Description[edit | edit source]

Learn the basics of start-up, stopping and passenger door operations using a DB BR 146.2 electric locomotive.

Objectives[edit | edit source]

  • CLIMB ABOARD: Enter the cab through the door in front indicated
  • BATTERY: Hold the Battery Switch in the 'ON' position for 5 seconds
  • PANTOGRAPH SELECTOR: Set the Pantograph Selector to AUTO
  • SIGNAL LIGHTS: Set the Signal Lights to HEADLIGHTS
  • DRIVER'S SEAT: Sit in the drivers seat of the locomotive
  • MASTER SWITCH: Set the Master Switch to NEUTRAL
  • MASTER & INSTRUMENT LIGHTS: Set the Master & Instrument Lights to ON
  • HEADLIGHTS: Set the Headlights to REDUCED
  • BRAKE SYSTEM: Wait for the Brake System to charge...
  • PANTOGRAPH: Set the Pantograph control to RAISE
  • MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER (MCB): Close the Main Circuit Breaker
  • PARKING BRAKE: Release the Parking Brake
  • MASTER SWITCH: Set the Master Switch to FORWARD
  • PASSENGER DOORS: Unlock the Right Side Passenger Doors
  • DOOR LOCKING: Set the Door Locking to LOCK ALL
  • PASSENGER DOORS: Lock the Right Side Passenger Doors
  • TRAIN BRAKE: Set the Train Brake to RELEASE
  • THROTTLE: Increase the Throttle to at least 20% to get moving
  • REACH SPEED: Use the Throttle to apply more power and reach a higher speed
  • THROTTLE: Set the Throttle to OFF
  • MANAGE SPEED: Use the Throttle and Train Brake to manage your speed
  • STOP AT LOCATION: Gemünden Platform 8
  • LOAD PASSENGERS: Unlock Doors

Task Log[edit | edit source]

  • Welcome to this DB BR 146.2 electric locomotive in DB Traffic Red livery. During this brief introduction we will go through the start-up, stopping and passenger door operations.
  • Climb aboard to get started.
  • The battery will power up the control desk and allow you to interact with it.
  • This locomotive draws power from the overhead electrical supply via a contact arm mounted on the roof. For this to work we will need to set up and then raise the pantograph.
  • A lot of your time will be spent in the driver's seat.
  • To get the locomotive up and running, set the Master Switch.
  • Headlights are important in letting others around know that a locomotive is operational.
  • We now need to wait a moment and let the brake system charge, it'll take a minute or two.
  • Now activate the pantograph, so that it raises up and makes contact with the overhead catenary.
  • The locomotive is now ready to be energised. This is controlled by the main circuit Breaker.
  • When stopped for longer periods of time or when leaving the cab, a parking brake is engaged. We'll need to ensure this is released in order to get moving.
  • Use the Master Switch to determine the direction of travel.
  • Give a quick glance of the platform to ensure that all is safe, then unlock the doors.
  • Boarding is now complete, set the doors to be locked.
  • The Train Brake is used for normal line operations.
  • Increase the Throttle to start moving; be careful not to apply too much power too quickly otherwise you might damage the couplings or upset the passengers.
  • Now we're rolling we can apply more power and focus can be diverted towards achieving a desired speed.
  • Coasting is a method used to easily move without engaging power. On a flat gradient, this is great for maintaining a speed limit.
  • There's a short distance between here and your next stop so be sure to manage the train and prevent overspeeding.
  • We are on a final approach to Gemünden and will soon need to start applying a small amount of brake force to achieve a comfortable stop.
  • Like before, unlock the doors to allow passenger boarding to commence.
  • Good work. That concludes all the basics of this locomotive.
Main-Spessart Bahn
Locomotives DB BR 146 - DB BR 185
Rolling Stock Doppelstockwagen - Habbiins 344 - Laaers 560 - Shimms-U 708 - Zacns
Stations Aschaffenburg HBF - Hosbach - Laufach - Heigenbrücken - Wiesthal - Partenstein - Lohr am Main - Langenprozelten - Gemünden
Other Locations Spessartrampe
Operators Deutsche Bahn
Training DB BR 185.2 Introduction (MSB) - DB BR 146.2 Introduction - DBpbzfa Introduction (MSB)
Journeys Passenger Loco Driver - Passenger Cab Car Driver - Freight Driver - Banker - Driver
Scenarios Saturday Circuit - Auto Runner - Regional Express - Doppelstock Delivery - Fuel Exchange
Miscellaneous Service Timetable
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