Questionable cases involving the adverse effects of any medication shall be referred to whom?
LIRR physician in charge
Employees who are requested to take a ___, ___, and or _____ _____ and refuse will be subject to dismissal.
breath, blood, urinalysis test
When items for ______ ______ are issued, they must be worn as prescribed.
Employees who are authorized to transact business on or about trains and at stations must be ____, _____, and _______.
courteous, orderly, quiet
When must employees expect the movement of trains?
At any time on any track in either direction.
Who are the only persons allowed to ride on engines, in operating cabs of multiple unit cars or on rear platforms without written authority?
Transportation department supervisors, trainees under the supervision of training department instructors and crew members in the discharge of their duty
Upon the request of a passenger, what must an employee provide?
Identification number, train number and other necessary information.
The conductor, engineer, or other crew member of a delayed train must inform passengers of the ____ and _____ of the delay
cause and duration
What is required of employees who change their telephone number or place of residence?
Required to give immediate verbal and written notice to the proper authority.
What constitutes an operative communication signal appliance between the cars of a passenger train and the engine.
An electrical buzzer
A train must not start unless?
The proper signal is given
Any object waived violently by anyone on or near the track is _________
signal to stop
On multiple tracks a train finding a fusee burning red on its track must
stop extinguish the fusee and proceed at restricted speed
Accidents defects in tracks, bridges, culverts, highway crossing protective devices, third rail or any other unusual condition which may affect the safe movement of trains must be promptly?
Protected by a flagman. a report must be made at once to the movement bureau
What is the authority for employee to collect a fare and must be worn with prescribed uniform while performing service?
Hat and badge
Employees performing flagging duties for outside contractors must have what equipment?
approved hard hat
approved safety vest
What must all train and engine service employees have on their person while performing their duties
a white light
who can operate a train?
qualified engineer or engineer trainee under the personal supervision of an engineer or other qualified employee
What must the conductor announce upon pulling into every station?
station, train time and destination
Explain the procedure that must be followed when a crew member has been on duty for 10 hours
The conductor or engineer must contact the movement bureau and be governed by their instructions, if no immediate instructions, they must be contacted in 30 minute intervals
what is the procedure when a non employee has an accident?
(AR-NE) non employee accident report form must be completed for all accidents. Employee who first comes in contact with the injured party will be responsible to complete the form.
procedure when an employee has an accident
(AR-1) Employee accident report. Employee must report to the long island rail road medical examiners office at 9 am on the following day. If unable to go must still contact the medical office.
What are the ways to obtain standard time?
2 second tone every hour on the hour CH 2
check with block operator
check with an employee who has standard time
check standard clock
D in the schedules stands for?
regular stop to discharge passengers. train must not depart more than 3 minutes in advance of scheduled time at D stops except jamaica where S.I 1092 is in effect. Passengers will be accepted at all D stops except the final station.
E in the schedules stands for?
Regular stop for employees
Q in the schedules stands for?
Non revenue passenger carrying train
Departure/Arrival time for equipment trains
Employees will not consider these trains to be legal dead head trains
S in the schedules stands for?
Z in the schedules stands for?
abbreviation for months of the year
___ ___ time will apply
Employees connected with the movement of trains must use a ______ _______
how long is a timetable in effect?
each timetable from the moment it takes effect supersedes the preceding timetable
What happens to a train when its timetable is superseded?
it loses both right and schedule and may only proceed as provided by rule 97.
when do schedules of the new timetable take effect?
at the leaving time and date from their initial station
what does it mean when one time is given for a train at any station?
unless otherwise indicated the leaving time
Where does time apply on single track
On single track where rule 251 is in effect at the first switch where an opposing train clears. where there is no switch time will apply at the station
Where does time apply on two or more tracks?
On two or more tracks where rule 251 or 261 is in effect time will apply at the station
How are scheduled meeting times indicated in the timetable?
by figures in full face type
How are scheduled meets indicated in the timetable?
Scheduled meeting times are indicated by figures in full faced type. The numbers of trains to be met are shown in small figures adjoining in brackets.
What does it mean when both the arriving and leaving times of a train are shown in full faced type?
One or more trains are to be met between those times.
What must all train and engine service employees be in possession of for passing signals and other purposes?
___ of the prescribed color must be used by____ and _____ of the prescribed color must be used by _______.
Flags by day lights by night
What does the color red indicate?
stop and for other uses as prescribed by the rules
What does the color yellow indicate?
as prescribed by the rules
What does the color green indicate?
proceed and for other uses as prescribed by the rules
What does the color blue indicate?
see rule 26 and for other uses as prescribed by the rules.
What does the color white indicate?
as prescribed by the rules.
What does the color amber indicate?
train marker light and for other uses as prescribed by the rules.
What must be done if a train finds a fusee burning red near its track in multiple track territory?
stop and then proceed at restricted speed
What must be done if a train finds a fusee burning red on or near its track in single track territory?
stop extinguish the fusee and proceed at restricted speed.
Who must be notified if a fuse is found burning on or near a track?
The block operator or train dispatcher
Where must hand, flag and lamp signals be given?
From a point where they can be plainly seen in a manner that can be clearly understood and given sufficiently in advance to permit compliance.
what must be done if there is any doubt concerning the meaning of a signal or for whom it is intended or if the signal disappears from view?
The movement must be stopped
In relation to door operation, what is the indication for swing the lamp horizontally across the track?
Doors not clear keep doors open.
In relation to door operation, what is the indication for raise and lower the lamp vertically?
doors clear close doors
What does a continuous blast of the engine whistle or horn indicate?
Is an emergency signal for all crew members to apply air and hand brakes on the train
If the communicating signal appliance becomes inoperative, how may the train proceed?
After a proper understanding has been reached between the conductor and engineer as to how the train will be operated
When must a train's headlights and auxiliary lights be extinguished?
When a train turns out to meet another train and is stopped clear of the main track
When must headlights and auxiliary lights not be dimmed?
When approaching or passing over public crossings at grade.
Explain the procedure that must be followed if both auxiliary lights fail after departure from an initial terminal
train must not exceed 20 mph over crossings at grade. The equipment may remain in service until the earlier of the next calender day inspection or the nearest forward point where the repairs can be made.
Where will yard engines display the headlight?
to the front and rear at all times
What should be done when the prescribed markers become inoperative?
On the rear of the train by day a red flag and by night a red light. red light will be displayed on the rear of trains while passing through tunnels.
What signals will be displayed on the rear of every train at all times as a marker?
A fixed electric marker illuminated to show red on each side of the rear of the train or an electric flasher illuminated to show amber to the rear of the train
Who is responsible for displaying the markers?
The conductor is responsible to know that a crew member has displayed the proper markers
If an employee observes a passing train with improper display of headlights, markers and auxiliary lights what must they do?
Must be reported to the train and the movement bureau
What is a blue signal?
A blue signal is a blue flag, blue light or a blue tag by day or a blue light or illuminated blue tag by night.
What does a blue signal signify? what instructions must be followed when a blue signal is displayed?
It signifies that workmen are on under or between rolling equipment
the equipment must not be coupled to or moved
other equipment must not be placed on the same track so as to reduce or block the view of a blue signal
rolling equpment must not pass a blue signal
When workmen are on, under, or between rolling equipment on main track, where must a blue flag be placed?
At each end of the equipment
Where must a blue flag be placed when workmen are on, under, or between rolling equipment on a track other than a main track?
Blue signal must be displayed at or near each manually operated switch providing access to that track
who provides protection for workmen when they are on tracks where the switches are remotely controlled?
The train dispatcher or block operator controlling the switches
What is the maximum authorized speed within all maintenance of equipment service areas?
not exceeding 5 mph
In yards where will a blue flag that clamps to the rails be placed?
at the yellow clearance marker of the track
Explain the procedure that must be followed when applying a blue signal to the controls of an MU locomotive
The red emergency brake valve handle in the engineers compartment will be pulled, applying the train brakes in emergency. The blue signal will be affixed to the red emergency brake valve handle. At night this signal will be illuminated.
What procedures must be followed when applying a blue signal to the controls of a diesel locomotive?
The blue signal will be affixed to the throttle and at night the blue signal will be illuminated
_____ _______ is a designated train and engine service employee who is temporarily assigned to a train or yard crew to assist the crew in assembling, disassembling, or operating trains.
