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1

________________ have become targets for a terrorist attack as these structures are assembly areas for commuters.

Train stations

2

Commuter railroads will try to halt trains at the ____________ station during an emergency.

closest

3

The term “right-of-way” is defined as the section of property between tunnel walls, fence lines and bridges in which the railroad utilizes for the movement of commerce and people which generally consists of approximately ____ feet outward measured from the ______________________.

50 ft, center of the outward most tracks

4

Trains from various railroads may operate on tracks owned by another railroad but the movement of trains on a given track is always controlled by the individual railroad that _____ and ________ the track.

owns and operates

5

Markers, called “_________”, are spaced at one-mile intervals along the right-of-way and indicate the distance from a selected starting point.

mileposts

6

TRUE or FALSE: AT&T Telephone cable signs along Amtrak right-of-way are not official railroad measurements, but they are close enough to be used in an emergency.

TRUE

7

TRUE or FALSE: AT&T and MCI cable signs along CSX right-of-way are not official railroad measurements, but they are close enough to be used in an emergency.

FALSE, AT&T and MCI CSX mileposts distances are not correct and are of little or no value

8

Another name for track switches which provide a means to move a train from one track to another is _____________.

crossovers

9

Remote track switches are operated either ___________ or ________________.

electrically or electro-pneumatically

10

Track switches close with __________________ pounds of force and present a risk of a body part becoming crushed.

several hundred

11

TRUE or FALSE: In an emergency, first responders are authorized to operate control devices for track switches.

FALSE, only railroad personnel are to operate control devices

12

Switches may also have attached to them _________ to maintain their operability in the freezing rain and snow conditions.

heaters

13

Portable heaters for railroad switches are powered by _____________.

kerosene

14

Permanent heaters for railroad switches are powered by either ______________, _______________ or ____________.

electricity, natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)

15

Each LPG switch heater is supplied by a ______ gallon LPG tank.

1000

16

Some sections of track with many switches may have up to ______ 1000-gallon LPG tanks.

six (6)

17

Highway flares are called “_________” in the railroad industry.

fusees

18

______________ is defined as main line track that has no signal system to control train movement.

Dark territory

19

All train movements are only governed by written orders called "_____________".

track warrants control forms

20

The dangers of dark territory for railroad personnel is that there are ___________ along the track to alert oncoming trains of a switch left in the open position or a broken section of rail.

no signals

21

When responding to an incident in dark territory, the Incident Commander must set up _________ units at both ends of the railroad track right-of-way to secure the incident scene from train movement.

flagging

22

Flagging should be established at least ______ miles away from the incident.

two (2)

23

The Incident Commander must ensure that the tracks have been ____________ by railroad personnel before performing operations for scene safety.

shut down

24

Amtrak’s electrified territory utilizes overhead catenary lines that carry ________ volts of ____ electrical power to propel trains.

12,000 volts, AC

25

The purpose of the ground wires is to simply protect electrical system components from __________________.

lightning strikes

26

Moving lower, we find the transmission lines below the ground wire. In portions of the Northeast Corridor in Maryland, these transmission lines are energized at ________volts and objects must not be allowed within _____ feet of these lines.

138,000, eight (8) feet

27

Signal power lines are usually found below the transmission lines. They are energized at ______ volts and objects must not be allowed within _______ feet of these lines.

6,900 volts, three (3) feet

28

The lowest wires in the system are the catenary (trolley) wires. They are energized at _______ volts and objects must not be allowed within _______ feet of these lines. Power

12,000 volts, three (3) feet

29

________ _________ are electrical devices that permit passage of higher voltage propulsion current but prevent the passage of lower voltage signal current.

Impedance bonds

30

In an emergency, the catenary system must be shut down by Amtrak personnel in ___________ and grounded by an on-site Amtrak Class-_____ employee.

Philadelphia, Class-A employee