1. What must all trains have before entering main track into single track 251 territory?
    • Before entering into single track 251 territory a train must have:
    • C - Condition of the block (KVTVVH)
    • R - Representation
    • A - Authority:
    • Timetable for regular trains
    • Form L for extra trains
    • Yard Limits (extra trains only)
    • P - Permission (verbal from the Block Operator)
  2. What are all the ways a superior train can be represented in single track 251 territory?
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    • GN - General Notice
    • Form L types
    • M - Meet order
    • A - Annulling a Schedule Order
    • R - Right Over Order
    • I - ID Order
    • A - A Card
  3. How can a train run in advance of its scheduled leaving time in 251 (2 or more tracks), or in 261 territory?
    • 1 - At stations where trains are not scheduled to receive passengers.
    • 2 - At passenger stations with permission from a representative of the General Superintendent-Transportation.
    • 3 - At "D" stops not more than 3 minutes (except Jamaica)
    • 4 - At Jamaica with Blue Light or permission of the Station Master or his representative in addition to proper signal indication ( SI 1092 ).
    • NOTE: In single track 251 territory a train cannot run in advance of its schedule.
  4. What are 6 ways to get the condition of a manual block?
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    • K - K Card (To pass one or more
    • block-limit signals
    • F - Fixed Signal (To enter Manual Block
    • from an Interlocking)
    • T - Train Order
    • V - Verbal as per Rule 241
    • V - Verbal (Enter manual block from hand operated switch or unmanned Block Station for A.C.T.)
    • H - Hand sign (Green flag by day, green light by night.)
  5. What does an extra train need to occupy main track without a Form L?
    • 1 - "261" or "251 two or more tracks":
    • Proper signal indication or
    • Permission of the Block Operator
    • 2 - "251 single track":
    • Within Yard Limits with proper signal indication or permission from the Block Operator*

    *Rule 87 and Rule 83 still apply
  6. What are the ways to pass a fixed signal displaying "Stop"?
    • Except as provided by special instruction a train must not pass a fixed signal indicating stop unless authorized by:
    • FAV
    • F - Form L
    • A - A card
    • V - Verbal (Rule 241)
  7. What are 3 ways to pass a Manual Block Signal indicating "Stop"?
    • FAV
    • F - Form L
    • A - A card
    • V - Verbal (Rule 241)
  8. What are the 4 ways to pass a Block-Limit signal?
    • KAFV
    • K - K Card
    • A - A card
    • F - Form L
    • V - Verbal (Rule 241)
  9. What are the 2 ways to pass an Interlocking Signal indicating "Stop"?
    • VF
    • V - Verbal (Rule 241)
    • F - Form L
  10. What is the exception to Rule 100?
    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.
  11. What is the most restrictive aspect that a signal can display?
    • 1. Interlocking Signal or Non-Interlocked Home Signal - Stop Signal
    • 2. Manual Block Signal - Stop Signal
    • 3. Automatic Signal - Stop and Proceed
    • 4. Distant Signal
    • 1. Automatic Block- Stop and proceed
    • 2. Manual Block- Caution
  12. What trains does an "A Card" represent?

    • Superior
    • Opposing
    • Regular
    • Trains
    • Due (within the last 12 hours)
  13. What are the 2 parts of an "A Card"?
    1. Represents all Superior opposing regular trains due in the last 12 hours.

    2. To pass a stop block signal at restricted speed to do station work.
  14. Name all the instances when a train must provide flag protection to its head end as prescribed by rule 99?
    • 1. Anytime a disabled train is being rescued. (ie form L line 1b, 241)
    • 2. As provided by (Rule 87)
    • 3. As provided by (Rule 152)
    • 4. Engr to return to train (241)
    • 5. Sight distance rescue (241)

