Completion of Heritage Annual Inspection Passenger Cars, Vans and Wagons.

  • Any item not conforming must be accompanied by photographic evidence.

  • Heritage Vehicle number presented for inspection.

  • Organization presenting vehicle for inspection.

  • The vehicle passed its inspection in accordance with the requirements of NRSS/11 and is fit to run on the National rail System with the following requirements.

  • This inspection will expire on (if left blank the inspection will expire in one year. Note that Heritage Vehicle inspected within the date tolerances shown in NRSS/11 retain their inspection anniversary date.) (list only those restrictions that need to be conveyed to those involved in operating the vehicle such as speed restrictions, marshalling or other operational requirements.)

  • I am an

  • Signed by

  • Notes:

Crack, Corrosion & Structural Tests (see B3.1.4.01 - Corrosion, Crack & Structural inspection)

  • NOTE: This form is to be used for all annual inspections or inspections after overhaul. This form is to function as a guide to assist in ensuring all vehicles are inspected to an acceptable and common standard for operation on the rail network. Some reference to codes and standards may be required to complete this inspection form. All items failed are to be included on the inspection fault report included at the end of this form.


  • Date of last test (10 years max)

  • Distance run since last test (50,000 km max)

Underframe & Body Framing

  • Date of last test (10 years max)

  • Distance run since last test (50,000 km max)


  • Date of last test (10 years max)

  • Distance run since last test (50,000 km max)


  • Wheel gauges certification expiry

  • Wheels comply with code requirements

  • See code for minimum Z for vehicle (in general for heritage vehicles Z >32 for tyres >38 for solids). For best ride comfort V should not exceed 3 on passengers vehicles. Unless on last turn, tyres should be programmed for turning when X >24 to avoid wasting material.)

  • Take a photo of wheel readings

  • Readings done by

  • Readings done on

  • Signature

Wheel Defects (B3.1.1.01, or NRSS6 8.5 for maximum permissible limits)

  • Loose wheels

  • Loose Tyres (if fitted)

  • Loose Gibson Rings (if fitted)

  • Visible cracks in tyres

  • Tyre damage (flats skids, scaling, spalling or other damage)

  • Overheating of tyres

  • Edge rollover of tyres


  • No gouge between wheels more than 1mm deep, no signs of rubbing.

  • Axle mounted pulley secure on axle


  • Oil level in axleboxes (if used)

  • Axlebox drain plug securely wired

  • Grease or oil leakage from front or back of axlebox

  • Axlebox liners secure

  • Axlebox liner clearances (6mm long & 9mm lat max)

  • Column liners (where fitted)

  • Sideframe pedestal horn liners (if fitted)

  • Primary springs (axlebox)

  • Axlebox horn keep plates


  • Frames

  • Bogie frame level

  • Upper Bolster

  • Upper bolster liners

  • Upper bolster guides (end stops)

  • Float blocks

  • Float brackets (underframe)

  • Float clearances

  • Centre casting packing

  • Centre casting secure (top)

  • Center casting secure (bottom)

  • Centre casting wear

  • Bogie centre pins

  • Bolster springs

  • Hydraulic dampers

  • Torsion bars

  • Lubrication

  • Bolster swing links

  • Bogie underframe clearance (pass 70mm tare, 45mm loaded - Wagon 35mm tare, 12mm loaded)

  • Bogie fouling

  • Bogie safety chains


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