Training module for Senior Permanent Way Supervisor (Sr. PWS) recruited through RRB

 

 

Annexure- III(a)

MODULES FOR SENOR PWS- INDUCTION (PHASE-I)

Module
No.

Lesson Content

Class
Room

Model
Room

PSUIN101

ORGANIZATION OF RAILWAYS , DUTIES OF P.WAY STAFF

13

0

1

Overview of organization of Railways

3

0

2

Brief introduction to Track and its components particularly related with
inspection

4

0

3

Duties of Key man,

2

0

4

Duties of Mate,

2

0

5

Duties of PWS,

2

0

PSUIN102

RAILS & JOINTS

40

10

1

Rail, Evaluation of Weight and its relation to axle loads,

2

0

2

Standard sections, grade, UTS & service life, classification, Rolling
marks,

3

2

3

Careful loading, unloading, stacking & handling of rails, special
precautions for high UTS/ HH rails.

2

0

4

Straightening of kinks by Jim crow

1

0

5

Corrosion, Anticorrosion treatment

4

0

6

Wear & its causes,

2

0

7

Joints, Types, fish-plate, fish-bolts, anti-sabotage fishbolts,
Combination fish-plates, Skimmed fish-plates, Chamfering of bolt
holes, expansion/contraction of rails, requirement and provision of gap at joints, gapless/machined joints,  Relation to rail temperature,

4

2

8

Insulated, Expansion joints for bridges & long welded rails,

2

2

9

General quantities for1 km of track,

1

0

10

Fracture, codification, Restoration of traffic, how to report,

4

0

11

Preservation and testing of fractured rails,

2

0

12

Rail flaws/ defects

4

1

13

USFD: Ultrasonic flaw detection, fundamentals of ultrasonic waves,
defect detection, need based concept of USFD, components tested, frequency of testing, marking of defects, action to be taken, brief description of various types of USFD machines and probes used, calibration and sensitivity checking, defect codification, limitations of USFD, SPURT Car

4

2

14

Glued joints (in situ/ prefab), ordinary & one meter long insulated joints

3

1

15

Rail grinding

2

0

PSUIN103

SLEEPERS & FASTENINGS

40

7

1

Sleepers and functions, Types used in India, Obsolete, Current and future

4

0

2

Study of CST-9: ordinary jaw, reverse jaw, Steel Trough: Loose jaw, Pad plated and turnouts, Wooden: Approved species, Durable and
non-durable, Sizes for plain track, Bridges & turnouts for various gauges

4

2

3

Need to use wooden sleepers on track circuited sections and on weak
arch bridges, Treated and untreated sleepers, Creosoting, handling & stacking, Protection from fire hazard, End binding, Adzing & boring, Size of augers from different spikes, Rail & plate screws, Bolts, Elastic fastenings.

4

0

4

Fastenings for Wooden, ST, CST-9 sleepers: Two way keys,

4

2

 

Oversize keys and loose jaws, Spikes dog and round, Rail and Plate
screw, Bolt, hook and fang, special bearing pad for steel sleepers,

 

 

5

Spacing of sleepers of joints on metal sleepers road. Pattern of driving
keys. Quantities per km.

2

0

6

Comparison between types, Advantages,     Dis-advantages, Criteria for determining unserviceable sleepers, Fastenings Tie bars & cotters, MS bearing plates, Flat canted CI bearing plates, Ordinary
canted & anti creep,

2

0

7

Number & pattern of driving spikes or screws on straight, Curves,
Turnouts & bridges, Instructions for use of bearing plates, Dating of wooden sleepers, Composite sleepers.

2

0

8

Concrete sleepers, Twin block RCC, Mono-block pre-stressed, General aspects, Instructions for usability of different sleepers on
different routes, main lines and long welded rails, Spl sleepers for L
xings, turnout, SEJ, bridges approach and sharp curves

8

1

9

Precaution for handling of PSC sleepers.

2

0

10

PSC SLEEPERS: Density of sleepers on different routes

2

0

11

Fastenings for PSC sleepers: Malleable cast iron inserts, Elastic Rail
Clips, various types, toe load and its measurement, criteria for fastening renewal, Rubber pads, Liners,  Anti sabotage arrangements for various sleepers, Creep anchors, method for fixing, Box anchoring.

