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COURSE CATALOG

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Table of Contents Section 1: Engineering Training Programs

Bridge Bridge Inspection Bridge Concrete Structures Bridge Steel Structures & Torch Bridge Timber Structures Bridge Foreman Planning Communication & Signals Assistant Signal Worker 1 – Communication & Signals New Hire Assistant Signal Worker 2 Assistant Signal Worker 3 Assistant Signal Worker 4 Automatic Equipment Identification (AEI) Dispatch Radio Pole Climbing Tower Climbing and Rescue Signal Foreman Training Track Track Worker – New Hire FRA Track Safety Standards Track Inspection (Advanced) Surfacing Track Foreman Engineering Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Exam Preparation Sentinel HazMat Sentinel HazMat Sentinel Plus HazMat Sentinel Refresher

Section 2: Hazardous Material (HazMat)

Section 3: Management Training Programs (MTP)

Non-Operations Advanced Railroad Concepts Engineering MTP – Engineering (External) MTP – Engineering (Internal) Roadmaster University Mechanical MTP – Mechanical (External) MTP – Mechanical (Internal) Transportation MTP – Transportation (External) MTP – Transportation (Internal)

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Section 4: Mechanical Training Programs

Mechanical Car Core Carman AAR Power Brake Law Title 49 CFR, Part 232 FRA Defects Training Locomotive Mechanical Locomotive Core CCBI/CCBII Computer Controlled Brake Fast Brake Air Brake Training Locomotive Air Brake Systems (26L and 30A-CDW) Locomotive Electrician – RLET 1.0 EMD Dash-2 Excitation and Propulsion – RLET 2.1 GE Dash-8/9 Electrical Control Systems - RLET 2.2 EMD SD70 Electrical Control System – RLET 3.1 GE AC Locomotive Electrical Control Systems – RLET 3.2 Dash-3 Locomotive Systems Training – RLET 4.1 Accuspeed/RCL II Locomotive Remote Control Systems – RLET 4.2 Locomotive Fuel Tank Repair Locomotive Skill Craft – RSAT 1.0 Management Composite Manager Training

Section 5: Transportation Training Programs

Conductor Conductor – Refresher Conductor Technical Training Remote Control Operator (RCO) Remote Control Operator (RCO) Designated Supervisor of Remote Control Operators (DSRCO) Designated Trainer of Remote Control Operations (DTRCO) Locomotive Engineer Locomotive Engineer Training (LET) Train Dispatcher Train Dispatcher Yardmaster Yardmaster Track Thermite Welding Track Frog/Switch Welding Welding Qualification Welding Mentor

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Introduction Railroad Education and Development “Learning Today…Leading Tomorrow”

Mission Statement To develop a career-oriented, professional workforce—grounded in a mindset of safety, rules compliance, and customer service, with the highest level of technical proficiency. Overview The Railroad Education & Development Institute (REDI) founded in 2005, is located in Atlanta, Georgia, where courses meet the needs and learning styles of adult learners. Using state-of-the-art facilities and comprehensive curriculum, CSX Transportation provides new and veteran employees, valued customers, and contractors with beginner, intermediate, or advanced technical and leadership training. All technical training programs meet Title 49 Code of Federal Regulation, part 243. Our campus offers blended learning opportunities and incorporates traditional classroom instruction with hands-on learning such as technical labs, simulators, and field training. Our staff includes professional instructional designers and subject matter experts allowing us to customize courses and deliver them at various locations. Whether a student works for CSX, a short line railroad, an emergency response unit, or a company that uses rail in its daily operations—every REDI graduate is equipped with railroad specific skills required to be safe, effective, and successful in delivering excellence.

To learn more about the customized rail education and development programs available to you and your company, including courses that can be designed and delivered to you, please contact: Railroad Education & Development Institute 888-752-9168

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Engineering Bridge Bridge Inspection Description

This course provides basic tasks and skills associated with bridge maintenance and construction. Instruction includes training on bridge components and nomenclature, safety rules, and requirements for inspecting and maintaining various types of bridges. Attendees will participate in classroom lectures, documentation exercises, and bridge site visits.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Engineering Bridge employees

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 12 Course Code: BRIINSTRA Course Length: 4 days Course Hours: 32 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: Bridge inspectors and Bridge managers CFR Reference 49 CFR § 237 On-The-Job Training: None

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Identify the types of superstructures and their parts, using the drawings and/or model bridges provided Identify the types of substructures and their parts, using pictures, artwork, or drawings provided Identify and label the parts and locations of bridge structure parts List the types of movable structures found on CSXT Identify the inspection criteria for each type of bridge on CSXT Demonstrate a bridge inspection of a designated CSXT bridge Demonstrate input of bridge inspection reports into the Bridge Management System (BMS)

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o

Steel Structure and Torch Timber Structure Concrete Structure Bridge Inspection Foreman Planning Structural Steel Welding Bridge Inspection Reports

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Engineering Bridge Bridge Concrete Structures Description

This course provides basic knowledge for working on different types of concrete bridge structures. Instruction includes training on safety and scaffolding, hand tools, bridge components, and nomenclature. Attendees will participate in classroom lectures, video presentations, and hands-on demonstration and practice.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Engineering Bridge employees

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 12 (maximum) Course Code: BRICONSTR Course Length: 4 days Course Hours: 32 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: All Bridge department employees responsible for concrete structure maintenance CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 237

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Name and describe the different types of concrete and masonry bridges when reviewing an image of each Identify the three major bridge components in a field environment Identify the parts of an arch on a diagram and in a field environment Identify the different types of deterioration for concrete and masonry structures Identify the materials and construction methods for performing maintenance on concrete and masonry structures when given a real world scenario

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o o o o

Concrete and Masonry Structures Concrete Structure Components Physical Properties and Deterioration Bridge Tools Overview Description and Use of Hand Tools Maintenance Requirements Concrete and Rebar Specifications Concrete Planning Fall Protection Signs and Communications Reading Blueprints and Drawings Required Materials for Concrete

On-The-Job Training: None

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Engineering Bridge Bridge Steel Structures & Torch Description

This course provides basic knowledge for working on steel structures to include the use of hand tools, bridge components and nomenclature, safety, and scaffolding. Instruction includes classroom lectures, video presentations, and hands-on demonstrations. Attendees will be able to practice labeling bridge components, torch setup, and components troubleshooting, determining the safety standards, and scaffolding of steel bridge structures.

Prerequisites: Qualified On-track Worker; Safety Certified

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Engineering Bridge employees Class Size: 12 (maximum) Course Code: BRISTESTR

After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • •

Given pictures or graphics, identify different types of steel bridges Identify the three major bridge components Given a list of terms, match the different parts of a bridge Given a diagram of a structure, label the major components of a steel bridge structure Determine the methods of repair necessary for a steel bridge

Course Length: 4 days

Primary Topics

Course Hours: 32

This course focuses on the following topics:

Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: All Bridge department employees responsible for steel structure maintenance CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 214 & § 237 On-The-Job Training: None

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Steel Bridges (Overview, Structures, and Components) Fall Protection (Overview) Steel Work (Overview) Steel Properties and Methods of Repair (Bridge Maintenance Repairs) Reading Blueprints and Drawings Description and Usage of Required Hand Tools and Materials Torch Components and Accessories Torch Setup, Procedures, Troubleshooting, Projects, and Practice

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Engineering Bridge Bridge Timber Structures Description

This course provides basic knowledge for working on timber structures to include use of hand tools, bridge components and nomenclature, safety, and scaffolding. Instruction includes classroom lectures, video presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and practice. Attendees will be able to demonstrate knowledge of major bridge components, the proper construction methods for maintenance on timber structures, and the correct jacking procedures required to elevate a bridge.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Target Audience: All Engineering Bridge employees that are responsible for timber structure maintenance

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 12 Course Code: BRITIMSTR Course Length: 4 days Course Hours: 32 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: None CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 237 On-The-Job Training: None

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Name and describe the different types of timber bridges Identify the major bridge components Identify the different types of deterioration for timber structures Identify the materials and construction methods for maintenance on timber structures Identify the correct jacking procedures required for elevating bridges Given pictures or graphics of tools, identify the tool

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o o o o o

Timber Structures Timber Components Timber Physical Properties and Deterioration Timber Specific Tools Maintenance and Repair Methods Stringer and Chord Renewal Procedures Scaffolds and Work Platforms Timber Maintenance Jack and Beam Hydraulic Machine Planning a Timber Project Fall Protection Signs and Communications Blueprints and Drawings

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Engineering Bridge Bridge Foreman Planning Description

This course provides basic instructions for Bridge Foreman. Instruction includes coaching, situational leadership skills, and specific planning tasks for bridge project completions. Attendees will participate in classroom instruction, role-play, video demonstrations, and computer skills needed to be successful in implementing and completing bridge projects.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Engineering Bridge employees

After completing this course attendees will be able to: •

Class Size: 14



Course Code: BRIFORPLA



Course Length: 4 days Course Hours: 32 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: None CFR Reference 49 CFR § 237 On-The-Job Training: None

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Identify bridge components for steel, timber, and concrete bridges when provided drawings, blueprints, or other visual diagrams Identify the roles and responsibilities of a Bridge Foreman in the planning and delivery of bridge construction and maintenance Given scenarios and roles, demonstrate leadership skills to help solve daily work site issues using situational leadership Develop a bridge site safety plan when provided a case study Use the seven categories of planning to organize a plan for completing work on the different types of bridge structures Describe the Fall Protection and Fall Retrieval Plan requirements based on CSX rules Identify the requirements in the case of an emergency, accident, or injury at a job site Identify symbols specific to drawings and blueprints

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

Roles and Responsibilities Safety Planning Planning Work Job Type Planning Steel Planning Bridge Structure and Component Overview Concrete Planning Timber Planning Pile Driving Planning Tie Installation Planning Alternative Work Checklists Fall Protection Reading Drawings

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Engineering Communication & Signals Assistant Signal Worker 1 – Communication & Signals New Hire Description

This course provides basic technical training and knowledge with emphasis on safety, attendance, and attitude for new hires. Instruction includes the appropriate annual Safety, On-Track Worker, Hazardous Material, Environmental, and CPR certifications. Attendees will experience classroom lectures, scenarios, and simulations in a signal lab as well as field exercises and demonstrations.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Target Audience: New Hire Communication & Signals employees

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 10 to 25 Course Code: CSNEWHIRE Course Length: 3 Weeks Course Hours: 120 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: New Hire Communication employees and New Hire Assistant Signal Workers CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 236 On-The-Job Training: None

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Demonstrate an understanding of General Safety (GS), Engineering Department Safety (ES), and selected operating rules Demonstrate an understanding of the day-to-day tasks of employees Operate a switch Demonstrate an understanding of Safety, On-Track Worker Protection, environmental guidelines, and what to do in the event of a hazardous spill Properly communicate on the CSX company radio Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of fall protection when climbing a signal Demonstrate the proper selection of equipment for lifting and rigging equipment Realize when to speak up and have the Courage to ACT Demonstrate an understanding of the CFR 49, part 228 Hours of Service of Railroad Employees; Recordkeeping and Reporting, Sleeping Quarters Demonstrate an understanding of how to properly bond a rail

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

CSX Orientation A Day in the Life of a Communication & Signals Employee Railroad Concepts Safe Way Rules Radio Rules Operating Switches (CFR 49) Safety Certification Environmental Certification On-Track Worker Certification CPR/Online Emergency University Operational Risk Management Career Progression Planning Hands-on Competencies Fall Protection Policy Hazard Awareness Computer Applications (for payroll, outlook, web expenses, and hours of service regulations)

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Engineering Communication & Signals Assistant Signal Worker 2 Description

This course provides theory and practical skills in installation and troubleshooting for railroad crossings and switches. Instruction includes print reading for switches and crossing applications, tests, and adjustments for M-23, T-21 and GRS-Model 5 switch machines as well as S-40 and S-60 gate mechanisms. Attendees will experience classroom lectures, scenarios, hands-on crossing and switch exercises, and demonstrations.

