Participating nations agree to follow the regulations stated below when loading and unloading their wheeled or
tracked equipment on or from the appropriate wagons of railway system.
The following terms and definitions are used for the purpose of this agreement :
End-on loading/unloading. The loading or unloading of wheeled or tracked military equipment on er fr
wagons is said to be "end-on" when it takes place from the end of the wagon in a direction parallel to the
longitudinal axis of the wagon. If several wagons are to be loaded or unloaded, the equipment passes
from one wagon to the other, the wagon farthest from the platform or ramp being loaded first or unloaded
last as the case may be. The heaviest equipment must be loaded on the appropriate wagons located near
the loading rap or platform.
Lateral platform loading/unloading. A lateral platform is a flat surface at a higher level then the rails, by
means of which the equipment cam be loaded or unloaded via the side of the wagons.
This STANAG shall apply:
to the loading and unloading of wagons traveling on the railway systems of the European countries of the
to all the Alliance forces liable to use the networks of the countries mentioned in paragraph 4.&. above ;
in time of peace, crisis or war.
DETAILS OF THE AGREEMENT
Situations. Two situations can be envisaged ;
the loading or unloading of wheeled equipment ;
the loading or unloading of 'racked equipment.
In the case of 5.a., the move of wheeled equipment from the ramp (or platform) to the wagon and vice versa, or from one
wagon to the next, shall take place after the dropping of the tail-gates or drop-sides, if necessary by putting loading
bridges into place.
In the came of 5.b., the tail-gates o, drop-side, if any, are dropped and the equipment moves from the ramp (or platform)
to the wagon or from one wagon to the next without additional aide.
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