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  • UWC 46 ft flat wagon
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    Flat wagons for longer containers certified

    2021-09-02T07:29:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: United Wagon Co has obtained Eurasian Customs Union certification for the Type 13-6724 high capacity container wagon design that it has developed for Laude Smart Intermodal, which ordered 1 000 last year for use on Russia – Poland services. The Type 13-6724 wagon was designed ...

  • Ermewa LPG Safety wagon 1
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    More LPG Safety++ wagons ordered to meet demand

    2021-08-17T08:00:00Z

    EUROPE: ‘Our new LPG Safety++ wagon is becoming a top success’, reports Cyrille Guyon, Regional General Manager Eastern Europe at leasing company Ermewa. Ermewa has ordered a further 150 of the LPG Safety++ wagons from Polish manufacturer Chemet this year to meet ...

  • STM Type 13-6704 fast container wagon
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    Container wagon designed to offer seven day China – Europe transit time

    2021-07-29T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Sinara Transport Machines has unveiled a prototype wagon developed to meet Federal Freight Co’s requirements for transporting containerised high-margin goods between far eastern and European Russia at passenger trains speeds of 140 km/h. The Type 13-6704 wagon has a pair of three-axle bogies and ...

  • New flat wagon PG-1 (2021)
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    Narrow gauge flat wagon launched

    2021-07-24T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Kambarka Machine Building plant has introduced its PG-1 narrow gauge flat wagon for transporting track panels, rails, sleepers, wheeled and tracked vehicles, timber and other lengthy single-piece and bulk loads. Suitable for gauges between 750 and 1 067 mm, the ...

  • Stegosaurus
    Rail Business UK

    Stegosaurus wagon conversion project underway

    2021-07-20T11:05:00Z

    UK: DB Cargo UK is converting surplus BYA bogie covered steel wagons into open hot coil wagons, with the design nicknamed ‘stegosaurus’ because of the profile. The operator’s maintenance depot in Stoke is undertakeing the series conversion of 29 BYA wagons following trials with Tata ...

  • VR Transpoint Finnlog woodchip wagons (2)
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    Wagons delivered for wood chip import service

    2021-06-11T12:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The Finnlog subsidiary of Finland’s VR Group has taken delivery of 35 wagons manufactured by ZMK which will be used for transporting wood chips from Metsä Group’s Svir sawmill in Russia to its pulp mill at Joutseno in Finland. Cross-border ...

  • UWC Laude Smart wagon
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    Russian-built 1 435 mm gauge wagons approved for EU use

    2021-06-03T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: United Wagon Co has obtained type approval from the EU Agency for Railways for two types of container wagon, which it says is the ‘first time in modern history’ that Russian-built wagons will operate on 1 435 mm gauge lines in Europe. Approval for ...

  • LTG Cargo has called international tenders for the supply of up to 500 grain hoppers and 228 container wagons
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    LTG Cargo fleet renewal targets grain and intermodal growth

    2021-06-02T05:00:00Z

    LITHUANIA: The national railway’s freight division LTG Cargo has called international tenders for the supply of up to 500 grain hoppers and 228 container wagons in support of its long-term business strategy. LTG Cargo said the Lithuanian grain market grew by 30% with a harvest ...

  • kj KTJ freight train te33a
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    Kyrgyzstan Railways ‘keeping pace with the times’ at modern wagon servicing centre

    2021-05-02T05:00:00Z

    KYRGYZSTAN: Russian company United Wagon Co has opened an authorised service centre in Bishkek to provide warranty and post-warranty maintenance for modern wagons it has supplied. Repairs will be undertaken by national railway KTJ, which will maintain a warehouse with stocks of components. UWC ...

  • GB Railfreight has taken delivery of the first of 84 Ecofret2 close-coupled triple-wagon sets which it described as the ‘latest innovation in maritime container transport’ and ‘a revolutionary addition’ to its fleet.
    Rail Business UK

    ‘Revolutionary’ wagons join GB Railfreight fleet

    2021-04-29T12:00:00Z

    UK: Following prototype testing and approval, GB Railfreight has taken delivery of the first of 84 Ecofret2 close-coupled triple-wagon sets which it described as the ‘latest innovation in maritime container transport’ and ‘a revolutionary addition’ to its fleet. The wagons were ordered in two batches ...