Prerequisites: New Hire - Assistant Signal Worker-1

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Signal employees enrolled into ASW training or current Communication & Signals employees and managers Class Size: 10 to 12 Course Code: ENGASW2 Course Length: 2 weeks Course Hours: 80 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: Signal employees enrolled in the ASW program CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 236 On-The-Job Training: None

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After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • • •

Perform tests and adjustments on the GRS Model 5 switch machine Perform tests and adjustments on the M-23 switch machine Perform tests and adjustments on the T-21 switch machine Demonstrate an understanding of print reading for switches and crossing applications Perform tests and adjustments on the S-40 and S-60 gate mechanisms Demonstrate an understanding of crossing theory

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o o o o o

Print Reading Meter Reading Introduction to Switches and Switch Machines SR&I Tests and Inspections T-21 Tests and Adjustment M-23 Tests and Adjustment Introduction to Crossings S-60 S-40 Jumper Policy Ground Testing Fouling Circuits GRS Model 5

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Engineering Communication & Signals Assistant Signal Worker 3 Description

This course provides theory and practical skills in signal circuitry including print and meter reading skills. Instruction includes how to conduct maintenance and required FRA tests on a General Railway Signal, DC track circuit setup, home/distant relays (HDR) practical, aspects and indications, Jumper Policy, cable locating, megging, insulated joint testing, Short Finder, tunable joint couplers, shunt testing, Phase Motion Detector (PMD) 3, defect detectors, and presence detector (PD) loops. Attendees will experience classroom lectures, scenarios, and simulations in a signal lab as well as field exercises and demonstrations.

Prerequisites: New Hire, Assistant Signal Worker-2

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Signal employees enrolled into ASW training or current Communication & Signals employees and managers Class Size: 10 to 12 Course Code: ENGASW3 Course Length: 2 weeks Course Hours: 80 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: Signal employees enrolled in the ASW program CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 236 On-The-Job Training: None

After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • • • • • • • •

Demonstrate an understanding of the principle of a DC track circuit and how to follow the Green Card to set up a DC track circuit Demonstrate an understanding of HDR and be able to wire HDRs in a practical exercise Be able to read and understand signal aspects and indications Demonstrate an understanding of the proper procedures for disabling crossings and wayside signals Be able to locate cable and perform insulation test Demonstrate an understanding of how to test insulated joints and to use the Short Finder Demonstrate an understanding of how to conduct a shunt test Be familiar with PMD/Harmon Crossing Processor (HXP) – 3-crossing unit Demonstrate an understanding of 30- and 90-day defect detector test and inspections Be familiar with PD loops/circuit island protection (CIP) circuits for yard operations Demonstrate an understanding of internal circuitry as while as crossing applications

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

Meter Reading Print Reading Jumper Policy Shunt/Tunable Joint Coupler Testing Series and Parallel Circuits Defect Detectors Cable Locating Insulated Joint Testing Short Finder Insulation Testing Train Delay Index Aspect Training PMD/HXP 3 PD Loop Circuits CIP Track Circuits Troubleshooting opens and shorts Crossing Applications and Testing

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Engineering Communication & Signals Assistant Signal Worker 4 Description

This course provides theory and practical skills in the setup and troubleshooting of the four major signal systems: Automatic Block, Absolute Permissive Block, Control Point System, and Electro-code IV. Instruction includes installation and troubleshooting of a variety of track circuits, meter, and print reading, and implementation of the Jumper Policy. Attendees will experience classroom lectures, scenarios, and simulations in a signal lab as well as field exercises and demonstrations.

Prerequisites: New Hire, ASW-2, and ASW-3

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Signal employees enrolled into ASW training or current Communication & Signals employees and managers Class Size: 10 Course Code: ENGASW4 Course Length: 2 weeks Course Hours: 80 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: Signal employees enrolled in the ASW program CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 236 On-The-Job Training: None

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After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • •

Install and troubleshoot a variety of track circuits Wire, test, and troubleshoot a variety of signal systems Complete meter reading, print reading, and implementation of the Jumper Policy Review, define, and understand signal aspect and indication in train movement Review, define, and understand route, indication, and time locking

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

Meter Reading Print Reading DC Track Circuits AC/DC Track Circuits Audio Frequency Overlay Electronic Track Circuits Automatic Block Signal Systems Automatic Permissive Block Systems Control Point Systems Route, Time, and Indication Locking Jumper Policy Signal Codes and Indications Ohm’s Law Metric Notation Aspect Training Epic III Track Circuits

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Engineering Communication & Signals Automatic Equipment Identification (AEI) Description

This course provides theory and practical skills in the setup and troubleshooting of an AEI system. Instruction includes installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) AEI Tag Readers. Attendees will receive a comprehensive orientation on AEI technology by integrating theory with practical exercises and reviewing On-Track Worker protection rules.

Prerequisites: New Hire Communication & Signals training

Course Objectives After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Target Audience: Communication employees

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Class Size: 8



Course Code: ENGCAE14

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Course Length: 3 days Course Hours: 24 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: All Communication & Signals employees CFR Reference: None



Describe the purpose of AEI and benefits to CSX in providing accurate train consist data Identify and assemble all components and test equipment required for the installation of an AEI site Correctly install and wire the components for an AEI site including power, antennas, Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), Track Directional Analyzer (TDA), and Radio Frequency (RF) unit Use appropriate test equipment to verify the installation and calibrate the RF unit Connect a laptop to configure the site parameters for the APU-102 Troubleshoot common AEI problems from Transportation Communication Information System (TCIS) tickets Differentiate between equipment used on AEI and Joint Wayside Detection System (JWDS) sites

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o

On-Track Safety APU-102 APU-103 Track Sensor Presence Detection AEI Operations, Troubleshooting, Configuration, and Alignment

On-The-Job Training: None

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Engineering Communication & Signals Dispatch Radio Description

This course provides basic skills needed for the installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of dispatch radios. Instruction includes a comprehensive orientation to dispatch radios by integrating theory with practical exercises. Attendees will be able to use basic radio theory, demonstrate use of appropriate test equipment, and troubleshoot dispatch radios through classroom lectures, hands-on demonstration, and practice.

Prerequisites: New Hire Communication & Signals training

Course Objectives After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Target Audience: Communication employees



Class Size: 8



Course Code: ENGCDR14

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Course Length: 3 days Course Hours: 24



Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on exercises



Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: All Communication employees CFR Reference: None On-The-Job Training: None

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Describe the purpose of dispatch radios and the importance of effective communications between the Train Dispatchers, Train Crews, and Engineering employees to move trains safely through the CSX network Identify all dispatch radio system components (Kenwood Radio, AVTEC controller, networking devices, and battery backup systems) Correctly install and wire dispatch radio components Use appropriate test equipment to conduct semi-annual and annual tests for dispatch radio systems (firmware, transmit deviation, power output, receiver signal-to-noise and distortion ratio test, etc.) Use basic radio theory such as harmonics, intermodulation, and channel spacing to troubleshoot common dispatch radio problems Use a laptop to download, connect to, and upload firmware and configuration files to Kenwood radios and AVTEC controllers

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o

Radio Components Drawings Test Equipment Basic Radio Fundamentals Power Supply Grounding Conducting Tests

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Engineering Communication & Signals Pole Climbing Description

This course provides basic skills to introduce Communication & Signals employees to safe job procedures (SJPs) and critical techniques involved in climbing wooden poles of 40 feet or more. Instruction includes the basic guidelines for planning a climbing job from the ground and for performing basic climbing tasks. Attendees will be able to demonstrate proficiency in pole climbing through hands-on climbing exercises using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), safety rules, and procedures.

Prerequisites: New Hire Communication & Signals employees

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Communication & Signals employees Class Size: 10 Course Code: ENGCCP14 Course Length: 4 days Course Hours: 32 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: All Communication & Signals employees CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 214 On-The-Job Training: None

After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • • • • • • •



Recognize and identify the basic equipment used for climbing wooden poles Demonstrate two methods of determining the proper fit of a body belt Demonstrate how to determine the proper fit and way to wear climbing gear List and explain the basic components of a safety strap when climbing Demonstrate and explain the techniques of sharpening, gauging, and testing gaffs Explain the basic considerations for inspecting equipment prior to climbing Demonstrate and explain the basic guidelines for storing and attaching a safety strap Demonstrate and explain the basic techniques for belted climbing Demonstrate and explain basic methods of adjusting a safety strap while working on a pole Demonstrate and explain the basic techniques of maneuvering around a pole Explain the basic guidelines for planning a climbing job from the ground and for performing basic climbing tasks

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o

Equipment Inspection Equipment Maintenance Equipment Use Climbing Techniques Safe Job Procedures Pole Inspections Rescue Techniques Climbing Hazards

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Engineering Communication & Signals Tower Climbing and Rescue Description

This course provides basic skills for safe job procedures (SJPs) and critical techniques involved in climbing communication towers. Instruction includes the basic guidelines for planning a climbing job from the ground and for performing basic climbing tasks. Attendees will be able to demonstrate proficiency in tower climbing through hands-on climbing exercises using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), safety rules, and procedures.

Prerequisites: New Hire Communication & Signals Training

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Communication & Signals employees Class Size: 20

After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • •

Course Code: RTDC07



Course Length: 2 days

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Course Hours: 16 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: All Communication employees CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 214 On-The-Job Training: None

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Develop a clear understanding of why there is a need for formal study of tower safety Understand climbers’ responsibilities for themselves and the company Understand the difference between Fall Arrest and Fall Restraint Recognize appropriate selection of anchor points for all protection and fabrication techniques when required Understand how to select and evaluate equipment used for fall protection to effectively control unique hazards encountered on a tower Understand the difference between repelling and controlled descent Develop non-climbing techniques for ascending, descending, and positioning on vertical structures Understand the unique physical demands of tower climbing Understand regulations and policies, and their place in assuring climbers’ safety Understand when and how to plan for emergencies

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o

Equipment Inspection Equipment Maintenance Equipment Use Climbing Techniques Safe Job Procedures Tower Inspections Rescue Techniques Climbing Hazards

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Engineering Communication & Signals Signal Foreman Training Description

This course provides basic leadership and technical skills to CSX Signal Foremen to lead safe and efficient daily operations. Instruction includes time management, RailDocs, Microsoft Office, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) requirements, Corporate Lodging Consultants (CLC) policies and procedures, payroll, Geographic Information System (GIS), Pro-card use, Reasonable Suspicion, coaching, Signal Department Playbook training, Aspects/Code Reading/Electro-code setup, and leadership and expectations. Attendees will participate in classroom lectures, video presentations, and hands-on demonstration and practice.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Target Audience: CSX Signal Foreman

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 16 Course Code: N/A Course Length: 4 Days Course Hours: 40 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: None CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 213, § 214, § 218, § 219, § 220, § 228, § 233, § 234, § 235, § 236 On-The-Job Training: None

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Utilize the Signal Department Playbook to manage an assigned territory Identify appropriate Reasonable Suspicion procedures Utilize Communication & Signals department specific computer applications Demonstrate an understanding of Electro-code setup and signal aspects/indications Identify correct CDL procedures Perform CSX Pro-card allocations and reconciliations Identify correct payroll accounting processes Understand the importance of scheduling and time management

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o o o o

RailDocs Signal Department Playbook CDL Procedures Signal Aspects/Indications Reasonable Suspicion Payroll Accounting Pro-card Procedures Microsoft Outlook Peer Management/Coaching Time Management Corporate Lodging Electro-code Setup

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Engineering Track Track Worker – New Hire Description

This course provides basic tasks and skills of a Track Worker. Instruction includes nine days of classroom activities and six days of field exercises. Attendees will be able to follow CSX General Safety Rules when performing basic track maintenance and construction to include Rule 704, Rule 707, and On-Track Worker protection.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Engineering New Hire Maintenance of Way employees

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 20 (maximum per instructor) Course Code: NEHITR Course Length: 15 days

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Course Hours: 120



Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises



Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: None CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 213 § 214 On-The-Job Training: None

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Given a list of general safety rules and definitions, match each safety rule with its definition using the current Safe Way rule book Given a list of general safety rules and policies, use the Safe Way rule book to summarize and or match the rule number to the correct meaning Given a list and job scenario, accurately identify the type and reason for the fall protection required Given a diagram of a turnout, identify the three main parts and the function of each State and identify the rules governing On-Track Worker protection as outlined in the CSX Operating Rules Given a list of the different types of protection that are available to track workers, explain each type of protection and where it can be used Given a list of track types (controlled and non-controlled), explain the specific characteristics of each State the conditions under which Rule 707 and Rule 704 are used for protection Given a hand tool used for railroad track maintenance, demonstrate the proper operation of the hand tool, safe body mechanics, and use for intended purpose Given a photograph or description of the basic track structure and components, identify the proper nomenclature and describe the function of each component of the railroad track Demonstrate proper hand signals used during lifting and rigging operations Given a replacement crosstie, demonstrate proper crosstie replacement procedures and hand tools to properly reattach rail to crosstie

Primary Topics

This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

CSX New Employee Orientation Basic Track and Safety Rules Orientation Career Progression Planning Radio Rules Fall Protection, Lifting and Rigging Courage to ACT Environmental and Safety Certification On-Track Worker Rules Lock-Out/Tag-Out HazMat Awareness CPR Certification Switch and Turnout Inspection Rail Security Red Zone Scenarios Hours of Service Vehicle Inspection and Current Incident Review

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Engineering Track FRA Track Safety Standards Description

