Wagons loaded with military ammunition and/or explosives has been allocated an "international
Identification code" in accordance with STANG 2158;
Carriages or wagons for escort (see paragraph 13.a.).
Unless it is stipulated to the contrary in bilateral conventions the maximum length o: military trains in which
ammunition may be transported has been fixed at 600 m and gross maximum weight at 1300 including
carriages for escort and isolating wagons, but excluding the locomotive.
A device charged with explosives, propellants, pyrotechnics, initiating composition or nuclear,
biological or chemical material for use in connection with defence or offence, including demolitions.
Certain ammunition can be used for training, ceremonial or non-operational purposes (AAP-6).
The term ammunition" is restricted to conventional ammunition and the conventional explosive
components of nuclear ammunition or ammunition containing toxic chemical agents.
Any substance manufactured with a view to producing a practical effect by explosion or pyrotechnic effect.
An explosive atmosphere of gas, vapor, or dust is not considered as an explosive.
Wagon Loaded with Ammunition
Any wagon labeled with ammunition as defined above or loaded with vehicles containing ammunition
under the conditions at paragraphs 7 to 12 below. Such a wagon is marked with hazard labels No. 1.
Any wagon not marked with hazard labels can be considered as isolating wagon to the exclusion of wagons
eventually affected to the transport of an escort.
DETAILS OF THE AGREEMENT
Characteristics of Wagon Construction
Wagons must be in good condition and equipped with:
Roller bearin6 axle bores;
Adjustable releasing brakes;
Spark shields which must not be fastened directly to the wagon floor.
Composition of Wagon Trains
In peacetime, the number of isolating wagons will be fixed in compliance with the regulations issued by the
networks authorities involved on the route followed by the train.
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