Summer 1971 - Page 54
4. 5. 6. & 7. This in teresting trailer loading ramp is used by the Western Pacific near Reno, Nevada. The ends of the ramp are cast concrete with wood bumpers bolted in place. The left hand steel ramp is hinged from the loading dock - the righ t hand ramp is an integral part of each of the "Trailer Train " flat cars. The sides of the ramp are co vered with sandbags to prevent erosion - such bags can be cut from thick lead solder with diagonal cutters or carved from soft balsa wood for a model of the ramp. This one serves two tracks and has enough room on its black-topped surface to park a dozen waiting trailers.