Section III. GENERAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
This section provides instructions for performing the stationary vehicle airbrake test, welding, and painting.
Publications which provide additional information on general shop practice techniques, preservation, sheet metal
work, etc., are listed in appendix A of this manual.
Painting on the locomotive shall be done in accordance with TM 43-0139, Painting Instructions for Field Use, and MIL-P-
53044, Painting and Marking: Freight and Maintenance Cars; Railway Motive Power and Work Equipment.
Welding on the locomotive shall be done in accordance with TM 9-237, Welding Theory and Application.
2-9. STATIONARY LOCOMOTIVE AIRBRAKE TEST
Before beginning stationary locomotive airbrake test, check to see
that handbrake has been set, wheels are blocked, reverser is in
NEUTRAL position. Failure to do so may result in injury to
l Brake preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) will be
performed in accordance with TM 55-2210-224-12.
l Before beginning stationary locomotive airbrake test, brake system
must be fully charged.
a. Set handbrake and block wheels.
b. Start locomotive in accordance with TM 55-2210-224-12.
c. Set automatic and independent brake valve handles to RELEASE position.