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PREAMBLE The third edition of the Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) Official Tariff Book contains Regulations, Condition and Charges worked out in accordance with the provisions of the Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority Act, 1995 This edition effective, 1st January 2012 is for the guidance of employees charged with the responsibility of ensuring that TAZARA offers a world class railway transport service within and between East, Central and Southern Africa as promulgated in its Vision and Mission statements.


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HEAD OFFICE (DAR ES SALAAM) MANAGING DIRECTOR P.O. BOX 2834 DAR ES SALAAM Telephone: +255 222860380/4 Fax: +255 22 2865192/ +255 0748 771417 E-mail: [emailprotected] Website: www.tazarasite.com

REGIONAL OFFICES Regional General Manager (T) Area of operations - P.O. BOX 40160 Dar-es-Salaam Port to Tunduma DAR ES SALAAM Telephone: +255 222864992 Fax: +255 222864992 E-mail: [emailprotected] Regional General Manager (Z) Area of operations - P.O. BOX T01 New Kapiri-Mposhi to Nakonde MPIKA Telephone: +260 4370684/ +260 4370228 Fax: +260 4370228 E-mail: [emailprotected] BUSINESS CONTACTS Marketing Manager P.O. BOX 2834 Dar es Salaam Telephone +255 222862412 E-mail: mmhq @ tazarasite.com customercarecentre @ tazarasite.com Head Commercial (T) P.O. BOX 40160 Dar es Salaam Telephone +255 222863265 E-mail: hctanzania@ tazarasite.com Head Commercial (Z) P.O. BOX 810036 Kapiri Mposhi Telephone +260 5271148 E-mail: [emailprotected] Area Manager P.O. BOX 31784 Lusaka Telephone: +260 1220646 Fax: +260 1 220646 E-mail: [emailprotected]

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TABLE OF CONTENTS CLAUSE Geographical Distance between Stations - Technical Data for Various Vehicle - Definitions - Application of Regulations 01 Amendment of Regulations, Rates and Fares 02 Official Language 03 Business Hours 04 Agent for Consignor or Consignee 05 Creation of Traffic Contract 06 Payment of Charges 07 Method of Computing Distance 08 Leveling of Fractions 09 Ledger and Deposit Accounts 10 Rights of Carriage by the Authority 11 Liability for Loss, Mis-delivery, Damage or Delay of Goods 12 Liability for Loss or Damage to Authority’s Property or Goods, Belonging to Other Consignor or Consignees 13 Right to Claim 14 Period in which to Claim 15 Determination of amount to be Compensated 16 Disposal of Recovered Lost Consignments 17 Overcharges and undercharges 18 Suspension or Alteration of Train Services 19 Issuing of Tickets and Reservations 20 Children’s/Student Fares 21 Validity of Tickets 22 Platform tickets 23 Refusal to Convey Passengers 24 Condition of Travel 25 Examination and Collection of Tickets 26 Refund of Fares 27 Passenger not Complying with Conditions of Travel 28 Loss of Tickets 29 Reservation of Carriage and Special Trains 30 Charges for Reserved Carriages 31 Cancellation of Reserved Carriages 32 Free allowable Luggage 33 Items Conveyed as Luggage 34 Item Conveyed as Parcels 35 Consignment of Parcels and Luggage 36 Packaging and Labeling of Parcels and Luggage 37 Acceptance of Parcels and Luggage 38 Parcels Conveyed Under Passenger Care 39 Parcels and Luggage to and from Halt or Unmanned Stations 40 Arrival Advice and Delivery of Parcels and Luggage 41 Cancellation of Consignments 42 False Declaration of parcels and Luggage 43 Cloakroom Services 44

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Calculation of Fares, Parcels, Luggage, and Miscellaneous Charges 45 Freight Services 46 Transit Period 47 Tendering, Acceptance and Submission of Combined Consignment Note 48 Packing and Labeling of Wagons 49 Weighing and Declaration of Goods Weight 50 Withdrawal of Consignments and Cancellation of Wagon Orders 51 Loading and Offloading of Goods 52 Acceptance and Handing over of Loaded wagons at private sidings 53 Free allowable Period for Loading and Offloading 54 Supply, loading and Securing of Wagons 55 Offloading of Wagons 56 Supply of Tarpaulins and Securing Materials 57 Stoppage, Return and Diversion of Goods 58 Arrival Advice and Delivery of Goods 59 Free Storage Period 60 Unclaimed Goods and Its Disposal 61 Conditions of Carriage of Containerized Traffic 62 Conditions of Carriage of Perishable Goods 63 Condition of Carriage of Dangerous Goods 64 Dangerous Goods Accepted under Ordinary Condition of Carriage 65 Acceptance of Dangerous Goods other than Those Listed 66 Acceptance of Radioactive Substance 67 Conditions of Carriage of Empty Containers used for Transporting Dangerous Goods 68 Conditions of Carriage of Out of Gauge, Over Length and Concentrated Weight Goods 69 Manufacturing of Examination Gauge for Out Of Gauge Loads and Alteration of Railway Building and Other Fixed Structures 70 Conditions of Carriage of Livestock 71 General Provision for Freight and Miscellaneous Charges 72 Classification of Goods 73

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105 PORT PRT S T 3 14 1863 000 KURASINI KRS S T 0 11 1860 001 DAR ES SALAAM DSM S T 11 0 1855 002 YOMBO YBO S T 8 3 1852 003 MWAKANGA MKG S T 24 18 1836 004 VIGAMA VGM US T 34 29 1825 005 KIFURU KFU US T 48 42 1812 006 CHAKENGE CKG H T 70 64 1790 007 MZENGA MZG S T 76 70 1784 008 NYANI NYN H T 95 88 1766 009 GWATA GTA S T 109 102 1752 010 KIDUNDA KDA S T 136 130 1724 011 KINYANGURU KNR US T 167 161 1693 012 FUGA FGA US T 197 190 1664 013 MATAMBWE MTB H T 205 200 1656 014 KISAKI KSK S T 223 216 1638 015 LUMANGO LMO US T 253 246 1608 016 PWAGA PAA US T 280 274 1581 017 MSOLWA MLA S T 309 303 1552 018 KATULUKILA KTL H T 321 318 1540 019 MANG’ULA MGL S T 324 321 1537 020 KIBEREGE KBG US T 339 336 1522 021 SIGINALI SGN H T 342 339 1519 022 IFAKARA IFA S T 366 363 1495 023 IDETE IDE H T 384 381 1477 024 RUIPA RPA US T 400 397 1461 025 MBINGU MBU US T 418 415 1443 026 MNGETA MGT S T 436 433 1425 027 IKULE IKE H T 453 450 1408 028 CHITA CTA US T 468 465 1393 029 CHISANO CSO H T 486 483 1375 030 MLIMBA MBA S T 502 499 1359 031 LUMUMWE LMW S T 515 510 1345 032 KIMBWE KBW US T 527 522 1382 033 MPANGA MPG S T 540 535 1319 034 KITETE KTT US T 562 557 1298 035 UCHINDILE UDL S T 575 570 1285 036 MGOLOLO MLO H T 590 585 1270 037 KIYOWELA KWL S T 602 597 1257 038 KITANDALILA KTA US T 627 622 1233 039 MAHONGOLE MHE US T 640 635 1220 040 MAKAMBAKO MBK S T 657 652 1203 041 WANGING’OMBE WGE S T 677 672 1183 042 KANGAGA KGG S T 696 691 1164 043 RUJEWA RJW S T 711 706 1149 044 MSESULE MSE US T 726 721 1133 045 CHIMALA CML S T 755 750 1105 046 IGURUSI IGS US T 775 770 1085 047 ILONGO ILG S T 790 785 1070 048 MALAMBA MLB S T 806 801 1054

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049 LUMBA LBA S T 816 811 1044 050 INYALA IYA S T 829 824 1031 051 UYOLE UYO US T 839 834 1023 052 MBEYA MBY S T 855 850 1005 053 MBALIZI MLZ S T 866 861 994 054 IDIGA IDG S T 878 873 983 055 SHIKULA SKL US T 896 891 964 056 MLOWO MLW S T 921 916 939 057 VWAWA VWW S T 932 927 928 058 MPEMBA MPB US T 958 953 902 059 TUNDUMA TDM S T 975 970 885 060 NAKONDE NKD S Z 977 972 883 061 MWENZO MZO S Z 988 983 871 062 MSANZA MSZ S Z 995 987 863 063 KAPWILA KPA S Z 1014 1006 845 064 LUCHINDE LCE H Z 1029 1021 830 065 CHOZI COZ S Z 1044 1036 815 066 LUCHEWE LCW S Z 1071 1063 787 067 KALULU KLL US Z 1094 1086 765 068 MAKASA MKA S Z 1109 1101 750 069 CHANDAWEYAYA CYY US Z 1142 1134 717 070 CHIMBA CMB S Z 1157 1149 702 071 MALENGE MLE H Z 1175 1167 684 072 NSELUKA NLK S Z 1189 1181 670 073 KUNGU KGU US Z 1219 1211 642 074 KASAMA KSM S Z 1228 1220 631 075 NKOLEMFUMU NKL US Z 1261 1253 598 076 Ish*tU IST US Z 1278 1271 581 077 NDUTA NTA H Z 1295 1288 565 078 CHAMBESHI CBS S Z 1311 1303 548 079 MPEPO MPP US Z 1325 1318 534 080 KASONGO KSO US Z 1354 1346 504 081 KABUKA KBK S Z 1382 1374 477 082 SABWA SBW US Z 1408 1400 451 083 MPIKA MPK S Z 1420 1412 439 084 CHILONGA CLA US Z 1444 1436 415 085 KAPOKO KPK US Z 1465 1457 394 086 KALONJE KLJ S Z 1489 1481 370 087 SALAMO SLM US Z 1501 1493 358 088 MUNUNGA MNG S Z 1521 1513 337 089 FINKULI FNL S Z 1531 1523 328 090 LUKULU LKL US Z 1555 1547 305 091 LUSIWASI LWS S Z 1575 1570 285 092 KANONA KNN S Z 1589 1584 271 093 CHANKALAMO CKO S Z 1613 1608 248 094 KAWALUMA KLM US Z 1639 1634 221 095 SERENJE SRJ S Z 1660 1655 201 096 CHISANGWA CSG US Z 1686 1681 174 097 NDABALA NBL S Z 1716 1711 145 098 MKUSHI RIVER MKR US Z 1731 1726 130 099 NKOLONGA NLO US Z 1743 1738 117 100 MKUSHI BOMA MKS S Z 1769 1764 92 101 NGAMBWA NGW US Z 1789 1784 72 102 LUSHEMFWA LSA S Z 1813 1808 47 103 LUANSHIMBA LSB US Z 1840 1835 21 104 NEW KAPIRI MPOSHI NKM S Z 1860 1855 00


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17.3 50 4 9200 1100 13000 2490 250 465



22.5 50 4 9200 1100 15000 2400 - -


18.0 50 4 9300 1156 13900 2490 1900 -


20.6 52 4 9190 1072 13900 2500 2500 -


14.5 50 4 9300 1156 13900 2580 - -


18.0 50 4 9300 1156 13900 2580 - -


18.0 50 4 8000 1087 8000 2540 2060 -


45.0 90 4 16100 850 23300 2665 - -

TANK WAGONS 31 4 7000 1105 10300 - - 28000 (ltrs)


15.8 24.71 - - - - - - 24m3


4.17 47 4 10288 - 14058 - - 58000 (ltrs)


25.7 30 4 7500 1100 9600 2480 2520 60m3


15.6 44 4 11200 1072 15900 - - 95m3


27.6 50 4 11200 1120 15946 - - 95m3


21.1 15 4 9200 1188 12846 2456 2546 73.2m3


18.7 25 4 12360 1325 13300 2394 1800 57m3


35 27 4 7500 1100 9600 2490 2500 60m3


17.8 15.7 4 14300 1116 20000 3200.4 2840 46m3


36.2 28 4.8

4 14300 1116 20000 3200.4 4114.9 -


34.8 48 8.8

4 14300 1116 20000 3200.4 4114.8 -


37.8 64 8.8

4 14300 1116 20000 3200.4 4114.8 -


37.8 96 8.8

4 14300 1116 20000 3200.4 4114.8 -


36.6 40 8.8

4 14300 1116 20000 3200.4 4114.8 -


37.7 46 8.8

4 14300 1116 20000 3200.4 4114.8 -

NOTE: Dimensions: Millimetre (MM)

Weight Unit: Metric Tonne Volume: Cubic Metre

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DEFINITIONS In this Tariff Book, unless otherwise stated: Agent means a person authorized by the Authority to act on its behalf. Act means the Tanzania Zambia Railway Act, 1975 as amended in 1995. Animals mean the animate objects of every kind except human beings. Authorized employee means an employee authorized by the Managing Director to exercise the powers or perform the duties in relation to which the expression is used. Authority means the Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority established by section four of the Act. Board means the Board of Directors established by section 11 of the Act. Booking Office means a place at which tickets may be obtained or charges paid to the Authority. Carried by the Authority means carried by the authority in accordance with the provision of the Act. Charges means all sums received or receivable, charged or chargeable, for or in respect of the carriage or warehousing of goods by the Authority or for, or in respect of, any other services or facilities provided by the Authority. Consignee means the person, firm or body to whom goods accepted for carriage by the Authority are addressed. Consignment means one or more packages of goods tendered for carriage by one consignor to one consignee on combined consignment note and accepted for carriage by the Authority. Consignor means the person, firm or anybody who has tendered goods, which have been accepted for carriage by the authority. Contracting States means the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Zambia. Employee means any person in service of the Authority. Fare includes all sums received, receivable, charged or chargeable for the carriage of a passenger by the Authority. Free Pass means written authority for the carriage of person as a passenger by the Authority without payment of any fare. Customs Law means any law related to the customs and excise duties, sales, tax, valued added tax or consumption tax, as the case may be. Managing Director means the holder of the office of Managing Director referred to in the Act. Goods includes luggage, animals (whether alive or dead) and movable property of any description. Government in relation to either of the contracting States includes any person or authority authorized to act on behalf of that Contracting States. Passenger means any person lawfully traveling on any train or vehicle provided by or under the control of the Authority. Perishable goods means goods liable to rapid deterioration and, in particular, means fish, fruit, vegetables, potatoes, plants, bread, meat, game, butter, eggs,

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milk, cheese, birds, poultry, small animals and any other things which the Managing Director may by notice in the Gazette, declare to be perishable goods. Rates include all sums which may under the provisions of this Tariff Book be levied for, or in respect of, the carriage or warehousing of goods by the Authority or for, or in respect of, any other service performed or facility provided by the Authority. Luggage means such articles of personal apparel or for personal use, together with their containers, as are usually carried by passengers for their personal use, but does not include goods which, though carried in any such container or otherwise, are not intended for any such use. Railway means the whole or any portion of the main line, branch line, or siding operated by the Authority and all other movable property vested in, or placed at the disposal of, the authority for use in connection therewith. Region means the regional offices of the Authority established under section four. Regional General Manager means a person appointed Regional General Manager under section eighteen of the Act. Section means any distance between two railway stations. Tariff means the tariff specified in the Tariff Book. Tariff Book means the Tariff Book published by the Authority under section thirty-six of the Act. Ticket includes a single ticket, a return ticket, a seasonal ticket, and any other written authority (except a free pass) for the carriage of a person as a passenger by the Authority. Train means a locomotive with a vehicle attached or a light engine or motor trolley which is designated as a train. Vehicle means any wagon, coach, truck, van or other conveyance used for transport by the Authority. Combined Consignment Note means the prescribed form of contract entered into between the Authority and the consignor for the conveyance of goods by rail. Delivery means the act of releasing from Authority custody to the consignee, his agent or authorized representatives any goods entrusted to it for conveyance. Demurrage means charges levied to any loaded or empty wagon held beyond the free allowable period. Local Traffic means traffic accepted between any two points within any of the two Regions. Owner’s Risk means the condition when the Authority is not liable for any loss, damage etc. to goods conveyed by the Authority except when such loss, damage, etc. results from proved negligence of the Authority. Railway Risk means the condition when subject to certain exception the Authority is liable for any loss, damage etc. to goods accepted for conveyance by the Authority.

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S to S means goods accepted at owner’s risk for which the Authority provide the vehicles and motive power. It includes goods loaded by the consignor and offloaded by the consignee and not checked by the Authority. Storage Charges means charges levied on goods remaining in the custody of the Authority after the expiry of the free allowable period. Waybill means the prescribed form of contract entered into between the Authority and the consignor for the conveyance of parcels by rail. Warehouse means any premises provided for and used for the safe custody of goods or leased to consignor for keeping goods. Abnormal loads means goods exceeding normal dimensions. Condition of Carriage means the special instruction available from the Authority upon request relating to loading methods for general, dangerous or oblique and or hazardous goods and the packing, acceptance, transport and delivery of goods, when conveyed in railway vehicle. TAZARA means the Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority. Through traffic means traffic conveyed or transported between the two Regions. Such goods shall also included goods to and from countries other than the two contracting states. Parcel means such articles that are not of personal apparel or for personal use while one is traveling on the passenger train.

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a) Unless otherwise stated, these regulations shall apply on the entire line of the Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority.

b) Goods booked for destinations beyond TAZARA shall comply with these regulations and conform to rules and regulations of the receiving Railway Administrations.


These regulations, rates and fares are liable to amendments at any time by publication in the print or electronic media of the two contracting states, whenever practicable; one month’s notice shall be given of any contemplated amendments.

3. OFFICIAL LANGUAGE All business transactions shall be conducted in English.

4. BUSINESS HOURS Business hours shall be determined by Headquarters and notified to the public at Stations, through Regional Headquarters.

5. AGENT FOR CONSIGNOR OR CONSIGNEE The Authority will only recognize an agent acting on behalf of a consignor or consignee, if he produces authentic written document from such consignor or consignee authorizing him to take delivery of goods from, or transact any other business with the Authority on his behalf.

6. CREATION OF TRAFFIC CONTRACT A contract will be deemed to have been entered into between the Authority and the consignor for the carriage of goods at the time an authorized employee has accepted the consignment for carriage and when the combined consignment note is signed and date stamped by him.

7. PAYMENT OF CHARGES a) Any miscellaneous charges that may arise after acceptance, due to

consignor’s fault, or any such expenses incurred at the receiving station will be collected from the consignee at the time of delivery of the goods.


Tanzania or Zambia Currencies (1) All regional goods (local traffic) (2) All goods originating from Tanzania or Zambia and destined to other


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Foreign currency (convertible)

(a) All goods originating from and destined to countries other than Tanzania or Zambia.

(b) All goods originating from overseas and destined to Zambia or Tanzania for which transport charges have been paid in foreign currency up to the final destination.

All goods originating from countries other than Tanzania and Zambia, and destined to places in Zambia and Tanzania only, and paid for in other currencies up to the entry points into Tanzania or Zambia (New Kapiri Mposhi/ Dar es Salaam). MODES OF PAYMENT

i) Bank certified cheques shall be accepted for payment. ii) Uncertified cheques shall only be accepted upon being cleared by

the Bank. iii) Direct deposit to the Authority’s bank account(s).

8. METHOD OF COMPUTING DISTANCE Distance will be computed according to the Geographical Distance Table between stations but all distances between 1-9 kms will be rounded to the nearest 10 kms.

9. LEVELLING OF FRACTIONS a) In computing goods rates or passenger fares the total shall be rounded

off to the nearest Dollar, one thousand shillings/kwacha respectively.

10. LEDGER AND DEPOSIT ACCOUNT a) Regular customers may on application to the Managing Director or the

Regional General Manager be allowed to open ledger or deposit accounts. b) The Head Office or Regional Accounts Offices will collect freight and

miscellaneous charges from customers with ledger account subject to agreements.

c) Customers who are granted rebated rates for a specific volume of traffic

shall be required to deposit 75% of the rebated amount upfront for the offered tonnage. The balance shall be paid on exhaustion of the initial deposit.

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Subject to the provisions of the Act, and this Tariff Book, any person who has tendered goods to an authorized employee and paid the appropriate rates, other charges and has complied with the conditions upon which goods may be accepted for carriage by the authority shall be entitled to obtain a receipt for such goods and have such goods carried by the authority in accordance with the conditions of carriage; Provided that if, in the opinion of an authorized employee.

i) Any animal tendered for carriage appears to be suffering from any

infections or contagious diseases. ii) Any goods tendered for carriage are dangerous or offensive goods, or

goods, which are likely to cause damage to property or injury to persons. iii) Any goods tendered for carriage exceed the maximum weight or

dimensions specified in the Tariff Book.

iv) The carriage of any goods would at any stage of the transit thereof be contrary to any law.

v) Facilities for handling the goods tendered for carriage are not available at

the place where such goods are tendered or at the place of destination or at any place en route; the person tendering such goods for carriage shall not be entitled to have such goods carried by the Authority except when such goods are accepted for carriage in accordance with any special provisions dealing with the carriage of such goods.

vi) Any uninsured goods tendered for carriage with value exceeding the

Authority’s limited liability of US$ 2 per Kg or US$ 10,000 per wagon load.


GOODS Subject to the provisions of the Act and this Tariff Book and except when the owner or consignor or his representative accompanies the goods and retains custody thereof, the Authority shall be liable for any loss or misdelivery of, or damage to goods, occurring while the goods are in transit from any cause whatsoever unless the Authority proves that such loss, misdelivery or damage arose from. a) Act of God; b) Act of War, or an act of an enemy of the Republic; or

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c) Seizure under legal process; or d) Act or order of the Government; or e) Act or omission of the consignor, his servant or agent; or f) Inherent liability to wastage in bulk or weight, latent or inherent defect or

natural deterioration of the goods; or g) Casualty, including fire or explosion. h) Deficiency in the contents of unbroken packages; or i) Improper or insufficient packing or leakage from defective drums

containers or packages.

Provided that: i) Where such loss, misdelivery or damage occurs in any of the cases

specified in this regulation due to failure of the Authority or of any employee to use reasonable foresight and care in the carriage of goods, the Authority shall not be relieved from liability for such losses, misdelivery or damage.

ii) The Authority shall not be liable for loss, misdelivery or damage in respect

of goods in relation to which on account of false declaration, or any incorrect or insufficient address for delivery has been given and such loss, misdelivery or damage is in any way caused by such false declaration or incorrect or insufficient address.

iii) The Authority shall not in any circ*mstances be liable for loss, misdelivery, damage, or delay in respect of goods:

a) Where there has been fraud on the part of the consignor, or b) Unless a document acknowledging receipt of such goods for carriage by

the Authority has been given; or c) Which at the time of such loss, misdelivery, damage or delay occurred,

are being carried by any transport service other than the one provided by the Authority or under the control of the Authority; or

d) Where there is a loss of a particular market whether held daily or at intervals; or

e) Where such loss, misdelivery, damage or delay arises from stoppage or restraint of labour from whatever cause, whether partial or general.


OR GOODS BELONGING TO OTHER CONSIGNORS OR CONSIGNEES Consignors or consignees will be liable for any damage or loss of the Authority’s property or goods belonging to other consignors or consignees if such damage or loss is proved to be caused by them. 1. If any of the under mentioned causes is discovered during the

carriage of goods by the Authority, “Lost and or Damaged Goods

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Record” provided in Appendix 19 shall be completed in triplicate for each consignment and a copy will be handed to the consignor or consignee for use when lodging claims with the Authority if: a) The goods are lost, damaged or misdelivered. b) The goods have not arrived at destination station, 10 days

after the expiry of the transit period set out in clause 47 of this Tariff Book and not traceable.

c) “Short-life” radio active substances and perishable goods

cannot be delivered to the consignee at the expiry of the transit period as declared by consignor.

2. If it is necessary to assess the loss and damage of goods, and the

causes thereof, such assessments will be conducted jointly by the Authority and consignee at the expense of the consignee or the Authority as the case may be.


(a) The persons who may lodge claims with or take legal action against

the Authority for loss of, or damage to goods carried by the Authority are: (i) The consignor or consignee who is in possession of the Tax

invoice, acceptance receipt and Lost or Damaged Goods Record.

(ii) The consignee in possession of a consignment note, and lost

and or damaged Goods Record, if his goods are partly lost, or are entirely or partly damaged.

(iii) The consignor or consignee who is in possession of a

consignment note, and receipt for payment of miscellaneous charges if there is an overcharge in freight or miscellaneous charges.

(b) The claimant must present his claim letter together with

appropriate documents mentioned in sub-clause (a) above to the Station Master at the receiving or originating station where necessary.

(c) The claimant must not assign his right of claim to another person.

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15. PERIOD IN WHICH TO CLAIM (a) All damages or defects to or deficiency in goods must be pointed

out and the provisions of Clause 13 complied with, at the time of delivery otherwise the Authority will not accept any responsibility for such damages defects or deficiency.

(b) Any claim for compensation must be lodged in writing within a

period of three months (90 days), commencing from the date of acceptance of goods for carriage by the Authority.


(a) In case the Authority is held liable for any loss or damage the liability of the Authority shall be up to a maximum of USD 10,000 per wagon load unless the consignor or his agent had declared that the consignment was of exceptional value, and paid an additional charge of 10% of the value declared on the consignment note.

(b) If the goods can be repaired the authority will pay the repair costs

for items damaged or if the extent of damage can be estimated the amount would be paid.

(c) The Authority will not be liable for loss or damage to goods not

listed on the consignment note. (d) Claims shall be compensated by crossed cheques.


(a) If the lost article claimed for is recovered before the claim is paid the claimant shall be called upon to take delivery of the article.

(b) If the lost article claimed for is recovered after the claim has been

paid, the claimant shall be asked to refund the amount paid to him within a period not exceeding 90 days commencing from the date of notification and he will take delivery of the article.

(c) If the claimant is unable or refuses to refund the amount as in (b)

above, the Authority shall sell the articles to defray expenses.

18. OVERCHARGES AND UNDERCHARGES (a) Overcharges in respect of freight and miscellaneous charges will be

adjusted and refunded by the Regional Headquarters where such claim is lodged.

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(b) It shall be the duty of the receiving station and the forwarding station to detect undercharges even though freight charges are prepaid. The circ*mstances of such undercharges must be communicated to the forwarding station so that the amount of undercharge may be recovered from the consignor. If the consignor happens to be the consignee, the undercharge should be collected before delivery of the goods.

(c) When a dispute arises between the forwarding and the receiving

stations regarding the correctness of an overcharge or undercharge the matter must be reported to the regional Headquarters for ruling. If it is ruled that there is an overcharge or undercharge it must be recovered or refunded, as the case may be.

a) Any miscellaneous expenses incurred en-route, e.g. feeding

livestock, load adjustment and repacking charges, etc. must be recorded in the “General Record” by the station where such expenses are incurred and must be recovered on delivery of the goods by the receiving station where it is proved that it was not due to Authority’s negligence. If the goods are not taken delivery of by the consignee at the receiving station, such expenses should be defrayed after the goods have been auctioned as per clause 61 a (ii).

19. SUSPENSIONS OR ALTERATION OF TRAIN SERVICES Should it be necessary to suspend goods and passenger services due to

natural disaster or accident or any other reasons the Authority shall, give notice to the public through the mass media or any other means.

Where the line is obstructed due to accident or natural disaster and train services have been suspended, the Authority shall undertake to make the following arrangements.

(a) Passengers.

(i) If passenger services are cancelled before the train departs at the point at which the passenger is to join it, the full fare paid will be refunded and no adjustment fee shall be deducted.

