EMU Brake Testing

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The following are the details of brake testing done for EMUs. The testing is done by the motorman and the guard of the EMU train in coordination. Although these days walkie-talkies or cellphones may be available to the crew, traditionally only a bell was available for the guard to communicate with the motorman.

Many thanks to Prakash Tendulkar and his friends in the Mumbai suburban system for the explanation of this procedure.