In zone A when a color light signal that normally uses two lights per aspect is displaying only one light and it can be determined that the aspect is more favorable than stop, how may the train proceed?
at restricted speed
Who may remove a blue signal?
Can only be removed by the same craft or group that displayed them
What must be done if a fixed signal is absent or missing from a place where it is usually shown?
It must be regarded as displaying the most restrictive aspect that can be given by that signal and the train dispatcher or block operator must be notified.
When a signal is imperfectly displayed how must it be regarded?
As displaying its most restrictive aspect
What are the exceptions when an imperfectly displayed signal will not be regarded as displaying its most restrictive aspect?
1. if there are insufficient lights but the aspect can be positively determined the indication of that aspect will govern
2. if there are insufficient lights but it can be positively determined that the aspect is more favorable than stop and proceed trains may proceed at restricted speed
How must a fixed signal be regarded when too many lights are illuminated?
as displaying the most restrictive aspect that can be displayed by that signal.
Who must be notified any time a signal does not conform, is imperfectly displayed or absent from a place where it is usually shown?
train dispatcher or block operator
How can a train pass a fixed signal indicating stop?
erbal authority rule 241
Clearance card form A
Verbal permission console operator PSCC
What must be done when a train is stopped by a home or interlocking signal?
The conductor or engineer must immediately ascertain the cause
How will a train operate after having passed a distant signal (with a "D") and stops for any reason, including a stop at a passenger station or reduces its speed to less than 10 miles per hour.
Approach the next home signal prepared to stop and not exceed a speed of 30 mph unless the speed of the train is further restricted.
When must the engine whistle or horn be sounded?
At all places required by rule, special instruction, or law. It must be sounded at all whistle posts, standard or portable, unless otherwise provided, and when necessary to prevent accidents.
What equipment will utility assistant conductors use when assigned to handle yard switches?
Will use a yellow flag by day and a yellow light by night to give signals
When the engineer of a train observes a distant signal equipped with a yellow disc on which the letter "D" is shown in black, the engineer must?
communicate the name of the aspect to the conductor or another qualified crew member designated by the conductor as soon as the signal is clearly visible. In multiple track territory the engineer must include the track number.
(true or false) When an engineer observes a distant signal equipped with a yellow disc on which the letter "D" is shown in black, only aspects of stop and proceed, caution, and approach must be verbally communicated with the conductor or another qualified crew member?
FALSE. all signals must be communicated
When automatic speed control rules are not in effect and a engineer passes a distant signal and is approaching the home signal at stop and proceed, does the engineer have to communicate the aspect to the conductor or designated crew member?
no it must be communicated when it is more favorable than stop and proceed
mu or push pull train in 409 territory with an asc failure. Train passes a signal displaying an aspect of approach or less favorable what must the engineer do? And procedure at the next signal?
verbally communicate the name of the aspect to the conductor or another qualified member of the crew and include the track number in multiple track territory.
The next signal when more favorable must also be communicated by the engineer.
if the engineer or another crew member fails to control the speed of the train in accordance with the signal indication or any other condition requiring the speed to be reduced, other crew members must?
take appropriate action including stopping the train to insure safety.
What signals will be used by employees performing flagging duties?
Day signals- red flag with 5 fusees
night signals- white light with 5 fusees
What is the minimum number of fusees that must be carried as part of flagging equipment in all services?
minimum of 5 fusees
Who is responsible for knowing that the crew is equipped with the necessary train signal appliances before leaving a terminal and enroute?
conductors, engineers and assistant conductors
all train and engine service employees must be equipped with a ______ _______ for use in passing signals and for other uses.
Where will permanent speed restriction signs be located?
at the proper braking distance from the points of restriction to permit the required reduction in speed to be made
How are permanent speed restriction signs put into service?
by general order or general notice
When may the speed of a train be increased after passing through a temporary speed restriction area?
Trains must not resume maximum speed until the rear of the train has passed the temporary resume speed sign.
name the temporary speed signs in the order in which they would be seen along the right of way.
temporary advance speed limit sign
temporary speed limit sign
temporary resume speed sign
what will be used in lieu of temporary advance speed limit signs and temporary resume speed signs when they are not immediately available?
Yellow flags and lights and green flags and lights
How are temporary speed signs placed in service?
By general notice or form L
explain how a train is superior by direction?
Eastward regular trains are superior by direction to westward regular trains unless otherwise specified.
Who signs all general orders and general notices?
General superintendent- transportation.
New rules annulments and changes in the rules will be made effective how?
General orders or general notices
Employees, when reporting for duty, must examine the?
What must an employee do if reporting to duty at a location where there are no general orders or general notices posted?
contact the block operator
The block operator will contact the train dispatcher for instructions. Train dispatcher must inform the employee by form L of all information contained in the GN which affects the movement of their train.
How much time may elapse before an employee must make a trip in service to maintain qualifications on the physical characteristics over a specific portion of the railroad in zone c ?
within a 36 month period.
What action must be taken by the conductor or engineer of a train found in a condition that might interfere with the safe movement of that train.
immediately contact the movement bureau
When crews re-rail cars or engines, what must be done?
Inspect them for bent axles or other defects.
What must be done when a defect is found on equipment?
That piece of equipment must be set out and the movement bureau notified.
What must be inspected when wheels become overheated due to sticking brakes?
The wheels must be inspected.
Employees must observe passing trains for _____ whenever possible.
what type of switches must a track car not trail through?
hand thrown switch
electric yard switches
automatic safety switches
When a track car number exceeds four numerals, how must it be designated?
It will be designated by the last four numerals.
(true or false) If track cars are equipped, they will comply with rules 17(headlights) and rule 19(markers)? And if not equipped will display ____ ____ to the front _____ ______ to the rear at night and in tunnels.
How may a track car enter a block at a block station where manual block signal system rules are in effect?
with a hand sign or verbal permission from the block operator in addition to the proper signal aspect
What is the most restrictive aspect of a numbered home signal
What is the most restrictive aspect of an automatic block signal in automatic block territory
stop and proceed
What is the most restrictive aspect of a distant signal in automatic block territory
stop and proceed
What is the most restrictive aspect of a distant signal in manual block territory
What is the most restrictive aspect of an interlocking signal
In Manual block signal system territory, when authorized by the train dispatcher track cars may enter the main track at _________
How can a track car be admitted to an automatic block occupied by another track car?
What does a track car need to enter a track on which rule 410 is in effect?
entrance signal is displaying an absolute clear,absolute medium clear,absolute slow clear or flashing slow approach or when authorized by form L or rule 241.
What is a track cars authority to enter the main track from an electric lock switch and how must they proceed to the next interlocking?
verbal permission from the train dispatcher through the block operator and the track car must continue at restricted speed to the next interlocking.
Where can a track car enter the main track where rule 261 is in effect?
Electric Lock switches
locations controlled by a Home Signal
Where can a track car clear the main track where 261 is in effect?
When authorized by the train dispatcher, track cars may clear the main track at road crossings.
What must a track car do before and after entering an interlocking.
Before entering contact block operator for permission and after notify the block operator that they are clear.
(true or false) more than one track car may be admitted into a block or an interlocking and may be operated as one unit with permission of the train dispatcher through the block operator.
at D stops when may a train leave in advance of its scheduled leaving time?
not more than 3 minutes in advance of scheduled leaving time, except in Jamaica where special instruction 1092 is in effect.
Two or more tracks where rule 251 is in effect and on tracks where 261 is in effect trains may leave in advance of their scheduled leaving time at stations ________
not scheduled to receive passengers.
On two or more tracks where rule 251 is in effect and on tracks where 261 is in effect trains may leave in advance of their scheduled leaving time at passenger stations with verbal permission from?
A representative of the general superintendent of transportation.
In Jamaica when can a train leave in advance of its scheduled leaving time?
with a blue light in the center of the platform or verbal permission from the station master or his representative in addition to proper signal indication.
on single track where rule 251 is in effect can a train run in advance of its schedule
Can a train leave in advance of its scheduled leaving time in 261 single track territory?
A unit of track cars may only be separated at a _____ or ______ station.
block, Interlocking station
Who must be notified when a train has a condition that may delay or prevent it from operating at maximum authorized speed?
