Sec. 6-Fig. 88-A (Rev.-9-1977)
(Drawing Redrawn 9-1977)
FOUR OR SIX WHEEL TRUCKS (SINGLE OR DUAL WHEELS)-FLAT CARS WITH WOODEN FLOORS
Item No. of Pcs.
Brake wheel clearance. See Fig. 2, Sec. 1.
8 or 12, as
Block, pattern 16, of Section No. 6. Locate 45 degree portion of block against front and rear
of front wheels, in front of inner and outer intermediate wheels and in back of inner and outer
rear wheels. Nail heel of the block to the car floor with three 40-D nails and toenail that portion
of the block under the tire to the car floor with two 40-D nails before Items "C" and "D" are
applied. Four wheel vehicles have blocks in front and rear of each wheel.
1 ea. Item "D".
Suitable protective material, such as waterproof paper or burlap, etc. Locate bottom portion
under Item "D", the top portion to extend two inches above Item "D".
D 4 or 6 as required.
Blocks, pattern 89 of Sec. 6. Apply over Item "C" and locate against tire. See pattern 89 for
securement details. May be omitted for the intermediate dual wheels on six-wheel vehicles
weighing 16,000 lbs. or less.
4 ea. unit.
3/8 in. 6 x 19 IWRC wire rope, single strand, for vehicles weighing 8,500 lbs., or less.
3/8 in. 6 x 19 IWRC wire rope, doubled (complete loop), for vehicles weighing over 8,500 lbs. to
16,000 lbs., inclusive.
½ in., 6 x 10 IWRC wire rope, doubled (complete loop), for vehicles weighing over 16,000 lbs. to
25,000 lbs., inclusive.
5/8 in. 6 x 19 IWRC wire rope, doubled (complete loop), for vehicles weighing over 25,000 lbs.
to 40,000 lbs., inclusive.
Attach to tie-down shackles on each end of vehicle and to stake pockets on same side of flat car.
Metal fillers or thimbles sufficient to provide a suitable radius must be used to protect wire rope
at stake pockets and at vehicle tie-down shackles. Fillers or thimbles must be applied so as to
prevent dislodgment. (See Sketch 1). Cable clips must be applied in accordance with General
Rules 15 (d) and 15 (n).
All hand brakes are to be set with hand levers wired or blocked.
Gearshift levers for automatic or conventional transmissions must be placed in neutral and wire tied.
See General Rules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 14, 15, 19-A and 19-B for additional information.