(ii) If the suspension of passenger services comes into effect

when the passenger has covered a part of the journey, refund may, on application to the Station Master concerned be made for the difference in fares between the fare of the ticket he holds and the fare for the journey already covered. No cancellation fee shall be deducted.

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(b) Goods, Parcels and Luggage. (i) If, as a result of obstruction, a passenger/consignor:

(a) Wishes to withdraw his consignment at the forwarding station; full freight charges will be refunded less 5% documentation fee.

(b) Collects his or her luggage from the train no refund will

be entertained for the uncompleted portion.

(c) If the line is obstructed by accident or natural disaster, stations where wagons conveying traffic are held shall be responsible for informing by any means possible the forwarding and receiving stations, what traffic is held at their stations, giving names of the consignors and consignees, consignment note numbers and date of acceptance by the Authority. The forwarding and receiving stations must transmit the same to the consignors and consignees who must submit disposal instructions of the goods within the quickest possible period.

(d) Perishable traffic may be disposed off to the best

advantage of the Authority without disposal instructions from the consignor or consignee. The consignor or consignee shall be advised through the forwarding or receiving stations how the consignment was disposed or and the circ*mstances which led to such disposal.

(e) The Authority shall store, transport or dispose of traffic

other than perishables in the manner it deems fit. The Authority shall not be liable for any delays that may be caused to traffic due to accidents or natural disaster.

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(a) Any person intending to travel on any train or vehicle of the Authority must pay the exact fare to an authorized employee and obtain a ticket.

(b) Tickets are issued subject to the, regulations and conditions in this

Tariff Book. (c) Tickets are classified into two groups viz: ordinary and express

train tickets. Both types of tickets comprise of First Class, Second Class, Super Seater and Third Class for either single or return journey.

(d) A passenger who has purchased an ordinary train ticket but

wishes to travel by express train must on presentation of the original ticket pay the difference in fares between the two tickets plus booking fee and a special auxiliary ticket shall be issued.

(e) Tickets are issued at the Booking office. Passengers joining trains

at stations where there is no resident booking clerk on duty shall be issued with the Authority to purchase a ticket on the train by the Station Master and must pay their fares to an authorized employee on the train and obtain their tickets. In this case no booking fee shall be collected. At Halts and unmanned stations, authority to purchase a ticket on the train shall be issued by a Coach Attendant while boarding a train.

(f) Stations shall issue tickets and maintain record of passenger

manifest according to passenger requirements bearing the date, train number, class, station from which the passenger starts his/her journey and the destination station.

(g) Booking offices at intermediate stations shall be opened for the

sale of tickets during the normal working hours and reopened and closed at least half an hour before the departure of each train. At busy stations, passengers may purchase their tickets in advance during working hours.

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(h) If a passenger wants to purchase an express train ticket, the destination station on the ticket must be one at which an express train is scheduled to stop.

(i) First and Second Class tickets shall be issued for a particular

coach, compartment and berth number. Passengers desiring to travel by first and second-class coaches must make reservations at least 48 hours before the date of departure of the train.

(j) Tickets are not transferable. This condition shall apply and appear

on all tickets.


(a) Children under the age of three years traveling under the care of adult passengers shall be conveyed free of charge.

(b) Children who have attained the age of three years and are under

the age of twelve years shall be conveyed at children’s fares, vide Clause 45 a (ii) of this Tariff Book.

(c) Children’s fares shall be based on the birth certificate or

determined by the appearance of the child on the date of purchasing a ticket.

(d) Full time students of Primary and Secondary schools registered

with Government Education departments of Tanzania or Zambia, when traveling to and from school at opening and closing of school shall be conveyed at student’s fare upon producing a valid identity card as per clause 45 a (ii).


(a) Single journey tickets are valid for 14 days from the date the journey is commenced.

(b) Return tickets are valid for 30 days from the date the forward

journey is commenced. (c) The validity period of tickets is counted from the date the journey

is commenced, up to midnight on the expiry date.


(a) Any person entering the station platform for the purpose of escorting or meeting a passenger must purchase a platform ticket.

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(b) The holder of a platform ticket is not allowed: (i) To enter any coach or vehicle of the Authority, and; (ii) To travel by train, otherwise he will be considered as

travelling without a valid ticket and action taken as provided in Clause 28 (a) of this Tariff Book.

(c) Platform tickets are valid for use only once on the date of issue. Any person entering the station for private porting shall pay a fee as stipulated in clause 45 d (vi).


(a) The Authority reserves the right, not to carry any passenger at any station without refunding the fare, who: (i) Being on any train or vehicle of the Authority violates any of

the regulations issued or disobeys any lawful orders given by an authorized employee; or who is in a state of intoxication from liquor or dangerous drugs and behaves in violet or offensive manner to the annoyance of any other passenger.

(ii) Appears to be suffering from any contagious or infectious disease. If a passenger contracts a contagious disease en-route, he must be detrained at the nearest station where there is a hospital.

(iii) Appears to be suffering from any mental disorder. (iv) Visibly incapacitated sick persons whether accompanied or

not. (v) Expectant mothers in their advanced months from seven

months and above.

(b) Persons mentioned in Sub-Clause (a) (ii) and (iii) above, may be allowed to travel in upper class provided that they produce a health certificate from a Government Medical Department when purchasing a ticket and they are accompanied. The compartments or seats used by the passengers suffering from contagious diseases must be disinfected by the coach attendant or coach cleaner after use by means of disinfectants provided in the first aid box. Unoccupied seats in a compartment used by such patients will be charged for.

(c) If persons mentioned in (a) above are found in 3rd class, they will

be reallocated in upper class and asked to pay the difference in fares without booking fee.

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(a) A passenger must travel on the date, train and in the class shown on the ticket he/she holds. Should a passenger find it difficult to travel by the train on which he/she is booked he/she may change the date or train by making an application at the booking office within twenty four hours of their departure date; for the upper classes and six hours for third class passengers, before the departure of the train he/she is booked on.

(b) A passenger breaking his journey en-route may resume his journey before the expiry of his ticket provided that, at the time of breaking the journey the ticket is endorsed by an authorized employee, showing the date when journey is to be resumed and the train number.

(c) The Authority shall not be liable for the loss of life or personal injury to any passenger unless such personal injury is caused by lack of reasonable care, diligence or skill on the part of the Authority or its employees.

(d) If a passenger conveyed under normal circ*mstances, falls sick and dies en-route, the dead body shall be de-trained at the nearest station where there is a hospital with mortuary facilities.

(e) The Authority shall not be liable for any consequences arising from

non-observance of Immigration, Customs, Health, and other laws of the two partner states. No application for refund of fare will be entertained.

(f) Passengers should report at least 60 minutes before the scheduled

departure time of the train in which they are booked to travel. (g) If a passenger travels on a train by a class higher than the class by

which a valid ticket he/she holds entitles him/her to travel, he/she will not be required to pay any additional charge if the higher class by which he/she travels arises out of a request by an authorized employee for the authority’s convenience.

(h) If a passenger elects to travel by a class higher than that his/her

ticket entitles him/her to travel, he/she will be required to pay the difference in fares between the two classes.

(i) If a passenger travels by a class lower than the class by which the valid ticket he/she holds entitles him/her to travel the difference in fares between the two tickets shall be refunded on application to the Regional Office provided it was done due to the Authority’s

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convenience; in that event the Senior Conductor must fill the “Passenger Traffic Record” – PF 10 a copy which should be given to the passenger to be attached to the ticket when applying for refund. No refund shall be made where a passenger elects on his/her own accord to travel by a lower class.

(j) Any passenger desiring to extend his journey beyond the original

destination station shall before arriving at such station be charged for the extended distance. No booking fee shall be charged.

(k) Passengers holding a group ticket shall not be allowed to travel


(l) Any passenger boarding a train at a station other than the one prescribed on his/her ticket shall not be entitled for refund.


(a) To ensure that no unauthorized person enters the station platform, station staff must examine and punch platform and passenger tickets as the holders of such tickets enter the platform. Passengers alighting from trains and people holding platform tickets must surrender their tickets to an authorized employee on leaving the station premises.

(b) Tickets held by passengers breaking their journey en-route and

which an authorized employee correctly endorses will neither be collected nor punched at the station where the journey is broken.

(c) Passengers wishing to have evidence to support claims for their

journey, will be allowed to retain their tickets provided they are double punched.


(a) Full fare less cancellation fee as per Clause 45 (d) (iii) shall be refunded if notice of cancellation, of the journey is given within twenty four hours in case of upper class and six hours for third class passengers before the scheduled departure time of the train for which the tickets was purchased. In the case of passengers traveling in a group, such notice of cancellation of the journey must be given at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure time. No refund shall be made if cancellation is done after the time limit set out in this sub-clause.

(b) Claims for refund of fare for the uncompleted portion of the

journey shall not be entertained if the ticket holder cancels his journey on his own accord.

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(c) Passengers requiring refund in terms of sub clause (a) above and

who have used their tickets for booking luggage must cancel the luggage ticket waybill before refund on the passenger ticket can be made.


(a) Any person who travels on a train without a valid ticket will be charged double full fare plus booking fee. If there is doubt as to where the passenger boarded the train, the double full fare will be calculated from the point where the tickets were last examined and found to be in-order or from where the train originated to the point where he is discovered traveling without a ticket. If upon discovery, the passenger still intends to continue his journey, he will be charged the full single fare for the distance he intends to cover plus booking fee.

(b) Any person who is found traveling on a train with false or forged

ticket shall be charged three times the full fare for the journey he/she has travelled or may be prosecuted and upon conviction shall be liable for penalties as provided in the Act.

(c) Any person, wishing to travel on an express train using a ticket for

an ordinary train, shall be charged the difference between the fare of the ticket he holds and that of an express train.

(d) Any person wishing to travel on an ordinary train using a ticket for

an express train shall not be entitled for refund on the difference between the fares.

(e) Any person discovered traveling on a train on a date earlier than

the date shown on his/her ticket shall be issued with a special Auxiliary Ticket and will be required to pay booking fee. In such a case, upper class passengers who fail to secure accommodation equivalent to their class of travel shall not be entitled for any refund.


(a) Any passenger, who loses his/her ticket, shall be charged full single fare from the station at which tickets were last examined to the destination station plus booking fee. A Special Auxiliary Ticket shall be issued to such a passenger.

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(b) If after payment for a fresh ticket as is required under sub clause (a) above, a passenger finds his lost ticket before completion of the journey he/she should apply for refund at the Regional Office, presenting the original ticket and the Special Auxiliary Ticket.


a) A group of passengers wishing to reserve a carriage or special train or a motor trolley for their exclusive use, must apply to the Station Master at the point where their journey is to commence fourteen days before the intended day of departure. The group must furnish the Station Master with exact number of persons involved, an itinerary of their journey, and any other requirements, at the time of making the reservations.

b) Charges for reserved carriage and special trains shall be based on the full fare for the distance to be covered or 500 km whichever is greater, calculated on the full carrying capacity of the carriage or special train, either. (i) Plus 30% of the applicable fare where the carriage is attached on an ordinary or express passenger train; or (ii) Plus 50% of the express passenger fare where such carriage is to be attached on any goods train; or (iii) Plus 75% of the express passenger fare where such carriage (s) move as special train.

c) Reserved dining car for the exclusive use of a group of passengers shall be charged for at the rate of USD 1,500.00 per day or part thereof.

d) In case of motor – trolley a flat rate charge of USD 10.00 per km shall be

charged. When hiring the motor trolley the number of passengers should not exceed its carrying capacity.

e) A group of passengers that has reserved a carriage or a special train and

wishes to have an exclusive use of luggage van or covered wagon for conveyance of their luggage, shall be charged on the actual weight of the luggage subject to the minimum weight of 80% of the carrying capacity of the vehicle used at ordinary parcels rate.


Reserved carriages or special train hired by the customer for a specific loop shall be charged at double the full fare for the distance covered. Any additional number of days beyond the normal turnaround time shall attract a surcharge of 50%.


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If a group of passengers that has reserved a carriage or special train decides to cancel its journey, cancellation charges will be collected as follows: (i) If cancellation is made 48 hours before the departure time of the

train to which the carriage would be attached, cancellation fee will be charged at the rate of 50% of the total charges paid.

(ii) If cancellation is made between 6 and 48 hours before the departure time of the train to which the carriage would be attached, the cancellation fee will be charged at the rate of 75% of the total charges paid.

(iii) If the cancellation is made within 6 hours before the departure of the train to which the carriage would be attached, the cancellation fee will be charged at the rate of 90% of the total charges paid.

(iv) There shall be no refund if cancellation is made at and after the departure of the train.

(v) Any application for postponement of journey 6 hours or more before the departure of the train will be dealt with as provided in sub clause (ii) above. Where such postponement is done within six hours of the departure of the train it will be dealt with as provided in sub clause (iii) above and a fresh application will be required.


(a) Each passenger holding a valid ticket shall be entitled to free weight of luggage as follows:

First Class - 35kg Second Class - 25kg

Super Seater - 20kg Third Class - 15kg


(a) Blankets, clothing, small quantity of books, foodstuffs, newspapers and periodicals for reading on the journey and any other articles of personal use.

(b) Small household articles except furniture being moved from one

place to another. (c) Wearing apparel, equipment and articles used for theatrical

performance, and camping equipments (tent, poles and cooking utensils).

(d) Folding chairs, folding stretchers, camping beds, portable

perambulators, sewing machines in hand cases, typewriters, peasants and small workmen’s tools.

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(e) In respect of one ticket, one invalid’s wheeled chair or one child’s

tricycle is allowed. (f) Clothes and other articles of personal use, including toilet

requisites, transistor radios, lap tops, cameras and small musical instruments may be carried by passengers, and will be taken into account when calculating the free weight of luggage.

(g) Dangerous and offensive articles as listed in the goods regulations

or articles on which there may be government regulations or restrictions governing the conveyance of such articles (except guns and ammunition carried by soldiers and policemen on duty) shall not be conveyed as part of luggage.


(a) Emergency relief goods such as vaccine lymph and First Aid medicines, newspapers, magazines, mailbags, books, printed papers, video cameras, cinema projectors, slide- projectors, films, slides, CD/DVD players, CDs/DVDs, tape recorders, and computers.

(b) Fresh and frozen fish, meat, fries, seedlings, small animals used in

scientific tests, fowls, domestic animals under 20kg including dogs in cages, donkeys and animals for public show.

(c) Small articles of merchandise, local products, game meat and

hoofs, horns, ivory, fur skins, and hides of wild animals when treated, local medicinal materials, spirits, drinks, medical instruments, milk cans, fowl cages and food cases.

(d) Bicycles, simple motorcycles, motor bicycles or motorcycles having

the driver’s seats only, which are emptied of petrol. (e) Money, important documents or writings, precious things and

valuable articles escorted on the train by the consignor. (f) All items that are classified as luggage but not accompanied by the

person tendering them.


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(a) Passengers holding valid rickets can book baggage they may be carrying as luggage provided that such baggage conforms to the items defined as luggage.

(b) Luggage will normally be conveyed by the passenger train on which

the passenger is traveling in and will be routed according to his/her journey.

(c) Parcels will be transported by any passenger or goods train

available at the earliest possible time. (d) Articles, which are subject to Government restrictions, such as

ammunition, must not be accepted for transportation unless a consignor can produce a certificate or permit issued by the Government Department concerned authorizing transportation of such articles.

(e) The maximum weight and dimension for any package conveyed as

luggage or parcel shall be 125kg, 2m long and 0.5m3. In order to convey a piece of luggage or parcel exceeding these dimensions and weight, special arrangements shall have to be made with the Head Commercial in the respective Region or Marketing Manager as the case may be.

(f) (i) Customers intending to transport Day Old chicks, must give

at least 48 hours advance notice to the Station Master stating the quantity to be transported, station from and station to, and date of intended loading.

(i) Day Old Chicks shall only be accepted for transportation by

the passenger train at owner’s risk and such consignments must be accompanied by the consignor or his agent.

(ii) Day Old chicks must be tendered for acceptance at least 3 hours before the scheduled departure time of the train, and must be collected within one hour of arrival at the destination station.


(a) All luggage and parcels tendered for carriage must be securely packed, and fastened in strong containers to avoid the contents being crushed.

(b) Perishable goods must be of fine quality and be securely packed in

suitable containers, free from leakage.

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(c) Inflammable films, slides and any other articles that are likely to

catch fire must be packed in metal containers. Safety Labels must be pasted or tied on packages containing inflammable articles.

(d) Luggage and parcels are labeled free of charge. Each package must

have two labels, a tie on label and a soft paper label that must be pasted on the article. Both labels must bear the names of forwarding and destination stations, the parcels ticket number and number of articles. All old labels and marks must be removed.

(e) Packages containing delicate and fragile goods such as

microscopes, cameras, glassware, etc. Should not be turned upside-down; safety labels e.g. “This side up”, “handle with care” etc. should be used.

(f) Small animals such as monkeys, cats, rabbits, and the like under

three months old, pigs, sheep and goats will only be accepted for conveyance in cases, crates, cages, hampers or in such other manner as may be approved by the Authority.


(a) Before accepting luggage and parcels for transportation, the authorized employees concerned will examine the consignment and see if it conforms to the information given on the parcel ticket. Where necessary the authorized employee and the sender or his authorized agent will inspect the contents of packages, luggage and parcels which do not conform to the description on the parcel ticket and those which do not conform to safety as regards the manner of packaging, etc. will not be accepted for transportation.

(b) The Authority reserves the right to convey Dead bodies subject to

the following conditions: (i) Special prior arrangements must be made with the Head

Commercial if the dead body is to be conveyed within a Region and the Marketing Manager if the body is to be conveyed from one Region to the other.

(ii) The Dead body must be well preserved and placed in a

suitable and properly secured coffin.

(iii) The coffin containing the dead body must be tendered to the Station Master for acceptance at least two hours before the scheduled departure time of the train on which it is booked to be transported.

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(iv) When tendering the dead body for acceptance, the consignor

must produce along with the consignment note, relevant permits and certificates for the movement of the dead body as required by Statutory Regulations. For dead bodies, which are required to move from one Region to another, a Customs document authorizing such movement must also be produced.

(v) The Consignee must take delivery of the dead body within

one hour of its arrival at the destination station, failure to that the Authority reserves the right to handover the dead body to the Police.

(vi) Charges for conveyance of dead bodies shall be computed in

accordance with the formula provided in Clause 45 (c) (viii).

(vii) The Authority shall not accept liability for any consequences

that may arise from non compliance of these regulations neither shall the Authority be responsible for delayed movement of dead bodies for reasons beyond its control.


(a) If authorized by Station Master, passengers may be allowed to take under their care into coaches items that are classified as parcels provided that such items do not cause any inconvenience to other passengers, and do not cause damage to the Authority’s property or affect public health.

(b) No person shall be allowed to take any of the under listed items

into the passenger coach: (i) Live animals and birds (ii) Weapons and ammunition (iii) Any items of an offensive or objectionable character (iv) Items not securely packed (v) Items classified as Dangerous Goods.


STATIONS (a) At unmanned stations or halts parcels and luggage shall be

accepted and/or delivered at and/or from the luggage van. Parcels and luggage waybills must be stamped, “carried at owner’s risk”

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(b) The consignor or consignee shall be responsible for loading and offloading parcels and luggage at halts or unmanned stations. If he or she fails to offload, the consignment will be off loaded at next manned station.

(c) The Authority shall not be responsible for loss, misdelivery or non-

delivery of parcels and luggage if the owner fails to take delivery from the luggage van.


(a) It shall be the responsibility of the consignor to inform the consignee or his Agent of the parcels dispatched by forwarding to him in time a copy of the relevant Parcels Waybill. However the Authority may for its convenience sends “Arrival Advice Note” to the consignee or his Agent; or informs him by telephone. But non-receipt of such Advice or information shall not entitle the consignee to exemption from storage charges.

(b) Free storage period for parcels and luggage will be 24hrs calculated

from the time of arrival of the packages. Storage charges will be charged as per clause 45 (d) (iv).

(c) Consignees will take delivery of their luggage or parcels on

presentation of the luggage or parcels waybill at the parcels office. (d) Luggage and parcels will not be delivered if the consignee has lost

the luggage or parcels waybill. Such parcels and luggage will only be delivered if the consignee can produce authentic evidence to Station Master to prove that he is the bonafide owner of the article. He must thereafter sign for the receipt of the luggage or parcel and indemnify the Authority against all claims of other persons in respect of such luggage or parcels.

(e) The destination station should contact the forwarding station for

disposal instructions, for luggage and parcels not collected within 15 days after arrival at the station. If such luggage and parcels remain undelivered for a period exceeding 90 days, they will be disposed off to the best advantage of the Authority. Perishable goods and animals shall be disposed off within 6 hours of their arrival or any reasonable time before they deteriorate and the limit of 90 days shall not apply.


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(a) Passenger and senders desiring to cancel their consignments

before they are loaded on a train must produce and surrender their luggage or parcels waybills. Cancellation fee will be charged in accordance with Clause 45 (d) (v).

(b) Storage charges in respect of cancelled consignments shall be

calculated from the time such consignments are accepted for carriage by the Authority to the time of cancellation. Charges for storage of consignments for less than 24 hours will be computed on the basis of a full day.

(c) Freight charges, less cancellation fee and storage charges, will be

refunded. If freight charges are less than the cancellation and storage charges the difference will be collected from the sender before handing over the consignment to him/her.

(d) No cancellation will be allowed after the luggage or parcels have


(a) If a passenger or sender gives to the Authority a false account in respect of any luggage or parcel tendered to the Authority for carriage, such luggage or parcel shall be treated as follows: (i) Any freight paid in respect of such consignment shall not be

refunded and in addition any handling and storage charges due to the Authority shall be collected.

(ii) If discovered at the sending station, the Authority will not

load and convey such luggage or parcels but shall call upon the owner to take delivery of his consignment. The Authority shall detain articles subject to Government restrictions and the matter reported to the police.

(iii) If the false declaration is discovered en route, the luggage or

parcels will be unloaded at next station, and the passenger or consignor will be called upon to take delivery of his consignment. Articles subject to government restrictions shall be retained by the Authority and the matter reported to the police. The articles so falsely declared shall be surcharged at double parcels rates for the distance they have been carried.

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(iv) If the articles so falsely declared are detected at the destination station, they will be dealt with as per sub-clause (iii) above.

(b) Passengers and consignors will be liable for any damage caused by

articles falsely declared by them.


(a) For convenience of passengers, the Authority may offer Cloakroom service at stations handling large volumes of passengers.

(b) Any person requiring to have his article kept in Cloakroom must

deposit such article with an Authorized employee and pay the fee. Prescribed in clause 45 (d) (vi) for which he must receive a cloakroom ticket.

(c) Only items such as beddings, clothing, books for private reading, and travelling necessities shall be accepted for deposit in cloakroom.

(d) The following items shall not be accepted for deposit in cloakroom:

(i) Valuable articles, currency notes, important documents, precision products, and animals.

(ii) Goods liable to damage and likely to contaminate other goods.

(iii) Offensive and perishable goods

(iv) Inflammable, explosive and other dangerous articles (v) Bicycle, tri-cycles and motorcycles except portable cradles (vi) Articles whose transportation is restricted by the


(vii) Articles, which exceed 0.1 cm in dimensions and 20kg.

(e) Cloak room charges shall be calculated per article per day. Periods of less than a day shall be reckoned as one day.

(f) Articles left in cloakroom for a period exceeding 90 days shall be

treated as unclaimed and disposed off to the best advantages of the Authority as per Clause 61 of this Tariff Book. In case of perishable goods disposal shall be made before goods deteriorate.

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(g) Articles deposited in the cloakroom shall be delivered to the claimant on presentation of the cloakroom ticket. Where the cloakroom ticket is lost, delivery shall be effected in accordance with the provisions of clause 41 (e) of this tariff book.



(a) Passenger Fares (i) Passenger fares will be computed according to the

Geographical Distance Table between Stations provided subject to minimum chargeable distance of 50km or USD 2.00 and 100km or USD 3.00 for ordinary and express train respectively.

(ii) Children’s/student’s fares shall be computed as hereunder:

• 1st class 100% of adult fare. • 2nd class/Super Seater 75% of adult fare. • 3rd class 50% of adult fare.

(iii) Express fares shall be 120% of the ordinary fare of the

corresponding class over the same distance.

(iv) Return fares will be charged at double the single distance.

(v) Passenger fares will be calculated per person according to the class of travel subject to a minimum of USD 3.00 and USD 5.00 for third and upper class respectively.

(vi) Charges for hiring motor trolley shall be quoted on

application to the Regional General Manager of each Region as per clause 30 (d).

(b) Parcels and luggage

(i) The weight shall be determined by weighing the parcels and luggage. In case of luggage the free allowable weight vide clause 33 (a) shall be deducted. The weight so arrived at would be charged on the basis of the distance to be covered according to applicable rates.

(ii) The following items shall be charged on actual weight subject to the minimum weights applicable thereof: Minimum Weight (kg) Invalids wheeled chair 25 Motorcycle without side car 75 Dogs and other small animals 20

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(iii) When articles chargeable at difference parcel’s rates are packed in one receptacle, freight charges shall be computed on the gross weight of the package and charged at the highest rated commodity in the package.

(iv) Luggage to be conveyed beyond the passenger’s destination station will be treated as parcels from passenger’s destination station to the intended receiving station. Free luggage allowance will be allowed from the point where the passenger joins the train to his destination.

(v) Luggage and parcels shall be charged at a minimum weight

of 20 kgs and a minimum distance of 50kms.

(vi) Luggage and parcels shall be calculated separately according to each consignment.

(vii) In calculating luggage and parcels charges, weights of 1-9

kgs shall be rounded up to 10 kgs.

(c) Special Rates for Luggage and Parcels (i) Articles made of bamboo, wicker and cane ware are charged

at ordinary parcel’s rates plus 50%. (ii) Newspapers registered by the GPO consigned within thirty

days of publication, and magazines are charged at half parcels rate.

(iii) Birds such as canaries and parrots carried as pets are

charged at ordinary parcel’s rates plus 50%.

(iv) Small animals such as monkeys, dogs and cats as pets are charged at double ordinary parcel’s rates.

(v) Peasants and workmen’s small tools conveyed as luggage are

charged at half ordinary parcel’s rates.

(vi) Mailbags shall be charged at 75% of postal services tariff subject to a minimum weight of 30kgs per mailbag.

(vii) The below listed items are to be charged at flat rate per item

when conveyed as luggage or parcel within one region and doubled when conveyed from one region to another .

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(USD) 1. BED 1 6.00 2 MATTRESS 4 FEET & BELOW 1 3.00 ABOVE 4 FEET 1 5.00 3. TABLE 1 6.00 4. EMPTY DRUM 1 5.00 5. CUPBOARD – LESS THAN 1.0 M IN LENGHT 1 6.00 6. CUPBOARD OVER 1.0 IN LENGH OR HEIGHT 1 11.00 7. SOFA SET 3-4 PCS 55.00 8. BICYCLE 1 5.00 9. PAIL OR BUCKET 1 3.00 10. CHAIR 1 3.00 11. G. I. SHEET 1 PC 2.00 12. TYRES SMALL OF LIGHT VEHICLES 1 7.00 13. TYRES HEAVY DUTY AND TRACTORS 1 15.00 14. SEWING MACHINE I PORTABLE 1 10.00 15. SEWING MACHINE 1 16.00 16 REFREGERATOR/FREEZER LESS THAN 1.0 M IN LENGTH OR HEIGHT 1 31.00 OVER 1.0 M IN LENGTH/TABLE TOP 1 40.00 17 COOKER COOKER – PORTABLE/TABLE TOP 1 10.00 COOKER - STANDING 1 30.00 NB: Add VAT for local parcels only.

