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Register early for our 2015 Freight and Locomotive air brake classes. Classes are held at Wabtec's corporate headquarters in Wilmerding, PA (near Pittsburgh).

  For details on where to stay, class times, etc., click here.
  Freight Car Air Brakes Cost of Class: $1000/person  
The freight car air brake training is designed around the Single Car Test Procedure per AAR S-486. We start at basic brakes defining the reason for brakes and testing. From there we cover history of air brakes and the various components that make up a typical freight car. This includes single capacity and empty/load equipment. Once the student understands the makeup of the brake system, we cover train brakes and terminal brake testing. Thursday is spent on Single Car Testing. We define the proper test procedure and the end of the day will be spent on the written exam. Friday is spent with the automated test devices and the test procedures.
We will take time to try various applications and simulations with the 150 car air brake rack . Thursday we will take time for a tour of our facility.
Note, we cannot provide the final item for air test certification per FRA 232 requirements in our facility in Wilmerding. We do not have a railcar for the student to do the practical test. For those that need to be certified alternate arrangements can be made for on-site training.
  2015 Schedule: March 10-13, 2015
April 14-17, 2015
September 15-18, 2015
November 3-6, 2015
  Locomotive Air Brakes Cost of Class: $1000/person  
  This class is designed for a locomotive mechanic/machinist but it is adaptable to anyone working on locomotive brake equipment. We cover basic locomotive brakes, the history of air brakes and key in on the 26 type brake equipment. In this class you will learn how to read an air brake diagrams, what the various components do and how they work together. By understanding the components the student is better equipped to troubleshoot the 26L or 30ACDW brake equipment.  
  2015 Schedule: March 17-20, 2015
May 5-8, 2015
October 6-9, 2015
November 17-20, 2015
2006 Air Brake Avenue . Wilmerding, PA . 15148 . 1-877-922-2627
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