Care must be taken when disengaging chain
binders. The chain binders may snap open,
causing injury or death to personnel.
Remove safety wire securing chain binder handles. Raise handle to relieve tension on chains mounted
between binders and tiedowns of the locomotive. Remove chains. Chains must remain with the flatcar.
Turn adjusting bolt counterclockwise on stabilizer jacks until bolt is disengaged from jack pads on
Use a cutting torch and cut welds securing base of stabilizer jacks to bed of the flatcar. Remove jacks.
Jack stands are components of the flatcar and must remain with the car.
Use a cutting torch and cut welds securing angle bracket of wheel chocks to bed of flatcar. Retain wheel
Remove U-bolts holding bed stabilizing jacks against bottom of flatcar. Lower from stowed position to
vertical position. Retain U-bolts and hardware.
Use stabilizing jacks and stabilize bed of flatcar.
Before removing locomotive from flatcar, check and make sure that devices for securing the locomotive to
the car have been removed and that objects that may damage the locomotive or the car are also removed.
Use either step (13) or (14) for unloading locomotive
Unload locomotive under its own power.
Remove tape from exhaust stack.
Check fluid levels (oil, fuel, coolant, compressor oil).
Check belts on compressor for proper tightness.
Visually inspect main generator for objects that may damage generator.
Set battery switch to CLOSE and check electrical system.
Start locomotive in accordance with paragraphs 2-10 and 2-11 and observe that air system is working