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(viii) Charges for Dead bodies. In an event where the Authority shall be required to convey corpse in a luggage or brake van, charges shall be computed as below: One-third the carrying capacity Parcels rate for 200kg of the luggage van wagon X for the distance to be covered 200 1

Where only the portion of the luggage van is used, the charges shall be half.

(ix) Day old chicks shall be charged per box separately at the

appropriate luggage and parcel rate applicable to the distance. Each box of 50 chicks shall be considered to be weighing 10kgs and that of 100 chicks as 20kgs.

(d) Miscellaneous Charges (i) Platform tickets USD 0.50

(ii) Booking fee to be charged at 20% of the value of ticket.

(iii) Cancellation fee to be charged at 25% of the value of the

ticket to be refunded.

(iv) Storage charges for luggage and parcels: USD 1.50 per package per day or part thereof.

(v) Cancellation fee for luggage and parcels: 25% of

parcels/luggage charges.

(vi) Private porting fee: USD 1.00 per person per day.

(vii) Cloakroom service fee: USD 1.00 per package per day.

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These regulations shall be observed in addition to the General Regulations set out in this tariff Book. 46. FREIGHT SERVICES

(a) Wagon load consignments i.e. consignments which by their nature, state, weight and dimensions or by the request of the consignor, require the sole use of a wagon or several wagons. Wagon load consignments shall be loaded by consignors and off-loaded by consignees.

(b) The under mentioned goods shall only be accepted for carriage

under wagon load conditions: (i) Animals and livestock loaded loose in wagon.

(ii) Goods on bulk.

(iii) Liquid in bulk which require to be conveyed in tank wagons.

(iv) Perishables which require to be conveyed in refrigerated


(v) Offensive goods not properly packed and likely to contaminate other goods by odour or contact.

(vi) Single packages weighing 500kgs or with 2 cubic meters in

dimensions or 5 meters in length.

(vii) Goods, which are to be loaded or off-loaded at, points other than goods depots and at points on the main line in section.

(viii) Dangerous goods subject to wagon load conditions of

carriage as stipulated in Clause 64 of this tariff book.

(c) Goods tendered for carriage under one consignment must be consigned by one consignor to one consignee, from sending station to one destination station, loaded and off-loaded at the same point and tendered at any one time.

(d) The following shall be considered as one consignment:

(i) Every full wagon load.

(ii) Every wagon group loaded with straddling goods.

(iii) Goods requiring the use of runner wagons.

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(e) The following goods shall not be accepted together with other goods under one consignment due to their nature of different characteristics:- (i) Goods which require different carriage conditions.

(ii) Goods with different loading characteristics e.g. goods with

offensive smell or which are poisonous may not be loaded together with foodstuffs.

(iii) Livestock and other goods.

(iv) Goods which are subject to customs, health, tax, security or

such other formalities as may be required by law in each of the contracting States, together with goods which do not require such formalities.

(v) Dangerous goods that may not be loaded with other goods

as per Appendix 14.

(f) The following goods shall only be accepted for carriage subject to special arrangements being made with the concerned Head Freight Services, if conveyed over two Regions: (i) Goods whose weight is beyond the cranage capacity of either

the forwarding or the receiving stations.

(ii) Goods considered being dangerous, though not itemized in the list of dangerous goods.

(iii) Wild and vicious animals.

(iv) Dead bodies, human remains and ashes.

(v) Goods loaded or unloaded at point other than the goods

depots (except private sidings) or at point on the mainline in section.

(vi) Goods requiring local haulage.

(vii) Goods destined to points other than those in the two

contracting states.

(viii) Explosives unit train.

(ix) Goods requiring special arrangements for carriage by the Authority.

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(x) Abnormal loads as set in Clause 69 of this Tariff Book.

(xi) Dangerous goods with packages not confirming to the laid

down standards set out in Appendix 8 of this Tariff Book.

(g) An escort shall be required to accompany the following goods in transit. (i) Explosives.

(ii) Gasy radioactive materials and third grade packing

radioactive materials.

(iii) Livestock and other animals.

(iv) Plants, which require watering from time to time, en-route.

(v) Locomotives, railway wagons and track equipment, on their own wheels.

(vi) Goods to be off-loaded at point other than goods depots or at

points on the mainline section.

(vii) Goods, which require escort in transit as may be stipulated by the Government of the contracting state.

(viii) Where the consignor deems it necessary to have his goods


(h) (i) Except where it is deemed necessary not more than two escorts should be provided for one consignment.

(ii) The escort shall be required to pay ordinary third class

full fare.

(iv) The escort shall be required to carry certificate of identity or any other certificate as required by law, and comply with all immigration formalities if he is to cross the border. The name and identity/certificate number of the escort must be recorded in the appropriate column of the consignment note.

(v) The escort shall travel in the Brake Van. If the number of escorts exceeds four, the consignor must make special arrangements with the respective Head Operations.

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(vi) Each escort shall only be allowed 30 kilograms of free luggage for his personal use on the journey. Under no circ*mstances shall an escort ne allowed to travel with articles which contravene the laws of any of the contracting states or which are likely to endanger the safety of train operations. In case goods train services are suspended, or the wagon conveying goods under escort develops any defects, which may necessitate stoppage of such wagon, the station master shall inform the escort about the defects or suspension of services and seek his opinion.

(i) In all cases above, the Authority shall not be liable for the welfare of the escorts.

(j) In addition to private escorts, the Authority shall provide police

escorts on trains. (k) Loading and off-loading at points other than goods depots or on

the main line in section shall be subject to the supervision of an authorized employee who shall take proper measures to ensure the safe operation of trains.

(l) For points on the main line in section, the station in the rear shall

be regarded as the forwarding station and the station in advance of the unloading point shall be regarded as the receiving station.


(a) Transit period shall be the maximum period for the carriage of consignments, starting from mid-night following the day the goods are accepted by the Authority for carriage and ending at the time the wagon is placed for unloading by the consignee as specified in Clause 46 (a) of this Tariff book.

(b) Transit period shall be calculated as follows:

(i) One day for dispatch.

(ii) During transit, for normal load 200 km or less shall be counted as one day. For abnormal load transit period shall be based on actual requirements.

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(a) A combined consignment note is a binding agreement between the

Authority and consignor for carriage of goods by the Authority. This agreement must clearly state the forwarding station at which the goods were tendered, the list of goods, the marks and manner of packing, the number of packages, name, phone number and e-mail address of the consignor and consignee and destination station and make reference to any other documents attached to it e.g. (Customs, health permits etc.)

(b) The consignor must present a consignment note to the station

where his goods are to be tendered for carriage by the Authority. Such consignment notes must be legibly written and signed by the consignor or his authorized agent. Every consignment shall be accompanied by one combined consignment note.

(c) A combined consignment note for wagonloads must be submitted

to the Authority within 48 hours. (d) Consignors are required to submit a detailed description of goods

as declared on customs documents, in conformity to Harmonized commodity coding system (HCCS).

(e) Consignors are required to fill in the column printed in thick lines

in the combined consignment note while the rest of the columns are for official use by the Authority. Combined consignment notes should be filled in by indelible pencil, ballpoint pen or typewriter and abbreviations should not be used.

(f) Combined consignment notes must be legibly written and erasures

and alterations must be initiated by the consignor. (g) The consignor is responsible for the accuracy of all details in

combined consignment note and the Authority will not be liable for any loss, or delay in delivery or misdelivery caused by incorrect or inaccurate information given by the consignor in the combined consignment note. Authorized employees in charge of accepting goods must examine combined consignment notes for their correctness but shall not make any alterations thereto.

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(h) The following points must be observed when filling in a combined consignment note. (i) The names of forwarding and receiving stations should be

written in accordance with the stations distance table. Consignments loaded and unloaded at private sidings must be written in the column of forwarding station or destination station. Consignments loaded or unloaded at points other than goods depots and at points on the mainline in section as approved by the Marketing Manager, such points must be written on the consignment note.

(ii) The names of the consignor and the consignee must be written in the appropriate columns. Full names or short business names acceptable to the public may be used. For individuals, the initials and names of both the consignor and the consignee must be written. The name of an enterprise and that of an individual must not be used at the same time.

(iii) Full addresses of the consignor and the consignee must be written including the names of the city, town, village, street number, where applicable phone, e-mail and fax.

(iv) The full description of goods must be written.

(v) If various goods are packed in one wagon all names must be listed.

(vi) In the column – “Type of Packages” – the description of

packing must be indicated as bale, case, crate, drum as the case may be.

(vii) In the column – “Number of Packages” – subject to goods

description and type of packages, the number of packages must be correctly inserted. For goods not accepted by number of packages, such endorsem*nt must be shown as “Bulk”.

(viii) In the column “Details of Weight” – weights of consignments

will be in kilograms.

(ix) In the column – “Declared Goods” – the total number of goods and value as declared by the consignor must be stated.

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(x) The Consignor or the Railways may use the remarks column for any remarks.

(i) When the foods have been tallied and examined, the accepting employee will sign and date-stamp the consignment note and any relevant documents attached thereto.

(j) The consignor must provide a permit, license, health or vaccination

certificate or any other document as may be required by law regarding transportation of goods where such documents are required. The documents shall be initiated and date stamped by a relevant government official. The name and number of the document will be recorded by the consignor and declared in the combined consignment note.

(k) The Authority shall not be liable for any loss or damage to, or

deterioration of any consignment held by it if such loss, damage or deterioration is due to the consignor’s failure to produce any of the documents mentioned in sub-clause (j) above where such a document is required by law. The consignor will be liable for storage or demurrage where such charges have accrued to the Authority unless it is proved that the documents were lost or misplaced by the Authority. Should such documents be lost; a general record of such loss must be raised by an employee at the station where such a loss is discovered.

(l) Documents relating to quantity, quality and any other

specification, which are attached to the combined consignment note, must be handed to the consignee at the destination station.


(a) Goods must be properly packed in accordance with the packing requirements as stipulated by each of the Contracting States as well as by the Authority. In respect of goods without specific packing requirements, the consignor must, in the light of the nature, weight, and category of transport services, distance of the goods to be carried, temperature conditions which may prevail en-route and loading conditions of the wagon to be used, etc. Securely pack the goods in such a manner as to accommodate the requirements of rail transport and ensure the safety of the goods.

(b) The Authority reserves the right to refuse to accept goods for

carriage, which are not packed to the required standards.

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(c) If goods which do not necessarily require packing are tendered to the Authority for carriage and appear damaged at the time of acceptance, the extent of damage must be indorsed on the consignment note and signed for by the consignor.

(d) If in the opinion of the employee accepting such goods, the

packages tendered for carriage are too small and are likely to be misplaced or lost, or are too big and likely to delay transshipping operations, he may call upon the consignor to bind or pack such goods in a manner deemed to be safe and convenient for handling. In such cases the Authority shall not be liable for any additional packing cost or deterioration of such goods that will arise as a result of such packing.


(a) Consignees shall be responsible for weighing or determining the weight of full wagonload consignments. In case no weighing facilities exist, standard weight or cubic measurements conversion method may be used in determining the weights provided the method used is shown on the combined consignment note.

(b) The weight of goods shall include the weights of the package in

which the goods are packed. (c) The authority reserves the right to test weight goods whose weight

have bee declared by the consignor. If any discrepancies in weights are discovered, weighing charges will be borne by the consignor.

(d) If is it discovered that a consignor has made a false declaration on

a consignment note as regarding the description of goods, weights or the nature of goods which require special handling or projection from the time of acceptance up to the time of delivery, or goods which require customs formalities, vaccination certificates, or movement permit, the Government Department concerned will be notified and the matter will be dealt with in accordance with instructions issued by such Government Department.

(e) Where goods are discovered to be under false description, the

Authority will prepare a general record and charge double the rates applicable to such goods for the entire distance. If the goods falsely declared are dangerous goods and the false declaration is discovered en-route, the goods may continue their journey if it is considered safe to do so. Otherwise the goods will be off-loaded at the station where the false declaration is discovered. In such event the consignor shall be asked through the forwarding station to give

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disposal instructions. The Authority shall not be responsible for dangerous goods off-loaded en-route due to false declaration.

(b) Where the weight is falsely declared, a “General Record” shall be

prepared by the authorized employee at the station where such a false declaration is discovered and a charge equivalent to double the charge representing the difference in weight between the weight declared and the actual weight carrying capacity of the wagon shall be levied. If the weight of the goods is more than the weight carrying capacity of the wagon, the weight in excess will be off-loaded and a penalty of USD 500.00 shall be charged.

(c) The charges mentioned in sub-clause (f) above and any other miscellaneous charges incurred will be debited to the consignor’s account or will be collected from the consignee before delivery of the goods.

(d) The Authority shall not entertain any claims that may arise out of

the consignor’s wrong declaration on the consignment note. (i) In an event of accident the consignor or consignee shall meet costs



Should the consignor desire to withdraw a consignment already tendered to the Authority for carriage, or to cancel the booking for ordered wagons, of fail to utilize wagons ordered, charges shall be levied as follows: (a) For cancellation of wagons order the charges shall be as provided

for in clause 72 (h) (ii) of this Tariff Book. (b) If the goods have already been brought to the station, storage

charges will be levied from the time they were brought to the time they are finally removed from the station premises.

.(c) Demurrage charges shall be levied from the time the wagons are

placed at the loading point, up to the time the cancellation is made.

(d) The consignor shall pay other charges that may have been

incurred by the Authority due to cancellation.

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(a) The consignor shall load full wagonload consignments. The Authority will not be responsible for loading or unloading of full wagonload consignments. When sufficient labour force and/or handling equipment are available the consignor or consignee may hire such facilities from the Authority at a cost. Such loading and unloading shall still be considered as the responsibility of the consignor or consignee as the case may be. The Authority reserves the right to conduct examination on the spot at points where loading and unloading are being performed. The purpose of such examination is to check the description of goods, weight, and numbers of packages to ensure that they conform to the information given on the consignment note, and the goods are properly and secured.

(b) The Authority reserves the right to off-load wagons that remained

loaded 7 days after the expiry of the free period allowed as per clause 54 of this Tariff Book. The cost accrued out of demurrage; off-loading and storage shall be collected from the consignee before the goods are delivered. In such cases the Authority shall not be liable for any loss of or damage to the goods that may arise in the course of off-loading and storage.



(a) ‘Detachment and Clearance of wagons at Private Sidings’ form will be used for the acceptance and for handing over to consignees of loaded wagon consignment at loading and unloading private sidings. The following must be observed and recorded:

(i) Seals on the wagon must be intact (ii) State of tarpaulins (iii) The condition of goods if they can be seen.

(b) The Authority shall not accept loaded wagons for carriage if any

one of the following anomalies are noted at the time of acceptance: (i) If the wagon is not sealed in accordance with the laid down


(ii) If the goods appear defective or some discrepancies are noted which are not stated on the consignment note e.g. pilferage.

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(iii) If the wagon is not properly sheeted or the ropes are not fastened.

(iv) If side doors are not securely closed and side door bolts are not fastened.

(v) If covers and valves of tank car wagons are not tightly closed;


(vi) If the manner in which the goods are loaded or secured does not conform to the conditions and regulations.

(c) If any of the conditions in sub-clause (b) (i), (ii) and (iii) above is

discovered at the time of handing over the wagon to the consignee, handing over will be based on the actual weight of the consignment and the general appearance of the goods. Should any loss or damage of the goods be found, the authorized employee and the consignee must jointly prepare a form of “Lost and/Damage Goods Record”. If it not possible to weigh the wagon, offloading must be witnessed by an authorized employee and the police.

(d) No handing over is required if goods are escorted by consignor’s



(a) Free periods in respect of loading and off-loading of wagons containing full wagon load consignments at stations and those detached at private sidings shall be: (i) 48 hours for single service wagon placed for loading or off-

loading of goods other than those stated in sub clause (iii) and (iv) below.

(ii) 96 hours for double service wagons placed for offloading and loading other than those stated in sub-clause (iii) and (iv) below.

(iii) Free period for single service of loading or offloading of

refrigerator wagons will be six hours.

(iv) Free period for single service of loading or off-loading within station limits or wagons conveying explosives, radioactive substances perishable and livestock will be six hours.

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(v) For wagons received on non-working days free period shall start from the following working day:

(b) Free period for loading and off-loading will include the time for

wagon examination, sweeping, sheeting and any other auxiliary services necessary.

(c) Where loaded wagons are detached en-route due to customer’s

failure to comply with custom regulations, demurrage charges specified in Clause 72 (h) (iii) of this tariff Book shall apply.


(a) For wagonload consignments, the Authority, if available will supply the type of wagons requested by the consignor. If the type required is not available an alternative type may be supplied provided it is acceptable to the consignor. The consignor must examine wagons supplied to ensure that they are clean and suitable for use. Washing and disinfecting if considered necessary will be undertaken by the Authority.

(b) Well wagons and refrigerator wagons shall not be used for

conveying general goods. (c) Flat wagons must not be used for conveying metal blocks, neither

should they be used for conveying other bulky goods that are likely to roll or shift during transit unless they are properly secured.

(d) Dangerous goods requiring covered wagons must not be conveyed

in any other type of wagons. (e) Live stock wagons must not be used to load general goods unless

the Head Freight Services gives an approval. (f) Wagons except well wagons, without vacuum braking system must

not be used for loading through traffic goods to foreign Railways. (g) Before loading, wagons must be examined by an authorized

employee to ensure that they are suitable for use. (h) Wagons must be evenly loaded. Every effort must be made to load

each wagon to its full holding capacity or its weight carrying capacity. But the load must not be in excess of the weight carrying capacity of the wagon or axle load restriction; whichever is less, which may be imposed from time to time on certain sections of the line.

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(i) The weight of liquids in tank wagons will be determined by the

specific gravity of the particular commodity loaded and tank volumetric. Before loading, the consignor must tightly close the discharging valves.

(j) The loading dimensions of goods must not exceed the dimensions

stipulated in Appendix 5. (k) Securing of loads on open wagons should conform to the technical

conditions prescribed in Appendix 5. Consignors shall furnish their own securing materials, on request at a cost. The consignor shall test the quantity and strength of the material used.

(l) The authority would demand from the consignor or consignee the

cost price of any securing materials of the Authority lost or damaged by them.

(m) All wagons considered necessary for sealing will be sealed by the

consignor and seal nos. must be endorsed on the combined consignment note.

(n) After closing a covered wagon, iron wire with a diameter of about

2.5mm will be used for securing tightly the upper hasps. The lower hasps shall be used for sealing, one seal being on each hasp. As for wagon doors with only one hasp and low bolt, sealing will be made on the same hasp where the iron wire is fastened. Where locks are applied the consignor shall retain all keys.


(a) Offloaded goods must be piled not less than 1.6 meters from the nearest outer rail. On platforms, goods must not be placed beyond the safety line.

(b) Consignees must clean wagons after off-loading. Wagons which

have been used for the carriage of livestock, oils of any kind or offensive goods, fresh fish and shrimps or highly toxic poisonous goods, which are contaminated by dangerous goods must be thoroughly cleaned after off-loading, but the Authority may undertake to do this job at the consignee’s expense vide clause 72 (h) (viii) of this Tariff Book.

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(c) If the Government health department requires that wagons must be washed, disinfected before or after loading certain types of commodities such washing or disinfections will be done by the consignor in conjunction with the Government Health department staff.


(a) Should the consignee desire to sheet his goods, he may furnish his own tarpaulins or request the Authority to supply the tarpaulins on payment of prescribed charges in clause 72 (h) (vi) of this tariff Book.

(b) Tarpaulins supplied by the Authority shall be obtainable on

application at station. Consignors or consignees must return tarpaulins to the Station Master or Goods Agent when they are not required. Station Master or Goods Agent must promptly collect tarpaulins, properly folded and tied up by consignee and both parties must do handing over.

(c) If any tarpaulin supplied by the Authority found to be damaged or

contaminated, the consignor or his Agent may request for it to be changed. The Authority will demand the cost price of any tarpaulin lost or damaged by the consignor or the consignee.

.(d) Where a tarpaulin used for covering goods cannot be returned and

handed over to the Authority by the consignee at the expiry of seven days, the tarpaulin shall be regarded as lost and its cost price shall be raised against the consignee or consignor as the case may be. Where the tarpaulin is returned after the charges have been raised, the Authority may accept back the tarpaulin and refund the customer only 10% of the raised charges.

(e) Contaminated tarpaulins will be cleaned by the consignor or the

consignee, but the Authority may undertake to do this job at the consignor/consignee’s expense.

(f) Should the consignee desire to return the tarpaulins, securing

materials, devices and any other implements furnished by the consignor, by rail, to the consignor at the original forwarding station, he may consign such articles at the destination station of the goods to the forwarding station free of charge provided he surrenders the consignment note on which the consignment was accepted for carriage at the forwarding station within 15 days from the day the goods are delivered. The onus of producing the original consignment note lies with the consignee. Should the consignee

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fail to produce the consignment note, the articles will be conveyed at parcels rate.


(a) After traffic has been accepted for carriage, the consignor or consignee may ask for the stoppage or return of such traffic, or for its diversion to another consignee or point short of the original station, provided the consignment has not been delivered to the consignee.

(b) The consignor or consignee desiring to stop, return or divert his

goods, must submit “Request for Diversion of Traffic” form and the delivery note to the forwarding or receiving station and pay such charges as laid down in clause 72(h) (vii) of this Tariff Book. The stoppage, return or diversion will not be allowed on a part lot of a consignment.

(c) If a request to divert a consignment to another point or consignee

is made before the goods are dispatched, reasons for such diversion must be indicated in the Remarks column on the consignment note and invoice, wagon labels must be altered to show the new destination station or consignee.

(d) The Authority will on application from the consignor or consignee

endeavour to stop, return or divert the consignment as requested after the goods have been dispatched but will not be liable for any delays or failure that may arise in the course of stopping, returning or diverting the consignment.

(e) If an application for stoppage of a wagon load is lodged before the

goods are dispatched the application will be dealt with as if the consignment has been withdrawn in accordance with clause 51.

(f) The fee for stoppage, return, diversion and any miscellaneous

which may be incurred by the authority while carrying out such request would be charged to the consignor or consignee according to Clause 72(h)(vii).


(a) It shall be the responsibility of the consignor to inform the consignee or agents of the goods dispatched by forwarding to him in time a copy of the relevant consignment note. However, the Authority may for its convenience send “Arrival Advice Note” to the consignee or his agent, or inform him by telephone, non-receipt of

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such advice or information shall not entitle the consignee to exemption from storage and demurrage charges.

(b) The Authority shall use any means of communication to inform the

consignee of the arrival of goods. If the consignee cannot be contacted and goods are not collected within the free allowed period, demurrage and storage charges will be raised as the case maybe.

(c) The consignee applying for delivery of goods must produce the

Delivery Note. If the Delivery Note is lost, he must produce the Advice Note. The consignee will acknowledge receipt of the goods by signing the copy of the Delivery Note, Advice Note or as the case may be which will be retained by the Railway. Before taking delivery, the consignee must pay all charges due to the Authority.

(d) If the consignee fails to produce either the “Delivery Note” or

‘Advice Note’ he may submit written authentic evidence. The Authority will not be liable for loss of, or damage to, or delay in the delivery of goods, if the consignee fails to furnish the required written evidence.

(e) Delivery shall be deemed to have been completed when the wagon

is handed over to the consignee at the unloading place, private siding or exchange siding connected to a private railway with full written acknowledgement of the consignee or agent.

(f) If the consignee fails to pay freight charges or any other charges

due on goods, the Authority will detain the goods and may sell them to defray the freight and other charges due thereon.

(g) In the case of consignments which are to be cleared through

customs, an authorized employee must ensure that all customs formalities have been complied with before delivery is effected.


(a) (i) Free storage for explosive, radioactive articles, livestock and Perishables conveyed as wagon load consignments will be 6 hours calculated from the time of arrival of the goods.

(ii) Free storage period for wagonload consignments other than those mentioned in sub-clause (a) (i) above shall be 24 hours calculated from the time of the goods arrival.

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(b) The storage charge will be levied in accordance with the provisions of clause 72(h) (v) of this Tariff book or upon the expiry of the free period stated in (a) (i) and (ii) above. Storage charges will be levied on goods unloaded by the consignee and left on the station premises and along the line from mid-night following the date of unloading. The Authority will not be liable for the loss of or damage to goods so left in its premises.

(c) If the free storage period for goods other than explosives, livestock, radioactive substances and perishables expires on Sunday or public holiday such free period shall be extended to the next normal working day, following such Sunday or public holidays.

(d) The Station Master or Goods Agent may extend the free storage

period by 12 hours with approval of the Senior Freight Services Office of the district if circ*mstances beyond the consignee’s control occurs e.g. violent storm or power failure prevents the consignee from removing his goods from the station within the normal free storage period allowed.

(e) Customers handling bulk consignments may on application to the

Regional General Manager rent an open space or shed within the goods shed for stacking their goods at rates given in Clause 72(h)(v). In such cases customers will be responsible for the security and protection of their goods.


(a) (i) If goods are not claimed or taken delivery of within five days calculated from mid-night following the day the “Traffic Arrival Advice Note” is issued or if goods have been off-loaded or wagons have been placed for off-loading by consignees, the receiving station must report to the Regional Office particulars of such consignment. The Regional Office will urge the consignees to come forward and take delivery of their consignment. The receiving station shall request the forwarding station by any means of communication to seek disposal instructions from the consignor and thereupon issue “Advice of Unclaimed or Refused Goods”.

(i) If no one comes forward to take delivery of the consignment

after 90 days commencing from mid-night following the day the receiving station notified the forwarding station to issue “Advice Note of Unclaimed or Refused Goods” the goods shall be deemed to have been unclaimed.

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(iv) Explosives, radioactive substances, livestock and perishables will be exempted from the provisions of (i) above. The authorized employee may dispose off such consignments as quickly as possible with the aid of the Government departments concerned.

(v) Demurrage or storage charges will be levied against the consignee or the consignor.

(vi) If the consignee refuses to take delivery of a consignment,

the receiving station must send communicate with the forwarding station seeking disposal instructions from the consignor.

(b) If goods are left on the Authority’s premises after they have been

delivered, or are not removed within 90 days, the goods will be deemed to have been unclaimed and will be disposed off.

(c) The Authority will publish for sale at least in one of the national

newspapers any unclaimed goods (including goods picked along the railway line and stolen goods recovered by railway police). The proceeds realized will be used to defray storage and other expenses incurred by the Authority. The balance will be deposited in the bank as extraneous revenue and will be refunded if claimed by a bonafide claimant whose identity is established to the satisfaction of the Authority. If such balance is not claimed for within 6 months from the date consignment is deemed to have been unclaimed, the balance will be forfeited by the Authority.

(d) Unclaimed transit goods will be disposed off in accordance with

customs laws in force in each contracting State. If such goods are delivered to the customs department, the railage and any other miscellaneous charges due thereupon will be debited to the customs department.

62. CONDITION OF CARRIAGE OF CONTAINERIZED TRAFFIC (a) Any containerized traffic falling under ISO specifications given

below shall be handled under these conditions:

ISO code

Width (mm)

Length (mm)

Height (mm)

Maximum Gross weight (kg)


2438 2438 2438 2438

6000 6000

12000 12000

2438 2590 2438 2590

20320 20320 30480 30480

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(b) Containers with measurements other than the above listed shall be accepted but not as containerized traffic. Containers exceeding the weights as defined above shall not be accepted on this railway.

