Physical Characteristics Study Guide
Hoboken Terminal 

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1. Name one back-to-back interlocking within Terminal's territory? 
a. West End/Lower Hack   
b. East End/West End   
c. Terminal/East End   
d. Terminal/Bergen Junction

2. Name the four interlockings controlled by the Terminal Dispatcher: 
   
a. Terminal, East End, West End, Sanfords.
   
b. Terminal, Broad, Milburn, Summit.
   
c. Terminal West End Lower Hack, Kearney Jct.
   
d. Terminal, East End, West End, Lower Hack.

3. From which two depot tracks can a train be lined to both three (3) main and (6) six  main?   
a. 2 and 3   
b. 12 and 13   
c. 6 and 7   
d. 8 and 9

4. What rules are in effect between Terminal and Lower Hack?   
a. ABS 261, CSS, Interlocking   
b. Interlocking   
c. TCS   
d. DCS

5. What is the number of the westbound automatic signal at "B Bridge"?   
a. M01   
b. M03   
c. M05   
d. M07

6. What is the total length of wire over track four (4) at west end?   
a. 2000 feet   
b. 1700 feet   
c. 1500 feet   
d. 3 miles

7. Who controls Lower Hack Interlocking?   
a. Terminal Dispatcher   
b. M&E Dispatcher   
c. Main Line Dispatcher   
d. West End Tower

8. What low automatic signals display the same indications as high automatic signals?   
a. M06   
b. M03   
c. M12/13, M16/17   
d. M09/M11

9. What is the eastbound automatic signal on 122 track?   
a. M06   
b. M04   
c. M02   
d. M12

10. Can a train be routed from track four (4) to track three (3) at East End?   
a. Yes   
b. No   
c. I don't know

11. Which tracks in the depot are wired?   
a. Tracks 1 through 8   
b. Tracks 9 through 17   
c. Tracks 1 through 20   
d. Tracks 1 through 17

12. The catenary on the Hoboken Division is wired for what voltage?   
a. 3,000 volts DC   
b. 11,000 volts AC   
c. 25,000 volts DC   
d. 25,000 volts AC

13. Which tracks in the depot have starting signals under the train shed?   
a. 1 and 4, 6 and 7   
b. 2 and 3, 12 and 13   
c. 8 and 9   
d. All

14. Main track three (3) runs straight in to which depot track?   
a. Track 7   
b. Track 8   
c. Track 9   
d. Track 11

15. What is the last eastbound automatic signal on main tracks one (1) and three(3)?   
a. M18   
b. M12   
c. M06   
d. M02

16. Track 119 leads from what main track into which yard?   
a. 2 Main to Days Yard   
b. 4 Main to the Hill Yard   
c. 3 Main to Days Yard   
d. 2 Main to the Hill Yard

17. What must an engineer do when his train is lined to a track adjacent to the car wash (track ten)?   
a. Nothing if the car wash is not in use   
b. Blow the horn (rule 19b)   
c. Blow one long sound on the engine whistle or horn and ring the bell (when equipped)
d. Blow the horn only if employees are seen around the car wash track

18. Which of the following main tracks is not wired for AC operation?   
a. 2   
b. 4   
c. 6   
d. 122

19. What is the maximum authorized speed between the depot and Lower Hack?
a. 10 MPH   
 b. 30 MPH   
c. 50 MPH   
d. Restricted Speed not exceeding 10 MPH

20. What is the speed on the wye at West End?   
a. 5 MPH   
b. 10 MPH   
c. 15 MPH   
d. 30 MPH

21. What is the maximum authorized speed through the car wash on track 10 in Hoboken?    

a. 2 MPH   
b. 10 MPH   
c. 15 MPH   
d. Restricted Speed, not exceeding 10 MPH

22. When washing trains on track ten in the Hill Yard, what direction must the train move?   
a. East   
b. West   
c. North   
d. South

23. What is the speed between the Depot tracks and the eastbound home signals at Terminal?   
a. 5 MPH   
b. 10 MPH   
c. 15 MPH   
d. Restricted Speed

24. What is the speed for trains on the Days Yard tracks in Hoboken?   
a. Restricted Speed, not exceeding 5 MPH   
b. Restricted speed, not exceeding 10 MPH   
c. Restricted Speed, not exceeding 15 MPH   
d. Restricted speed, not exceeding 20 MPH

25. On what tracks under the Hoboken train shed can pantographs on MUs not be raised or lowered?   
a. 15 through 17   
b. 15 through 20   
c. 1 through 14   
d. All depot tracks

26. Westward trains operating on timetable schedule may operate to the westward interlocking signal at the west end of the train shed at:
   
a. Restricted Speed not exceeding 10 mph.
   
b. 15 mph.
   
c. 30 mph.
   
d. slow speed.

27. Hoboken train shed tracks 1 through 17 are designated:
   
a. Yard tracks with no rules in effect.
   
b. Main tracks with 261, CSS rules in effect.
   
c. Main tracks with Interlocking and CSS rules in effect.
   
d. Running tracks.



28. When operating on tracks 1 through 17 trains and track cars must not exceed:
   
a. 5 mph.
   
b. 10 mph.
   
c. 15 mph.
   
d. 20 mph.

 

Physical Characteristics Study Guide

Hoboken Terminal
Answers

1. a. West End/Lower Hack


2. Terminal, East End, West End, Lower Hack


3. b. 12 and 13 


4. a. ABS 261, CSS, Interlocking


5. b. M03 


6. c. 1500 feet 


7. a. Terminal Dispatcher 


8. c. M12/13, M16/17 


9. a. M06 


10. a. Yes 


11. d. 1 through 17 


12 d. 25,000 volts AC 


13. b. 2 and 3, 12 and 13 


14. b. Track 8 


15. c. M06 


16. b. 4 Main to the Hill Yard


17. c. Blow one long sound on the engine whistle or horn and ring the bell [when equipped] 


18. d. 122 


19. b. 30 MPH 


20. b. 10 MPH 


21. a. 2 MPH


22. a. East


23. c. 15 MPH 


24. b. Restricted Speed, not exceeding 5 MPH

25. c. 1 through 14


26. a. Restricted speed not exceeding 10 mph.


27. c. Main tracks with Interlocking and CSS rules in effect.


28.  b 10 mph.
 


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