Railway wagon news – Page 4

  • 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 ...

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    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 ...

  • Poltavavagon

    Tank wagon production to restart in Poltava


    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

    Tanzania orders Chinese wagons for standard gauge network


    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

    New fleet to serve Olacyr de Moraes Railroad


    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

    Custom-designed chemical tank wagon certified


    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


    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

    High-strength steel wagons designed to improve efficiency


    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


    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.

    Wagon wheel exports start


    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

    SNCF sells wagon leasing business


    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

    Golden Bullet 2.0 wagon unveiled


    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

    RM Rail develops the people’s bogie


    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 ...

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    Automated brake test system development completed


    EUROPE: Austrian company PJM has completed the technical development of an automated brake testing system which it envisaged could save up to 45 min when preparing a 500 m long freight train. The system has been extensively tested on 200 SBB Cargo wagons, and approvals are ...

  • Freightliner FFA- G wagon
    Rail Business UK

    Freightliner estimates 7% emissions reduction from latest container wagons


    UK: Freightliner has taken delivery of the first 40 of 230 FFA-G 40ft intermodal wagons which it said were the culmination of 2½ years of work across four countries with partners Greenbrier Europe and Wabtec Axiom Rail. The Polish-built wagons are more than 2 tonnes lighter ...

  • UWC 46 ft flat wagon

    Flat wagons for longer containers certified


    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 ...