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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
OF SIGNALLING GEARS

Introduction

Signalling plays a vital role to run the train safe and


punctual. To achieve this, the working of signalling
gears should be efficient and reliable. It is the duty
of every signalling staff to carry out the effective
maintenance and testing for smooth working of
signalling gears.

Mainly signalling gears may be classified mainly as

• Electrical signalling gears


• Mechanical signalling gears

1. Electrical Signalling Gears

S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
Token Block Instrument - Single line Neal’s Instrument
1. Check locking and F M Q
sealing (Fortnightly) (Monthly) (Quarterly)
2. Check the SM’s lock up F M Q
key working.
3. Check whether ---- HY A
instrument is due for (Half (Annually)
overhaul yearly)

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
4. Check the ---- HY A
distinctiveness of the
tone of bell when two or (Half (Annually)
more instruments are yearly)
provided.
5. Check the instrument is ---- HY A
level
6. Check the polarity of ---- Q HY
instruments
7. Check and ensure the F M Q
full deflection of needle
indicator
8. Check the token for F M Q
Burr, etc.
9. Check the token F M Q
indicator is free
10. Check the force drop F M Q
arrangement for TCF
and TGT locks. Also
check the edge of the
locks for square.
11. Check the polarised -- -- Q
relay returns to its
normal position
12. Check the safety catch is F M Q
in position and free to
move about its fulcrum
pin
13. Check the spigot for its F M Q
tightness
14. Check that token -- -- A

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
receiver can receive
only the token of the
correct configuration.
15. Check that the tablet F M Q
releaser actuating link
screws are intact.
16. Token census -- HY --
17. Clean rack and pinion F M Q
teeth and lubricate with
axle oil medium grade to
IS:1628
18. Inspect contact surfaces Q Q Q
and spring tensions. If
pitted, clean them with
chamois leather
19. a) Check Earth M M Q
connections
b) Measurement of -- Y Y
earth
20. Check the telephone and M M Q
telephone cord
21. Check the block and *F M Q
telephone batteries for Weekly in
cleanliness and voltages case of
recorded in the card secondary
cells
22. All wiring of the -- Q Q
instruments must be
checked
23. Measure the line current Q Q Q

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
Block Instrument Double Line
1. Check locking and F M Q
sealing and proper (Fortnightly) (Monthly) (Quarterly)
working of SM’s lockup
key
2. Check whether the -- M Q
instrument is due for
overhaul, and the
register maintained as
per para 18.35 of SEM
3. Check and ensure full F M Q
deflection of indicators
4. Check the polarised F M Q
relay returning to its
normal position when no
current is flowing
5. Check that electrical and F M Q
mechanical locks are in
proper condition
6. Check all the contacts F M Q
are clean and free from
pitting
7. Check all springs are in M M Q
good condition and kept
properly adjusted
8. Check that all terminal F M Q
screws lock nuts and
locking screws are kept
tight and split pins
opened.

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
9. Check block and *F M Q
telephone batteries are weekly in
kept clean, terminals case of
tight and free from dirt secondary
or corrosion. Record the cell
value of batteries.
10. Check whether LSS can F M Q
be taken OFF without
line clear and
automatically replaced
to ON when train enters
the block section.
11. Check the release -- M Q
circuits for proper
making and effective
proving of all controls
12. Check the telephone and F M Q
its cord
13. Measure line current Q Q Q
Token Less Block Instruments – Single Line
(A) Handle Type Instruments
1. Check locking and F M Q
sealing and proper (Fortnightly) (Monthly) (Quarterly)
working of SM’s lockup
key
2. Check whether the ---- M Q
instrument is due for
overhauling
3. Check and ensure full F M Q
deflection of indicators
4. Check all contacts are F M Q

