MM3671, Lesson 1
Figure 1-3. Wheels Properly Chocked.
If the railcar has metal floor plates, they must be covered with wood or fiber to keep the floor plates and
explosives packages from touching. If there is no wood or fiber covering, it is a safety hazard. Check the SAT or
UNSAT entry on the inspection report.
Another inspection point of the railcar interior is loose boards. Loose boards must be repaired before the car can
be used. Report unsafe conditions by checking the UNSAT column.
Inspect the car interior for cracks or holes in the roof, sides, or ends. If these conditions exist, record them by
checking the UNSAT column.
Inspect the railcar floor for decay. Decayed wood will hold sparks that may result in a fire. Decay is recorded as
an unsatisfactory condition.
Look for nails or bolt heads, or other protruding objects that could damage ammunition containers. If these
conditions exist, record them as UNSAT on the Railcar Inspection Report. If satisfactory repairs are made (items
are covered or removed) record them in the Remarks section.
Item 6. When the interior inspection has been completed, begin your inspection of the railcar's exterior. Inspect
the roof and the running board. Any condition that could start a fire, such as decay in spots or overall or broken
boards must be reported on the Railcar Inspection Report as an unsatisfactory condition and the defect must be
corrected or the car must be rejected. See figure 1-4.
Item 7. To inspect the doors of the car, open them. They must operate freely and open all the way. If the doors
do not operate properly, it is an unsatisfactory condition. The doors must be repaired or the car must be rejected.