Declare the unified sketchbook binding on their various formations as a basis for any provisions to bt
taken. The unified sketchbook is to be kept up-to-date by the Railways in co-operation with the Armed
Forces, who should inform the Railway concerned of the entry into service, withdrawal or change of any
military equipment involving an exceptional transport.
The following terms and definitions are used for the purpose of this agreement:
Ordinary Flat Wagons. Axle fitted flat wagons whose characteristics are those of one of the categories 0 to
3 listed in Annex A and which are suitable for the carriage of ordinary transport military equipment (Note
Special Flat Wagons. Bogie fitted flat wagons whose characteristics are those of one of the categories 4 to
10 listed in Annex A and which are suitable for the carriage of exceptional transport military equipment.
Ordinary Transport Military Equipment (Note (2)). Wheeled vehicles, tracked vehicles and equipment
which present all of the following characteristics:
Indivisible weight not exceeding 20 tonnes.
Length not exceeding 12.5 metres.
Load distribution: 16.5 tonnes maximum over a length of 2.5 metres minimum.
Requires no lowering of the carrying wagon's drop-sides.
The wagon/equipment unit conforms to the international loading gauge (GIC), with a loading
tolerance (15 mm per semi-width).
Some equipment which is considered as exceptional transport because of its size may be loaded on ordinary
Designated hereafter as ordinary equipment.
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