4-52. SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS
Loading Procedures. The 60-ton locomotive will be shipped on a modified 100-ton flatcar.
Care must be taken when disengaging chain
binders from the portable ramp sections. The
binder may snap open and cause injury or death
Care must be taken after chains are removed from
portable ramp. Sections may shift and fall,
causing injury or death to personnel.
Loading shall be done on level, straight track.
Before starting loading procedures, be sure
transporter flatcar is braced and brake is applied to
Disengage chain binders and remove chains holding portable ramp to flatcar. Chains and chain binders
will remain with flatcar.
Use a suitable lifting device and lift ramp section from flatcar.
Remove hardware securing ramp sections together and separate sections. Retain hardware.
A-end of flat car has stabilizing jacks under the deck.
Select largest section of ramp, use eight 1 X 4-inch (25.4 X 101.6 mm) bolts, and bolt ramp to A-end of
flatcar. Make sure that rails on ramp match up with rails on flatcar.
Select the next section of ramp and bolt to first section. Continue this procedure until all sections are
bolted together and create a gradual slope from the bed of flatcar to the track rails. The ramp will be
approximately 50 feet (15 m) long when assembled. Check that bolt holes are secured and that 5/8 X 2-
1/2-inch (15.9 x 63.5 mm) bolts are used to secure ramp.
Remove U-bolts that hold stabilizing jacks against bottom of flatcar bed.
Lower from stowed position to vertical position. Retain U-bolts and hardware.
Use stablizing jacks and stabilize flatcar.