How long are timetable schedules in effect?
unless fulfilled are in effect for 12 hours after their time at each station.
regular trains more than twelve hours behind either their scheduled arriving or leaving time at any station lose both ____ and ______. Thereafter the train may proceed as an _____ train.
right, schedule, extra (rule 97)
On single track where rule 251 is in effect, a train must not leave its ______ ________ or a _______ or enter ________ _______ until it is ascertained that all ______ trains due which are superior have arrived or left.
on single track where rule 251 is in effect, ______ trains must clear the ______ and ______ of opposing regular trains by ______, unless otherwise provided by form L.
not less than 5 minutes
describe two ways that a regular train may lose its schedule?
schedule is annulled by Form L
Train has not fulfilled its schedule within 12 hours
(true or false) Form L line 1B will allow an assisting train to run on the scheduled time of a disabled train in a rescue scenario
On single track where rule 251 is in effect, how will extra trains be governed with respect to opposing extra trains?
At meeting points between extra trains which train takes the siding?
train in the westward direction must take the siding unless otherwise stated in the Form L.
explain superiority between extra trains?
There is NO superiority between extra trains.
At meeting points between regular trains, which train will take the siding?
The inferior train must take the siding unless otherwise provided by form L
Except where rule 261 is in effect, what will be issued to establish meeting points on single track?
Form L will be issued to establish meeting points
(true or false) at meeting points between extra trains, the train in the eastward direction is the superior train unless otherwise provided?
false (no superiority between extra trains)
At meeting points what procedure must be followed if the train to be met has not arrived?
The conductor or engineer of the waiting train must contact the block operator or train dispatcher immediately.
(True or False) On single track where rule 251 is in effect, a train may run in advance of its schedule with permission from the general superintendent transportation.
How are yard limits specified?
by timetable special instructions
How are yard limits indicated?
by yard limit boards
What is the purpose of yard limits?
Allow extra trains to occupy single main track without form L
How are meets established where rule 261 is in effect?
meets in the timetable are tentative and are established by signal indication.
Within yard limits, movements not authorized by timetable schedule or Form L may be made ?
with proper signal indication or permission from the block operator
Within yard limits at what speed will extra trains move?
At restricted speed unless the track is known to be clear by block signal indication.
When two trains coupled, where may they uncouple?
Unless otherwise provided, at a block or interlocking station.
what is the authority needed for an extra train to operate on two or more tracks?
proper signal indication or permission from the block operator
List the time when an extra would not need a running order to operate where rule 251 is in effect?
in 251 two or more tracks- proper signal indication or permission of the block operator
in 251 single track- within yard limits
A coupled train to another train must be considered one train for ?
the purpose of observing fixed signals
How is a train authorized by a timetable schedule designated in Form L and other forms?
schedule and engine number.
how are regular trains identified?
leading engine number
How is a passenger extra train designated in form L and other forms?
by engine number and direction
On single track where rule 251 is in effect an inferior train must be notified by form L about the engine number of an opposing regular train. (True or False)
On single track where rule 251 is in effect, when will an extra train not need a form L to run?
within yard limits
What authority is needed for a work train to run in single track territory where rule 251 is in effect?
What authority is needed for a train which is not authorized by a timetable schedule to run on single track where rule 261 is in effect?
proper signal indication or permission from the block operator.
(true or false) On two or more tracks, extra trains do not need form L to run, regardless of whether the train is in 251 or 261 territories.
How must trains approach the end of two or more tracks and movable bridges?
prepared to stop unless the switches are properly lined and signals indicate proceed
At a movable bridge if a signal cannot be changed from stop signal to a more favorable aspect, explain the procedure that must be followed by the train crew?
It must be ascertained that the rails are properly lined and locked, and that the bridge is safe for movement. This will be done by inspection of the block operator or upon instruction from an authorized representative of the engineering department.
When will a movable bridge be listed on the station pages of the current timetable?
When its not part of an interlocking
When required to perform flagging duties for a disabled train, what are the minimum distances that a flagman must go back and what else must be taken into consideration in how far a flagman goes back?
manual block- 1200 ft
automatic block- 500 ft
The flagman must, in addition to the minimum distances, take into consideration the grade, curvature of track, weather conditions, sight distance and any other conditions which would affect the manner in which protection must be afforded.
what is the authority for an extra train to operate within yard limits?
Proper signal indication or permission from the block operator.
How is an extra train identified
all trains will be identified by the leading engine number
How is a regular train identified?
all trains will be identified by the leading engine number
When may a flagman return to the train after flagging is no longer required?
When recalled and safety to the train permits the flagman may return to the train leaving a lighted fusee
An eastbound train on track 2 breaks down after striking debris and the conductor orders two crew members to provide flag protection on each end of the adjacent track (track 1). How will the conductor recall the flagman on the east end of Track 1?
by sounding 5 long on the engine whistle or horn.
When it is necessary to provide flag protection upon reaching the distances as per the special instructions, what must be done?
The flagman will display one lighted fusee.
Where manual block signal system rules are in effect rule 99 will apply?
for following movements when a disabled train is awaiting the arrival of an assisting train.
(note for rule 100)
Even though rule 100 relieves a crew from providing flag protection for following moves on the same track, flag protection must still bee provided to the rear of a train when running against the current of traffic? (true or false)
Explain the procedure that must be followed after a train is stopped suddenly by an emergency brake application or becomes disabled under unusual circumstances.
Tracks which are liable to be obstructed must be protected at once in both directions until it is ascertained that they are safe and clear for the movement of trains. radio transmission must be made to the block operator and to other trains operating in the area.
When receiving foul time by the train dispatcher through the block operator, what must permission to foul include?
The designation of the track to be fouled
the location where the track will be fouled
the time limits of the foul time
When does foul time become effective?
Once the information has been correctly repeated to the train dispatcher/block operator
whenever foul time is requested by a roadway worker, the train dispatcher and block operator must?
ensure no trains have been authorized to move in the direction of the working limits
stop signals are displayed and effective blocking devices are applied to switches and signals leading to the affected track
hold feature applied unless otherwise provided
Ways to establish working limits on a main track?
Foul time and working limits protection must be maintained until?
the roadway worker in charge reports clear and releases the working limits
List the methods that will ensure that the track within the working limits is physically inaccessible?
Flagman holding all trains clear of the working limits
A switch or derail aligned to prevent access to the working limits secured with an effective securing device
Remotely controlled switch aligned to prevent access to the working limits and blocked by the train dispatcher or block operator
trains and roadway maintenance machines within the working limits shall move?
only as directed by the roadway worker in charge and at restricted speed
When cars are being pushed, where must crew members be stationed?
conspicuous position on the leading car to determine track ahead is clear
When an engineer can no longer see a hand sign while pushing cars, under what circumstances may the movement continue?
if a back up valve or back up hose is being used.
where should cars be placed if they are left adjacent to a public crossing at grade?
as far from the crossing as conditions permit
What does a sign reading stop tank car connected indicate to a train crew?
indicates that tank cars are connected to stationary pipes for loading or unloading.
What instructions must a train crew follow after encountering equipment on a track displaying a sign that reads stop tank car connected?
Cars must not be coupled to or moved. other cars must not be placed on the same track so as to obstruct the view of the sign without first notifying the person who placed the sign.
cars occupied by passengers and cars placed on tracks occupied by such cars, must be handled by?
an engine with air brakes in service
When may a switch be left open for a following train?
if in charge of a crew member of that train.
what is the normal position of a derailing device?
set to derail
When are conductors and crew members not responsible for the position of switches and derails used by them?
when a utility assistant conductor is stationed
explain the procedure to be followed with regard to throwing switches for a train about to utilize a crossover?
both switches of a crossover must be open before a train or engines starts to make a crossover movement, and the movement must be completed before either switch is restored to normal position
what must crew members do before moving equipment that is laid up over hand operated or automatic safety switches?
crew members must check the switches and know they are in proper position before movement is attempted.
What do crossties indicate?
indicate the fouling point of the track on which the tie is located
How must a train approach switches where utility assistant conductors are stationed?
unless otherwise provided at restricted speed
(true or false) Crossties which are painted yellow across the top of the tie for its entire length indicate the fouling point of the track on which the tie is located?
Where trains are required to report clear of a main track the report must include?
that the main track switch has been lined normal and locked.
how is a spring switch identified?
by a white disc with the letters SS in black
what colors are displayed on the switch lamp of a spring switch and what do these colors indicate?
