Physical Characteristics Study Guide 
Montclair Line: Roseville Avenue to Denville

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1. Where the higher speed listed is for passenger and the lower speed is for freight, what is the maximum authorized speed between Roseville Avenue and Denville? 
    a. 70/35 mph. 
    b. 60/35 mph. 
    c. 50/25 mph. 
    d. 45/25 mph.

2. What main track rules are in effect on the Montclair Line between Roseville Avenue and Ampere? 
   a. ABS, 251, CSS. 
    b. ABS, 251. 
    c. ABS, 261, CSS. 
    d. Int., CSS.

3. Including Roseville Avenue and Denville Junction, how many Interlockings are there on the Montclair Line?
    a. 4. 
    b. 5. 
    c. 6. 
    d. 7.

4. The Duplicate mileposts between milepost 11.7 (former Montclair Line) and milepost 11.7 (former Boonton Line) are marked with a: 
    a. Letter "A". 
    b. Letter "C". 
    c. Letter "D". 
    d. Letter "M".

5. What rules are in effect between Ampere and Cedar?:
    a. Int., 261, ABS.
    b. ABS, 261 only.
    c. ABS, 261, CSS.
    d. ABS, 251  

6. Due to town whistle blowing ordinances, except in emergencies, whistles will not be blown between the hours of:
 
    a. 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. 
    b. 6:00 am and 6:00 pm. 
    c. 7:00 pm and 7:00 am. 
    d. 9:00 pm and 9:00 am.

7. The whistle blowing ban mentioned in question 7 extends from: 
    a. MP 6 to MP 15. 
    b. MP 9 to MP 15. 
    c. MP 9 to MP 17.5. 
    d. MP 12.9D to MP 15.

8. Except under certain circumstances, trains movements are prohibited while a passenger train is making a stop at: 
    a. Great Notch. 
    b. Lincoln Park Siding. 
    c. Montclair Heights. 
    d. Arlington.

9. The measured mile for checking speedometers is between: 
    a. Signal B128 and Chestnut Street UGB (MP 12.3). 
    b. MP 15 and 16. 
    c. MP 7 and 8. 
    d. MP 4 and 5.

10. Westward train stopping at Lincoln Park to make an eastward trip must: 
    a. Use the signal information displayed by the east end of Lincoln park as the Dispatcher's            permission to reverse east within interlocking limits. 
    b. Must get verbal permission from the Dispatcher to reverse east within interlocking limits. 
    c. Must get a Form D, line 13 from the Dispatcher to reverse east within interlocking limits. 
    d. May reverse within interlocking limits when proceeded by a flagman.

11. At which of the following sidings are trains and engine prohibited to clear the main track without Form D, line 13: 
    a. Continental Extruders (MP 17.5) and the Team Track (MP18.5). 
    b. Pompton Ind. MP 21.4), and Georgia Pacific (MP 33.3). 
    c. Continental Extruders (MP 17.5), Team Track (MP18.5), and Georgia Pacific (MP 33.3). 
    d. None of the above.

12. Which of the following are stations where trains normally receive and discharge passengers across the track to the station platform: 
    a. Bay Street. 
    b. Ampere and Great Notch. 
    c. Watchung Ave. and Mountain View. 
    d. Lincoln Park.

13. The speed restriction for passenger trains between MP 12.4D and 11.7 is: 
    a. 25. mph. 
    b. 35 mph. 
    c. 45. mph. 
    d. 50 mph.

14. The speed restriction for passenger trains at the Peckman Creek Bridge including both approaches (MP 17.3 to MP 17.8) is: 
    a. 20/15. 
    b. 35/25. 
    c. 40/30. 
    d. 50/40.

15. The speed restriction for passenger trains at Mountain View (MP 21.2 to MP 21.5) is: 
    a. 30 mph. 
    b. 40 mph. 
    c. 45 mph. 
    d. 50 mph

16. Eastward trains stopping at Watchung Ave. must: 
    a. Stop with the entire train on the platform. 
    b. Stop with the entire train east of the Park Ave. UG bridge. 
    c. Stop with the engine/cab car adjacent to the Wah Chung Chinese restaurant. 
    d. Stop with the entire train coupled together.

17. Westbound trains stopping at Watchung Ave. must: 
    a. Stop with the engine spotted on the Park Ave. UG bridge. 
    b. Not make a station stop with the locomotive spotted on the Park Ave. UG bridge. 
    c. Stop with the entire train on the platform. 
    d. Stop with the entire train coupled.

18. The only crossing on the Boonton Line without gates is: 
    a. Lavergne Street. 
    b. Jerome Place. 
    c. Boonton Road. 
    d. Abbott Road.


Physical Characteristics Study Guide
Montclair Line, Roseville Avenue to Denville
Answers

1. a. 70/35 mph. 
2. d. INT., CSS.3. d. 7.
 
4. c. Letter "D". 
5. a. ABS, 261, INT. 
6. c. 7:00 pm and 7:00 am. 
7. d. MP 12.9D to MP 15. 
8. c. Lincoln Park Siding. 
9. a. Signal B128 and Chestnut Street UGB (MP 12.3), 1/2/ Mile. 
10. a. Use the signal information displayed by the east end of Lincoln park as the Dispatcher's            permission to reverse east within interlocking limits. 
11. d. None of the above. 
12. d. Lincoln Park. 
13. a. 20/15. 
14. c. 35/25. 
15. a. 30 mph. 
16. b. Stop with the entire train east of the Park Ave. UG bridge. 
17. b. Not make a station stop with the locomotive spotted on the Park Ave. UG bridge. 
18. d. Abbott Road.

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