Define special terms used in Train Working Rules Formative
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by Mboneni Mulaudzi
| 10 Questions
Note from the author:
This test count towards your final marks. Only two attempts are allowed. Please take not that the pass mark is 80%
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Which of the following is/are applicable to the definition "overlap"?
A. That portion of a signalled line between a stop signal and the next stop signal in the same direction, or the track-circuited portion of the line beyond a signal controlling approach to a non-signalled line.
B. A portion of the line through which an electrical current is passed to determine whether that portion of the line is occupied or not and which forms part of the control equipment of signals and/or running line points.
C. The track circuit or circuits controlling the aspect of a signal but which is/are situated beyond the next stop signal.
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Explain the difference between an Absolute Stop Signal and Stop signal. You should also draw the signals and label them correctly. Please indicate in your explanation where are those signals erected in the railway section.
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1
A loop is a running line, other than a main or through line connected at both ends to another running line.
True
False
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How are two parallel bidirectional running lines, extending through a signalled area, identified?
A. no. 1 main line is the main line to the left as seen by the Train Driver of a down train,
B. no. 1 main line is the main line to the left as seen by the Train Driver of an up train,
C. no. 2 main line is the main line to the left as seen by the Train Driver of a down train
D. no. 2 main line is the main line to the left as seen by the Train Driver of an up train.
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1
What is the meaning of a white light in conjunction with a single yellow light or, in certain cases, in conjunction with a single green light?
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What procedure must be followed when a colour-light signal displaying a danger aspect must be passed?
A. The Train Driver must under all circumstances bring his/her/her train to a stop at the signal before acting on a "caution" hand-signal.
B. When a Train Driver acts on a one-position-light-shunt signal at "caution", where there is one on the same post as the colour-light, he must not stop his train at the signal and then proceed on sight past the signal.
C. If the train is admitted onto an occupied line, the train must be brought to a standstill at the signal and the Train Driver advised orally of the circumstances.
D. Before acting on the "caution" hand signal, the speed of the train must be reduced to a safe speed.
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Please discuss the meaning of the aspect red light and a blue light (Red above blue) (emergency aspect)

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What is the meaning of the aspect red light and a blue light indicate to the Train Driver?
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Lower speed points means any points not specifically designated as higher-speed points for the area concerned
True
False
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What is a “Junction”?
A. Means a place where there is a principle running line which leaves or join other principle running line or lines and where there is a train control officer on duty.
B. Means a place where one or more running lines leave or join a running line or lines, whether or not train control instruments are installed there.
C. Means a place where one or more running lines leave or join a running line or lines, where train control instruments must be installed.
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