Displays a green light in both directions indicating switch points are in normal position
display a red light in both directions when the switch points are in the reverse position or not properly lined.
(true or false) it is never necessary to operate automatic safety switches by hand for trailing point moves?
false.(during periods when ice and snow may accumulate)
What is the maximum authorized speed on a secondary track?
restricted speed unless otherwise provided.
What is the maximum authorized speed on a siding?
restricted speed unless otherwise provided
What authority is needed to occupy a secondary track?
proper signal indication or permission of the block operator unless otherwise provided by timetable special instructions.
(true or false) rule 100 relieves a crew from providing flag protection to the rear of a train on a secondary track
False (rule 105)
A secondary track may be used in the reverse direction without permission from the block operator (TRUE OR FALSE)
True only in a emergency under flag protection
In case of doubt or uncertainty, the _____ course must be taken
When can mile post numbers be used in form L, general orders, or general notices?
when the mileage figures on the station pages of the timetable conform with the mile post locations on the right of way,
When and how may a train move through standing water?
with permission from the general superintendant of transportation When the depth of water does not exceed 2 inches from the top of the rail at a speed not exceeding 2 mph
What authority is needed for a train to operate against the current of traffic?
When two or more tracks are in service how are they designated? and where is there use indicated?
designated by number
use indicated in the special instructions of the timetable
What must be done when a train crosses over to or obstructs another track?
it must be first protected as prescribed by rule 99 unless otherwise provided (interlocking)
All movements on tracks used for passenger trains, not protected by a block signal system or by an interlocking must be made?
Movements on tracks other than main tracks, unless otherwise specified must be made at
on other than main tracks, how must trains approach highway crossings
prepared to stop sounding the warnings prescribed by rules 14L and 30
Crossties which are painted yellow across the top of the tie for its entire length indicate? Can cars be left standing at this location?
the limits of crossing protection track circuits
Where must cars be placed if they are left on tracks adjacent to a public crossing?
Must be left at least 100 feet from the crossing whenever possible
In a Loss of electrical power what position will automatic gates assume?
Form L will be issued by _____ and over the signature of ________
General superintendent transportation
What does a form L contain?
information essential to the safe movement of trains
Form L must be written without ______, _____, or _______
Under what circumstances will a form L line not be circled?
When line 5 is being used for the sole purpose of completing the form with the signature of the GST
When required what must be circled in form L other than the line number?
the portion indicating speed signs installed
Each line of a form L is a?
Instructions written in form L must be _____,
______ and issued in the _______ lines when applicable
Figures written in Form L instructions must not be surrounded by ______, ______ or other _____ except when?
the Line number must be circled
How are form L numbered?
consecutively each day beginning 12:01 am.
How are Form D numbered?
consecutively each day beginning at 12:00 am
All types of form L may be issued with an old date when necessary (true or false)
who are form L addressed to?
to those who are to execute them naming the place at which each is to receive a copy
Who are form L for a train addressed to?
conductor and engineer and anyone who acts as the trains pilot.
who are form L for a train crew addressed to?
conductor and engineer
What must a conductor or engineer do immediately after receiving a form L and how will this be done?
inform all crew members of the information contained in the body of the form L in person or over the radio.
What information may be added to a form L once it has been made complete, and how many times may information be added to a form L?
Line 1A time extended and can only be extended once
When transmitting form L by telephone or radio, name all items that must be pronounced first and then spelled?
In form L time must be stated in _____ and duplicated in ________
105 one five pm
150 one fifty pm
Even numbered hours such as 10:00 am are permitted to be used in form L? (true or false)
When will single numbers and fractions not be written in a Form L in words?
Automatic signal No
form L number
In Form L regular trains will be designated by?
schedule and engine number
In form L extra trains will be designated by?
engine number and direction
How is distance or footage written in a form L?
those numbers must be written in words
C&E Eng 515 is a from L address for?
Engr & Driver TC 82 is a form L address for?
track geometry car
Engr & Driver DC SRS 123 is a form L address for?
Driver TC 471 is a form L address for?
Under what conditions may a form L be typed?
capitol letters must be used
for the movement of an engine of another company the _____ as well as the ____ ______ will be used
Form L copy made by other than the original opr what is the procedure.
the initials of the block operator that recopies the form L must be shown next to the name of the original block opr.
Who authorizes photo copy of form L?
chief train dispatcher
When will complete time for a form L be given by the train dispatcher?
when form L has been repeated correctly by the block operator.
What action should a train crew take if the means of communication fail before a form L is made complete?
trains addressed must not proceed or be permitted to proceed until communication has been reestablished.
if necessary to extend the time a track has been taken out of service more than one time on a form L what is the procedure?
an additional form L must be issued and the original form L may be annulled.
Where will the initials of the GST be recorded on a form L?
when will line 5 on a form L be circled?
if additional instructions information is required in line 5
When will line 5 on a form L not be circled?
when no instructions information are given in line 5
name all things that must be done by the employee receiving a form L over the radio after it has been repeated?
employee receiving the form L must record their name and the time the form was repeated in the space provided then deliver a copy to all other persons addressed
What must be done with a form L received over the radio after they have been fulfilled, superseded or annulled?
must be marked with an x then retained and held available for inspection for a period of 7 days
How long are form L in effect?
until fulfilled, superseded or annulled
How long are form D in effect?
until fulfilled or canceled
Any part of a form L specifying a particular movement may be either ______ or ________
What is the procedure if a train order signal is displayed in conjunction with any aspect other than stop signal?
engineer must bring the train to a stop immediately contact block opr and be governed by their instructions.
after a train order signal has been displayed how must it be acknowledged?
the engineer must acknowledge the train order signal by two short sounds of the whistle or horn and via radio.
when form L are hand delivered to a train where will it show the total number of form L and their numbers
on the appropriate portion indicating the amount of form L and their numbers.
If a discrepancy is found with the amount of form L and form numbers after it has been delivered to a train, the train must come to a stop and receive an additional form L correcting the discrepancy before proceeding (True or False)
train can proceed upon verbal instruction from the train dispatcher through the block opr
name 3 instances when a train must be stopped when receiving form L.
(ENGR CHANGING SPEED)engineer doesnt recieve a copy
changing superiority of a train
speed restriction in close proximity
If a train order signal is displayed in error, the train may continue with verbal permission from the train dispatcher through the block operator and proper signal indication (true or false)
a train must be stopped if the conductor does not immediately receive his copy of a form L (true or false)
what can be added to a form D once its given a time effective?
track clear information
addition line 2 authority
addition line 3 authority
Line 1A on form L will be used for removing a track from service for what purposes?
when necessary to establish working limits for roadway worker protection
when necessary for testing equipment
who is form L line 1A authority issued to when removing a track from service?
roadway worker in charge and to the block operator controlling train movement at the entrance to the working limits.
when a track is removed from service to establish working limits, the rules in effect on that portion of track remain in service ( true or false)
when a track is removed from service to establish working limits unless otherwise provided what will remain in service?
timetable special instructions, interlocking, home, manual block and block limit signls
what is the speed that trains or roadway maintenance machines will operate at within the working limits established by a form L line 1A?
unless otherwise provided restricted speed
how may a train or roadway maintenance machine enter the working limits at a location not controlled by the block operator?
read or shown a copy of the form L by the RWIC named in the form L.
how may a train or roadway maintenance machine enter the working limits at a location controlled by the block operator?
with permission from the rwic and authorization from the train dispatcher the block operator will issue a copy of the form L to the employee in charge of the equipment.Then the train dispatcher will authorize rule 241 to enter the out of service.
under what conditions will line 1B of a form L be used?
when necessary to remove a track from service and assist a disabled train when not possible for an engineer to return to their train or when the disabled train is not within sight distance of the nearest opposing home signal.
What must the train dispatcher determine before form L 1A authority is issued?
(stop block hold track)
stop signals are displayed
blocking devices applied to controls of signals and switches leading to track
hold feature applied to track
track is clear of all train movement
who has authority in a form L line 1A issued for testing purposes? what must the form L state?
must state speed will be determined by the transportation supervisor in charge
When can a track be taken out of service and have equipment within the limits before the form L has been issued?
