Examination Of Trains:
Rolling In Examination:
There are certain types of defects in rolling stock which can only be detected during the movement of the train. To detect such type of defects, rolling in the examination is adopted. This examination is carried out on all pass through trains and terminating trains. To carry out Rolling in the examination, C & W staff and supervisor will take a position on both sides of platform/line in which train is being received.
During examination following defects are detected:
Unusual sound due to flat faces on the tyre of the wheel in any vehicle of the train. Whistling sound from bearing, if unattended that can lead to the hot box. Hanging part or loose fitting on the vehicle. Any Spring was broken. Brake binding on any vehicle. Any component of spring suspension like bracket loses/broken etc. Any abnormal behaviors of the vehicle during run any other defects which can affect the safety of the train.
Rolling Out Examination:
The procedure of conducting Rolling out examination is similar to rolling in an examination. Supervisor and staff will take the position for conducting examination ahead of the engine and ensure that the brakes of all vehicles are in released condition and any other defect that can be noticed like in Rolling in the examination and could have leftover during the previous examination and can hamper the safety of the train.
Sr.DME/ DME in charge shall nominate the location for carrying out Rolling in/ Rolling out examination after personal inspection of the site. While nominating the site following should be kept in view.
The site shall provide the unobstructed view of under gear from both sides. The speed of the train shall not be more than 30 Kmph, the track should not have any rail joints at the location, It should cover the entire length of the train, Should have adequate space for arrangement of shelter for staff.
It should be ensured that proper lighting arrangement is provided on both the sides of the track at nominated spots for examination of under gear parts during the night. Focusing on lights shall be done by keeping a coach on the line and adjusting the angle of light to illuminate under gear and bogie.