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Welcome to the RPCA Resource Library. The only place online to download technical information on railroad passenger equipment and locomotives.

 

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Updated Tuesday, February 09, 2016

 

 

 

   Air Brakes:

 

           26-C Air Brake System (Amtrak hand out)

           D-22 Shop Manual

           Peacock Handbrake

           UC Valve Manual

           D-22 Manual

           Conductors Air Signal System

           Handling Of Freight Trains With H Triple Valves

           APTA Code of Test for passenger car Single Car Testing

           AT&SF Declostat & Rolokon Testing & Repair

           American Public Transportation Assoc Manual of Standard & Recommend

           Practices for Rail Passenger Equipment (link)

          

 

           

   Amtrak:

 

           NOTE: For all current Amtrak mechanical standards please see Amtrak Revised SMP, all previous Amtrak SMP documents are for reference purposes only!

 

           Amtrak - Part 232 Safety Glazing Standards Final Rule
             issued 02/09/2016

           Amtrak - Positive Train Control (PTC) ARROW update for Privately Owned Cars
             issued 03/29/2015

           Amtrak SMP 28603 - Mechanical Standards for Operating Privately Owned
             issued 09/13/2013

           Amtrak SMP 28603 - Summary of Axle and Wheel UT Requirements - 9-13-2013

           Amtrak "A" Clearance Card

           Amtrak "B" Clearance Card

           Amtrak "C" Clearance Card

           Amtrak "D" Clearance Card

           Amtrak SMP #28603 (Inspection of Private Cars)

           Initial Terminal Pre Departure Inspection

           Amtrak SMP #46617 Truck Overhaul

           Amtrak SMP #28609 Wheel Inspection

           Amtrak HEP Manual Drawings #1 (large ZIP file) 

           Amtrak HEP Manual Drawings #2 (large ZIP file)

           Amtrak HEP Manual

           Amtrak Diaphram Modifications

           Amtrak HEP Equipment Drawings

           HEP Components

           HEP & 27 Pin Communication Line

           Amtrak SMP D-77-27 Marker Lights

           Amtrak Spec for Wire & Cable

           Car Curving & Truck Clearance (under car clearance)

           Private Car Load/Phasing Balance Test

           Car Body Leveling

           Amtrak SMP 16001 Enroute Coupler Parting

           Amtrak Heritage Fleet Mechanical Schematics (large file)

           Amtrak Heritage Fleet Air Brake Manual (large file)

           Amtrak Heritage Fleet Electrical Schematics (large file)

           TTCI procedure for the Ultrasonic Testing of Railroad Axles, 1-26-04


 

 

   Amtrak PC-x Form's:

 

           Amtrak PC-1 8-20-2013

           Amtrak PC-1A 5-15-2013

           Amtrak PC-1B 5-15-2013

           Amtrak PC-2 8-20-2013

           Amtrak PC-2A 8-20-2013

           Amtrak PC-3 5-15-2013

           Amtrak PC-4 5-15-2013

           Amtrak PC-5 5-15-2013

           Amtrak PC-6 5-15-2013

           Amtrak PC-7 5-15-2013

 

 

 

   Budd Rail Diesel Cars (RDC's):

 

           Budd Rail Diesel Car Manual

 

   Passenger Car Floor Plans:

 

          18 Roomette Sleeper

           2 Bedroom/1 Compartment/1 Drawing Room Round End Obs (SP)

           NYC Heavyweight Diner

           NYC Heavyweight Diner/Lounge

           Union Pacific 10 Roomette/5 Double Bedroom Sleeper

           NYC 5 Roomette/5 Double Bedroom Sleeper

           MOPAC 10 Roomette/6 Double Bedroom Sleeper

           2 Double Bedroom/2 Compartment/2 Single Room/1 Drawing Room/Lounge

           SP 4 Double Bedroom/4 Compartment/2 Drawing Room Sleeper

           ATSF 4 Double Bedroom/4 Compartment/2 Drawing Room Sleeper

           Milwaukee Road 10 Roomette/6 Double Bedroom Sleeper

           NYC/PRR 18 Roomette Sleeper

           GN 8 Duplex Roomette/2 Double Bdrm/Buffet/Lounge Winnipeg & Manitoba Club

 

   Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning:

           

           Vapor Steam Train Heating

          

 

   Passenger Car Construction:

 

