Sec. 6-Fig. 51-A (Rev.-4-1980)
(Drawing Redrawn 11-1978)
1/4 TON, 4 X 4 TRUCKS, CROSSWISE-FLAT CARS
Item No. of Pcs.
Brake wheel clearance. See Fig. 2, Sec. 1.
16 required for 9
Each to consist of two pieces of 2 in. x 6 in. x 18 in. lumber and two pieces of 2 in. x 8 in. X 18
vehicles on 53'6
in. lumber. Nail the bottom edge of the two 2 in. x 6 in. x 18 in. pieces to the bottom2 in. x8 in.
x 18 in. piece with three 12-D nails on each side as shown in Sketch 1. Secure the assembled
pieces to the car floor through the 2 in. x 8 in. piece with three 20-D nails. Nail the other 2 in. x
8 in. piece to the one below In a like manner. Locate as shown. See Sketch 1.
4 ea. vehicle.
Wheel block 4 in. x 6 in. x 22 in. Locate 45 degree portion of the block against the inside of the
front and rear wheels as shown. Nail heel of block to the car floor with three 30-D nails and
toenail that portion of the block under the tire with two 30-D nails on each side. Substitute, if
desired, blocks, pattern 67, at each location.
Each to consist of one piece of 2 in. x 6 in. x 18 in. lumber and two pieces of 2 in. x 8 in. x 18 in.
lumber. Nail one edge of the 2 in. x 6 in. x 18 in. piece to the bottom piece of 2 in. x 8 in. x 18
in. piece with three 12-D nails as shown in Sketch 2. Place against the tire and nail to the car
floor with three 20-D nails. Nail the other 2 in. x 8 in. x 18 in. piece to the one below in a like
manner. Locate as shown. See Sketch 2.
4 ea. vehicle.
Each to consist of four strands of No. 8 gage common annealed wire. Attach to the lifting
shackles located at each end of the vehicle and to the stake pockets as shown. Metal fillers
sufficient to provide a suitable radius must be used to protect the wire at stake pockets and
applied so as to prevent dislodgment. Twist wires taut with a rod, bolt or suitable length of 2 in.
x 2 in. lumber and secure to prevent unwinding. Substitute, if desired, 3 in. IWRC wire rope
in a complete loop and secure with three 3 in. cable clips. Thimbles must be used at the stake
pockets to protect the wire rope and secured to the wire rope with one cable clip.
1 ea. Items
Suitable material such as waterproof paper or burlap, etc. Locate bottom portion under Items "B"
"B" and "D".
and "D", the top portion to extend 2 inches above Items "B" and "D".
1. Shippers should specify cars 9'6 wide or wider., 53'6 in length for the loading of nine vehicles.
2. Hand brakes must be set.
3. Gearshift lever must be placed in neutral position.
4. Tie-down wires or wire rope shall be applied as near to parallel to each other as possible. Tie-down wires or
wire rope must not be crossed.
5. When rail line clearances require, spare wheel assembly and mounting bracket, rear bumperettes, towing pintle,
water/gas cans and carrier shall be removed from the vehicle prior to loading.
See General Rules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 14, 15, 19A, 19B and 19C for further details.