Sec. 6-Fig. 80 (Rev.-10-1981) (Concluded)
(Drawing Redrawn 9-1977)
TANKS AND SIMILAR UNITS, OVER 60,000 TO 100,000 LBS., INCLUSIVE-FLAT CARS
No. of Pcs.
Each to consist of two pieces of 4 in. x 6 in. solid block lumber. Cut to fit contour of bogie
wheels. Locate one piece between inner wheels, and one piece between outer wheels in the
spaces between the four center bogie assemblies as shown above.
Each to consist of two pieces of2 in. x 4 in. x 12 1/2 in. lumber. Locate against bogie wheels
on top of Items "E" as shown in detail "B". Fasten to Item "E" with 20-D screw nails.
5/8 in., 6 x 19, IWRO, wire rope, In complete loop. Apply from tie-down points on front and
rear of tank to stake pockets on opposite side of car. If wire ropes contact each other where
they cross, suitable cushioning material must be applied to prevent chafing or wear of these
Items. Thimbles must be placed at the bottom of each stake pocket and fastened to wire
rope with one cable clip to prevent dislodgement. Wire rope should be overlapped at least
24 in. Substitute 1 1/4 in. diagonal rods if desired. Attached to lifting lugs and pass through
stake pockets. A 1/2 in. x 4 in. x 10 in. steel plate must be placed at the bottom of the stake
pocket to act as a washer.
Fasten each wire rope tie-down with four 5/8 in. cable clips spaced approximately 3 1/2 to 4 in.
apart. See General Rule 15(d) and Rule 15(n), Note A.
2 ea. unit.
3/8 in. wire rope, 6 x 19, IWRC. Apply two 3/8 in. cables in a complete loop securing gun barrel
to unit at each side. Not required when unit is equipped with external built-in gun brace;
however, if external gun brace is Inoperative, cable will be used. Substitution of wire or
banding is not authorized.
For loads superimposed above car floor, use method illustrated In Figure 81.
Turret gun should be In a straight forward position. Turret lock handwheel and elevating mechanism handwheel
must be wired to prevent rotating.
When tie-down rods are found slightly loose in transit, they need not be tightened.
Handbrakes must not be set.
This figure, when applicable, may be used for the loading of vehicles being shipped under the provisions of ICC
Special Permit No. 3498 during a National Emergency providing the gross weight per vehicle does not exceed 100,000
lbs. For vehicles having a gross weight exceeding 100,000 lbs. each, use Figure 81, Section 6.
See General Rules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 14, 15, 19, and 19-A for further details.