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Kansas City Terminal Railway

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NOTE: These questions are a result of violations of various rules on the KCT. This little test is furnished by the mis-fortunes of others working this territory.

Questions and Answers


1. What Type of Operation is in effect on the KCT Railway?


B. Manual Interlocking


Answer: B. Manual Interlocking! KCT Railway Operates Trains by a system known as a "Manual Interlocking". Definition of such can be found in the Greater Kansas City Area Operating Instructions under "KCT Railway Special Instructions".


2. After receiving instructions to pass a signal displaying a "Stop Indication" train must move at restricted speed per Control Operators instructions. After passing the signal your train encounters a "Stop and Proceed Signal" displaying a "Stop" indication. Can you pass this signal without stopping at restricted speed?

A. True

B. False

Answer: B. False.

KCT Signal and Aspects only provide for a train to pass a stop and proceed signal displaying a stop indication after a complete stop is made first. Exception: Eastbound at Signal Bridge 16 displays a "P" which is a permissive signal eastbound only on all three tracks.


3. Train encounters a signal with 2 or more aspects such as a Clear over Red. The bottom signal is dark. Can you pass this signal?

A. True

B. False

Answer: False

All aspects of a signal on the KCT must be displayed or the signal is considered "Improperly Displayed". Train must stop and contact Control Operator giving location of dark signal and request permission to proceed from that location.


4. Train is given authority to pass a control signal which governs movement over several dual control switches. Is it a requirement that a member of crew precede the movement on the ground inspecting switches?

A. True

B. False

Answer: B. False

Train Director Mike Corum says a crew member does not have to walk the interlocking plant any longer. This requirement has been removed from the present KCT Special Instructions.