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What is a Form M?
A Form M is a mandatory directive issued by the RTC that contains essential information or instructions
Whom must Form M's be addressed to?
Those who are to execute them
Form M's must be?
Legible, without erasure or alteration
Form M's must be received by employees who are?
Qualified on Metro North Operating Rules and physical characteristics of the territory where form M will take effect.
When can an employee at the controls of a moving train or track car receive a Form M?
In the opinion of the conductor, engineer or RTC when can a Form M not be transmitted?
When it will impair the safe operation of the train.
When Form M's are being dictated and repeated, numerals in the _________ and on line _________ must be pronounced __________
1 thru 14
digit by digit
What does an employee receiving a Form M have to tell the RTC before the Form M is issued?
That the employee is ready to copy
What will the employee receiving the Form M state to the RTC when receiving the Form M?
His identification or call sign, location and that he is ready to copy
How will an RTC dictate a Form M?
Starting at the top lines and working down the form in order
After the RTC completes dictation of the Form M, what will the receiving employee do?
The employee must read back the entire Form M in the same format that it was dictated
Once the Form M has been_________, the RTc will provide the time effective and the RTC's name. The employee receiving the Form M then will repeat the__________________, and will provide his ____________
- Repeated correctly,
- Time effective, the RTC' name
- craft and last name
A photocopier, fax machine, or other electronic device may be used to transmit and reproduce the Form M. All Form M's transmitted or copied by electronic device must be checked for?
when written copies of the Form M are hand delivered to trains or track cars, what must the RTC verify?
That the conductor, pilot, engineer, foreman or track car driver are in possession of the Form M
When a Form M is physically delivered at an interlocking, the RTC must display a Stop indication until?
The engineer has acknowledge that the Form M has physically been delivered
If communication fails during transmission of Form M before the time effective has been given, can the information contained in the Form M be acted upon?
What must the RTC instruct employees receiving a Form M to do if an error discovered before the time effective has been given?
The RTC will instruct the receiving employee to destroy their copies
If an error is discovered after the time effective the Form M must?
What can be added to a Form M after the time effective has been given?
- Line 11 Blocks Clear
- Extension of time allowed under
- line 1, 2 or 3
- Cancellation or Fulfillment information
- The name and craft of the employee receiving Form M
When information is t be added by the RTC, the RTC must specify the?
Permit Number and the date of the Form M
When Form M's are dictated to an employee on a train or track car, the receiving employee must ensure that all employees addressed on the Form M?
Receive a copy prior to the first location where Form M takes effect
On a train, whom must have a written copy of the Form M?
Both, the conductor and engineer
What is required of other crew members when a Form M is issued to the conductor and engineer?
They must read and understand the information on the Form M
When must be the addressed employees read a Form M?
Immediately upon receipt
How long do Form M's remain in effect?
Until Fulfilled or Cancelled
Form M's that are fulfilled or cancelled must have what information noted on the appropriate line?
Date and Time
How will a Form M that has been fulfilled or cancelled be marked?
With an X through the body of Form M
How long are RTC's required to retain for inspection fulfilled or cancelled Form M's? Other employees?
- RTC's = 7 days
- Other employees = 1 day
How will Form M be numbered?
Consecutively by dispatching district
What is Form M line 1 used for?
- Used to authorize Scheduled trains, extra trains and track cars under MBS rules
- Track Cars, under CTC rules
- For a one-way movement
It is not required for Scheduled trains to receive a time limit for their line 1 authority? (True/ False)
What is a Form M line 2 used for?
Exclusive use of a track in both directions within specified limits
Speed restrictions given on Form M, that do not have Speed Signs in service. the ________ locations must be _____________
_____________ or other __________may also be used and must include the____________
- Catenary Locations
- clearly defined points
- the milepost location (miles and tenths)
How many Line 13 extensions may be issued for each Form M?