(c) All carriage conditions for wagonload traffic shall apply to the

containerized traffic, except when conveying explosives and dangerous goods.

(d) When tendering containerized traffic for carriage, each container

shall be treated as one unit and each wagon shall be treated as one consignment.

(e) During preparation of consignment notes, container and seal

numbers must be indicated and the weight to be filled thereon shall be the aggregate of the actual weight of goods in the container and the tare weight of the container. The weight of the two containers on a wagon must be indicated separately.

(f) If deemed necessary, the Authority may check the description and

weight of the goods loaded in the container together with the consignor or consignee. Any discrepancy so discovered shall be dealt with as false declaration.

(g) It shall be the responsibility of the consignor to seal and lock

loaded containers. The sealing and locking used must be indicated in the remarks column of the combined consignment note.

(h) Containers must be loaded into container carrying wagons. (i) (i) When loading two 20 feet loaded containers into a wagon,

doors of the containers must face each other while empty containers should be loaded with doors facing outwards.

(ii) Where a customer finds it necessary to load one 20 feet

container or to load his two-containers contrary to sub-clause above, prior arrangements must be made with the Marketing Manager.

(iii) Two containers loaded on the same wagon should have their

weights more or less balanced and the difference between the loads should not be less than 50% of the weight of the heavier container.

(j) Before accepting containers, the Goods clerk must satisfy himself that the container is in good physical state. He must verify the number, as well as the seals and locks recorded on the consignment note are identical to those on the container if visible.

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(a) Request for wagons to load perishable goods must be submitted to the Station Master at least seven days before the intended loading day indicating the permissible transit period required for the consignment.

(b) The Authority reserves the right to refuse to accept perishables for

carriage if it considers that the transit period required by the consignor is less than the standard period as per clause 47.

(c) The consignor must ensure that the perishables to be tendered for

carriage are of fine quality and are securely packed in suitable containers to be able to with stand weather conditions which may prevail in transit.

(d) The consignor must indicate on the combined consignment note

the temperature required when applying for a refrigerated wagon. The Goods Agent or Station Master will pass the consignor’s requirements to the carriage and wagon examiners who will adjust the wagon temperature to suit the consignor’s requirement.

(e) Perishables must be loaded in a manner that will allow air to

circulate inside the wagon. (f) Unpacked fruits, vegetables, salted fish and any perishables which

are likely to damage the equipment will not be accepted for carriage in refrigerated wagons.

(g) Loading and off-loading tools likely to damage the wagon should

not be used. Before and after loading, consignors or consignees and Authorized employees must ensure that the wagons are cleaned.


(a) Dangerous goods shall be deemed to be any goods which, by their nature are inflammable, explosive, corrosive, and poisonous which are likely to cause injury to human beings and livestock or damage to other goods or railway property.

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(b) Dangerous goods by their nature and carriage conditions shall be classified into nine categories. (i) Explosives:

Explosives shall mean such articles, which can initiate explosion by violent reaction, involving large volumes of gas and heat as a result of high temperature, friction, shock or contact with other substances. Explosives can be by their nature be divided into: (a) Detonating materials (b) Explosives and explosive drugs (c) Other explosive articles.

(ii) Oxidizing materials: Oxidizing material posses a high oxidizing property and can immediately be decomposed to cause an inflammation when involved in high temperature, frictions, shock when in contact with acids, inflammable organic matter or reactive agent.

(iii) Compressed Liquefied Gas: Compressed and liquefied gases are contained in pressurized containers in a state of compression or liquid and can rapidly expand to cause explosion when subjected to shock or heat. They can, by their nature, be divided as follows: (a) Highly poisonous gases (b) Inflammable gases (c) Catalytic inflammable gases and (d) Non-inflammable gases.

(iv) Combustion - in - Water Materials: Combustion in water materials can be decomposed when in contact with moisture; as a result, they may produce inflammable gas and heat which can cause fire.

(v) Inflammable Liquids: Inflammable liquids are of volatile and inflammable nature, having a flash point below 65.5 degrees Celsius. (Abel’s test).

(vi) Inflammable Solids: Inflammable solids include two types of articles of different nature: (a) Those though not in direct contact with open fire, can

also be oxidized to produce heat and attain their auto ignition point under certain temperature.

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(b) Those though being of low ignition point are likely to explode or burn or even generate poisonous gas when in contact with heat, shock, friction or contact with oxidizing agents.

(vii) Poisonous Materials:

Poisonous materials are of a highly toxic nature and any slight absorption or contact with such material by human beings or livestock may cause illness or death by poisoning. They have a minimal lethal dose of 50 percent (LD 50) of 200 milligrams or less per kilogram of body weight.

(viii) Corrosive Materials: Corrosive materials are of a high corrosive nature and by contact are liable to cause injury to human body, or may corrode and damage other goods and wagons, and even possibly to incite explosion and fire.

(ix) Radioactive Substances: Radioactive substances can spontaneously emit invisible ironing radiation of Alpha (A) and Beta (B) and Gammar (G) rays to which if human beings and livestock are over exposed, radioactive diseases or even death may result. Similarly when sensitive materials, chemical matter or foodstuffs are in exposure to such rays, they may be degenerated. Radioactive substances can be divided: (a) By physical state:

(i) Solids (ii) Power or crystal particles (iii) Liquid and (iv) Gas

(b) By type of rays into (i) Radioactive substances that emit gamma rays

and alpha or beta rays without neutrons. (ii) Radioactive substances that emit neutrons and

either or both, gamma or beta rays without neutrons.

(iii) Radioactive substances that emit alpha or beta

rays or both of them but without gamma rays or neutrons.

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(c) Imported goods may be accepted for carriage in their original package provided that an endorsem*nt imported packing is indicated in the column “Type of Package” on the consignment note.

(d) Dangerous goods not packed in accordance with clause (e) below

shall not be accepted unless approval from the Marketing Manager is obtained.

(e) The packing of dangerous goods must be in conformity with the

provisions laid down in the packing requirements for dangerous goods in Appendix 8 and 9.

(f) Dangerous goods approved for mixed loading maybe accepted for

carriage as one consignment or under the same outer package with other goods, provided that the description of dangerous goods is shown separately in the consignment note.

(g) Requests for wagons to load dangerous goods must be made to the

Station Master at least seven days before the intended loading date. The customer making such request should give the description, and serial number of the dangerous goods contained in the list of Explosives and other Dangerous Goods as provided in Appendix 6 of this Tariff book.

(h) When explosives are tendered for carriage, a Government permit

for their carriage must be attached to the consignment note. (i) When radioactive substances are tendered for carriage, a copy of

the certificate of examination of Dose of Radioactive Substances checked by the Government Chief Chemist or any officer responsible must be produced. In case of radioactive substance in third grade packing, apart from producing the said certificate, consultation must be held between the Marketing Manager and the consignor to work out proper arrangements before it is accepted for carriage.

(j) Detonating materials, explosives, explosive drugs, radioactive gases

and radioactive substances in third grade package will be accepted for carriage only under full wagon load conditions of carriage.

(k) When description of dangerous goods tendered for carriage is not

provided for in the list of dangerous goods but is of similar chemical nature as certain dangerous goods listed, the consignor must endorse the condition number of the similar dangerous goods under which his/her unlisted consignment of unlisted dangerous

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goods would be conveyed. The consignor must also declare the abbreviation in the upper right corner of the combined consignment note in red ink or by a red stamp.

(l) Except as otherwise stated in the ‘list of Explosives and other

Dangerous Goods’ (Appendix 6), dangerous goods must be loaded and conveyed in covered wagons or upon the consignor’s request, tank wagons may be used for carriage of dangerous goods considered suitable for carriage in tank wagons.

(m) Explosives must be loaded in special explosive wagons. The height

of explosives, or detonating materials loaded in a wagon must not exceed 1.8m from the wagon floor.

(n) When inflammable liquids contained in metal drums are loaded, necessary precautions such as insulating with wooden blocks must be taken to prevent the drums from friction with each other.

(o) For the purpose of facilitating unloading radioactive substances

must be loaded in such a way that the packages of second grade packing in the center of the wagons are surrounded by the packages of first grade packing. After loading the dose rate of gamma rays on the surface of both sides of the wagon body must not exceed 20 micro roentgen per second.

(p) The provisions laid down in the loading and storage chart of

dangerous goods (Appendix 13) must be strictly adhered to if different kinds of dangerous goods are loaded together with general goods in the same wagon. When wagons loaded with explosives and dangerous goods are to be conveyed, the separation in train formation should be strictly followed as per general Appendix E.17 of the Train Working Regulations.

(q) Loading and unloading of dangerous goods must be performed at

private sidings where available.


The following dangerous goods may be accepted for carriage under conditions of carriage applicable to general goods: (a) Oxidizing material in water solution with an amount of more than

50% moisture content.

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(b) Dangerous goods other than explosives and radioactive substances in the appropriate packages as specified, with a net weight not exceeding 10kg and each piece of article contained in the package of a next weight not exceeding 0.5kg and endorsed as “small package of chemical contents “ on the consignment note by the consignor.

(c) Goods whose accessories or materials are classified as dangerous

but guaranteed by the consignor to be harmless for carriage and endorsed “harmless in transit’ on the consignment note by the consignor.

(d) Radioactive substance with an intensity of radioactivity in each

package not exceeding 50 micro curie and intensity ratio of radioactivity of each package not exceeding 1 micro curie/kg declared on the combined consignment note.

(e) Industrial products with part of their accessories painted with

radioactive lighting agent and a clean packing surface having a dose rate of gamma rays less than 0.1 micro-roentgen/second declared on the combined consignment note.

(f) Where vehicles are tendered for carriage, fuel such as petrol, gas,

or diesel or other inflammable liquids and vapour fuel, as the case maybe, must be completely drained from such vehicles and their batteries removed (excluding those in petrol propelled, small cars and motor cycles). In addition, the consignor must take necessary steps to prevent the flow from the engine of any fuel remnants therein.


Dangerous goods other than those listed in the “List of Explosives and other Dangerous Goods” (except those described in Clause 64) will not be accepted for carriage, unless a Technical Statement dully verified by the department responsible for examination of such dangerous goods, is approved by the Marketing Manager.


(a) Where radioactive chemical reagents and products, mineral ores and sand are regularly tendered for carriage, their grade of packing and intensity of radioactivity if unchanged at any time may be examined once, and the dispatch of similar consignments, may be accepted by producing the original certificate of examination used in the first instance.

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(b) If massive radioactive substance solidly enveloped is tendered for carriage, it may be accepted on the original certificate examination of dose, if no dose control department is available.

(c) When short life radioactive substance are tendered for carriage, the

consignor shall be asked to endorse the approved transit period of such goods on the consignment note

(d) The Authority reserves the right to refuse to convey radioactive

substances if the transit period required by the consignor is less than the normal transit period for the distance to be covered.



(a) Empty receptacles and packing materials used for radioactive substances may be accepted for conveyance under the conditions of carriage applicable to general goods provided that their surface is examined to ensure cleanliness and non contamination. The dose rate at surface of package of gamma rays should not be in excess of 0.1 micro-roentgen per second. A copy of the certificate of examination of empties for radioactive substances must be presented and an endorsem*nt made in the consignment note by the consignor as ‘Empty receptacles of radioactive substance clean and harmless as per attached certificate of examination No….’.

(b) Empty containers used for dangerous goods other than those

mentioned in this clause may be covered as general goods provided that the description of the dangerous goods previously contained therein is given on the consignment note.

(c) Empty steel cylinders used for highly poisonous or inflammable

gases and empty containers used for poisonous substances or yellow phosphorous (the surface which has not been contaminated by such yellow phosphorous) would be accepted for carriage under the conditions applicable to dangerous goods vide clause 64.

(d) Empty containers used for oxidizing materials inflammable liquids

or corrosive materials may be accepted for conveyance under the conditions of carriage applicable to general goods provided that they are thoroughly washed and cleaned and an endorsem*nt “thoroughly washed and cleaned” is made on the consignment note otherwise they will be conveyed under the conditions applicable to dangerous goods vide clause 64.

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(a) Out of gauge goods means:

(i) Any package or article though may not be considered as out-of gauge when loaded on tangent, exceeds the rolling stock gauge by its computed width either at inner side or outer side when passing through the curve with a minimum radius en-route.

(ii) Any package or article which, when loaded on tangent,

exceeds the rolling stock gauge by any portion of its measurements.

(b) Out of gauge goods are divided into two categories:

(i) Out of gauge class I goods: for this class the package, or article when loaded on wagons shall have exceeded the “Locomotive and Rolling Stock Gauge” but have not exceeded the “Out of gauge goods loading gauge” by any portion of its measurements.

(ii) Out of gauge class II goods: for this class the package or

article shall have exceeded the “Out of gauge loading gauge”

(c) Loading dimensions are provided in Appendix 5. (d) Detailed measurements with respect to width from the centerline of

track to clearance of goods loading gauge (i.e. rolling stock gauge) of out of gauge goods and clearance of approaching structure are provided in Appendix 15 of this Tariff Book.

(e) “Over length goods” means any package or article whose length

exceeds the length of a flat wagon or low sided wagon on which it is loaded and requires straddling loading in a runner wagon.

(f) “Concentrated weight loads” means any package or article whose

weight exceeds 20 metric tones and whose length of weight bearing area on the wagon is less than the length of weight bearing area provided in the table of maximum loading weight on flat and low sided wagons provide in Appendix 5.

(g) Some packages or articles may have two or more qualities of an

abnormal load viz: out of gauge, over length or concentrated weight.

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(h) When tendering abnormal loads for carriage, the consignor must furnish the following information and data: (i) “Statement of abnormal Load”. (iii) A top and side view and cross section plan showing external

dimensions and the state of the load (including fixed packing and securing equipment) must be presented. The plan must show the center of gravity of the load. For concentrated weight goods, the part or portion of the package or articles with concentrated weight must be shown together with length and width of contact area. If possible a drawing and explanations showing the bases or computation of the loading and securing plan must be attached.

(iii) In case of locomotives, wagons and track equipment conveyed on their own wheels, particulars such as tare weight, number of axles, wheel base and length, center of bogies, types of brakes and any relevant information must be furnished and verified by Mechanical Engineering Department before they are accepted for carriage.

(i) Before loading out of gauge goods the following measurements

detailed in Appendix 15 should be taken into consideration (i) Maximum length and length of weight bearing areas. (ii) Center and side heights: Maximum center height is the

height measured from the bottom surface of the load along the longitudinal center line if it passes through the center of gravity; if it does not pass through the center of gravity the maximum center height shall be an extended vertical line upwards that passes through the center of gravity. If height of center height is less than the side height(s) the maximum side height shall be taken as the center height; if side heights differ, then all must be shown on the statement of abnormal loads.

(iv) Center width and side width(s): center width shall be the

width on both left and right sides measured from the maximum height at longitudinal center line of the load facing the direction of the receiving station. If the center height is less than the side height and if heights differ on the left and right side widths, width shall be measured from the maximum side height to the extended line upwards through the height at the center. Side width shall be measured between the center heights and at very other height on both left and right sides. (Refer to appendix 4).

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(j) After loading, measurements shall be based on the actual loading

state including the following items: (i) In case of straddling and projecting goods, the supporting

base of two turn table and lengths of the load beyond support points at both ends and the projecting lengths must be shown.

(ii) Center and side heights must be measured from the rail

surface. (iii) For width the procedure will be the same as described in

sub-clause above, except that the measurements will be from the longitudinal centerline of the wagon.

(k) The forwarding station, after measuring the out of gauge goods and

scrutinizing the data given by the consignor, shall forward the application with all relevant documents attached, to the Marketing Manager or the Head Commercial as the case may be for goods moving between the wagons or within the Region for approval respectively.

(l) The application or any other relevant documents attached thereto

must bear the following information: (a) The forwarding station, receiving station, number of

packages and their respective weights. (b) Overall length, length and width of weight bearing area,

centre height, side(s) height(s) and width(s) (in case of round packages the outer diameter must be shown) and the height of center of gravity.

(c) In case of straddling loads, supporting base (distance) of two

turning tables; the projecting length beyond supporting point at one or both ends and its width, and the height of turn tables must be shown. For projecting loads loaded on wagon, the height of bolsters and length of projecting portion must be shown.

(m) If the consignor or consignee requests for his out of gauge

consignment to be diverted to another point beyond the original destination station, fresh permission for approval as stipulated in sub-clause (k) above must be obtained.

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(n) The forwarding station, when accepting an out of gauge load, must prepare an “Out of gauge Load Transit Record” in duplicate which will be attached to consignment note, and the other retained for reference. Before dispatching an out of gauge load, an authorized employee must ascertain in conjunction with the consignor that inspection lines are marked on the wagons.

(o) In case of need to adjust the free play of the side bearings on the

wagon bogie, the coach and wagon examiners should be called for making such adjustments.

(p) The Class of Out-of Gauge load must be indicated in the remarks

column of the Consignment note and on the wagon labels. 70. MANUFACTURING OF EXAMINATION GAUGE FOR OUT-OF –GAUGE


(a) If it is considered necessary that an examination gauge provided in

Appendix 17 be made or manufactured, the Marketing Manager or Head Commercial, as the case may be, must include such information in the letter granting the permission. The manufacturing and fitting of examination gauge shall be carried out on the wagon by the Mechanical, Signaling and Civil engineering Departments shall carry out the manufacturing and fitting of examination gauge on the wagon at the consignor’s expense.

(b) If the carriage of out of gauge load will necessitate temporary

alteration to railway buildings and fixed structure such as signal posts and sign boards, the Marketing Manager or Head Commercial as the case may be must after consultation with the departments concerned include the information in the approval form and all the affected stations must be duly informed.

(c) All costs incurred by the Authority in manufacturing examination

gauge or alteration to railway buildings and fixed structures and any other costs arising thereof will be charged to the consignor at the forwarding station.

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These Regulations shall be observed in addition to the General and Goods Regulations. (a) Tendering of Livestock

(i) Request for wagons to load livestock must be submitted to the Station Master at least 48 hours before the intended loading time.

(ii) When tendering livestock the consignor must also produce

the stock movement permit or any other certificate issued by the veterinary department, or police for the movement of animals. The certificate number and the date of issue must be endorsed on the consignment note.

(iii) The Authority will refuse to carry fierce or unmanageable

animals, unless the Marketing Manager grants permission for their carriage. Such animals must be caged, if such cages cannot be loaded in Livestock wagon, suitable ordinary wagon shall be used and conveyed as ordinary cargo or abnormal load.

(iv) Horse clothing or harness loaded in wagons along with

horses, mules or donkey to which it belongs will be carried free of charge. But not more than one set of clothing or harness for each horse, mule or donkey will be allowed.

(v) 50kg of feeds for each large animal or seven small animals on

the journey may be conveyed free of charge when carried in the same wagons with the animals.

(b) Loading of Livestock

(i) Livestock must be loaded in livestock wagons whenever possible. Other types of wagons may be modified and used if the consignor agrees. If a wagon with steel floor is supplied, the consignor must cover the floor with wooden plates as an anti-slippery measure. Ventilation must be taken into consideration whenever covered wagons are used.

(ii) Employees of the Authority must ensure that ventilation and

water systems are in good working condition. The escorts shall be responsible for filling the water tank with the assistance of the Railway employee before dispatching livestock wagons.

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(iii) To avoid injuries, animals must not be overcrowded in the wagons. The number of animals carried in each wagon must be known. Precautions must be taken when loading larger or tall animals. Their heads and or horns must not stretch out of cages or above the wagon clearance. Large animals must not be loaded together with small animals in the same wagon.

(c) Feeding En-route

(i) Animals which are likely to travel for more than 48 hours may be unloaded, fed and given drinking water at Mlimba, Chozi, Mpika and New Kapiri Mposhi within the planned period.

(ii) Animals dying in transit must be disposed of in accordance

with the Regulations of the local Veterinary Department. 72. GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR FREIGHT AND MISCELLANEOUS


(a) Freight charges will be levied in accordance with the rate applicable on the date of acceptance, indicated on the station date stamp; the charges shall be worked out by multiplying the applicable rate per Tonne Kilometer with the declared weight subject to a minimum chargeable weight of 80% of the carrying capacity of each type of wagon.

(b) The rate applicable for each commodity shall be obtained from the

goods rate table. (c) Freight charges shall be calculated on per ton per km basis. The

minimum chargeable distance shall be 200 kms. (d) For the purpose of calculating freight charges, consignments

loaded on main line in section will be treated as if they were loaded at rear station, and consignments destined and offloaded on main line in section will be treated as having been destined to the next station in advance. But the period of time for which the section on mainline is occupied, shall be charged for as specified in clause 72(h) (x).

(e) The minimum number of animals to be charged for each livestock

wagon shall be 25 large (cattle, horses, donkeys etc) or 175 small (goats, sheep, pigs etc).

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(f) Abnormal goods shall be charged as follows: (i) In addition to normal freight charges a surcharge of 30% or

70% shall be imposed on out of gauge goods class I or II respectively. For concentrated weight loads to be conveyed on well wagon a 30% surcharge on the freight will be raised.

(ii) Where one runner wagon is provided to support one Out of

Gauge or over length load, the runner wagon will be charged for on its minimum chargeable weight at the rate applicable to the consignment it is supporting. But in such cases, no surcharges will be raised on the runner wagon.

(iii) Where one runner wagon is provided to support two out of gauge or over length loads, chargeable at different rates, the runner wagon will be charged on its minimum chargeable weight at the higher rate of the two consignments.

(iv) Where the total weight of the mixed consignment falls short

of the minimum chargeable weight for that wagon, the weight will be raised to such minimum chargeable weight and charged at the highest rated commodity.

(v) Where the total weight of the mixed consignment reaches or

exceeds the minimum chargeable weight applicable to that wagon, each commodity will be charged separately.

(vi) Where speed restriction is imposed at the consignor’s request a 70% surcharge shall be imposed.

(g) Freight charges for dead locomotives, rolling stock and motor

trolleys conveyed on their own wheels shall be raised in the normal manner based on ton per kilometer.

(h) Other miscellaneous charges shall be levied follows:

(i) Private Siding charges: In addition to normal freight charges, a private siding charge of USD 3.00 per wagon per kilometre shall apply based on the distance provided in appendix 19 of this tariff book.

(ii) Cancellation of wagon orders. Any person who places an

order for a wagon and on supply cancels his order will be liable to a charge of 50% of the freight charges which would have been paid had the goods been transported.

(iii) Demurrage charges shall be USD 200.00 per day per wagon.

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(vi) In addition to freight charges, uninsured goods of exceptional value shall be charged at 10% of the value declared to compensate in case of a claim.

(vii) Storage charges shall be raised as per table below:














Covered storage








Open storage








Dangerous Goods



































(vii) Tarpaulin charges shall be raised at the rate of USD 30.00

per tarpaulin.

(viii) Diversion charges shall be raised at a rate of USD 50.00 per wagon.

(ix) Cleaning and disinfecting charges shall be raised on all

wagons loaded with cargo likely to contaminate them at USD 25.00 per wagon.

(x) Charges for occupation of the main line shall be based on

opportunity cost of detaining a full load train charged at the highest rated commodity over a distance that train would have covered during the time the section would be closed.

(xi) Hire of rescue/mobile/gantry crane and folk lift shall be

raised as per appendix (18).

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The classification of goods based on the harmonized commodity description and code system approved by the customs co-operation council also used by the revenue Authorities in the two contracting states.

CODE DESCRIPTION 01 Live animals 02 Meat and edible offal 03 Fish and crustacean mollucs and other aquatic

invertebrate. 04 Dairy Produce; Birds eggs, Dairy product;

Natural Honey; edible product of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included.

05 Product of animal origin, not elsewhere specified.

06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage.

07 Edible vegetable and certain roots and tubers. 08 Edible fruits and Nuts; peel of citrus fruits or

melons. 09 Coffee, tea, mate and spices 10 Cereals 11 Products of the milling industry, malt, starches;

inulin, wheat glupn. 12 Oil seeds and Oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous

grain seeds and fruit; industrial or medial plants; straw and fodder

13 Lac; gums, resin and other vegetable saps and extracts

14 Vegetable planting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included

15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes

16 Preparation of meat, of fish or of crusta ceans molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates.

17 Sugar and sugar confectionery 18 Cocoa and Cocoa preparations 19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk,

pastry cooks 20 Preparations of vegetable fruit, nuts or other

parts of plants 21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar.

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23 Residue and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fodders

24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes. 25 Salt, sulphur, earths and stone; plastering

material, lime and cement 26 Pres, slag and ash 27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their

distillation bituminous substances, minerals waxes

28 Inorganic chemicals; organic compounds of precious metals of rare-earth metals, or radioactive elements or of isotopes.

29 Organic chemicals 30 Pharmaceutical products 31 Fertilizers 32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannings and their

derivatives; dyes, pigments and other coloring matter; plaints and varnished putty and other mastics; inks

33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations

34 Soap, organic surface active agent, washing preparations lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scounting preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, dental preparations with basis of plaster.

35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues enzymes

36 Explosive; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys, certain combustible preparation

37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 38 Miscellaneous Chemical product 39 Plastic and articles thereof 40 Rubber and articles thereof

41 Rawhides and skins (other than silk-worm Gut) 42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; articles

of animals gut (other than silk-worn gut) 43 Fur skin and artificial fur; manufactures thereof.

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The tariffs indicated in this classification apply over the lines of Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority for local and through traffic. These tariffs will be applied in conjunction with the Goods Rates Table.

