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Railway signalling: Quiz


Question 1: Most heritage railways operate to a simplified variant of a ________ rule book.
ScotRailBritish RailVirgin TrainsMidland Mainline

Question 2: In-cab safety systems are of great benefit during ________, when poor visibility would otherwise require that restrictive measures be put in place.
FogMeteorologyCloud condensation nucleiCloud

Question 3: This required block signalling for all passenger railways, together with ________, both of which form the basis of modern signalling practice today.
Solid State InterlockingTrack circuitInterlockingCentralized traffic control

Question 4: With the invention of the ________, it became possible for staff at a station or signal box to send a message (usually a specific number of rings on a bell) to confirm that a train had passed and that a specific block was clear.
American Morse codeElectrical telegraphTelegraphyMorse code

Question 5: A lightly-used line might have blocks many ________ long, but a busy commuter line might have blocks a few hundred metres long.

Question 6: One of the most common ways to determine whether a section of line is occupied is by use of a ________.
Axle counterRailway signallingTrack circuitAutomatic Train Protection

Question 7: In ________, operating rules are called Safeworking.
AustraliaUnited KingdomCanadaBarbados

Question 8: The concept of the ________ of points, signals, and other appliances was introduced to improve safety.
Track circuitSolid State InterlockingInterlockingCentralized traffic control

Question 9: Class I ________ uses a unique set of operating rules.
CSX TransportationNorfolk Southern RailwayCanadian Pacific RailwayUnion Pacific Railroad

Question 10: [1] Cab signalling systems range from simple coded ________, to transponders that communicate with the cab, and communication-based train control systems.
Axle counterTrack circuitAutomatic Train ProtectionRailway signalling


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