This course provides basic knowledge on the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Track Safety Standards, 49 CFR, part 213 and subpart A-F. Instruction includes track inspection and compliance requirements to include inspecting and supervising track maintenance, and one-half day for the 49 CFR, part 213 - Track Safety Standards examination. Attendees will participate in classroom lectures, scenarios, hands-on practice, field exercises, and classroom testing.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Trackmen with greater than six months experience in railroad operations

After completing this course attendees will be able to: • •

Class Size: 12



Course Code: RETFRA



Course Length: 4.5 days Course Hours: 36

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Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises

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Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: None CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 213 § 214 On-The-Job Training: None



Given specific track geometry defects, identify the defect and prescribe the appropriate remedial action, if any, as outlined within 49 CFR, part 213 – Track Safety Standards Demonstrate a thorough understanding of a turnout, identifying and explaining potential problem areas associated with track-caused derailments Explain the forces associated with a wheel-to-rail relationship and how excessive forces applied as a result of defects can result in a track-caused derailment Demonstrate an understanding of and be able to identify all types of rail defects and on what the remedial action is based given percentage of cross sectional area affected and/or size of defect State the 49 CFR, part 213.7 requirements to inspect track Define the minimum sufficient number of crossties to effectively support track gage as per 49 CFR, part 213.109 Identify defects associated with rail joints as per 49 CFR, part 213.121 Demonstrate an understanding of the flangeway depth and height requirements for frogs as per 49 CFR, part 213.137 Demonstrate an understanding of frog point wear characteristics as per 49 CFR, part 213.137

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o

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Track Inspection and Compliance Requirements Combination of Defects Excepted Track Inspecting and Supervising Track Maintenance Passing Trains Over Broken Rails and Separated Joints (Pull-Aparts) Class of Track – Operating Speed Limits Non-Class Specific (NCS) Defects

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COURSE CATALOG

2016

Engineering Track Track Inspection (Advanced) Description

This course provides basic knowledge of track inspection with a holistic view of track dynamics between the rail and wheels of the rail cars. Instruction includes track inspection tasks necessary for the prevention of track-caused derailments. Attendees will participate in classroom lectures, video presentations, and hands-on demonstrations. Successful course completion is contingent on participants’ demonstrated proficiency of inspection skills.

Prerequisites: Current Track Inspector; Qualified On-Track Worker; Safety Certified; Successful completion of FRA Track Safety Standards class; Minimum six months employment as a Track Inspector

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Track Inspectors Class Size: 6 Course Code: RETATI Course Length: 4 days Course Hours: 32 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction, case studies, and handson field activities Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: None CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 213 § 214 On-The-Job Training: None

After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • • • • •



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Utilize brush charts as a track inspection aid Locate FRA defects and prescribe the appropriate remedial action Understand and demonstrate track inspector role and responsibilities Identify defects and/or conditions during a walking joint bar and switch inspection Utilize the MWI procedures to repair and/or document rail joint pull-aparts Demonstrate an understanding and purpose of the rail lubrication system Know the process and conditions that involve curve stake monitoring Use Integrated Track Inspection System (ITIS) to find Geometry and Sperry car defects and document track inspections Understand the importance of a track disturbance report: identifying when and how to complete the report

49 CFR, part 213 Review and FRA Defects Track Derailment Report/Turnout Review Track Inspector’s Responsibilities and Safety Brush Charts and Track Charts 3D Art Animations – Cause and Effect Alignment/Profile/Runoff/String Line Excess Elevation in Curve Case Studies: Turnout, Diamond, Curve/Alignment/Spiral/Warps/Cross level Road Crossing Pull-Apart Remediation Requirements Rail Lubrication Systems Curve Stake Monitoring ITIS: New Functionality and Exercises: Inputs of Condition Reports Track Disturbance Form – Requirements/POD Conformal Frog Welding Lab Turnout, Walking Joint Bar, and Switch Inspection Uniform Graduated Switches/Spring Frogs

COURSE CATALOG

2016

Engineering Track Surfacing Description

This course provides basic training on proper surfacing processes and procedures according to the CSX Surfacing Policy and Track Maintenance Standards. Instruction includes hands-on training on manual curve plot charts and tamper computer plot charts, practical exercises working with curve charts, manuals, and tamper computer plot charts to calculate the proper curve alignment. Attendees will be able to explain in detail track geometry, identify track components, demonstrate procedures to string line a curve, and define best practices for tamping turnouts and correcting curve alignment.

Prerequisites: FRA Qualification

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Maintenance of Way surfacing team employees

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 8 Course Code: TRACSURFREDI Course Length: 3 days Course Hours: 24 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction, Simulation, field exercises, and practical test Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: Maintenance of Way employees responsible for maintaining and inspecting track

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Explain in detail track geometry and track components Describe proper string line procedures Demonstrate procedures to string line a curve Describe curve tamping procedures Solve manual curve plot charts, analyze the best fit opportunities, and identify the best options to surface the track to CSX specifications Interpret MOW Standard Drawing 2511 and curve charts to determine which procedure to follow Explain the procedures in MWI 1103 and describe responsibilities and procedures for curve staking in cold weather Describe track disturbance reporting requirements and procedures Define best practices for tamping turnouts and correcting curve alignment

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o

Track Geometry and Components String Line Procedures Tamping Procedures Curve Charts Plot Charts MWI 1103 Disturbance Reporting

CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 213 § 214 On-The-Job Training: None

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COURSE CATALOG

2016

Engineering Track Track Foreman Description

This course provides basic tasks and skills of a Track Foreman. Instruction includes two and one-half days of classroom lectures, case studies, role-play, and two days of field exercises. Attendees will receive practical and theoretical technical training with leadership skills and practice enabling them to transition to a leadership role.

Prerequisites: If you are a CSX employee, you must have six months track on-the-job experience to attend

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Track Foremen Class Size: 8 (maximum, per instructor) Course Code: RETTRF Course Length: 4.5 days

After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • •



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Course Hours: 36 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: None CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 213, § 214, § 218, § 220 Recommended For: Track Foreman On-The-Job Training: None

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Identify the role of a leader in relation to the roles and responsibilities of a track foreman Locate track defects and determine the correct course of action Locate and follow Maintenance of Way Instructions (MWIs) for repair Manage resources and report actions

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Leadership  Transferring to a Leadership Role/Defining a Leader - Accountability - Motivating a Team  Situational Leadership (managing production, developing a team)  Courage to ACT (safety leader, managing confrontation, communication)  Track Foreman Role and Responsibilities (planner, quality, managing production, developing team, coaching, and influencing) Technical  Track Works – Purpose, Use, and Planning  Continuous Welded Rail (CWR) – Standards Review  Maintenance of Way Instructions (MWIs)  Reporting (Disturbance, Slow Orders)  Managing Resources

COURSE CATALOG

2016

Engineering/Mechanical Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) CDL Exam Preparation Description

This course provides basic knowledge for safe operation of a CDL required vehicle. Instruction includes classroom test preparation, hands-on competency practice, and evaluation. Employees should bring their state’s CDL manual.

Prerequisites: Valid DOT Health Certificate/Current State issued CDL permit.

Course Objectives After completing this course attendees will be able to: •

Target Audience: Mechanical and Engineering employees Class Size: 4 Course Code: HRCDLAI5 Course Length: 3 days (T-W-T) Course Hours: 24 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instructions and hands-on field exercises

Demonstrate the following:  Straight line backing  Offset backing to include driver side and passenger side  Alley and dock parking  Parallel parking  Pre-trip inspection

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Competencies to include:  Straight Line Backing  Offset Backing to Include Driver Side and Passenger side  Alley and Dock Parking  Parallel Parking  Pre-trip Inspection

Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: Operating a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 26,000 pounds CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 390, § 391, § 392, § 393, § 395, § 396, § 397 § 399 On-The-Job Training: None

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COURSE CATALOG

2016

Hazardous Material HazMat Sentinel HazMat Sentinel Description

This course provides basic technical knowledge to prepare attendees for responses to specific hazardous material railroad incidents. The training includes tank car construction, hazardous material chemistry, response health and safety, incident management structure, and hands-on response techniques such as plugging and patching, tank car transfers, and grounding and bonding. Attendees will experience hands-on instruction, and complete Sentinel training necessary to serve as a Tank Car Specialist.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Transportation Managers, Emergency Responders

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 15-20 Course Code: HSEU-200 Course Length: 05 days Course Hours: 40 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: Employees serving as Transportation Tank Car Specialists CFR Reference: 29 CFR § 1910.120 On-The-Job Training: None

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Provide technical assistance in response to hazardous situations involving tank cars Follow proper protocol for incident management under unified command Utilize shipping papers to identify hazardous materials and emergency response procedures Identify different types of rail equipment such as tracks, signals, cars, locomotives Serve in the role of a CSX Transportation Tank Car Specialist

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o

Site safety and health plans Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) UN/D.O.T. hazard class descriptions General service and high pressure tank cars Valves and relief devices Emergency shutdown procedure of an operating locomotive Spill containment techniques Monitoring procedures and techniques for health hazards

COURSE CATALOG

2016

Hazardous Material HazMat Sentinel HazMat Sentinel Plus Description

This course provides advanced technical knowledge on how to deal with railroad hazardous materials operations and emergency responses. Training includes technician skills for active HazMat Sentinels, who meet skill proficiency, are medically competent and strategically located. Attendees will experience hands-on instruction and receive Sentinel Plus certification, emergency response PPE, and tools upon course completion.

Prerequisites: HazMat Sentinel

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Transportation Managers, Emergency Responders Class Size: 15-20 Course Code: HSEU-205 Course Length: 10 days Course Hours: 80 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations

After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • • •

Provide technical assistance in response to hazardous situations involving tank cars Follow proper protocol for incident management under unified command Demonstrate proficiency with Sentinel tools and techniques Successfully respond to and mitigate a hazardous materials incident Identify different types of rail equipment such as tank cars, freight cars and locomotives Serve in the role of a CSX Transportation Tank Car Specialist

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o

Site safety and health plans Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) UN/D.O.T. hazard class description General service and high pressure tank cars Valves and relief devices Emergency shutdown procedure of an operating locomotive Spill containment techniques Health hazard monitoring procedures and techniques

Requirement For: CFR Reference: 29 CFR § 1910.120 On-The-Job Training: None

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COURSE CATALOG

2016

Hazardous Material HazMat Sentinel HazMat Sentinel Refresher Description

This course provides basic technical knowledge to prepare attendees for responses to specific hazardous material railroad incidents. The training includes annual updates to any tank car construction, hazardous material chemistry, response health and safety, incident management structure, and hands-on response techniques such as plugging and patching, tank car transfers, and grounding and bonding. Attendees will experience hands-on instruction and complete refresher training to remain a Tank Car Specialist.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Transportation Managers, Emergency Responders

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 15-20 Course Code: HSEU-210 Course Length: 2 days Course Hours: 16 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: Employees serving as Transportation Tank Car Specialists CFR Reference: 29 CFR § 1910.120 On-The-Job Training: None

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Understand changes to the response to hazardous situations involving tank cars and their role as a Tank Car Specialist Provide technical assistance in response to hazardous situations involving tank cars Follow proper protocol for incident management under unified command Utilize shipping papers to identify hazardous materials and emergency response procedures Identify different types of rail equipment such as tank cars, freight cars and locomotives Continue to serve in the role of a CSX Transportation Tank Car Specialist

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o

Updates to site safety and health plans Changes in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) UN/D.O.T. hazard class descriptions General service and high pressure tank cars Valves and relief devices Emergency shutdown procedure of an operating locomotive Spill containment techniques Monitoring procedures and techniques for health hazards

COURSE CATALOG

2016

Management Training Non-Ops Managers Advanced Railroad Concepts Description

This course provides advanced overview of CSX’s Engineering, Mechanical, and Transportation operations for non-operating department managers. Instruction includes classroom presentations, hands-on activities, and a driving tour of Atlanta’s Tilford Yard. Attendees will identify track components, types of rail equipment, and perform physical competencies. Attendees are required to wear CSX approved personal protective equipment (PPE).