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
clean and free from
pitting
5. Check that all- F M Q
mechanical parts such as
springs, screws and nuts
etc. are in good
condition.
6. Check block and *F M Q
telephone batteries are weekly in
kept clean, terminals case of
tight and free from dirt secondary
or corrosion. Record the cells
values of the batteries
7. Check whether LSS can F M Q
be taken off without line
clear and is
automatically replaced
ON when train enters the
block section.
8. Measure line current Q Q Q
9. Check working of all -- M Q
counters
10. Check that shunting key F M Q
is released in line closed
or TGT position
(B) Push Button Type Instrument
1. Check that block F M Q
instruments are free (Fortnightly) (Monthly) (Quarterly)
from mechanical
damage, corrosion etc.
All nuts / bolts are

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
secure and complete.
2. Check the locking and F M Q
sealing of all relays and
counters

3. Check that push buttons F M Q


and indicators are free
damage and are in the
working condition
4. Check that shunting key -- M Q
is released in line closed
or TGT position
5. Measure line current Q Q Q
6. Check the telephone and F M Q
its cord
7. Check that relays, bell F M Q
and buzzer are free from
mechanical damage
8. Measurement of Q Q Q
insulation.
COLOUR LIGHT SIGNAL
1. Cleaning of inner and F M Q
outer lenses, housing of (Fortnightly) (Monthly) (Quarterly)
signal units and
protective wire mesh..
2. Check the lamps are F M Q
replaced as per the
extant instructions.

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
3. Check the lamps are F M Q
working at 90% of rated
voltage
4. Check the lamps used ---- M Q
are tested prior to
replacement
5. Check the bulbs are F M Q
seated properly

6. Check the focussing of M M Q


signals
7. Check all adjusting nuts F M Q
are properly tightened
SIGNAL MACHINE
1. Check the machine is in F M Q
good condition, free
from dirt, rust and dust,
peeling off of
electroplating.
2. Check the lubrication of F M Q
all the gearing and
bearings
3. Check all the contacts F M Q
for cleanliness, freedom
from pitting and proper
adjustment
4. Check the cleanliness F M Q
and smoothness of the
Commutators

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
5. Check and drain out any F M Q
oil accumulated at the
bottom of the case. Oil
the machine with good
quality high grade
lubricating oil to IS-
1628
6. Check smooth operation F M Q
of gear train free of
noise.
7. Check the wear on the F M Q
brush. If the wear is such
that the tensioning
spring touches the brush
carrier, replace the
brush.
8. Conduct positive test- F M Q
Take off signal, observe
latching without clutch
slipping, if clutch slips,
adjust the clutch
9. Negative test-Near 45° ---- M Q
and near 90° before hold
off device engages, cut
off feed-signal should
return to ‘ON’
10. Check the gasket on the F M Q
cover in position

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
11. Check the effectiveness F M Q
of snubbing:
On closing the
machine circuit the
motor operates
smoothly, the hold
off device is
effective and the
arm is taken OFF
correctly.
On opening the
machine circuit the
signal arm returns to
ON position
smoothly without
jerks and snubbing
is effective and there
is no tendency to
stick and jamming in
OFF position.
Normal and reverse stop
provided outside the
machine are kept
properly adjusted so that
the machine stops
without any jerk in both
ON and OFF positions.

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REVERSERS
1. Check oiling of all F M Q
moving parts. Ensure oil
holes are not clogged by
dirt or excessive oil.
Lubricate with axle oil
medium to IS:1628-ball
bearing must be greased
with graphited
grease(grease A no. 0 to
IS:408
2. Remove the dash pot ---- --- Y
assembly from reverser
and check if the oil level
is lower than 35mm
above of the sliding
cylinder. Insulation oil
for transformer to IS:
335 shall be used for
topping up. As the gap
between sliding cylinder
and plunger is very little,
any sludge in the oil will
block the passage and
may affect the
functioning of dash pot.
If the oil is found to be
sludgy, it shall be
removed. Check the
dash pot spring is not
broken or cracked.