CODE COMMODITY TARIFF No. 0001 Accelerators 11 0002

Accumulators (Electric) Containing acid or alkaline eletrolite


0003 * Acetone in tank cars 6 0004 Acetone E.O.H.P 4 0005 Acetyline dissolved 4 0006 * Acid Acetic 3 0007 * Acid Arsenious 3 0008 * Acid Boracic 4 0009 * Acid Citric 4 0010 * Acid Cresylic 4 0011 * Acid Fatty 11 0012 * Acid Hydrochloric in tank cars 11 0013 Acid Hydrochloric 3 0014 * Acid Hydrofluoric or Fluoric 3 0015 * Acid Nitric 3 0016 * Acid Nitric in tank cars 11 0017 Acid Oleic 11 0018 * Acid Oleum 3 0019 * Acid Oxalic 3 0020 * Acid Phosphoric 3 0021 * Acid Picric 1 0022 * Acid Sulphuric in tank Cars 11 0023 * Acid Sulphuric E.O.H.P 3 0024 Acid Sulphurous 4 0025 Acid Tartaric 4 0026 * Acid Wood 3 0027 Acorns 6 0028 “ Additives for petrol Lubricants fuel oils E.O.H.P 5 0029 Adhesives E.O.H.P 4 0030 Aerated and Mineral Waters 7

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0031 * Aeroplane Dope 4 0032 Aeroplanes 4 0033 Aeroplane accessories 4 0034 Agricultural Machineery and Implements 8 0035 Air-conditioning Plant (not cabinet type) 7 0036 Air-conditioning units cabinet type 2 0037 * Alcohol E.O.H.P 4 0038 Ale & Poster 7 0039 * Allyl Alcohol 4 0040 * Allyl Achoride 4 0041 Almond Kind 8 0042 Aloes including dried aloe juice 8 0043 Aloe leaves 8 0044 Alum 11 0045 Alumina Ferric cake 11 0046 Aluminium alloy 4 0047 Aluminium Clay 11 0048 * Aluminium clips 5 0049 Aluminium Foil 2 0050 Aluminium Powder 4 0051 Aluminium sand (crude) 11 0052

Aluminium scrap Note Traffic Offered for conveyance in the scrap rate must be broken up beyond the possibility of repair prior to dispatch


0053 Aluminium silicate 6 0054 Aluminium Sulphate 11 0055

Aluminium unworked, plain sheet extrude section plain circles of slug


0056 Aluminium wale E.O.H.P 4 0057 Amblygonite Ore 11 0058 American or Leather cloth 2 0059 Ammeters 1 0060 * Ammonia E.O.H.P 3 0061 Ammonia anhydrous 5 0062 Ammonia, Luguor in tank cars 11 0063 “ Ammonia Liguor 5 0064 Ammonia Muriate of 10

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0065 * Ammonia in tank cars 6 0066 * Ammonia Solution 5 0067 Ammonia Carbonate 5 0068 Ammonia Chloride 10 0069 Ammonium Nitrate 11 0070 Ammonium Nitrate of less than 10% 5 0071 Ammonium Sulphate 1 0072 Ammunition 4 0073 * Amyl Acetate 4 0074 * Amyl Alcohol 4 0075 * Anstarts 5 0076 Ant Fumigating Machines 4 0077 Anti-corrosion tape and compound 5 0078 Anti-friction metal 7 0079 Anti-Malarial Dust fluid 11 0080 Antimony Metal 4 0081 Antimony Ores & Concentrates 11 0082 Antimony Trioxide 11 0083 Antioxidants 11 0084 Anvils iron or steel 8 0085 Appricot and Peach Kemels 10 0086 * Aquaforties 3 0087 * Argon gas 4 0088 Arcing Horns 8 0089 Arc Welding Extrodes Iron or Steel 8 0090 Arc Welding electrodes, bas metal E.O.H.P 4 0091 Arrowroot 8 0092 Arsenic 3 0093 * Arsenic of Soda 3 0094 * Arsenious Oxide 3 0095 Asbestors Brake Linings 11 0096 Asbestos and Achestos cement sheets 11 0097 Asbestos E.O.H.P 11 0098 Asbestos Fibre treated for insulating purposes 8 0099 Asbestos pipe covering 8 0100 Ashes wood or coal 11 0101 Ash for v cattle food 11

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0102 Ash pans 4 0103 Ash Trays, common glass parked in straw in bags or

cartons 2

0104 Asphalt, in tank cars 6 0105 Asphalt E.O.H.P 11 0106 Asphalt Rock 11 0107 Asphalt Roofing felt 4 0108 Assy Mabor 4 0109 Assy Material E.O.H.P 1 0110 * Aviation Turbine Fuel (Kerosene) E.O.H.P 5 0111 * Aviation Gasoline, in tank cars 6 0112 * Aviation Gasoline 5 0113 Axe handles 8 0114 Axe 8 0115 Axle boxes brass or copper 2 0116 Axle boxes iron or steel 4 0117 Axel E.O.H.P 4 0118 Axle Motor vehicles 4 0119 Babbit Metal 4 0120 Baby Food 8 0121 Bacon & Hams 8 0122 Bacon Curing Liquid or Powder 8 0123 Bag fillers iron or steel 4 0124 Baggasse (sugar can refuse) 11 0125 Bags calico, Cotton Linen 2 0126 Bags Hessian Jute, sisal plainted straw plain or paper

lined 11

0127 Bags Leather or canvas 1 0128 Bags paper 8 0129

Bags plastic or cellulose, (transparent trade containers E.O.H.P


0130 Bags Plastic heavy duty 8 0131 Bags Scrap rubber for mining purpose and so declared 8 0132 Baking Powders 8 0133 Balls, spare for Ball mills E.O.H.P 10 0134 Balls for Games 3 0135 Balluster iron 10 0136 Ballusters concrete 11

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0137 Bamboo Poles 11 0138 Bamboo ware E.O.H.P 9 0139 Bandages 2 0140 Bank Notes 1 0141 * Barium Carbonate 4 0142 * Barium Chloride 4 0143 Bark E.O.H.P 10 0144 Barley Common 11 0145 Barley pearly 11 0146 Barometers 1 0147 Barytes (Barium Sylphates) 11 0148 Basic Slag, for fertilizer in Bulk 11 0149 Basin (not mining) 4 0150 Basketware E.O.H.P 4 0151 Bass, when consigned for manufacturing purposes 11 0152 Bathbucks 6 0153 Baths, cast or Galvanized iron porcelain or concrete 4 0154 Batteries, motorcar, storage etc. 4 0155 Battery containers empty and component parts thereof 4


Batteries Electric (scrap) consigned to a recognized factory for the recovery of lead content and so declared


0157 Battery Charges 4 0158 Battery in Bulk 11 0159 Beads galss 3 0160 Beadings plastic 1 0161 Beans, concrete, pre-stressed 11 0162 Beans Meal 11 0163 Beans Caston Soya 11 0164

Bearings ball roller for powder-driven industrial machinery and so declared


0165 Bearing for motor vehicles 4 0166 Bearing Metal 7 0167 Beedding 1 0168 Beds, camp collapsible 8 0169 Beds teads, non-collapsible 8 0170

Beef, cubes, certified on the consignment note to be solely for feeding stock


0171 Beef cubes E.O.H.P 8

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0172 Beef Powder 8 0173 Beehives and Accessories 8 0174 Beer 7 0175 Bellows E.O.H.P and Bellow Pipes 8 0176 Belt Dressing 4 0177 Belting for machinery 7 0178 Belting plastic 4 0179 Benches carpenters 8 0180 Bent Wood 11 0181 * Benzoline, Benzoline tank cars 6 0182 Benzene, Benzoline and Benzole 4 0183 Berryllium Ore 11 0184 Billard Tables and fitting 3 0185 Bills of Exchange 1 0186 Biltong dried meat 8 0187

Bimitritolual consigned to factory for the manufacture of explosive and so declared


0188 Bins, Corn, dust etc. 8 0189 Biscuits including Dog Buscuits 8 0190 Bisculphide of carbon 4 0191 Bitumen 11 0192 Bitumen Paint and Compound 4 0193 Bituminesous Expansion Jointing 4 0194 Blacking 6 0195 Blackead 4 0196 * Black Oil Or Black Varnish in casks or drums 4 0197 Blankets 3 0198 Blasting Powder E.O.H.P 5 0199 Blasting Plugs 7 0200 Blangas 4 0201 Blow lamps 7 0202 Bluestone in Bulk 11 0203 Bluestone Washing 4 0204 Boards, Composition with plastic 5 0205 Boards Composition E.O.H.P 8 0206 Boats and Canoes 1 0207 Boiler cleaning Fluid 4 0208 Boil and Boiler Fitting (Excluding those for domestic) 7

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Bolts and Nuts Aluminium, Brass or Copper Bolts (tower or barrel) for doors and gates


0210 Bolts (tower or barrel) for doors and gates 7 0211 Bolts and Nuts E.O.H.P 7 0212 Bone Ash 11 0213 Bones 11 0214 Books 2 0215 Boot and Shoe Polish and Blacking 6 0216 Boot protector, Iron or Steel 4 0217 Boxat and Borax glass E.O.H.P 3 0218

Bottle cap, stoppers, Capsules and hids E.O.H.P including cork wood and crown cords



Bottles, Common, glass or stone including stoppers of lids of an equal number for use therewith


0220 Bottles, Feeding not plastic 2 0221 Bottles, Plastic, trade containers 4 0222 Boxes, parcels post, card board or wood, empty nested 4 0223 * Brake Fluid 5 0224 Brain 11 0225 Brass Ingots 6 0226

Brass Scrap Note: Traffic must be broken up beyond possibility of repair prior to desparch


0227 Brass unworkes 6 0228 Brassware 4 0229

Breakfast Food, Consisting a mainly maize meal, graundnuts rice and/ or beans meal


0230 Buck – making machinery 7 0231 Bricks, air, not metal 11 0232 Bricks, Glass Building 8 0233 Bricks Ornamental Decorative 3 0234 Bricks, paving, including rubber topped paving bucks 11 0235 Bridge work, iron or steel E.O.H.P 7 0236 “Brimstone 5 0237 Briquetters, sulphure extracting (for foundry purpose) 11 0238 Brise Crimpers 4 0239 Bristles Pig 4 0240 Bronze Rough 6 0241 Bronze Scrap see Brass scrap 9

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0242 Broom corn, when consigned for manufacturing purposes 11 0243 Brooms 9 0244 Brushes 9 0245 Brushes for dynamos 4 0246 Brush Holders for Machinery 9 0247

Brush stocks, wooden, unfinished consigned to a recognized bush factory


0248 Buckets and Pails (not mining) 4 0249 Buck sails 2 0250 Bulbas, garden flower 10 0251 Bulsozers, Muledozers and Machinery Excavators 7 0252 Butter 8 0253 * Butyl Acetate in tanking cars 6 0254 Butyl Acetatee E.O.H.P 4 0255 Butyl Alcohol 4 0256 Cable Compound 4 0257 Cable Electric E.O.H.P 2 0258 Cable electric, aluminium or lead sheeted and/ or

armoured 4

0259 Cable electric bare copper 5 0260 Cable electric (telephone) 4 0261 Cable Glands or sockets: Aluminium brass or copper 4 0262 Cable Glands or sockets Iron or steel 7 0263 Cadmium Metal 1 0264 Cakes 8 0265 Calcite ground 11 0266 * Calcium Carbibe 5 0267 Calcium Carbibe Residue 11 0268 Calcium hypochlorite 4 0269 Calcium Phosphate 11 0270 Calcium Silicate 4 0271 Calf Meal 11 0272 Calicos 2 0273 Cameras 1 0274 Candles 8 0275 Candles sulphur, for fumigation purpose 6 0276 Can 4

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Cane split, polished or round when consigned for manufacturing purposes


0278 Canwear 4 0279 Canvas 3 0280 Canvas Goods E.O.H.P 1 0281 Caps percussion 5 0282 Caps, cloth 3 0283 * Carbolic Acid 4 0284 Carbon Black 6 0285 Carbon granular or activated 6 0286 Carbon Rods 4 0287

Carbon Electrade Chips (Waste Material)

11 6

0288 Carbon Tetrachloride 0289 Carbone, for electric lighting 4 0290

Cardboard, Millboard and stranboard (excluding photographic mounts)


0291 * Carbonic Acid (Gas) 4 0292 Carpenter’s Tools 8

0293 Carpeting all kinds 1 0294 Carriage and Cart Bodies, securely packed in cases or

crates 8

0295 Carriage shafts 8 0296

Cart, animal drawn for agricultural purposes and component part thereof E.O.H.P (excluding cart wheels fitted with pneumatric tyres


0297 * Cartridges, safety, for firearms 4 0298 Cartridges blasting 5 0299 Cartridges, exploded, brass 9 0300 Carvings 1 0301 Case-hardening compounds 4 0302 Caseine 2 0303 Cases, wooden etc. second hand in section 11 0304

Cashew Nuts, raw, for manufacturing purposes and so declared


0305 Cassava Cane 11 0306 Casting iron or steel 11

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0307 Castings, Metal (aluminium, brass bronze, sunmetal o copper)


0308 Castors, Hardware E.O.H.P 4 0309 Caterpillars dried 8 0310 Cat and Dog Food, E.O.H.P 8 0311 * Cattle Dip 11 0312 Cattle squeezers 8 0313 Caulking compounds 11 0314 * Caustic Soda 4 0315

Ceiling Steel Cellulose Compound E.O.H.P


0316 Cellulose Wadding 2 0317 Cement 13 0318 Cement and Vermic ulite Mixture 13 0319 Cement Acid Resistant 13 0320 Cement Clinkers 13 0321

Cement Colouring, Hardening, Retarding and water proofing Compound powder or liquid


0322 Cement Dental 1 0323 Cement, for joining asbestors roofing 13 0324 Cement Furnace; bagged 13 0325 Cement gasket 13 0326 Cement Radiator 4 0327 Cement white Portland 13 0328 Ceramic Clay 11 0329 Chaff 11 0330 Chaff Cutters 8 0331 Chains, bicycle and motor cyde 4 0332 Chains, iron or steel E.O.H.P 7 0333 Chalk (common or French) in blocks, powder or lump 11 0334 Chalk E.O.H.P 4 0335 Champagne 1 0336 Channels or Channeling: Asbestos Cement and earthware 13 0337 Charcoal for poultry feeding 11 0338 Charseal E.O.H.P 11 0339 Changing sticks or Roads (blasting) 7

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0340 Cheese 8 0341 Chemists Sundries E.O.H.P 1 0342 Chicory 10 0343 Chicory Root Raw 10 0344 Chillies fresh 10 0345 Chimney pots concrete and Earthware 10 0346 Chine Clay 11 0347 Chinaware packed 1 0348 * Chlorate mixture 5 0349 * Chlorate of Line 4 0350 Chloride of Potassium 4 0351 Chloride E.O.H.P 4 0352 Chlorinated Comphor E.O.H.P 4 0353 Chocolate 10 0354 Chrome Ore 11 0355 Chrome Tan Powder 11 0356 Churns and Churming machines 8 0357 Chutneys, Jams, or Jellies 8 0358 Cider 3 0359 Cigarettes, cigars and/or manufacture Tobacco 5 0360 Cistems Cast iron 7 0361 Clay, other than fire clay 11 0362 Clocks, packed 1 0363 Cloth, engine cleaning 2 0364 Cloth Filter 2 0365 Cloth in the piece 2 0366 Cloth rubberized 2 0367 Cloth of which gold or silver forms parts 1 0368 Clothes, Linen E.O.H.P 4 0369 Cloths pegs 9 0370 Clothing E.O.H.P 1 0371 Cloves 8 0372 Coal in bulk bagged and coal briguettes 0373 Coal dust and Putch mixture for foundry use 11 0374 Coal Tar, in tank cars 11 0375 * Coal Tar 11

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0376 Cobalt Alloy 4 0377 Cobalt Carbonate 10 0378 Cobalt concentrates 2 0379 Cobalt Matte 10 0380 co*cks, Bibco*cks and Valve (pipe) fittings) not aluminium 7 0381 Cocoa 8 0382 Cocoa Beans, raw 10 0383 Cocoa Beans, E.O.H.P 8 0384 Coconut dessicated 8 0385 Coconut Sheels, crushed 11 0386 Coconut 10 0387 Coffee Beans, raw 10 0388 Coffee Beans E.O.H.P 8 0389 Coffee 8 0390 co*ke, co*ke Breeze and co*ke Nuts 11 0391 co*ke Petroleum E.O.H.P 11 0392 * Collodion 4 0393

* Collodion Cotton, on production of Cartificate that it contains not less than 25% of water alcohol


0394 * Collodion Cotton, E.O.H.P 1 0395 Colours and Pains (excluding artists colours and paints) 4 0396 Columns, Iron or steel 10 0397 Columns Concrete 11 0398 Commutators 7 0399 Concentrares and Ores E.O.H.P 13 0400 Concrete Beans and Poles pre stressed 11 0401 Concrete or Cement Blocks, slabs, Bricks (not air) E.O.H.P 11 0402 Concrete and Cement articles E.O.H.P 11 0403 Condensed Fish solubles 11 0404 Condensed Milk or Cream 8 0405 Confectionery, Sugar candies and Sweets 8 0406 Containers, metal, for food, in flattered form 6 0407 Containers loaded 4 0408 Containers – Empty 11 0409 Contractors plant 8 0410 Copal 4 0411 Copper, full wagon loads for export 12 0412 Copper cathodes 12

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0413 Copper Foil 2 0414 Copper granulated 13 0415 Copper Ores and Concentrates 13 0416 Copper Oxide 12 0417 Copper Rods, Blank, ralled consigned for export 12 0418

Copper Rods, Black rolled, E.O.H.P consigned to a recognized factory for drawing wire and so declared



Copper, Steel Cored, consigned to a recognized factory for drawing wire, and so declared


0420 Copper Scrap 12 0421 Copper Sulphate 12 0422 Copper Wire bars, for export 12 0423 Copper as green 12 0424

Copra, consigned to recognized oil factory and declared for manufacturing


0425 Card, cotton, nylon or rayon 3 0426 Cordials, Juice 7 0427 * Cordtex 5 0428 Cork Bricks (Insulating material) 4 0429 Cork Boards (Insulating material) 4 0430 Cork Carpeting 1 0431 Cork Composition Fleoring Block 4 0432 Cork, compressed, E.O.H.P 4 0433 Cork, Grit or dust 9 0434 Cork Filler 9 0435 Corks and bungs 4 0436 Corkwood, sheets, stripes or discs 4 0437 Comflour 11 0438 Corundum 1 0439 Corundum Ore 11 0440 Cotton Lint (ginned cotton) 10 0441 Cotton linters 10 0442 Cotton raw consigned to a ginnery 11 0443 Cotton Seed 11 0444 Cotton Seed Cake 11 0445 Cotton Wadding 11

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0446 Cotton Waste and Cotton Yarn Waste 11 0447 Cotton Wool (surgical) 2 0448 Cotton Thread 3 0449 Cotton E.O.H.P 10 0450 Cranes, Mobile, self-propelled 7 0451 Cranes E.O.H.P 4 0452 Cranes Fittings 7 0453 Cream of tartar 1 0454 Cream of separators 8 0455 Crockery, E.O.H.P 11 0456 Crowbars 10 0457 Crucibles 7 0458 Crusher Jaws for rock crushers 7 0459 Culverts, corrugated in section nested 6 0460 Cupelite 4 0461 Cupel Powder 4 0462 Cupel E.O.H.P 7 0463 Cupelas, Iron or Steel 4 0464 Curious 1 0465 Curry Paste and Powder 8 0466 Curtains 1 0467 Custard Powders 1 0468 Cuttery 3 0469 * Cynide 3 0470 Cycles, cycle Parts 3 0471 Cylinders gas 4 0472 Cylinders, lining, iron or steel, nested 4 0473 Cylinder, E.O.H.P 4 0474 Cylinder, galvanized iron, for hot water installations 4 0475 Dairy utensils and implements 8 0476 Dates 8 0477 Descaling Compound 4 0478 Detergents 4 0479

* Detonators, including capped fuse, Detonating Fuse, Detonation relays and assembled


0480 Dextrine 11 0481 Dhal 11

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0482 * Diacetone Alcohol 4 0483 * Diammonium Phosphate 4 0484 * Dibutyl Phthalate 4 0485 * Dichloradimethydantion (Halane) 4 0486 Dies and Die Stocks 8 0487 * Dips and Dip powder (cattle, sheep and pig) 11 0488 Dipping Tanks and Materials 8 0489

Disinfectants (fluid) in Casks, drums earthware jars, containing not less than 5 litres each


0490 Disinfectants, E.O.H.P 6 0491 Distempers 4 0492 Dixi Bricks 3 0493 Dodecyl-Benzene Sulphonic Acid 10 0494 Dog spikers 10 0495 Doors and Door Frames, unglazedor or glazer metal 1 0496 Drapery Goods 7 0497 Drills, twist 7 0498 Drilling Machines 8 0499 Dripping 1 0500 Drug E.O.H.P 4 0501 Dry cleaning material 0502

Dry cleaning consigned to and from dry cleaning factory of laundry


0503 Dubbin 6 0504

Dummy Display cartons or wrappers filled with small blocks of woods, saw dust or other similar packing (not dressmakers dummies)


0505 Dump Trucks 7 0506 Duplicators 1 0507 Dyes 4 0508 Dynamite 5 0509 Earth 11 0510 Earth Activated 10 0511 Earth augers 7 0512 Ebony 1 0513 Egg Powder 8 0514 Eggs 8 0515 Electric fittings and sundries E.O.H.P 1

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Electric lighting plants (portable plants for use in households, hotels etc.)



Electric light standards, Iron or steel plain tubular and fittings E.O.H.P not ornamental


0518 Iron or steel, ornamentals and fittings 4 0519 Eletrode Paster 11 0520 Electroplated goods 1 0521 Emery Powder, paper or cloth 4 0522 Emery wheels 4 0523 Empty Parcels Post boxes, card board or wood nested 4 0524 Empty Trade Containers returned 10 0525 Empty Trade Containers (drums) not returned 10 0526 Empties E.O.H.P 4 0527 Emulsifying agents 4 0528 Enamelware 1 0529 Engine counters 7 0530 Engines-Traction 7 0531 Engines or steam Ploughing Plant 7 0532 Engines 3 0533 Envelopes 4 0534 * Epichlorohydrin 4 0535 Epson salts, in bags kgs or cases 5 0536 Escalators 4 0537 Nces 8 0538 * Ethy Acetate 4 0539 Ethy Alcohol 5 0540 * Ethylene Dibiomide 5 0541 Ethylene Oxide in cylinders 4 0542 Evcryptite ore 11 0543 Exhaust systems 4 0544 * Explosives 5 0545 Fancy Goods and Ornaments 1 0546 Fans 1 0457 Fats 8 0548 Feather Dusters 9 0549 Feathers 9 0550 Felloes, spolos and naves E.O.H.P 4

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0551 Felspar ground but not otherwide treated 11 0552 Felt, Asphalted roofing 4 0553 Felt, carpeting 1 0554 Felt, tarred (packed) 4 0555 Felt upholstreres 1 0556 Fencing Poles, wooden 11 0557

Fencing material (not ornamental) i.e. poles E.O.H.P Standard droppers struts, strainers, stales hurdles straining, posts and fitting


0558 Ferric chloride unrefined 4 0559 Ferro chrome 11 0560 Ferro Manganese 8 0561 Ferro phospherus 8 0562 * Ferro Silicon 5 0563 Ferro Silicon Chrome 8 0564 Ferrous Sulphate, same as Iron Sulphate 11 0565 Ferrules iron or steel 7 0566 Ferrules, aluminium, brass or Copper 4 0567 Fertilizer 12 0568 Fibre, cactus, unmanufactured 8 0569 Fibre, Glass 3 0570 Fibre Glass articles 2 0571 Fibra pressed consigned to a factory 10 0572 Fibre Waste Synthetic 10 0573 Fibre E.O.H.P 10 0574 Figs dried 8 0575 Files or Rasps iron steel 8 0576 Films Biascope 1 0577 Filter cloth or paper 4 0578 Filter media (sand, grit and/or peheblas) 11 0579 Filter Powder 6 0580 Filter Cigarette 4 0581 Filter E.O.H.P 2 0582 * Fire arms 5 0583 Fire Bars 7 0584 Fire dlay 11 0585 * Fire extinguishers (chemical) and Refills for 5

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0586 Fire places concrete 4 0587 Fire places E.O.H.P 4 0588 Fire retarding compound 10 0589 Firewood 11 0590 * Fireworks 1 0591 Fish dried or smoked 8 0592 Fish fresh conveyed in refrigerated wagons 8 0593 Fish glue 10 0594 Fish Meal 11 0595 Fish Pickled tinned or preserved 8 0596 Fish solubles, condensed 8 0597 Fishplates 11 0598 Flannel 2 0599 Fleshings (abbatoir and tannery refuse) 11 0600 Flint and sea pebbeles for tube Mills 11 0601 Flock (sheet or wadding) 10 0602 Flock (not sheet or wadding) 10 0603 Flooring Blocks (wooden) imported 10 0604 Flooring Blocks made from timber in the rough 10 0605 Flooring Blocks made from timber E.O.H.P 11 0606 Flotation Reagents, Accelerators 11 0607

Floculators, frothers and retarders , declared to be for one floatation or industrial purposes


0608 Flour 11 0609 Flour, peas 8 0610 Flour starch 8 0611 Flour Dressing Machines 7 0612 Flowerpots, concrete or earthware 11 0613 * Flowers of sulphur 5 0614 Flues, Tobacco Barus 5 0615 Fluid, Brake and shock Absorbers 5 0616 Fluorspar 11 0617

Fluxing Powders and Foundry Dust for foundry use or for manufacture purposes


0618 Fly (house) Traps & Swatters 9 0619 Fly Baper 6 0620 Foamed Plastic 4 0621 Fodder same as stockfeeds 11

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0622 Fodder Roots for planting, in bags or bundles 11 0623 Fondtant 8 0624 Fonges 8 0625 Forklifts 4 0626 Forks and spoons (table) except silver 4 0627 Forks Ballast 7 0628 Forks, Hay and Digging 8 0629 * Formation (formaldhyde) 4 0630 Frames, pictures and picture Mouldings 1 0631 Freezer (Deep) 4 0632 * Freon 4 0633 Frit consigned to a factory for manufacture for

enamelware 8


Fruit, canned, bottled, preserved or dried and fruit mince meat (not crystallized or sugar coated)



Fruits, canned bottled preserved or dried, and fruit mince meat E.O.H.P


0636 Fruit dehydrated 10 0637 Fruit fresh, packed (in refrigerator wagon) 10 0638 Fruit Fresh, E.O.H.P 10 0639 Fruit in brine 0640 Fruits Salts 8 0641 Fruit (including fruit mince meat) crystallized or sugar

coated 8

0642 Fullers Earth 18 0643 Fulminates 11 0644 Fungicide – see insecticide 1 0645 Fumigating Machines 11 0646 Furnace Mortars and Cements-See Fire clay 4 0647

Furniture or parts thereof, including furniture filling cabinets and the like E.O.H.P



Furniture and or Household Effects accompanying person transferring from one part of the country to another


0649 Furs 1 0650 Fuse capped 5 0651 * Fuse detorating 5 0652 Fuse, E.O.H.P and Fuselighters 5 0653 Galena Ore 5

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0654 Galivanized Iron sheets 10 0655 * Galivanized Paste 11 0656 Game 8 0657 Game traps 8 0658 Ganister 11 0659 Garden Rollers 4 0660 Garden Tools 8 0661 Garnet Ore 10 0662

* (a) Gas in cylilnders or tubes (carbon) carbonic acid, blangas liquid chlorine hydrogen, oxygen, sulphurdioxide nethyl chloride and acetyline dissolved


0663 * Gas Ammonia in cylinders or tubes 5 0664 “Gas< E.O.H.P 4 0665 Gates, iron or wooden (not ornament) 6 0666 Gates, Shine, concrete 11 0667 Gates shice E.O.H.P 7 0668 Gates, E.O.H.P 11 0669 Gauge Charts 9 0670 Gauze Swabs 2 0671 Gauze wire 5 0672 * (a) Gelatine blasting 8 0673 Gelatine, E.O.H.P 5 0674 (a) * Gelignite 7 0675 Generators, electric 4 0676 Geysers 8 0677 Ghee (fat) 10 0678 Ginger, green 8 0679 Ginger, preserved or dried 0680 Glass, sheet, rolled or clast 3 0681 Glass Fibre, see glass wool 3 0682 Glass, Flour 10 0683 Glass Paper 4 0684 Glass Scrap 11 0685 Glass, sheet, reinforced with wire 2 0686 Glass wool and articles made therefrom E.O.H.P 2 0687 Glassware packed in cases or casks or cartons 2

