are locked in the normal position.
Switches connecting main tracks with sidings or yard tracks are in the normal position when lined for movement on the?
Switches connecting sidings with yard tracks are in normal position when lined for?
If switch is used to clear a main track or siding, ____ and _____,if any must be in the normal position, and if so equipped, locked before reporting clear.
Switch and derail.
To operate a switch with electric lock: remove the padlock for electric lock switch in main track; equipment occupying main track must be not less than __ nor more than ___ from the switch point.
10 nor more than 70 feet from the switch point.
Main track switch targets will be a___ ___ when lined for main track and a __ _____ when lined for a diverging movement.
After locking or hooking a switch or derail the lock or hook must be ______ to ensure the switch or derail is secured.
Hand operated crossover switches must be left in?
Hand operated switches must remain in the corresponding position, except when:
1) used to provide blue signal protection
2) used for inaccessible track for protection of roadway workers
3) maintenance, testing or inspection of crossover switches is being performed in CTC territory
4) one crew is using both tracks connected by the crossover during continuous switching operations.
If switches or derails are found to be defective or associated locks found to be missing or defective report must be made to the ____ ___ ___ of the switch or derail.
Person in charge.
Locations where dual controlled switches are in service are listed in the?
Timetable Special Instructions.
Only one train at a time may operate in the controlled block where ____ ____ notification is in effect.
The RTC must verbally inform the ____of rusty rail conditions on the route of the train and must issue a ___ _ ____ _ for the train to stop and warn at all highway grade crossings with Automatic Warning Devices where rusty rail conditions exist.
Engineer, form M line 6.
Removing tracks from service where MBS or CTC rules are in effect. A ____ _ ___ _ must be issued to the RWIC requesting the use of the track.
.form M Line 3.
TheRTC must not issue a Form M Line 3 until:
1) the affected track is clear of all movements
2) interlocking signals leading to the affected track are in the stop position
3) blocking devices are applied to the controls of switches and signals leading to the affected track.
MBS and CTC rules do not apply within out of service limits. Trains and track cars must operate at ______ ____.
Where the limits of the out of service track are not protected by an interlocking or block limit signal the location of a ____ _____ and ____ ____ will be shown on Form M line 3.
Secured barricade and stop sign.
To allow a train to use the in service portion of track between the nearest interlocking and the out of service limit, the RTC must not?
Display a signal for the movement.
The location of the limit of out of service track must be shown in a _____ ___ or issued to the train by _____ _
Bulletin order or issued to the train by Form M.
Additional equipment or employees without equipment may enter the out of service track, how?
After receiving permission of the RWIC.
The RWIC must ___ or ___ a copy of the Form M taking the track out of service to the employee in charge(of additional equipment or employees).
Read or show.
The RWIC of the out of service track must write on his copy of the Form M, in the section of line 3 labeled Additional Equipment or Employees authorized to use out of service track(3 things)
1) the name of the employee in charge of the additional equipment or employees
2) the location where the equipment or employees will be working
3) the time the Form M was read or shown to the employee in charge.
If additional equipment is entering the out of service track at an interlocking, the RTC will not _____ the additional equipment to pass the stop signal governing entrance to the out of service track until he has confirmed that the employee in charge of the additional equipment or employees has the permission of the _____.
Trains and track cars on out of service track must ____ and ____ at crossings equipped with automatic warning devices.
Stop and warn.
When two or more consecutive controlled blocks are removed from service, interlocking signals and interlocking rules at intermediate. Interlockings?
Remain in effect.
Where interlocking rules are in effect, tracks will be taken out of service with?
Verbal permission of the RTC.
When necessary to remove AC or DC traction power from an out of service track, the ____ will first be removed from service then the _____ ____ will be removed.
Track, then the traction power.