August 1, 2014

BNSF adopting new locomotive locking mechanism

BNSF_Color_LogoIn an effort to help secure unattended controlling locomotives of all trains against unauthorized entry, BNSF Railway has adopted a D575-style locking mechanism as a standard for new locomotives and is retrofitting existing locomotives with this design, the company announced April 23.

In conjunction, air brake and train handling (ABTH) rules are being revised to add a new rule that addresses the practice of locking controlling locomotive cabs with the D575 lock and the distribution of corresponding keys.

Click here to review the locking controlling locomotive cabs briefing.