Prerequisites: Railroad Concepts

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Non-operations managers

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 10 Course Code: REDI - ARC Course Length: 2 Days Course Hours: 16 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: None CFR Reference: None On-The-Job Training: None

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Identify track components upon sight Identify types of rail equipment upon sight Given a list, describe roles and responsibilities in railroad operations Identify tools and equipment associated with MOW Engineering Teams upon sight Identify basic requirements of HazMat movement in accordance with established regulations Demonstrate an understanding of basic requirements of Remote Control Locomotive (RCL) operations Given a list, identify general systems and guidelines for dispatching trains Given a list, identify and define CSX specific Key Measurements Given required PPE, perform physical competencies associated with Conductors Given a list or set of questions, identify the purpose and functions of a rail yard Given appropriate reference materials, locate and define unfamiliar railroad terms and jargon

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o o o

Field Operations’ Positions Engineering, Mechanical, and Transportation Operating Department Responsibilities Conductor Physical Competencies Driving and Removing Spikes, Rail Removal and Installation, and Crosstie Replacement Locomotive Simulators RCL Operations Yard Enterprise System (YES) Network Operations Workstation (NOW) Computer-Aided Dispatching Systems (CADS) CSX Key Measurements HazMat Overview

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COURSE CATALOG

2016

Management Training Engineering MTP – Engineering (External) Description

This course provides basic training for newly hired management trainees assigned to the CSX Engineering department. Instruction includes technical and leadership classroom training in Atlanta, GA, and Jacksonville; FL. Extensive on-the-job training (OJT) under the direction of experienced field mentors at various locations within CSX's operating territory is also required. Attendees will be qualified for promotion to a front-line-supervisor position within the Engineering department, upon successful completion of the program.

Prerequisites: Acceptance into CSX External Management Training Program

Course Objectives

Target Audience: New Hire Engineering managers Class Size: Varies, Offered biannually Course Code: None Course Length: 27 Weeks Course Hours: Varied Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction, hands-on training, and OJT Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: New External Engineering managers CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 213, § 214, § 217, § 218, § 219, § 220, § 227, §228, § 233, § 234, § 235, § 236, § 237, § 243 On-The-Job Training: Varied

After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • • • • • •

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Given a list, describe roles and responsibilities of each CSX operating department Identify components of track structure upon sight Demonstrate an understanding of CSX safety rules and regulations Utilize 49 CFR, part 213 for purpose of track inspection Utilize various computer applications within Engineering department Given a scenario, identify correct personal injury/accident reporting procedures Given a scenario, demonstrate an understanding of the derailment investigation process Perform basic track maintenance in accordance with established CSX standards Given tasks and an example territory, utilize sound workforce planning principles

Railroad Concepts FRA Track Safety Standards On-Track Worker Protection CSX Engineering Safety and Operating Rules Signal Components Bridge Structures CSX Operating Rules Key Measurements Train Accident Prevention Track Welding Labor Relations Effective Communications Disaster Response Coaching Emotional Intelligence Environmental Rules/Certification Highway-Rail Vehicle Operations Basic Track Maintenance Engineering Website Overview: FRA Inspection Report Manager (FIRM), Geometry Exception Management System (GEMS), ITIS, Update GIS, TCIS Accident/Injury Reporting

COURSE CATALOG

2016

Management Training Engineering MTP – Engineering (Internal) Description

This course provides basic instruction to internal management trainees assigned to the CSX Engineering department. Instruction includes technical and leadership classroom training in Atlanta, GA, and Jacksonville, FL. Extensive OJT under the direction of experienced field mentors at various locations within CSX's operating territory is required. Attendees will be qualified for promotion to a front-line-supervisor position within the Engineering department, upon successful completion of the program.

Prerequisites: Acceptance into CSX Internal Management Training Program

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Internal Engineering Management trainees Class Size: Varies, Offered biannually Course Code: None Course Length: 17 Weeks Course Hours: N/A Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction, hands-on training, and OJT Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: New Internal Engineering managers CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 213, § 214, § 217, § 218, § 219, § 220, § 227, §228, § 233, § 234, § 235, § 236, § 237, § 243

After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • • • •

Given a list, describe roles and responsibilities of each CSX operating department Demonstrate an understanding of CSX safety rules and regulations Utilize 49 CFR, part 213 for purpose of track inspection Utilize various computer applications within Engineering department Given a scenario, identify correct personal injury/accident reporting procedures Given a scenario, demonstrate an understanding of derailment investigation process Given tasks and an example territory, utilize sound workforce planning principles

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o o o o

FRA Track Safety Standards On-Track Worker Protection CSX and Engineering Safety and Operating Rules Train Accident Prevention Labor Relations Effective Communications Coaching Emotional Intelligence Disaster Response Environmental Rules/Certification Engineering Website Overview (FIRM, GEMS, ITIS, Update GIS, TCIS) Accident/Injury Reporting

On-The-Job Training: Varied

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COURSE CATALOG

2016

Management Training Engineering Roadmaster University Description

This course provides basic skills for day to day, safe and efficient operations management for CSX Roadmaster-In-Training and Roadmaster personnel. Instruction includes short- and long-range planning, requesting track structure capitalization, System Production Team pre-trip analysis, material ordering process, arranging highway-rail crossings at grade repairs, overview and use of engineering computer and system applications, Labor Relations Individual Development & Personal Accountability Policy (IDPAP), and claims handling processes. Attendees will participate in classroom lectures and role-based scenario exercises.

Prerequisites: Employed as Roadmaster-In-Training or Roadmaster

Course Objectives

Target Audience: As Above Class Size: 12 Course Code: RMU Course Length: 3 Days Course Hours: 24 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: Roadmaster-In-Training or Roadmaster as assigned CFR Reference: None

After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

On-The-Job Training: None

Properly apply the attendance policy in accordance with established company policies and labor agreements Given a list of the definitions for each of the offense categories, properly match the definition with the category Explain a timeout and waiver List at least three of the six most common types of claims Identify who should be assigned as a flagman for an outside contractor Determine if it is acceptable to hire an outside contractor for a road paving project Determine the proper employee to call for required weekend work that will be paid at the overtime rate Given needed access, explain the procedure for using the FIRM website Given required equipment, list and attach the required documents for an FRA violation on the FIRM website Given computer access, identify, describe, and navigate ITIS screens Demonstrate an understanding of ITIS capabilities, issues, and common resolutions Given an example territory, demonstrate an understanding of the territory that is assigned Given needed planning tools, create master work list Utilize engineering data systems for forecast, plan, and report maintenance activities in accordance with established guidelines Create a Two-Week Maintenance Work Plan in accordance with established standards and prioritize a series of maintenance of way tasks Create a Master Work List incorporating Track Structure Capitalization (TSC) preparation in accordance with established standards and prioritize a series of maintenance of way tasks

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Labor Relations (claims process, discipline process, contract work) Technology Tools: FIRM, ITIS, GEMS, Roadmaster Portal, Track Infrastructure Maintenance Reporting System (TIMRS), and Track Disturbance Planning and Forecasting Work

COURSE CATALOG

2016

Management Training Mechanical MTP – Mechanical (External) Description

This course provides basic instruction for newly hired management trainees assigned to the CSX Mechanical department. Instruction includes technical and leadership classroom training in Atlanta, GA, and Jacksonville, FL. Extensive OJT under the direction of experienced field mentors at various locations within CSX's operating territory is required. Attendees will be qualified for promotion to a front-line-supervisor position within the Mechanical department, upon successful completion of the program.

Prerequisites: Acceptance into CSX External Management Training Program

Course Objectives

Target Audience: New Hire Mechanical managers Class Size: Varies, Offered biannually Course Code: None Course Length: 27 Weeks Course Hours: Varied Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction, hands-on training, and OJT Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: New External Mechanical managers CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 215, § 216, § 217, § 218, § 219, § 220, § 223, § 224, § 225, § 227, § 228, § 229, § 231, § 232 On-The-Job Training: Varied

After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • • • • • • •

Given a list, describe roles and responsibilities of each CSX operating department Identify components of track structure upon sight Demonstrate an understanding of CSX safety rules and regulations Given a scenario, apply correct Blue Signal Protection Utilize various computer applications within Mechanical department Given a scenario, identify correct personal injury/accident reporting procedures Given a scenario, demonstrate an understanding of derailment investigation process Identify Association of American Railroads (AAR) and FRA defects associated with freight cars and locomotives upon sight Perform basic freight car and locomotive maintenance in accordance with AAR standards Given needed equipment, perform locomotive movement operations

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Railroad Concepts FRA & AAR Inspection Requirements for Freight Cars and Locomotives Blue Signal Protection CSX and Mechanical Safety and Operating Rules Freight Car Components GE & EMD Locomotive Components Key Measurements Train Accident Prevention Electrical Welding Labor Relations Effective Communications Coaching Emotional Intelligence Disaster Response Environmental Rules/Certification Locomotive Service Center Operations Basic Freight Car/Locomotive Maintenance Mechanical Website Overview Locomotive Movement Accident/Injury Reporting

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COURSE CATALOG

2016

Management Training Mechanical MTP – Mechanical (Internal) Description

This course provides basic instruction for internal management trainees assigned to the CSX Mechanical department. Instruction includes technical and leadership classroom training in Atlanta, GA, and Jacksonville, FL. Extensive OJT under the direction of experienced field mentors at various locations within CSX's operating territory is required. Attendees will be qualified for promotion to a front-line-supervisor position within the Mechanical department, upon successful completion of the program.

Prerequisites: Acceptance into CSX Internal Management Training Program

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Internal Mechanical Management trainees Class Size: Varies, Offered biannually Course Code: None Course Length: 17 Weeks Course Hours: Varied Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction, hands-on training, and OJT Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: New Internal Mechanical managers CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 215, § 216, § 217, § 218, § 219, § 220, § 223, § 224, § 225, § 227, § 228, § 229, § 231, § 232 On-The-Job Training: Varied

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After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • • • • • •

Given a list, describe roles and responsibilities of each CSX operating department Identify components of track structure upon sight Demonstrate an understanding of CSX safety rules and regulations Given a scenario, apply correct Blue Signal Protection Utilize various computer applications within Mechanical department Given a scenario, identify correct personal injury/accident reporting procedures Given a scenario, demonstrate an understanding of derailment investigation process Given expectations and a task listing, conduct safety audits for car and locomotive shops Given needed equipment, perform locomotive movement operations

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o o o o

Train Accident Prevention Labor Relations Emotional Intelligence Disaster Response Coaching Effective Communications Mechanical Website Overview Locomotive Movement Operations Safety Audit Procedures Time Management Accident/Injury Reporting CSX and Mechanical Safety and Operating Rules

COURSE CATALOG

2016

Management Training Transportation MTP – Transportation (External) Description

This course provides basic instruction for newly hired management trainees assigned to the CSX Transportation department. Instruction includes technical and leadership classroom training in Atlanta, GA, and Jacksonville, FL. Extensive OJT under the direction of experienced field mentors at various locations within CSX's operating territory is required. Attendees will be qualified for promotion to a front-line-supervisor position within the Transportation department, upon successful completion of the program.

Prerequisites: Acceptance into CSX External Management Training Program

Course Objectives

Target Audience: New Hire Transportation managers Class Size: Varies, Offered biannually Course Code: None Course Length: 30 Weeks Course Hours: Varied Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction, hands-on training, and OJT Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: New External Transportation managers CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 215, §217, § 218, § 219, § 220, § 221, § 222, § 227, § 228, § 232, § 234, § 236, § 239, § 240, § 242, § 243 On-The-Job Training: Varied

After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • • • • • • • •

Given a list, describe roles and responsibilities of each CSX operating department Identify components of track structure upon sight Demonstrate an understanding of CSX safety and operating rules and regulations Perform Conductor physical competencies in accordance with best practice standards Utilize various computer applications within Transportation department Given a scenario, identify correct personal injury/accident reporting procedures Given a scenario, demonstrate an understanding of derailment investigation process Given a list, identify equipment handling rules and regulations Given needed equipment, operate Remote Control Locomotives (RCLs) Identify railroad signal aspects and indications upon sight Utilize Yard Enterprise System (YES)/Network Operations Workstation (NOW) systems

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

Railroad Concepts CSX Operating Rules CSX Transportation Rules Freight Car Components GE & EMD Locomotive Components Key Measurements Train Accident Prevention Conductor Competencies Labor Relations Effective Communications Emotional Intelligence Coaching Disaster Response HazMat Rules and Regulations Locomotive Service Center Operations RCL Operations YES/NOW Systems Accident/Injury Reporting Locomotive Familiarization Remote Control Operations

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COURSE CATALOG

2016

Management Training Transportation MTP – Transportation (Internal) Description

This course provides basic training for internal management trainees assigned to the CSX Transportation department. Instruction includes technical and leadership classroom training in Atlanta, GA, and Jacksonville, FL. Extensive OJT under the direction of experienced field mentors at various locations within CSX's operating territory is required. Attendees will be qualified for promotion to a front-line-supervisor position within the Transportation department, upon successful completion of the program.

