The button, pedal or switch that must be operated to prevent an Train Control Apparatus initiated penalty application of train brakes when the cab signal changes to a more restrictive aspect or as required to prevent an alerter system penalty brake application.
A safety device that ensures operator alertness and requires periodic acknowledgement to prevent a penalty brake application.
The pneumatic shutoff valve for the brake pipe connections between units other than MSeries equipment in a train consist. In "Open" position the valve handle is aligned with the pipe.
AUTOMATIC TRAIN CONTROL (ATC)
The Train Control Apparatus that initiates a penalty brake application if the engineer fails to reduce speed in compliance with the cab signal indication.
AUTOMATIC TRAIN STOP (ATS)
The Train Control Apparatus that initiates a penalty brake application if the engineer fails to acknowledge a more restrictive cab signal aspect.
The feature of a brake system that combines friction brake and dynamic braking.
CAB SIGNAL DAILY TEST
A comprehensive inspection and testing of the Train Control Apparatus performed by a Qualified Mechanical Person (QMP).
How often is a Cab Signal Daily Test performed?
Cab Signal Daily Test is performed by a ___________.
CAB SIGNAL DEPARTURE TEST
A test of the Train Control Apparatus performed by the locomotive engineer.
How often is a Cab Signal Departure Test performed?
Cab Signal Departure Test is performed by the _____.
The period of time running from 00:00 to 23:59 Hours on a given date.
CLASS 1 BRAKE TEST
A comprehensive passenger train brake system test and inspection performed by a Qualified Maintenance Person (QMP) to ensure that the air brake system is 100 percent effective.
Class 1 Brake Test is performed by a ___________.
Class 1 Brake Test is performed to ensure that the air brake system is ______ percent effective.
CLASS 1A BRAKE TEST
A brake test and inspection performed by a qualified person who may be a member of the road crew, to determine the air brakes on each unit of a passenger train consist apply and release in response to train line commands.
MEMBER OF THE ROAD CREW
Class 1A Brake Test is performed by a ___________.
CLASS 2 BRAKE TEST
A brake test and inspection performed by a qualified person who may be a member of the road crew, to determine brake pipe integrity and continuity from the controlling unit to the rear unit of a passenger train.
MEMBER OF THE ROAD CREW
Class 2 Brake Test is performed by a ___________.
CONSIST CALENDAR DAY
The daily equipment operating cycle of a passenger train on one day. Completion of this cycle for late night trains in continuous service may extend beyond 23:59 Hours on that given date.
DEAD ENGINE FEATURE
A feature of the air brake system by means of which the main reservoir is charged from the brake pipe.
A secondary braking method whereby the inertia from a train's motion is translated into electrical energy and then dissipated as heat through resistors or regenerated into the third rail or auxiliary power.
ELECTROPNEUMATIC BRAKE (EP)
An electrically controlled system that applies and releases the primary service air brake on a unit utilizing an electrical trainline in lieu of brake pipe pressure.
A mode of the automatic air brake system that causes the rapid depletion of brake pipe pressure which induces an irrevocable application of brakes at maximum force to stop a train.
EXTERIOR CALENDAR DAY MECHANICAL INSPECTION
An exterior mechanical inspection of passenger equipment each calendar day that must be performed only by a Qualified Maintenance Person (QMP).
POWER KNOCKOUT (PKO)
A protective interlock circuit active in the controlling unit that prohibits traction power when a brake application is detected anywhere in a train consist.
An employee instructed, qualified and designated by MetroNorth to operate trains and/or perform specific types of equipment inspection and tests.
QUALIFIED MAINTENANCE PERSON (QMP)
A Mechanical Department employee instructed qualified and designated by MetroNorth to perform specific types of equipment inspection, tests and repairs.
The location designated by the railroad that has the necessary facilities, tools, machinery and qualified maintenance employees to effect equipment repair.
ROLL BY INSPECTION
A wayside inspection of brakes, trucks and running gear performed by a qualified employee standing at track level while a train passes at a speed below 5 MPH.
A roll by inspection must be performed by a qualified employee standing at track level while a train passes at a speed below _______.
RUNNING BRAKE TEST
A brake test performed when the train is moving to verify proper operation of train brakes.
The term that refers to a truck component, draft system component, a wheel or a wheel component.
BP PSI (Pass)
BP PSI (Frt./Tow)
SUPERVISORS, ROAD CREW
To the extent that it is possible to detect defects by required train tests, supervisors are jointly responsible with the road crew and Mechanical Department inspectors for the condition of the air brake and train control apparatus on equipment. (MN-401, 100-A, pg. 16)
VERBALLY, BRAKES, APPARATUS
When a road crew is changed and the consist of the train remains intact, the locomotive engineers must _________ communicate to report the condition of _________ and train control _________. (MN-401, 100-D, pg. 16)
AIR BRAKE, HOLDING BRAKE(S), WHEEL CHOCKS
The ____ ______ must not be relied upon to hold a locomotive(s), car(s) or train, left standing. _______ _______ and _______ _______ must be applied as required to secure the equipment. (MN-401, 100-I, pg. 16)
Who shall perform an Exterior Calendar Day Mechanical Inspection on each unit in a passenger train's consist at least once during each calendar day in accordance with Mechanical Department Equipment Maintenance Instructions (EMI) and instructions contained in this book. A written or electronic report indicating the unit number, date, time, location and inspection results will be maintained.
