STARTING ENGINE (cont)
After the engine starts.
Check ENGINE OIL gage (7) to see that pressure rises to above 30 psi (207 kPa) within 3 to 10 seconds.
If oil pressure does not rise above 30 psi (207 kPa) the engine will automatically shut down.
Check BATTERY AMMETER (8) to see that battery is being charged.
Check GROUND indicator light (9) to see that ground relay did not trip when engine started. Check to see
that HOT ENGINE indicator light (10) is out.
(4) Check FUEL gage (11) for an indication of approximately 20 to 30 psi (138 to 207 kPa). Fuel pressure will
increase as rpm increases.
Idle the engine until gage (12) indicates
above 100°F (38°C) before loading.
automatic brake valve (1) and
independent brake valve (2) for proper
operation in the FULL APPLICATION
and RELEASE positions. Exit cab and
visually observe if the brakeshoes are
being applied and released.
Check main and equalizing pressure
gage (3) for a main reservoir presssure
reading of 120-130 psi (827-896 kPa)
and an equalizing pressure reading of 80
psi (552 kPa).
Check brake pipe and brake cylinder
pressure gage (4) for a brake pipe
pressure reading of 80psi (552 kPa) and
a brake cylinder reading of zero.
Check JACKET WATER gage (5) for an
indication of above 100°F (38°C).
f. Check traction motor blower for proper
operation. Do not operate the
locomotive unless traction motors are