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  1. What happens when the MU Emergency Shutdown switch is pressed?
    ALL ENGINES that are online in the consist are shutdown, and remain shutdown while the button is depressed.
  2. What happens if a non-complying condition that is safe to move is found while en route, can it be moved and where?
    Yes it can be moved, but only to the next forward point for repairs or until the next calendar day inspection is required.
  3. What 3 ways can a locomotive be moved if a non-complying condition is found during a calendar day inspection?
    • Lite or dead w/in a yard, not exceeding 10mph.
    • In a locomotive consist not attached to cars.
    • Isolated or shutdown (temp. permitting) when attached to cars.
  4. Who to report a non compliant condition to?
    • Train Dispatcher or Yardmaster.
    • Mechanical Desk.
    • All other crew members.
  5. If the last calendar day inspection was made the day before when is the next calendar day inspection required?
    By 2359 on the current day.
  6. When the locomotive is not being used that is due a calendar day inspection, what is required?
    Do not inspect the locomotive; attach the appropriate part of the tag to the isolation switch of that locomotive and the part of the tag to the controlling locomotive.
  7. Who is responsible to know if the locomotive has had a calendar day inspection?
    The Engineer.
  8. What is the purpose of a radiator on an engine?
    To reduce the water cooling temperature.
  9. Where can a fault message be found on newer GE engines?
    The DID panel.
  10. Who should you contact if a non-compliant condition is discovered while en route?
    Train Dispatcher or Yardmaster
  11. Is it normal for the turbo auxiliary lube oil pump       
    to continue to run after engine has been shutdown?
    Yes, 30 to 35 mins after.
  12. What is the normal condition for EMD fuel sight glasses?
    Return glass is full, bypass glass is empty. If bypass glass has fuel, it's normally a sign to replace the fuel filter.
  13. How many times can the crankcase overpressure device be reset?
  14. What are the 4 systems used on all locomotives?
    C.A.L.F Cooling, Air, Lube, Fuel.
  15. What are the 2 situations a train should be stopped and the entire train inspected when dealing with defect detectors?
    • When passing 2 consecutive DD with no response/ results of inspections.
    • when passing 2 consecutive DD traveling less than 8 mph over both.
  16. What is the max speed for a locomotive without an event recorder?
    30 mph.
  17. When would flat flat spots be considered non-compliant (2 things).
    • One or more flat spots that are 2 1/2 inches or longer. 
    • If flat spots that are at least 2 inches or more are within 1 1/2 of each other.
  18. When picking up 30 loads of grain (heavy loads)  where should they be placed in train?
    Head end.
  19. What is the max speed for a loaded coal train (unit train).
    50 mph
  20. What is the max speed for a regular freight train with 50 loads and 10 empties?
    50 mph
  21. What is the max speed for a single locomotive?
    30 mph
  22. What is the max speed when shoving locomotives and/or cars?
    30 mph
  23. What does AC stand for?
    Alternating Current traction motors.
  24. What is considered a non-compliant condition for locomotive brake cylinder piston travel?
    The amount on the Blue Card (block 10 of form F6180-49A) minus 1 1/2 inches.
  25. What is required when a defect detector gives more axles than to be known in train, and the extra axles are discovered to be HazMat?
    Train Dispatcher will either notify where crew can receive new train doc, and do not exceed 5 miles after being notified, or the dispatcher can issue a radio waybill for the car(s).
  26. When should the locomotive work report be completed?
    For each trip and/or tour of duty.
  27. What is required when a defect detector indicates "Detector Malfunction"?
    Stop and inspect entire train for defects.
  28. What is required when approaching a defect detector?
    • Be alert for greeting and or light indicator.
    • Communicate to other crew members the results and/or status of indicator light.
  29. What is required when a defect detector goes off indicating a defect?
    Slow down (with good train handling) and be prepared to stop after clearing the detector?
  30. What is required while going over a defect detector?
    • Maintain to the extent feasible, max speed.
    • If an alarm sounds begin to reduce speed and be prepared to stop after passing over the detector.
  31. What do you do if someone inspecting your train on the ground observes an unsafe condition in your train?
    Stop with good train handling and walk the entire train.
  32. What to do if someone that is inspecting your train on the ground notifies you of unsafe conditions at a specific location, and nothing was found at that location?
    Inspect 20 axles on each side of the reported location.
  33. How should you report flat spots and to whom?
    • Report on Locomotive Work Report.
    • Report to Mechanical Desk & Dispatcher/Yardmaster.
  34. What is required to adjust a cab seat NOT equipped with a spring?
    Do not adjust yourself, get help from someone.
  35. What is the max number of locomotives that can be operated when cars or a shoving platform is attached?
  36. What is the purpose of the overspeed link?
    To reset the engine's RPM's.
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