Figure 61. Guide Row.
Figure 63. Divider sheets.
(c) Load machines with overhanging
projections far enough away from car sides, end walls, and
other freight to prevent damage.
(d) Do not load loose parts or other freight
adjacent to machines where a shift is liable to cause damage.
(e) When loading heavy machinery, be
Figure 62. Fiberboard material or bulkheads used
certain there is proper weight distribution in the car.
to fill vacant space.
packaged; and recoopering is accomplished when necessary.
c. Doorway Protection.
(1) Doorway protection must be used when
railcars are not equipped with plug (flush) doors and freight
loaded in the doorway area of the car is liable to contact
problems, as most units are unique in configuration, size,
doorposts and doors.
construction, weight, and weight distribution.
(2) When lading is only one layer high, one 2-inch
transport, most machinery must be properly crated, skid
x 4-inch piece of lumber nailed to each doorway threshold will
mounted, or otherwise prepared by the shipper, as explained
usually restrain the load satisfactorily. When lading is in two
and illustrated in AAR Pamphlet No. 21, Rules Regulating the
or more layers, other methods should be used. Figures 72
Preparation and Safe Loading of Machinery in Closed Cars
and 73 depict three types of doorway protection.
7. Loading of Hazardous Materials
(2) Damage to machinery can be prevented by
All shipments in the United States of hazardous materials,
proper preparation of the units for transportation, and by
following basic loading and bracing principles; such as-.
must be packaged, blocked, and braced in accordance with
(a) Always load units with skids lengthwise
Mr. R. M. Graziano's Tariff No. 27, or reissues thereof,
of the car.
Hazardous Materials Regulations of the
(b) Never fasten skid runners to the car