    NOTE: Rule 152 may be head or rear end protection depending on the situation.
  15. What are the 4 parts of a K Card?
    • 1. Proceed at... One or more block - limit stations as though clear block signal where displayed.
    • 2. Report clear at...
    • 3. Report arrival at...
    • 4. Annulling a "K" card
  16. When a train passes beyond the limits of a Block, how does a train re-enter that block?
    In Manual Block?
    In Automatic Block?
    • In Manual Block the train must receive Block Authority from the train dispatcher through the Block Operator. (Rule 364)
    • In Automatic Block:
    • Where rule 251 is in effect the train must receive a Form L authorizing it to do so. (Rule 503 a)
    • Where rule 261 is in effect the train must receive permission from the Train Dispatcher through the Block Operator. (Rule 503 B)
  17. What are two reasons to check an "A" card?
    • 1. To ensure that the proper terminals are listed.
    • 2. To ensure that the proper time is stated.
  18. What are the 3 ways to establish working limits on Main Track?
    What are the ways to establish working limits on a Track?
    • On a Main Track:
    • 1. Foul Time (done verbally)
    • 2. General Notice
    • 3. Form L

    • On a track:
    • 1. Foul Time
    • 2. General Notice
    • 3. Train Order
    • 4. Inaccessible Track
  19. What are the ways to have more than one train in the same Manual Block?
    (What are the exceptions to Rule 316?)
    • 1. Form L
    • Form T - providing for movement in an occupied block
    • 2. 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.
    • 3. When authorized by the Train Dispatcher, the Block Operator may issue a Clearance Card Form A ... K Card before proceeding from the station.
    • 4. Verbal 241
  20. What relieves crews from flagging in an interlocking?
    Rule 605 relieves a crew from flagging (Rules 99 and 152) in an interlocking.

    NOTE: Rule 100 only applies on Main Track.
  21. What are 3 instances when signal indication supersedes the superiority of trains?
    • 1. 251 Territory (Rule 251) - ..rule 251 verbatim
    • 2. 261 Territory (Rule 261) - rule 261 verbatim
    • 3. 605 Interlockings
  22. In Automatic Block Territory, what is needed for a train to enter Main Track at a Hand Operated Switch?
    • 251 (Hand Operated Switch)
    • 261 (Electric lock switch)
    • Permission from the train dispatcher through the block operator, train will proceed at restricted speed to the next signal even though the indication of that signal can be observed before it is reached.
    • 261 (Hand Operated Switch)
    • A train must not clear at a switch not equipped with an electric lock. If required to clear or re-enter the main track at a hand thrown switch, a Form L would be required or the track must be taken out of service, which would take the rules in effect out of service.
  23. What is required of a crew member who has been on duty for 10 hours?
    1. Notify 204

    2. Be governed by instructions relative to a deadhead vehicle.

    3. If no instructions are received, contact 204 every 30 minutes.

    (SI 1014A)
  24. How will a train proceed when the cab signal indicator displays 15?
    When the cab signal indicator displays 15, a train must proceed at Restricted Speed until a more favorable cab signal indication is received. Except, however, when 15 is displayed in conjunction with interlocking signals displaying an aspect of Slow-clear or Slow-approach, the train will proceed at Slow speed. (Rule 402)
  25. How do track cars leave an interlocking and enter track on which rule 410 is in effect?
    Track cars must not enter a track on which rule 410 is in effect unless the entrance signal is displaying an aspect of Absolute-clear, Absolute Medium-clear, Absolute Slow-clear or a Flashing slow approach or when authorized by Form L or verbal (Rule 241)
  26. What must be done when a train clears the main track at a hand operated switch or crosses over and the switches have been restored to the normal position?
    It must report clear of the block by the conductor, engineer or authorized member of the crew. The report must include that the main track switch has been lined normal and locked.
  27. The most restrictive aspect of a Home Signal is "Stop".
    Name the different types of Home Signals and methods of passing them when they are displaying a "Stop" signal?
    • 1. Interlocking Signal or Non-Interlocked Home Signal at Stop
    • Verbal (Rule 241) Form L (VF)
    • 2. Manual Block Signal at Stop
    • Form L, A card (station work) Verbal (Rule 241). (FAV)
    • 3. Block Limit Signal
    • K Card, A Card. Verbal (Rule 241) or Form L or (FAVK)
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