Prerequisites: Acceptance into CSX Internal Transportation Management Training Program

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Internal Transportation Management trainees Class Size: Varies, Offered biannually Course Code: None Course Length: 17 Weeks

After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • • • • • •

Given a list, describe roles and responsibilities of each CSX operating department Demonstrate an understanding of CSX safety and operating rules and regulations Utilize various computer applications within Transportation department Given a scenario, identify correct personal injury/accident reporting procedures Given a scenario, demonstrate an understanding of derailment investigation process Given a list, identify equipment handling rules and regulations Given needed equipment, operate Remote Control Locomotives (RCLs) Perform correct banner/shunt testing procedures in accordance with standards Utilize YES/NOW systems

Course Hours: Varied

Primary Topics

Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction, hands-on training, and OJT

This course focuses on the following topics:

Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: New Internal Transportation managers CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 215, §217, § 218, § 219, § 220, § 221, § 222, § 227, § 228, § 232, § 234, § 236, § 239, § 240, § 242, § 243 On-The-Job Training: Varied

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Train Accident Prevention Labor Relations Effective Communications Coaching Disaster Response Emotional Intelligence YES/NOW Systems Equipment Handling Time Management Accident/Injury Reporting RCL Operations

COURSE CATALOG

2016

Mechanical Car Mechanical Car Core Description

This course provides basic skills necessary for new Mechanical Carmen to perform work safely and in accordance with CSXT policy, FRA regulations, and AAR regulations. Instruction includes three weeks of classroom training and two weeks of welding. Attendees will be able to perform inbound and outbound inspections, properly prepare and inventory an end-of-train (EOT) device, and demonstrate proficiency in Blue Signal Protection after receiving classroom lectures, scenarios, videos, hands-on demonstrations, and field exercises.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Target Audience: New Hire Mechanical Carmen

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 8 (per instructor) Course Code: MCNHCT Course Length: 25 days (five weeks) Course Hours: 200 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and handson field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: New Hire Mechanical Car employees CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 215, § 218, § 221, § 231, § 232, § 238 & 29 CFR § 1926

• • • • • • • •

Identify freight car components and their defects Perform an inbound train inspection Perform an outbound train inspection Perform a Class I brake test Perform a Class III brake test Demonstrate proper procedures for preparing an EOT Demonstrate proper procedures for inventorying an EOT Demonstrate proper Blue Signal Protection

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o

CSXT Safety Rules and Policies FRA Rules and Regulations AAR Rules and Regulations Car Maintenance Regulations Safe Job Procedures HazMat Awareness Environmental Awareness Courage To ACT Welding

On-The-Job Training: 1st Segment – 1-5 days Shop/classroom facility: Initial training and certifications 2nd Segment – 6-10 days Car repair shop 3rd Segment – 11-25 days Train yard Inbound/outbound train inspections 4th Segment – Car repair shop

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COURSE CATALOG

2016

Mechanical Car Carman AAR Description

This course provides basic training for car-operation field employees and managers in the utilization and application of the AAR Interchange Rules. Attendees will be required to pass a prerequisite test with a score of 85% or greater to attend the class at the REDI. Instruction includes AAR Office Manual, AAR Field Manual, layout of manuals, rule changes, field competency hands-on gauging exercises, AAR Interchange billing, and classroom and assigned practical billing exercises. Attendees will be able to use the AAR field and office manuals.

Prerequisites: Qualification Test

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Carmen, Non-Contract Personnel, and External Customers

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 20 (maximum per instructor) Course Code: REDIAAR Course Length: 4 days

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Field Manual:  Demonstrate an understanding of the layout of the field manual  Demonstrate an understanding of the rules structure of field and office manuals Office Manual:  Determine valid locations for a job code  Know the maximum quantities and those rules affecting the freight car repair Capture all billing items due to CSX Reduce our Counter Billing Authority (CBA’s)

Course Hours: 32

Primary Topics

Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises

This course focuses on the following topics:

Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: AAR write-up/lead man CFR Reference: None On-The-Job Training: None

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Use of the AAR Field Manual AAR rules regulating freight car repair Use of the AAR Office Manual and billing matrixes Proper application of inputting billing repair cards

COURSE CATALOG

2016

Mechanical Car Power Brake Law – Title 49 CFR, Part 232 Description

This course provides basic knowledge and skills for Mechanical Carmen to perform brake test inspections in compliance with 49 CFR, part 232.

Prerequisites: Completed instructorled Power Brake Law Course, Blue Signal Rules, Mechanical Safety Rules, Knowledge of air brake systems, freight car components

Course Objectives

Target Audience: External Mechanical Carman Class Size: 8 (per instructor) Course Code: PBMD11 Course Length: 5 days Course Hours: 40 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and handson field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Testing and competency evaluations

After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • •

Explain brake test requirements Outline brake test procedures Identify the brake test completion reporting procedures Pass a written or electronic examination with an 85% pass rate that covers the skills and knowledge of the Power Brake Law Successfully demonstrate hands-on capability in the performance of testing tasks

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o

Using Telemetry and Testing Deciding When to Test Air Brakes Stating Class I Brake Test Requirements Locomotive Brake Pipe Leakage Testing Inspecting Cars Inspecting Air Brake Release Performing Other Air Brake Tests Power Brake Tests

Requirement For: New Hire and Existing Mechanical Car employees (craft and managers) CFR Reference: 49 CFR, § 232, § 215 On-The-Job Training: Training may be provided on the job

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2016

Mechanical Car FRA Defects Training Description

This course provides basic procedures for inspecting cars within train yards. Instruction includes emphasis on equipment defects that lead to the greatest number of FRA exceptions. Attendees will demonstrate correct yard inspection procedures, identify defects and FRA exceptions, and input data into the Mechanical Train Inspection (MTI) Systems.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Yard Managers and Mechanical employees

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 8 (per instructor) Course Code: RMFRAD

• • • •

Demonstrate the correct use of tools while inspecting rail cars in a train yard Perform a simulated train yard inspection to locate FRA defects (six cars in ten minutes) Input train inspection results into the MTI Identify common defects that lead to FRA exceptions

Course Length: 2 Days

Primary Topics

Course Hours: 16

This course focuses on the following topics:

Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and handson field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: Mechanical employees responsible for the inspection of locomotives and cars CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 215, § 231, § 232, § 238 On-The-Job Training: None

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o o o o o o o o

Coupler/Knuckle Pin/Thrower Inoperative (49 CFR, part 215.123.D2) Ladder Tread Clearance Handhold Clearance Freight Car Brake Inoperative Worn Brake Shoes Wheel Defects Train Yard Inspections MTI

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2016

Mechanical Locomotive Mechanical Locomotive Core Description

This course provides basic introduction to locomotives and support systems, and the FRA/CSXT Mechanical Department Locomotives Standards and “Best Practices” required for proper maintenance, inspection, and repair. Instruction includes annual certifications, locomotive familiarization, introduction to air brakes and locomotive movement. Attendees will identify and service locomotives within the CSX fleet.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Utility Workers, Machinists, Mechanical Specialists, Boilermakers, Welding Specialists, Pipefitters, Carman Painters and Painter Specialists

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 16 Course Code: MLNHCT Course Length: 3 weeks Course Hours: 120 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations

• • • • • • • • •

Navigate the CSX computer system to include the Employee Gateway, Mechanical Locomotive Portal, Employee Benefits, W2, Payroll deposit, and W4 enrollment Identify locomotive models in the CSX fleet Identify locomotive major components and explain the functions Identify major components and explain the functions of an APU Explain a high-level overview of air brake theory Start a GE and an EMD locomotive Set up and change ends on a locomotive consist according to the CSX and FRA standard Perform inbound service and outbound inspection of a locomotive consist Perform a locomotive movement exercise to include coupling and uncoupling, securing a consist, and performing locomotive air brake tests

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o

Annual Certifications Locomotive Familiarization Introduction to Air Brakes Inbound/Outbound Servicing Locomotive Movement

Requirement For: All new Mechanical Locomotive employees CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 218, § 223, § 229, § 231, § 232, § 236 On-The-Job Training: None

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2016

Mechanical Locomotive CCBI/CCBII Computer Controlled Brake Description

This course provides basic knowledge of the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of both Computer Controlled Brake Generation I (CCBI) and Generation II (CCBII). It also includes the New York Air Brake Computer Controlled Brake schedules as utilized on CSX Transportation locomotives. Instruction includes classroom and hands-on practical exercises along with safety training when working around compressed air. It provides functional understanding of how the modern air brake system operates and how locomotive installed air brake equipment interacts with other locomotives and freight car equipment. Attendees will learn how to perform air brake system operational tests to validate the equipment for safe operation. Students will also perform minor maintenance, troubleshoot, and repair using system manuals, piping diagrams, and additional troubleshooting materials.

Prerequisites: REDI Air Brake Training – 26L Target Audience: Machinist and Sheet Metal Worker apprentices, Mechanical Locomotive machinists and Sheet Metal workers, Non-Contract personnel and External customers Class Size: 8 Course Code: RABTCCB Course Length: 3 Days Course Hours: 24 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: None CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 232 On-The-Job Training: None

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Course Objectives After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • • •

Compare and contrast the 26L/30CDW air brake system with the CCBI and CCBII system Identify CCBI and CCBII primary air brake components Identify CCBI and CCBII secondary air brake valves Identify CCBI and CCBII air brake electrical interface components Demonstrate understanding of the CCBI and CCBII operating theory Demonstrate the use of diagnostic tools to troubleshoot CCBI and CCBII system

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o

Air Brake Fundamentals Locomotive Compressed Air Systems Air Brake System Components Differences Between 26L and Electronic Air Brake Equipment Differences Between CCBI and CCBII Equipment Air Brake Component Air Flow System Computer and Electrical Interface Laptop Computer Use System Troubleshooting

COURSE CATALOG

2016

Mechanical Locomotive Fast Brake Air Brake Training Description

This course provides basic training on the WABCO Fast-Brake and EPIC locomotive air brake schedules as utilized on CSX Transportation locomotives. Instruction includes classroom time and hands-on practical exercises along with safety training emphasizing working around compressed air. Attendees will learn how to perform air brake system operational tests to validate the equipment for safe operation, perform minor maintenance, troubleshoot and make repairs using system manuals, piping diagrams and additional troubleshooting materials.

Prerequisites: 26L Air Brake Training

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Machinist and Sheet Metal Worker apprentices, Mechanical Locomotive machinists and Sheet Metal workers, Non-Contract personnel and External customers

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 8 Course Code: RABTFB Course Length: 3 days Course Hours: 24 hours Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations

• • • • • •

Compare and contrast the 26L/30CDW air brake system with the Fast Brake air brake system Identify Fast Brake primary air brake components Identify Fast Brake secondary air brake valves Identify Fast Brake air brake electrical interface components Demonstrate understanding of the Fast Brake operating theory Demonstrate the use of diagnostic tools to troubleshoot Fast Brake system

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o

Air Brake Fundamentals Locomotive Compressed Air Systems Air Brake System Components Differences Between 26L and Electronic Air Brake Equipment Differences Between Fast Brake and EPIC Equipment Air Brake Component Air Flow System Computer and Electrical Interface Laptop Computer Use System Troubleshooting

Requirement For: None CFR Reference: None On-The-Job Training: None

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2016

Mechanical Locomotive Locomotive Air Brake Systems (26L and 30A-CDW) Description

This course provides basic understanding of how the modern air brake system operates and how the locomotive installed air brake equipment interacts with other locomotives and freight car equipment. Instruction includes the 26L and 30A-CDW locomotive air brake schedules as utilized on CSX Transportation locomotives, and safety training emphasizing working around compressed air. Attendees will receive classroom instruction and participate in lab and field exercises to learn how to perform air brake system operational tests to validate the equipment for safe operation and perform minor maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs using system manuals, piping diagrams, and additional materials.

Prerequisites: Railroad Education Bureau lessons: B11 – Compressors; B41 – 26L Locomotive Brake Equipment; BE1A – 26L Brake Equipment; BE2A – 26F Control Valve, J-1 Relay Valve

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Machinist and Sheet Metal Worker apprentices, Mechanical Locomotive machinists and Sheet Metal workers, Non-Contract personnel and External customers Class Size: 8 Course Code: RABT26 Course Length: 5 days Course Hours: 40 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: None CFR Reference: None On-The-Job Training: None

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After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • • • • • •

Identify components of the locomotive air compressor Explain operation of the locomotive air compressor Identify 26L/30A-CDW primary air brake components Identify 26L/30A-CDW secondary air brake valves Identify 26L/30A-CDW air brake electrical interface components Explain the operation of the automatic air brake system Explain 26L/30A-CDW air brake filtration Demonstrate understanding of the 26L/30A-CDW operating theory Demonstrate proper troubleshooting procedures

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o

Air Brake Fundamentals Locomotive Compressed Air Systems Air Brake System Components Differences Between 26L and 30A-CDW Equipment Air Brake Component Air Flow Air Brake Diagrams and Piping Charts (including standard pipe numbering) Air Brake Troubleshooting

COURSE CATALOG

2016

Mechanical Locomotive Locomotive Electrician – RLET 1.0 Description

This course provides basic information on locomotive electrical systems based on the SD40-2 EMD locomotive. Instruction includes print reading, basic locomotive circuitry, system components, system operation, system tests, troubleshooting, and the FRA/CSXT Mechanical Department Locomotive Standards and “Best Practices” required for proper maintenance, inspection, and repair of locomotives. Attendees will participate in classroom lectures, lab scenarios, simulations, and field exercises.

