This 250-page manual with over 500 photographs and drawings consists of ten basic sections and is intended to bring a measure of standardization to the loading of closed cars. It is an important facet of the railroad industry's new and unified approach to improved handling of shipments. The first section deals with freight handling and inspection as well as the goals and tools of the inspector. The subsequent sections deal with rail equipment, packaging, loading, bracing, load movement, materials handling, pinpointing of damage, condition of lading, and uniform reports of damage. A special section covers household applicances. The loose-leaf manual outlines methods which should give shippers and railroads information on damage so they can take proper corrective action.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This Manual was prepared by the AAR Loss and Damage Prevention Section and announced in Railway Locomotives and Cars, V146, N1, January 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of American Railroads

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60605
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 250 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Locomotives and Cars
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1973 12:00AM