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
3. Check screws, bolts and F M Q
nuts – open split pints
4. Check the surfaces of F M Q
armature and core are
clean. Check the
lubrication of sliding bar
of electromagnet and see
it slides freely in the
bracket
5. Polarity to the coil of M -- ---
reverser to be changed

6. Check the voltage and -- M Q


current of reverser coil
7. Check the insulation of -- Q HY
coil (Half
Yearly)
8. Check the position of F M Q
spectacle lever and
operating lever to see
whether arrow mark on
them coincide with the
arrow marks on the
bridge. If the marks are
shifted, check if the dash
post spring has lost
tension or the down rod
has loosened. Action to
be taken as situation
warrants.

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
POINT MACHINES
1. Check the machines are F M Q
kept free from rust, dirt
and fixtures. Check the
tightness.
2. Check the lubrication of F M Q
all gears and bearings
3. Check the cleanliness F M Q
and smoothness of
Commutators.
4. Check the contacts for F M Q
freedom from pitting
and proper adjustment
5. Check for proper F M Q
ballasting and packing
of sleepers
6. Tighten all nuts and F M Q
check nuts and bolts.
Tighten lock nuts
holding the detector
slides and lock slides
with lugs are kept tight.
After tightening the nuts
and lock nut should be
turned in opposite
direction towards each
other to lock the nut.
7. Check the wires F M Q
carefully to keep them
neatly dressed and clear
of all moving parts.

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
Check that wires do not
get trapped in the lid
when closed.
8. Lubricate the slides, F M Q
roller and pins with axle
oil medium grade to
IS:1628 avoid overflow
of oil.
9. Ensure all the bridge F M Q
contacts make and break
at the same time.
10. Check the pins of switch F M Q
extension piece for any
rib formation or
excessive wear.
11. A) Obstruction test F M Q
Obstruction test of
points with 5 mm test
piece to ensure point can
not be locked, detection
contact should not
assume the position
indicating point closure
and friction clutch
should slip. (separate
register to be maintained
for this test.)
B) Obstruction test with
crank handle for normal
and reverse to check that
friction locking detector
contacts just make with

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
1.6 mm obstruction and
break with 3.5 mm
obstruction.
12. Check the functioning of F M Q
overload arrangement
and out of
correspondence.
13. Check the tripping at ---- M Q
overload of friction
clutch
14. Insulation test on the ---- HY Y
point machine to be ( yearly)
conducted
15. Check all grease nipple M Q HY
provided are in position.
Recommended type
grease should be used
16. Check the setting of the F M Q
switches for having
required amount of
spring action.
17. Measure the voltage and ---- M Q
current at motor
terminals for both
normal and reverse
operations. These should
be within the specified
limits according to the
different types of point
machines.

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
ELECTRICAL DETECTORS
1. Check that contacts F M Q
make and break at same
time. Check that the
cross protection contact
makes only after
concerned detection
contact open. Normal
detection opens then
only normal shunt
contact to close and
vice-versa.
2. Check that sleepers are F M Q
packed well.
3. Check tightening of all F M Q
nuts and screws
4. Check slides and rollers F M Q
are lubricated with axle
oil grade Medium to
IS:1628
5. Check the wires are neat F M Q
and tidy
6. Obstruction test F M Q
RELAYS
1. Check deposit of dust on F M Q
relays and clean.
2. If any high resistance WN ---- ----
on any contact, SEM-II (when
para 19.138 to be necessary)
adhered to

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
3. Visual inspection of TY ---- ----
plug-in relays and (once in three
maintenance register years)
4. Check overhauling of
shelf type track and line ---- ---- Q
relays
5. Check the accuracy of ---- M Q
Time Delay Circuits
STATION MASTER’S SLIDE CONTROL FRAME
1. Check free working of F M Q
all slides
2. Check proper making of F M Q
all contact springs.
3. Check the condition of F M Q
the wiring.
4. Test the mechanical ---- ---- Y
locking
KEY TRANSMITTERS
1. Check lubrication and F M Q
free working of all
moving parts.
2. Check cleanliness and F M Q
good adjustment of all
contact springs.
3. Check the keys of one ---- M Q
transmitter does not fit
in any other transmitter
at that station.
4. Check and ensure that F M Q
key cannot be extracted
irregularly