A form L 1A may be issued for testing purposes with the testing equipment standing within the limits designated in the form L
after form L line 1B is issued, what are the procedures that the disabled train must adhere to?
disabled train must remain where they are standing until the assisting train or engine arrives and assists
the crew must provide flag protection as per rule 99
within the specified limits issued in a form L line 1B, what speed must the assisting train operate at?
who may be used as a RWIC in a Form L 1B?
a qualified employee of the disabled train or a transportation supervisor
Line 1B authority to enter the working limits must not be given to anyone other than?
assisting train or engine crew
when will line 2A and/or 2B on a form L be issued?
when crossing protection is out of order and needs to be protected
when will line 2C on a form L be issued?
when traffic is not set in the direction of the movement to protect crossings as determined by the train dispatcher
(against direction of traffic)
when will line 2D on a form L be issued?
when necessary to proceed at restricted speed over a portion of track due to various conditions not limited to track conditions, police activity etc.
under what conditions will line 3 on a form L be issued to a train?
when temporary speed restrictions are in effect.
when will it not be necessary to circle the portion indicating speed signs installed?
when the speed given is restricted speed.
what is the train dispatcher looking to establish when issuing a form L line 4?
a meet between opposing trains
form L line 5 will be issued for forms not specified in?
lines 1 through 4
In a speed restriction issued for zone A territory the branch portion will indicate?
Form L line 1 through 4 may not be issued in conjunction with form L line 5 (true or false)
when will "GETS THIS FORM AT" be stated in a form L?
when a form L is sent to a superior train at the meeting point
when a Form L restricting the superiority of a train is issued to the train at the point where its superiority is restricted
If a superior train is at the meet location when a form L is issued what line of the form L must be used to establish the meet?
Line 5. This line will be used for the meet and when necessary to have additional information pertaining to a meet
under what conditions will a rights over order be issued to a train?
when necessary to permit an inferior train to pass from single track to end of main track or
from single track to location with a home signal
Form L rights over is issued. How can you move the inferior train if the superior hasn't arrived?
set up a meet
annul the form L and the train is now superior
2701 rights over 2702
2701 meet 2702
how can 2702 leave without 2701 arriving at meet? What if it was an extra instead of 2701
2.annull schedule 2701
3.annull both orders
if it was an extra all except (2) because extra has no schedule
a schedule that has been annulled by a form L may be restored only one time per day.(true or false)
false. schedule cannot be restored
what forms of a form L may never be combined?
(TSK)T providing for a movement in an occupied block
S-K annulling a schedule
under what conditions may part of a form L be annulled?
when that part of the form not annulled is clear in its wording.
What key words are used in a superseding order?
A form L may be superseded only once (true or false)
any form superseded must not be superseded more than once
what does a train need operating against current of traffic?
Condition of the block
Hand sign (controlled)
under what conditions will verbal permission from the train dispatcher through the block operator be the authority to pass a stop signal?
Enter out of service track
Engineer to return to their train
absolute Signal cant be displayed
Signal cant be displayed due to trk condition or trk work
Signal imperfectly displayed or isn't in usual spot
Assisting a disabled train within sight distance of a home signal
A form L which has been superseded must be issued under its original number (true or false)
false. always new number
In single track 251 territory where must a flagman be positioned if his train cannot clear the time and block of an opposing regular train by not less than five minutes?
to the front of the train minimum of 1200 ft.
Can more than one train me annulled in the same form L?
yes. (cant combine with other forms)
Under what conditions will verbal permission alone be used as authority to assist a disabled train?
1.In two tracks where rule 251 or where 261 is in effect the disabled train is stopped within sight distance of the signal where the assisting train will begin its opposing movement and communication between the crews is maintained or
2.the assisting train is operated by the engineer of the disabled train in any territory
The assisting train may receive verbal permission from the train dispatcher through the block opr to pass a stop signal and assist a disabled train before it reaches the signal in order to expedite the move (true or false)
when receiving verbal permission to pass a stop signal what must the permission include?
Other information as may be necesary
after receiving verbal permission to pass a stop signal, how must the train proceed?
Restricted speed until entire train clears all interlocking switches prior to the next interlocking signal unless otherwise provided by form L and
Received more favorable signal
Enters manual block territory unless further restricted
Enters out of service track with other than restricted speed
Assisting engine has coupled to disabled train.
When passing an interlocking signal at the entrance to a track where rule 410 is in effect and an aspect of any type of absolute cannot be displayed for a train with a malfunction of the ASC apparatus or is not equipped the train must operate at _______ to the next interlocking.
What is the procedure for the disabled train when waiting to be rescued without a form L?
remain where they are standing until the assisting train or engine arrives and assist
provide flag protection as prescribed by rule 99
before giving permission to pass a stop signal what must the train dispatcher determine?
train is stopped at the signal for which permission will be given to pass
the route is properly lined switches and derails in the proper position blocking devices applied
no opposing or conflicting movements have been authorized
BDA to protect against opposing movements on the same track
How are temporary manual block signals placed in service?
Form L or general notice
Freight trains of ____ or more cars or having tonnage of____ percent or more of the prescribed engine rating may proceed at _____without stopping at signals displaying a yellow disc on which is shown the letter G in black.
On a block limit signal where will the yellow light be placed?
next to track governed
when will an approach block limit signal not apply for a train when it passes it?
train authorized by clearance card form K to pass the block limit station as though clear block signal were displayed
what does the numeral on the signal mast of a distant switch indicator indicate?
number of facing point switches connected to the signal
distant signal markers and delay in block signs are used in automatic speed control territory
(true or false)
in automatic block signal territory were asc rules are not in effect
manual block signal system territory
a freight train encounters a signal displaying an aspect of stop and proceed. on the signal mast is a yellow disc with the letter G in black. what does this indicate to the train crew?
if the freight train has 90 or more cars or having tonnage of 80 percent or more may proceed at restricted speed without stopping at signals with a yellow disc with the letter G in black.
what signal precedes a block limit signal?
approach block limit
what type of signals are capable of displaying an aspect of advance approach?
position light signal
color light signal
block signals govern the use of blocks. they supersede the superiority of trains where rule 261 is in effect (true or false)
explain all the ways that a clearance card form K may be annulled?
the train dispatcher annuls the clearance card form k for an enroute train
train clears a main track and reports clear of the block
Explain the procedures prior to a verbal annulment of a clearance card form K.
when authorized by the train dispatcher the block opr will contact the train and tell them to make a safe stop to annul their form K
once the train is stopped the conductor must report trains location and that the engineer has been informed in person of the planned annulment.
Train dispatcher may authorize block opr to annul form K with the crew
the names of the conductor, engineer, and block operator in addition to the annulling and repeat times and the location of the train at the time of annulment must be recorded on all copies of the form K and the block and train sheets.
after receiving a clearance card form A to pass a stop block signal to do station work when can a train proceed?
after the conductor or engineer obtain block authority on clearance card form K
what authority would a passenger train need to follow another train into a manual block at a hand operated switch in order to proceed in the opposite direction?
permission from the block opr for a 327 move and once on the main track a verbal clear block is needed from where the train stands to the station.
when coupled trains are separated, the block operator must regard each portion as an _____ _____
if a signal failure occurs and a manual block signal cannot be changed from stop signal the block opr when authorized by the train dispatcher may admit a train to a block as authorized by ________
What authority is needed for a train to run against the current of traffic?
train order authority
A ____ by day and a _____by night are clear block signals
To operate against the current of traffic a train only needs a form L (true or false)
also needs condition of the block
In manual block signal system territory when will trains not have to approach home signals prepared to stop?
when a distant signal is in service
name all the ways to obtain condition of a manual block?
KFVFVHKentucky Fried Veil Fuck Very Hot
Verbal permission on the main clear block
Hand sign green flag day green light night
A train having passed beyond the limits of a manual block must not re-enter that block without receiving ______ from the _______.
train dispatcher through the block opr
when a train clears the main track any crew member authorized by the conductor may report clear of the main track (true or false)
when a train reports clear of the main track what must the report include?
main track switch is lined normal and locked
A block station must not be considered closed except as provided for by _______ or _______
Hand signals will be used for blocking trains moving against the current of traffic (true or false)
at open block stations hand signals will be used for blocking trains moving against the current of traffic
A train must not _____ over to another track between _____ _____ and from that point proceed with the current of traffic without ____ from the ____ ____ through the _____ _____
what is the maximum authorized speed for an MU train?
