a. Check sand boxes to see if they have been filled, move sander valve handle in cab to the front and rear
position Then from the ground check sand pipes and the distribution of sand on the rails.
b. Check sand boxes, move valve handle.
c. Move sander valve handle, do not check sand pipes.
33. Most locomotives have two or more main reservoirs What are their purposes:
a. Store air for the cooling system.
b. Storage of an adequate supply of air to charge the brake pipe system, to apply the brakes and supply air to
operate the air accessories.
c. To keep air pressure from overheating.
34. What is the standard brake cylinder travel:
a. 3 to 5 inches.
b. 5 to 7 inches.
c. 7 to 9 inches.
35. What is the purpose of a feed valve:
a. To feed oil to the brake cylinders.
b. To control the amount of air in the brake cylinder or the brake pipe.
c. To apply the brakes.
The following questions are true or false Check one answer only.
1. The operator of a locomotive is not required to perform a preoperation check on his locomotive.
2. The operator or locomotive engineer is not required to perform any maintenance.
3. If the operator finds a fuse blown, he should replace it and report it at the end of his tour of duty.
4. If when a locomotive is moved, the movement is rough or bumpy, the locomotive could have flat spots on the
5. The proper operation of the couplers should be included in the preoperational check.
6. When the wheels are slipping you open the sander valve.
7. If in your preoperational check you find excessive brake cylinder piston travel, you do not have it corrected.
8. You do not allow unauthorized personnel In the cab.
9. The locomotive you have been assigned to has a blue flag or lantern placed In the front and rear of it. You
remove the flags or lanterns and move the locomotive.
10. Riding on the leading or front foot boards of a locomotive in motion Is prohibited.
OPERATORS LICENSING TEST (LOCOMOTIVE CRANES)
The following questions are multiple choice and one answer only is the correct answer.
1. The preoperation inspection of a locomotive crane shall be performed by:
b. Shop maintenance forces.
c. Car repairmen personnel.
2. Cranes used by the Department of the Army are powered in the following manner:
a. Gasoline mechanical.
b. Steam mechanical and diesel.
c. Steam mechanical, diesel mechanical and diesel-electric.
3. The term "Wrecking Crane" applies to a crane that:
a. Swings a huge ball on its hoisting line.
b. Is a heavy duty crane, steam or diesel driven, used to pick up cars and locomotives that are derailed or
c. A crane that has been declared surplus and is awaiting disposition.
4. Care must be taken to avoid overloading the crane. The capacities plates given the maximum rated capacities
for which the crane is designed The capacities plates are located:
a. In the supply room.
b. In the onboard spares.