Railway Engineering Questions and Answers – Measures to Reduce Creep


This set of Railway Engineering Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Measures to Reduce Creep”.

1. Which of the following device is used for the measurement of creep?
a) Creep measurer
b) Creep indicator
c) Rail Creep finder
d) Creep posts
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Answer: a
Explanation: For measurement of creep a device called Creep indicator is used. It has two creep posts. Creep posts are generally rail pieces used on either side of the track.

2. The top level of creep post is generally at what level as compared to the rail level?
a) About half the height of rail
b) Same as the rail level
c) 2 inches higher than the rail level
d) 2 inches lower than the rail level
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Answer: b
Explanation: The top level of creep post is same as that of the rail level. This ensures ease in measurement of creep which is done using a fishing string.

3. What is the maximum value of creep permissible in any track?
a) 300mm
b) 50mm
c) 150mm
d) 200mm
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Answer: c
Explanation: Any track should not have creep more than 150mm (6 inches). But in case of tracks approaching points and crossings there should be no creep.
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