Table 7-7. Bill of Materials for Blocking and Tiedown of Six Lightweight TEAMPACK Shelters on Wood-Deck
Flatcar (Fig 7-5)
Douglas-fir, or comparable; straight-grain, free from material
Wedges (to suit)
Block stakes (to suit)
Blocks, 6- x 6-inch (to suit)
Blocks, 4- x 4-inch x 38-foot (side blocks)
Blocks, 4- x 4-inch x 64-foot (between shelters)
Blocks, 2- x 4-inch (to suit), corner of 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
Place the blocking tight against the shelters. Nail all lumber blocking to the flatcar deck 8 inches on center, in a
staggered pattern, with nails that penetrate the deck at least 2 inches.
Six shelters are shown and can be loaded on most wood-deck flatcars. Some flatcars are long enough to
accommodate more shelters, which may be loaded by the method shown.
Table 7-8. Application of Materials for Blocking and Tiedown of Six Lightweight TEAMPACK Shelters
on Wood-Deck Flatcar (Fig 7-5)
Wedges, Use at each stake pocket, at both ends of railcars, to hold stake into place,
Stakes. Use at both ends of railcars to hold bracing material in place,
Blocks, 6- x 6-inch. Three blocks for holding shelter Into place and cut to suit for each
end of railcar.
Blocks, 6- x 6-inch. Two each for each and of railcar. Attached to the above blocks to
hold shelter in place.
Blocks, 4- x 4- x 48-inch, for sides of shelter.
Blocks, 4- x 64- x 48-inch. Two blocks between each pair of shelters.
Blocks, 2- x 4-inch, for corners of shelter.
Wire rope. Secure 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.
7-6. Loading on Flatcars with Steel Decks and
Center Tiedown Rails
Loading the M1015 and M1028 is the same for steel-
deck flatcars as it is for wood-deck flatcars. Figures 7-6
and 7-7 show the tiedown for each vehicle on steel-deck
flatcars. Tables 7-9 and 7-10 show the bill and
application of materials.
Section III. TRANSPORT ON FOREIGN RAILWAYS .
The transportability guidance contained in this section is
applicable when the M1015 carrier, M925A1 5-ton cargo
transported on foreign railways. Consideration is given
to single and multiple-vehicle movements on the type of
railcars normally used for movements of these vehicles.
These items, when loaded on suitable railcars, comply
with the Gabarit International de Chargement (GIC)
gauge and can be transported without restriction within
European countries, in most