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0688 Galuber salts 5 0689 Glazing Bars for roofing Lights 4 0690 Gliders 4 0691 Gloves 2 0692 Gloy (poweder) 2 0693 Ghicose 8 0694 Glue 10 0695 Glycerine,crude, E.O.H.P 10 0696 Glycerine, crude in tank cars 10 0697 Glycerine Grease 0698 Gold Ores, slags, concentrates and by products 6 0699 Golden Syrup 8 0700 Goldware 7 0701 Grade, subject to minimum weight 15 metric tones per

wagon 7

0702 Gramaphones 1 0703 Granite dressed or polished 6 0704 Granite, E.O.H.P 11 0705 Granite, Ornamental 2 0706 Grape Fruit Juice, natural or concentrated 7 0707 Graphite Ore 10 0708 Graphite packed 4 0709 Grass, broom or thatching 11 0710 Glass plaited 11 0711 Grassware, E.O.H.P (excluding facy goods) 9 0712 Grates 4 0713 Gravel 11 0714 Gravel stones and Tombstones 6 0715 Grease antifriction 5 0716 Grease (compound) E.O.H.P 3 0717 Grease, Guns 2 0718 Grease Lubricating 5 0719 Grease E.O.H.P 3 0720 Green sand (water softening material) 6 0721 Grindling Balls 7 0722 Grind stones 6 0723 Grit (flint for poultry) 11

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0724 Grit (flint) E.O.H.P 11 0725 Grizzy Bars 8 0726 Groats 8 0727 Groceries E.O.H.P 8 0728 Guano Bagged 11 0729 Gum 10 0730 Gum Metal scrap 6 0731 Gunny Bags 10 0732 Gum Powder 5 0733 Guttering and spouting gunpowder 55 0734 Gypsum, agricultural 11 0735 Gypsum crude 11 0736 Haberdashery 1 0737 Hair (cattle tail tipes) baled 11 0738 Hair, horse and cattle 9 0739 Hair rubberized 9 0740 Hammers and Hammer Heads 8 0741 Hand carts 8 0742 Handles iron or wood 9 0743 Hardware 8 0744 Hamonium 1 0745 Hamess and Saddery 8 0746 Harrows and parts thereof 8 0747 Harvesters 0748 Hasps 4 0749 Hatches 4 0750 Hats 3 0751 Hay (forage) same as fodder 11 0752 Hearth Rugs 1 0753 Helmets E.O.H.P 1 0754

Helmets, Miners safety (metal or composition) and component parts thereof


0755 Hemp 11 0756 Herbs dried, for culinary purposes 8 0757 Herbicides 11 0758 Hessian 11 0759 * Hexachloroethance 4

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0760 * Hexane in tank cars 6 0761 * Hexane E.O.H.P 4 0762 Hexylene Glycal 4 0763 Hide clipping in bales 10 0764 Hide Hippo or Rhino, in strips 2 0765

Hides, dry (including wild animal hides declared to be for tanning purposes


0766 Hides and slains E.O.H.P 1 0767 Hides wet 11 0768 Hinges 7 0769 Hoes 8 0770 Hog Joys 8 0771 Halloware, iron or cast iron, such as letters sause pans 4 0772 Hominy Chop 14 0773 Honey 8 0774 Hoofs – same as Bones 11 0775 Hoop Iron or steel 8 0776 Hops 8 0777 Horns, E.O.H.P and Hom Piths 11 0778 Horse Collars 11 0779 Horse Shoes 8 0780 Horse and Hose Fitting (not plastic) E.O.H.P 11 0781 Hose, Plastic E.O.H.P 4 0782 Hose, Plastic or Rubber Pressure, for air 4 0783 Hosiery 1 0784 Household effects 2 0785 Household linen 2 0786 Houses, in section, Prefabricated 8 0787 Houses Poultry 8 0788 Humeiotants E.O.H.P 4 0789 Humite, Pitch Solution, for joining concrete pipers 4 0790 Hurdles iron or wood 11 0791 Hydraulic Machinery 7 0792

Hydraulic Tipping Gears, and parts thereof for use with motor vehicles for the conveyance of merchandise


0793 * Hydrogen 4 0794 * Hydrogen Peroxide 4

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0795 Hydrolene 4 0796 Ice Cream, Egg, Custard 8 0797 Ice, or Ice Dry (Solid Carbon dioxide) 6 0798 * Igniter cords and starters 5 0799 Incinerators (not electric) for refuse destruction 4 0800 Infusonal Earth compounds 6 0801 Ingots, Aluminium 6 0802 Ingots, Brass 6 0803 Ingots, Copper 5 0804 Ingots Copper E.O.H.P 5 0805 Ingots, Gunmetal 6 0806 Ingots, lead 6 0807 Ingot, Lead E.O.H.P 6 0808 Ingot Tin 6 0809 Ingots Zinc 6 0810 Ingots Zinc E.O.H.P 6 0811 Ink, Printers 4 0812 Ink E.O.H.P 3 0813

Insecticide for spraying trees for the eradication/or soil pests, and so declared as Fungicides. Note (article for the manufactured of insecticide, and fungicides, and commodities specially classified. Which are used as insecticides and fungicide are charged according to classification.


0814 * Insecticides E.O.H.P 6 0815 * Insect Powder 6 0816

Instruments, Musical, or parts thereof surgical, Dental, Optical, Mathematical survey etc.



Unsulating blocks, bricks, sheets, slabs or powder (Kieselguhr and /or exfoliated vermiculite, fireclay, sawdust and cement


0818 Insulating Slabs, Polystyrene of poolyurethance 1 0819 Insulators 8 0820 Invalid wheel chairs 2 0821

Iron (unworked), angle, bar, beam, bulb channel, plate, sheet, rod H & T



Iron (worked), angle, bar, beam, bulb channel, plate, sheet, rod H & T


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0823 Iron or steel cold twisted reinforcing bars in straight lengths


0824 Iron or steel sheet, galvanized or bad coated 11 0825 Iron Ore 11 0826 Iron or steel Goods E.O.H.P 4 0827 Iron Oxide 11 0828 Iron, Pig< E.O.H.P 11 0829 Irion or Steel or Tinplate Scrap 11 0830 Iron Sulphate 11 0831 Iron (pressing) Electrical 1 0832 Iron (pressing) E.O.H.P 3 0833 Irrigation Machinery 8 0834 Isoprply Alcoholic, Either or Nitrate 4 0835 Ivory 1 0836 Jacks 4 0837 Jams 8 0838

Jars, Common, glass or stoneware including stoppers or lids of an equal number for use therewith


0839 Jars 8 0840 Jellies, E.O.H.P and Jelly Powder 8 0841 Jewellery 1 0842 Joiners Tools 8 0843 Joiners work 3 0844 Jute Cloth 10 0845 Jute Fibre 11 0846

Jute waste and Jute Thread waste, pressed, consigned to a factory


0847 Kaoline (China Clay) 11 0848 Kapok 10 0849 Karosses 8 0850 Kettle (not electric or aluminium) 4 0851 Kibbles 7 0852 Kieselguhr 11 0853

Kiln Furniture, i.e. Bats, bullets, rungs, cranks, dats, props and tubes seger cones settlers temperature bars and pieces


0854 Kitchen sinks 4 0855 Kraft Paper 8

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0856 Kynite Ore 10 0857 Labels (Tags) 4 0858 Lace 1 0859 Lacguers lacruer primers retarders and thinners in tank

cars 6

0860 Lacquer Rubbing compounds 6 0861 Lactose (milk sugar) 8 0862 Ladders, aluminium 4 0863 Ladders, (not aluminium) 4 0864 Lamps and Lampware 8 0865 Lord 7 0866 Lathes 11 0867 Laths 1 0868 Launches 4 0869 Lawn Mowers 8 0870 * Lead Acetate of 5 0871 Lead concentrates 10 0872 Lead Foil 2 0873 Lead granulated 4 0874 Lead Foil 5 0875 Lead nitrate of 6 0876 Lead Oxide of 6 0877 Lead Red 7 0878 Lead, red or sheet 11 0879 Lead Scals 4 0880 Lead washers 7 0881 Lead Weights 4 0882 Lead White 6 0883 Lead Wool 4 0884 Lead Lights 2 0885 Leather 5 0886 Leather board 5 0887

Leather conditioning Powder (Tanners) consisting of Epson Sults, China Clay and French Chalk


0888 Leather Goods E.O.H.P 1 0889 Leather, ground for manufacture of fertilizer 11 0890 Lemon Butter (curd) 8

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0891 Lemon Juice, natural or concerntrated 7 0892 Lemon Squash, same as cordials, Line Juice 7 0893 Lentils 10 0894 Lepedolite Ore 10 0895 Licks, sheep or cattle 11 0896 Lifts, electric or hydraulic 4 0897 Lightening Arrestors or conductors 4 0898 * Lime 11 0899 Lime Bisulphite 11 0900 Lime Chloride of 11 0901 Lime Juice 7 0902 Lime stone and Lime stone Ore 11 0903 Limestone Flour, vitaminised or fortifird for use as stock-

feed 11

0904 Limestone, powder pulverisedin bulk 11 0905 Limestone, roughly dressed, in slab form 11 0906 Linen Board 8 0907 Line Thread 3 0908 Liners for stone crcushers 7 0909 Lining, caulking and sealing compounds 5 0910 Linoleum 4 0911 Linotype Metal 4 0912 Linseed, in bulk or packed in tins, packets or cases 11 0913 Lint E.O.H.P 10 0914 Lint, Surgical (cotton and boracia) 2 0915 Liquerirs E.O.H.P 1 0916 Liquid Chlorine (Gas) 4 0917 Liquars 2 0918 Liquorice Root 8 0919 * Licharge 4 0920 Lithium Carbonate 4 0921 Lithium Ores 11 0922 Lithographs 1 0923 Livestock Remedies 4 0924 Locks Remedies 1 0925 Logwood Chips 2 0926 Lucerne 11 0927 Lucerne Meal 11

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0928 Luggage or Baggae 1 0929 Macoroni 8 0930 Machinery and Implements, agricultural 8 0931 Machinery E.O.H.P 7 0932 Machines and Fumigating 8 0933

Machines – calculating, each registering copying, duplicating and typewriting securely packed



Machines-carpet cleaning, coffee, labeling and mincing-securely packed


0935 Machines, poultry plucking and scaling tanks 8 0936

Machines, sewing, powder driven and components parts thereof


0937 Machines, sewing E.O.H.P and component part thereof 2 0938 Machines, washing, wringling and mangling for houshlid

use 4

0939 Mafurreira 11 0940 Magnesia, Sulphate of 5 0941 Magnesite, crude, calcined or dead burnt 11 0942 Magnesium Carbonate 11 0943 Magnesite manufactured 4 0944 Magnesium Chloride E.O.H.P 11 0945 Magnessium silicate same as Tale 11 0946 Mail carts 4 0947 Maize cobs 12 0948 Maize 12 0949 Matt culms, for stock feeding 11 0950 Malted Milk 11 0951 Manganese Dioxide 8 0952 Manganese Ore 13 0953 Manholes, and Manhole doors 11 0954 Mani 10 0955 Manna 11 0956 Manure 11 0957 Maps 11 0958 Marble Chips and Marble Powder 1 0959 Marble, dressed or polished 11 0960 Marble, roughly dressed in slab form same as Limestone 11

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0961 Marble ornamental 2 0962 Margarine 8 0963 Marmalade 8 0964 Matches safety 3 0965 Matches E.O.H.P 1 0966 Matches 4 0967 Mats and Matting E.O.H.P 10 0968 Mats, Wire 2 0969 Mattresses (not rubber) 2 0970 Meal, Blood bone or carcass (meat and bone meal) 11 0971 Meal, ground nut, for cattle feeding 11 0972

Meal of the following description, grain barley, bean, rye Lucerne, hominy chop etc. but not wheat meal


0973 Meal maize 11 0974 Meal mixtures for cattle feeding 11 0975 Meal, orange, for cattle and poultry feeding 11 0976 Meal palm kernel for cattle feeding 11 0977 Meal wheaten 11 0978 Meal Rice 11 0979 Mealies green 11 0980 Meat in tins 8 0981 Meat extract 8 0982 Meat fresh, chillied or frozen 8 0983 Mebos 2 0984 Medicines 1 0985 Melons 8 0986 Merchandise 1 0987 * Mercury (Quicksilver) 10 0988 Mesh Iron or steel welded 10 0989 Metal antifriction 7 0990

Metal compounds, for foundry use Viz; curpo Nickel, Ferro Chrome Nickel, Ferro Nickel, Ferro-Tung sten, Manganese copper Molybdenum, Nickel, Nickel Manganese, silicon copper ant Titanium


0991 Metal Drops or Ash base E.O.H.P 11 0992 Metal grit, fillings and groutings 7 0993 Metal scraps E.O.H.P 9

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0994 Meters, Electrical E.O.H.P 1 0995 Methyl Acetone 4 0996 Methyl Alcohol 4 0997 * Methyl Bromide 4 0998 * Methyl Chloride (Gas) 4 0999 * Methyl, Ethyl Ketone in tank cars 6 1000 * Methyl Ketone E.O.H.P 4 1001 * Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol 4 1002 * Methyl Isobutyl Ketone 4 1003 Methyl Sali slate 4 1004 Methylene Chloride 4 1005

Mica, crude, ground/crushed, screened and/or washed but not otherwise treated


1006 Mica powdered 11 1007 Middllings – see stockfeeds 11 1008 Milk Bottle carries or crates Iron or Steel 4 1009 Mild and cream, condensed, malted and powder 8 1010 Milk dried, or milk substitute, for animal/Poultry feeding 11 1011 Milk Cans and Churns 8 1012 Milk (fresh) in tanks 10 1013 Milk fresh packed, in crates or cartons 8 1014 Millet rapoko – same as barley 11 1015 Millinery 1 1016 Mineral for livestock and poultry foods 11 1017 Mining Applications 7 1018 Mining Buckets 7 1019 Mirbane Oil 5 1020 Mirrors 3 1021 Mohair, unmanufactured 3 1022 Molasses, crude, in tank cars or tanks 11 1023 Molasses, crude in drums 11 1024 Molassine meal, for stock feeding 11 1025 Mops 11 1026 Mortar Boxes and Lines 9 1027 Mortar, Furnace - see fire day 7 1028 Mass and Mass Litter 11

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Motor car and Motor Lovy accessories and spares excluding leaf and coil suspension springs E.O.H.P


1030 Motor cars, assembled, packed in cases 7 1031 Motor caravans and Trailer Caravans same as Motor

Vehicles 7


Motor vehicles on their own wheels subject to a minimum of 15 metric tones per wagon


1033 Motor vehicles Exhaust systems 4 1034 Motor Vehicles 4 1035

Motor vehicles or chasis parts, E.O.H.P for assembly of Motor vehicles


1036 Motor caravan chasis and Trailer caravan cahssis 4 1037

Motor Cycles, parked in cases and motor cycle accessories and spares, excluding leaf springs E.O.H.P


1038 Motor launches 1 1039

Motor lorries, steel flat bodies for motor lorry bodies. Wooden dismantled and parked flat, undamageable


1040 Motor vehicle bodies and cabs E.O.H.P 4 1041 * Motor spirit – same as Petrol Motor 6 1042 Mouldings, plaster of Parts for building purposes 6 1043 Mould release agents 4 1044 Moulds brick 7 1045 Moulds for concrete construction 7 1046 Moulds Iron for gold 7 1047 Moving machines (not lawn mowers) 8 1048 Misical Instruments or parts thereof 1 1049 Musk 1 1050 Muslins 2 1051 Mustard 8 1052 Nail, Iron or steel 7 1053 Nails, aluminium, brass, copper, stainless steel or Zinc 4 1054 * Naphtha, in tank cars 6 1055 * Naphtha E.O.H.P 4 1056 Naphthalene, crude in treated 10 1057 Naphthalene solid 4 1058 Naphthalene oil residue 4 1059 Napkins 1 1060 Naves, felloes, spokes and E.O.H.P 4

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1061 Needles 1 1062 Neosolve 4 1063 Neckel area and concentrates 10 1064 Nicle Scrap 9 1065 Nicotine – see Tobacco extract 6 1066 Niger grain – see oil seeds 11 1067 Nozzles, fire clay 8 1068 Nutmegs 8 1069 Nuts (ground) monkey 11 1070 Oat Hay 11 1071 Oat meal and Rolled Oats 8 1072 Oats 11 1073 Ochre 10 1074 Offal animal (preserved) in t0ns etc. 8 1075 Oil cake, for cattle feeding in bulk 11 1076 * Oil Cloth 2 1077 Oil Skin Clothing 2 1078 Oil, allkinds for medicinal or toilet purposes 1 1079 Oil Anthracene Grease, Antification, Brick 5 1080

Oil basic lubricating in tank cars consigned or blending purposes and so declared

6 8

1081 Oil, cans 8 1082 Oil carbolineum or Averiarius 6 1083 Oil castor 5 1084 Oils, copra, maize, metsfood, sunflower seed 8 1085 Oil, core for use in foundeies 4 1086 Oil cotton seed, E.O.H.P 8 1087 * Oil creoste 6 1088 Oil eucalyptus, crude 11 1089 Oil calyptus, refined E.O.H.P 3 1090 Oil Fermenter 5 1091

Oil, fish processed, cpmsogned to a recognized factory for manufacturing purposes and so declared


1092 Oil, flux for use as an additive to asphalt bitumen or tar 5 1093 Oil for culinary or edible purpose 8 1094 * Oil fuel in tank cars 11 1095 Oil, fuel, E.O.H.P 8 1096 Oil groundnuts 8

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1097 Oil linseed 8 1098 Oil lubricating, in tank cars 6 1099 Oil lubricating E.O.H.P 6 1100

Oil, used lubricating and transformer consigned to a recognized factory and declared to be for the manufacture of refined oil


1101 Oil, malt, for stock feeding 10 1102

Oil musk, sandalwood, and other essential oils used in the preparation of perfumes


1103 Oil of Citronellan 1 1104 Oil, Olive 1 1105 Oil, palm and palm kernel, in tank cars 11 1106 Oil palm and palm kernel E.O.H.P 11 1107 * Oil paraffin, illuminating, in tank cars 11 1108 * Oil paraffin, illuminating< E.O.H.P 8 1109 * Oil paraffin, power, in tank cars 11 1110 * Oil paraffin, power, E.O.H.P 8 1111 Oil, pine and pine tar crude 5 1112 Oil, putty 10 1113 Oil seed 11 1114 Oil, soya 10 1115 Oil soya bean 8 1116 Oil vegetable 8 1117 Oil, tempering 5 1118 Oil, transformer 5 1119 Oil, white, not for medicinal purposes and so declared 5 1120 Oil, for stock marking 4 1121

Oils, cashewnut, cotton seed, coconut (copra) ground nut, soya bean; sunflower seed


1122 Oils, mineral, E.O.H.P 5 1123 Oils, minerals in tank cars 6 1124 Olein 9 1125 Onion dry 10 1126 Orange Juice E.O.H.P 7 1127 Organs and organ parts 1 1128 Ornaments 1

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Othonirotolnence, consigned to a factory for the manufacture of explosives and so declared


1130 Ortholnidine 11 1131 Ostrich feathers, securely packed 1 1132 Ovens, Baker’s (not electric) 4 1133 Oxygen (gas) 4 1134 Oyster shell 11 1135 Paint sprayers 7 1136 Paint drivens, removes and thinners in tank cars 6 1137 Paint driers, removers and thinners E.O.H.P 4 1138 Paintings, works of art 1 1139 Palisaded 8 1140 Pallets 8 1141 Pans, ash, dust, frying, etc (not aluminium) 8 1142 Pans Iron 4 1143 Pans, milk 8 1144 Paper, building E.O.H.P 8 1145 Paper cellulose trans parent 4 1146 Paper Goods, E.O.H.P including Paper novelties 4 1147 Paper gummed 10 1148

Paper, draft and draft line board (plain) in original mill ream wrappers or original mill reels


1149 Paper packing or wrapping E.O.H.P 8 1150

Paper plain excluding blothing, drawing feint ruled or sensitized in original mill wrappers or original mill reels


1151 Paper sacks 8 1152 Paper toilet 8 1153 Paper waste pressed in bag or in reels 11 1154 Paper, mache goods 8 1155 Paraffin wax 11 1156 Paste and powder (not toiled) for cleaning purposes 8 1157 Patterns Iron 4 1158 Patterns wppd 3 1159 Packing lights 4 1160 Pearls (not erritation) 1+ 1161 Peas, Fresh 10

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1162 Peas dehydrared 11 1163 Peas cow, and Peas dry 11 1164 Pedestals concrete 4 1165 Pedestals 4 1166 Peel for culinary purpose 8 1167 Pegs, tobacco, wooden 11 1168 Pencils 3 1169 Pens and Penholders 3 1170 * Pentagel 5 1171 * Pennnnnnntolite 5 1172 Pepper 8 1173 Perambulators, go-cats and infants chairs packed in cases 4 1174 * Perchoroethlene 4 1175 Percussion caps 5 1176 Perfumery 1 1177 Perry 3 1178 Persona; Effects 1 1179 Patalite Ore 11 1180 * Petrol in tank cars 8 1181 * Petrol securely packed in tins and cases 8 1182 Petroleum co*ke 11 1183 * Petroleum Gas, Liquefied in tank cars 8 1184 * Petroleum Gas liquefied E.O.H.P 4 1185 Petroleum in tins or in drums 1186 * Petroleum Jelly (soft) 4 1187 Phosphate Rock 11 1188 Phosphate slag (fertilizer) 11 1189 Phasphor Bronze, Copper of Tin 7 1190

Phoxphoric Acid Paste and Sugar Phosphate consigned direct to factories for sugar manufacturing purposes


1191 * Phosphorous 4 1192 Photographic Material and Accessories 1 1193 Photographs 1 1194 Pianos an piano parts 1 1195 Picks and Pick Ores 8 1196 Pick Handles 9 1197 Pickle 8

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1198 Pictures 1 1199 Piece Goods same as drapery 1 1200 Pig Food 11 1201 Pillows 1 1202 Pipe joint Compound 4 1203 Pipers, Bellows 4 1204 Pipes, Bellows 7 1205

Pipes and Fittings aluminium brass bronze copper, or stainless steel E.O.H.P


1206 Pipes, drain, wooden 4 1207 Pipes, and pipe concrete 11 1208 Pipes and pipe fitting Iron or steel E.O.H.P 10 1209 Pipes and pipe fittings lead or Zinc 7 1210 Pipers, Iron or steel rubber, linen and/or rubber convered 4 1211 Pipes rainwater 6 1212 Pipes tobacco 1 1213 Piping plastic 4 1214 * Pitch 1215 Pitch and Coal dust mixture, for foundary use 11 1216 Plants and shrubs, all kinds 10 1217 Plaster of Paris (builders) common or rough 11 1218 Plaster, hard wall or decorative building 11 1219 Plasticine 11 1220 Plastioisers 8 1221 Plastic goods 4 1222 Plastic goods 1 1223 Plastic scrap 7 1224 Plastic wood 1 1225 Plated ware 1 1226 Plated ware 7 1227 Platinum, manufactured or unmanufactured 1 + 100% 1228 Ploughts single furrow in cases, nd plough parts in

bundles 8

1229 Ploughts and parts thereof 8 1230 Plumbago packed 4 1231 Plywood metal faced 5

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1232 Plywood not metal faced 8 1233 Poles, including fencing poles 11 1234 Polish French 2 1235

Pilishes pasted powders, liquids (not toilet) for cleaning purpose, including furniture and floor pilish


1236 Pollard 11 1237

Polythefin cloth, woven heavy duty, consigned direct to a recognized factory for manufacturing purposes and so declared



Polythelene Film, unprepared in original mill reels consigned factory and so declared


1239 Parcel not packed 3 1240 Portable Forges 4 1241 Posts, E.O.H.P 6 1242 Posts, Iron or Steel 10 1243 Post Street name and Motor signal concrete 6 1244 * Potash, caustic 11 1245 Potash muriate of (potassium muriate or potassium

chloride) 11

1246 * Potassium 4 1247 * Potassium Bichromate 4 1248 Potassium Carbonate 8 1249 * Potassium Chlorate 1250 * Potassium Nitrate, (crude), phosphate and sulphate 11 1251 * Potassium nitrate 4 1252 * Potassium Permanganate 4 1253 Potassium silicate 11 1254 Potassium Sulphate 11 1255 * Potassim Sulphide 4 1256 Potatoes 11 1257 Pots, cast iron 8 1258 Potter’s glaze 6 1259 Potterware E.O.H.P 11 1260 Poultry live (in cages) 4 1261 Poultry and game, dead, fresh 8 1262 Poultry Preserved 8 1263 Poultry Food 11 1264 Powder, Banking Curry, Custard, Egg, ice cream, etc. 8

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1265 Powders for cleaning purposes not toilet 8 1266 Powder for use by painters for filling crevices 4 1267 Powder, E.O.H.P (not toilet or chimists goods) 4 1268 Powder disinfecting 6 1269 Powder grinding 4 1270 Powder, sheep or cattle dipping 11 1271 * Powders Aluminium 4 1272 Powders, plates, and composition for laying floors. 8 1273 Preservatives 6 1274 Presses copying 4 1275 Presses, hydraulic 7 1276 Printed matter unbound 4 1277 Printers Roller Composition 4 1278 Printers Tools & appliances 4 1279 * Propane Gas 4 1280

Provisions, E.O.H.P (declaration to be made on consignment note that no articles charges at a higher rate are included)


1281 Prunes 8 1282 * Pudding and Pies and powder of 8 1283 Pudle, for water-proofing cement 4 1284 Pulley Belts 7 1285 Pumice Powder, Sand or Stone 6 1286 Pumpkins 10 1287 Pumps Kerbside 4 1288 Pump, Spraying, for farm use only 8 1289 Pumps, steam or powder driven 7 1290 Pumps, Cycle, Motor and Motor vehicle 4 1291 Pumps, E.O.H.P 4 1292 Putty 4 1293 * Pyrethrum Extract 6 1294 * Pyrethrum Flower and Powder and Powdered pyrethrum 10 1295 Pyridine 4 1296 Pyrites 11 1297 Radiator Cores 4 1298 Radiators (not electric) for hearing purposes 4 1299 * Radioactive Substances 1

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1300 Radios and Radiiograms 1 1301 Radio and Television parts, excluding television picture

tybes 3

1302 * Radium 1 1303 Rags 10 1304 Rail Benders (Jim Crews) 7 1305 Rails, Iron or Steel (Railway material) 11 1306 Railway material (permanent way) E.O.H.P 11 1307 Railway Signalling Apparatus 8 1308 Rainsins 8 1309 Rakes, Hay 8 1310 Ralas, Rods 1311

Rangers, and fittings, when securely packed to the sati faction of the Railway


1312 Rasps and files 8 1313 Rattan Cane 9 1314 Rawlplugs and outfits 4 1315 Royan Waste 10 1316 Razor Blade Blanks 4 1317 Razor Blades 1 1318 Reeds for thatching 11 1319 Refrigerator Powder Units, parked separately 6 1320 Refrigerator , including Ice Cream Freezers 7 1321 Refrigeration Plant and machinery E.O.H.P 7 1322 Rennet 8 1323

Resin, synthetic, in gramular, lump powder or liquid form E.O.H.P


1324 Resin,(not synthetic) liquid or solid 11 1325 Resin transparent 3 1326 Resin cast E.O.H.P 10 1327 Retarders, declared to be for are floating or industrial

purposes 11

1328 Retorts (not glass) for industrial use 7 1329 Rice, including Paddy rice 11 1330 Ridging aluminium 4 1331 Ridging, E.O.H.P 6 1332 Riems 1 1333 River Cdutters 4

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1334 River, aluminium brass 4 1335 Rivets, Iron of Steel 7 1336 Road Graders 7 1337 Road Graders and part thereof 7 1338 * Rocktex – Detonating fuse 5 1339 Rollers, garden 4 1340 Rollers, road and part there of 7 1341 Roofing Felt, asphalted 4 1342 Roofing Materials E.O.H.P 4 1343

