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8312 RAILWAY BRAKERS, SIGNALLERS AND SHUNTERS
 


    Railway brakers, signallers and shunters take charge of and safeguard railway freight trains during runs, control the movement of railway traffic by operating signals, switch rolling stock and make up trains in railway yards, make up trains for hauling in mines and control their movement.

    Tasks include -

    (a) taking charge of and safeguarding freight train during run;

    (b) controlling flow of railway traffic over section of line by operating signals and switches from control panel or signal box;

    (c) switching and coupling rolling stock in railway yards and sidings in accordance with orders about loading, unloading and make-up of trains;

    (d) making up trains for hauling by locomotive or cable and directing their movement along haulageways in a mine or quarry;

    (e) performing related tasks;

    (f) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Braker, railway

  • Shunter, railway

  • Signaller, railway


   
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 Updated 19 September 2004, by VA.