Transportation Learning Center | Evaluated Learning Experience
1. Introduction and Overview to Train Stops (103)
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.
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.
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.