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The Railways Act, 1890

( ACT NO. IX OF 1890 )

Chapter VI


Carriage of Property

Maximum load for wagons
53. (1) The railway administration shall determine the maximum load for every wagon or truck in its possession, and shall exhibit the words or figures representing the load so determine in a conspicuous manner on the outside of every such wagon or truck.
(2) Every person owning a wagon or truck which passes over the railway shall similarly determine and exhibit the maximum load for the wagon or truck.
(3) The gross weight of any such wagon or truck bearing on the axles when the wagon or truck is loaded to such maximum load shall not exceed such limit as may be fixed by the Government for the class of axle under the wagon or truck.

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