Learn the basics of start-up, stopping and passenger door operations using a Class 33 diesel-electric locomotive.
- CLIMB ABOARD: Enter the Cab through the door in front indicated.
- BATTERY ISOLATION SWITCH (B.I.S.): Set the Battery Isolation Switch to CLOSED
- SIT IN SEAT: Sit in the Driver's seat of the locomotive
- MASTER KEY: Set the Master Key to ON
- REVERSER: Set the Reverser to ENGINE ONLY
- ENGINE START: Press the Engine Start button
- DRIVER'S BRAKE: Set the Driver's Brake to RUNNING
- BRAKE SYSTEM: Wait for the Brake System to charge...
- DRIVER'S BRAKE: Set the Driver's Brake to around 20%
- REVERSER: Set the Reverser to FORWARD
- FRONT HEADLIGHTS: Set the Front Headlights to ON and the Marker Lights to WHITE
- PASSENGER DOORS: Unlock the Right side doors to commence passenger boarding
- LOAD PASSENGERS
- PASSENGER DOORS: Lock the Right side doors to commence
- RELEASE BRAKES: Release the indicated brakes
- THROTTLE: Increase the Throttle to apply power
- REACH SPEED: Reach a speed of around 10 MPH (16 KPH)
- THROTTLE: Set the Throttle to OFF
- MANAGE SPEED: Use the Throttle and Brake to manage your speed
- DRIVER'S BRAKE: Set the Driver's Brake to INITIAL APPLICATION
- STOP LOCOMOTIVE: Bring the Locomotive to a complete stop
- Welcome to this Class 33 Diesel Electric locomotive in British Rail Green livery. This brief introduction will go through start-up, stopping and passenger door operations.
- A lot of time will be spent in the locomotive cab so climb aboard and get started.
- When ready, sit in the Driver's seat.
- The Master Key is used to activate the control desk.
- The locomotive is now ready to be started
- Release the brakes and allow the system to charge
- Use the Reverser to set the direction of travel
- Headlights are used to inform others around that this train is active
- Give a quick glance of the platform to ensure all is safe, then unlock the doors
- Boarding is now complete, set the doors to locked
- With the start up procedure complete release the Parking brake.
- Increase the throttle to start moving. Do not apply too much power too quickly. It's important to provide a smooth ride for passengers
- Coasting is used to maintain a constant speed and be fuel efficient. Climbing or falling grades can affect this however, so always be vigilant of speed.
- It's time to bring the locomotive to a gentle stop. Be careful not to apply too much braking force too quickly.
- Good work. That is the basics covered. A manual can also be obtained that provides more detail about the full functionality of this locomotive.
|BR Class 33|
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