End loading ramps (Fig. 27.1) are provided to allow the unloading of the wagons at their rear end. Such ramps are also used for unloading cars and other mobile vehicles. An end loading ramp has the following essential features.
Fig. 27.1 End loading ramp
(a) It has a dead end siding with a buffer stop and a platform with a ramp.
(b) The platform is at a height of 1.3 m for BG and 0.86 m for MG lines.
(c) A small gap is maintained between the buffer stop and the ramp platform to minimize the damage to the platform. This gap is covered by the hinged plates of the wagon while it is being unloaded.