MM3671, Lesson 1
Figure 1-4. Railcar Roof with Running Board.
Close the doors. They should close tightly. If they do, check SAT on the inspection report. If they do not close
tightly, check UNSAT on the inspection report. The railcar cannot be used until stripping is installed to make the
doors close tightly.
While the doors are closed, inspect the hasp fastenings. They should be fully operational so that the car can be
secured. If the doors cannot be secured, it is an unsatisfactory condition.
Item 8. Even though the carrier representative certified, by signing the first part of the car certificate, that the
journal box covers were properly packed, oiled, and covered, inspect them again (figure 1-5). Make sure that
they are closed tightly. If the springs do not hold the cover closed, record it under UNSAT on the inspection
Item 9. You inspected the hand brake mechanism earlier. Now inspect for contact between the brake pad and
the wheel (figure 1-6). If the brakes will not set, record this condition as UNSAT and reject the railcar.
Item 10. Blue flags must be placed at both ends of a car or a group of cars, a "cut." The blue flags alert
personnel that work is being performed in, on, under, or around the car or cars. If flags are not present, record
this safety violation on the inspection report by checking UNSAT. See figure 1-7.