Wheel Having Tread Worn Hollow Defect With Gage in
Wheel Out of Round With Gage in Place.
3.13. SAFETY APPLIANCES
The steps, running boards, and handholds of all railway equipment are
Lives and limbs of railway workmen are greatly
endangered if these items are broken, loose, or bent.
should be inspected frequently and any defects reported and repaired
Figure 3.17 shows a typical railway car and its safety
Preventive maintenance is essential to the operational readiness of
railway cars because it can reduce greatly the possibilities of expensive
and time-consuming heavy repairs. All car components should have frequent
preventive maintenance checks, particularly the truck assemblies since they
must support the car and be able to ride the rails and negotiate curves
Safety appliances on cars should be inspected often and any
defective ones repaired immediately to avoid endangering the lives of