to follow, note that certain numbers have been circled, to show that each

represents a group of vehicles that could fit on a car.

Analyzing your table, you note that three 1/4ton trucks can fit on

either car and still leave enough brake wheel clearance12 inches. You

circle the total length for the three trucks (359.4) to show it is a

possible combination. Only one 2 1/2ton truck will go on either flatcar.

Although two 2 1/2's fit on a 50ton car, not enough clearance remains for

the brake wheel. Circle the (266.8). The length of the personnel carrier

is 191 1/2 inches. Twice that length, (383), could fit on either car, so

that you circle it tentatively, remembering a possible weight or center of

gravity limitation.

How about vehicle weight? Again you make a table, this time showing

the combined weights of multiples of the same kind of vehicle:

WEIGHT OF VEHICLES, POUNDS

Three 1/4ton trucks are still a good combination on either flatcar.

Circle (7,050) because its weight is under both load limits. Since not more

than one 2 1/2ton truck can fit on either car, as you have seen, circle

(12,840). And now for the personnel carriers. Even though, as you can see

in the table, the weigh of three of them (59,265) does not exceed the load

limit of either the 40 or 50ton flatcar, their length, 574.5 inches, would

be too much for a 40ton car. Circle (39,510). Now, on paper, start

loading your flatcars, filling up the 40ton ones, for economy, before going

to the 50ton.

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