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
5. Check the seals are F M Q
intact
LEVER LOCKS
1. Check cleanliness and F M Q
lubrication of all
working/moving parts.
2. Check the forced drop F M Q
feature of the lever locks
3. check the notches are F M Q
square and true
4. Tighten all bolts, nuts, F M Q
terminals and locking
screws
5. Check the cleanliness F M Q
and proper adjustment of
contacts
6. Check contacts are not F M Q
making other than the
required position.
7. Check that the lever ---- M Q
cannot be made free
other than in release
condition
ARM AND LIGHT REPEATER
1. Check that the circuit F M Q
controllers are rigidly
fixed to the signal post.
2. Check the circuit F M Q
controller adjustment

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
3. The audible warning F M Q
device where provided is
in order. Check the
wiring is protected.
4. Check that thermostat F M Q
contacts are correctly
adjusted and in working
order.
5. Check correct F M Q
functioning and ensure
that no conflicting
indication is available.
Axle Counter
Outdoor Equipment:
1. Check all nuts and bolts
of base clamps, receiver W --- ---
and transmitter housings
and ensure they are fully
tight.
2. Inspect the wiring loops W --- ---
and ensure they are in
good condition and the
connections are tight.
3. Check the ‘Staggering’ W --- ---
of the rail inductors.
Check staggering has
not been affected by
excessive rail creep.
4. Observe the packing W --- ---
condition of supporting
sleepers and ensure the

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
fittings do not vibrate
heavily during passage
of trains. If necessary,
get the sleepers packed
well..
5. Inspect all connections W --- ---
on the
oscillator/amplifier unit
and ensure they are
tight.
6. Check the screw coupler W --- ---
on the oscillator/receiver
amplifier unit and ensure
they are tight.
7. Measure the amplifier W --- ---
output voltage of both
channels and ensure they
are within the prescribed
limits.
8. Inspect the battery. W --- ---
Check electrolyte level,
specific gravity and
voltage.
9. Inspect the charging W --- ---
equipment. Measure
charging current and
ensure it is neither too
low nor too high.

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
10. Interference with power W --- ---
supply, connections of
oscillator/receiver
amplifier and transmitter
and receiver coils are
likely to cause random
counting in the
Evaluator and should be
done only after ensuring
that no train is
occupying or
approaching the
controlled section.
11. Inspect the track circuit, ---- M Q
its connections, rail
joints etc. and ensure
everything is in good
condition.
12. Check the transmitter ---- M Q
housing and its
aluminum clamps,
holding bolts and nuts
and ensure these are
fully tight.
13. Check the receiver ---- M Q
housing holding bolts
and nuts and ensure
these are fully tight.

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
14. Check the oscillator ---- M Q
output voltage and
frequency. It should be
within the permissible
limits.
15. Check the oscillator ---- M Q
output wave shape is
sinusoidal.
16. Check indication lamps ---- M Q
in Station Master’s
resetting box are lighting
in correct sequence.
17. Ensure output level of ---- M Q
receiver amplifier is 0.7
to 1 Volts rms.
Indoor Equipment (Evaluator):
1. Ensure the screw F M Q
coupler connectors are
fully tight.
2. Measure the incoming F M Q
voltages of all channels
and ensure they are
within the prescribed
limits; Record the
readings.
3. Check that all indication F M Q
lamps are lighting in
correct sequence.

