Sec. 6-Fig. 31-A (Rev.-12-1969) (Concluded)
AIRPLANE ENGINE CONTAINERS, LOADED OR EMPTY, LENGTHWISE, SIDE BY SIDE,
DOUBLE DECKED-FLAT CARS
Item No. of Pcs.
4 sets ea. unit
On containers with open top stacking lugs, use , in. x 4 in. x length to suit washer plate with 5/8
in top layer.
in. dia. machine bolts x length to suit, double nuts, located as shown, to fasten upper and lower
See Sketches 1
containers together. Substitute if desired anti-skid device fabricated per Sketch 2. Alternate
arrangement for containers with solid stacking lugs, use anti-skid plates fabricated per Sketch
3. Bend and form over stacking lugs, locate as shown and apply bands per Item J.
2 ea. pile.
Unitizing bands 2 in. x .050 in. high tension bands. Encircle 4 containers. Locate one band near
each end of each group of 4 containers as shown.
2 ea. pile.
Tie-down bands, 2 in. x .050 in. high tension bands. Locate one on each end of each group of 4
containers. Secure to car stake pocket or anchor on sides of car. Metal fillers sufficient to
provide a suitable radius must be used to protect bands at stake pockets and applied so as to
2 ea. per top
2 in. x .050 in. high tension bands encircling 2 containers, top and bottom, near each end of the
containers. Used only when containers have solid stacking lugs, and anti-skid plates, per
Sketch 3, are used between containers.
2 ea. per
Cradle support blocks, 6 in. x 6 in. x 41 in., to be constructed of solid or laminated hardwood.
The cradle radius must be uniform and provide a firm fit to the top of the bottom container.
Locate between the bottom and top containers in line with vertical end base framing of top
container and in front of stacking lugs of bottom container. See Detail of Item K. If lamination
is necessary, construct each cradle of 3 pieces of 2 in. x 6 in. lumber, nailed together with 30-D
nails and two 3/8 in. dia. carriage bolts x length to suit, nails spaced in a pattern design. See
illustration #14 of Section 4, Part 2. Not required when containers are shipped empty.
2 ea. per
Light gauge metal connecting angle 4 in. x 4 in. x 4 in. attached to cradle support blocks and
container skids with six 30-D nails.
Load to be stenciled on both sides of car "Anti-skid plates."
Load as shown is depicted on a car with a 10 ft. 6 in. wide deck.
See General Rules 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 14 and 15 for further details.
This load exceeds outline diagram for single loads, without end overhang, on open top cars and is to be handled in
accordance with General Rule 7.