AAR Open Top Loading or Closed Car Rule Updates

For Solicitations of Comments for Revision:
In accordance with the requirements of AAR Rule 123, comments are herein solicited and should be sent with any additional attachments to:

Mr. Travis Wolgram
Manager-AAR Loading Rules and Damage Prevention
TTCI
P.O. Box 11130
55500 DOT Road
Pueblo, CO 81001

Or send an email to: travis_wolgram@aar.com.

All comments received within 30 days from the date of the Circular Letter will be considered by the OTLR Committee prior to any action on the implementation of these changes.

As a courtesy, we are providing the following information to inform our customers about new AAR rule changes. For more information regarding AAR rule updates, please contact Brent Lichty, Senior Engineer - Shipment Quality. 

Implementation of Revisions

November 10, 2017

  • Circular Letter: C-13011 - Implementation of Revisions to Figures 128 and 128-A, Steel Pipe Bulkhead Flats - Section 2 AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13010 - Implementation of Revisions to Figure 101-A, Gypsum Wallboard Center A-Frame Flatcars - Section 5 AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13008 - Implementation of Revisions to Figure 1-B, Howitzer M777A2, 155 MM Flatcars - Section 6 AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13006 - Implementation of Revisions to Figures 88-B and 88-F, Militarty Vehicles Pneumatic Tires - Section 6 AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13005 - Implementation of Revisions to Figure 114, Wooden Crane Mats Center A-Frame Flatcars - Section 5 AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-13003 - Implementation of Archival of Figures 43-J, 43-L and 43-M, Aluminum Ingots - Section 2 AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)

October 17, 2017

  • GIS No. 772 - Publication of 81 in. Diamter Roll Paperboard in 50 ft. Standard Draft Gear Boxcars with Sliding Doors ( DP&FC)

September 17, 2017

  • GIS No. 771 - Publication of 50 in. Diameter Roll Paper Loaded in 50 ft. Cushioned Boxcars Using Sidewall Fillers and Horizontal Airbags ( DP&FC)
  • GIS No. 770 - Publication of 48 in. Diameter Roll Paper Loaded in 50 ft. Cushioned Boxcars Using Horizontal Airbags (DP&FC)
  • GIS No. 769 - Publication of 42 in. Diameter Roll Paper Loaded in 60 ft. Cushioned Boxcars Using Rubber Mats and Airbags (DP&FC)
  • GIS No. 768 - Publication of Gearboxes Mounted on Sleds in 20 ft Long ISO Containers (DP&FC)

August 9, 2017

  • Circular Letter: C-12941 - Implementation of Revisions to the 200 Series Pipe Figures - Section 2 AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)

June 28, 2017

  • Circular Letter: C-12919 - Implementation of Revisions to Figure 14 Plate or Slab, Horizontal - Flatcars or Bulkhead Flatcars, 66 FT or Less - Section 2 AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-12917 - Implementation of Revisions to Figure 154-B, Tubing, Steel, Squares, Rectangles, Hollow Structural, and Rounds, Over 12 FT Long, Packaged - Bulkhead Flatcars, with Cushioning Devices - Section 2 AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)

June 9, 2017

  • Circular Letter: C-12903 - Implementation of Revisions to Figures 109 and 109-B - Section 2 AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual ( OTLR )
  • Circular Letter: C-12902 - Implementation of Figures 1-A and 1-C Section 3 AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)

May 26, 2017

  • Circular Letter: C-12893 - Implementation of Revisions to Figure 24-A, Poles or Round Stock, Untreated or Treated - Single Loads on Flatcars - Section 5 AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-12892 - Implementation of Revisions to Figure 112-A, Engineered-Wood Products - Section 5 AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-12891 - Implementation of Revisions to Figure 128-A, Pipe, Steel, Bare, Coated, 6 5/8 IN - 14 IN O.D., 43 FT Long and Over - Bulkhead Flatcars with Cushioning Devices - Section 2 AAR Open Top Loading Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-12889 - Implementation of Revision to General Rule 3.1 - Section 1 AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-12888 - Implementation of Revision to General Rule 15.3 - Section 1 AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual ( OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-12887 - Implementation of Revision to General Rule 36.4.4 to Remove All Reference to Torpedoes - Section 1 AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-12886 - Implementation of New Figure 114, Mats, Tilt-UP Hardwood, 8 FT Long or Over Center A-Frame Flatcars, With Cable Tie-Downs - Section 5 AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-12885 - Implementation of New Figure 115, Mats, Bolted Hardwood, 8 FT Long or Over - Center A-Frame Flatcars, With Cable Tie-Downs - Section 5 AAR Open Top Loading
  • Circular Letter: C-12884 - Implementation of Revision to General Rule 29 - Section 1 AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-12883 - Implementation of Revision to Figure 55-A, Wrecked Car Bodies - Loaded on Modified Flatcars - Section 3 AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-12882 - Implementation of Revision to Figure 40-A, Rebar - Bulkhead Flatcars - Section 2 AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
  • Circular Letter: C-12881 - Implementation of Revisions to Figures 29-I, 29-J, 29-K, Coils - Section 2 AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)

April 26, 2017

  • Circular Letter: C-12863 - Implementation of Revised AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manuals (OTLR)