All Wagon articles – Page 2

  • Orient Metal container wagon (2)
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    Uzbek company produces prototype container wagon

    2022-07-12T06:00:00Z

    UZKBEKISTAN: Steel fabricator Orient Metal has produced a prototype wagon for transporting four 20 ft or two 40 ft containers. Acceptance and certification testing is expected to be completed in Q3 2022, enabling the company’s plant in the Yashnobod district of Toshkent to produce up to ...

  • Wascosa Eamnos wagons
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    Wagon leasing company Wascosa acquired

    2022-06-21T11:08:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Funds managed by Swiss Life Asset Managers and Vauban Infrastructure Partners have acquired wagon leasing company Wascosa from Philipp Müller and his family. The new owners said the ‘highly attractive and resilient’ rail market was benefiting from ‘structural tailwinds driven by an increased modal share’. ...

  • CargoBeamer wagon production
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    CargoBeamer to open Erfurt wagon factory

    2022-04-07T11:31:00Z

    GERMANY: CargoBeamer is to open a factory in Erfurt to produce its proprietary design of wagons for transporting lorry semi-trailers. The factory with a production capacity of 500 wagons/year will be developed on the site of a former locomotive works, where the 3 000 m2 facility ...

  • Ateli – Phulera section of the Western DFC (Photo: DFCCIL)
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    Machine vision based wagon inspection system under development

    2022-04-03T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: A machine vision inspection system for automating the detection of wagon defects is being developed by start-up L2M Rail, the Society for Innovation & Development and the Indian Institute of Science in partnership with Dedicated Freight Corridor Corp of India. MVIS will be developed over ...

  • Wabtec OMRS
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    Indian Railways awards automated rolling stock inspection technology contract

    2022-04-01T09:20:00Z

    INDIA: Wabtec is to supply Indian Railways’ Central Organisation For Modernisation Of Workshops with 97 sets of lineside equipment for the automated inspection of rolling stock bearings and wheelsets. This forms part of part of a wider programme to improve fleet availability. The Online Monitoring of ...

  • Kyiv station and flags
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    Ukraine to nationalise Russian-owned rolling stock

    2022-03-23T05:00:00Z

    UKRAINE: National railway Ukrzaliznytsia has begun the process of nationalising Russian-owned rolling stock in the country. The announcement came after the President of Ukraine signed a law setting out principles for the seizure of Russian property following the invasion. Ukrzaliznytsia is drawing up a list of ...

  • US Rail Escort Vehicle
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    Nuclear transport rolling stock on test

    2022-03-22T05:00:00Z

    USA: Specialist rail vehicles are being developed for the transport of military and civilian nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste to disposal and storage facilities. The US Navy has initiated a project to replace its ageing fleet of Rail Escort Vehicles, which are designed to provide ...

  • Innofreight
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    TŽV Gredelj to manufacture Innowaggons under 10-year production agreement

    2022-03-16T16:39:00Z

    CROATIA: Innofreight, Tatravagónka and Slovak rail logistics group Budamar Logistics have signed a framework agreement covering wagon production for 10 years which is potentially worth €2bn. Under the agreement, Tatravagónka subsidiary TŽV Gredelj will produce 1 000 Innowaggons per year for Innofreight at its plant in ...

  • LTG Cargo loco
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    Flat wagons recalled to prevent use in invasion of Ukraine

    2022-03-10T14:38:00Z

    EUROPE: Lithuania’s national freight operator LTG Cargo has stopped the leasing of its flat wagons and banned their transport to Russia or Belarus, out of concern that the governments could nationalise them and use them for military purposes as part of the invasion of Ukraine. LTG ...

  • Poltavavagon
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    Tank wagon production to restart in Poltava

    2022-02-15T05:00:00Z

    UKRAINE: The Poltavavagon engineering group controlled by entrepreneur Sergei Tigipko has announced plans to relaunch the production of tank wagons at the Poltavakhimmash plant in Poltava, having acquired the site following the insolvency of the Azovmash industrial group. According to local media, Azovmash had taken out ...

