Passenger Equipment Cars
Adopted 1910; Revised 1936 and periodically to date of last revision; 1979.
A passenger train car is defined as a car of suitable construction, equipped to operate in passenger trains, its characteristics to include:
- All steel, steel underframe or equivalent construction;
- Passenger type air brake equipment, or of type to function with other passenger car brakes;
- Trucks suitable for satisfactory operation in passenger train service;
- Train line connections for signaling, heating, power, or other function s as required for the train assignment;
And be in accordance with definitions and designating letters fir general passenger train service as follows:
- PB – A car constructed for passenger train service and equipped to handle baggage, express, mail merchandise or similar products.
- PD – Car equipped for food or beverage service.
- PA – Car equipped to handle passengers.
- PS – Company service car, including office cars, instruction cars, display cars, etc.WHere car serves two purposes, as coach and baggage, combine symbols as “PAB”.
Source: Vol.106, No. 4, April 1991 ORER.