Week 5 Part 1 Review Questions

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  1. Railroad workers who work on, under, or between rolling equipment that are not part of a train crew must be afforded what type of protection?
    Blue Signal Protection
  2. Where would you find a listing of all designated Mechanical Tracks?
    Timetable Special Instructions
  3. Movements on Mechanical tracks may only be made with?
    Permission of the designated Mechanical Department employee
  4. What is the MAS on all Mechanical Tracks?
    Restricted Speed not exceeding 5mph
  5. Equipment must not pass a blue signal? True/False
    True
  6. Rolling equipment protected by Blue Signal must not be?
    Moved or coupled to
  7. Before going on, under or between rolling equipment, workers must display a blue signal at each end of the rolling equipment and must attach a blue signal in a ___________________
    readily visible location in the cabs on the controlling ends of the rolling stock being protected.
  8. On main tracks, when emergency work is to be performed on, under or between rolling
    equipment and a blue signal is not available, the conductor and the engineer of
    the train must be notified and?
    The engineer must apply three point protection
  9. If a track where rolling equipment is located is not a Mechanical Track, the Mechanical Worker must request permission of whom to use the track?
    The Yardmaster
  10. If switches providing access to a track are hand-operated and Blue Signal Protection is required for workers to use the track, switches will lined how? And locked with?
    Against the movement to the track involved and effective locking device applied
  11. On Mechanical Tracks when derails are applied, how many feet from the end of the
    rolling equipment must the derail be?
    At least 50ft
  12. On all other tracks, when derails are applied as part of Blue Signal Protection, how many
    feet from the end of the rolling equipment must the derail be?
    At least 150ft
  13. A blue signal must be displayed at? (not including controlling cabs)
    Each locked, hand operated switch and each locked derail
  14. On other than Main tracks, when emergency work is to be performed on, under or between rolling equipment, and a blue signal is not available, the engineer and conductor must be notified, and?
    The engineer must apply three point protection
  15. When a Stop and Warn order is in effect, the train must stop with the lead unit ___________________ of the crossing.
    within 50 feetĀ 
  16. When a Stop and Warn Order is in effect and
    The Crossing is equipped with both flashers and gates; and Automatic warning devices appear to be working as intended; and
    Automatic warning devices have been activated for at least 20 seconds; and The
    Crossing is clear afterstopping within the prescribed distance from the crossing, how will a train proceed?
    Engineer will sound horn signal 4-E(5)c Train may proceed across the crossing, not exceeding 15mph until the lead end is completely clear of the crossing
  17. When a Stop and Warn Order is in effect and Automatic Warning Devices are not working as intended; and There is a police officer or railroad employee wearing a reflectorized vest controlling traffic at the crossing; and The Crossing is clearAfter stopping within the prescribed distance from the crossing, how will a train proceed?
    Engineer will sound engine horn signal Rule 4-E(5)c Train may proceed across the crossing, not exceeding 15mph until the lead end is completely clear of the crossing
  18. When a Stop and Warn Order is in effect and the conditions in the above questions are not
    met, how will a train proceed after stopping within the prescribed distance
    from the crossing?
    • a) A member of the crew must be stationed on the ground with flagging equipment, and must stop all approaching vehicular and pedestrian traffic
    • b) Once traffic is stopped and the crossing is clear, the engineer will sound horn signal Rule 4-E(5)c and may proceed across the crossing not exceeding 15mph until the lead unit is completely clear of the crossing.
    • c) Crew member providing warning may return to train as soon as the lead unit is completely across the crossing
  19. When granting foul time to a RWIC, the RTC will provide the following information?
    • Track Designation
    • Limits of Protection
    • Time Limits
    • The time blocking devices were applied
  20. Once foul time is granted by the RTC, how long must it be maintained?
    Until the RWIC reports clear of the track
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