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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.


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





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 83055

Thu Feb 06 - Fri Feb 07 2 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 06 Thu 08:00 - 14:30 AIC Rm. 2646
Feb 07 Fri 08:00 - 11:00 AIC Rm. 2646



Course Outline





  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.

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