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Motive Power and Equipment

The Motive Power and Equipment Division provides technical expertise and direction in the execution and administration of rail safety programs to ensure maximum safety in railroad operations relevant to motive power and freight, passenger, and commuter equipment. It promotes an understanding of and compliance with Federal standards to inspect locomotives, passenger and freight cars, and safety appliances such as air brakes.   


(Title 49 CFR)