4-48. SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS (cont)
Use a suitable lifting device and lift ramp sections from flatcar.
Remove hardware securing sections together. Retain hardware.
A-end of flatcar 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 section aline with rails on flatcar.
Select the next section of ramp and secure to first section. Continue this procedure until all sections are
secured together and create a gradual slope from the bed of the flatcar to the track rails. The ramp will be
approximately 50 feet (15.2 m) long. 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.
Care shall be taken when disengaging chain binders. The chain binders may snap open, causing
death or injury 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.