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- 1) Inspects railroad cars for structural defects and tests mechanical equipment, such as brakes, airhoses, and couplings to ensure that they are in operating condition: Observes cars from elevated platform or from ground as cars roll by, or climbs aboard train to test equipment and to locate defects.
- 2) Examines car roofs, ice hatches, brake beams, doors, and floors for structural defects and obstructions.
- 3) Turns handwheel to test brakes and ascertain that they are in operating condition.
- 4) Inspects and tests airhoses for leakage.
- 5) Inspects wheel trucks for dragging equipment.
- 6) Opens journal boxes to determine that they are filled with grease.
- 7) Prepares reports on findings, indicating number of car and type of repair required.
- 8) May inspect electrical circuitry and recommend improvements or repairs to electrical operations.
- 9) May tag cars in need of immediate repairs.
- 10) May place lanterns or flags in front and rear of train to warn other workers that inspection is being performed.
- 11) May inspect locomotives.
- 12) May be designated according to type of car inspected as Passenger-Car Inspector.
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