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No. of Pieces
C 1 each item D Suitable material, such as waterproof paper or burlap, etc. Locate bottom portion
under item D, the top portion to extend 2 in. above item D (sketch 2, fig. 6).
Blocks, each to consist of one piece of 2- x 6- x 36-in. lumber and three pieces of
2- x 4- x 36-in. lumber (sketch 2, fig 6). Nail one edge of the 2- x 6- x 36in.
piece to the bottom 2- x 4- x 36-in. piece with five 12d nails Then place against
the tire, and nail to the car floor through the 2-x 4-x 36-in. piece with four
20d nails. Nail the other two 2- x 4- x 36-in. pieces to the one below in the
same manner.
SK strands of No. 8 gage, black annealed-finish wire (see 4C and e below). Attach
to the shackles located at each end of the unit and to stake pockets on the
same side of the car. Metal fillers sufficient to provide a suitable radius must
be used to protect the wire at stake pockets and applied so as to prevent
dislodgement. Twist wires taut with a rod, bolt, or suitable length of 2- x 2-in.
lumber, and secure to prevent unwinding (sketch 3, fig. 6). Substitute, if
desired, /2-in. IWRC wire-rope, in a complete loop, and secure with four /2in.
wire-rope clamps. Thimble must be used at the stake pocket to protect the
wire-rope and secured to the wire-rope with one wire-rope clamp (sketch 4, fig.6).
Each to consist of six strands of No. 8 gage, black annealed-finish wire. Pass
through the spokes or holes in the front and rear wheels and through the car
stake pockets (fig. 5 and 7 and para 4C and e below).
Wires should be attached to the wheel above the midpoint and the twisted wire
tiedowns installed so they form an "X" across the face of the wheel. Twist
taut with a rod, bolt, or suitable length of 2- x 2-in. lumber, and secure to
prevent unwinding.
4. General Notes
a. Load as shown is based on a flatcar 9 feet 2 inches wide (platform). Cars with wider platforms
may be used.
b. All handbrakes will be applied with the hand levers wired or blocked. Gearshift levers for automatic
or conventional transmissions must be placed and wire-tied in neutral position. Clutch pedal will be
secured in depressed position by wiring to floorboard plate, or by wiring a wood block to the pedal
beneath the floorboard.
c. When No. 8 gage wire is used for tiedown purposes, the wire is to be threaded in a continuous
length until all the required number of strands are formed (one complete loop consists of two strands).
d. Tires are to be inflated to.10 psi above highway operating pressures.
e. If at any time this vehicle is shipped in a loaded condition and the combined weight of the vehicle
and cargo exceeds 22,000 pounds, additional securement will be required as follows: Apply additional
wheel tiedowns (item F) to the intermediate wheels, and increase item E to 8 strands of No. 8 gage
black annealed-finish wire.
f. For further details, refer to Association of American Railroads (AAR) "Rules Governing the Load-
ing of Commodities on Open Top Cars" and General Rules 4, 5, 9, 10, 14, 16, 19A, and 19B therein.
Restraining Item on Cushioned Rub-Rail Flatcars
1. Application
Item  No. of Pieces
A . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brake wheel clearance. Minimum clearance required is 6 in. above, in back of,
and on both sides of, and 4 in. underneath wheel.
As required Brandon double chain tiedown device with /2-in. dia Excelloy chain, or simid ar,
proof-tested at 27,500 lb. Located between the vehicles as shown. Attach one
chain around the front axle of one vehicle, and attach the other chain through

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