2-5. INTRODUCTION TO QUARTERLY AND ANNUAL CHECKS AND SERVICES (cont)
(4) Section D, electrical, requires a complete inspection of the lighting system, battery, rotating electrical
equipment, and control circuits.
(5) Section E requires the inspection of fire extinguishers and lubrication system and a test run of the locomotive.
Form FRA F6180-49A, Locomotive Inspection and Repair Record.
(1) Purpose. This form shows the condition of locomotives and also shows whether the equipment complies with
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.
(2) Use. This form has two uses. It is used to show whether the equipment complies with regulations, and it is
also used as a record of maintenance and repairs required by FRA and DOT.
(3) General Instructions.
A quarterly report will be made by qualified personnel.
The annual report will be made in three copies by qualified intermediate direct support, intermediate
general support, or depot-level personnel. The annual report is also completed after each depot
The qualified person making the inspection also signs the form.
The form is countersigned by the officer in charge. If a non-Army organization does the work, the
supervisor will countersign.
Form FRA F6180-49A may be obtained from the local Mobile Rail Repair Shop (MRRS).
The original copy of the report remains in the cab of the locomotive. Protect the form with a clear cover.
Keep one copy at the user level.
Send the third copy to: Commander, USATROSCOM, ATTN: AMSTR-MCFP, 4300 Goodfellow Blvd,
St. Louis, MO 63120-1798.
Retain copies only until a new report is made. Then destroy the old form.