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2020 AAR July Circular Letters

This notification provides a brief summary of each AAR Circular Letter issued during the prior month. TrinityRail monitors these Circular Letters as they relate to or may impact TrinityRail’s fleet, its customers, its shop network and its manufacturing operations. Circular letters may be viewed in their entirety by accessing the fee-based circular letter library from the Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) at https://www.aar.org/publications/.

These Circular Letter – Quick Notes are intended to improve accessibility to the users and are not proof of revision to the AAR, MSRP’s, Office or Field Manuals per M-1003 2.3.5.

C-13608
Subject: Correction to Office Manual Price Matrices Retroactive to July 1, 2019
Date Issued: July 9, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2019
Group: Repair Shop
Summary:
The purpose of this Circular Letter is to authorize counter billing related to incorrect pricing for Job Code 1186. Since its introduction in July 2019, Job Code 1186 had incorrectly utilized a variable labor charge. The pricing has been corrected in the July 1, 2020 release.

C-13609
Subject: Solicitation of Comments to include Cordura Sleeves in Figure 14-B: Plate or Slab, Horizontal, Steel, 20 ft. long or Over on Flatcars or Bulkhead Flatcars
Date Issued: July 16, 2020
Date Effective: July 16, 2019
Group: Locomotive
Summary:
The AAR’s OTLR Committee requests comments from the industry to include Cordura Sleeves in Figure 14-B: Plate or Slab, Horizontal, Steel, 20 ft. long or Over on Flatcars or Bulkhead Flatcars – Section 2 of the AAR OTLR Manual.

C-13610
Subject: Revisions to Voluntary Implementation Dates for Cushioning Device Component Tracking
Date Issued: July 16, 2020
Date Effective: July 1, 2020
Group: Manufacturer, Repair Shop
Summary:
Comments on proposed revisions to Field Manual Rule 59 to enable registration of Cushioning Units in the AAR Component Registry were solicited May 15, 2020 via Circular Letter C-13586 and implemented effective July 1, 2020 via Circular Letter C-13607 dated June 30, 2020.

C-13611
Subject: Implementation of Revisions to Figures 88, 109, 128-B, and 129 from Section 2 of the AAR Open Top Loading Rules (OTLR) Manual
Date Issued: July 16, 2020
Date Effective: July 16, 2020
Group: Locomotive
Summary:
The AAR’s OTLR Committee has approved the following revisions to Figures 88, 109, 128-B, and 129 from Section 2 of the AAR OTLR Manual.

C-13612
Subject: Solicitation of Comments to Edit the Figures 29-B, 29-C, 29-I, and 29-K: Coils of Flat Steel – Section 2 of the AAR Open Top Loading Rules (OTLR) Manual
Date Issued: July 16, 2020
Date Effective: July 16, 2020
Group: Locomotive
Summary:
The AAR’s OTLR Committee requests comments from the industry to edit the Figures 29-B, 29-C, 29-I, and 29-K: Coils of Flat Steel – Section 2 of the AAR OTLR Manual.

C-13613
Subject: Implementation Circular for Additions to MSRP, Section F – Sensors: Standard S-6102, Wayside Passing Data Format
Date Issued: July 20, 2020
Date Effective: July 21, 2020
Group: Locomotive
Summary:
The Equipment Health Monitoring Committee is releasing this implementation circular to notify the industry of additions to AAR’S MSRP, Section F – Sensors: Standard S-6102, Wayside Passing Data Format.

C-13614
Subject: Revised Schedule for 2020 AAR M-1003 Basic Auditor, Advanced Auditor and Root Cause Analysis Training Classes – July Update 2020
Date Issued: July 21, 2020
Date Effective: July 21, 2020
Group: Informational
Summary:
The AAR QAC has cancelled all remaining 2020 face to face AAR M-1003 Quality Assurance Training classes. The QAC has rescheduled the Basic Auditor and Root Cause Analysis Training classes in a Webinar-based training format.

C-13615
Subject: Implementation of Revisions to Figures 43-D, 43-E, 43-H, 43-I, 43-K and 43-T from Section 2 of the AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
Date Issued: July 22, 2020
Date Effective: July 22, 2020
Group: Locomotive
Summary:
The AAR’s OTLR Committee has approved the following revisions to Figures 43-D, 43-E, 43-H, 43-I, 43-K and 43-T from Section 2 of the AAR OTLR Manual.

C-13616
Subject: Implementation of Revisions to Figures 9-D and 9-F from Section 2 of the AAR Open Top Loading Rules (OTLR) Manual
Date Issued: July 22, 2020
Date Effective: July 22, 2020
Group: Locomotive
Summary:
The AAR’s OTLR Committee has approved the following revisions to Figures 9-D and 9-F from Section 2 of the AAR OTLR Manual.

C-13617
Subject: Solicitation for Comments – Revision to MSRP Section N, Specification M-951, Portable Bridge Plates for Multi-Level Auto Rack Cars
Date Issued: July 22, 2020
Date Effective: July 22, 2020
Group: Manufacturer
Summary:
The Specially Equipped Freight Car Committee has proposed revisions to Specification M-951, Section 3.7 and Figure 3.2 and an Appendix B addition for Specifications on an Offset from Center Portable Bridge Plate.

C-13618
Subject: Notice of Implementation to archive Figures 5-A, 5-B, 12-A, 14, and 55 – Section 5 of the AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual (OTLR)
Date Issued: July 23, 2020
Date Effective: July 23, 2020
Group: Locomotive
Summary:
The AAR’s OTLR Committee has requested comments from the industry via circular C-13540 to archive Section 5, Figures 5-A, 5-B, 12-A, 14, and 55.

C-13619
Subject: Notice of Implementation to archive Figure 280: PIPE, STEEL, BARE, COATED, OR WRAPPED, 14 IN. TO 72 IN. O.D., 80 FT. LONG, SINGLE PILE, DOUBLE-END OVERHANG-FLATCARS – Section 2 of the AAR Open Top Loading Rules (OTLR) Manual
Date Issued: July 23, 2020
Date Effective: July 23, 2020
Group: Locomotive
Summary:
The AAR’s OTLR Committee has requested comments from the industry via circular C-13541 to archive Section 2, fig. 280: PIPE, STEEL, BARE, COATED, OR WRAPPED, 14 IN. TO 72 IN. O.D., 80 FT. LONG, SINGLE PILE, DOUBLE-END OVERHANG-FLATCARS.

C-13620
Subject: Immediate Implementation of Revisions to the 2020 Field Manual, Pages Missing from Printed Revisions
Date Issued: July 29, 2020
Date Effective: July 29, 2020
Group: Manufacturer, Repair Shop
Summary:
The purpose of this circular letter is to notify the industry that revised pages 51-52 of the Field Manual July updates were inadvertently left out of the printed yellow pages.