Roofing Titles (not acoustic, cork glass mosaic plastic or rubber


1344 Roofing Shingles 11 1345 Roofing Trusses, Iron or Steel 10 1346 Roofing vulcanite 4 1347 Roots, fodder, for planting 11 1348 Ropes E.O.H.P 4 1349 Rosin 4 1350 Rubber (camel back) for retreading tyres 4 1351 Rubber, cement 4 1352 Rubber, raw, crepe, sythetic, unvulcanised waste scrap 6 1353 * Rubber solution, Vulcanised, and rubber goods, E.O.H.P 3 1354 Rubber reclaimed 10 1355 Rubber Filler, E.O.H.P 11 1356 Rubber oid, for flooring and roofing 4 1357 Rugs, traveling 3 1358 Rugs, E.O.H.P 3.1 1359 Rusks 8 1360 * Rust removing compound 4 1361 Rye 11 1362 Safes, Ice, Meat 4 1363 Safe, Cash etc. Iron or Steel 4 1364 Safety Fuse 5 1365 Sage 8 1366 Sal Ammoniac 10 1367 Salt, Common and salt residue 11 1368 * Saltpetre 5 1369 * Salt petre crude 11

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1370 Samples 1 1371 Sand 11 1372 Sandal Wood 1 1373 Sand paper (Energy) 4 1374

Sanitary Installations, including flushing valve for same E.O.H.P packed


1375 Sanitary ware, securely packed 4 1376 Sashweights 4 1377 Sauces 8 1378 Sausages meal 8 1379 Sausages fresh, chilled or frozen 8 1380 Sawbenches and sawberch machinery 8 1381 Sawdust 11 1382 Saws 8 1383 Scales 4 1384 * Scale cide, for spraying trees, and so declared 4 1385 Scientific instruments 1 1386 Scarifiers (mining) 7 1387 Scrap, plastic, suitably packed or pressed in bales 11 1388 Screw and other piles, iron or steel 7 1389 Scythes 8 1390 Sealing compounds 3 1391 Seeds, bird 11 1392 Seed potatoes 11 1393 Seeds 10 1394 Semolina 10 1395 Sesame seed 11 1396 Sewing cottons 3 1397 Shaft couplings and keys for machinery 7 1398 Shafting, iron or steel 7 1399 Shaving cream 4 1400 Shaving sticks 6 1401 Shawls 2 1402 Sheep shears 8 1403 Sheeting plastic 4 1404 Sheeting water proof (rubber) 4 1405 Shellac 4

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1406 Shells, coconut, crushed packed in bags 11 1407 Shells, spare for crushing rolls 7 1408 Shelving steel 4 1409 Shock Absorber Oil and Fluid 4 1410 Shoes and Boots 7 1411 Shoes and Dies for stamp batteries and grindig pans 7 1412 Shop fittings 3 1413 Shovels 8 1414 Shuttering 4 1415 Sickles 8 1416 Sieves 8 1417 Siles block for lining Tube mills 7 1418 Silica ground 11 1419 Silica Rock 11 1420 Silica Sand, screened and/ or washed 11 1421 Silicate 4 1422 Silk plush 1 1423 Silver Ores and concentrates 10 1424 Silverware 1 + 100% 1425 Sinews and pizzles 6 1426 Size 10 1427 Skewers wooden 4 1428 Skins reptile 1 1429 Skins sausage, in kegs, barrel etc 8 1430

Skins, weat dried or settled (including wild animal skin declared to be for tanning purposes)


1431 Skips, mining 7 1432 Skulls, wild animals 1 1433 Slag 11 1434 Slags gold 10 1435 Slags wool 10 1436 Slates, roofing 11 1437 Slates, slabs, dressed or semi-dressed 11 1438 Slates writing 3 1439 Sleepers, wooden 11 1440 Sleepers, iron or steel 11

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1441 Slimes 11 1442 * Smothex Animon dynamite 5 1443 Soap and Soap Powders 8 1444 Soap Lyes 11 1445 Soda Ash 11 1446 Soda Caustic 11 1447 Soda Caustic lyes in tank cars 6 1448 Soda, common or washing 11 1449 Soda Crystals 4 1450 Soda, Wool washing 4 1451

Soda Fountains (including Carbonater) and parts there of E.O.H.P


1452 Sodium Aluminate 6

1453 * Sodium E.O.H.P 5

1454 * Sodium Arsenite 6 1455 Sodium Bicarbonate 11 1456 * Sodium Bichromate 5 1457 Sodium Bisulphate 11 1458 Sodium Bisulphite 6 1459 Sodium Carbonate 11 1460 Sodium Carbonxy methyl Cellulose 1 1461 * Sodium Chlorate 5 1462 Sodium Fluosilicate 11 1463 Sodium Hydrosulphide in drums 11 1464 * Sodium Hydrosulphate 4 1465 * Sodium Hydrosulphite in tank cars 6 1466 Sodium hypoclorite in tank cars 6 1467 Sodium Hypoclorite E.O.H.P 4 1468

Sodium Hypochlorite production Equipment, declared to be for use in the treatment or water


1469 Sodium Hyposulphite 11 1470 * Sodium Metabisulphate 6 1471 Sodium Metasilicate 11 1472 * Sodium Metrate, for fertilizing purposes 11 1473 * Sodium Nitrate E.O.H.P 5 1474 Sodium Perborate 5 1475 Sodium Peroxide for manufacturing purposes 6

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1476 Sodium Phosphate 6 1477 Sodium Pyrophosphate 10 1478 Sodium Sesquicarbonate 11 1479 Sodium silicate, in bulk 11 1480 Sodium Silico fluoride 11 1481 Sodium Sulphate, crude 11 1482 Sodium Sulphate in bulk 5 1483 * Sodium Sulphide 4 1484 Sodium Sulphide 11 1485 Softdown 1 1486 Softgoods 1 1487 Soil conditioner 11 1488 Solder 4 1489 Soldering fluid 3 1490 Soligmum 6 1491 * Solvents, in tank cars 6 1492 * Solvents E.O.H.P 4 1493 Sorghum bagged 11 1494 Soups 8 1495 Soya bean exctract 8 1496 Spados 8 1497 Specie 1 + 100% 1498 Spices 8 1499 * Spirits, rectified E.O.H.P 4 1500 * Spirit varnish 4 1501 * Spirits and liquors E.O.H.P 4 1502 Spirits Methylated 4 1513 * Spirits of Salts 4 1504 Spokes 4 1505 Sponges 3 1506 Spoons silver 1 + 100% 1507 Sporting Goods E.O.H.P 10 1508 Sprayers, and fittings, for lawn, garden or chard or farm-

land 4

1509 Spounting 6 1510 Springs iron or steel 4 1511 Sprinklers 4 1512 Stabilizing Agents 4 1513 Stalls, Cow, Iron or steel 9

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1514 Stamps, postage and revenue and collections thereof 1 1515 Staples, not fencing 3 1516 Starch and starch flour 6 1517 Starch, modified 11 1518 Stationery 3 1519 Steam engines 7 1520 Steam gauges 1 1521 Sterine in tank cars 6 1522 Stearine E.O.H.P 4 1523

Steel (unworked) E.O.H.P angle, bar beam, channel, bulb, drill, girders sheet including coil sheet, strip rod H and T (excluding stainless steel)



Steel (Worked) angle, bard, bulb, beam channels, drill, girders etc.


1525 Steel, billets, slabs 11 1526 Steel galvanized or lead coated 11 1527

Steel, Rod, unworked, consigned to a factory for the manufacture of wire and so declared


1528 Steel, stainless bars, strips and sheet 5 1529 Steel structural, Fabricated unassembled E.O.H.P 10 1530 Steel Welded Mesh 10 1531 Steel wood 4 1532 Stencil outfits 3 1533 Steps, concrete 11 1534 Sterilizers, surgical, steam or electric 1 1535 Stocks and Dies 8 1536 Stock feeds 11 1537 Stone dressed 6 1538 Stone, polished or ornamental 6 1539 Stone E.O.H.P 11 1540 Stone, roughly dressed, in slab form 11 1541 Stopper, graphic and nozzles 8 1542 Stoppers, fireclay 8 1543

Stoves and fitting (not electric or gas) when securely packed in cases or crate


1544 Straw 11 1545 Straw goods hats, bonnets 7

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1546 Studs, iron or steel 7 1547 Suet 8 1548 Sugar cane 10 1549 Sugar Icing, loaf castor 8 1550 Sugar 10 1551 Sugar Phosphate 6 1552 Suitcases, fibre packed, nested 4 1553 Sulphate 6 1554 Sulphades 4 1555 Sulphites 10 1556 Sulphonated flakes 10 1557 * Sulphur crude 11 1558 Sulphur, crushed, roll or flowers of 5 1559 * Sulphur dioxide 4 1560 * Sulphur E.O.H.P 5 1561 * Sulphur in tank cars 6 1562 * Sulphur ore 11 1563 Sundries 1 1564 Sunflower seed 11 1565 Sunhemp deed 11 1566 Superphosphate (fertilizer) 11 1567 Surface active agents 4 1568 Surface Boxes 7 1569 Surge Arresters 7 1570 Surgical dressing 1 1571 Swage Blocks 8 1572 Sweat Rags 4 1573 Swingles 4 1574 Switches and Switch Fuses 1 1575 Syphon cartridges 5 1576 Syphons (for aerated waters) 8 1577 Syrup, fruit 8 1578 Syrup goldern 8 1579 Tables, billiards 3 1580 Tasks 7 1581 Tailers Cuttings (waste) 10

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1582 Talc 11 1583 Tall Oil (vegetables) 8 1584 Tallow, in tank cars 11 1585 Tallow in drums or casks 11 1586 Tamping compound, Tan Spent 11 1587 Tanks empty 10 1588 Tank (concrete) water, pickling and septic 11 1589 Tanks, Poultry, Scalding 8 1590 Tanning Extract 11 1591 Tantalite, ores or concentrates 10 1592 Tape, cellulose adhesive 2 1593 Tape, insulation 8 1594 Tape measures 1 1595 Tape recorders, and parts thereof 1 1596 Tapioca, in tin or packets 8 1597 Taps, not aluminium 7 1598 Tar 11 1599 * Tar Stockholm or Pine 5 1600 Target frames 10 1601 Tarpaulins (sail) dressing 4 1602 Tarpaulins 4 1603 Tea 8 1604 Teapol 11 1605 Telegraph and Telephone Poles Iron or Steel, plan tubular 10 1606 Telegraph and Telephone Pole fittings E.O.H.P 10 1607 Television Picture Tubes 1 1608 Television Sets 1 1609 Tents, tent opoles, mallets etc 4 1610 Thermoplastic and Thermosetting plastic 10 1611 Thomas meal (fertilizer) 11 1612 Thread, cotton and linen 31 1613

Thread waste consigned to a recognized factor for the manufacture of waste


1614 Threshing machine 8 1615 Timber E.O.H.P 13 1616 Timber, logs, not sawn longitudinally 13 1617 Tin Foil 1

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1618 Tin, eres and concentrates 10 1619 Tin plate plain (not prepared) 11 1620 Tinplate embossed 4 1621 Tin ware 4 1622 Tissue of which gold or silver forms parts 1 + 100% 1623 Titanium Ore and concentrates 1624 Tobacco carries 10 1625 Tobacco extract 8 1626 Tobacco scrap, waste or stems 6 1627 Tobacco unmanufactured in bales or cases 10 1628 Tobacco steamers 10 1629 Toilet Articles an reparations (except soap) 4 1630 * Toluol Commercial E.O.H.P 5 1631 Tomato Commercial in tank cars 6 1632 Tomatoes Fresh packed 10 1633 Tomato pulp 8 1634 Tools, Trademen’s 8 1635 Tools watch maker’s 1 1636 Tools E.O.H.P 8 1637 Towels and toweling 3 1638 Toys 1 1639 Trace chains, Utilized as light harness 7 1640 Tractors, subject to a minimum of 15 metric tones per

wagon 7

1641 Tractor Engines and parts thereof 7 1642 Tractor wheel 7 1643 Tractor parts E.O.H.P 7 1644 Tractor Pneumatic tyres 7 1645 Tractors battery electric industrial 4 1646 Trailer caravans on their own wheels 7 1647 Trailer spares 4 1648 Trailers for conveyance of goods 7 1649 Trailers dismantled, for farm use and so declared 8 1650 Transformer 7 1651 Traps, Game 8 1652 Traps Tsetse fly 8 1653 Treacles 8

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1654 Trelliswork in bundles 10 1655 * Trichlororethylene 4 1656 * Trichloropropane 4 1657 Tricycles 4 1658 Troughts Iron, Steel wooden or concrete 4 1659 Trucks, dump 1 1660 Trucks, roofing iron or steel 4 1661 Tube mill liners 10 1662 Tubes, boiler 7 1663 Tubesand tube fitting 7 1664

Tubes and tube fittings, aluminium brass bronze copper, stainless steel E.O.H.P


1665 Tubes Plan 2 1666 Tubes iron or wood 4 1667 * Tarpentine and turpentine substitute in tank cars 6 1668 Turpentine and Turpentine substitutes E.O.H.P 6 1669 Twine 3 1670 Type 4 1671 Type writer Ribbons 2 1672 Typewriting machines 1 1673 Tyres and Dies 7 1674 Tyres and Tyre Bars 4 1675 Tyre Crumb 11 1676 Tyres/tube repair materials 4 1677 Tyres and tubes rubber scrap 11 1678 Tyre an Tubes, rubber 4 1679 Umbrellas 1

1680 Urea 11 1681 Vaccine 1 1682 Vacuum cleners 4 1683 Vacuum Ganges 1 1684 Valves (pipe fittings) 7 1685 * Varnish 4 1686 Vases concrete 4 1687 Vases E.O.H.P 1 1688 Vats, concrete 4 1689 Vegetable products in tins 8

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1690 Vegetable dehydrated 8 1691 Vegetable fresh 10 1692 Vegetable food Extracts 8 1693 Velvet 1 1694 Veneer (wooden) 10 1695 Ventilators 7 1696 Vermicelli 8 1697 Vermiculate Ore 10 1698 Vermouth E.O.H.P 2 1699 Vices 4 1700 Vine Cutting 10 1701 Vine gar and vinegar Essence 8 1702 Volt meters 1 1703

Vulcanized Fibre sheets, Tubes, Roads, declared to be for insulating purposes


1704 Wadding, cellulose, cotton, sisal 3 1705 Wagon Springs 7 1706 Wagon covers 7 1707 Wagon and Trolleys, transport, not passenger vehicles 1708 Wagon and Trolley parts 4 1709

Wagon parts (wooded) for animal drawn vehicles roughly shaped


1710 Wagon wheels 4 1711 Washhand basins, iron steel concrete 4 1712 Wash leathers 1 1713 Washers aluminium brass concrete 4 1714 Washers, iron, steel or lead 7 1715 Washers, rubber for valves 7 1716 Washers E.O.H.P 4 1717 Washing machines (electrical) for household use 4 1718 Waste tailor’s cuttings 10 1719 Watches 1 1720 Water Bag Nozzles 4 1721 Watercans 4 1722 Water distilled 7 1723 Water, gauges, glass for 4 1724 Water purifying agents 4

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1725 Water softening compounds 6 1726 Waterglass 3 1727 Waterproof clothing 2 1728 Wattle Bark in bags or bales 11 1729 Wattle Bark extract 11 1730 Wax E.O.H.P 11 1731 Wax, sealing 3 1732 Weaners for pigs 4 1733 Wedges iron or steel 11 1734 * Weed killer 4 1735 Weightbridges 4 1736 Weighing machines 3 1737 Welding compound 1738

Welding electrodes Arc: Iron or Steel Base metal

7 4

1739 Welding Helments, Shields or Gloves 4 1740 Welding machinery or plant, including generators 7 1741 Welding wire or Rods, Iron or Steel 7 1742 Welding wire or Rods Base metals 4 1743 Well Cylinders, Iron or Steel insctions nested 4 1744 Wheat in bulk 11 1745 Wheat cream of 8 1746 Wheat screamings 11 1747 Wheat bagged 11 1748 Wheel barrows and parts E.O.H.P 8 1749 Wheel carriage, cart or trolley 4 1750 White Ant cure 4 1751 * White spirit 6 1752 Whiting 11 1753 Wicker ware 1 1754 Windmills, dismantled 8 1755

Windows, and window frames including window screens glazed or unglazed


1756 Windowsills, concrete 6 1757

Wines, E.O.H.P including medical and tonical wines, but excluding champagne


1758 Wine spirits, for blending or further process 4

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1759 Wire aluminium, Barbed in rolls 11

1760 Wire, aluminium, steel coted 4 1761

Wire aluminium brass lead, nickel, stainless steel or Zinc E.O.H.P


1762 Wire, Copper or steel coated 11 1763 Wire, Copper E.O.H.P 5 1764 Wire, Copper steel coated 5 1765 Wire, crucible and spring steel piano 4 1766 Wire curtain expansion 4 1767 Wire, steel coated 11 1768 Wire gauze 4 1769 Wire insulated 4 1770

Wire iron or steel plain barbed or netting E.O.H.P (not mosquito netting)


1771 Wire mosquito netting 4 1772 Wire, Rope composition 4 1773 Wire, Stay, iron or steel, stranded 8 1774 Wire, Ties for bags 3 1775 Wolfram ones and concentrates 10 1776 Wood, bent 10 1777 * Wood Preservatives, E.O.H.P 6 1778 Wood Pulp in bales 11 1779 Wood Pulp Boards 10 1780 Wooden Framings, for tobacco granding 8 1781 Wooden ware (household utensil only) 3 1782 Wool, E.O.H.P 10 1783 Wool lead 4 1784 Wool, raw, pressed in bales or bags 10 1785 Wool steel 4 1786 Wool, Woollen yarn waste, pressed, slag 10 1787 Works of art 1 1788 Xanthate for mining purposes in bulk 10 1789 * Xylo (Xylene) E.O.H.P in tank, cars 6 1790

Yarns, all kinds pressed, and unpressed consigned to a recognized factory for manufacturing purposes and so declared



Yarns, synthetic, consigned to recognized factory for manufacturing purposes and so declared


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1792 Yeast, Brewer’s spent, Dried in bags for cattle feeding 11 1793 Yeast E.O.H.P 8 1794 Yokes and Yoke skeys 8 1795 Zinc Ammonium Chloride 10 1796 Zinc Chloride 4 1797 Zinc Discs 7 1798 * Zinc Dust 5 1799 Zinc, Oxide of 6 1800 Zinc Residue 9


Zinc Scrap Note: Traffic offered for conveyance at the scrap rate must be broken up beyond repair prior to dispatch


1802 Zinc shavings 7

1803 Zinc sheets 7 1804 Zinc stearate 4

1805 Zinc Sulphate 11

1806 Zincware 4

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LIST OF APPENDIXES 1. Passenger Fares – Rates Table (Supplement) 2. Goods Rates– Rates Table (Supplement) 3. Parcels and Luggage Rates – Rates Table (Supplement) 4. Clearance Diagram for Structures for Locomotive and Rolling Stock

Gauge and Loading Gauge for out of Gauge loads. 5. Requirements for Securing Goods on Open Wagon 6. List of Explosives and Other Dangerous Goods 7. Packing Requirement for Dangerous Goods Excluding Explosives 8. Packing Requirements for Explosives 9. Packing Grades of Radioactive Substances 10. Maximum Number of Package per Consignment of Radioactive

Substances 11. Maximum Time for Loading or Offloading of Radioactive Substances. 12. Labels for Dangerous Goods 13. Mixed Loading and Storage chart of Radioactive Substances 14. List of Combustible Goods 15. Clearance of rolling stock Loading gauge of out of gauge loads and

clearance of approaching structures. 16. Telegraphic Codes for Conveyance of Out of Gauge Goods 17. Examination Gauge for Out of Gauge Goods. 18. Hire of Rescue/mobile/ Gantry cranes and folklifts 19. Chargeable Distance of Private Sidings.

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WAGONS 1. Basic Requirements for Securing

(a) Goods must be properly secured so as to sustain the impact of longitudinal and lateral forces during train running.

(b) Goods must be evenly loaded on the wagon floor, with the center of

gravity, where established, located at the intersection of the longitudinal and lateral center lines of the wagon or within a tolerance of 50mm. In case the center of gravity is outside the 50mm tolerance, matched loading is necessary. Under no circ*mstances the pressure on each bogie shall exceed half the wagon carrying capacity.

(c) Appropriate securing methods and suitable materials such as

stanchions; wooden blocks, diagonal brace, transverse tyres, wire or chains etc. must be use. For straddling loads running racks and couplers buffer stopping device and sliding platforms must be used.

(d) Lashing wire should be tied at the height of center of gravity of the

load and at an angle of 450 with the wagon flow. (e) For over length goods a projection of 250mm beyond the end sill is

allowed. Otherwise a runner wagon should be attached. (f) A rack must have two steel turning racks out of which one must

have a movable center pale as shown in the diagram. The height of the turning rack will depend on actual requirement and the total load on two turning racks shall not exceed 30 tones.

(g) The coupler’s buffer stopping device must be made of steel. 2. Specifications of securing materials and devices. (a) Logs of fine quality shall be selected to make wooden stanchions.

Its largest end shall be shaped in square, suitable for tightly inserting into the wagons stanchion sockets. The diameter of the large end of stanchion must not exceed 180mm and that of the small end less than 65mm.

(b) Tensile force for every single galvanized iron and flat wire must be

above 350 kg. If below 350 kg or more wires must be twisted to

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met the requirement. The use of iron rope with tensile force below 70kg is not allowed. The permissive tensile force of chains should not be less than 2,500kg while that of ropes not less than 800kg.

(c) In the table below are the specifications of longitudinal and lateral

bolster used for securing over length, out of gauge and concentrated weight loads and the specifications of transverse separation blocks used for securing piled goods and metal materials.

(d) Longitudinal and lateral bolsters, and transverse separation blocks

must be made of fine quality timber and secured by the consignor on the bottom or base of the load. But lateral bolsters may be secured on the wagon floor with both ends lashed by wires to the T-shape irons on wagon side sills.

1. Load 2. Lateral Bolster 3. Wagon floor 4. T-iron

When the prescribed width and heights in the above table are found to be inadaptable to the weight, length and shape of the load, the consignor may produce the specifications of bolsters

Specification Description


Width (mm)

Height (mm)


Lateral Bolster

Over-length Load

Equal length to the width of wagon floor when fixed on the bottom of the load. Minimum 2.80m when lashed and secured on the wagon floor



For out of gauge loads, the height of lateral bolsters shall be determined by the height of the loads.

Concentrated weight load



Out of gauge Load


Over-length Load

Minimum length being in accordance with the requirements laid down in the table of maximum permissive loads on flat and low-sided wagons for concentrated weight loads.



For out of gauge loads, the height of longitudinal bolsters shall be determined by the height of loads.


al B


Concentrated weight load



Out 0f gauge


Transverse Separation block



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calculated on their strength. Such bolsters shall not be used unless permission is obtained from the station concerned. The ratio of width to height of longitudinal and lateral bolsters must be, not less than 2:1.

The base attached to the load may be used as a substitution of lateral and longitudinal bolsters, if such base meets the requirements mentioned above.

(e) Loads with complicated outer shape and extraordinary heavy

weight may be secured with angle steel as diagonal braces or by welding. The consignee shall be responsible for cutting off the welded joints after offloading.

(f) Coupler’s buffer stopping device must be made of steel. The

Mechanical Engineering department shall be responsible for the manufacturing and installation of a coupler’s buffer stopping device at the consignor’s expense.

3. Requirements for Securing Over Length, Out of Gauge and Concentrated

Weight Loads. (a) The weight of the load must be evenly distributed on the wagon

floor. Where flat or low-sided wagons are used for concentrated weight loads, the requirements in the following table must be observed.

Weight bearing length of flat wagon floor (mm)

Minimum distance between two lateral bolsters (mm)

Maximum permissive loads (ton)

1,000 - 20.0 2,000 1,000 20.0 3,000 1,500 22.0 4,000 2,000 24.0 5,000 2,500 26.0 6,000 3,000 35.0

Over 6,000 3,500 50.0 (b) The height of center of gravity of a loaded wagon from the rail

surface must not, under normal conditions, exceed 1,800mm. Should the height exceed such tolerance, matched loading must be done to lower down the center of gravity. Otherwise speed restriction shall be impose as shown in the following table.

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S/N Height of Center of gravity of loaded wagon from rail surface (mm)

Speed Restriction In Section

Speed Restriction Over lateral turnout

1. Exceeding 1,800 to 2,200 50 15 2. Exceeding 2,200 to 2,600 40 15 3. Exceeding 2,600 to 2,800 30 15

(c) Methods of Calculating the Height of Center of Gravity of a loaded

wagon. (i) Without Matched Loading.

The formula for calculating the height of center of gravity of wagon without matched loading (H):

H = h1w1 – h2w2 (mm) w1 + w2 Where: H is the height of center of gravity of the loaded wagon (from

the rail top) h1 is the height of center of gravity of the wagon itself (from the

rail top) h2 is the height of center gravity of the load when loaded on

wagon (from the rail top) w1 is the tare weight of the wagon in kg w2 is the weight of the load in kg (ii) With Matched Loading The formula for calculating the height of center of gravity of a

wagon with matched loading is as follows. H = h1w1 + h2w2 + h3w3 + …. hnwn (mm) w1 + w2 + w3 + …..+ wn Where: h1,h2,….,hn are the heights of centers of gravity of on every

matched load from the rail top. w1,w2,…,wn are weight of every matched load in kg. (d) Where an over – length load is loaded on a flat wagon, the following

rules must be observed: (i) The distance between goods loaded on a runner wagon and

the projected load must not be less than 350 mm and the

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distance between the bottom of the projected load and the floor of the runner wagon should not be less than 150 mm.

(ii) Where two projected loads sharing the same runner wagon, the distance between the two projected loads must not be less than 500 mm.

(iii) On either side of projected loads no goods shall be loaded on

the runner wagon. (iv) Maximum loading of projected loads with even distributed

weight shall be as provided in the table below (the maximum weight referred to in the table includes the weight of securing materials):


Below 1.50

1.51 – 2.00

2.01 – 2.50

2.51 – 3.00

Over 3.00


Projected on Projected on Projected on Projected on Projected on Both ends

One end

Both ends

One end

Both ends

One end

Both ends

One end

Both ends

One end

Maximum loading on a 50ton flat or low-sided 13m long wagon











(v)Maximum loading of projected loads with uneven weight distribution and center of gravity not on the lateral centerline of the wagon shall be done as specified in the table below (including the weight of securing materials):

Range of distance between center of gravity of load and wagon lateral center line (m)

0.10 to


0.31 to


0.51 to


0.76 to


1.01 to


1.26 to


1.51 to


1.76 to


Maximum loading on 50 tons flat or low sided 13m long wagons.









(viii) The maximum length projecting out of each end sill should

not exceed 30% of the length of he wagon on which such

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load is loaded. Approval must be obtained from the Regional Office if such limit is exceeded.

(e) Where loads are loaded by straddling on coupled wagon group of

more than two flat wagons, the following rules must be adhered to: (i) The floors of coupled wagons group must be of the same

height otherwise, wooden blocks must be used to level the floors of the loaded wagons. The load shall only be carried by two coupled wagons. The load on each bogie of the loaded wagon must not, exceed half of the carrying capacity. Additional goods maybe loaded only if it is within the loading capacity and the limits of lateral shifting of the centre of gravity of 50mm.