How much advance time must a watchman give to warn roadway workers of an approaching train?
at least 15 seconds
What block rules will be observed when running against the current of traffic?
manual block rules
what is the MAS for passenger and freight trains when running against the current of traffic?
What is the maximum authorized speed for a track car?
40 mph unless further restricted
a train crew member is not permitted to work more than 12 consecutive hours except in an emergency (true or false)
Except as affected by rule 410, rule 409 is in effect in all interlockings where speed control rules are in effect (true or false)
The result of a speed control departure test must be recorded on form ________
List all things necessary for a work extra train to enter single main track at a hand operated switch where rule 251 is in effect?
Condition of the block
A speed control certification form is valid for a maximum of _____ hours. However, engineers are required to perform a speed control departure test after more than ____ hours has elapsed since the previous test was performed.
If the ASC initial departure test fails or if the system is inoperative in either non speed control territory, or in an interlocking with speed control where a train will be entering non speed control territory upon leaving the interlocking, how far may that train proceed to?
first interlocking in speed control territory or to its final destination in non-speed control territory
When must the automatic speed control and cab signal apparatus on the controlling locomotive be tested?
on departure from its initial station unless previously tested and has a valid certification form.
What speed must a train be operated at if the cab signal indicator displays a 15 code?
must proceed at restricted speed until a more favorable cab signal indication is received. If its displayed in conjunction with interlocking signals displaying aspect of slowclear, slowapproach train will proceed at slow speed.
How must a train be governed after receiving a cab signal indication that conflicts with a wayside signal?
the more restrictive indication will govern.
When do indications on the cab signal indicator supersede fixed signal indications?
when the cab signal indicator changes to a more restrictive or more favorable indication after passing a fixed signal.
under what circumstances will the cab signal indicator not predict conditions ahead?
engine is pushing cars, or
a train is operating against the current of traffic
If the ASC is cut out for a train to operate against the current of traffic, it must be cut back in upon entering speed control territory. the train must operate as though a speed failure had occurred until the ASC switch has been re-sealed.(true or false)
when speed control cuts back in the train should operate as normal
after receiving a more favorable cab signal indication, when may the engineer increase the speed of the train?
when the train has run its length
who may authorize the movement of a train which is not equipped with ASC apparatus?
General superintendent transportation
in 410 territory the conductor or engineer must always get permission to cut out the ASC (true or false)
no permission needed if brakes will not release
Maximum authorized speed for a diesel train with a speed failure is 60 mph provided that the cab signal indicator and warning device are both operative (true or false)
False. Its 40 mph
60 mph for MU
a train must not enter a block, _____the main track or _____ from one main track to another without the _______________ or___________
who must indicate the condition of the block
proper block signal aspect
permission from the block operator
Distant signal markers and delay in block signs are used in automatic speed control territory (true or false)
automatic blog signal territory where automatic speed control rules are not in effect
manual block signal system territory
automatic block signals never supersede the superiority of trains (true or false)
unless otherwise provided by rule 251 or 261
what authority is needed for a train to enter an automatic block at a hand operated switch?
permission from the train dispatcher through the block operator
At what speed will a train operate after entering an automatic block at a hand operated switch? How long will that speed be sustained?
restricted speed to the next signal even though the indication of that signal can be observed before it is reached.
A train which has passed beyond the limits of an automatic block where rule 251 is in effect must not re-enter that block without ______ authorizing it to do so.
In automatic block territory where rule 251 is in effect, what is a trains authority to make a reverse movement within the limits of a block?
permission from the train dispatcher through the block operator under flag protection at restricted speed.
How may a train that passes beyond the limits of an automatic block where rule 261 is in effect, re-enter that block?
permission from the train dispatcher through the block opr or proper interlocking signal indication.
How must a train that is operating against the established direction of traffic approach grade crossings?
approach the crossings prepared to stop and not proceed over crossing until gates are in the horizontal position or protected by a crewmember until the train has passed the next interlocking signal.
When switching at an interlocking, how may a movement be made beyond interlocking limits and against the current of traffic?
permission from the block operator and under flag protection.
A train clears the main track at a hand operated switch in Automatic block territory. The switch is restored to the normal position, but the conductor has not yet reported clear of the main track. can the switch be opened again without permission from the block operator? why?
No. The train needs permission from the train dispatcher through the block operator.
What authority is necessary for a track car to operate in automatic block territory?
Permission from the train dispatcher and permission from each block opr in charge of the portion of track over which movements are to be made.
Under what conditions may a train follow a track car into an Automatic block?
What rules are observed when a train is operating against the current of traffic?
manual block signal system rules
How long must a train proceed at restricted speed after it encounters a signal displaying an aspect of stop and proceed?
to the next signal even though the indication of that signal can be observed before it is reached.
In what specific territory will block signal indications not supersede the superiority of trains?
single track 251 opposing moves
How may a train pass a signal displaying stop in zone A?
verbal permission from the console operator at PSCC
What is the authorized speed for an alcohol spray car?
20 mph spraying sand
30 mph spraying alcohol
40 mph not spraying
Explain the location of the territories that make up zone C zone A and zone D
C- Long Island Rail Road entire system including west side yard
A- Amtrak N.E. corridor-New York division A to Harold including all tracks in Penn Station and Lines 1,2,3,and 4. Arch street access (over sub 1 and sub 2 and North Runner).
D-NYAR jurisdiction, NYAR secondary No 1 and No 2 track, "C" secondary track, Montauk cut off secondary track.
Where rule 261 is in effect trains must not enter the main track at what type of switch?
switch not equipped with an electric lock without Form L authority.
Before giving a train which has passed beyond the limits of a block permission to re enter a block, what must the dispatcher determine?
Track is clear of opposing movements
Blocking devices applied to protect against opposing movements
Signals governing opposing movements are at stop
A train making a reverse movement to a point not clearing an interlocking and then being verbally authorized to resume normal movement with the direction of traffic must operate?
at restricted speed until governed by a more favorable signal.
When the condition of the track is such that track circuits may not shunt properly not more than one train will be permitted to run between block stations and interlockings unless?
following trains are notified by form L to stop short of preceding trains occupying the main track without signal protection.
when a train clears the main track at a hand operated switch or crossover and the switches have been restored to the normal position it must be reported clear of the block by?
conductor engineer or authorized crew member
Before giving a train permission for a switching move in a interlocking against the current of traffic beyond the limits the block operator must determine?
that no trains have been given permission to enter the block in the direction of the switching movement from the next block station or interlocking.
List all purposes of clearance card form A?
Represent All Superior Opposing Regular Trains Due have arrived or left within last 12 hours
To permit a train to pass a stop block signal and enter an occupied block at restricted speed behind another train to do station work. The conductor or engineer must obtain block authority on clearance card form K before proceeding from the station.
What is the primary purpose of clearance card form K?
To pass one or more block limit stations as though a clear block signal were displayed
What are all the purposes of a clearance card form K?
To pass one or more block limit stations as though a clear block signal were displayed
report clear at
report arrival at
Annull K card for en route train
What is your authority to pass a stop block signal to do station work?
clearance card form A
Within an interlocking, _______ supersede the superiority of trains.
Train crews are relieved from providing flag protection as per rule 99 within interlocking limits because of the provisions of rule 100 (true or false)
605 interlocking rule
What is a trains authority to pass a stop signal within an interlocking?
Verbal rule 241
When switching at an interlocking movements may be made against the current of traffic beyond interlocking limits with?
permission from the block operator and under flag protection
When an interlocking and or block station is open at a time other than designated by timetable trains must be notified by________
If a stop signal is disregarded within an interlocking how may the block operator stop all movements in that vicinity?
By whatever means necessary and notify the next block or interlocking station and then the train dispatcher.
How must a train proceed after being delayed between a distant signal displaying an aspect more favorable than approach and a home signal?
Approach home signal prepared to stop and notify the block opr.
When may a train begin to move again after being stopped by the block operator within an interlocking?
after receiving the proper signal or permission from the block opr.
Within an interlocking a reverse move may be made?
proper interlocking signal aspect or permission from the block opr.
Within an interlocking after permission is received from the block opr to move the train, what speed must a train be operated at and how long must that speed be sustained?
