In September 2007 a Trackmobile team of salespersons and engineers
attended the Wabtec Corporation Freight Car Basic Air Brake Seminar in
Wilmerding, PA. The seminar was conducted by Michael Zenert,
Manager, Air Brake Training. Zenert is recognized nationally and
internationally as an expert in the field of train air brake systems,
and conducts seminars all over the world for railroad personnel,
railroad shippers and original equipment manufacturers in the railroad
industry. Our team completed hands-on laboratories and a written
exam for Single Car Tests in accordance with Association of American
Railroads (AAR) S-486 standards, and Federal Railroad Administration
(FRA) Part 49, 232 standards.
We want to share our expertise in this field with
Trackmobile distributors and customers with a brief analysis and
animation showing important operating principles of train brake systems
used throughout North America.
We trust that this information will be useful to
increase the knowledge base and professionalism of the operators and
crews using Trackmobile equipment.