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Brake Continuity

Test(Coaching
Trains)
The
Loco Pilot must
charge the BP to
5 Kg/Cm2 and must confirm from the
Guard that minimum 4.8 Kg/Cm2 in BV
.
The LP must move the A9 automatic
brake valve to reduce BP pressure to
4.0 Kg/Cm2 and must confirm from
the Guard that BP pressure in brake
van is reduced by 1.0 Kg/Cm2 (in the
range of 3.6 to 4.0). In this condition,
train brakes must also apply.
If BP pressure in BV does not show
reduction in BP pressure in the range
of 3.6 to 4.0 Kg/Cm2, it indicates

After that, the LP must move A9 automatic


brake valve to running position and check that
5 Kg/Cm2 BP pressure is registered in BP guage
in loco and must confirm from the Guard that
minimum 4.8 Kg/Cm2 in BV.
After the BP pressure has stabilized in the
locomotive, air supply for the BP should be cut
off by closing or 1BP COC. In Case of HHP
Locos keep L/T switch in Test/HLPR in the
working console .
Then, the Guard shall immediately open the
Emergency brake valve to vent out the BP by 1.0
Kg/Cm2 and LP should observe that the pressure
in the BP guage in the locomotive is within in
the range of 3.6 to 4.0 Kg/Cm 2, otherwise it
indicates discontinuity in brake pipe, which must
be looked into by TXR staff for rectification.
After confirmation of continuity, open the or
1BP COC. In Case of HHP Locos keep L/T switch
in LEAD and restore the BP pressure in the
loco/SLR.