Sec. 6-Fig. 52 (Rev.-1-1976)
STRADDLE TRUCKS-FLAT OR GONDOLA CARS
Item No. of Pcs.
Brake wheel clearance. See Fig. 2, Sec. 1.
8 per unit.
Blocks, pattern 16. Locate 45 degree portion of block against front and rear of each wheels
Secure heel of block to floor with three 40-D nails and toe-nail that portion under tire to floor
with two 40-D nails. Substitute, if desired, at each location, blocks, pattern 17 or 18.
4 per unit.
Block Pattern 89, Section No. 6 Material Chart. Each to consist of one piece of 2 in. x 6 in. x 36
in. lumber and three pieces of 2 in. x 4 in. x 36 in. lumber. Nail 2 in. x 6 in. piece to edge of
bottom 2 in. x 4 in. piece with five 12-D nails. Place against tire with suitable protective
materials, such as waterproof paper or burlap between tire and 2 in. x 6 in. piece. Nail to car
floor through the 2 in. x 4 in. piece with four 20-D nails. Nail the other two pieces of 2 in. x 4
in. lumber to the one below in the same manner.
4 per unit.
7/8 in. dia. rods. Attach one to frame at each corner of unit and pass through stake pocket, and
Item "E", or through floor. Substitute, if desired, at each location 5/8, in. x 6 x 19 IWRC wire
1/2 in. x 4 in. x 10 in. plates. Units must have elevators placed in fully lowered position.
Hand brakes must be set and levers wired or blocked.
See General Rules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 11, 14, 15, 19-A and 19-B for further details.