Basic Training for Brakemen and Switchmen


Objectives: This is designed to serve as an introductory course for new railroad personnel with an emphasis on safety. It discusses safe practices in the yard, around trains, getting on and off equipment, brakes, and hand signals.

Audience: New railroad employees or supervisors, carmen, machinists and other craftmen.

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Lesson IDLesson Title
LSBTM1AIntroduction, responsibilities, locomotives and cars, end-of-train devices, hand signals, whistle signals, fusees, and block signals
LSBTM2AGetting on and off equipment, track switches
LSBTM3ACoupling and uncoupling equipment, air hoses, air brakes, hand brakes, brake assemblies, and general safety tips

Please note that prices do not reflect company discounts. If you have already received a copy of the reference material due to having enrolled in other lessons in this course, you will not be charged for or sent a second copy.

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