5-6. Field Assembly and Maintenance
Underframes of the knocked-down oversea fleet are
and foundation brake gear, including the necessary
connection with that part of the foundation brake gear
completely fabricated at the car builder's shops in
built into the truck assemblies. Oversea underframe
CONUS. They are shipped to depots for storage and/or
maintenance will probably consist almost entirely of
transshipment overseas. Field assembly of flatcars will
structural repairs, which are discussed in the following
involve placing the underframe on truck assemblies,
section. Figures 52 and 5-3 illustrate two steps in the
inserting the klngplns and keys, and mounting the brake
assembly of knocked-down type cars.
Figure 5-2. Component parts being installed on underframe.