           Passenger Car New Construction Standards 1945

           Passenger Car New Construction Standards 1967

           Bethlehem Steel ZEE Center Sill Specs          

        APTA Manual of Standards and Recommended Practices for Rail Passenger Equipment

            Fabricating Railcars with Resistance Welding

 

   Photo Galleries:

 

           Defect Gallery 1

           Defect Gallery 2

    

 

    Locomotives:

 

           567C- Engine Manual (large ZIP file)

           Alco RS3 Operators Manual

           EMD E-7 Manual

           Fairbanks Morse "Trainmaster" Manual

           GE DASH 8 Manual

           EMD Operators Manual SW1 & NW2 (large ZIP file)

           Amtrak F-40 Operators Manual

           EMD F-7 Operators Manual

           Vapor Steam Generator Manual

 

    Misc. Items:

 

            Pneumatic End Door Engine Schematics (large ZIP file)

           Pneumatic Door Engine Schematic (simple)

           Water Raising System

           Duner Direct Dump Toilet Diagram

           Pullman Manual - Spicer Drives (Microsoft Document Imaging File)

           Pullman Manual - Motor Generator Clutches

           Pullman Manual - Motor Generators

           Pullman Manual - D/C Electrical Gear

           Pullman Manual - Frigidaire Air Conditioning Systems

           Pullman Manual - Steam Heating

           Pullman Manual - Vapor A/C Controls

           Pullman Manual - Toilets, Sinks & Water Coolers

           Pullman Manual - End doors, windows, beds, etc

           Pullman Manual - Trucks, brakes, traps, doors closers

           Pullman Manual - Heating & water system inspection

          

 

Note: The Power Parts catalogs are for reference only.

           Power Parts Catalog #1

           Power Parts Catalog #2

           Power Parts Catalog #3

           Power Parts Catalog #4

           Power Parts Gasket Catalog

 

   Steam Locomotives:

 

           Steam Locomotive Boilers

           New York Air Brake Duplex Air Pump

           How To Fire A Steam Locomotive (large file)

           Steam Locomotive Valves & Gears (large file)

           Steam Locomotive Break Downs (large file)

           Steam Locomotive Lubricators

           Steam Locomotive Electrical Systems

           Steam Locomotive Valve Gear (large file)

           Steam Locomotive Valve Settings (large file)

           The Steam Locomotive Description & Details (large ZIP file)

           ALCO Standard Practices -1

           ALCO Standard Practices- 2

           ALCO Standard Practices- 3

           ALCO Standard Practices -4

           ALCO Standard Practices- 5

           Canadian Pacific Railroad Steam Maint - Superheaters & Fittings

           Canadian Pacific Railroad Steam Maint - Brick Arches

           Canadian Pacific Railroad Steam Maint- Steam Locomotive Painting

                                          

    Trucks, Buffers, Wheels & Bearings:

 

           Hyatt Bearing Manual

           Examples of Rim & Hub Stamped Wheels

           Budd Disc Brake Assembly w/o Hand Brake (NYC Cars)

           Timken Roller Bearing Manual

           Truck Tramming                               

           Pennsylvania Railroad Elliptical Spring Diagram 1 (doc scanned upside down)

           Pennsylvania Railroad Elliptical Spring Diagram 1

           Canton I Beam Equalizer Diagram (Microsoft Document Imaging File)

                   

     Electrical:

          

           Amtrak HEP Manual Drawings #1 (large ZIP file)

           Amtrak HEP Manual Drawings #2 (large ZIP file)

           Amtrak HEP Manual

           Amtrak HEP Equipment Drawings

           HEP Components

           HEP & 27 Pin Communication Line

           Private Car Load/Phasing Balance Test

           Amtrak Heritage Fleet Electrical Schematics

         

 

    Code of Federal Regulations (CFR):

           CFR Title 49 for Parts 229 (locomotives)

           CFR Title 49 for Parts 238 (passenger cars)

           CFR Title 49 for Parts 239 (passenger train emergency preparedness)

 

    Waukesha Doucments and Procedures

 

            Maintenance Manual

            O Ring #1

            O Ring #2

            Shaft Seal

            Wireing Diagram SK-470 E

            Wireing Diagram SK-470 P

            Load Current Starting Panel SK-569 B

            Quick Disconnect Coupling

 

 Couplers

 

            AAR Titelock Coupler Inspection

            CS Coupler Maintenance & Inspection

 

 

 

 

 

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