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The railway clauses provide, that goods consigned from or to Allied States, to or from Germany, or in transit through Germany, are entitled generally to the most, favourable conditions available. Certain railway tariff . Questions aredealt with. When a new j railway convention has replaced the Berne Convention of 1890,, it will be ; binding on Germany; meantime she is ' ■ to follow the Berne Convention. Germany is to co-operate in the establish- i ment of passenger luggage services with direct booking between Allied States over her territory under favourable eon--1 ditions. as wo. 11 as emigrant train ser- j vices. Germany is to fit her rolling ; stock with apparatus allowing its being j incorporated with, the Allied goods i trains, and vice versa, without , inter- ! ferine: with the brake system. Provi-j ' sion is made for handing over installations of-lines • in-transferring territory and of an equitable proportion of rolling stock for use therein. Commissions are to .settle the working of lines linking'up the two parts of one country 1 and crossing another, or branch lines » passing from one country to another. In the absence of particular agreements/ Germany is to allow such lines to be built or improved as may be necessary to ensure good services between one Allied State and another, if called upon to do so within 25 years, with the concurrence of the League of Nations, the Allied States concerned paying the cost. Germany is to agree at the request of the Swiss and Italian Governments to . the denunciation of the 1919 Convention as to the St. Gothard route. As a temporary arrangement Germany is " to execute , the instructions given in the ' name of the Allies as to the transport " of troops, material, munitions, etc., " transport lor revictualling certain regions, and re-establishment of normal

i j transport, coastal and telegraphic seri vices. Finally, Germany is to agree to ! subscribe to any general conventions ! regarding international regime of ! transit on waterways, ports, or railways ! which may be concluded by the Allies. '■ with the approval of the League of t Nations, within five years. Any difrer- • ences are to be settled by the Leasu? - of Nations.

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RAILWAYS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9606, 10 May 1919

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RAILWAYS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9606, 10 May 1919

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