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CODE: 910.382-010Buy the DOT:Download
TITLE(s): CAR-RETARDER OPERATOR (r.r. trans.) alternate titles: railroad-car retarder operator;

retarder operator Controls track switches and car-retarder system from elevated tower to route and regulate speed of freight cars entering railroad classification yard and couple them to make up trains: Reads switching orders to ascertain routing of cars. Ascertains from YARD ENGINEER (r.r. trans.) number of car to be shunted over hump (rise in yard) into classification yard and compares number with switching orders to determine track to which car should be routed. Observes lights on panelboard that indicate if track switches are open or closed. Notifies YARD ENGINEER (r.r. trans.) when to shunt car and presses button on panelboard that throws track switch to route car onto designated track. Observes car as it coasts down decline of hump and presses button on panelboard that activates retarder (braking device) to reduce speed of car as it reaches end of track or car to which it is to be coupled.
GOE: 05.12.05 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77
ONET CROSSWALK: 97399B Railroad Control Tower Switching and Car Retarding Operators

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CODE: 910.382-010 Buy the DOT:Download TITLE(s): CAR-RETARDER OPERATOR (r.r. trans.) alternate titles: railroad-car retarder operator;

retarder operator Controls track switches and car-retarder system from elevated tower to route and regulate speed of freight cars entering railroad classification yard and couple them to make up trains: Reads switching orders to ascertain routing of cars. Ascertains from YARD ENGINEER (r.r. trans.) number of car to be shunted over hump (rise in yard) into classification yard and compares number with switching orders to determine track to which car should be routed. Observes lights on panelboard that indicate if track switches are open or closed. Notifies YARD ENGINEER (r.r. trans.) when to shunt car and presses button on panelboard that throws track switch to route car onto designated track. Observes car as it coasts down decline of hump and presses button on panelboard that activates retarder (braking device) to reduce speed of car as it reaches end of track or car to which it is to be coupled.
GOE: 05.12.05 STRENGTH: S GED: R3 M2 L3 SVP: 5 DLU: 77
ONET CROSSWALK: 97399B Railroad Control Tower Switching and Car Retarding Operators


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