to the car repair track if the car is empty. If loaded, it continues to its
destination; but when next entering a yard empty, the car is moved to the
car repair track to undergo the annual inspection.
3.17. FIELD INSPECTION DATA FOR RAIL CARS
Field Inspection Data, USA, USAX, USNX, DODX, Rail Cars, DD Form 1335,
is used as a checklist when inspecting both freight and passenger rail cars.
The checklist must be supported by a narrative recorded on DA Form 2407.
The DD Form 1335, shown in figure 3.18, lists the items to be checked in
the heading of the form for a specific rail car is stenciled on the side of
This includes the capacity, weight, dates of inspections, and
dates of last tank and valve tests. The body of the form lists the items to
be checked, a condition column, and a remarks column which gives an
abbreviated description of the defect.
The form is retained by the
designated DS/GS rail support unit until the required repairs have been
completed and then the forms are destroyed. In the absence of a DS/GS unit,
the forms are forwarded to USATSC, ATTN: AMSTS-M.
3.18. AIR BRAKE DEFECT TAG
used by a car inspector or train conductor to tag a car having inoperative
brakes. The form, made of red cardboard with black lettering, is attached
to the brake pipe of the car having defective brakes so that the defect is
noticed readily. The car is sent to the car repair track for repair before
it can depart from the terminal. In CONUS, inspectors or other maintenance
men, after completing repairs, make a "repairs made" notation on the tag and
then forward it to the officer in charge at the installation. In a theater
of operations, after a similar notation is made, the tag is forwarded to the
officer in charge of air brake repairs in the transportation railway
3.19. INSPECTOR'S RECORD
The Inspector's Record, DA Form 55-162, is used by car inspectors to
report all defects on cars they inspect.
Defective cars include those
having defective handbrakes, those already carded for repair tracks, those
carded for reweighing, and those found defective for any other reason. In a
theater of operations, the completed report is sent to the officer in charge
of car repairs in the transportation railway battalion. In CONUS, the form
is forwarded to the