Items to be checked by Guard and Drivers:
  • Rake integrity is not disturbed by more than 4VUs (8 W-wagons) & 5

VUs for BLC/BLL: Only intensively examined wagons given fitness by

  • Train Examining staff are attached. (10 wagons in case of 4 wheeler wagons)
  • All CBCs and Air Hoses are properly coupled and locked.
  • All the Angle Cocks are in open condition.
  • The rearmost Angle Cock of the last wagon is the closed condition.
  •  Empty/load device handle is in the proper position.
  • There is no loose fittings/hanging parts like springs push-pull rod, Brake Beam, Safety brackets, Brake blocks etc.which may endanger safe running of the train.
  •  Hand Brakes are released.
  •  Doors of wagons are closed and locked/secured.
  • Any other abnormally noticed and necessary action taken.
  • Special attention should be given to axle box cover plate, pull rod, Control Rod, SAB, Handbrake wheel rod, Handbrake connecting lever, Lever
  • Guard and Driver shall prepare a memo jointly on a plain sheet in triplicate indicating the brake power and deficiency if any in the proforma given below and append their signatures.
  • Guard should then obtain SM/YM’s endorsement on two copies of the joint memo and handover the third copy for SM/YM’s record.
  • SM/YM will inform the Section Control after making the endorsement of the joint memo and obtain clearance for the train to move.
  • Check & confirm of requisite brake pipe pressure & continuity through VHF/Whistle code before starting the train.
  • The Driver should conduct ‘brake feel’ test at the first available opportunity and satisfy himself about the adequacy of brake power and safety of the train.
Annexure ‘II’ :
Proforma for Joint Check by the Driver and Guard:
  •  Date
  •  Train No. & Loco No.
  •  Time. Locomotive Attached
  • 4Checked from (time) To–
  •  BPC NO, Date & Station & whether valid
  •  BP Pressure In Loco & B/Van
  •  %age Brake power available (No. of operative cyl/Total No. of cyl.x100%)
  • Loaded/Unloaded/Tippled at
  •  Total Loads
  •  Any attachment/detachment

Signature of Driver Signature of Guard

Driver’s Name & HQ….. Guards name & HQ……

Signature of SM/YM


Note: About one hour time may be required to carry out a proper GDR check. Hence the booking of GDR may be planned accordingly.

Annexure III
  • Procedure for the GDR check
  • Check the BP hoses of Loco and train formation is properly coupled and their Angle cocks are in open position.
  • Check validity of the available BPC.
  • Create 5.0 kg/cm2 pressure in the BP system.
  • After 5.0 kg/cm2 BP is created in Loco, the driver will inform the Guard through Walkie-talkie or by some means and the Guard will proceed towards the Loco by cross-checking the wagon numbers tallying them with the vehicle guidance and BPC.
  • On arrival of the Guard at Loco, the Guard on one side and the Driver on the other side of the formation will proceed towards brake van for checking the following items.
  • BP hoses between the wagons are properly coupled and their Angle cocks are opened except the rear end of the Last vehicle.
  • The isolation cocks of all the DVs are in the service position.
  • CBCs are properly closed and their Operating handles are not lifted and the locks are seating properly.
  • Check for any loose-fitting/hanging parts like push-pull rod, Brake Beam,
  • Safety brackets, Brake blocks etc, which may endanger safe running of the train.
  • Check the Hand brakes are released.
  • Check for the Load/Empty in proper position i.e. On indicator plate the handle is in yellow color on left side for Empty and black color on the right side for Loaded.
  • Check for any brake blocks jam and if any release the same.
  • Confirm the BP gauge is coupled in Guards Brake van.
  • The Guard after confirming sufficient level of BP, (i.e.. 4.8 kg/cm2 for up to 56 vehicles and 4.7 kg/cm2 for more than 56 vehicles) is available as shown in the Gauge provided in B/V, will destroy the pressure for 30 seconds and confirm that the brakes are getting applied in first four wagons from BV.
  • He will then countersign in the back side of the BPC for the continuity of BP in the train.
  • Driver and guard will then prepare a memo jointly on a plain paper as per
  • Annexure’ and follow the procedure prescribed.
  • Driver and Guard will check continuity of the Brake pipe pressure and confirm through VHF/Whistle code.
  • The driver will back his train with a little jerk for two or three wagon length for locking the lifted CBC lock pieces if any, in accordance with Guards guidance for the space in rear of his Brake van.
  • The Driver will back the brake power of his train at the first opportunity, and regulate the speed of the train accordingly.