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Ensure hand brakes are applied and wheels chocked.
Ensure generator field switch is in the off position.
Position reversal handle in neutral.
Ensure brake pipe and MU hoses are properly coupled if applicable.
Ensure angle and cut out cocks are properly positioned.
Apply the independent brake and confirm brakes on all units have been applied.
Depending on the model, do one of the following:
TEST PROCEDURES FOR LOCOMOTIVE TYPES 6RL AND 24RL
1. Release the independent brake and confirm brakes on all units have been released.
2. Make a 10 psi brake pipe reduction with the automatic brake valve, and confirm brakes have
been applied.
3. Move automatic brake valve to LAP and wait one minute.
Brake pipe (BP) leakage shall not exceed 5 psi/min.
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4. Equalizing reservoir build not to exceed 1 psi/min.
5. Depress independent brake valve handle (4 sec./unit).
Confirm brakes have been released.
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6. Make additional brake pipe reduction.
Confirm brakes have been reapplied.
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7. Move throttle to #3 position; engine RPM increases.
8. Move brake valve handle to EMERGENCY.
Brake pipe pressure drops to zero.
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Brake cyclinder pressure increases.
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Power control light comes on.
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Engine RPM reduces to idle.
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9. Depress independent brake valve handle (4 sec./unit).
Confirm brakes have been released.
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10. Release independent brake valve handle.
11. Move throttle to idle position.
12. Move automatic brake valve to LAP.
13. Wait one minute.
14. Move auto brake valve to RELEASE.
Brake pipe pressure restored.
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Power control light goes out.
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Confirm brakes have been released.
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Confirm brake system is recharged.
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15. Move auxiliary emergency brake valve to EMERGENCY.
Confirm brakes have been applied.
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16. Restore automatic brake valve to the release and running position.
Confirm brakes have been released.
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17. Move independent brake valve to FULL APPLICATION.
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