Fastening of Tie-down Materials to the Railway Wagon:
For tying down the load, the rings, eyelets or hooks (of round steel of at least 16 m diameter)
provided for that purpose on the railway wagon or, when these are not provided, appropriate parts of
the chassis or body of the wagon should be used wherever possible. The tie-downs must neither
pass underneath the bogie nor be attached to the springs, suspension or the bogie of the railway
wagon. The tie-down materials must not interfere with the traction or braking equipment, etc. of the
The tarpaulin fixing rings of the railway wagon can be used for securing the loads only when larger
diameter rings are not available for this purpose.
When staples are used to hold down the tie-down, they must penetrate the wagon floor at least 40
mm of its thickness, as shown in Figure 7.
Requirements for tie-down with wire rode. When tie-down is accomplished by means of a wire rope, it is
recommended that heart-shaped thimbles, wire rope clips and shackles be attached at both ends of the
wire rope and a tensioning device approximately in the middle of the wire rope, in order to enable simple
and safe fastening of the tie-down material to the railway wagon and the vehicle. Figure 8 gives an
example of that type of tie-down arrangement.
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