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  • 1) Monitors locomotive instruments and watches for dragging equipment, obstacles on right-of-way, and train signals during run: Inventories supplies, such as fuel, water, and sand, to ensure safe, efficient operation during run.

  • 2) Inspects locomotive to detect damaged or worn parts.

  • 3) Observes oil, temperature, and pressure gauges on dashboard to ascertain if engine is operating safely and efficiently.

  • 4) Observes track from left side of locomotive to detect obstructions on tracks.

  • 5) Observes train signals along route and verifies their meaning for LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER.

  • 6) Observes train as it goes around curves to detect dragging equipment and smoking journal boxes.

  • 7) Observes signals from workers in rear of train and relays information to LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER.

  • 8) Signals YARD COUPLER to set handbrakes on cars and to throw track switches when switching cars from train at way stations.

  • 9) Operates locomotive during emergency.

  • 10) May start diesel engine to warm engine before run.

  • 11) May be designated according to kind of locomotive as Firer, Diesel Locomotive; Firer, Electric Locomotive; or according to type of traffic as Road-Freight Firer; Road-Passenger Firer.




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DOT:   910.363-010

Job Number: 4020