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Track Mounted Personnel Carrier

Definition: Man trip -- A vehicle designed to transport more than five persons.

  1. Safety chains shall be installed at passenger access points on man trips.
  2. If vehicle is equipped with trolley pole, the pole must not be capable of turning in a 360 degree radius.
  3. Cable must be protected by either a fuse of a circuit breakers on the pole or in the panel.
  4. Controller must either have a dead man function or have a self-centering tramming control.
  5. Vehicle shall have two independent service braking systems and a parking brake. The parking brake can be one of the service braking systems if it is capable of slowing a fully loaded vehicle to a stop. The service brake can be the parking brake if it is capable of holding a fully loaded vehicle at rest. One of the required braking systems may be an electric brake.
    1. If dynamic braking is utilized, it will not be required to bring the vehicle to a complete stop.
    2. If plug braking is utilized, it will be designed to prevent automatic reversing of the vehicle.
  6. Sanders are required on all man trips. Each wheel used in driving and/or braking shall have sander discharge.
  7. Vehicles shall be equipped with lights on both ends. Reflectors are required on both ends and both sides.
  8. Any seating position under trolley wire must have a protective cover per Section 272(b).
  9. Guards or covers shall protect all rotating parts.
  10. End and side panels of man trips shall be of sufficient height to contain passengers within the vehicle during derailment.
  11. Vehicles must be provided with an audible warning device.
  12. The electrical components shall be arranged so that the trolley harp cannot become energized by an on-board battery. All uninsulated electrical components will be properly enclosed or guarded to prevent incidental contact.
  13. All operator controls and access panels shall be clearly marked.
  14. Man trips shall be so designed to accommodate a stretcher.
  15. All battery powered equipment shall have an emergency disconnect.
    1. Service circuit breaker is acceptable as the disconnect if properly sized.
    2. Emergency disconnect must be accessible from the operator's normal position.
    3. Emergency disconnect must operate without the use of undervoltage shunt trip coils or mechanical linkage.
  16. All battery plugs must be interlocked so as to prevent disconnecting under load.
  17. All motors and electrical circuits will have power short circuit and overload protection.
  18. All exposed conductors or cables will be protected from mechanical damage by conduit. Hose conduit is acceptable.