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