Prerequisites: No prerequisite for New Hire Apprentice, candidates must take an aptitude test. Local management must obtain a link from their Contract Staffing representative and proxy the test for the candidate.

Course Objectives

Target Audience: New Hire Mechanical Locomotive electricians, electrician apprentice candidates, Mechanical Locomotive electricians, Non-Contract personnel and External customers

After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • • • • • •

Approach electrical work on locomotives in a safe manner Demonstrate an understanding of and apply electrical theory Demonstrate an understanding of operation of electrical test equipment Interpret electrical prints and utilize prints to troubleshoot locomotive circuits Identify and explain function of the components of the EMD Dash-2 electrical system Demonstrate an understanding of the various types of wires and cable sizes used on locomotives Demonstrate an understanding of FRA requirements for locomotive electrical systems inspections Demonstrate maintenance of components in the EMD Dash-2 electrical system Demonstrate understanding of locomotive power generation system

Class Size: 12

Primary Topics

Course Code: RLET-1.0

This course covers the following topics:

Course Length: 3 weeks Course Hours: 120 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises

o o o o o o

Print Reading Basic Locomotive Circuitry System Components, System Operation, and System Tests Troubleshooting FRA/CSXT Mechanical Department Locomotives Standards and “Best Practices” Locomotive Propulsion System

Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: New Hire Mechanical Locomotive machinists and Sheet Metal Workers and Apprentice candidates CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 229 On-The-Job Training: None

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2016

Mechanical Locomotive EMD Dash-2 Excitation and Propulsion – RLET 2.1 Description

This course provides advanced training on the excitation and control of both motor and dynamic braking circuits of the EMD Dash-2 locomotives. Instruction includes a balance between classroom time with actual practical troubleshooting on both a live locomotive and Dash-2 locomotive electrical simulator. Attendees will be able to measure and analyze circuits as if the simulated locomotive were under power with speed, and complete troubleshooting exercises. There is a high emphasis on safety, including Red Zone awareness, electrical safety, and proper personal protective equipment (PPE).

Prerequisites: RLET-1 Graduate or CLEP

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Mechanical Locomotive electricians and electrician apprentices, Non-Contract personnel and External customers Class Size: 8 Course Code: RLET-2.1 Course Length: 5 days Course Hours: 40 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: Mechanical Locomotive electricians and NonContract personnel CFR Reference: None On-The-Job Training: None

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After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • •

Read and interpret electrical prints Explain and demonstrate understanding of power generation process Explain and demonstrate understanding of propulsion control Explain and demonstrate understanding of power mode excitation and propulsion Explain and demonstrate understanding of dynamic braking excitation process

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o o

Electrical Prints Power Generation Propulsion Control Power Mode Excitation and Propulsion Dynamic Braking Excitation Control Competency Exercises Simulated Troubleshooting Problems Computer-generated Faults Manually Input Faults into the Control System Wiring Failures/Component Failures

COURSE CATALOG

2016

Mechanical Locomotive GE Dash-8/9 Electrical Control Systems – RLET 2.2 Description

This course provides advanced comprehensive information of microprocessors into locomotive control systems, GE print reading, GE auxiliary systems, motoring and dynamic braking systems, diesel engine cranking, and ground relay systems. Instruction includes an emphasis on safety including Red Zone awareness, electrical safety, and proper personal protective equipment (PPE). Attendees will participate in classroom lessons with troubleshooting exercises on a GE Dash-8 locomotive.

Prerequisites: RLET-1 Graduate, RLET2.1, or CLEP

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Mechanical Locomotive electricians and electrician apprentices, Non-Contract personnel and External customers Class Size: 8 Course Code: RLET-2.2 Course Length: 5 days Course Hours: 40 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: Mechanical Locomotive electricians and NonContract personnel CFR Reference: None On-The-Job Training: None

After completing this course attendees will be able to do the following on the GE Dash-8/9 locomotive: • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Interpret locomotive schematics and utilize them to troubleshoot subsystems Identify and describe the function of the ECS panels Identify the capabilities of the GE Diagnostic Information Display (DID) panel Identify the four levels of operation in the DID panel and move through different levels Run diagnostics of the Dash-8 locomotive using the DID Identify the components within Auxiliary System Describe the function of the Auxiliary System components Identify the purpose and function of the three subsystems Explain how the operator’s controls initiate conversation and interaction within the systems to accomplish various throttle speeds during motoring Identify and describe the function of the components in the dynamic brake system Describe the operation of the dynamic braking system Explain the four separate detection circuits on the locomotive Demonstrate an understanding of and demonstrate the cranking process of the diesel engine

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o

GE Dash-8/9 Electronic Control Systems GE Dash-8/9 DID Panel GE Dash-8/9 Print Reading GE Dash-8/9 Auxiliary System GE Dash-8/9 Braking GE Dash-8/9 Ground Detection System GE Dash-8/9 Cranking

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2016

Mechanical Locomotive EMD SD70 Electrical Control Systems – RLET 3.1 Description

This course provides advanced training on the CSX SD70MAC locomotive computer control systems as well as various subsystems of the locomotive. Instruction includes an introduction to AC locomotive theory and an in-depth study of the EM2000 computer system. Attendees will perform practical hands-on training and troubleshooting exercises to ensure that the skills learned are applicable to field service.

Prerequisites: RLET-2 Graduate or CLEP

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Mechanical Locomotive electricians and electrician apprentices, Non-Contract personnel and External customers Class Size: 8 Course Code: RLET-3.1 Course Length: 5 days Course Hours: 40 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: Mechanical Locomotive electricians and NonContract personnel CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 229 On-The-Job Training: None

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After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • • • • • •

Identify differences between and benefits of AC and DC locomotives Explain the theory of a bridge rectifier Explain the basic theory of an inverter Identify primary components of the EMD SD70 propulsion and control systems Explain and demonstrate understanding of the EMD SD70 propulsion and control systems operation Explain the function and components of the EM2000 computer system Utilize ruggedized laptop to access EM2000 computer system Identify primary components of the EMDEC fuel injection system Explain and demonstrate understanding of EMDEC fuel injection system

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o

Introduction to AC Locomotive Theory In-depth Study of the EM2000 Computer System The EMDEC Fuel Injection System and the Interoperation Relationship to the EM2000 Practical Hands-on Training Troubleshooting Exercises EMD Auxiliary Generator, Companion Alternator, Traction Alternator, and the SCR Panel Protecting People and Equipment, and DC Link Shorting EMD Hybrid Air/Electric Starting Ground Fault

COURSE CATALOG

2016

Mechanical Locomotive GE AC Locomotive Electrical Control Systems – RLET 3.2 Description

Prerequisites: RLET-3.1 Graduate or CLEP Target Audience: Mechanical Locomotive electricians and electrician apprentices, Non-Contract personnel and External customers

This course provides advanced comprehensive information on the CSX GE AC locomotive series

AC4400, the ESAH44, and both computer control systems. Instruction includes safety concepts adjunct to working on AC locomotives to include the CSX Mechanical department policies such as the Safe Job Procedures (SJP) and the System Maintenance Regulations (SMR). Attendees will receive knowledge of AC locomotive technology, including the differences between an AC and a DC, benefits of AC, inverter theory, AC motor theory, and the types of AC locomotives in the CSX fleet.

Course Objectives After completing this course attendees will be able to do the following on the CW44AC and ESAH44 locomotives: • •

Course Hours: 40

• • • • • • • •

Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on exercises

• • •

Class Size: 8 Course Code: RLET-3.2 Course Length: 5 days

Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: Mechanical Locomotive electricians and NonContract personnel CFR Reference: None On-The-Job Training: None

Interpret locomotive schematics Demonstrate an understanding of Engine Control Unit inputs and outputs, interfaces, and functions Explain the auxiliary power systems Recognize the major components of the Electronic Control System (ECS) Validate and troubleshoot ECS Identify and explain the operation of the control computer panels Identify and explain the operation of the intergrade computer panels Identify and explain the operation of the propulsion computer panels Identify and explain the operation of the electronic fuel injection computer Demonstrate an understanding of the communication process within the computercontrolled equipment Identify components and describe their function in locomotive propulsion system(s) Identify and describe the function of the components in the locomotive starting systems Identify and describe the function of the components in the locomotive ground fault detection systems

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o

o o

Auxiliary Power Systems overview and operation, excitation circuits, and battery charging explained down to the schematic circuit level ECS overview of operation, validation, and troubleshooting procedures Function of the Smart Displays, Traction Motor Controller (TMC), Propulsion System Controller (PSC), Inverter Motor Controller (IMC), and both Gate Turn-Off (GTO) Transistor and Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) type inverters will be discussed Common Control Architecture (CCA) operation, function, validation, and troubleshooting procedures Identification of all major components and the communication process

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2016

Mechanical Locomotive Dash-3 Locomotive Systems Training – RLET 4.1 Description

This course provides advanced information on the CSX Dash-3 locomotive electrical-control systems and covers Dash-3 QES-III computer control systems. Instruction includes an excellent foundation prior to enrolling in the Accuspeed/RCLII remote control locomotive training. Attendees will perform hands-on training and troubleshooting exercises with a high emphasis on safety and quality to ensure that the skills learned are applicable to field service.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Mechanical Locomotive electricians and electrician apprentices, Non-Contract personnel and External customers

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 8 Course Code: RLET-4.1

• • • • • • •

Identify primary components of the QES-III computer system Explain and demonstrate understanding of QES-III operation Identify primary components of the AESS and locomotive starting system Utilize ruggedized laptop to access QES-III computer system Identify components of the Wabtec Fast Brake electronic air brake system Explain and demonstrate understanding of the Fast Brake system operating theory Demonstrate proper troubleshooting of the QES-III system

Course Length: 5 days

Primary Topics

Course Hours: 40

This course focuses on the following topics:

Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: None CFR Reference: None On-The-Job Training: None

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o o o o o

Protecting People and Equipment QES-III Computer System AESS and Air/Electric Starting Systems QUADS Software Wabtec Fast Brake Electronic Air Brake System

COURSE CATALOG

2016

Mechanical Locomotive Accuspeed/RCL II Locomotive Remote Control Systems – RLET 4.2 Description

This course provides basic RCLII system concepts, use, and maintenance. Instruction includes an overview of remote control locomotive operations, the interaction between yard/track and locomotive installed components, and the remote control operators’ equipment. This training will provide a functional understanding of how locomotive installed equipment interacts with locomotive mechanical operating system, safety features, and communicating interface using system block diagrams. Attendees will learn how to set up the locomotive for remote operation and perform operational checks to validate the remote control equipment for safe operation. In addition, students will perform minor maintenance, troubleshoot, and repair using system schematics and additional troubleshooting materials.

Prerequisites: RLET-1 Graduate or CLEP, Basic print reading proficiency is mandatory

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Electrician apprentices, Mechanical Locomotive electricians, Pipefitters, Machinists, NonContract personnel and External customers Class Size: 8 Course Code: RCLIIAS Course Length: 5 days Course Hours: 40 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on exercises

After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • • • •

Recognize the purpose of remote control equipment Identify the FRA rules that apply to Remote Control Locomotive (RCL) operations Recognize terms and acronyms associated with remote control operations Identify the equipment used to remotely control a locomotive Become familiar with the yard and track equipment that supports remote control operations Describe the operation of the Electronic Position Detection (EPD) and GPS Explain the methods of communications used to remotely control a locomotive

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o

Overview Equipment Equipment Setup and Operation Test Hump Operations Schematics Troubleshooting

Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: Mechanical Locomotive Electrician and NonContract personnel CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 229 On-The-Job Training: None

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2016

Mechanical Locomotive Locomotive Fuel Tank Repair Description

This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to safely repair locomotive fuel tanks. Attendees will experience classroom instruction, simulations, hands-on field exercises and demonstrations.