  • ZOS Trnava Faccns wagon
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    ÖBB orders ŽOS Trnava hopper wagons

    2021-04-07T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: ÖBB’s engineering vehicles subsidiary Rail Equipment has awarded ŽOS Trnava a contract to supply 90 Type Faccns four-axle ballast hopper wagons. ‘After a long selection process and many technical consultations, we were named the winner of the tender with a ...

  • Locomotive in Brazil.
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    T’Trans wins wagon order

    2021-04-02T12:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: Manufacturer T’Trans has resumed wagon production with an order for MRS Logística. The wagons will be assembled at the T’Trans factory in Três Rios in Rio de Janeiro state. Designed to carry gravel or other aggregates, the Type HNT wagons will feature automated unloading. ...

  • Wascosa Eamnos wagons (2)
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    Growth is essential, says wagon leasing company

    2021-03-30T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Wascosa has handed over 45 Eamnos open wagons to Havelländische Eisenbahn, which will use them primarily for transporting building materials The wagons were manufactured by Greenbrier in Poland. ‘As the fourth largest lessor of freight wagons, Wascosa will continue ...

  • Laaers 560
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    Car-carrying wagon contract

    2021-03-26T09:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Waggonbau Niesky and Slovak partner ŽOS Trnava are to produce 130 four-axle Laaers double-deck car-carrying wagons for use by DB Cargo. The order is worth €7m, and there are options for additional wagons. ŽOS Trnava is to supply components for the wagons to ...

  • GB Railfreight has selected leasing company Porterbrook to finance an order for 100 Greenbrier 60 ft intermodal twin wagons, following an ‘extended commercial exercise’.
    Rail Business UK

    GB Railfreight orders Greenbrier wagons

    2021-03-24T05:00:00Z

    UK: GB Railfreight has selected leasing company Porterbrook to finance an order for 100 Greenbrier 60 ft intermodal twin wagons, following an ‘extended commercial exercise’. The contract will initially operate as a 10-year dry lease. The first batch of wagons are scheduled to be completed ...

  • Siemens Mobility and wagon leasing company VTG Rail Europe are jointly undertaking a one-year trial of a Brake Monitoring System
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    Freight train brake monitoring system on test

    2021-03-23T15:21:00Z

    EUROPE: Siemens Mobility and wagon leasing company VTG Rail Europe are jointly undertaking a one-year trial of a Brake Monitoring System which is being developed to support the automated testing of freight train brakes. The companies say they see great potential for the technology in the ...

  • WH Davis MegaBox wagon
    Rail Business UK

    WH Davis awarded MegaBox wagon contract

    2021-03-10T15:16:00Z

    UK: Beacon Rail Leasing has awarded WH Davis a contract to rebuild 46 HHA coal hopper wagons into MegaBox box wagons. Beacon Rail CEO Adam Cunliffe said the contract is ‘a significant development and represents the close co-operation and agility of both companies’. The MegaBox ...

  • UWC liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tank cars
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    United Wagon Co wins Estonian export order

    2021-03-07T05:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: Skinest Rail has awarded Russia’s United Wagon Co a contract to supply 23 LPG tank cars for use in the Baltic States from June. The Type 15-6855 wagons will have 25 tonne axleload Type 18-9855 bogies, a capacity of 86·7 m³, maintenance intervals of ...

  • iq Cryocan tank wagons factory
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    Turkish tank wagons support Iraqi rail freight revival

    2021-02-18T14:00:00Z

    IRAQ: Turkish pressure tank manufacturer Cryocan has despatched the first 50 of 400 tank wagons which Iraq’s national railway IRR has ordered as part of a project to transfer petroleum traffic from road to rail. Cryocan expects to deliver a further 100 wagons this year, ...

  • 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 ...