RAIL TRANSPORTABILITY GUIDANCE
Blocking and Restraining Item on Railroad Flatcars With Wooden Floors
2-in x 4-in
2-in x 12-in
c. Rope, steel wire,
d. Clips, cable,
e. Thimbles, std,
a. Lumber: Douglas-fir
b. Nails: C o m m o n ,
6x19, IWRC, steel cable, Fed Spec RR-W-410.
d. Clips: "U''-bolt,
N o . Required
Brake wheel clearance. Six-inch clearance required in back of, on both sides
of, and above brake wheel, with 4 inches required below the wheel.
Block, track, front, right and left sides. Construct with 2-in. x 12-in. mate-
rial and 20d nails. See item B, figure 6. Locate the angle ends under the
right and left front tracks.
Block, track, rear, right and left sides. Construct with 2-in x 12-in material
and 20d nails. See item C, figure 6. Locate the angle ends under the
right and left rear tracks.
B l o c k , end cleats, each to consist of two pieces of 2-in
against ends of each item B and C. Nail the lower piece to the car floor
30d nails, and the top piece to the one below in a like manner.
Block, side cleats, 2-in x 4-in x 20-in. Locate one piece on the inside and
outside of each item B and C. Nail each piece to the car floor with four
Track, side cleats, each to consist of two pieces of 2-in x 4-in x 144-in.
Locate along the inside of each track and nail the lower piece to the car
floor with sixteen 30d nails. Nail the top piece to the one below with
sixteen 30d nails.
Track, side cleat spreaders, each to consist of two pieces of 2-in x 4-in x
length to suit. Locate at each end and in center of item F. Nail the lower