MM3671, Lesson 1
INSPECTING A LOADED RAILCAR
An ammunition inspector must inspect any railcar that is loaded with ammunition and ready to be moved. The
Railcar Inspection Report can also be used for the inspection of a loaded railcar (see figure 1-1).
Item 1. Make sure the car certificates are still on the doors (see unloaded railcar inspection).
Item 2. Make sure that the proper placards were posted while the railcar was being loaded. You need explosives
placards for Classes A and B munitions and placards for Class C. The placards should be on both ends and both
sides of each railcar.
Items 3 through 8. These items are for unloaded railcars.
Item 9. Make sure the brakes are properly set (see unloaded railcar inspection).
Item 10. Make sure the wheels are properly chocked (see unloaded railcar inspection).
Item 11. Using DARCOM Drawing 4115 5PA 1002 as a reference (figure 1-10), inspect for proper blocking and
bracing of the load. DARCOM Drawing 4115 5PA 1002 is used as a guide for blocking and bracing in boxcars of
boxed ammunition and ammunition on pallets, unitized with strapping.
Improper blocking and bracing may allow the load to shift (figure 1-11). A shifting load may result in an explosion.
If the load is not properly blocked or braced, notify the storage officer or NCO of this condition to have the loading
Figure 1-11. A Load Improperly Braced.
Figure 1-10. DARCOM Drawing 4115 5PA 1002