Railway consignment note
A freight document indicating that the goods have been received for shipment by rail. The railway consignment note is a rail contract in which the parties are identified, the goods transported are described and responsibilities are assigned. It must be signed by the sender and by the carrier. When this document is included in the documentation of a letter of credit, if the letter does not identify the carrier, any signature or stamp of the railway company will be accepted as evidence that the document has been signed by the carrier. This document do not constitute a title to the goods (unlike the bill of lading B/ L) and therefore is not negotiable and cannot be issued “to order”; it is always nominative.