  • Tanzanian Railways Corp CRRC wagon contract
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    Tanzania orders Chinese wagons for standard gauge network

    2022-02-14T10:00:00Z

    TANZANIA: Tanzania Railways Corp has ordered 1 430 wagons from CRRC International for use on the country’s embryonic 1 435 mm gauge network. The US$127·2m contract was signed by TRC Director General Masanja Kadogosa and CRRC International’s Assistant General Manager Tang Yunpeng on February 8, at ...

  • Freight concessionaire Rumo is planning to spend around R$1∙9bn on the acquisition of up to 45 locomotives and a fleet of 2 142 wagons
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    New fleet to serve Olacyr de Moraes Railroad

    2022-01-31T13:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: Freight concessionaire Rumo is planning to spend around R$1∙9bn on the acquisition of up to 45 locomotives and a fleet of 2 142 wagons, according to local media reports. The fleet would operate on new lines to be known as the Olacyr de Moraes Authorised ...

  • UWC tank car Type 15-9993-03
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    Custom-designed chemical tank wagon certified

    2022-01-29T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has obtained federal certification for a custom-designed liquid chemical and hydrocarbon tank wagon, with the first batch being produced for the RN-Trans logistics subsidiary of oil company Rosneft. ‘In response to a request from our customer, we have custom designed a new ...

  • Axiom TF25 bogie
    Rail Business UK

    Wagon bogies ordered

    2022-01-05T11:45:00Z

    UK: Greenbrier Europe has awarded Wabtec UK’s Axiom Rail Freight business a £8·2m contract to supply TF25 bogies for two batches of 102 tonne box wagons which it is to build in Romania for delivery to the UK in 2022. This year marks the 25th anniversary ...

  • A ‘stronger, lighter and more energy-efficient’ open wagon design which makes use of high strength steel to reduce empty weight by 6·8 tonnes has been announced by US Steel, The Greenbrier Companies and Norfolk Southern
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    High-strength steel wagons designed to improve efficiency

    2021-12-10T12:00:00Z

    USA: A ‘stronger, lighter and more energy-efficient’ open wagon design which makes use of high strength steel to reduce empty weight by 6·8 tonnes has been announced by US Steel, The Greenbrier Companies and Norfolk Southern, which has ordered an initial batch of 800. The companies ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Yellow Rail brings ‘fresh approach’ to long-term wagon maintenance deal

    2021-11-16T04:00:00Z

    UK: Leasing company VTG has awarded Yellow Rail a long-term contract to provide maintenance services for 620 hopper and box wagons used by Mendip Rail. The contract covers maintenance, repairs, fleet planning, supply chain management and materials services. Work will be undertaken at Mendip Rail’s Merehead ...

  • Kardemir is based in Karabürk, around 200 km north of Ankara.
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    Wagon wheel exports start

    2021-10-30T05:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Steel producer Kardemir is to begin exporting wagon wheels to EU customers, having obtained TSI certification. The company announced on October 20 that it was about to begin exporting 30 000 freight wagon wheels to unnamed customers across the EU. The steel plant at Karabuk ...

  • Ermewa LPG Safety ++ wagons
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    SNCF sells wagon leasing business

    2021-10-28T08:12:00Z

    FRANCE: SNCF has completed the sale of its 100% stake in wagon leasing company Ermewa Group to a consortium of Canadian pension investor Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec and investment group DWS. This follows French and EU regulatory approval and the completion of consultations ...

  • Green Cargo Golden Bullet 2 timber wagon
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    Golden Bullet 2.0 wagon unveiled

    2021-10-21T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: ‘Wagons that seemed new and innovative a few years ago already feel dated. They pale in comparison’, said Johan Roswall, Roundwood Sales Executive at Green Cargo, as the operator announced the first customer for Golden Bullet 2.0, ‘the market’s most efficient timber wagon’. The wagon ...

  • RM Rail bogie
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    RM Rail develops the people’s bogie

    2021-10-06T12:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Rolling stock manufacturer RM Rail has developed a 25 tonne axleload bogie in conjunction with St Petersburg State Transport University. The Type 18-9891 Type 3 GOST 9246-2013 bogie is designed to have less impact on the track than a 23·5 tonne design, while minimising flange ...