MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS AND FACILITIES
SHOPS, HEAVY (DEPOT) MAINTENANCE
Section I. GENERAL
18-1. Transportation Railway Car Repair Company
made at the division points or terminals for facilities
which can be rehabilitated most rapidly with the
personnel and materials at hand. Certain preliminary
Mission. The mission of the transportation
railway car repair company is-
Purpose for which the railroad is required
and availability of indigenous labor.
maintenance on railway equipment.
Tonnage capacity of the railroad.
To receive, store, and issue 8,000
items of supply required for maintenance of railway
Terminal points, division and intermediate
rolling stock and diesel-electric locomotives and direct
support of four to six railway battalions.
Number of cars, present and future.
Capabilities. This company is capable of-
Condition of cars.
Controlling points as determined by tactical
involving stripping, fabricating, milling, painting,
and strategic considerations.
assembling, and erecting work for 2,500 cars.
18-3. Stores, Theaters of Operations
Operating a car wheel and axle shop.
For overseas military railway service, the
Pattern making, upholstering, canvas
significance of stores, particularly delivers scheduling,
work, and machine operations on car parts.
may be a matter of real concern since reliable
maintenance experience factors have not been
Assembling new or repaired freight,
established to show the expected lift of individual
passenger, and special-purpose cars.
component parts of cars. These factors for oversea
equipment will concern wheels, brakeshoes, bearings,
Maintaining 600 railway cars per
coupler parts, lubricants, journal packing, springs, doors,
brake beams, and airbrake hose and connections.
Equipment. Normally, the TOE for this
Equipment arriving overseas cannot be
company will include only such equipment necessary to
cannibalized for replacement parts. Arriving cars are
perform the above functions. In theaters of operations,
scheduled for service and will not be available as a
the TOE equipment may be greatly augmented by
facilities and equipment found in existing shops,
source of parts supply. Stripping new cars will be
permitted only in cases of extreme emergency. Stores
particularly where damage to such shops is small.
planning for car maintenance is, therefore, a function
that must be given serious consideration. DA Supply
18-2. Rehabilitation of Shops and Facilities,
Catalog 22001L lists railway car accessories and
Theaters of Operations
components authorized for issue and local procurement
in Federal Supply Classification Group 22, Railway
Equipment, item 2240.
location for the car repair company. Search should be