Prerequisites: Qualified to perform welding repairs

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Employees involved in the repair or supervision of repairs made to locomotive fuel tanks Class Size: 6 Course Code: mlftrec5 Course Hours: 8 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction, simulations, hands-on field exercises and demonstrations Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: All Mechanical department employees responsible for locomotive fuel tank repairs CFR Reference: 29 CFR § 1910 On-The-Job Training: None

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After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • • • • •

Evaluate damage to fuel tanks prior to repair Determine appropriate repair procedures prior to performing work Determine that equipment is calibrated to standards Demonstrate comprehension of the steps associated with the fuel elimination procedure Demonstrate the procedure for nitrogen inertion Perform repairs to established CSX standards Perform post-repair inspections Accurately complete documentation of fuel tank repairs

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o

Safety procedures Equipment inspection and calibration Proper setup and use of equipment and tools Documentation of fuel tank repairs

COURSE CATALOG

2016

Mechanical Locomotive Locomotive Skill Craft – RSAT 1.0 Description

This course provides basic knowledge and skills to maintain and troubleshoot the locomotive mechanical systems on the SD40-2 EMD locomotive. Instruction includes system components, system operation, system tests, troubleshooting, and FRA/CSX Mechanical Locomotives Standards and “Best Practices” required for proper maintenance, inspection and repair, and the 26L/30CDW air brake system. Attendees will be able to identify components of the 26L/30CDW air brake system, state the function of air pipes by pipe number, identify air brake circuits using a piping diagram as well as locate and apply the correct FRA regulations.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Target Audience: New Hire Mechanical Locomotive machinists and Sheet Metal workers and apprentice candidates

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 12

• • • •

Course Code: RSAT-1 Course Length: 2 weeks Course Hours: 80 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations

Identify components of the 26L air brake system Identify and state the function of air pipes by pipe number Identify and state the functions of all components of the 645 diesel engine support systems Locate and apply correct FRA regulation number of the following: o Safety Devices o Glazing o Locomotive Inspection o Safety Appliances o Locomotive Air Brakes o Cab Signal Systems

Primary Topics This course covers the following topics: o o o o

EMD SD40-2 and 645 Engine System Components, System Operation, and System Tests FRA/CSX Mechanical Locomotives Standards and “Best Practices” 26L Air Brake System Basic Locomotive Inspections

Requirement For: New Hire Mechanical Locomotive machinists and Sheet Metal workers and apprentice candidates CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 218, § 223, § 229, § 231, § 232, § 236 On-The-Job Training: None

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2016

Mechanical Manager Training Composite Manager Training Description

This course provides instruction for front-line supervisors assigned to the CSX Mechanical department. Instruction includes technical training designed to familiarize current Car Department managers with roles, tasks, and system applications associated with the Locomotive Department. Instruction also includes technical training designed to familiarize current Locomotive Department managers with roles, tasks, and system applications associated with the Car Department.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Target Audience: New Hire Mechanical Locomotive machinists and Sheet Metal workers and apprentice candidates

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 12 Course Code: RSAT-1 Course Length: 2 weeks Course Hours: 80 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: New Hire Mechanical Locomotive machinists and Sheet Metal workers and apprentice candidates CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 218, § 223, § 229, § 231, § 232, § 236 On-The-Job Training: None

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Identify freight car components and their defects Perform a Class I brake test Utilize various computer applications within Mechanical Department Utilize Yard Enterprise System (YES)/Network Operations Workstation (NOW) systems Explain brake test requirements Outline brake test procedures Identify the brake test completion reporting procedures Demonstrate the correct use of tools while inspecting rail cars in a train yard Input train inspection results into the MTI Identify common defects that lead to FRA exceptions Identify locomotive models in the CSX fleet Identify locomotive major components and explain the functions Identify major components and explain the functions of an APU Perform inbound service and outbound inspection of a locomotive consist Perform a locomotive movement exercise to include coupling and uncoupling, securing a consist, and performing locomotive air brake tests

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o o o o o

Freight Car Overview FRA Regulations Power Brake Law Locomotive Fleet Overview Train Accident Prevention Locomotive Service Center Operations YES / NOW Systems Introduction to AAR Locomotive FRA Introduction Locomotive Movement Derailment Files MTI, Domino, CMOR Use of AAR Field Manual

COURSE CATALOG

2016

Transportation Conductor Conductor – Refresher Description

This course provides basic refresh instruction on the work tasks and skills of a railroad conductor. Instruction includes Safety, Communication, Protecting People and Equipment, Speed Rules, Train Movement, Switching, Air Brake and Train Handling, and Hazardous Materials. Field exercises include competencies test, riding tank car and auto rack, doubling cars, spotting cars, and a Class I Air Brake Test. Attendees will participate in classroom lectures, video presentations, and hands-on demonstration and practice.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Conductors

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 5 (maximum per instructor) Course Code: 20144day Course Length: 5 days Course Hours: 40 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: Current employees that have been off from work for an extended period of time CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 242

• • • • • • • •

Identify and explain the leading causes of accidents and injuries Communicate effectively using radios and hand signals Safely conduct basic switching activities Demonstrate the “best practice” procedures Identify any recent rule changes/updates and be able to comply with any new requirements Safely mount, dismount, and ride rail equipment Demonstrate rule comprehension by passing a 50-question test with at least 85% accuracy Review and demonstrate how to perform effective job and safety briefings

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o

Safety: Safety rules, policies, and programs Switching and Train Building: Switching logic and switching rules Protecting People and Equipment: Forms of protection and operating rules Train Speeds and Signal Rules: Speed restrictions, signs, and signal systems Switch Position Training Train Movement: Main track authorities and operating rules Air Brake and Train Handling (ABTH): Air brake inspection and tests Hazardous Material: Inspecting, switching, and transporting Field Competencies: Mounting, dismounting, and riding equipment, and doubling and spotting cars

On-The-Job Training: Not offered at REDI

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2016

Transportation Conductor Conductor Technical Training Description

This course provides basic instruction on the work tasks and skills of a railroad conductor. Instruction includes instructor-led training and academic requirements to include quizzes, weekly exams, Final Exam, Signals Test, and Field Competencies. Field training includes field competencies, moving equipment, and yard operation exercises. Students must maintain a combined average of 85% on quizzes and weekly exams, achieve 100% on the signals test, 85% on the Final Exam and successfully complete the field training competencies. Attendees will participate in classroom lectures, video presentations, and hands-on demonstration and practice.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Conductor Trainees

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 15 Course Code: CON222TRA Course Length: 20 days (4 weeks) Course Hours: 160 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: Conductor Certification CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 215, § 218, § 219, § 220, § 221, § 222, § 227, § 228, § 229, § 232, § 234, § 238, § 239, § 242 On-The-Job Training: Not offered at REDI

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Locate, understand, and comply with required rules Safely move around rail equipment in a rail yard Safely demonstrate required physical competencies Communicate effectively using both hand signals and radios Perform required air brake tests Demonstrate effective switching and route awareness techniques Recognize and identify signal aspects and indications Acquire and interpret required railroad documentation

Railroad Basics: Yard overview, track components, and equipment overview Safety: Safety rules, policies, and programs Basic Operating Procedures: Operating rules, general rules, and train crew responsibilities Railroad Communication Train Speeds and Signal Rules: Speed restrictions, signs, and signal systems Train Movement: Flag protection, timetables, bulletins, and main track movements Switching and Train Building: Switching logic, rail car markings, and switching rules Hazardous Materials: Properly transporting hazardous materials, rail security, and hazardous material awareness Equipment Handling: Inspecting and handling railroad rolling equipment, train documentation, and equipment restrictions ABTH: Perform air brake inspections and tests Protecting People and Equipment: Forms of protections and operating rules Field Competency Training: Basic tasks performed by conductors, doubling, kicking and spotting cars, radio and hand signal communication, and practical application of classroom learning Required assessments

COURSE CATALOG

2016

Transportation Remote Control Operator (RCO) Remote Control Operator (RCO) Description

This course provides basic knowledge of the tasks and skills of an RCO. Instruction includes classroom and hands-on field training covering locomotive management, train air brake systems, RCO equipment familiarization, OCU setup and testing, RCO operation, troubleshooting, and positive stop protection (PSP). Instruction includes field exercises performing calendar day inspections, inspecting remote control equipment, performing brake tests, and operating locomotives. Attendees will participate in classroom lectures, video presentations, and hands-on demonstration and practice.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Conductors

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 6 (maximum per instructor) Course Code: Course Length: 8-14 days Course Hours: 80 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment : Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: Employees desiring to obtain an RCO certification CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 172, § 218, § 229, § 232, § 242 On-The-Job Training: 40 hours offered at REDI or Painesville, OH

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Describe how the remote control system works Set up and test the RCO system Explain how to perform air brake inspections and tests Conduct troubleshooting procedures Identify any recent rule changes/updates and be able to comply with any new requirements Initiate movement, handle wheel slips, and lift faults Perform all required safety tests Demonstrate rule comprehension by passing a 100-question test with at least 85% accuracy Review and demonstrate how to perform effective job and safety briefings Operate either the BELTPAK or RCL-II RCO system

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o

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Safety: Safety rules, policies, and programs Train Air Brake Systems: Inspection and tests, cycle braking protection, full service reductions, charging of brake pipe, and recovering from penalty applications and handling emergency situations Protecting People and Equipment RCO Equipment Familiarization OCU Setup and Testing RCO Communications RCO Locomotive Management Locomotive Operations Operation of the PSP system (PSP transponder versus RCO responsibility) Troubleshooting

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COURSE CATALOG

2016

Transportation Remote Control Operator (RCO) Designated Supervisor of Remote Control Operations (DSRCO) Description

This course provides basic knowledge of the tasks and skills of a DSRCO. Instruction includes classroom and hands-on field training covering locomotive management, train air brake systems, RCO familiarization, OCU setup and testing, RCO operation, troubleshooting, and positive stop protection (PSP). Field exercises include performing calendar day inspections, inspecting remote control equipment, performing brake tests, and operating locomotives. Attendees will participate in classroom lectures, video presentations, and hands-on demonstration and practice.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Conductors

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 6 (maximum per instructor) Course Code: Course Length: 8-14 days Course Hours: 80 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: Management employees assigned to supervise RCO operators CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 172, § 218, § 229, § 232, § 242 On-The-Job Training: 40 hours offered at REDI or Painesville, OH

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Perform annual and recertification evaluation rides as required by 49 CFR, part 240 Perform the mechanics of instruction during an evaluated teaching session Identify and perform all tasks required for administration and planning of RCO Training Teach locomotive familiarization, setup and testing for the RCO system Teach how to perform air brake inspection and tests Teach troubleshooting procedures Identify any recent rule changes/updates and be able to comply with any new requirements Perform a good review of the Operating Rules Study Guide Teach Hump, PSP, RCO rules Teach and evaluate RCO simulator instruction Demonstrate rule comprehension by passing a 100-question test with at least 95% accuracy

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o

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Adult Learning Concepts Basics of Instructing Proctoring Tests Safety: Safety rules, policies, and programs Train Air Brake Systems: Inspection and tests, cycle braking protection, full service reductions, charging of brake pipe, and recovering from penalty applications and handling emergency situations Protecting People and Equipment RCO Equipment Familiarization OCU Setup and Testing RCO Communications RCO Locomotive Management Locomotive Operations Operation of PSP System Troubleshooting

COURSE CATALOG

2016

Transportation Remote Control Operator (RCO) Designated Trainer of Remote Control Operators (DTRCO) Description

This course provides basic knowledge of the tasks and skills of a DTRCO. Instruction includes classroom and hands-on field training covering locomotive management, train air brake systems, RCO familiarization, OCU setup and testing, RCO operation, troubleshooting, and PSP. Instruction includes field exercises performing calendar day inspections, inspecting remote control equipment, performing brake tests, and operating locomotives. Attendees will participate in classroom lectures, video presentations, and hands-on demonstration and practice.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Conductors

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 6 (maximum per Training Instructor) Course Code: Course Length: 4 days Course Hours: 32 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: Contract Employees assigned to train Remote Control Operators CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 172, § 218, § 229, § 232, § 242 On-The-Job Training: N/A

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Perform annual evaluation rides as required by FRA 240 Perform the mechanics of instruction during an evaluated teaching session Identify and perform all tasks required for Administration and Planning of RCO Training Teach locomotive familiarization, setup, and testing for the RCO system Teach how to perform air brake inspection and tests Teach troubleshooting procedures Identify any recent rule changes/updates and be able to comply with any new requirements Perform a good review of the Operating Rules Study Guide Teach Hump, PSP, RCO rules Teach and evaluate RCO simulator instruction Demonstrate rule comprehension by passing a 100-question test with at least 95% accuracy

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o

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Adult Learning Concepts Basics of Instructing Proctoring Tests Safety: Safety rules, policies, and programs Train Air Brake Systems: Inspection and tests, cycle braking protection, full service reductions, charging of brake pipe, and recovering from penalty applications and handling emergency situations Protecting People and Equipment RCO Equipment Familiarization OCU Setup and Testing RCO Communications RCO Locomotive Management Locomotive Operations Operation of the PSP system: PSP components and PSP transponder versus RCO responsibility Troubleshooting

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COURSE CATALOG

2016

Transportation Locomotive Engineer Locomotive Engineer Training (LET) Description

This course provides basic tasks and skills of a Locomotive Engineer. Instruction includes training on signals and their use, components of the locomotive, different types of locomotives, calendar day inspections, and train handling procedures. Attendees will participate in classroom instruction, field training at the REDI yard, and use of the air brake simulation equipment, as well as extensive training on the locomotive simulators.

