This set of Railway Engineering Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Points and Crossings – Important Terms ”.
1. Which of the following is used for diverting the rolling stock?
a) Tongue rails
b) Stock rail
d) Check rail
Explanation: Turnout has a function of diverting the rolling stock from one track to another. It is basically an arrangement of points and crossings with lead rails.
2. What is it called when a vehicle traverses on the switch from its thick end to thin end?
a) Right hand turnout
b) Left hand turnout
c) Facing direction
d) Trailing direction
Explanation: If the vehicle first negotiates a crossing and then traverse on a switch from its thick end to its thin end is called the Trailing direction. Turnout depends on the direction in which traffic is being diverted by it.
3. Which of the following is another name for Tongue rail?
a) Stock rail
b) Switch rail
c) Lead rail
d) Toe rail
Explanation: Tongue rail is a tapered and movable rail which is attached to a running at its thicker end. It is made up of high carbon or manganese steel to withstand wear and tear.
4. Crossing is a pair of tongue and stock rails with connections and fittings.
Explanation: Crossing is a device introduced at the junction where two rails cross each other. It permits the wheel flange to pass from one track to another. A pair of tongue and stock rail with connections and fittings is called a switch or point.
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