Appendix B: Typical Rail Vehicle Components

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The components listed below are examples of typical rail vehicle components. These lists are not meant to be exhaustive. Other components may be included in the Buy America calculation depending on the configuration of the vehicles.

Typical Components of Rail Vehicles for the
Buy America Content Calculation

Acceleration and braking resistors
Air brake compressors
Air conditioning equipment
Articulation assemblies
Axles
Brake controls
Car shells
Communication equipment
Couplers and draft gear
Diagnostic equipment
Door actuators and controls
Doors
Foundation brake equipment (such as friction brakes)
Interior linings
Journal bearings
Lighting
Low voltage auxiliary power supplies
Main transformer
Pantographs
Propulsion controls
Propulsion gear boxes
Seating
Third rail pick-up equipment
Traction motors
Train control systems
Trucks
Window assemblies