Denny D’s Did You Know - Releasing Handbrakes

Airbrake and Train Handling rule 32.1.6 says that when releasing handbrakes, you must check 3 additional cars beyond the last one that was applied. 

There has a been a rash of trains with handbrakes found on the head few cars, so there’s a new test Item that’s being introduced to check for compliance. Take the time to go back and check. I recommend even checking when the tie down sheet says that only the engines are tied down. 

The rule would also apply when you are stopped for a hot wheel and find a handbrake.

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