The preferred method of loading a locomotive onto
a flatcar is under its own power.
Load locomotive on flatcar as follows:
1 Slowly move operational locomotive up ramp and onto flatcar.
2 Position locomotive on flatcar and lock locomotive coupler to coupler mounted on flatcar.
1 Position a flatcar between dead locomotive and locomotive providing power.
Extreme caution shall be used when using a flatcar
to move a dead locomotive. Couplers may slip
apart, causing injury or death to personnel and
damage to equipment.
2 Slowly push dead locomotive up ramp and onto flatcar.
3 Position locomotive on flatcar and lock locomotive coupler to coupler mounted on flatcar.
Install 1/4-inch (6.4 mm) cable (component of flatcar) to coupler assembly to prevent coupler from opening
There are eight wheel chocks provided with the flatcar. Place one wheel chock behind the front wheels
and one in front of the rear wheels on each truck of the locomotive.