4-47. STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS (cont)
Locomotives placed in this type storage will be capable of being restored to full mission capability within 30
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 emergencies.
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 DRAIN.
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 55-2210-224-12.
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 55-2210-224-12 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 27, app E).