All Wagon articles – Page 3

  • Tatravagonka InnoTrans 2022

    Non-traditional materials to reduce bogie weights


    SLOVAKIA: The readiness of the rail freight market to accept the use of non‑traditional materials in bogie production is being assessed in Tatravagónka’s Y25LsAL‑C-K bogie project, for which technical and economic feasibility studies are now underway. The wagon manufacturer says weight reductions and the resulting improvements ...

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    Competitive Freight Wagon aims to boost rail freight


    INNOTRANS: On show in Berlin is a prototype four-wheeled intermodal wagon intended to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of rail freight. Developed by the German aerospace research centre DLR with the support from national railway industry association VDB and various industrial partners, the Competitive Freight Wagon ...

  • Tatravagónka’s Sagmms 490 six-axle flat wagon (1)

    Wagon for military vehicles and other heavy loads


    INNOTRANS: Tatravagónka’s Sagmms 490 six-axle flat wagon has a capacity of 101 tonnes for the transport of heavy tracked and wheeled military vehicles, as well as industrial cargos such as semi‑finished steel, rolled profiles, rail, bars, pipes and plates, or 20 ft and 40 ft ISO ...

  • Tatravagónka Snps timber wagon (3)

    Lumberjacks OK with timber wagon


    INNOTRANS: Tatravagónka drew on Salzburger Eisenbahn Transportlogistik GmbH’s long experience of timber traffic in its development of the Snps wagon, which is designed with rough load handing in mind. The wagon is designed to offer optimal loading of 3, 4 or 5 m ...

  • Wagons belonging to independent freight operator OWLN damaged by Russian shelling.

    North American wagons may join Ukrainian grain bridge


    INTERNATIONAL: Railroad Development Corp is working with RailAdventure on plans to ship 1000 North American freight wagons to Europe to help export grain from Ukraine. RDC has identified a fleet of small-profile covered hopper wagons used previously to haul fracking sand that could be modified for ...

  • Fenniarail sawn timber wagon (closed)

    Sawn timber wagon arrives in Finland


    FINLAND: Fenninarail has taken delivery of the first of a batch of Habins wagons ordered for sawn timber traffic, following initial testing in Estonia. Managing Director of the open access freight operator Juha Hakavuori said there is currently great demand for the ...

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    Fire fighting and rescue wagon rolled out


    TURKEY: A fire-fighting and rescue wagon has been rolled out by Türkiye Raylı Sistem Araçları in Eskişehir. It has a platform with an equipment module and water tank containers which can be used to fight lineside forest fires or tackle fires on trains carrying petroleum products, ...

  • JNA X Box Wagon 3
    Rail Business UK

    JNA-X box wagon prototype for GB Railfreight rolled out


    UK: The first of 50 JNA-X box wagons ordered by leasing company Porterbrook for use by GB Railfreight has been rolled out at Greenbrier Europe’s factory at Arad in Romania. The order was announced on March 15, and deliveries are planned in two batches in September ...

  • Etihad Rail new locomotive fleet offloading

    Locomotives and wagons delivered to Etihad Rail


    UAE: Etihad Rail has begun taking delivery of 38 locomotives and 842 wagons as part of plans to provide a freight capacity of more than 60 million tonnes per year on the future national railway network. The 38 EMD SD70 diesel-electric locomotives are being supplied by Progress ...

  • Mandy Rail VTG contract
    Rail Business UK

    Mandy Rail wins wagon fleet contract


    UK: Mandy Rail has won its first long-term contract to maintain a wagon fleet, covering 50 IIA hoppers which are owned by leasing company VTG Rail UK and operate from the port of Tyne.

  • KVSZ Sggrss 80 ft wagon on test in Serbia.

    Ukrainian wagon manufacturer targets EU market with new designs


    EUROPE: Ukrainian rolling stock manufacturer Kryukovsky Railway Car Building Works is negotiating with EU operators and leasing companies in the hope of winning contracts to supply new designs of 1 435 mm gauge wagon that it has developed for transporting containers and swap bodies. ‘Taking into account ...

  • Orient Metal container wagon (2)

    Uzbek company produces prototype container wagon


    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

    Wagon leasing company Wascosa acquired


    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

    CargoBeamer to open Erfurt wagon factory


    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)

    Machine vision based wagon inspection system under development


    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

    Indian Railways awards automated rolling stock inspection technology contract


    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

    Ukraine to nationalise Russian-owned rolling stock


    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

    Nuclear transport rolling stock on test


    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

    TŽV Gredelj to manufacture Innowaggons under 10-year production agreement


    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

    Flat wagons recalled to prevent use in invasion of Ukraine


    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 ...