Table 7-4. Continued
Item No. Required
Thimbles. Place one thimble under wire rope at each place where rope passes under bottom
edge of stake pocket. Secure each thimble to wire rope with one 3/8-inch clamp (detail 3, fig
Clamps. Place four on each item E at overlap area. Space clamps 2 1/2 inches apart, with at
least 6 inches from ends of wire rope (detail 3, fig 7-3). Place one on each item G as
indicated above. Torque all clamps to 45 foot-pounds.
Side blocks (detail 2, fig 7-3). Each consists of two pieces of 2- x 4- x 24-inch lumber
assembled as described in item D.
Set handbrakes and block or wire lever in place.
General Rules 1 through 5, 14, 15, 19A, and 19B, Section 1, General Rules Governing the Loading of Commodities
On Open Top Cars, published by the Association of American Railroads, apply.
Tension wire rope with an applicable sized come-along mechanical hoist or equal tensioning device.
Table 7-5. Bill of Materials for Blocking and Tiedown of Three TEAMPACK Shelters on Wood-Deck
Flatcar (Fig 7-4)
Douglas-fir, or comparable; straight-grain, free from material
Wedges (to suit)
Block stakes (to suit)
Blocks, 6- x 6-inch (to suit)
Blocks, 2- x 6-inch x 10-foot (to suit)
Blocks, 4- x 4-inch x 14-foot (side blocks)
Blocks, 6- x 6- x 16-inch (2 each end of shelter, outside)
Blocks, 6- x 8-inch (to suit) between shelters
Common, steel, flathead; bright or cement-coated; Fed Spec
Standard, open-type: 3/8.inch
Wire rope, U-bolt clamps, saddled, single-grip, steel, Crosby
heavy-duty, or equal; Fed Spec FF-C-450: 3/8-inch
6 x 19, IWRC; improved plow steel; preformed; regular-lay;
table X, Fed Spec RR-410C: 3/8-inch
Table 7-6. Application of Materials for Blocking and Tiedown of Three TEAMPACK Shelters on Wood-Deck
Flatcar (Fig 7-4)
Wedges. Use at each stake pocket, at both ends of railcar, to hold stake in place.
Stakes. Use at both ends of railcars to hold bracing material in place.
Blocks, 6- x 6-inch. Three blocks for holding shelter in place and cut to suit for each end of
Blocks, 6- x 6-inch. Two each for each end of railcar. Attach to the above block to hold shelter in
Blocks, 2- x 6- x 10-inch side block for each shelter. Nail to top of 4- x 4- x 14-inch.
Blocks, 4- x 4- x 14-inch side block for each shelter.
Blocks, 6- x 6- x 16-inch. Outside corner blocks for each shelter.
Blocks, 6- x 8-inch. Lays flat between shelters.
Wire rope. Will be secured as shown in the detail. Tension the wire rope to 600-800 pounds.
Thimbles. Secure as shown in detail.
Clamps. Secure as shown in detail. Torque all clamps to 45 foot-pounds.