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Title 49Subtitle BChapter IIPart 232


TITLE 49—Transportation

Subtitle B—OTHER REGULATIONS RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED)

CHAPTER II—FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

PART 232—BRAKE SYSTEM SAFETY STANDARDS FOR FREIGHT AND OTHER NON-PASSENGER TRAINS AND EQUIPMENT; END-OF-TRAIN DEVICES

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Subpart A—GENERAL

§232.1
Scope.
§232.3
Applicability.
§232.5
Definitions.
§232.7
Waivers.
§232.9
Responsibility for compliance.
§232.11
Penalties.
§232.13
Preemptive effect.
§232.15
Movement of defective equipment.
§232.17
Special approval procedure.
§232.19
Availability of records.
§232.21
Information Collection.
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Subpart B—GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

§232.101
Scope.
§232.103
General requirements for all train brake systems.
§232.105
General requirements for locomotives.
§232.107
Air source requirements and cold weather operations.
§232.109
Dynamic brake requirements.
§232.111
Train handling information.
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Subpart C—INSPECTION AND TESTING REQUIREMENTS

§232.201
Scope.
§232.203
Training requirements.
§232.205
Class I brake test-initial terminal inspection.
§232.207
Class IA brake tests—1,000-mile inspection.
§232.209
Class II brake tests—intermediate inspection.
§232.211
Class III brake tests-trainline continuity inspection.
§232.213
Extended haul trains.
§232.215
Transfer train brake tests.
§232.217
Train brake tests conducted using yard air.
§232.219
Double-heading and helper service.
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Subpart D—PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND TESTING REQUIREMENTS

§232.301
Scope.
§232.303
General requirements.
§232.305
Single car air brake tests.
§232.307
Modification of brake test procedures.
§232.309
Equipment and devices used to perform single car air brake tests.
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Subpart E—END-OF-TRAIN DEVICES

§232.401
Scope.
§232.403
Design standards for one-way end-of-train devices.
§232.405
Design and performance standards for two-way end-of-train devices.
§232.407
Operations requiring use of two-way end-of-train devices; prohibition on purchase of nonconforming devices.
§232.409
Inspection and testing of end-of-train devices.
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Subpart F—INTRODUCTION OF NEW BRAKE SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY

§232.501
Scope.
§232.503
Process to introduce new brake system technology.
§232.505
Pre-revenue service acceptance testing plan.
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Subpart G—ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED PNEUMATIC (ECP) BRAKING SYSTEMS

§232.601
Scope.
§232.602
Applicability.
§232.603
Design, interoperability, and configuration management requirements.
§232.605
Training requirements.
§232.607
Inspection and testing requirements.
§232.609
Handling of defective equipment with ECP brake systems.
§232.611
Periodic maintenance.
§232.613
End-of-train devices.
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Subpart H—TOURIST, SCENIC, HISTORIC, AND EXCURSION OPERATIONS BRAKING SYSTEMS

§232.700
Applicability.
§232.701
Power brakes; minimum percentage.
§232.702
Drawbars; standard height.
§232.703
Power brakes and appliances for operating power-brake systems.
§232.710
General rules; locomotives.
§232.711
Train air brake system tests.
§232.712
Initial terminal road train airbrake tests.
§232.713
Road train and intermediate terminal train air brake tests.
§232.714
Inbound brake equipment inspection.
§232.715
Double heading and helper service.
§232.716
Running tests.
§232.717
Freight and passenger train car brakes.
§232.719
End-of-train devices.

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