Physical Characteristics Study Guide 
Summit to Hackettstown

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1. What are the main track rules in effect between Summit and Denville? 
    a. ABS, 251, CSS 
    b. ABS, 261, CSS 
    c. ABS, 251 
    d. ABS, 261

2. What are the Main track rules in effect between Denville and Dover? 
    a. ABS, 251, CSS 
    b. ABS, 261, CSS 
    c. ABS, 251 
    d. ABS, 261

3. What is the maximum authorized speed between Summit and Dover? 
    a. 75 MPH 
    b. 70 MPH 
    c. 60 MPH 
    d. 50 MPH

4. Match the following station with their mileposts:
    a. Chatham                            35.7D
    b. Madison                             38.1   
    c. Convent                             27.7   
    d. Morristown                       36.3D
    e. Morris Plains                    29.8     
    f. Mount Tabor                      25.5
    g. Denville                              23.5
    h. Dover                                  32.0

5. Which of the following are stations where trains normally receive and discharge passengers across a track to the station platform? 
    a. Mount Tabor 
    b. Denville 
    c. Dover 
    d. Netcong

6. What is the speed restriction on tracks 1 and 2 at MP 29.5 and 29.9 (Morristown Station)? 
    a. 70 MPH 
    b. 60 MPH 
    c. 50 MPH 
    d. 45 MPH

7. Baker Interlocking is controlled by which Dispatcher? 
    a. Mainline 
    b West End 
    c. Raritan Line 
    d. M&E 

8. Was is the speed between MP 34.4D and MP 34.8D (Powder Mill Curve)?
    a. 30 MPH
    b. 40 MPH
    c. 45 MPH
    d. 50 MPH

9. What is the speed between MP 34.8D and MP 35.9D?
    a. 40 MPH
    b. 50 MPH
    c. 60 MPH
    d. 70 MPH

10. What is the speed limit between MP 35.9D and MP 34.1 (Curve at Denville)?
    a. 15
    b. 25
    c. 30
    d. 45

11. How many yard tracks are there in Dover Yard? 
    a. 12 
    b. 9 
    c. 6 
    d. 4

12. What is the maximum authorized speed in Dover Yard? 
    a. 15 MPH 
    b. 10 MPH 
    c. Restricted Speed, not exceeding 10 MPH 
    d. Restricted Speed, not exceeding 15 MPH

13. Who controls the East Dover Running track? 
    a. The M&E Dispatcher 
    b. The Dover Yardmaster 
    c. The conductor of the Dover Drill 
    d. The first train crew that needs to use it

14. What Main Track Rules are in effect on track 1 between Dover and Morris junction? 
    a. ABS, 251 
    b. ABS, 261 
    c. ABS, 251, CSS 
    d. ABS, 261, CSS

15. What Main Track Rules are in effect on track 2 between Dover and CP Wharton? 
    a. ABS, 251 
    b. ABS, 261 
    c. ABS, 251, CSS 
    d. ABS, 261, CSS

16. What is the maximum authorized speed between Morris Junction and Hackettstown? 
    a. 70 MPH 
    b. 60 MPH 
    c. 55 MPH 
    d. 40 MPH

17. When running east from Roxbury Interlocking, where is the first Measured Mile for checking the speedometer? 
    a. MP 42.0 to MP 43.0 
    b. MP 40.0 to MP 41.0 
    c. MP 36.0 to MP 37.0 
    d. MP 27.0 to MP 28.0

18. How must trains operate on the single track between COOK and BILL? 
    a. Maximum authorized track speed 
    b. Restricted Speed, not exceeding 20 MPH for passenger, 10 MPH for freight 
    c. Restricted Speed, not exceeding 15 MPH for passenger, 10 MPH for freight 
    c. Restricted Speed, Not exceeding 10 MPH for passenger, 10 MPH for freight


Physical Characteristics Study Guide 
Summit to Hackettstown
 Answer Sheet

1. a. (ABS, 251, CSS) 

2. b. (ABS, 261, CSS)
 

3. b. (70 MPH)

4. Chatham            23.5
     Madison            25.5
     Convent            27.7
     Morristown       29.8
     Morris Plains    32.0
     Mount Tabor    35.7D
     Denville             36.3D
     Dover                 38.1

5. a. (Mount Tabor)
 

6. c. (50 MPH)

7. d. (M&E) 

8. b. 40 MPH

9. b. 50 MPH

10. c. 30 MPH

11. 12 plus the pigtail.

12. c. Restricted Speed not exceeding 10 MPH

13. b. The Dover Yardmaster (or the M&E Dispatcher in the Yardmaster's absence.

14. d. ABS, 261, CSS

15. d. ABS, 261, CSS

16. c. 55 MPH

17. a. (MP 42.0 to MP 43.0) 

18. b. (Restricted Speed, not exceeding 20 MPH for passenger, 10 MPH for freight)

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