4

2

12

Sleepers at joints & their spacing for concrete sleeper track

2

0

PSUIN104

FORMATION, BALLAST & DRAINAGE

28

0

1

Formation, Function

2

0

2

Typical sections of track on banks and cuttings for single/double lines
on all gauges,

4

0

3

Drainage, Slope on top of formation, side and catch water drains,
Drainage in mid section, yards and platforms, especially in monsoon

2

0

4

Causes for formation failure (Rehabilitation of weak formation).

10

0

5

Ballast Functions & types,

2

0

6

Ballast sections on different routes for straights and curves on
single/double lines, On different gauges for fish plated track, SWR and
LWR, Sections for branch lines, Loop and sidings.

4

0

7

Quantities for different sections.

2

0

8

Specification for track ballast

2

0

PSUIN105

Railway track & track Structure-I

4

0

1

Different Gauges,

2

0

2

Classification of Routes

2

0

PSUIN106

TRACK STRCUTURE IN YARDS

14

2

1

Track Structure (yards) Simple layouts, loops, gathering neck , overrun
line, shunting neck, hot axle/fuel/stabling siding,

6

1

2

Isolation derailing switch, Scotch block, Hay's derail, Sand hump, dead
ends, Catch & slip siding, Fouling marks, Restriction in use of 1 in 8½
turnouts on passenger lines,

4

1

3

Distance pieces to platform lines:

2

0

4

Restrictions regarding change of grade on approaches of turnout

2

0

PSUIN107

TRACK MAINTENANCE

21

4

1

Introduction

1

0

2

Object of good maintenance,

4

0

3

Service, Maintenance tolerances and Approved methods, Beater
packing, Off-track machines and 'On track' machines,

6

0

1

Hand signals in day and night, Hand flags, Hand lamps, Banner flags,
Detonators & fusee, life of detonators, testing, fog signals/fusee

4

2

2

Engineering, Indicators, Temporary and permanent,

4

2

3

Works of short and long duration, Protection during emergency Caution order.

6

0

PSUIN112

PATROLLING

16

0

1

Necessity of patrolling,

2

0

2

Kinds of patrolling i.e. Key men’s daily patrol, Gang patrol, Monsoon
security, Hot and cold weather patrolling, Watch at vulnerable points, Weather warnings, Single and double frequency patrolling,

6

0

3

Patrol charts, Patrol books and equipments, Selection and duties of
patrolmen,

4

0

4

Night checks & Inspections

2

0

5

Felling/Cutting/pruning of trees obstructing view, very close to OHE

2

0

PSUIN113

TOOLS & EQUIPMENTS

12

3

1

Measuring tools

4

1

2

MSP Tool kit

4

1

3

Regular Maintenance Tools

4

1

PSUIN114

TROLLEY/LORRY/DOLLY WORKING

14

0

1

Distinction between Trolley, Lorry & motor Trolley,

1

0

2

Competency Certificate,

1

0

3

Working of Push Trolley, Lorry & motor Trolley, Its equipment,

6

0

4

Protection, Working of rail dolly and its protection

4

0

5

Trolley Refuges

2

0

PSUIN115

RECONDITIONING OF MATERIALS AND TOOLS

18

0

1

Reconditioning of tools by forging, Forge -welding and riveting of new sections,

2

0

2

Reconditioning of P. Way materials, Rails, Welding of scabbed rails, cropping of rail ends, hole drilling and chamfering of bolt hole in rails

4

0

3

Wooden sleepers, Plugging spikes, Shifting rail seat, End binding,
Steel sleepers, Welding special pads for pandrol clips and use of moon washers/ Mota singh liner for elongated holes, Repressing of
fishplates, Use of shims, Beaters etc.

6

0

4

Reconditioning of worn out crossings and switches, type of electrodes used, RDSO approved vendor and welder system

6

0

 

Total(16 weeks)

334

46

 

 

 

Annexure- III(b)

MODULES FOR SENOR PWS- INDUCTION (PHASE-II)

Module
No.