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
4. Observe the reading on F M Q
the display unit after
passage of a train and
compare it with the
actual number of axles
of the train. Verify that
the counting is correct.
5. Measure the coil F M Q
voltages on Evaluator
and Supervisory relays
and ensure that they are
within permitted limits.
6. Measure the voltages on F M Q
Evaluator and
Supervisory relay coil
terminals when the
relays are de-energised
and ensure that the
voltage is not more than
0.5 V
7. Inspect the battery. F M Q
Check electrolyte level,
specific gravity and
voltage. Efficient
maintenance of the
battery is a must for the
correct performance of
the equipment.
8. Inspect the charging F M Q
equipments. Measure
charging current and
ensure it is neither too

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
low nor too high.
9. Measure the dc-dc F M Q
converter output
voltages and record the
voltage readings.
10. Interference with power F M Q
supply and evaluator
connections is likely to
cause random counting
of the evaluator and
should be done only
after ensuring that no
train is occupying or
approaching the
controlled section.
11. Ensure the reading of F M Q
the Reset counter tallies
with that recorded in the
register.
12. Ensure the ‘Reset’ F M Q
switch is in the
‘Normal’ position and is
sealed properly after the
maintenance and
inspection.
13. Check the 5 KHz input --- M Q
signal of each channel .
Ensure there is no
interference and
modulation.
14. Safe working of the axle --- M Q
counter shall be checked

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
with the help of dummy
wheel
15. Check working of --- M Q
trolley protection
circuit.
16. With unequal counts --- M Q
(train in controlled
section) ensure that both
‘SUP’ and ‘EV’ relays
are de-energised and
voltages on relay
terminals are less than
0.5 V.
17. Switch ‘ON’ and ‘OFF’ --- M Q
the battery charger at
quick intervals. Ensure
that no false count is
registered by the
evaluator.

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
Inspection after repairs
1. When repairs involving WN (When necessary)
charge of components
are carried out the
concerned card should
be tested thoroughly as
per the detailed test
schedule issued by
RDSO. Such repairs
should normally be
carried out only at the
central repair center
where necessary
calibrated instruments
required for the purpose
are available.
S. MAINTENANCE WORK TO BE Schedule for
N. DONE Electrical Signal
Maintainer

Electrical Lifting Barrier


1. Check that machines are in good F
condition free from dust, rust, dirt
2. Check that moving parts are F
lubricated properly
3. Check the contacts are clean and in M
proper adjustment.
4. Check the Commutator is clean and M
smooth.
5. Check the friction clutch, declutches M

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S MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule for


N WORK Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
when the boom is fully raised or
lowered.
6. Check the adjustment of shock M
absorber
7. Check the time of operation, voltage Q
and operating current.
8. Check the gear box is filled with F
lubricating oil to its level.
Gate Lock
1. Check that gate lock are lubricated F
regularly.
2. Check that ‘E’ type locks are in M
good working order.
3. Check that gate locks are properly M
fixed.
4. Integrity of interlocking shall be M
checked.
General
1. Check the signal wire transmission F
is in good working order with
special reference to wires crossing
Gate.
2. Audio visual warning F
3. Approach warning F
Telephone Communication
1. Telephone communication between F
gate and SM’s office/cabin

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2. Mechanical Signalling Gears

S MAINTENANCE WORK Maintenance schedule for


N TO BE DONE Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
CABIN
1. Cleaning the ground floor and F M Q
locking (Fortnightly) (Monthly) (Quar-
terly)
2. Checking cabin diagram, pull ---- M Q
chart, station working
instructions, maintainer’s
programme up to date and
warning board(D.W. cabin)
3. Test locking against ---- Random Y
interlocking table and yard check
diagram and broken wire test
(if D.W.)
4. Check the sealing and locking F M Q
of interlocking tray, resetting
handle box, etc.
5. Check the lever frame is due -- M Q
for overhauling.
6. Check the installation as per -- M Q
current plan
7. Check the inter changeability F M Q
of the keys of padlocks where
available
8. Check from the operator any F M Q
defect or discrepancy of the
gears

