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1

What are the two written resources PF&R uses to assess railroad hazmat incidents?

DOT Emergency Response Guidebook
PF&R's HAZMAT Response Plan

2

What are the two major railroad lines in service in Portland?

Burlington Northern/Santa Fe
Union Pacific

3

You should report all emergencies including what four things that are on or near railroad tracks?

Stalled vehicles
Grass fires
Structural fires
Medical emergencies

4

If there is an emergency near railroad tracks, how many tracks should be shutdown?

All of the tracks near the emergency.

5

What two things can you use as reference points for your location near railroad tracks?

Railroad– Highway crossings
Railroad milepost locations

6

You should always park your vehicle at least how many feet back from the edge of the track?

25 feet

7

If it is necessary to climb on rail equipment, remember to maintain what at all times?

Three points of contact

8

What about rails should you note at all Railroad derailments?

Bent or stressed rail can suddenly move and lash out

9

You should never crawl under a railroad car. Where should you cross?

Over the coupler between cars

10

A modern rail locomotive weighs in excess of ____ tons when fueled and ready for operation?

200

11

A 6 axle locomotive is approximately how many feet long, and how many feet high?

70 feet long, 16 feet high

12

The diesel fuel tank capacity on a locomotive varies from _____ to ______ gallons.

2000 - 5000

13

What are the two locations with an "emergency fuel cut off" button (large red button) on a locomotive?

1. Side frame above the fuel tank
2. inside on the back wall of the cab

14

The best response for firefighting on a locomotive is to do what three things?

1. Shut off the fuel
2. kill the engines
3. Open the battery knife switch marked "battery switch"

15

If the fire continues inside a locomotive after you have taken every procedure to stop it, what type of extinguisher should you use to extinguish?

Dry chemical extinguisher

16

There are two types of fires that you cannot put out on a locomotive, you can only isolate and wait for the fire to consume itself, what two types of fires are those?

1. Crankcase explosion
2. Turbo fire

17

On freight and passenger locomotives, they are equipped with air pressure lines and electrical connections in a series, what style cable connections are these?

27 pin style

18

On a freight or passenger locomotive, Who is allowed to shutdown the electrical system?

Engineer in the cab

19

On the freight and passenger locomotive, electrical current may still exist after electricity has been shutdown due to what?

Onboard battery backup system

20

Locomotives designed for passenger service typically produce a _____ volt power supply to supply electrical service to cars.

480

21

At all Railroad incidents, the contact person for emergency responders should be who?

The train conductor

22

The control and movement of a train is under the authority of who?

Train conductor

23

When emergency responders arrive on scene, the conductor should give you two forms of documentation, what are those?

1. Train documents
2. Passenger manifests

24

The Amtrak Talgo Passenger commuter operates from where?

Eugene, OR to Vancouver B.C., Canada

25

The Amtrak Superliner operates where?

America, Nationwide.

26

The Talgo train is a one level train that contains NO provisions for ______ or _______ services.

Sleeping or Overnight

27

On the Talgo train, passengers can walk the length of the train except what three areas?

1. Baggage car area
2. Power car
3. Control cab

28

On the Talgo train, can cars be uncoupled?

No, only the locomotive portion.

29

The Talgo train has on onboard Diesel generator with approximately _____ gallons of diesel fuel. This generator must be manually started.

450

30

On the Talgo train, what two people will be your greatest asset?

Onboard technician
Conductor

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