Lesson Content

Class
Room

Model
Room

 

WELDED RAILS

 

 

PSUIN116

SHORT WELDED RAILS (SWR)

16

0

1

Definition, Track Structure for SWR,

4

2

2

Conditions of laying, Maintenance of SWR,

6

0

3

Gap survey & adjustment of gap.

6

0

PSUIN117

LONG WELDED RAILS (LWR)

43

8

1

Definitions,

4

0

2

Various types of Rail thermometers,

2

0

3

Permitted locations for laying, Track Structure, Laying of LWR,

4

0

4

De-stressing - with and without rail tensors

8

8

5

Repairs of Rail fracture,

6

0

6

Repairs of buckling,

6

0

7

Maintenance precautions, Overhauling, Deep screening, Renewal,

4

0

8

cold & hot weather patrolling,

3

0

9

Determination of stress free temperature.

2

0

11

Inspection of LWR and remedial actions for correction of gaps at SEJ,
Hysterasis loop

2

0

11

Competency level to carry out various works in LWR track, Dos &
Don’ts

2

0

PSUIN118

WELDING OF RAILS

16

6

1

Necessity of welding rail joints,

2

0

2

SPW, Wider gap Welding, compressed air preheating, 3 piece mould
AT welding technique

4

0

3

Precautions to be observed during AT weld for good quality,

4

4

4

Tolerances for finished A.T. welds & FB Welds,

2

2

5

Brief idea about FB welds, Testing of welds, Mobile flash-butt welding

4

0

PSUIN119

RAIL FLAWS & TESTING

4

0

1

Visuals examination (keyman's)

2

0

2

USFD Testing

2

0

PSUIN120

TURNOUTS - INTRODUCTION

8

2

1

Turnouts, Definition and description of components and terms,

2

0

2

Standard types, Ordinary built-up and high manganese crossings
straight switches, Curved switches, Thick web switches, Derailing switches, Spring points, other crossing types

4

2

3

Permissible speeds, Restriction on use of 1 in 8½ T/out on passenger running lines, symmetrical split

2

0

PSUIN121

TURNOUTS - ASSEMBLY & LAYING

6

0

1

Method of assembling all turnouts, Main dimensions and off sets of
lead curve for setting out,

2

0

2

Diamond crossings, scissors crossovers with single and double slips,
Definitions and description of components and terms, Switch diamonds, advantage of raising inside check rail of obtuse xings,

2

0

3

Methods of assembly,

2

0

 

TRACK STRUCTURE -II

 

 

PSUIN122

LEVEL CROSSINGS

13

5

1

Level crossings: Classification, types

2

0

2

Normal Position of Gates, Locking arrangement,

2

1

3

Equipments

1

1

4

Features of track at and in approaches of level crossings, Annual
overhauling, Maintenance of road surface and approach track, Check rails-types, correct clearances, Visibility

4

0

5

Requirement Checking of equipments and knowledge of rules of
gatemen,

0

1

7

Inspection of L-xing, Duties of gatekeeper, Hot axle train parting,

2

1

8

Speed breakers, Road sign Boards, Provision of new LC, Manning, De-
manning, interlocking and replacement with ROB, closure, shifting and replacement with limited height subways/ RUBs , Elimination Specification

2

1

PSUIN123

BRIDGES & TRACK STRUCTURE ON BRIDGES

6

2

1

Bridges: Classification, Types, Track Structure on girder Bridges, ballasted decks, arch bridges, tunnels, provision of guard rails, re-
railing ramps

2

2

2

Importance of maintaining correct gauge, Alignment and tight
fastenings, Preparation, Renewal bridge timber & Steel channel sleeper,

2

0

3

Attention to approach track & strengthening, Cleaning of waterway,
Checking guard rails.

2

0

PSUIN124

TUNNELS

2

0

PSUIN125

Ballast Depot, Training out ballast, DMT operation

2

0

PSUIN126

ASH PITS

2

0

PSUIN127

MECHANIZED MAINTENANCE

24

4

1

Need for mechanization, model of mechanized maintenance,

2

0

2

3 tiers system of track maintenance, Working of MMUs

6

0

3

Small track machines: types, use in maintenance, spot attention with off track tampers , Troubleshooting and system of repairs & maintenance

8

4

4

Pre-requisites to tamping and other machine working, Pre & Post and during attentions for tamping and other machine working,

8

0

PSUIN128

SURVEYING

8

4

1

General purpose of Surveying, introduction to common survey terms
and principles of surveying & Levelling.

