Operator's Familiarization courses are custom-tailored to the customer needs. Contact your Wabtec Service or Sales Manager for additional information.
In general, the purpose of this course is to provide the attendee with familiarization on the locomotive prior to actually boarding and operating it. This familiarization includes learning the location and function of equipment and controls on the locomotive as well as safeguards, lockouts, and alarms. Attendees will also learn basic safety information for their protection.
An understanding of the operating and maintenance displays will be provided, including the use of the displays to properly set up and operate the locomotive. Detailed information will be imparted on such operations as inspecting and checking the locomotive prior to boarding and prior to starting the diesel engine, starting the diesel engine, setting up the locomotive for lead/trail operation, moving and stopping the locomotive, and properly shutting down and vacating the vehicle. All theoretical, classroom training will be supplemented with, and reinforced by, practical, hands-on training.