9. Conduct dynamometer test, if -- -- HY


double wire frame

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S MAINTENANCE WORK Maintenance schedule for


N TO BE DONE Signal JE/SE SSE
Maintainer (Sig) (Sig)
10 Check the signals are visible F M Q
from place of operation
LEVER FRAME
1. Check the bolts and nuts for F M Q
tightness and opening of split
pins including the safety bolts
of DW compensator
2. Lubricate all accessible parts F M Q
3. Operate lever and check that M Q HY
full stroke is transmitted
4. Check the painting of levers Q HY
5. Check the tripping of DW M Q
clutch lever
6. All connections including F M Q
down rods must be examined
to detect cracks, slipped
threads and spacing
7. Check the pulley block in F M Q
DW cabin is in order
8. Check the double wire M Q HY
compensator that when the
transmission is at rest, both
the grips of locking pawl
disengaged with the teeth of
ratchet rod. The weights must
be floating freely and in level
with each other. During lever
operation, check that they
engage with the ratchet rod
teeth.
9. Adjust weight levers in such a M Q HY
way that during the hottest

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period of the day the lever
must not reach the breakage
mark on the ratchet rod.
10 Check the lubrication of F M Q
compensator wheel grooves
and wire rope with graphite
grease Gr.I to IS508 Check
the lubrication of moving
parts with axle oil. Check the
lubrication where nipples are
provided with grease IS507.
11 Check the drum lock fitted on F M Q
coupled clutch / clutch/ direct
levers for effectiveness
LEADOUTS AND CRANKS
1. Examine, clean, oil and F M Q
observe cranks and wheels for
lost motion or worn out parts
and check the foundations are
rigid. All badly worn out pins
be replaced.
RODDING RUN
1. Check the rodding run in true F M Q
alignment, spacing of roller
trestles, free from vegetation
growth.
2. Check the rollers are moving M Q HY
freely and replace the missing
or broken parts and check
whether the alignment
requires earth work.

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Maintai (Sig) (Sig)
ner
3. Check joints are good and F M Q
make solid connections
4. Check the rodding run under M Q HY
the track is clear of rail
obstruction
5. Check the couplings, F M Q
adjusting screws and joints
for looseness, slipped
threads or slack nuts and
lubricate threads.
6. Check the rodding run for M Q HY
any weak places due to rust
corrosion etc.
7. Check the position of As and -- --
compensators when a point when
or lock does not work required.
properly

8. Check whether roller trestles Q HY Y


requires realignment due to
shifting or sinking
9. Check the adjusting sleeves Q HY Y
of the adjusting crank and
check for loss of stroke
WIRE TRANSMISSION (SINGLE WIRE)
1. Check for alignment level, M Q HY
corrosion and for kinks
2. Check for wear on the M Q HY
pulleys, damaged or broken

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Maintai (Sig) (Sig)
ner
pulleys to be replaced
3.Check the wire run M Q HY
underneath the track for
rubbing against ballast,
bottom of rails or sides of
sleepers and also for
corrosion and kinks in the
troughing underneath level
crossing
4. Check the wire joints and M Q HY
split links and adjacent joints
do not get entangled
5. Check for spacing of stakes M Q HY
(not more than 10m is
allowed).
6. Check wheels are rigidly M Q HY
fixed on foundation and
replace worn out wheels.
DOUBLE WIRE
1. Check all transmission work F M Q
freely and loss of stroke at
the end of the transmission
must be avoided.
2. Check all the pulleys are F M Q
parallel to the wire run.
Check that there is no
binding in any part of
transmission
3. Check the spacing of the M Q HY
stakes is not more than 15m

