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  • ch-SBB fire rescue train LRZ_96
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    SBB sells fire rescue trains to Norway

    2020-08-08T05:00:00Z

    NORWAY: Swiss Federal Railways has sold three LRZ96 fire-fighting and rescue trains to Norwegian infrastructure manager Bane NOR, which is developing a new emergency response concept. The locomotive-hauled trains were originally supplied to SBB by Josef Meyer, Cattaneo and Dräger Safety in 1996. Each comprises a ...

  • Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Shandong has dispatched the first of 71 wagons ordered by London Underground for use on track renewal and maintenance trains.
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    London Underground’s first Chinese wagons shipped

    2020-08-05T12:02:00Z

    UK: Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Shandong has dispatched the first of 71 wagons ordered by London Underground for use on track renewal and maintenance trains. Announcing the shipment of the first batch last month, CRRC said this was the first time that a European metro ...

  • Etihad Rail has awarded CRRC Yangtze a contract to supply 842 wagons
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    Etihad Rail triples fleet with 842 wagon order

    2020-08-05T11:58:00Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has awarded CRRC Yangtze a contract to supply 842 wagons, which the national railway said would be tailor-made for local environmental conditions and meet Gulf Co-operation Council requirements including ‘state-of-the-art’ braking and safety systems. The order signed on August ...

  • Wagons in a freight yard at Halle
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    Digital automatic couplers on test

    2020-07-23T11:31:00Z

    Source: DB/Volker Emersleben EUROPE: Trials with prototype digital automatic couplers from four manufacturers are to start this month, with a view to selecting a single type of coupler that could be introduced across Europe. Testing will continue through to December 2022. The pilot project aims ...

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    JR Freight to install wagon braking monitoring equipment

    2020-07-11T06:00:00Z

    Source: Mike Bent JAPAN: JR Freight is to equip its fleet of 7 383 container wagons with a braking status monitoring system. This aims to eliminate the time-consuming need for staff to walk the length of every train and visually inspect each set of brakes ...

  • UWC food-service tank car
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    Trans-Servis orders food product tank wagons

    2020-07-05T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Trans-Servis has awarded United Wagon Co’s TikhvinSpetsMash plant a contract to supply a batch of 15-6900-04 tank wagons designed for transporting food products such as molasses and vegetable oils. The wagons have 25 tonne axleload bogies and a capacty of 56 m 3 or ...

  • UWC's tank car for transportation of molten sulphur
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    Electrically heated molten sulphur wagons delivered

    2020-06-13T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Ivanomorsk TPK has taken delivery of a batch of UWC TikhvinChemMash molten sulphur wagons for use by Norilsk Nickel. This follows the delivery last year of wagons for sulphuric acid traffic. UWC said the Type 15-6913 molten sulphur wagon was one of the most technologically ...

  • GB Railfreight container train
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    GB Railfreight to lease more intermodal wagons

    2020-06-10T14:44:00Z

    UK: GB Railfreight has signed a contract to lease a further 52 WH Davis Ecofret2 three-section container wagons from VTG Rail UK. The announcement on June 10 follows a previous agreement covering 32 Ecofret2 wagon sets, which are due to enter service in 2020-21. Ecofret ...

  • New robotics at Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant
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    Robotic welding at Tikhvin wagon factory

    2020-06-09T08:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has installed a robot for welding open wagon components at its Tikhvin plant, ensuring high quality welds by minimising human variability. The company said the robot would release highly-skilled specialist electric gas welders to undertake other work which requires semiautomatic welding. ...

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    Knorr-Bremse begins production of low-noise brake blocks for new wagons

    2020-06-07T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Knorr-Bremse’s Pamplona plant has begun volume production of Problock J816M low-noise composite brake blocks for new-build wagons, adding to the low-noise brake blocks which the company supplies for retrofitting to existing vehicles. ‘This product represents a key strategic addition to our portfolio’, said Dr. Nicolas ...

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    ZSSK Cargo introduces low-noise wagons

    2020-05-09T06:00:00Z

    SLOVAKIA: National freight operator ZSSK Cargo has been awarded a €512 000 grant from the EU’s Innovation Networks Executive Agency to accelerate the retrofitting of its wagon fleet with composite brake blocks. Under a project launched in April 2019, a total of 2 752 ...

  • ru - UWC tank car for technical grade sulphuric acid
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    Sulphuric acid wagons delivered to Siberia

    2020-05-08T10:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has supplied Transport Logistics Systems with a batch of 77 tonne/44 m 3 capacity Type 15-9545 sulphuric acid tank wagons. This is the first order TLS has placed with UWC, and its first for the latest generation of specialised wagons. ...

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    Metre-gauge container wagon launched

    2020-04-28T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Rolling stock manufacturer Kambarka Engineering Works  has launched a four-axle flat wagon for carrying containers on metre-gauge lines.

  • UWC timber flat car
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    High-capacity timber wagons ordered

    2020-04-26T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Leasing company Dessa has ordered a further batch of timber wagons from United Wagon Co. They are scheduled to be delivered by end of May, and will be leased to Sodex. The Type 13-6895 has a capacity of 72∙5 tonnes or 155 m 3 , ...

  • UWC's tank cars for transportation of concentrated nitric acid
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    Technically advanced nitric acid tank wagons in production

    2020-04-21T08:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: ‘Tank cars for transporting concentrated nitric acid are among the most technically advanced products in our portfolio’, said Deputy CEO for Commerce Marketing Boris Myagkov when United Wagon Co announced an order to supply fertiliser producer EuroChem with a batch of 14 Type 15-6901 ...

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    Greenbrier suspends wagon manufacturing at Gunderson site

    2020-04-16T13:44:00Z

    USA: The Greenbrier Companies has suspended wagon manufacturing at its Gunderson site in Portland, Oregon, owing to the economic impacts of Covid-19. The announcement on April 16 came a week after Greenbrier Gunderson ended production on its double-stack intermodal line, which has run nearly continuously for ...

  • Kambarka Engineering Works has launched its VSK-1000 narrow gauge side-tipping wagon, which has a new design of bogie.
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    Narrow gauge wagon launched with updated bogie design

    2020-04-15T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Kambarka Engineering Works has launched its VSK-1000 narrow gauge side-tipping wagon, which has a new design of bogie. The wagon with a capacity of 35 tonnes is designed to carry bulk sand, gravel, ballast, salt, rock, ore and coal. It ...

  • The Greenbrier Companies
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    Two goals for Greenbrier in the Covid-19 crisis

    2020-04-09T11:26:00Z

    GREENBRIER: Wagon manufacturer The Greenbrier Companies has two primary goals during the coronavirus pandemic, Chairman CEO William A Furman said when presenting its Q2 results on April 7. These are ‘protecting the safety and health of employees and preserving the economic well-being of our enterprise ...

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    UWC wins Azerbaijan wagon orders

    2020-04-06T14:19:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: Russia’s United Wagon Co has entered Azerbaijan’s railway market with two orders for its Tikhvin plant to supply 25 tonne axleload wagons. Soyuzkontakt-Trans has ordered 40 grain hoppers for delivery by the end of Q2 2020. These have a capacity of 120 m 3 ...

  • ru UWC hopper car for mineral fertilizers
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    TOAZ orders high-capacity fertiliser wagons

    2020-03-24T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Chemical producer Togliattiazot has ordered 200 mineral fertiliser hopper wagons from United Wagon Co, with deliveries from the Tikhvin plant anticipated by the end of May. UWC said this was the customer’s first order for wagons built to the latest generation of designs. The Type ...