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    Amergin Rail buys wagon fleet


    USA: Transport asset investor Amergin Asset Management’s Amergin Rail business has acquired PNC Bank’s lease fleet of more than 6 000 wagons. ‘This acquisition is consistent with our goal of acquiring attractive transportation assets that will deliver stable risk-adjusted returns for our investors’, said AAM CEO ...

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    Second-generation autonomous battery wagon on test


    USA: Autonomous battery wagon developer Parallel Systems has started testing its second-generation vehicle, which it plans to use for pilot trials on existing railways both in the USA and internationally. The vehicle has two end bogie modules connected by a skeletal structure, and is designed to ...

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    Nevomo hails magnetic levitation test success


    POLAND: Technology company Nevomo says it has successfully completed tests to demonstrate the potential for passive levitation of vehicles on existing railway infrastructure.

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    Derailment detectors fitted to biomass wagons


    UK: Knorr-Bremse has developed a wagon derailment detector that can immediately initiate an emergency brake application, with the first UK deployment now underway on Drax Power’s biomass wagon fleet. The detector identifies the signs of a derailment and immediately initiates an emergency brake application to bring ...

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    GB Railfreight takes delivery of 150 wagons


    UK: The last of 150 wagons which leasing company Porterbrook has ordered from Greenbrier for use by GB Railfreight have been delivered. The companies said on-time delivery represented a significant achievement, as the project was impacted by the pandemic, supply chain disruption, a surge in inflation ...

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    Autonomous battery-powered wagons to be tested in Georgia


    USA: Genesee & Wyoming is to pilot the use of autonomous battery-powered wagons on two short lines in Georgia, saying the technology from Parallel Systems could be used to transport containers to and from the Port of Savannah, reinvigorate rural railways, revive inland ports and remove ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Wagon component supplier forms partnerships


    UK: CWE Ltd has signed a framework agreement to supply new and refurbished parts and services for DB Cargo UK’s locomotives and wagons, and has also partnered with MCL Rail to provide wagon maintenance services. The 12-month agreement with DB Cargo UK is the two companies’ first ...

  • CBH Group is to buy 17 Wabtec 1 067 mm gauge diesel locomotives.

    Australian grain shipper orders locos and wagons in growth drive


    AUSTRALIA: Western Australian grain co-operative CBH Group announced an agreement to buy 17 Wabtec 1 067 mm gauge diesel locomotives on June 29, and the following day placed an order for CRRC Meishan to supply 200 standard gauge and 450 narrow gauge hopper wagons. The orders ...

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    Pilbara iron ore wagon manufacturing agreement


    AUSTRALIA: An agreement to manufacture iron ore wagons in the Pilbara region has been announced by Rio Tinto and Gemco Rail, supported by supply partner Qiqihar Railway Rolling Stock and the government of Western Australia. The mining company is expecting to spend a total of ...

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    Autonomous battery-powered wagons to be deployed in Michigan


    USA: Intramotev has been awarded funding for the first commercial use of its TugVolt concept for an autonomous battery-electric wagon. Michigan’s Office of Future Mobility & Electrification has awarded a $200 000 grant for the deployment at a mining site in the state’s Upper Peninsula in ...

  • Amsted Digital Solutions and wagon leasing company Ermewa have launched a Load Status in Motion project to gain better insights into wagon usage and improve maintenance practices.

    Load Status in Motion project aims to improve maintenance


    FRANCE: Amsted Digital Solutions and wagon leasing company Ermewa have launched a Load Status in Motion project to gain better insights into wagon usage and improve maintenance practices. Amsted Digital IQ Series onboard gateways with integrated sensors will be used to measure the load status of ...

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    GATX supports MagRail Booster linear motor wagon test


    POLAND: Hyperloop and maglev technology developer Nevomo is to use conventional wagons supplied by GATX Rail Europe to test its MagRail Booster concept for retrofitting existing rolling stock to enable linear motor propulsion. The aim is to provide faster acceleration and additional power on steep gradients ...

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    Greenbrier orders Amsted technology to improve wagon management


    EUROPE: Wagon fleet management and telematics company Amsted Digital Solutions has announced a multi-year contract to supply IQ Series onboard gateways to Greenbrier Europe. The gateways are designed to provided operational insights without the need for additional sensors. This includes GPS location data to manage inbound ...

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    Ermewa Group rebrands as Streem


    FRANCE: Wagon and tank container management business Ermewa Group has rebranded as Streem, and announced an aim to double its revenues by 2030. ‘The evolution of the Ermewa Group brand is a key strategic shift’, said CEO David Zindo on April 11. ‘This new name reflects ...

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    Ukrainian wagon builder targets international expansion


    AUSTRIA: Ukrainian company TAS Group has acquired a 40·03% stake in lightweight modular wagon development joint venture TransANT as part of its strategy of expansion into the international market. This reduces steelmaker Voestalpine’s stake in the Linz-based joint venture from 80·2% to 48·1% and ÖBB Rail ...

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    KiwiRail wagons shipped


    NEW ZEALAND: Indonesian rolling stock manufacturer PT Inka shipped 133 flat wagons destined for KiwiRail on February 27. They are part of an order for 262 wagons which the national freight operator placed with Australian company UGL in January 2021. The 40 ft, 50 ft, and ...

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    Digital freight train innovation project launched


    FRANCE: The MONITOR project has been launched to support the development of digital freight trains by combining radio communication between wagons with brake and bogie monitoring sensors and automated brake testing. The aim is to reduce the risks of derailments and untimely brake applications and to ...

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    Technology: Expanding the scope of condition monitoring tools


    Swedish company Railway Metrics & Dynamics has developed a low-power monitoring unit initially aimed at addressing rolling stock faults such as wheel flats. Now, as CEO Jan Lindqvist explains, the company is exploring how infrastructure can be monitored more effectively as well.

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    Research to make wagon maintenance more efficient


    FRANCE: The Maintenance 4·0 project to improve the efficiency of condition-based and predictive wagon maintenance has been launched by manufacturer Inveho, leasing company Ermewa and French research institute IRT Railenium, building on an agreement signed at InnoTrans in September last year. Maintenance 4·0 aims to combine ...

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    Wagon sale generates attractive returns


    EUROPE: Leasing company Wascosa has signed an agreement to acquire infrastructure fund manager DIF Capital Partners’ Rota Rail II portfolio of 564 wagons in tranches during the first half of 2023. DIF acquired and expanded the fleet in 2019-21. It said the portfolio proved to be ...