Put a "T" for true and an "F" for false.
Out-of-face surfacing precedes reballasting.
Surfacing involves both surface and cross level.
When a stretch of track is given an out-of-face raise, poor surface is corrected.
Rail-mounted machinery is routinely used in spot replacement of rail.
(Each question of this kind consists of a series of statements related to the stem that precedes
them. Indicate which are true and which false with respect to the stem.)
In out-of-face track surfacing, it is correct procedure to:
a. Ordinarily proceed with the work in the direction of traffic.
b. On steep grades, generally proceed with the work uphill regardless of the direction of
c. Place jacks away from joints, to lessen the strain on joint bars.
d. Make the final elevation of the rails the same as the height of the grade stakes.
e. Place track jacks under the rail at the point where one end of the spot board rests.
In performing track maintenance:
a. All old rail removed is saved, for it can be used in yards and on branches.
b. Out-of-face surfacing is an operation in which the entire track is raised to a new uniform