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Glossary of rail terminology: Quiz


Question 1: ________ or SPAD (UK): where a train disobeys a stop signal.
Tram accidentSignal passed at dangerDerailmentAutomatic Train Protection

Question 2: ________ The cross section shape of rail.
Rail tracksRail fastening systemChair (railway)Rail profile

Question 3: See ________ for a description of the whistle code used to communicate.
Southern Pacific Transportation CompanyBank engineSteam locomotiveTrain whistle

Question 4: The T (US): A nickname for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) the Subway service through ________.
DenverBostonAtlantaPhoenix, Arizona

Question 5: In ________, both terms are used, "conductor" for the person checking tickets, etc.
United KingdomAustraliaBarbadosCanada

Question 6: Spiral easement See ________.
Track transition curveFresnel integralEuler spiralTrigonometric functions

Question 7: ________: The condition of fallen leaves or other debris lying on and clinging to a railroad track that could cause train wheel slippage, resulting in premature wheel wear and train delays.
Slippery railNew York metropolitan areaMARC TrainMetro-North Railroad

Question 8: ________: The gradual application of superelevation and tighter curve radius, calculated with reference to the anticipated line speed and the final curve radius, on the approach to a bend.
Trigonometric functionsTrack transition curveEuler spiralFresnel integral

Question 9: The container holds ________ which can be dropped on to the rail to improve rail adhesion under wet, steep or slippery rail conditions.

Question 10: ________ (UK): Smokestack or stack (US), or funnel.
ChimneyEkibastuz GRES-2 Power StationInco SuperstackEndesa Termic


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