(ii) Only one runner wagon shall be allowed between two loaded wagons.

(iii) The turning rack must be allocated on the lateral centerline of the wagon floor, where necessary, a slight displacement may be allowed in accordance with the above table. Load and turning racks, racks and wagon floor must be fixed together respectively.

(iv) The lashing of load and turning racks must be done in such a manner that it will not affect the turning movement of the wagons when passing on curves. The uncoupling lever must be lashed with iron wires. A control order should be issued specifying that the wagons should not be uncoupled.

(v) Coupled wagon group of more than two flat wagons (with a

runner wagon between) must not be pushed over turnout No.8 and below. The forwarding station must inform the control office for issuance of control order.

(vi) The technical condition of wagons on which out of gauge, over length or concentrated weight goods are loaded, must be examined by examiners. If the center of gravity of loads is not vertical to the longitudinal center line of the wagon, the clearance of left and right side bearings of the bogie must then be adjusted accordingly.

4. Specific Requirements for Loading Metal Materials:

Metal Materials which are heavy and short must be loaded at the middle of a wagon while those which are light and larger must be loaded on the side.

5. Requirements for Loading Tyres and Goods on Their Own Wheels

(a) All goods on their own wheels must be loaded with brakes on and gears engaged.

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(b) A minimum of longitudinal or lateral gap of 100mm or 50mm must be maintained between two adjacent vehicles facing different directions.

(c) Iron wires or chains shall be used for securing goods on their


ARTICLES CLASS Description of Explosive and Dangerous

Goods Abbreviation


2. 3.

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Explosives. A. Detonating Materials B. Dynamites and Explosive Chemicals C. Other Explosive Oxidizing Materials Compressed and Liquefied Gas A. Vehemently poisonous Gas B. Inflammable Gas C. Catalytic – Combustion Gas D. Non – Combustion Gas Combustion in Water Materials Inflammable Liquids Inflammable Solids Poisonous Materials Corrosive Materials Radioactive Substances


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METHOD FOR CLEANING AND DESINFECTION OF WAGONS S/N Cleaning Agent or Disinfectant Used Methods 1. Water with a certain pressure, e.g. running


Flush with large quantity of water

2. Dilute hydrochloric acid (e.g. thick hydrochloric acid diluted with water to 1/20 of its original concentration).

Flush with large quantity of water with a certain pressure after the wooden boards of the wagon are wetted with the solution. The same should be applied to wagons after offloading radioactive materials.

3. Soda or soap water. (Sodium, caustic or soda ash diluted with water to the concentration of 1/50)

4. Sodium thiosulphate (diluted in water to the concentration of 1/30).


EXCLUDING EXPLOSIVES NO. Packing Method Weight Limit

Per package Remarks

1. Steel cylinder with tightly screwed cups in accordance with safety regulations.

Safe for loading and offloading.

Every cylinder should bear validity period

2. (a) Stout, securely sealed 1.2mm thick metal drums. (b) Stout, big, lined securely sealed 0.5mm thick metal drums. (c) Securely sealed unmovable tins for other metal containers packed in stout wooden cases

(a) 200kg (b) 100kg (c) 50kg

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3. Securely sealed pate boxes, wooden boxes, plastic bags or Kraft paper bags packed in stout wooden cases, cartons, wooden or plastic drums.

100kg Matches should only be packed in paper or wooden boxes.

4. (a) Securely sealed leak proof asphalt gunny sacks or rubber insertion glass cloth bags. (b) Securely sealed plastic bags, asphalt Kraft paper bags packed in gunny sacks or thick plastic bags. (c) At least five-ply Kraft paper bags.

(a) 100kg (b) 50kg (c) 20kg

5. (a) Securely sealed anti-acid earthen ware jars, bottle, plastic buckets or glass bottles packed in stout wooden cases, iron drums or hampers securely fastened with steel belts and lined with non- inflammable materials or packed in securely sealed metal containers. (b) Antiacid earthenware jars, bottles packed in stout wooden cases or hampers securely fastened with steel belts and lined with cushion materials

(a) 50kg (b) 30kg

Glass bottles must be packed in hampers.

6. Securely sealed glass or plastic bottles or metal containers packed in stout wooden cases, firmly padded and tightly fastened with belting steel and the interstices filled with non-inflammable cushion materials.

20kg per case or 1kg per bottle.

7. Securely sealed glass or plastic bottles or plastic bags packed in metal containers or plastic jars and again packed in wooden cases, padded with non-inflammable materials inside the cases, tightly fastened with belting steel.

20kg per case 1kg per bottle 2kg per bag.

8. Securely sealed plastic bags or bottles, packed in boxes firmly and tightly fastened with belting steel.

25kg per box containing bags.

Each bag not more than 10kg

9. Ampoules cases of cupboard boxes packed in stout wooden cases.

10kg per case.

10. Should be in quadruplet package: (1) Inner container made of grass

plastic or metal containing radioactive substance.

(2) Inner auxiliary; package being a cushion material for wrapping the inner container. For liquid contents, for liquid radioactive material an absorbent material sufficient to absorb the liquid content in case the inner container is broken, must cushion

1. Packing method of radioactive instruments and meters should be agreed upon between the consignor and the Authority. 2. Crates should not be used as outer auxiliary package if

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all sides. (3) Outer container made of metal,

plastic, paraffin wax (having a metal hall), etc. with appropriate thickness subject to the type of radioactive rays.

(4) Outer auxiliary package of a wooden case, crate, metal or plastic case securely sealed by welding.

Radioactive contamination on the surface of outer container, in case of alpha or X – rays shall not exceed 500 particles/150cm2/min. Two or more small package of radioactive materials may be packed in the same outer auxiliary package. The grade of packing shall be determine by the dose of the whole package. The bottom area of each package should not be less than 400cm2. When the weight is below 25kg a package should have a handle; above 25kg a suspension ring is more appropriate.

the surface of outer container is contaminated. 3. Packing Methods of radioactive chemical reagents and products shall be No. 2b, 6a, 4a or radioactive materials and mineral sand shall be No. 2b and 6a. The surface of the outer package should be kept free from mineral powder.

NOTES: 1. Inflammable liquid and acids should not be filled to the brim of the

container, an airspace of at least 5% of the container capacity must be left for volatile expansion.

2. Containers for poisonous articles must be marked in large letters. APPENDIX 8: PACKING REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPLOSIVES


Name of explosives

Type of Packing

Weight Per



E1 Black powder, nitrate mixture, explosives (except blasting powder), Propellants, nitrocellulose explosives, nitrobenzene explosives, and other nitro compound explosives (except picric acid), Noble’s explosives No. 16 (chlorate mixture), cartridges, primers, fuses (except otherwise herein provided)

Stout boxes, bags, jars, or other containers. Small package of over 2.5kg should be again packed in a shout wooden case, metal case, or a case made of other material.

50kg 50kg Damp gun cotton of nitro compounds explosives should contain at least 25% moisture and packed in a stout wooden case having waterproof inner packing. Cartridges with caliber of over 0.5mm shall be packed in such a manner that the point of any bullet cannot come in contact with another cartridge can.

E2 Blasting powder Leather, white calico or diarubber bags. A small

100kg 10kg Bags of other materials approved by the

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package of 4.53kg or 10 lbs should be again packed in a stout box case or bucket.

organization responsible for explosives may also be used

E3 Nitroglycerin dynamites explosives, blasting, etc of nitro compounds (except propellants), picric acid.

As E1, except that either the outer or inner package should be water proof and metallic.

50kg 50kg

E4 Fulminate explosives Water penetrable bag, then put into securely sealed case with sufficient moisture to ensure the explosive is constantly wet, again packed in an outer package that contains water.

200kg 200kg Both the inner or outer packages should be leak proof.

E5 Cartridges (eohp) Packing method same as dangerous goods No.3

Cartridges of one description must be package separately


Safety cartridges, percussion caps

Laminated and insulated cardboard or wooden cases again packed in stout wooden cases.

Not over 100 pieces in each case.

E7 Safety fuses. Coiled and then packed in a stout wooden case or wooden barrel labeled “Safety fuses for blasting”

The length of each coil should not be less than 8m. The burning limit (m/sec) must be shown on the package.

E8 Pin fire cartridges. Over 50 pieces use boxes of wooden boards as inner packing and again pack in wooden cases

50 cartridge put anyhow Is the limit for a consignment. The bases and pins should be insulated with safety gaskets.

E9 Blasting cartridges. Each blasting cartridge should be wrapped in a water proof paper or other material then packed into an inner package with a net weight of not more than 10kg, again packed in a stout wooden case.

50kg 50kg The shell of the blasting cartridge must be marked “P” the explosive percentage and number of detonators used. Type of explosive (such as nitroglycerine blasting cartridge 11/4 inches).

E10 Detonators. Every 100 pieces packed in one tin box with all four sides lined with paper, top and bottom cushioned and filled with sawdust.

2500 pieces

100 pieces

Number and type of detonators e.g. explosive, detonators No.6, 2,500 pieces. Tins must be packed firmly in metal/ wooden cases packed in outer packages filled with saw dust.

E11 Electric detonator. Every 100 pieces bound into a bundle packed in paper bags or other bags again packed in stout tin cases (sealed

3,000 pieces

100 pieces

1. Electric detonators packed for East African countries need not be enclosed in tin cases, unless intended for export.

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by the selling unit or other unit) and again packed in stout and securer sealed outer package indicating quantity and contents

2. Quantity and type of detonators, the length and intensity of wire, e.g. Explosive 500 pieces electric detonators, low tension, 48 inches, No.6

E12 Raw material for industrial explosives (eohp)

Shall be packed in double packages, the inner being the box, or barrel.

200kg 1kg

E13 Industrial explosives Packed in stout boxes, cases or barrels.

100kg 1kg

NOTES: 1. Every package of explosives should be marked with the description of

explosives, date of manufacture, trademark and the name of its manufacturer, factory besides the necessary goods marks and packing labels for dangerous goods. Ciphers approved by organization responsible for explosive, may be used.

2. No package be it inner or outer for explosive materials other than safety

fuses and safety cartridges shall be made of iron and/or steel. APPENDIX 9: PACKING GRADES OF RADIOACTIVE SUBSTANCES Packing Grade

Maximum permissible dose rate of alpha rays at the surface of packages

Maximum permissible flux of fast neutron originating at the surface of package (fast neutron per cm2/sec) Micro

roentgen/sec Mill roentgen/hr

Grade I 0.116 0.416 2 Grade II 1.16 4.16 20 Grade III Above 1.16 Above 4.16 Above 20

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Physical State Maximum intensity of radioactivity per package (Curie)

I. Block solid 25 II. Powder, crystal particle or liquid 1 III. Block Solid 25

Powder, crystal particle or liquid. 1 NOTES: 1. Where grade I and II packages are tendered for carriage in one

consignment or loaded in the same wagon, four grade II packages are regarded as equivalent to one grade package.



Packing Grade

The dose rate of alpha rays at the surface of package mill roentgen/hr

Manual handling (in direct contact with the surface of package)

Manual loading and unloading (with distance between person) and package over 0.5m).

Mechanical loading and unloading (with distance between person and package over 1.0m).

Grade I 0.416 23 hrs 42 min Over 24 hrs Over 24 hrs Grade II 4.16 2 hrs 22min 7 hrs 13 min Over 24 hrs Grade III 4.16 – 25 7 min 20 min 1hr.21min

25 – 55 Not permitted 9 min 35min. Over 55 Consignor/nee to


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N0 Types of Dangerous Goods 1. Explosives 2. Oxidizing agent 3. Non-poisonous & non-inflammable gas 4. Inflammable compressed gas 5. Poisonous compressed gas 6. Inflammable article 7. Spontaneous combustion articles 8. Combustion in water materials 9. Poisonous materials 10. Vehemently poisonous materials 11. Corrosive material 12. Radioactive substances

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Luggage, parcels


Undeveloped films and photo materials




Food stuffs and livestock




Other general goods

Person. ê



Note: 1. “X” shows that these articles must not be loaded in the same wagon. 2. ê Shows that when these articles are loaded in the same wagon they

must be separated from one another by not less than 2m, while blanks show that these articles may be loaded together.

3. Any different kinds of explosives and explosives drugs must not be

loaded in the same wagon. 4. Bleaching powder and nitrites, chlorites, hypo chlorites of oxidizing

materials should not be loaded with other oxidizing agents in the same wagon.

5. Oxidizing agents should not be loaded with Grade I loose powder of Combustible agents such as coal dust, co*ke dust, carbon black, sugar, starch, sawdust, etc in the same wagon.

6. Loaded Oxygen gas cylinder or empties should not be loaded with oils in

the same wagon. 7. Combustion in water materials should not be loaded with any liquefied

goods containing water.

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8. Cyanides such as sodium, potassium cyanide should not be loaded with acidity corrosive materials in the same wagon; other poisonous materials loaded with the acidity corrosive materials.

9. Foodstuffs, cereals, stock feeds, drugs, medical materials, edible oils and

livestock should not be loaded with combustion in or offensive goods likely to contaminate them water material, inflammable liquids.

10. Chemical raw materials, chemical reagents, inedible drugs, (for external

use) aromatic spirits, aromatic materials of non-dangerous nature, and radioactive substance carried as general goods must be separated from foodstuffs by not less than 0.5m.

11. Poultry and animal products such as raw hides, raw skin, hairs,

feathers, horns, hoofs, bristles, etc. should not be loaded with foodstuffs, cereals, drugs, medical materials, edible oils in the same wagon.

12. The chart should be also be applied for storage of dangerous goods.

Meaning that, any article prohibited to be loaded in the same wagon, should never be stored together.

13. No person should be permitted to ride in a wagon carrying radioactive

substances Grade III.

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1. Cotton (including kapok) chemical cellulose, flax sisal 2. Sisal waste, gunny bags, clouts bits, scrap thread, cotton waste. 3. Various kinds of dry straw, cortexes, bough’s osiers, bamboo

with leaves, maize cobs, palm leaves, brushes, ephedrine licorice, bran bagasse, wood shavings, wood chips, wood sawdust, product of grass and brushes.

4. Pulp, tarpaper, paper shavings, carbon black, coal dust, charcoal.

5. Various kinds of animal feathers and shags NOTE: 1. Open wagons loaded with combustible goods must be properly sheeted.

During train formation there should be separated as provided in the Train Working Regulations.

2. The station will determine materials, which are not included in the above

table, whether they can be classified as combustible goods or not. 3. Non combustible article packed, bound, padded or sheeted with

combustible article packed in wooden cases, and wooden buckets or iron drums shall be all transported as general goods. When they are conveyed in open wagons, the sending stationmaster should decide whether to be sheeted or not.



Height from rail

level Width from the Track Center Line

Rolling Stock Clearance

OGL Loading Gauge

Approaching Structures Clearance

102 112 122 132 142 152 162 172 182 192 202

1270 1280 1290 1300 1310 1320 1330 1340 1350 1360 1370

To be conveyed



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212 222 229

230-610 610-760

1003 1013 1016 1020 3277 3280 3290 3300 3310 3320 3330 3340 3350 3360 3370 3380 3390 3410 3420 3430 3440 3450 3460 3470 3480 3490 3500 3510 3520 3530 3540

1380 1390


1407 1410 1600

1597 1595 1593 1591 1589 1587 1585 1583 1581 1579 1577 1573 1571 1569 1567 1565 1563 1561 1559 1557 1555 1553 1551 1549 1547

under the condition of Class

II loaded, if exceeds.






3550 3560 3570 3580 3590 3600 3610 3620 3630 3640 3650 3660 3670 3680 3690 3700 3710 3720 3730 3740 3750 3760 3770 3780 3790

1545 1443 1541 1539 1537 1535 1524 1514 1504 1494 1484 1474 1464 1454 1444 1434 1424 1414 1404 1394 1384 1374 1364 1354 1344

1872 1868 1864 1859 1855 1850 1845 1841 1837 1832 1828 1823 1819 1814

2145 2141 2134 2132 2128 2123 2129 2124 2110 2105 2101 2086 2092 2087

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3800 3810 3820 3830 3840 3850 3860 3870 3880 3890 3900 3910 3920 3930 3940 3950 3960 3970 3980 3990 4000 4010 4020 4030 4040 4050 4060 4070 4080 4090 4100 4110 4115 4120

1334 1324 1304 1295 1286 1277 1268 1259 1250 1241 1232 1223 1214 1205 1196 1187 1178 1169 1160 1151 1142 1133 1124 1115 1106 1097 1073 1018 963 908 853 798 762

1810 1805 1801 1797 1792 1788 1783 1779 1774 1770 1765 1761 1756 1753 1747 1743 1738 1734 1729 1725 1720 1716 1711 1707 1703 1698 1694 1689 1685 1681 1676 1671 1669 1667

2083 2078 2074 2070 2065 2061 2056 2052 2047 2043 2038 2034 2029 2025 2020 2015 2011 2007 2002 1998 1993 1989 1984 1980 1976 1971 1967 1962 1958 1954 1949 1944 1942

Height from rail level

Width from the Track Center Line Rolling Stock

Clearance OGL

Loading Gauge Approaching

Structures Clearance 102 112 122 132 142 152 162 172 182 192 202 212 222 229

230-610 610-760

1003 1013 1016 1020 3277 3280 3290

1270 1280 1290 1300 1310 1320 1330 1340 1350 1360 1370 1380 1390


1407 1410 1600

1597 1595

To be conveyed

under the condition of Class II loaded, if






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3300 3310 3320 3330 3340 3350 3360 3370 3380 3390 3410 3420 3430 3440 3450 3460 3470 3480 3490 3500 3510 3520 3530 3540

1593 1591 1589 1587 1585 1583 1581 1579 1577 1573 1571 1569 1567 1565 1563 1561 1559 1557 1555 1553 1551 1549 1547




3550 3560 3570 3580 3590 3600 3610 3620 3630 3640 3650 3660 3670 3680 3690 3700 3710 3720 3730 3740 3750 3760 3770 3780 3790 3800 3810 3820 3830 3840 3850 3860 3870 3880 3890 3900 3910

1545 1443 1541 1539 1537 1535 1524 1514 1504 1494 1484 1474 1464 1454 1444 1434 1424 1414 1404 1394 1384 1374 1364 1354 1344 1334 1324 1304 1295 1286 1277 1268 1259 1250 1241 1232 1223

1872 1868 1864 1859 1855 1850 1845 1841 1837 1832 1828 1823 1819 1814 1810 1805 1801 1797 1792 1788 1783 1779 1774 1770 1765 1761

2145 2141 2134 2132 2128 2123 2129 2124 2110 2105 2101 2086 2092 2087 2083 2078 2074 2070 2065 2061 2056 2052 2047 2043 2038 2034

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3920 3930 3940 3950 3960 3970 3980 3990 4000 4010 4020 4030 4040 4050 4060 4070 4080 4090 4100 4110 4115 4120

1214 1205 1196 1187 1178 1169 1160 1151 1142 1133 1124 1115 1106 1097 1073 1018 963 908 853 798 762

1756 1753 1747 1743 1738 1734 1729 1725 1720 1716 1711 1707 1703 1698 1694 1689 1685 1681 1676 1671 1669 1667

2029 2025 2020 2015 2011 2007 2002 1998 1993 1989 1984 1980 1976 1971 1967 1962 1958 1954 1949 1944 1942

4130 4140 4150 4160 4170 4180 4190 4200 4210 4220 4230 4240 4250 4260 4270 4280 4290 4300 4310 4320 4330 4340 4350 4360 4370 4380 4390 4400 4410 4420 4430 4440 4450 4460 4470 4480 4490 4500 4510

1662 1659 1653 1649 1644 1640 1635 1631 1627 1622 1617 1613 1609 1604 1600 1595 1591 1586 1582 1577 1573 1568 1552 1538 1524 1510 1495 1481 1467 1453 1439 1425 1411 1397 1382 1369 1354

1935 1931 1926 1922 1917 1913 1908 1904 1900 1895 1890 1886 1882 1877 1873 1868 1864 1859 1855 1850 1846 1831 1825 1811 1797 1793 169 1755 1740 1726 1713 1698 1684 1670 1655 1641 1627 1613 1599

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4520 4530 4540 4550 4560 4570

4580-4730 4740 4750 4760 4770 4780 4790 4800 4810 4820 4830 4840 4860 4870


1330 1320 1310 1300 1290 1280 1270 1260 1250 1240 1230 1210 1200

1585 1571 1557 1542 1528 1514 1500


1490 1480 1470 1460 1440 1430

4880 4890 4900 4910 4920 4930 4940 4950 4960 4970 4980 4990 5000 5010 5020 5030 5040 5050 5060 5070 5080 5090 5100 5110 5120 5130 5140 5050 5160 5170 5180 5190 5200

1190 1180 1170 1160 1150 1140 1130 1120 1110 1100 1090 1080 1070 1060 1050 1040 1030

1420 1410 1400 1390 1380 1370 1360 1350 1340 1330 1320 1310 1300 1290 1280 1270 1260 1250 1240 1230 1220 1210 1200 1190 1180 1170 1160 1150 1140 1130 1120 1110 1100

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NOTE: 1. The widths of rolling stock clearance at height from 3277mm to 4115mm

are approximated in four stages: (a) From 3277mm to 3610mm the width decreases by 2mm for every

10mm increase in height.

(b) From 3610mm to 3820mm the width decreases by 10mm for every 10mm increase in height.

(c) From 3830mm to 4060mm the width decreases by 9mm for every

10mm increase in height.

(d) From 4070 to 4115 the width decreases by 55mm for every 10mm increase in height.

2. The dimensions shown in the column of “OGL Loading Gauge” are all for

Class I Out of Gauge Loads. Any load whose dimensions exceed the limit given in the column shall be conveyed as OGL Class II.

3. Any load with height ranging from 4120mm to 5040mm shall be

conveyed as OGL class I unless its corresponding width exceeds the width provided in the “OGL loading gauge” column. Where the width exceeds the width specified in the “OGL loading gauge” column the goods shall be treated as OGL class II.

4. A safety margin of 70mm should be taken into account for goods whose

width exceeds the width provided in the OGL loading gauge column. In other words, the width provided in the clearance of the approaching structure column should be less by 70mm. Anything above the worked out width after deducting the safety margin of 70mm shall not be accepted for conveyance. Unless some of the protruding parts of the goods are removed to reduce the width.

5. Goods with height ranging from 5050mm to 5130mm with width not

exceeding the provisions in the clearance of the approaching structure column shall be accepted as OGL class II, anything above that shall not be accepted for conveyance.

6. In case it is necessary to manufacture an examination gauge for an OGL

the requirements stipulated in Appendix 17 must be observed.

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A Class of out of gauge goods

Code followed by “Class I” or “Class II”

B Center and side (s) height (s); in case the train enters a track with point indicators, they should be restored to normal position immediately after it has passed.

Code followed by width (s) and height shown by numerator and denominator respectively.

C Speed restriction in passing approaching structure shall be imposed.

D It is prohibited to receive the train into station tracks with either rail shed or platform.

E Speed restriction in section

Code followed by the speed limit (km/hr)

F Escorted by staff from the Regional Office

Code followed by the name of department such as Civil etc.

G Speed restriction while passing over a curve with a radius of 200m or below.

Code followed by the speed limit (km/hr)

H Goods shall be inspected at appointed stations to ensure that there is no load shifting.

Code followed by station names.

I The train guard on duty must keep a watchful eye on goods in transit.

J Turning racks and buffer stopping devices are required

K Escorted by consignor’s technical staff

L Height of center of gravity of goods

Code followed by height (mm)

M Height of center of gravity or loaded wagon

Code followed by height (mm)

N Speed restriction while passing over turnouts.

Code followed by the speed limit (km/hr).

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APPENDIX 17: EXAMINATION GAUGE FOR OUT OF GAUGE GOODS The requirements of manufacturing installing and application of examination gauge for out of gauge goods. (a) The dimensions of the examination gauge must be equal with the widest

computed width and highest height of out of gauge goods when loaded on the wagon.

(b) For straddling and projecting goods, the dimensions of examination

gauge must be equal with computed width. (c ) The wood gauge block will be fixed on both sides of first wagon, just

facing Center line of bogie and forms a cross section on wagon. Then the thin gauge boards will be tightly fixed with nails on the frame according to the dimensions of goods, and make sure that is will remain intact when on test (see figure below):

(d) The Mechanical and Civil Engineering departments shall be responsible

for manufacturing and installation of the examination gauge. (e) The wagon on which an examination gauge is installed shall be attached

right next to the locomotive and separated by at least 10 wagons from the wagon on which the out of gauge goods is loaded. The train shall move under speed restriction after an order has been issued.

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In order to assist the consignor and consignee to handle Abnormal loads at stations or private sidings where loading and off loading equipment cannot handle such abnormal loads, the Authority’s Rescue, Gantry, Mobile crane and forklifts can be utilized to undertake such operations. 1. Procedure of utilizing the rescue crane in handling abnormal loads.

(a) When an abnormal load cannot be handled at a station or private siding, the consignor or consignee may request the Authority to assist by use of a rescue crane.

(b) He must submit a letter of application to the Station Master at

least 3 days before the intended date of loading or offloading. (c) The written application and any documents attached thereto must

include the following information: (i) Forwarding and receiving station, number of packages and

weight. (ii) Dimensions of the load (iii) Overall height, weight bearing area, length and width. (iv) Center and side (s) height with corresponding width. (v) In case of round packages the outer diameter. (vi) Location of center of gravity of the goods. (vii) Indemnity to the Authority in case of any damages.

(d) The application will then be sent to the Regional Office where an approval will be obtained from the Head Commercial.

(e) After an approval has been granted, a control order will be issued

by the Head Operations for the rescue crane to undertake the loading or offloading operations by the rescue crew under the sole

guidance of the District Mechanical Engineer. The consignor or consignee is required to give assistance in handling the load.

(f) The Authority will not be liable for loss of or damage caused during the operations and reserves the right to withdraw the crane at any time. The consignor or consignee will be liable for loss of or; damage to property of the Authority during the utilization of the rescue crane.

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2. Hire Charges Rescue crane

Hire charges will be raised collected and remitted as follows: (a) Rescue Crane Round Trip.

(i) If offloading or loading is done within the station where the rescue crane is based the cost for the first 2 hours or part thereof will be USD 380, thereafter the cost for each extra hour or part thereof will be at USD 55.00.

(ii) If the operation site is far from where the rescue crane is

based, the cost for a round trip will be calculated based on time spent as follows (USD):

First 2hrs or part thereof USD 380.00 Extra hrs or part thereof at a rate of USD 55 per hr until the crane returns at home depot.

(b) Collection of Hire Charges

Hire charges shall be collected in advance and remitted as miscellaneous revenue using the miscellaneous cash receipt indicating the following:

(i) The date and number of the control order. (ii) The total estimated time. 3. Charges for the use of gantry crane and mobile crane and forklifts shall

be: (a) Loaded containers 40ft – USD 90 per unit 20ft – USD 50 per unit

(b) Empty containers shall be charged at half the rate of the loaded containers.

(c) General Cargo:

Shall be charged at USD 3.00 per ton for cargo conveyed by the Authority and USD 7.00 per ton for others.

4. Hiring charges for mobile crane and forklift Are charged on the basis of the total hours from the time the

crane/forklift is ready to start the operations to the time the operations are completed at USD 90.00 per or part thereof.

The client will bear the cost of fuel involved in the operation.

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