4-47. STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS (cont)
Air Tank and Lines. Drain moisture from tank and lines and close drain cocks and valves.
Engine Openings. Seal openings in exhaust pipes with tape (item 27, app E).
4-48. SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS
Loading Procedures. The 80-ton locomotive will be shipped on a modified 100-ton flatcar.
Care shall be taken when disengaging chain binders from the portable ramp sections. The
binder may snap open and cause injury or death to personnel.
Care shall 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 prevent movement.
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.