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RAIL 0117 - Freight Railway Equipment Air Brakes Refresher

Railway Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

Course Details

This course will give those working in the railway industry (mainly conductors, locomotive engineers, yard supervisors) an overview of the responsibilities and procedures for performing tests on freight air brake equipment. It reviews pre-departure and en-route tests required in accordance with regulations.

Prerequisite(s)

Railroaders working with railcars, locomotives, railcar movers with air brakes.

Credits

0.0

Cost

$286.00 - $291.00 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 63968

Mon May 28 - Tue May 29 2 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 28 Mon 08:00 - 14:30 AIC
May 29 Tue 08:00 - 11:00 AIC

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$286.00

Notes

  1. High visibility vest, work gloves, safety glasses, and CSA approved footwear required. Footwear must be green equilateral triangle, steel-toed, lace-up, ankle covering boots with a defined heel of minimum 9 mm (3/8 inch) and maximum 25 mm (1 inch). Prerequisite: Railroaders working with railcars, locomotives, railcar movers with air brakes. This course is held at BCIT Annacis Island Campus.

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Cancelled

Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 42418

Mon Sep 24 - Tue Sep 25 2 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 24 Mon 08:00 - 14:30 AIC
Sep 25 Tue 08:00 - 11:00 AIC

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$291.00

Notes

  1. High visibility vest, work gloves, safety glasses, and CSA approved footwear required. Footwear must be green equilateral triangle, steel-toed, lace-up, ankle covering boots with a defined heel of minimum 9 mm (3/8 inch) and maximum 25 mm (1 inch). Prerequisite: Railroaders working with railcars, locomotives, railcar movers with air brakes. This course is held at BCIT Annacis Island Campus.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, May 30 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the operation of freight cars air brakes systems and tests.
  • Describe the procedures for inspecting freight air brake systems for movements and equipment, according to the Canadian Railway Operating Rules (CROR), General Operating Instructions (GOI), and special instructions, where required.
  • Describe the various air brake tests according to CROR, GOI, and special instructions.
  • Perform various air brakes tests in the yard.

Effective as of Winter 2017

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