Where Mechanical Department personnel are not on duty or available to perform required inspections and the inspections of the locomotive unit(s) are not within date, the ____ ____ must perform the required daily inspection of equipment, air brake tests and cab signal tests specified in these instructions.
Who determines speed and other movement restrictions and communicates this information to Fleet Management. (MN-401, 103-A(4), pg. 26)
BAD ORDER TAG
Defective equipment identified by either a Qualified Mechanical Person or other qualified mechanical department employee will be identified with a ______ _______ ________, securely mounted on the car body of the car. (MN-401, 103-B(2), pg. 27)
Passenger trains dispatched from any terminal must have operative air brakes on ________ locomotive, car and coach in the train. (MN-401, 104-A, pg. 27)
A train must not be dispatched from any terminal with inoperative air brake, handbrake, or parking brake on the _____ or ________ locomotive/car. (MN-401, 104-C, pg. 27)
99%-85% of operative air brake is maintained
Rail Traffic Controller must be notified as soon as practicable. The train may proceed at NORMAL SPEED to the first forward Designated Repair Facility. If repair cannot be made the train may proceed to the first station where the passengers can be safely unloaded from the train. (MN-401, 104-D(1), pg. 29)
84%-75% of operative air brake is maintained
Rail Traffic Controller must be notified as soon as practicable. The train may proceed at onehalf the Maximum Authorized Speed not exceeding 40 MPH to the first forward Designated Repair Facility. If repair cannot be made train may proceed to the first station where the passengers can be safely unloaded from the train. (MN-401, 104-D(2), pg. 29)
74%-50% of operative air brake is maintained
Rail Traffic Controller must be notified as soon as practicable. The train may proceed at RESTRICTED SPEED to the first forward station where the passengers can be safely unloaded from the train and then proceed to a Designated Repair Facility. (MN-401, 104-D(3), pg. 29)
Each axle on a locomotive counts as _____ cutout axles for the purpose of calculating percentage of operative brake. (MN-401, 104-E(3), pg. 30)
For the purpose of calculating percentage of operative air brake MSeries equipment will be considered as __________. (MN-401, 104-F, pg. 30)
Only a ______ can perform a Class 1 Brake Test. This test must be performed at least once each calendar day. A written report of this test shall be completed and maintained in the lead and rear control cab of the train. (MN-401, 105-A, pg. 31)
A QMP must perform a Class 1 Brake Test at least once each ________ ______. (MN-401, 105-A, pg. 31)
ROAD CREW, QUALIFIED PERSONS
The ____ ______ or other _______ ________ may perform a Class 1A Brake Test. This test must be performed prior to the first dispatch of a train. (MN-401, 105-B, pg. 32)
ROAD CREW, QUALIFIED PERSONS
Who may perform a Class 2 Brake Test.
CLASS 2 BRAKE TEST
On every train prior to departure from any terminal or turnaround point when the road crew has not participated in Class 1 Brake Test or performed a Class 1A Road Train Brake Test.
TURNAROUND POINT, BRAKING EN ROUTE, WITHIN A YARD
When are running brake test required? (MN-401, 105-D, pg. 32)
In a Class 1A Brake Test, leakage must not exceed ___ psi for that minute.
Train must be stopped immediately if air brakes do not operate properly. Entire train must be inspected to assure brakes apply. Repeat Running Brake Test after cause of failure has been ascertained and corrected.
Only a _____ can make final determinations regarding the safe movement of a train with a reported running gear defect. (MN-401, 107-A(3), pg. 42)
DESIGNATED REPAIR FACILITY
Train must not proceed past the first forward __________ _________ ________. If repair cannot be made the train may proceed to the first station where the passengers can be safely unloaded from the train. (MN-401, 107-A(5), pg. 43)
RUNNING GEAR DEFECTS
Grounded traction motors, dead car(s), dynamic brake or propulsion system faults or defects including missing or broken third rail contact shoes, contact third rail shoe mechanisms or shoe beams are not considered as _______ ________ _________. (MN-401, 107-A(7), pg. 43)
Trains with inoperative or defective Dynamic/Blended Brake discovered en route must not exceed ________ until equipment is inspected by QMP and tagged pursuant with MN401 EOI #103A(3) of these instructions. (MN-401, 107-B(3), pg. 44)
a second member of the road crew or other employee qualified on Metro North Railroad Operating Rules (MN-400)
Should the Deadman device become defective en route who must be positioned either in or adjacent to the operator's compartment with direct visual contact with the locomotive engineer. (MN-401, 107-C(3), pg. 44)
At least ____ operative and accessible door is available on each side of the car. (MN-401, 107-D(1)d, pg. 45)
Before proceeding on "____ ______" the road crew must inspect entire train to assure all doors are closed. (MN-401, 107-D(3), pg. 45)
On equipment with individual truck cutouts, if the air brake is maintained on one truck, the brake system on the ________ car will be considered inoperative. (MN-401, 108-F, pg. 46)
Not more than _____ consecutive cars in succession may be operated with brakes cutout. (MN-401, 108-G, pg. 46)
When performing either an Initial Terminal or Road Train Air Brake Test it must be determined that the Brake Pipe Gradient does not exceed ______ between the lead unit and rear car. (MN-401, 110-A, pg. 51)