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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)

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

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

Course 1, 2, and 3: April 2013 -  May 2023. 

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.