CNR Qiqihar has developed a stainless steel bodied iron ore wagon with a 40 tonne axleload for heavy haul lines in Australia. The axleload could be increased to 44 tonnes if required.

La Farga has introduced its Dx3 Deep Defects Detector to the rail market, saying it can identify small defects inside grooved electrification contact wires during the manufacturing process.

Norgren has launched a range of compact solenoids for rolling stock brake, door, windscreen wiper, suspension and wheel lubrication systems.

DB Netz has selected Intergraph’s Geo-Media desktop suite to aggregate data within the AGON geographical information system which is being rolled-out to consolidate legacy systems and manage infrastructure documentation.

Indian Railways is testing a Very Early Warning Smoke Detection System which Rail Coach Factory has installed on a rake of air-conditioned coaches.