Where rule 261 is in effect where can Track Cars enter the main track?
Electric lock switches
At locations controlled by a home signal
How are scheduled meets indicated in the timetable?
"Scheduled meeting times are indicated by figures and full-faced type. The numbers of trains to be met are shown in small figures adjoining, in Brackets. Both the arriving and leaving times of a train are in full-faced type when one or more trains are to be met between those times."
At what speed will a train or engine approach a utility assistant conductor?
Unless otherwise provided, at restricted speed
In cases of _________ or __________, the _________________ must be taken.
doubt or uncertainty, safe course
What types of switches must track cars not trail through?
Automatic safety switches
Electric yard switches
You find a fusee burning near your track in single track territory where manual block signal rules are in effect. How will you proceed? (Be complete)
"On single track a train finding a fusee burning red on or near its track must stop, extinguish the fusee and proceed at restricted speed. After encountering a fusee, trains will operate at restricted speed the minimum distance according to the territory, in Manual Block 1200 ft, taking into consideration the grade, curvature of the track, weather conditions, sight distance and any other conditions which would affect safe train operation, unless otherwise instructed.
If a fusee is found burning on or...."
How are temporary speed signs placed in service?
Speed Restriction Notice
Explain the Superiority of Regular Trains.
"On single track where rule 251 is in effect: a train is superior to another train by right or direction. Right is conferred by Form L and is superior to direction. Eastward regular trains are superior by direction to Westward regular trains unless otherwise specified."
List five defects a train must be stopped and notified of.
1. Hot journal
2. Sliding Wheel
3. Broken Wheel
4. Sticking brake
5. Swinging car door
6. Smoking traction motor
7. Open plug door
8. Defective truck
9. Equipment dragging
10. Lading shifted over the side or end of car.
How will new rules and changes in rules be made effective?
GO / GN
Where should hand, flag and lamp signals be given?
"Must be given from a point where they can be plainly seen and in a manner that can be clearly understood and given sufficiently in advance to permit compliance"
What is the normal position of a derailing device?
Set to derail
Regular trains more than 12 hours behind either they're scheduled arriving or leaving time at any station lose both ___________ and _____________. Thereafter, the train May proceed as an ___________train.
right and schedule
What must an employee do if reporting to a duty location where there are no general orders or general notices posted?
Must contact the block operator who must contact the train dispatcher for instructions.
How are regular trains identified?
By the leading engine number
How must a train approach switches where utility assistant conductors are stationed?
Unless otherwise provided, at restricted speed
Where can a track car enter the main track where rule 261 is in effect?
Electric lock switch
at locations controlled by a Home Signal
When a track card number exceeds for numerals, how must it be designated?
It will be designated by the last for numerals
Employees, when reporting for Duty, must examine the ______________.
General orders and general notices are issued by the ________ and over the signature of the _____________________.
When can a train make a reverse movement on a secondary track?
When authorized by the block operator
in an emergency under flag protection
Where can a track car clear the main track where rule 261 is in effect?
When authorized by the train dispatcher at Road Crossings.
Except where Rule 261 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.
Within yard limits, movements not authorized by timetable schedule or train order may be made with _________ or ____________.
Proper signal indication
Permission from the block operator
When two trains are coupled where may they uncouple?
Unless otherwise provided, only at a block or interlocking station.
When separated the block operator must be notified.
Where are conductors and crew members not responsible for the position of switches and derails used by them?
Where utility assistant conductors are stationed
Except where rule 261 is in effect, what will be issued to establish meeting points on single track?
Form L' s
What is the purpose of yard limits?
To allow an extra train to occupy single main track where rule 251 is in effect without form L.
Where rule 251 is in effect, _________ trains must clear the ________ and ____________ of opposing regular trains by ________________________, unless otherwise provided.
"Not less than 5 minutes"
Where trains are required to report clear of a main track, what must the report include?
That the main tracks which has been lined normal and locked
When a train crosses over from one main track to another, it must be protected as prescribed by rule 99. True or False?
(Unless otherwise provided in Rule 152 = interlocking limits)
How can a track car be admitted to an automatic block occupied by another track car?
When notified by Form L to look out for the track car extra, at restricted speed
How may a track car enter a block at a block station where manual block signal system rules are in effect?
Hand sign or verbal permission from the Block Operator
Proper block signal aspect
How long are timetable schedules in effect?
"Timetable schedules unless fulfilled, are in effect for twelve hours after their time at each station."
At meeting points between regular trains, which train will take the siding?
The inferior train, unless otherwise provided by Form L
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 5 minutes?
"A crewmember must protect the head end as provided by Rule 99"
"Manual Block - 1200 feet"
" 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."
On single track where rule 251 is in effect, how will extra trains be governed with respect to opposing extra trains?
"Extra trains will be governed by Form L with respect to opposing extra trains"
At meeting points between extra trains, which train will take the siding?
"Train in the westward direction must take the siding unless otherwise stated in the Form L"
When must a train which is superior by Direction take the siding?
"Unless otherwise provided by Form L"
How are yard limits specified?
By timetable special instructions
How are yard limits indicated?
Yard limit boards
Within yard limits, at what speed will extra trains move?
"Prepared to stop within one half the range of vision short of other yard movements or obstructions not exceeding 15 miles per hour, unless the track is known to be clear by block signal indication"
What is the Authority for a train to operate against the current of traffic in multiple track territory where rule 251 is in effect?
By Form L
What Authority is needed for an extra train to run in single track territory where rule 251 is in effect?
"Extra trains must not be run without Form L authority, except within yard limits"
(by proper signal indication or permission of the train dispatcher through the block operator)
What Authority is needed for a train which is not authorized by a timetable schedule to run on single track where will 261 is in effect?
"Signal indication or permission from the block operator will be the authority for a train to proceed as an extra."
Name the ways that working limits must be established?
On a main track -
1. Foul Time (done verbally)
2. General Notice
3. Form L
On a track -
1. Foul Time (done verbally)
2. General Notice
3. Train Order
4. Inaccessible Track
When an engineer can no longer see a hand signal while pushing cars, under what circumstances may the movement continue?
When a back-up valve or back-up hose is being used
What does a sign reading "STOP TANK CAR CONNECTED" indicate to a train crew?
Tank cars are connected to stationary pipes for loading or unloading
What must crew members do before moving equipment that is laid up over automatic safety switches?
Must check the switches and know they are in the proper position before movement is attempted
What does it indicate when the top of the crosstie is painted yellow across its length?
The fouling point of the track on which the tie is located
What colors are displayed on the switch lamp of a spring switch and what did these colors indicate?
GREEN: (in both directions) when the switch points are normal
RED: (in both directions) when the switch points are in the reverse position or not properly lined
Prior to making any movement from other than the leading end what must be held and what must have included?
Job briefing, it must include:
Mode of communication
Proper permission up to a signal or lead track
Explain how an engineer will operate their equipment when operating from other than the leading end and approaches a bumping block or fixed obstruction.
Qualified employee must signal to an engineer to make a SAFETY STOP two car lengths from the fixed obstruction and when movement is resumed, speed of the train must not exceed two(2) miles per hour.
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 engine starts to make a crossover movement, and the movement must be completed before either switch is restored to normal position.
Where two or more main tracks are in service how will they be designated, and how will their use be indicated?
"They shall be designated by number and their use indicated in the special instructions of the timetable"
What is the Authority for a train to run against the current of traffic?