containing the control wires is
inserted in the end receptacle to
make the connection.
receptacle should be inspected for
cracks in the insulation, bent or
broken contact pins, and broken
end receptacle; note the 27 contact
maintenance program is necessary to
equipment and reduce the expense
Although checklists and guidelines
preventive maintenance inspections,
a good inspector does not limit
himself to a set list but observes
his equipment keenly for any sign
of developing defects.
A locomotive operator, for example, observes the
instrument panel in the cab containing the various gages and controls. They
include air pressure gages, oil pressure gages in the engine lubricating
system, and water temperature gages.
Excessive deviations from normal
readings on the gages may point out deficiencies that could develop into
Inspection and Maintenance Forms
Publications governing the inspection and maintenance of Army diesel-
electric locomotives require the use of various forms and records.
section contains only a general discussion of them.
For details on
preparation and distribution, the units responsible for inspecting and
maintaining the equipment must have the appropriate publications on hand and
follow the instructions therein.
Technical Manual 38-750, The Army
Maintenance Management System (TAMMS), and Technical Manual 55-202,
Operation and Maintenance of Diesel-Electric Locomotives, are the two