Railway Track Material MCQ

1. The main function of Fish plates in rail joints is to

  1. join two rails together
  2. provide for any expansion or contraction
  3. transfer the load to the ballast
  4. join rails with sleeper
Answer. a

2. What is the function of a fish plate?

  1. for fixing rails to sleepers
  2. for fastening chairs to sleepers
  3. for fixing wooden sleepers to rail
  4. to hold two rails together
Answer. d

3. Fish bolts are made of

  1. Cast-iron
  2. High carbon steel
  3. Low carbon steel
  4. Stainless steel
Answer. b

4. At a rail joint, ends of adjoining rails are connected with a pair of fish plates and

  1. 2 fish bolts
  2. 4 fish bolts
  3. 6 fish bolts
  4. 8 fish bolts
Answer. b

5. The main function of a fish plate is

  1. to allow rail to expand and contract freely
  2. to join the two rails together
  3. to join rails with the sleeper
  4. none of the above
Answer. b

6. Two important constituents in the composition of steel used for rail are

  1. carbon and silicon
  2. manganese and phosphorous
  3. carbon and manganese
  4. carbon and sulphur
Answer. c

7. For Broad Gauge track standard weight of rail per m is

  1. 35 kg
  2. 45 kg
  3. 55 kg
  4. 65 kg
Answer. c

8. The minimum gauge width of a feeder track gauge as per Indian conditions is

  1. 1.0 m
  2. 0.762 m
  3. 1.67 m
  4. 0.610 m
Answer. d

9. The weight of the rails for B.G. railway track in kg/m is

  1. 24.90
  2. 29.80
  3. 32.70
  4. 44.70
Answer. d

10. The standard length of sleeper for B.G. railway track, in cm, is

  1. 150
  2. 180
  3. 310
  4. 250
Answer. d

11. The Minimum depth of ballast prescribed for B.G. track lines on Indian Railways is

  1. 10 cm
  2. 28 cm
  3. 14 cm
  4. 25 cm
Answer. d

12. The ballast packed below and around sleeper to transfer the load from sleeper to sub-base, generally, consists of

  1. gravel
  2. broken stones
  3. moorum
  4. all of these
Answer. d

13. A track is elastic mainly because of

  1. rail
  2. sleeper
  3. ballast
  4. formation
Answer. d

14. The bottom width of foot in a flat footed rail is

  1. 70.1 mm
  2. 66.7 mm
  3. 136.0 mm
  4. 121.6 mm
Answer. c

15. Maximum value of ‘throw of switch’ for Broad Gauge track is

  1. 89 mm
  2. 95 mm
  3. 100 mm
  4. 115 mm
Answer. b

16. Maximum allowable grades are lower for railways than for highways. The reason is

  1. steel wheel on steel rails have greater frictional co-efficient than rubber tyres on pavements.
  2. steel wheel on steel rails have lower frictional co-efficient than rubber tyres on pavements.
  3. high grade causes discomfort to passengers.
  4. trains are longer than vehicles on highways.
Answer. b

17. Which of the following is not the function of fastener?

  1. To hold rails in proper positions
  2. To join rail with sleepers
  3. To join adjacent rails
  4. To join sleeper with ballast
Answer. d

18. The chairs used in railways are made of

  1. timber
  2. cast iron
  3. concrete
  4. none of these
Answer. d

19. In a permanent way, the cement concrete sleepers of 250 mm width are placed at a spacing of 700 mm. Determine the depth of ballast.

  1. 15 mm
  2. 17.5 mm
  3. 20 mm
  4. 22.5 cm
Answer. d

20. The minimum value of Composite Sleeper Index (CST) prescribed on Indian railways for track sleeper is

  1. 783
  2. 1352
  3. 1455
  4. 873
Answer. a

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