Physical Characteristics Study Guide
Southern Tier

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1. The maximum authorized speed between The Division post (MNR)  (MP31.3JS) and The Tuxedo Defect Detector         (MP31.5JS) is:
    a. 45 mph.
    b. 50 mph.
    c. 60 mph.
    d. 79 mph.

2. What Main Track rules are in effect between SF and CP Sterling on tracks 1 and 2: 
    a. ABS, 251, CCS. 
    b. ABS, 261. CSS. 
    c. ABS, 261. 
    d. ABS, 251.

3. What Main Track rules are in effect on the single track between CP Sterling (MP34.5JS) and BC (MP86.7SR):
    a. ABS, 251.
    b. ABS, 261
    c. ABS, 261, CSS.
    d. ABS, 261, SES.

4. What Main Track rules are in effect on tracks 1 and 2 between CP BC (MP86.7SR) and CP Sparrow (MP 89.9SR):
    a. ABS 251.
    b. ABS 261.
    c. ABS, 261, CSS.
    d. ABS, 261, SES.

5. What Main Track rules are in effect for the Controlled sidings on the Southern Tier (3):
    a. ABS, 251.
    b. ABS, 261.
    c. ABS, 261, CSS.
    d. ABS, 261, SES.

6. The maximum authorized passenger speed between Harriman (MP44.8JS) and Middletown (MP 71.6JS) is: 
    a. 50 MPH. 
    b. 65 MPH. 
    c. 75 MPH. 
    d. 79 MPH.

7. The maximum authorized passenger speed between Middletown (MP 71.6JS)  and MP83.5SR is: 
    a. 50 mph.
    b. 60 mph.
    c. 70 mph.
    d. 79 mph.

8. If your train is traveling between CP OV and the Red Onion Dragging Equipment Detector, your train is going: 
    a. East. 
    b. West 
    c. North. 
    d. South

9. Which of the following defect detectors is both dragging equipment and hot journal detectors: 
    a. Woodbury. 
    b. Twin Arches (Campbell Hall) 
    c. CP Howells. 
    d. Shin-hollow.

10. The speedometer checks on the Southern Tier are: 
 
    a. MP 5.0 to MP 6.0 and MP 97.5 to MP 96.5. 
     b. MP 9.0 to MP 10.2 and MP 137. 45 to MP 136.13. 
     c. MP 1.23 to MP 6.45 and MP 243.67 to MP 521.56. 
     d. MP 63.0 to MP 64.0 and MP 82.5 to MP 83.5.  

11. The speed over Woodbury Viaduct is:
    a. 45 mph.
    b. 55 mph.
    c. 60 mph.
    d. 79 mph.

12. The speed over Moodna Viaduct is:
    a. 30 mph.
    b. 55 mph.
    c. 60 mph.
    d. 79 mph.

13. Station where trains normally receive and discharge passengers across a track to the station platform:
    a. Sterling.
    b. Harriman.
    c. Otisville.
    d. b and c.


 
Physical Characteristics Study Guide
Southern Tier
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nswers

1. c. 60 mph.
2. d. ABS, 251. 
3. b. ABS, 261
4. a. ABS 251.
5. b. ABS, 261.
6. d. 79 MPH.
7. c. 70 mph. 
8. 
a. East. 
9. c. CP Howells. 
10. d. MP 63.0 to MP 64.0 and MP 82.5 to MP 83.5.  
11. b. 55 mph.
12. a. 30 mph. 
13. d. b (Harriman) and c (Otisville).

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