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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Transportation Learning Center | Evaluated Learning Experience

1. Introduction and Overview to Train Stops (103)

2. Inspection and Maintenance of Train Stops (203)
3. Troubleshooting Train Stops (303)

Transportation Learning Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, and approved locations.


Course 1, 2 and 3 (combined):  44 hours.


Course 1, 2, and 3: April 2013 -  Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Course 1, 2 and 3: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe principles of operation and purpose of train stops; differentiate between pneumatic and electric train stops; identify and describe types of train stops; identify and describe the purpose of a dragging equipment detector (DED) trip vane device; and inspect and maintain train stops. 


Course 1, 2 and 3: Instruction is offered via classroom through use of study guides, required and supplemental readings, quizzes, lab, required interaction with instructor, and final exams. Topics include: train stops, pneumatic and electric train stops, dragging equipment detector trip vane device, and inspection and maintenance of train stops.

Credit recommendation: 

Course 1, 2 and 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Railroad Operations, Railroad Electronics, Railroad Engineering, Transportation Management, and Mechanical Systems (5/18). NOTE: Course 1, 2 and 3 must all be completed to receive credit.