Locomotives placed in this type storage will be capable of being restored to full mission capability within 30 days.
Prior to placing the locomotive in storage, the next scheduled preventive maintenance shall be performed and
deficiencies shall be corrected.
Regularly scheduled preventive maintenance services shall be suspended when the unit is placed in storage.
Locomotives removed from storage will be restored to normal operating condition according to applicable
technical manuals and tested to determine their operational capability.
Long-term (in excess of 5 years) storage shall be restricted to locomotives that cannot be leased or acquired in
time to meet contingency requirements.
Dynamic dehumidification (cocooning) should be considered when it is anticipated that the locomotives may be
retained in storage in excess of 5 years.
When economically and operationally feasible, locomotives should be stored in areas with climate conditions
conducive to preservation without dehumidification. Such storage will facilitate the rotation in usage of the
locomotives in long-term storage and make it possible to place locomotives in service expeditiously in
Cooling System. Check the cooling system for amount of coolant. If low, add premixed solution of 50 percent
water and 50 percent ethylene glycol antifreeze (item 1, app E) to bring existing coolant to the prescribed
operating level. Attach a warning tag to the filler neck with the following information: COOLING SYSTEM
FILLED WITH WATER AND ANTIFREEZE (ETHYLENE GLYCOL) IN EQUAL PARTS BY VOLUME DO NOT
Lubrication Systems. Check the lubrication systems for level of lubricant. If level of lubricant is low, add oil of
the type and grade required by lubrication order LO 55-2210-223-12.
Fuel System. Drain the entire fuel system.
Gear Housings. Check the lubricant level in the gear housings. If low, add lubricant of the type and grade
specified by LO 55-2210-223-12 to attain proper operating level.
Batteries. Set main battery switch to the OPEN position. Disconnect the cables from the batteries and secure to
the battery support with tape (item 22, app E).
Air Tank and Lines. Drain moisture from tank and lines and close drain cocks and valves.
Engine Openings. Seal exhaust pipe with tape (item 22, app E).