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Brakemen's Examination - 1993 - Part Six


Q.76 - Riding on the steps of a caboose in a reverse movement of a train as a brakeman, you give a hand signal to engineer of three car lengths to a stop. By the one car length, you feel no brake retardation. What should you do:

Q.77 - A "hot box" on a car refers to:

Q.78 - It is better to get on the side ladder of the leading edge of a box car rather than the side ladder of the trailing edge when this car is in the middle of a train, because:

Q.79 - As a brakeman on the ground switching an engine around to the other end of the train utilizing a passing siding, what sequence of events would you utilize in first cutting off the engine:

Q.80 - What pressure is required to maintain brake cylinder piston in normal position:

Q.81 - Why must not more than two cars in series have their brakes cut out

Q.82 - As a brakeman on a reverse movement train, you give appropriate signals to slow down and stop, but it looks like the engineer will miss the target stop. And it is not an emergency, so what should you do:

Q.83 - With normal AB freight equipment, how much time, in seconds, does it take (average) for the last car of a ten car train to respond to a brake release from the locomotive:

Q.84 - Stopping a 50 ton car with a hand brake on a slight grade going at a speed of about 10 mph might take how many feet to stop:

Q.85 - A cut of 10, unloaded, older box cars spotted on a one percent grade should have a minimum of how many hand brakes set:

Q.86 - As a brakeman on the leading point of a reverse movement operation where only hand signals are used, which of the following sequences are best to be used before making the final stop:

Q.87 - What hand signal would you use to cut off a caboose at the end of a five car train with the engine up in front of the train in a normal position:

Q.88 - With the locomotive in the middle of the train, you as brakeman, need to cut off cars behind the engine first, then need to cut off cars ahead of the engine secondly. What signals would you give the engineer in this situation:

Q.89 - If separate day hand signals are adopted of "come to me" and "go away" which one of these can get confused with which other signal:

Q.90 - A five car train powered with a 45 ton locomotive travelling at 20mph would take how many feet to stop in a non-emergency situation:

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