Section No. 1-General Rules (Rev.-4-1980)
The number of strands specified, when not forming a complete loop with both ends tied together, must be
used in cases where each end of such wires is attached to stake pocket or other point of attachment.
The above items must be located about 2 in. above top of load, unless otherwise specified, and wires
must be twisted taut.
Use staples or nails bent over to prevent bands or wires from working off stakes or binders.
Boards, used to retain stakes in vertical position, applied lengthwise of car, must be nailed to inside face of
Side stakes used for loads in gondola cars not covered in the figures must be secured so as to remain In
sufficiently vertical position to protect the load.
PLACE A LOOP OF WIRE AROUND TWO OPPOSITE STAKES IN SUCH A MANNER THAT ONE
END OF WIRE IS TERMINATED UNDER THE LOOP AT ONE STAKE AND THE OTHER END IS
TERMINATED UNDER THE LOOP AT THE OTHER STAKE, SO THAT WHEN THE STRANDS,
THUS FORMED, ARE TWISTED THE LOOSE ENDS BECOME SECURED UNDER EACH LOOP
Such fastenings need not be used when top tier of "H" and "I" beams with flanges 6 in. wide or more re
loaded flatwise, and lower edges of flanges extends at least 2 in. below top of car sides and confined inside the flanges
of beams underneath.
Rule 11. Securement of Parts and Accessories.
All attached parts or accessories of a load must be adequately secured to prevent loosening,
damage or loss in transit.
Detached parts, boxed material, etc., must be loaded as far from car sides and ends as practicable
and secured substantially to prevent displacement vertically, laterally and longitudinally.
Cardboard or similar type material, subject to deterioration, must be waterproof or protected against
the elements and must be of such strength to support the securement items.
Loose and/or miscellaneous parts, piled or stacked more than one high must be unitized by banding
in two directions and/or bolting together to form a unitized package and secured to car floor with suitable blocking applied
on all four sides. A minimum of one (1) 1¼ in. x .035 in. punched steel anchor band is to be applied to prevent vertical
displacement. If height of package exceeds the width, a minimum of two (2) 1 1/4 in. x .035 in. punched steel anchor
bands must be used. Attachments and or parts that cannot be unitized must be banded into a bundle. Bundle must be
secured to car floor with a minimum of two (2) 1 1/4 in. x .035 in. punched steel anchor bands to prevent vertical
displacement and suitably blocked to prevent longitudinal and/or lateral displacement.
For guidance. see "Illustrations for Securing Loose Parts, Section No. 1".