You have accommodated all your vehicles on eight 40ton flatcars.
Here you have used four 40ton and three 50ton flatcars for your
shipment. You are now ready to make up a firm loading plan using either of
these solutions. But you must still determine the materials you will need
to block and brace the equipment.
2.12. SECOND REQUIREMENT
As part of this simulated situation, you must now determine what
materials will be needed to block and brace the vehicle on the selected
flatcars. Again, since you may not have access to TM 55601, several
in appendix II for your convenience.
To compute the materials you need for blocking and bracing, you look
up the loading drawing for each item you are shipping. If you will turn to
appendix II, where the loading diagram for the 1/4ton truck is given, you
will find drawings of the truck with circled letters on them.* The letters
refer to points where blocking or
* Note that the loading drawing in appendix II shows two 1/4ton trucks side
by side. While they could be loaded that way on a 10foot car, remember
you're using 9foot cars in this situation.