Sec. 6-Fig. 87 (Concluded) (Rev.-8-1972)
CARRIER, PERSONNEL, M113, OR SIMILAR TYPE VEHICLES, ON G-85 OR G-89 FLAT CARS EQUIPPED
WITH CUSHIONED RUB-RAIL OR SIMILAR RAILROAD FLAT CARS
Vehicles must face in the same direction and be uniformly spaced along the length of the car to allow sufficient
space at each end of the car and between the vehicles for securement. Apply tie-downs parallel to each other at the
same end of the vehicle and down from the vehicle point of attachment to the car tie-down facility. The angle of the tie-
down must not be greater than 45 degrees.
Hand brakes on vehicles must not be set.
Gear shift levers on tracked vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions, are to be placed in a neutral
position. Vehicles equipped with standard transmissions must have the gear shift lever wire-tied in a neutral position.
Open hooks must be secured with wire over the opening to prevent the hook from becoming disengaged from
the chain link to which it is secured.
Turnbuckles when used to tighten chains, must be wired or locked to prevent them from turning during transit
unless the turnbuckles are equipped with self-locking devices.
Method of loading as shown is applicable to other types of tracked vehicles weighing up to 25,000 lbs. each.
The following vehicles in the quantities shown can be loaded on an 85 ft. or longer cushioned rub-rail equipped car or
similar railroad flat car with center tie-down positions running the entire length of the car:
85 ft. Car
89 Ft. Car
Carrier, Command and Reconnaissance.
Mortar, SP, 107MM.
Rifle, Multiple, 106MM.
Carrier, Command Post.
Flame Thrower, Self-propelled.
Carrier, Cargo, Full-Track
This figure, when applicable, may be used for the loading of vehicles being shipped under the provisions of ICO
Special Permit No. 3498 during a National Emergency providing the gross weight per vehicle does not exceed 25,000
pounds. For vehicles having a gross weight exceeding 25,000 pounds each, general purpose flat cars must be utilized
and loaded in accordance with Figure 79, Sec. 6.
See General Rules 4, 5, 7 and 19-A for further details.