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Cab signal system (CSS) rules are in effect on those tracks indicated in the?
Line special instructions or by bulletin order.
Trains operating on tracks where CSS rules are in effect must be equipped with_____ ___ _____ _____ in the lead unit, unless otherwise authorized by Timetable.
Operative train control apparatus.
When movement of non equipped trains is authorized, such movement will be made at ______ _____. The RTC must note in the record of train movements any train not equipped.
On all engines and cab cars, train control apparatus must be ___ __ and the ATC selector switch must be in the ___ ____ position at all times, except when operating where MBS rules are in effect.
Cut in, Mode Forward.
The _____ and ____ are jointly responsible for ensuring that the ATC Mode Switch is in the proper position when entering and leaving CSS territory.
Engineer and conductor.
Trains entering CSS territory from any non-CSS track must operate at ______ ____ passing the location where CSS RULES take effect and not increase speed until he train has traveled one train length.
A ____ ___ ____ ____ must be performed on train control apparatus by a Qualified Maintenance Person, no more than 24 hours prior to the departure of a train from a terminal or turnaround point.
Daily Cab Signal Test.
Where there is no valid Cab Signal Certification form(ME-8C) in the cab on the leading end of the train, the engineer shall performance ____ ____ _____ ____ prior to operating equipment, in accordance with instructions MN-401.
Cab Signal Departure Test.
A Road Train Cab Signal Test will be performed by the engineer each time he sets up a cab for operation as lead unit on a train. The Road Train Cab Signal Test will consist of:
1) examining all train control apparatus cut out switches for proper position and application of seals.
2) inspecting the Cab Signal Certification Form(ME-8c) to ensure test completion within past 24 hours.
3) examining a lighted aspect of the cab signal display to ensure the system is energized.
4) testing of audible indicator.
5) if the engine is not equipped with a mode selector switch, ensuring the ATC is activated.
When a cab signal changes to a more restrictive indication, the engineer must immediately:
Acknowledge the audible indicator
If train speed is greater than the speed authorized by the cab signal indication, apply brakes until train speed is reduced to the authorized speed.
When a cab signal changes to a more favorable indication, when can train speed be increased?
When the train has traveled one train length.
When a cab signal indication momentarily changes(flips), the engineer will make a report to the RTC, by radio as soon as possible, including the following information:
Cab signal indications involved
Whether the flip required acknowledgment.
A train will be considered to have a train control apparatus failure(failed train) when any component of the train control apparatus fails to operate as intended, such as:
The audible indicator fails to sound when required or continues sounding when not required.
The speedometer is inoperative reading 0 mph when the train is moving, or there is a continuous no motion(v zero) indication.
It is necessary to operate the cut out switch for the cab signals, ATC, ATS, or any other component of the train control apparatus, except when necessary for operation in MBS.
Damage or fault occurs to any part of the train control apparatus.
The train experiences continuous cab signal flips
A train will also be considered a failed train when the train receives cab signal indication(other than a flip) that is not in conformity with fixed signal indication or observable track occupancy or track conditions.
If the cab signal indication is more favorable than fixed signal indication, track occupancy, track conditions, or allowable speed for diverging route, the engineer will?
Immediately bring his train to a stop and call the RTC for instructions.
When a train control apparatus failure occurs, the train must not proceed until the engineer has _____ ____ _____.
Notified the Conductor.
When a train control apparatus failure has occurred, the train control apparatus on that engine will be considered inoperative until?
Repaired and tested by a QMP.
From the point of failure to the next interlocking signal, a failed train will operate at?
For all subsequent controlled blocks(failed train) the RTC must display the _____ _____ ______.
Absolute block signal.
When governed by the Absolute Block Signal, failed trains will operate at?
Slow speed within interlocking limits
MAS not exceeding 59 mph, outside of interlocking limits, approaching interlocking signals prepared.to stop.
When an RTC cannot display an Absolute Block Signal, failed may with verbal permission of the RTC accept a _____ ___ ___ indication and proceed at restricted speed.
Proceed cab indication.