Prerequisites: (CSX) Must be a Qualified Conductor

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Conductors and Locomotive Engineers Class Size: 24 maximum Course Code: REDILET Course Length: 20 days Course Hours: 160 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Testing and competency evaluations Requirement For: All CSXT locomotive engineers to successfully pass for certification or recertification CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 172, § 218, § 219, § 220, § 221, § 222, § 227, § 228, § 229, § 232, § 234, § 236, § 240 On-The-Job Training: The trainee in phase two must accumulate 240 hours of throttle time (operating controls) and the designated number of miles for qualifying on their territory

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After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • • • • • • • •

Name and identify each signal of the respective territory over which they traverse Identify the certification requirements to receive and maintain locomotive certification Perform calendar day inspections on locomotive engines Identify the main components of a locomotive engine Identify the differences between GE and EMD locomotives Locate, identify, and reset protective devices on a locomotive if conditions permit Perform the functions required to complete applicable brake test Calculate powered axles and dynamic brake axle values Identify equipment handling restrictions Properly start and stop a locomotive, consist, or train Demonstrate an understanding of the proper use of the locomotive air brake system

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

Signal Aspects and Their Meaning Locomotive Engine Design De-certification Events Identifying Non-complying Conditions General Electric (GE) Locomotives Electromotive Division (EMD) of General Motors Engines Protective Devices and Their Functions Performing Proper Brake Test Powered and Dynamic Brake Axles Equipment Handling Engine Startup Engine Shutdown Train Handling Locomotive Air Brakes

COURSE CATALOG

2016

Transportation Train Dispatcher Train Dispatcher Description

This course provides basic fundamentals of Train Dispatching, Operating Rules, Computer Aided Dispatching System (CADS), and train dispatcher procedures. Instruction includes training on the hierarchy of dispatching, radio waybills, Form EC-1, the signal system, track warrants, and movement of trains. Attendees will participate in classroom lectures, video presentations, hands-on demonstrations and practice utilizing real scenarios.

Prerequisites: First Aid (CBT)

Course Objectives

Target Audience: New Hire Train Dispatchers

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 16 Course Code: RDISP1 Course Length: 10 weeks (50 days) Course Hours: 400 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on exercises Course Method of Assessment: Quizzes, tests, scenarios, and competency evaluations Requirement For: Train Dispatcher trainee CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 214, § 217, § 218, § 219, § 220, § 221, § 222, § 224, § 228, § 229, § 232 § 234, § 236, § 239 § 241, § 243, § 288

On-The-Job Training: 18 weeks at Dispatch Center

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State the hierarchy of instruction/documents when such conflict Identify the basic types of cars and locomotives, as well as their components and parts Briefly explain the air brake system Describe train identifications, train profiles, or schedules Explain the process of “calling trains” Describe the train movement records kept by the train dispatcher List and explain train dispatcher duties, responsibilities, and behavioral regulations Explain the responsibilities of train crews and the dispatcher’s role in working with crews Demonstrate the proper procedures when using verbal communications Demonstrate the proper procedures for transmitting a Mandatory Directive/Radio Waybill/Form EC-1 Define and give a brief description and explanation of the various wayside signs Create dispatcher messages using the various CADS functions, matching the correct dispatcher message form to the applicable situations/scenario Describe the purpose of the train sheet and list 11 FRA required items Enter into tracking, move, or delete Yard train IDs Explain the use of the Dispatcher Bulletin Addresses database Explain the use of dispatcher bulletins and release forms and the dispatcher’s role in sending bulletins and release forms Describe the Controlled Point (CP) and Track Circuit (TC) Method of Operation Become familiar with the General Signal Rules and how they apply to the dispatcher Define the Track Warrant Control Non-Signaled (TWC-D) Method of Operation Define the Current of Traffic (COT) Method of Operation and protection requirements for movements against COT Demonstrate the proper reporting of delays for trains Describe the Engineering department’s responsibilities in performing on-track maintenance

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COURSE CATALOG

2016

Transportation Train Dispatcher Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o o

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Dispatching Desk/Console Designation FRA/CFR Compliance Train Movement Rules and Responsibilities Train Crew Rules and Responsibilities Radio Rules and Procedures Train Emergency Procedures CADS Blocking Devices Signal, Switch, and Speed Rules Protection Rules Incident Recording and Reporting

COURSE CATALOG

2016

Transportation Yardmaster Yardmaster Description

This course provides basic computer skills and knowledge needed to perform the daily functions of a yardmaster. Instruction includes training on safety, managing yards, service metrics, and leadership skills. Attendees will participate in classroom lectures, video presentations, and hands-on demonstrations and practice.

Prerequisites: Conductor Training and/or Locomotive Engineer Training

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Yardmaster Trainees Class Size: 15 Course Code: YARTRAPRO Course Length: 4 weeks Course Hours: 120 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction, computer-based training, and hands-on exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests, quizzes, and competency evaluations Requirement For: Employees selected to be a yardmaster CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 172, § 218, § 219, § 220, § 221, § 228, § 232 On-The-Job Training: 23 days per desk of onthe-job training for each position

After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • • • • • • •

Explain how to effectively supervise yard operations List the characteristics of an effective Yardmaster List the characteristics of a Yardmaster’s environment Demonstrate knowledge of companywide service metrics Demonstrate effective use of Yard Enterprise System (YES) to manipulate the data in the Terminal Yard Management System and various other databases Demonstrate effective use of Network Operations Workstation (NOW) to provide real-time situational analysis of railroad operations Describe the features of the Web-Browser Interface Demonstrate operational use of Microsoft Office products to effectively facilitate the communication of railroad data Become familiar with Streamlined Time and Attendance Reporting System (STARS)

Primary Topics This course covers safety and rules training associated with yardmaster duties, including extensive Transportation Emergency Response Plan (TERP) training. Additionally, it covers basic mainframe navigation, YES and NOW functionality associated with yardmaster duties, Universal Machine Language Equipment Register (UMLER), and Industrial Inventory Demurrage System (IIDS). It also explores how a Yardmaster affects CSX service measurements. Other subjects covered include: o o o o

Leadership training designed to teach the desired professional traits and skills needed to perform yardmaster duties Crew Balancing Tool Web Browser Interface Unit Train Management System

Apprenticeship Requirements: Effective January 1, 2007: Each newly selected full-time or substitute Yardmaster will be required to attend Yardmaster training in Atlanta. Each student will be required to pass three tests, scoring an 85% cumulative GPA. Each student must pass the operating Book of Rules exam prior to working a Yardmaster position alone and must meet with his or her supervisor for permission to transition from training to working alone. Probation period will end after a Yardmaster has worked 60 days alone and without a trainer.

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COURSE CATALOG

2016

Welding Track Thermite Welding Description

This course provides basic knowledge of work tasks and skills of a welder responsible for track thermite welding. Instruction includes both classroom lecture and hands-on field exercises. Attendees will complete three types of track thermite welds— 1" straight weld, 1" compromise weld, and 2 ¾" wide gap weld.

Prerequisites: Previous track welding experience is highly recommended

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Welding Foreman, Welder, and Welder Helper Class Size: 4 maximum Course Code: RETTHW Course Length: 4 days Course Hours: 32 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Competency evaluation Requirement For: Track Welding Certification CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 213, & 29 CFR § 1910 On-The-Job Training: None

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After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • •

Identify the parts and components required for placing a field weld Identify the required procedures for completing a field weld Complete three types of welds— 1" straight weld, 1" compromise weld, and 2 ¾" wide gap weld

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics:

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Thermite Introduction Field Weld General Rules Safety and PPE Tools and Support Equipment Rail End Preparation Rail Alignment Molds and Preparation Mold Setup Pre-Heating the Mold Crucible Setup Crucible Light Off Tear Down and Shearing

COURSE CATALOG

2016

Welding Track Frog/Switch Welding Description

This course provides basic skills to perform successful frog and switch welding. Instruction includes both classroom instruction and field exercises. Attendees will be able to identify different types of switches and frogs, and determine the correct repair and welding procedures necessary to restore or improve their service.

Prerequisites: Previous track welding experience is highly recommended

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Track Welders Class Size: 7 (maximum per instructor) Course Code: RETFSW

After completing this course attendees will be able to: • • • •

Course Length: 4.5 days Course Hours: 36 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Competency evaluation Requirement For: None CFR Reference: 49 CFR § 213, & 29 CFR § 1910 On-The-Job Training: None

Perform proper techniques and procedures to identify the different types of switches Correct switch defects through use of proper welding techniques Identify the welding/burning safety precautions associated with Manganese (Mg) rail frogs  Operate appropriate safety equipment (blowers, respirators, etc.)  Set up proper fire extinguisher and fire zones Demonstrate proper repair techniques for manganese frogs and self-guarded frogs  Identify repair techniques  Identify correct tools and gear needed for frog repairs  Identify temperature control during frog buildup  Identify reasons for frog repairs  Identify measurements prior to frog repair work  Identify welding supplies for frog repair work  Demonstrate repair techniques on a manganese frog and/or self-guarded frogs

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o o

Torch Safety and Setup Air Arc Gouging Grinding of Frogs and Switch Points Welding of Frogs and Switch Points Frog Overview Rail-Bound Manganese (RBM) Frogs General Frog Information RBM Frog Welding Procedures Self-Guarded Manganese Frog Welding Procedures Spring Frog Welding Procedures

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COURSE CATALOG

2016

Welding Welding Qualification Description

Basic Welding Level I: This course provides basic classroom lectures to familiarize the student with welding safety, terminology, electrode classification, processes, shop guidelines, and welding shop orientation along with welding simulation practice and hands-on welding. Attendees will practice welding beads beginning with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) (stick) in the flat position.* Basic Welding Level II: This course provides basic hands-on activities that allow the student to continue to improve their welding skills and attempt to pass a qualification test. The instructor will evaluate the student daily and determine when they have acquired the necessary skills to progress to the next project or qualification test. Attendees will have the opportunity to complete any or all of the available qualifications: SMAW 2G, 3G, 4G, and Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) 2G, 3G, and 4G. (To attend the Basic Welding II course student must first complete the one-week Basic Welding Level 1.)* *Each level course above has a 5 day curriculum and can be delivered separately if needed.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Mechanical, Engineering and External customers

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 16 Course Code: RWQC14 Course Length: 10 days Course Hours: 80 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction, simulations, and handson projects Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: New Hire Carmen, boilermakers, and Welder specialists CFR Requirements: 29 CFR § 1910 On-The-Job Training: None

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Identify the hazards associated with welding operations Describe the SMAW process Identify electric arc welding equipment used in SMAW Label the components of an electrode Describe the polarities used during electric arc welding Match weld bead terms to their definitions Identify common weld defects and the causes Describe the FCAW process Identify electric arc welding equipment used in FCAW Demonstrate how to produce quality welds using the SMAW technique Demonstrate how to produce quality welds using the FCAW technique

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o o o

Welding Safety SMAW Electrode Classification Welding Basics Welding Terminology Welding Discontinuities Electrode Care Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) FCAW Welding Testing and Shop Guidelines Testing Guidelines

COURSE CATALOG

2016

Welding Welding Mentor Description

This course provides basic classroom lecture to familiarize the Welding Mentor with welding safety, terminology, visual acceptance criteria, welding station setup, proper test plate setup, and qualification record maintenance. Attendees will also experience hands-on instruction, take the necessary welding tests to become a mentor, prepare test plates for bend test and present welding demonstrations to class. The objective of this program is to establish and maintain a quality welding qualification program and provide required documentation of welders’ qualifications.

Prerequisites: Qualified Welder

Course Objectives

Target Audience: Mechanical, Engineering and External Customers

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

Class Size: 16 Course Code: WMQC13 Course Length: 10 days

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Course Hours: 80 Course Method of Delivery: Classroom instruction and hands-on field exercises Course Method of Assessment: Tests and competency evaluations Requirement For: Employees serving as Welding Mentors CFR Reference: 29 CFR § 1910 On-The-Job Training: None

Maintain an approved welding qualification program Provide continued welding training to employees Complete required reports Demonstrate ability to administer welding tests in accordance with current AWS Code D-15.1 (Railroad Welding Specification) Provide visual acceptance criteria for a quality weld and be able to convey this to their peers Provide documentation of each welder and provide qualification levels (e.g., SMAW/FCAW 2G, 3G, and 4G) in accordance with current AWS Code D-15.1 (Railroad Welding Specification)

Primary Topics This course focuses on the following topics: o o o o o o o o o o

Welding Safety Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) Electrode Classification Electrode Storage Welding Terminology Welding Discontinuities Testing Guidelines Welding Documentation Record Maintenance

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