For the tutorial for Ruhr Sieg Nord, see DB BR 185.2 Introduction (RSN)

Description[edit | edit source]

Learn the basics of starting and stopping a DB BR 185.2 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
  • SIT IN 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 SIGNAL LIGHTS - NORMAL
  • BRAKE SYSTEM: Wait for the Brake System to charge...
  • PANTOGRAPH: Raise the Pantograph
  • MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER (MCB): Set the Main Circuit Breaker to CLOSE
  • PARKING BRAKE: Release the Parking Brake
  • MASTER SWITCH: Set the Master Switch to FORWARD
  • TRAIN BRAKE: Set the Train Brake to RELEASE
  • THROTTLE: Set the Throttle to 30%
  • REACH SPEED: Use the Throttle to apply more power and reach a higher speed
  • THROTTLE: Set the Throttle to OFF
  • STOP TRAIN: Using the Train Brake, aim to stop in the green section of the marker ahead

Task Log[edit | edit source]

  • Welcome to this DB BR 185.2 Electric locomotive in DB Railion livery. During this brief introduction we will go through the start-up and stop procedures.
  • 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.
  • Alot 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.
  • The Train Brake is used for normal line operations.
  • Due to the size and weight of this train, small amounts of traction should be used to overcome initial friction and prevent overpowering the electrical systems.
  • 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.
  • To bring this freight train to a safe stop, only a small amount of braking force is required. Practice and experience will teach you how much force you'll need.
  • Good work. That concludes all the basics of this locomotive.
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Training DB BR 185.2 Introduction (MSB) - DB BR 146.2 Introduction - DBpbzfa Introduction (MSB)
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