In time or crisis or war, in trains crossing the borders the number of isolating wagons required shall be four,
two must be located at the front;
two at the rear of the train.
Special Loading Requirements
Ammunition and explosives are to be loaded in covered wagons except as stated in paragraphs 10 to 12
Ammunition and explosives when loaded must be stowed and secured in such a way as to prevent
movement of the load under normal conditions of transport.
Before loading, the wagon must be cleared of remnants of the previous loads, nails sticking out, etc.
The doors and flaps of covered wagons should be closed, secured and sealed.
Ammunition which cannot be Loaded on Covered Wagons1)
Ammunition which cannot be loaded on to covered wagons because of their size or weight will be carried on
open wagons and covered with a strongly secured awning unless packed in hermetically sealed boxes or carried in
Military Vehicles Loaded with Ammunition
The RID does not provide for the transport of military vehicles loaded with ammunition on open wagons.
However some countries accept this type of loading. In such cases the military vehicles must be equipped with a
protective tarpaulin covering their load or have properly closed-in bodywork.
The carriage of ammunition in containers is permitted subject to the same regulations as when in covered
wagons. Large capacity containers loaded with ammunition which are carried by rail in intermodal transport must also
conform to the applicable conventions as far as their construction, loading and marking is concerned.
1) These provision only apply to "ammunition" to the exclusion of "explosives".
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