Brake Systems Committee

It is the responsibility of the BSC to establish, improve and maintain brake system interchange standards and rules, and to certify and monitor the performance of new brake system equipment. The Braking Systems Committee Manager can answer questions concerning freight car air brake component issues.

Anna Fox

Anna Fox

Manager, Brake Systems Committee

Transportation Technology Center, Inc

55500 DOT Road Pueblo, CO 81001

Phone: 719-584-0571 | email: Anna_Fox@aar.com

AAR Member Railroads

UP (Chair)

BNSF (Vice Chair)

AMTRAK

CN

CP

CSX

KCS

NS

Associate Members

Amsted

NYAB

Trinity

TTX

Wabtec

Field Manual

RULE 3 - Testing of Air Brakes

RULE 4 - Air Brake Valves and Parts

RULE 5 - Air Brake Hoses, Hose Supports, and Train Lines

RULE 6 – End Hose Arrangement Performance and Angle Cock Placement

RULE 7 - Brake Beams, Hangers, Brackets, Wear Plates and Brake Connection Pins, Hanger Pins or Bolts

RULE 8 - Automatic Slack Adjuster

RULE 10 - Brake Beam and Bottom Rod Supports

RULE 11 - Brake Levers, Guides and Brake Connection Rods

RULE 12 - Brake Shoes and Shoe Keys

RULE 13 - Hand Brakes - Geared and Non-Geared

Manual of Standards and Recommend Practice

Section E Brakes and Brake Equipment

Section E Part II Electronically Controlled Brake Systems