A longitudinal diagram, 1/100 scale, of the vehicle when loaded.
The position of the vehicle on the wagon, the orientation required (where appropriate) and any
special loading instructions (e.g. dismantling).
Generally speaking, vehicles must be loaded in the middle of the wagon, both lengthwise and
sideways. Unless otherwise stated, it is assumed in the sketches that this condition has been
fulfilled, apart from an authorized tolerance of 15 mm per half-width. In certain special cases,
where this tolerance does not exist, the fact is mentioned under heading 19.
The transverse position of the load is indicated as follows:
Centred loading: by an asterisk to the left of the 1/25 sketch.
Off-centred loading: by one asterisk to the left and two asterisks to the right of the 1/25
The specific longitudinal loading position is indicated on each sheet (longitudinal 1/100 sketch)
by means of dimension figures which locate the load either in relation to the transverse axis of
the wagon floor or in relation to its ends. This applies particularly if several vehicles are loaded
on one wagon.
For all transport which encroaches on the gauge, and where "orientation" is necessary, heading
30 of the sheet designates the critical point by a reference letter (A, B, C, etc.) shown on the
1/25th diagram. This is always mentioned on the exceptional transport authorization.
The wagons to be used, designated either by their NATO category or by their serial number and UIC
code letter (column 2).
The wagon characteristics (columns 3 to 10), especially for UK wagons. However, as regards NATO
category 4 to 9 wagons, the least favourable characteristics of the various series of wagons in these
categories are indicated in column 15.
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