Use of Traffic Maps by the Military Authorities
Although the use of these maps is not normally envisaged in peacetime, they will enable military staffs:
To undertake planning studies.
To exclude any prohibited routes from these studies.
The attention of military staffs is drawn to the fact that, for all transports inside Envelopes A or B (as indicated in the
"group" column of the corresponding sketchbook sheet see Part 4) and relating to a given itinerary, they must ensure
The lines to be used are suitable for the appropriate envelope.
These lines belong to a category which is compatible with the weight per metre and the axle loading of the
transport (as shown in columns 9 and 10 of the appropriate sheet in the sketchbook - see Part 4).
Updating and Distribution of Traffic Maps
Updating is performed annually by the Railway Administrations in co-operation with the NATO International Staff.
The latter is responsible for distributing the maps and amendments to the NATO Military Authorities and Agencies.
PART 3 : CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS FOR MILITARY EQUIPMENT
The study of construction (manufacturing) gauges relating to military equipment that is to be capable of being
transported by rail in Europe within PPI gauge, Envelope A, or Envelope B, is contained at Annex E (to be issued later).
This Annex is intended for the guidance of engineers and designers of military equipment and sets out the limits of
physical shape of such equipment.
PART 4 : THE UNIFIED SKETCHBOOK
To facilitate the movement of equipment classified as exceptional, a unified sketchbook has been adopted in
which sheets show all vehicles and exceptional equipment in service in the Armed Forces of Belgium, Canada, Denmark,
France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United
States. The sheets prepared by the Railway Administrations are grouped into a single "sketchbook" of which the
Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB = German Federal Railways) is the custodian.
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