Not exceed restricted speed to the next signal.
CH 1 radio
Train to fixed locations
also CH 3
CH 2 radio
movement bureau train dispatchers
CH 3 radio
Train to fixed locations (CH 1)
Yard and freight operations (except Babylon Yard)
CH 4 radio
Maintenance of Equipment, Intra train and Babylon yard
Each radio and all primary and redundant wireless communication equipment shall be tested as soon as practicable to ensure that the equipment is functioning properly before departure from a terminal. List two exceptions to this testing requirement.
A Crew turns with equipment and the radio is functioning properly
A crew changes equipment and theirs a job briefing between crews and its verified that the radio is functioning properly.
The occupied controlling locomotive in a train must be equipped with a working radio (true or false)
How will emergency radio transmissions begin to obtain use of radio channels for the initial report of a dangerous condition?
Emergency repeated three times.
List two exceptions when an employee receiving a radio transmission is not required to repeat the transmission back to the sender
transmissions related to yard switching operations.
transmissions that are general in nature and do not contain any information, instruction or advice which could affect the safety of railroad operation.
How must an employee treat a radio transmission that is not fully completed or understood?
except emergency communications shall not be acted upon and shall be treated as though not sent
What three key words are used in radio transmissions and what do they indicate?
Roger- message was received and understood also that you have repeated the information correctly
Over- used by transmitting employee to indicate that a response is expected and the transmission has ended.
Out- at the close of transmission to which no response is expected and transmission is complete.
Written instructions may be received and copied by an employee operating the controls on a moving train if a pilot is present (true or false)
Information may be given by radio to a train or engine crew about the aspect displayed by a fixed signal, provided that the information is being communicated between members of the same crew (true or false)
What members of a train crew are permitted to receive train orders over the telephone?
conductor or qualified crew member designated by conductor
How must crew members secure their train in a yard?
minimum of two handbreaks on each end
How must crew members secure their train on a main track?
minimum of 4 handbrakes must be applied.
Explain procedure for annulling a K card when the train is en route.
when authorized by the train dispatcher, the block opr will contact the train and direct them to make a safe stop to annul the k card
once train is stopped conductor must report the trains location and that the engineer has been informed in person of the planed annulment
Train dispatcher may then authorize the block operator to annul the k card.
Can more than one schedule of a train be annulled if the trains are operating from different locations.
No. Schedules cant be annulled in different locations on the same form L
Name 3 signals in manual block signal system territory where a train cannot exceed 30 mph
approach block limit
Under what conditions will a company authorized electronic device be used in the operating cab for authorized business use?
only if a job briefing is held at which all crew members agree that it is safe to do.
on train annoucements
protocol for on board medical emergencies
What does a blue light indicate in the east river tunnels?
location of communication safety stations
located on tunnel walls
intervals of 400 ft
-telephone -3rd rail disconnect-public address
If it becomes necessary to remove third rail power in Zone A when can the power be considered de-energized?
once you have received verification from the console operator at pscc
What does the blue light indicate in the flatbush avenue/Atlantic avenue tunnels?
Location of fire alarm and power disconnect boxes spaced 1500 ft apart
What is the first responsibility of the crew in the event of a fire in a tunnel or a fire on a train in a tunnel?
get the train out of the tunnel as quickly as possible. trains must not be stopped unless there is a reason to believe a derailment or personal injury may result.
what should be done if a train is delayed in excess of three minutes?
conductor must inform passengers of the cause and expected delay or he will try to ascertain the reason and length of the delay. additional announcements must be made every 3 minutes
every 10 minutes when possible conductor or crew member must walk through train and personally repeat announcements in case the P.A is not working.
What is the procedure that must be followed if a train operating with an operable automatic speed control system encounters a signal displaying an absolute clear, absolute medium clear absolute slow clear or flashing slow approach?
must stop and contact the block operator.
if unable to stop prior to accepting the signal must bring train to a stop as soon as signal becomes clearly visible and contact the block operator. Block operator must determine that the block is clear of track equipment. once block is known to be clear train may proceed with permission from the train dispatcher through the block opr being governed by cab signal indicator to the next interlocking
What is the maximum authorized speed for rail trains?
mas for circus train
detector car MAS
MAS TC 82
track cars MAS
unless otherwise restricted 40 MPH
SPRAYING ALCOHOL 30 mph
spraying sandite 20 mph
passenger and freight trains operating against the current of traffic MAS
40 psgr 30 frt
trains whose consist includes _______ equipment will proceed at restricted speed not to exceed ______ in all yards and secondary tracks,_______
unless otherwise indicated
80 mph light
80 mph passenger equipment
DE/DM 30 MAS
80 MPH electric territory
65 MPH diesel territory
40 MPH light
How often does a conductor or engineer need to make a trip in service in zone A territory to maintain their qualifications on the physical characteristics?
once a year
under no circumstances will the SRS or TC 82 be allowed to leave an interlocking and enter 410 territory without receiving an absolute signal (true or false)
permission from the train dispatcher through the block operator for testing purposes
Trains may leave jamaica ahead of schedule when the blue light is displayed in the center of the platform in addition to verbal permission from the station master and proper signal indication (true or false)
blue light or verbal permission and signal
trains with any portion of the ASC apparatus malfunction must sound rule 14L when operating over a crossing in a quiet zone (true or false)
when a train is operating against the current of traffic it must approach all facing point _____ switches _______
prepared to stop
what is the maximum authorized speed for a train when the engineer is operating from any location other than the leading end of the equipment
not to exceed 30 mph
Movements on main tracks secondary tracks and sidings are in charge of __________
Who is in charge of train movements between the eastward limits of harold and the westward limits of A?
Console operator at pscc
Who is responsible to know that the ASC is cut in sealed and certified before departure from an initial terminal?
engineer and conductor
trains whose consist includes freight equipment must proceed at ______ unless the cab signal indicator displays an aspect of ___ with the exception of trains diesel or MU used in sandite/alcohol service.
When a form D is dictated by radio or telephone the console operator will not give _____ until the form D has been correctly repeated
how long are form D in effect for
until fulfilled or cancelled
how may a train pass a signal indicating stop in zone A?
verbal permission from the console operator PSCC
After a train has been given verbal permission to pass a stop signal in Zone A it must proceed
at restricted speed
explain the procedure that must be followed when a train operating in zone A with a speed failure encounters a signal displaying an aspect of stop and proceed or restricting
Train will stop at the signal and wait for one minute and if the aspect doesnt become more favorable the conductor or engineer will contact pscc and
May proceed with verbal permission from the console operator at pscc
what is the authority for a train to re enter an automatic block in zone A where rule 261 is in effect
verbal permission from the console operator at PSCC
What is the maximum authorized speed in the west side yard?
a train is stopped by the operator in the west side yard it must not move in either direction until it has received proper signal indication and permission from the operator (true or false)
signal OR peermission
In the west side yard movement made by permission from the operator not governed by signal indication must be made at _______ speed not to exceed _____ mph to the next signal
What authority is needed for a passenger extra train to re enter an automatic block after having gone beyond its limits in 261 territory
permission from the train dispatcher through the block operator or proper interlocking signal indication
what is the authority for an extra train to operate on two or more tracks
permission from the train dispatcher through the block operator or signal indication
what is the most restrictive aspect of an interlocking signal
in what specific territory will block signal indications not supersede the superiority of trains?
on single track 251 opposing moves
In manual block signal system territory explain how more than one train may occupy the same manual block without receiving any paperwork
verbal 241 permission
the block operator may permit a train to enter a block at restricted speed behind a train a sufficient distance to clear a main track switch in order to proceed in the opposite direction.
what does it signify when a blue flag is placed at the yellow clearance marker in hillside yard?
blue flag signify that workmen are on under or between rolling equipment and when displayed
equipment must not be coupled to or moved
other equipment must not be placed on the same track so as to reduce or block the view of a blue signal
rolling equipment must not pass a blue signal
what authority is necessary for equipment which does not shunt track circuits or operate signals to be operated in automatic block territory
permission from the train dispatcher and each block operator in charge of the portion of track over which the movement is to be made
where rule 251 is in effect on single track extra trains must not run without form L unless otherwise provided. give an example of what is meant by unless otherwise provided
when switching at an interlocking how can movements be made against the current of traffic beyond interlocking limits
permission from the train dispatcher through the block operator under flag protection
Form 1 Extra 417 East has right over No 2701 Eng 5011 Sk2 to MY
Form 2 Extra 417 East meet No 2701 Eng 5011 at BH
How can No 2701 Eng 5011 leave BH without meeting Extra 417 East
must annul both orders
meet means meet (cant leave)
when does clearance card form K become anulled
Annulled when a train clears a main track and reports clear of the track
When train dispatcher anulls a clearance card form K for a train that is enroute
List all the things needed to operate a train west on track No 2 between Y and Babylon.
