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1

DO NOT enter railroad property without the permission and assistance of a _______, except during emergencies.

railroad company escort

2

Track beds are uneven and unstable due to ____ and ____.

ties; ballast

3

Where are hose lines placed when digging out ballast?

under tracks

4

Switch points move in _ to _ seconds.

1 to 5 seconds

5

Can Department personnel operate switches? Yes or No?

No

6

What is the only safe thing to do if a train approaches while operating near tracks?

clear of the right-of-way

7

What must personnel do if they cannot clear the right-of-way in time?

enter refuge areas

8

Where is the refuge areas near the tracks?

lie between two sets of tracks

9

Where is the refuge area if in the tunnel?

lie in the corner where the floor and wall meet

10

People are often struck by a ____ ____ while they are avoiding the train they originally saw.

second train

11

How many feet should be left between you and the end of any standing train, car, or locomotive?

25 feet

12

What is the safe distance from passing trains and equipment?

30 feet

13

Can Department personnel move locomotives or cars?

No

14

When can units enter the track areas?

Incident Commander has confirmed that all trains are stopped

15

DO NOT place any apparatus or equipment within _____ of the centerline of the ______ track.

15 feet; nearest

16

What must be provided by the Fire Department if the owner/operator of the tracks cannot be reached to confirm that trains have been stopped?

Flagging protection

17

Where are the lookouts posted?

each end of an incident

18

Before working near, on, or under any train that is not derailed, make sure the ____ ___ is set on at least ___ cars and that those cars are chocked

hand brake; two

19

What sides of a wheel are to be chocked?

Both sides

20

Hand brakes are only to be released by ____ ___.

railroad employees

21

Who must be informed that brakes have been applied and wheels ckocked?

Railroad employees

22

What must be shut down on passenger trains before working under or between any passenger cars or locomotives?

head-end or ground power

23

How can Department personnel shut down engines on a locomotive?

one of the fuel shut-offs

24

Where are the fuel shut-off located on a locomotive?

both sides of the locomotive or on the cab fire wall

25

Can water be applied down a diesel-electric locomotive exhaust stack during a stack fire?

No

26

When operating on a damged tank car, utilize emergency response unit ____ and not the ____ attached to the ___.

ladders; ladder; tank

27

Twisted rails tend to return to their ____ ____ when released

original shape

28

When an incident involves Amtrak's catenary system, no units are to enter the track area until ____ ____ has been removed and an onsite employee _____ the system.

overhead power; grounds

29

Current in lines can arc up to ____ ___.

three feet

30

The current received from the catenary system normally returns through the ___ ___, to the ___, and back to the ____.

train wheels; tracks; substation