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Maintai (Sig) (Sig)
ner
for points and detector &
20m for signals.
4. Check disconnecting pins M Q HY
are available at the end of
transmission for conducting
broken wire test
5. Check pull wire and return M Q HY
wire are properly identified
by painting
6. Check the wheel guides are M Q HY
intact and avoid wire
slipping from turnout wheels
POINTS
1. Cleaning and lubricating of W M Q
moving parts. Also check
points chairs are cleaned
regularly by permanent way
staff.
2. Check the gauge of the W M Q
points, opening of the
switches, and squaring and
packing condition of
sleepers under gauge tie
plate and slide chair fixing
bolts.
3. Make visual check regarding W M Q
the condition of switches (Jointly with
sleepers gauge tie plate. P. Way
Supervisor)
4. Check the switches are W M Q
housed properly against

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Maintai (Sig) (Sig)
ner
stock rail and check spring
on the switches equally in
the normal and reverse
positions.
5. Check the point for W M Q
obstruction test
6. Check the ends of plunger of W M Q
the lock and notches are
square
7. Check the lock plunger of W M Q
the lock is 12 mm clear from
the stretcher blades when
unlocked. In case of EFP
locks, check locking dog
protrudes 3 mm (at least)
after locking both the
stretcher
8. Check for tightness of bolts W M Q
and nuts and arrange for
tightening/ replacing missing
bolts and nuts of flexible
stretchers
9. Check lock bars are straight W M Q
and examine the driving
pieces for looseness
10 Check the lock bars clips W M Q
and stops for tightness and
lubricate the bearing of clips
11 Badly worn out clips to be W M Q
replaced and check if creep

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Maintai (Sig) (Sig)
ner
is affecting the working of
lock bar
12 Check that lock bars lie F M Q
38mm below the top of the
rail
13 Check the broken wire locks W M Q
and test for easy movement
and also check the point
mechanism is butting against
its stop in normal and
reverse
14 Check that no two similar -- M Q
wards exist for conflicting
train movements for hand
plunger lock, lever lock.

DETECTORS
1. Check the signal wires to the F M Q
detectors are in alignment and
check when the signal is
returned to ON all signal
slides are travelling back to
their stops
2. Check for obstruction test W M Q
3. Lubricate the detector slides W M Q
thoroughly check the cross
slides for any undue play.
Also check the detectors are
fixed rigidly.

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Maintai (Sig) (Sig)
ner
SIGNALS
1. Check the condition of F M Q
the post, fittings, level of
arms and the post are
properly plumbed and
lubricate working parts
2. Inspect the platforms F M Q
where provided for
decayed or loose boards.
3. Cleaning of the roundels, Applicable for traffic staff
glasses and lenses
4. Check the founts of F M Q
signal lamps are good
repair. Check for
damaged flame guard,
leaky founts and broken
burners and non standard
wick

5. Check the focussing of M M Q


signal
6. Testing of signals M M Q
7. Where double wire signal F M Q
mechanism is used check
lubrication of cam path
8. Check all signal lamps Y Y Y
are overhauled
9. Cleaning of signal arms. Q HY Y
Painting to done if
required

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Maintai (Sig) (Sig)
ner
10 Check adjusting of back M Q HY
light
Mechanical Lifting Barrier
S. MAINTENANCE WORK TO BE Maintenance schedule
N. DONE for
Electrical/Mechanical
Signal Maintainer
1. Check that mechanism is kept in F
good condition free from dust, rust,
dirt etc.
2. Check that moving parts, gate locks F
are lubricated properly
3. Proper adjustment of wire sag and M
tension shall be made
4. Integrity of boom locking and ‘E’ F
type lock locking the winch shall be
checked.
5. Integrity of interlocking shall be M
checked.

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Mechanical Lifting Barrier


S. MAINTENANCE WORK TO BE Maintenance schedule
N. DONE for
Electrical/Mechanical
Signal Maintainer
6. Cleaning of all pipes and ducts to Q
prevent obstruction by accumulation
of dirt shall be ensured.
7. Audio visual warning F
8. Approach warning F

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