Loading railcars can be difficult, particularly the first few times you do so. To assist in this process, and in order to maximize safety and payload, the rail industry has spent significant time and money studying and optimizing the way railcars are loaded.
The Maryland and Delaware Railroad Company recommends using the Association of American Railroads (AAR) approved specifications and diagrams for loading all types of commodities in railcars. The AAR specifications provide the requirements needed to properly load, block, and brace lading so it can withstand normal forces during rail transit.
To access the AAR specifications and diagrams, please visit http://www.aar.com/standards/damage-publications.php
It is the goal of every railroad to provide a safe, damage free environment for the movement of your products, and properly loading them from origin will benefit that endeavor.