Figure 7.3. Tank Car with Side and End Running Boards.
safety railings are attached to the tank or tank bands, four additional vertical handholds are attached, one over
each sill step.
7.7. TANK CAR WITHOUT END SILLS
Tank cars constructed without end sills must have one continuous running board around their ends and
sides as shown in figure 7.3. These boards must be at least 10 inches wide on the sides and 6 inches on the
ends. When the running boards are attached below the center of the tank, they must extend at least 7 inches
beyond the bulge of the tank.
Four side steps are attached to these cars. One is located near each end on each side flush with the outside
edge of the running