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FAQ / How to subscribe
« Last Post by x2000 on December 03, 2021, 08:21:21 PM »
To enable a subscription you first need to register. If you haven't already registered, click here to do so: https://signalquiz.com/index.php?action=register

After you have registered, log in to the web site and do the following:

1) Click your Profile link in the main menu and then under Actions, click Paid Subscriptions.

2) Select the subscription you want and click the order button. Uncheck the recurring payment box if you do not want the subscription to auto-renew. Then click Order with PayPal and follow the prompts. Once your order has been submitted you will receive a confirmation e-mail and you will immediately be able to begin testing.
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FAQ / Remove the orange New markers
« Last Post by x2000 on November 18, 2021, 10:18:24 AM »
To remove those orange NEW markers click the 'MARK ALL MESSAGES AS READ' button in the lower right corner of the home page.
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NORAC Signal Guide / NORAC Color Light Signal Guide
« Last Post by x2000 on October 20, 2021, 09:37:18 AM »
A sixty-one page NORAC Color Light Signal Guide is attached. Not sure of the origin of this file but it has some useful tips. Note that the aspects that should flash don't due to the fact that the file format is PDF. I suspect this may have originally been a PowerPoint presentation that has been saved as a PDF file.
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BNSF Railway Signals

Signal Aspects and Indications—Effective 0800, April 1, 2020 (Updated 5/1/21)


The following are the changes from the previous Signal Aspects and Indications—Effective 0800, April 1, 2020 as amended by BNSF System Order No. 37 June 1, 2020.


NAMES:

No changes




INDICATIONS:


9.1.7 Approach Restricting

Old:

Proceed prepared to pass next signal at restricted speed.

New effective May 1, 2021:

Proceed prepared to pass next signal at restricted speed. Freight trains exceeding 30 MPH
immediately reduce to that speed. (Note: Speed is 40 MPH for freight trains in PTC Full Enforcement Mode).




9.1.8 Approach

Old:

Proceed prepared to stop at next signal. Trains exceeding 30 MPH immediately reduce
to that speed.
(Note: Speed is 40 MPH for passenger and active PTC trains).


New effective May 1, 2021:

Proceed prepared to stop at next signal. Trains exceeding 30 MPH immediately reduce
to that speed. (Note: Speed is 40 MPH for passenger and trains in PTC Full Enforcement Mode).




9.1.11 Diverging Approach Medium

Old:

Proceed on diverging route not exceeding prescribed speed through turnout prepared to pass next signal not exceeding 35 MPH. (Note: Speed is 40 MPH for active PTC trains)


New effective May 1, 2021:

Proceed on diverging route not exceeding prescribed speed through turnout prepared to
pass next signal not exceeding 35 MPH. (Note: Speed is 40 MPH for trains in PTC Full Enforcement  Mode.)




9.1.12 Diverging Approach

Old:

Proceed on diverging route not exceeding prescribed speed through turnout; approach next signal prepared to stop. Trains exceeding 30 MPH immediately reduce to that speed. (Note: Speed is 40 MPH for passenger and active PTC trains.)


New effective May 1, 2021:

Proceed on diverging route not exceeding prescribed speed through turnout; approach
next signal prepared to stop. Trains exceeding 30 MPH immediately reduce to that
speed. (Note: Speed is 40 MPH for passenger and trains in PTC Full Enforcement Mode.)





Also note that on the current signal document a new PTC Track Line column has been added.














R LENT 10/20/2021

*See the attached PDF for better formatting, particularly if printing.
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FAQ / Where are iPhone downloads?
« Last Post by x2000 on October 10, 2021, 01:03:51 AM »
If you download a signal guide or other document on an iPhone it can be difficult to find. Check the blue Files folder on your device. Most likely it is in a subfolder.
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CORA West Chicago Wye test tips / Re: BNSF Chicago wye map from CORA Guide
« Last Post by x2000 on October 10, 2021, 12:44:40 AM »
Some devices and or viewers may not display the red conductor notes. When I viewed the PDF map on a Fire tablet using the Kindle app it displayed the map fine but without the notes. When I opened the same file on the same device with MS Office everything displayed as intended.
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Everything else railroad signal related / Sample signal log sheets
« Last Post by x2000 on October 04, 2021, 09:25:43 AM »
See the attached files for sample signal log sheets I created while working on the Amtrak Grand Rapids to Chicago route. They were useful in completing the delay report. CSX Grand Rapids, MI to Porter, IN, and also NS Porter to Chicago are attached.

Where you see POL on the CSX sheet that indicates a location close to a police station which was useful information if a police presence was needed. The NS sheet also has a Form Y permission dialog which we used to get past conditional stop signs to enter work areas.
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FAQ / How to print a color signal guide
« Last Post by x2000 on October 01, 2021, 06:37:19 AM »
There are a few signal guides on this site and on the associated ProProfs test modules. If you want a paper copy but don't have a color printer you can stop by a FedEx Kinko's and print it there. To do that you can either save the file to a flash drive and bring it to FedEx in person, or, email the file to FedEx https://www.fedex.com/en-us/printing/printandgo.html and print it at a FedEx Kinko's using the Print & Go service.
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FAQ / Reader mode advanced feature iPhone and iPad
« Last Post by x2000 on October 01, 2021, 06:34:46 AM »
This site is enabled for Safari web browser 'Reader' mode. Look for the reader line-icon on the upper left of the address bar of many topics.

Reader mode removes everything but the post content itself for an easier read. Tap the icon to toggle in and out of reader mode. The post must contain approximately seventy-five words before the reader mode icon will appear so you won't see the mode icon on all posts, just longer ones.

The Reader button for Safari on an IMAC is to the right of the browser address bar.

Chrome for Android has a similar 'Reader' mode feature. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/reader-mode/llimhhconnjiflfimocjggfjdlmlhblm?hl=en

The Reader button on an IMAC is to the right of the browser address bar.
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FAQ / How this web site is organized
« Last Post by x2000 on October 01, 2021, 06:30:35 AM »
The Signal Test Prep / Quizzes (web site) contains categories. The categories contain boards, and child boards, where applicable. They are similar to folders and sub-folders on your computer. The boards and child boards contain topics. 'How this web site is organized' is a topic within the 'Welcome! Read me first' board. The 'Welcome' board is in the 'Welcome to the Railroad Signals Practice Site and Forum' category. Boards, and redirect boards are orange and categories are the darker blue. Child boards are also blue.

If you have registered an account on this site you have the ability to read, post replies, and create topics.
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