Figure 3.17. Railway Car Safety Appliances.
Section III. Inspection and Maintenance
When railway cars are inspected and defects are noted, the proper
forms must be used to point out the defects to the repairmen at the car
repair track, to record the maintenance performed, and to insure that the
cars are not placed in service until the defects are corrected. This
section discusses the forms used in the inspection and maintenance of
railway cars; however, it gives only general information on the entries to
be made on them. Anyone responsible for completing the forms must have
Technical Manual 55203, Maintenance of Railway Cars, that describes their
entries. Before the discussion of the forms begins, paragraph 3.16 explains
the kinds of inspections made.
3.16. INSPECTION OF RAILWAY CARS
Inspection of railway cars differs from that of locomotives in that
railway cars have only one periodic or scheduled inspectionthe