TRAINING LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS

Canadian National opened in June 1972 its Engine Service Training Centre. The course at the training center covers eight weeks with a mid-term break of four days for the students. Students are selected from the ranks of conductors and yard foremen. The classroom training program covers four main areas: Rules and regulations, equipment function, both motive power and rolling stock, air and dynamic brakes, and train handling and track-train dynamics. Following graduation, the students with the assistance of master mechanics and regular locomotive engineers undertake the road part of the training program. While the staff at the Training Centre decides whether or not a student graduates from the Centre, it is a master mechanic who makes the final decision when he is qualified as an engineer. The training aides, such as a locomotive simulator are described in this paper.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Thirty-Seventh Annual Proceedings of the Railway Fuel and Operating Officers Association, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Railway Fuel and Operating Officers Association

    10414 South Wood Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60643
  • Authors:
    • Cocquyt, M A
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054596
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1976 12:00AM