4

0

2

Exposure to commonly used instruments/tools that measure angles &
distances i.e. Theodolite, Dumpy Levels, Total stations etc., Firsthand experience of carrying out topographic surveys at various scales, Interpretation and presentation/ reporting of survey data

4

4

 

CURVES

 

 

PSUIN129

HORIZONTAL CURVES

6

0

1

Degree of curve, Types of curves, Relation between degree, Radius,
Chord and versine, Standard chords to be used for stringing,

2

0

2

Record in SE/P.Way's curve register checking of alignment after
derailments and for turn in and turnout curves,

0

0

3

Super elevation / equilibrium cant, Maximum cant for normal and high
speed trains, Cant deficiency and cant excess, Formula for safe speed on curves, Equilibrium speed, Calculation of cant to be provided and permissible speed, Transition length, Maximum cant gradient, Rates of running out of cant and cant deficiency.

4

0

PSUIN130

VERTICAL CURVES

6

0

1

Need for vertical curve, Grades, Equivalent radius,

2

0

2

Calculations and setting out a vertical curve, Level pegs for accurate
maintenance,

2

0

3

Vertical curves on LWR

2

0

PSUIN131

REALIGNMENT OF CURVES

6

0

1

Re-alignment of curves, String lining of curves, Need for curve
adjustment,

2

0

2

Criteria for realignment, Curve register, Versine survey,

2

0

3

Curve indication boards & curve posts.

2

0

PSUIN132

TRACK RENEWALS

16

0

1

Casual renewals, Complete track renewals, Through rail renewals, Through Sleeper renewals, Through fitting renewal and through ballast
renewal,

4

0

2

Criteria for un-serviceability for casual renewals,

2

0

3

Criteria for TRR, TSR,

2

 

4

Methods of renewals, Preparation, Labour Organisation, Tools, Ballast,

4

0

5

Careful handling of materials, Speed restrictions and post relaying
attention,

2

0

6

Picking of released materials, Classification & disposal, Relaying with
PQRS equipment, Record of relaying, Track relaying train, Relaying of turnout with T-28, New track laying standards, Handing over/Taking over of new track.

2

0

PSUIN133

INSPECTIONS, TRACK RECORDING & MONITORING

12

0

1

Object of inspection,

2

0

2

Riding quality, TGI, Track geometry, Condition of track structure,
Correct methods of work, Testing knowledge of rules,

2

0

3

Method of Inspection: Push trolley, Motor trolley, Foot inspection,
Engine & Rear van Inspection, Amsler car, TRRC, Oscillograph car, OMS, TFMS, Mobile USFD (Spurt Car)

2

0

4

Frequency of inspection: Inspection register, Repetitive defects and their Rectification, Permissible accelerations as recorded by
oscillograph car,

2

0

5

Inspection of track geometry, inspection of Gang's work: quality,
methods, progress, tools and equipments, knowledge of rules, attendance, Gang chart and diary, inspection of finished work, Inspection of bad riding spots, spots identified by TRC for urgent maintenance, Systematic measurement and investigation of defect

4

0

PSUIN134

ACCIDENTS & DISASTER MANAGEMENT

16

2

1

Duties of JE-II/P. Way in disaster management

2

0

2

Sounding of hooters & classification of accidents,

2

0

3

Action to be taken on reaching site, First aid, preservation of clues,
Assessment of men and materials for restoration, Recording site and track particulars, Preparation of a sketch, Expeditious restoration,

4

0

4

Drivers report on bad riding, Breaches & its types, Prevention & action
during breach, Vigilance on Railway Affecting tanks

4

0

5

Enquiries - General ideas about procedure and composition of Accident
Committee,

0

0

6

Classification of enquiries & time schedule, Accidents at work spots,
Engineering ART materials

0

0

7

Mechanism of derailment, Various defects of rolling stocks and IRCA's rejection limits, Disaster Management

4

2

 

CE-MIS (TMS)

 

 

