Sec. 6-Fig. 20 (Rev.-10-1968)
BOATS IN CRADLES-FLAT OR GONDOLA CARS
No. of Pca.
Brake wheel clearance. See Fig. 2.
Each to consist of three pieces of 2 in. x 6 in., length to suit. Locate at ends of
cradles, as shown, And secure lower piece to floor with six 80-D nails and top
pieces to those below in like manner.
Each to consist of three pieces of 2 in. x 4 in. x 36 in. Locate suitably spaced,
as shown, against Item "B" and secure lower piece to floor with six 80-D nails
and top pieces to those below in like manner.
Each to consist of two pieces of 2 in. x 4 in. x 24 in. Locate suitably spaced, as
shown, against cradle and secure lower piece to floor with four 80-D nails and
top piece to one below in like manner.
3/4 in. dia. rods. Attach to each corner of cradle, as shown, and pass through
stake pocket and Item "F", or through floor. Substitute, if desired, 1/2 in.
diameter 6 x 19 IWRO wire rope applied in a complete loop and secured with
three cable clips. All sharp edges at points of attachment to the car and
commodity are to be protected with 1/2 in. thimbles secured to the cable with
one cable clip for each thimble.
1/2 in. x 4 in. x 10 in. plates. Cradles must be strong enough to prevent failure
in transit. Boats must be adequately secured to cradles.
See General Rules 4, 5, 9, 11, 14 and 15 for further details.