Authority - Form L
Condition of the block - verbal clear block or stated in the form L
How is a passenger extra identified
leading engine number
what is the maximum authorized speed in miles per hour for a train that encounters a fixed signal displaying slow approach in automatic speed control territory
a speed not exceeding 15 mph except in asc territory. train will be governed by speed displayed on the cab signal indicator not to exceed 30 mph
how can NYAR enter the main track from east hampton double ended freight if the track is out of service
Contact the RWIC for permission to enter out of service track
read or shown copy of form L
be governed by the RWIC instructions
what is the maximum authorized speed on a secondary track
unless otherwise provided not exceeding 15 mph
When do form L become void
form L held by issued for or any part of a form relating to a regular train becomes void when that train loses both right and schedule as prescribed by rule 4 (superseded by new timetable) rule 82 (a train more than 12 hours late at any station) or its schedule is annulled
the absence of a distant signal in manual block territory at a place where it is usually shown must be taken as
most restrictive aspect of a distant signal in manual block
What authority is needed for an extra train to enter a block at a hand operated switch in automatic block territory and how will that train proceed once on the main track
permission from the train dispatcher through the block operator and in 261 territory trains must not enter the main track at a switch not equipped with an electric lock without Form L authority.
trains receiving permission will operate at restricted speed to the next signal even though the indication of that signal can be observed before it is reached
rule S 87 (5 minute rule) must be applied at an established meet (true or false)
Rule S-87 (5 minute rule) must be applied at a scheduled meet (true or false)
abbreviation for MU Engine 9882
you are the conductor of a passenger extra train in 410 territory. the train incurs a speed failure enroute. what must be done before cutting out the speed control
proceed at restricted speed
report malfunction to 204 ASAP
get authorization to cut out ASC
What is the authority needed for a lite engine to re enter a manual block after having passed beyond its limits
block authority from the train dispatcher through the block operator
Because of fire hazard where must lighted fusees never be left
bridges, trestles and
between east portals of east river tunnels and A unless necessary to prevent an accident
list 3 signals you may see in manual block territory where a train cannot exceed 30 mph
approach block limit
what is the authority for a freight train to operate on single track where rule 261 is in effect
proper signal indication or permission from the train dispatcher through the block operator
list all the things necessary for a work extra train to enter single track where rule 251 is in effect and give an example of each
c- k card (or signal indication)
r- A card
a- Form L (except within yard limits)
p- permission from the train dispatcher through the block operator
List the ways that regular trains may be represented in single track territory where rule 251 is in effect
GNMARIA 1B (A card /GN/ Form L)
1B assisting a disabled train
As per rule 99 give 2 examples of when a train must provide flag protection to the head end
On single track where rule 251 is in effect When an inferior train is unable to clear the time an block of an opposing superior train by not less than 5 minutes
Where manual block signal system rules are in effect will apply for following movements when a disabled train is awaiting the arrival of an assisting train
What is the indication of the most restrictive aspect of a distant signal in manual block territory
train exceeding medium speed must at once reduce to that speed. where a switch is connected with the signal approach that switch prepared to stop approach next signal prepared to stop
How would you address engines in a form L
C & E ENG 515
How would you address track car in a form L
Driver TC 471
How would you address Detector car in a form L
Engr & Driver DC SRS 123
How would you address Geometry Car in a form L
Engr & Driver TC 82
Train 2011 is at bethpage station when the train crew contacts 204 and reports that the cab signal indicator is dark. after authorizing the crew to cut out the speed control what is the MAS through divide interlocking
MU MAS 409
if working limits are established on a track that is not controlled by the train dispatcher or the block operator list 2 ways that the rwic must make the affected track inaccesible
with a flagman holding trains clear of the working limits and
a switch or derail aligned to prevent access to the working limits and secured with an effective securing device
What authority is needed for a passenger extra train to re enter an automatic block after having gone beyond its limits
251- form L
261- proper interlocking signal indication or permission from the train dispatcher through the block operator
explain why an eastbound regular train can be held at a stop signal in KO2 at the manual block and interlocking signal while a freight train may proceed east from prima double ended freight ahead of the regular train
on portions of the railroad and on tracks specified in the timetable trains will run with reference to other trains in the same directon by block signals whose indications will supersede the superiority of trains.
If two trains are opposing in single track territory where rule 251 is in effect explain the procedure that must be followed by the inferior train if meet orders are not issued
on single track where rule 251 is in effect inferior trains must clear the time and block of opposing regular trains by not less than 5 minutes unless otherwise provided by form L when an inferior train is unable to clear the main track a crew member must protect the head end as provided by rule 99
When switching at an interlocking how may movements be made against the current of traffic beyond interlocking limits
permission from the train dispatcher through the block operator and under flag protection
Name 2 form L that can have an old date
Line 1A working limits
Line 1B track out of service for assisting a disabled train
What does a track car extra need to run against the current of traffic
authority form L and condition of the block
what does a track car extra need to run against the current of traffic at a open/manned block station
green flag by day green flag by night
what does a track car extra need to run against the current of traffic at a closed/unmanned block station
Verbal clear block or stated in the form L
What authority is required for a train not authorized by a timetable schedule to operate in 251 territory
on single track form L or yard limits
2 or more tracks permission from the train dispatcher through the block operator or proper signal indication
how can a passenger extra which has gone beyond the limits of the block in manual block territory re enter that block
block authority from the train dispatcher through the block operator
What must a train dispatcher do before going off duty
must have a job briefing with the relief dispatcher
written transfer will be reviewed and the dispatcher going home will make sure all forms and information is understood before departing
The relieving dispatcher must sign the transfer acknowledging that that its contents have been read and understood
When a form V (slow order) is issued to a train which covers a portion of track close to the block or interlocking station what must the train dispatcher and block operator ascertain before permitting the train to proceed?
Train must be stopped before delivery of the form and the block operator must know that the engineer has read the form and understands it before permitting the train to proceeed
When does a cab signal indication supersede a fixed signal
if after passing a fix signal the cab signal indicator changes to a more restrictive or favorable indication
What authority is needed for a track car to operate in automatic block signal system territory
permission from the train dispatcher and each block operator in charge of the portion of track over which movements are to be made
What authority is needed for a track car to enter single main track where rule 251 is in effect
form L except within yard limits
Before rule 241 permission is issued to a rescue engine at signal bridge 7 in Nassau to rescue a disabled train in sight distance what must the disabled train do before and during the process of the rescue
Remain where they are standing until the assisting train or engine arrives and assist
provide flag protection as prescribed by rule 99
keep in communication with the assisting train
List all ways that a train may be given the condition of a manual block when running against the current of traffic
Hand sign green flag by day green light by night open/manned block station
verbal clear block at a closed/unmanned station or stated in form L
explain the prefixes used in the rules of the operating department
S- single track
D- 2 or more tracks
no prefix single and 2 or more tracks
A switch can be a stop block signal (true or false)
a clearance card form A may be used to give a train the authority to operate against the current of traffic (true or false)
Explain 2 instances when a train operating with a speed failure in 410 will not need permission from the train dispatcher to cut out the speed control
fire in the east river tunnels
cant release brakes unless speed control is cut out
Can a train dispatcher allow a westbound extra to occupy the main track at Southampton at the time No 2701 is due there. explain your answer
yes. because of rule 251.
(ask if they want definition)
Under what conditions will a form S-C (rights over order) be issued to an inferior train
when necessary to permit an inferior train to pass from single track to end of main track or from single track to location with a home signal
How are general orders and general notices numbered
must be numbered consecutively the number beign prefixed by the number of the current timetable
Psgr extra is heading west in the east river tunnels to penn station. they have gone beyond the limits of the block and need to make a reverse move to re enter that block. what is there authority?