Railway Engineering MCQ

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  • 1. For a 8° curve track diverging from a main curve of 5° in an opposite direction in the layout of a broad gauge yard, the cant to be provided for the branch track for maximum speed of 45 km/h on the main line and ‘G’ = 1.676 m is (Permitted cant deficiency for the main line = 7.6 cm)

    • 0.168 cm
    • -0.168 cm
    • 7.432 cm
    • 7.768 cm
  • 2. The nominal size of ballast used for point and crossing is _____

    • 25 mm
    • 40 mm
    • 50 mm
    • 100 mm
  • 3. Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:

    • Sleepers hold the rails at proper gauge on straights
    • Sleepers provide stability to the permanent way
    • Sleepers act as an elastic cushion between rails and ballast
    • None of these
  • 4. Factors affecting selection of gauge are:

    • Traffic volume
    • Cost
    • Development of Area
    • All of above
  • 5. The gradient on which an additional engine is required to negotiate the gradient, is called

    • momentum gradient
    • pusher gradient
    • ruling gradient
    • steep gradient.
  • 6. Head width of 52 kg rail section is

    • 61.9 mm
    • 66.7 mm
    • 67 mm
    • 72.33 mm
  • 7. Flat mild steel bearing plates are used

    • For points and crossings in the lead portion
    • With wooden sleepers at locations where creep is likely to be developed
    • On all joints and curves
    • On all the above
  • 8. Which one of the following rail failures is caused by loose fish bolts at expansion joints?

    • crushed head
    • angular break
    • split head
    • transverse fissures
  • 9. Largest dimension of a rail is its

    • height
    • foot width
    • head width
    • any of the above
  • 10. Tensile strength of steel used in rails should not be less than

    • 450 MPa
    • 500 MPa
    • 700 MPa
    • 850 MPa
  • 11. A treadle bar is used for

    • interlocking points and signal
    • setting points and crossings
    • setting marshalling yard signals
    • track maintenance
  • 12. Standard size of wooden sleeper for Broad Gauge track is

    • 275x25x13 cm
    • 180x20x11.5 cm
    • 225x23x13 cm
    • 250x26x12 cm
  • 13. What is Permanent way?

    • It is the path of immense strength
    • In short, it is combination of rails, sleepers, ballast and subgrade fitted together
    • Very strong railway of high tensile and compressive strength
    • there is no such thing
  • 14. Rail section is generally designated by its

    • Area of its cross-section
    • Total weight
    • Total length
    • Weight per metre length
  • 15. Metal sleepers are superior to wooden sleepers with respect to

    • Cost
    • Life
    • Track circuiting
    • Fastening