7. General notes.
For the construction of such an auxiliary rasp, the preliminary agreement of the railway network is to be obtained
in every case.
Wooden sleepers necessary for the construction of auxiliary loading ramps will be made available, if possible, by
the railway networks. Such sleepers should be drawn, transported and positioned by military personnel.
The sleepers forming the bottom layer should be firmly secured by means of wooden blocks (planks or wedges)
so as to prevent then from tilting. The upper surface of the additional layer used when the rails are not flush with
a hard surface should not be below the tread level of the rails.
As the dimensions of the sleepers can vary according to the railway network, the number of pieces forming the
9th layer and the flooring is only given as an example. If necessary a gap with a width less than that of a sleeper
can be left in the ramp's axis without prejudice to the movement of the vehicles.
When sleepers with a thickness considerably less than 13 cm or more than 14 cm are used, it may be necessary
to add or to take off two layers or to increase or decrease the length of the flooring by one length of a sleeper, the
method of construction of any additional layer being, of course, similar to that of the other layers.
The choice of site is to be made in agreement with the responsible railway network to ensure that the required
safety precautions have been taken as regards train traffic on the adjacent track and that the local conditions are
suitable for the erection of an auxiliary ramp.
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AGREEMENT
8. This STANAG is implemented when the necessary orders have been issued to the forces concerned.
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