1. 6. Submitting compositions

    1. 6.1 Who can submit compositions ?

      Any website user who wants to share his observations with the other fans can submit compositions. To do this, you only have to clic on "Submit a composition" button in the menu.

    2. 6.2 Which informations are necessary ?

      Typically all fields would be filled in, but some informations can be useless. For example, if you give the train number, it's not necessary to give the starting and the ending stations. On the other hand, the date or the observation period are obviously a very important information.

    3. 6.3 How can I submit a composition ?

      You find here under some simple rules to be sure that the informations you'll supply will be correctly understood.

      1. 6.3.1 Vehicles order

        The order in which you give the vehicles must always be made from the head vehicle (locomotive or cab-car) to the queue vehicle. The locomotive is so not always the first vehicle of the train.

      2. 6.3.2 Vehicles determination

        Every vehicle is named by codes. You'll find these codes in a column which name is "code" (surprise !) on the page where is listed the rolling stock. If a vehicle is missing (that's possible, because for the moment there is only the rolling stock which is running in 2009), don't hesitate to let it me know by sending an email at info@beluxtrains.net.

      3. 6.3.3 Orientation of special spaces in train

        By "special spaces", I intend for example a luggage van in a coach. There are SNCB/NMBS M4 coaches of 1st and 2nd classes with a luggage van. It is interessant to know how it is oriented. An arrow will be used to indicate it. See examples later.

      4. 6.3.4 Indissociable elements

        The indissociable elements are typically railcars. The coaches who are parts of them are not seperated during normal service. So only one code will denominate them.

      5. 6.3.5 Repetition of several same elements

        A train is composed of several coaches or railcars of a same type. So their multiplicity can be indicated to gain time. The condition is obviously that the coaches of the same type are not separated by coaches of another type. See examples here under.

      6. 6.3.6 Examples

        1. Let's take the train IR 3939 and the train IR 3940 in 2009. They are composed of 1 or 2 AM 75 railcars.
          • Train IR 3939

            The code that you'll give will be: AM75 + AM75 or AM75 x2

          • Train IR 3940

            The code that you'll give will be: AM75

        2. See the case of a train composed of two coaches with a luggage van. Its orientation has to be indicated.

          The code that you'll give will be: 21 + M4B + M4B + M4BD<- + M4ADx-> or 21 + M4B x2 + M4BD<- + M4ADx->

        3. Now let's see the case of a train with cab-car as head vehicle:

          The code that you'll give will be: I11BDx + I11B + I11B + I11A + I11B + 13 or I11BDx + I11B x2 + I11A + I11B + 13

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