PSUIN135

TMS

4

0

1

Track Management System: Introduction to TMS, purpose, advantages,
main features

4

0

PSUIN136

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

18

0

1

Definition of agreement /contract, Types & forms of contract

2

0

2

Various registers to be maintained for progress, Quality, safety of
contractors persons, Safety measures at work site,

6

0

3

Accountal of new and Released material, Issue and receipt from
contractors, Important points from vigilance angle,

4

0

4

Hiring of tools and plants to Contractors

2

0

5

Supervision of contractual works, Safety at work-site, Common
ignorance. Dos & Don’ts for contract matters

4

0

PSUIN137

LAND MANAGEMENT

6

0

1

Demarcation of land boundaries,

2

0

2

Relinquishment of railway land,

2

0

3

Type of encroachments and PPE Act.

2

0

PSUIN138

COMPUTER & THEIR USAGE

16

12

1

Various languages suitable for Civil Engineering applications,

4

0

2

Windows,

4

4

3

MS- Office: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint

4

4

4

Use of Internet, Latest advancement in Information Technology & e- mail.

4

4

 

SAFETY

 

 

PSUIN139

CRS SANCTION & SCHEDULE OF DIMENSIONS

18

0

1

Works requiring CRS sanction

2

0

2

Various schedules of dimensions related to P. Way

8

0

3

Infringements, Register of infringements

2

0

4

Movement of ODC

2

0

5

Knowledge of GR & SR

4

0

PSUIN140

TRANSPORTATION

16

10

1

Knowledge of G R& SR, Various systems of working, Essentials of
absolute & automatic block system,

4

2

2

Classification of stations, Simple layouts & condition for granting
permission to approach, single line working on double line, Reception of train on blocked line and starting from non-signaled line, TFC, Interlocking, Recovery Time

4

4

3

Important definitions, General rules applying to Railway servants,

6

0

4

Signals, General provisions, Description of fixed signals, Hand signals, Detonating signal flare signal, Defective fixed signal, Rules for passing
defective signals,

2

4

PSUIN141

OFFICE & STORES

6

0

1

Procuring of office stationary and stores, Procuring of P. Way stores for maintenance and for special works, Classification of stores, Accountal of stores, Stock verification reports, Disposal of scrap & surplus stores, Overhauling of stores, Numerical ledgers & inventory control, Section register of SE/P. Way

2

0

2

Classification of stores, Stock verification, Stock sheet, Submission of returns, Inventory control, Maintenance of DMTR and ledgers, Submission of store returns in time,  Materials at site register, Imprest Store, T&P Store

2

0

3

Functioning of divisional Stores Depots and Track Depot, Requirement of materials for casual renewal and sanctioned renewals, Working out list for track materials, Proper care & upkeep of store.

2

0

PSUIN142

PERSONNEL

14

0

1

Muster, Pay sheet, Pay Bands, Grade Pay; Allowances,

1

0

2

Wage period, Bill preparation, Filling up of TA & OT Journals,
Witnessing of payment, unpaid wages.

1

0

3

Passes (PTOs) and leave.

3

0

4

Welfare Schemes & SBF

2

0

5

Railway Services (Conduct) Rules, D&A Rules

3

0

6

Categories of staff under Hours of Employment Regulations

1

0

7

Labour Laws- overview; Display of Statutory Notices, Inspection by Labour Enforcement Officer

1

0

8

Payment of Wages Act, Minimum Wages Act, Contract Labour Act

2

0

9

Workmen's Compensation Act, Action in case of injury on duty, Ex- Gratia Payment.

2

0

PSUIN143

FIRST AID

7

4

1

Introduction-Safety first principles

2

0

2

First Aid Box & Application

2

4

3

Precautions

3

0

PSUIN144

RAJBHASHA

4

0

1

Directives regarding use of Raj Bhasha in day-to-day working.

4

0

 

Total (10 weeks)

321

59

 

Total

655

105

 

Grand Total

760

 

Note:- Periods suggested for Class Room and Model Room against the topics above are indicative. Minor modifications may be made with the approval of PCE, in case local circumstances so warrant.

Ref: Railway Board letter No. E(MPP)/2009/3/17 dated 23.2.2010(RBE No. 34/2010)

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