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  • UWC wagons in Guinea
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    Partnership to supply ‘world class’ wagons for African railways

    2021-01-12T05:00:00Z

    AFRICA: Russian rolling stock manufacturers Tranmsmashholding and United Wagon Co have agreed to work together to supply ‘world class’ wagons and components to customers across Africa. The agreement announced in December aims to combine UWC’s expertise in the wagon sector with TMH Group’s global reach and ...

  • Freight train in Mongolia.
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    UWC to supply first 25 tonne axleload wagons to Mongolia

    2021-01-11T11:41:00Z

    MONGOLIA: Financing company Bodi International has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 810 high capacity open wagons which will be used to carry coal from the Tavan Tolgoi deposit in southern Mongolia for export to China. The Russian manufacturer said these would be the first ...

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    MFD Rail aims to build leading intermodal wagon business

    2020-12-17T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The management team and funds advised by Oaktree Capital Management have invested in MFD Rail, a start-up which aims to become one of Europe’s leading intermodal wagon leasing company over the next few years. MFD Rail says building a business from scratch ‘without having ...

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    Leasing company orders timber wagons

    2020-12-09T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Leasing company Dessa has awarded United Wagon Co’s Tikhvin plant a contract to supply a further batch of Type 13-6895 flat wagons for timber traffic. The wagons are to be delivered in Q1 2021 and will be leased by Sodex. The 60 ft wagons with ...

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    Inveho buys three German wagon workshops

    2020-12-07T12:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Ermewa Group’s wagon manufacturing and repair business Inveho has signed a contract to acquire Villmann Group’s wagon workshops in Brandenburg, Niedersachswerfen and Altenburg with effect from January 1 2021. This will take Inveho’s network to six sites in France and three in Germany. Managing Director ...

  • Delivery of a second batch of Voith CargoFlex automatic couplers for SBB Cargo’s fleet of domestic intermodal wagons has begun.
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    Autocouplers to equip Swiss intermodal fleet

    2020-12-04T13:53:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Delivery of a second batch of Voith CargoFlex automatic couplers for SBB Cargo’s fleet of domestic intermodal wagons has begun. Once the order is complete, all SBB Cargo’s intermodal wagons will have been fitted with autocouplers, allowing expansion of services using autocoupler-fitted trains from June 2021 ...

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    Wagons go to Infinity as CAI looks beyond rail

    2020-12-03T06:00:00Z

    USA: Container leasing company CAI International has reached an agreement to sell its remaining railway wagons to Global Atlantic Financial Group’s rail, road and aviation asset leasing business Infinity Transportation for $228·7m. ‘Exiting the rail business allows us to execute our strategy of maximising shareholder ...

  • eu Green Cargo Schenker wagon
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    Head end power to keep refrigerated goods cool

    2020-12-02T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Two Wascosa wagons which use electrical power from the locomotive to power refrigerated containers are being tested by Green Cargo and Schenker on the North Rail Express service linking Oslo and Narvik via Sweden. The wagons are connected to the locomotive using a head-end ...

  • se Green Cargo SSAB wagon brakes
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    Innovative wagons deployed for steel traffic

    2020-12-01T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Green Cargo has leased 40 wagons from Wascosa which it will use with a new type of load carrying cassette to transport steel products between Luleå, Borlänge and Oxelösund for SSAB. The wagons built by Tatravagónka are equipped with disc brakes ...

  • Kiruna Wagon Side Loader XL for Södra Cell Värö
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    Wagon with fully opening sides aims to provide warehouse-style loading

    2020-11-24T12:31:00Z

    SWEDEN: A prototype wagon design which allows the entire 20 m long side to be opened vertically to provide a large and unobstructed space for efficient loading by forklift is being tested by pulp producer Södra Cell Värö. Series production of 22 wagons is planned. ‘A ...

  • The Private Wagon Federation has rebranded and incorporated as Rail Wagon Association Ltd
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    Private Wagon Federation becomes the Rail Wagon Association

    2020-11-18T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Private Wagon Federation has rebranded and incorporated as Rail Wagon Association Ltd, in a move which the industry association said was intended to enable it to provide a stronger focus on facilitating the development and maintenance of wagons. The organisation, which was originally formed ...

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    Railgo to test tank wagons

    2020-11-07T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Rolling stock owner Railgo has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 200 Type 15-9993 tank wagons for transporting petroleum products, which it will use to assess the design’s operational advantages before taking a decision on future purchases. Railgo is one of the 10 ...

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    Network Rail signs ‘landmark’ wagon leasing contract

    2020-10-30T05:00:00Z

    UK: Greenbrier Europe is to build 570 wagons which infrastructure Network Rail will lease from Wascosa under a 10-year deal which includes maintenance by GB Railfreight. The contract, announced on October 29, includes Falcon box wagons, JNA wagons for transporting bulk ballast and Flex Freight System ...

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    Unique Rail Vehicle Identification System planning underway

    2020-10-15T09:46:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The first formal meeting of the UN Economic Commission for Europe’s Group of Experts on establishing a common, permanent unique marking system for rolling stock took place in Genève during September. This marked the start of a two-year programme to formulate a set of practical ...

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    Quality certification standard for tank wagon suppliers

    2020-10-01T05:00:00Z

    USA: The Railway Supply Institute has released its RSI-100 Product Quality Certification Standard, which is intended to enable wagon component suppliers to produce tank car parts in conformance with Association of American Railroads specifications and applicable federal regulations. Unveiled on September 23, the RSI-100 standard sets ...

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    European digital automatic coupler deployment planned by 2030

    2020-09-22T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: A memorandum of understanding committing to the EU-wide deployment of a digital automatic coupler by 2030 was signed by representatives of the European rail freight sector on September 18. The signatories said Europe was ‘trailing the world’ as ‘the last continent to use standard manual ...

  • ru UWC grain hopper wagons
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    Wagons to reduce grain delivery costs

    2020-09-19T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: This month Eskom-Agro will take delivery of a batch of United Wagon Co Type 19-9549 hopper wagons which are being financed by RSHB Leasing. Designed to transport a wide range of grain and grain mill products, the wagons have 25 tonne axleload bogies and a ...

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    Laude Smart Intermodal orders 1 000 wagons to carry non-standard containers

    2020-09-17T11:26:00Z

    POLAND: Logistics company Laude Smart Intermodal has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to design and supply 1 000 flat wagons for carrying containers on the Russia – Poland corridor. Announcing the order on September 14, UWC said its Type 13-6724 would be the first 1 ...

  • UWC box cars for RailSpetsTrans
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    RailSpetsTrans orders 300 wagons

    2020-09-12T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: RailSpetsTrans and State Transport Leasing Co have placed an order for United Wagon Co to supply 300 vans by the end of the first half of 2021. The Type 11-6874 covered van was developed by UWC’s All-Union Research Development Centre for Transportation Technology ...

  • DB Cargo and VTG formally presented their prototype m² wagon in Berlin on September 7.
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    Modular wagon concept launched

    2020-09-09T13:07:00Z

    GERMANY: Following an 18 month development programme and several months of test running, DB Cargo and VTG formally presented their prototype m² wagon in Berlin on September 7. As with similar concepts under development in Austria and Switzerland, the m 2 ...