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The equipment maintenance reports show the available motive power, the number of locomotives undergoing repairs, and the estimated time when each will be ready for service. Reports include information about any new motive power placed in service and the fuel situation. Car reports give the number of cars repaired, the number of cars awaiting repairs, and the car numbers of loaded cars. Reports of wrecked cars and locomotives should include the extent of the damage. Other 2-8 equipment reports are prepared in the format and frequency prescribed by higher headquarters.
2) Capabilities. The team provides personnel, skills, and equipment to perform the listed annual maintenance man-hours (provides inspection and direct support maintenance for 400 railway cars per year). Maintenance Man-hours 9,990 Airbrake Repair 3,330 Electrical Repair 6,660 Metal Work (Blacksmithing) 19,980 Railway Car Repair (3) Basis of allocation. As required based on stated team capabilities. f. Team EF, Railway Yard Operating Detachment. (1) Mission. The team operates a railroad yard. (2) Capabilities.
Operating rules designed to prevent these hazards have been formulated gradually. Now there are rules to cover all situations which conceivably present a potential accident hazard. Published in the “Standard Code” by the Association of American Railroads, these rules are the basis for nearly all railroad rules currently used in the United States. Because of local conditions and types of operations, many railroads have altered the rules slightly or dropped those which do not apply to them; however, the rule numbers have not been changed.