Yard Coupler: A description for the yard coupler job

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Yard Coupler – Switches railroad cars within yard of railroad, industrial plant, quarry, construction project, or similar location to load and unload cars or to make up and break up trains: Receives oral or written instructions from CONDUCTOR, YARD (transportation industry) indicating which cars are to be switched and track assignment. Raises coupling lever to uncouple cars. Signals SWITCH TENDER (transportation industry) to throw track switches and YARD ENGINEER (transportation industry) to move cars, using lantern or arm signals. Climbs ladder to top of car and turns handwheel to set brakes or to control speed of car when it has been shunted. Connects airhose to cars when making up trains, using wrench. Throws track switches where no SWITCH TENDER (transportation industry) is stationed to shunt cars to different sections of yard. May also talk to CONDUCTOR, YARD (transportation industry) or YARD ENGINEER (transportation industry) via radiophone to give or receive switching information. May also climb onto moving cars to set handbrakes and be designated Car Rider (transportation industry). When employed by establishment other than railroad, may also be designated Industrial-Yard Brake Coupler (industry), or according to locomotive involved as Brake Coupler, Dinkey (industry).

Job industry: transportation industry

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