All Wagon articles – Page 5

  • DB Cargo and VTG formally presented their prototype m² wagon in Berlin on September 7.

    Modular wagon concept launched


    GERMANY: Following an 18 month development programme and several months of test running, DB Cargo and VTG formally presented their prototype m² wagon in Berlin on September 7. As with similar concepts under development in Austria and Switzerland, the m2 wagon is intended ...

  • Bangladesh Railways train

    Bangladesh Railway orders 125 vans to increase capacity


    BANGLADESH: A joint venture of Chinese companies China National Technical Import and Export Corp, Jiangsu Railteco Equipment Co and Jinxi Railway Vehicle Co has been awarded a 3·58bn taka contract to supply 50 broad gauge and 75 metre gauge vans to Bangladesh Railway Deliveries are scheduled ...

  • The Greenbrier Companies factory

    Freight RAILCAR bill aims to support US wagon industry


    USA: The Railway Supply Institute which represents more than 200 companies has welcomed the bipartisan introduction to the House of Representatives of the Freight Rail Assistance & Investment to Launch Coronavirus-era Activity & Recovery Act, which would offer a time-limited 50% tax credit for purchasing new wagons ...

  • Deutsche Bahn has launched a programme to test digital automatic couplings in live freight traffic.

    Digital coupler ‘opens door to automation’


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has launched a programme to test digital automatic couplings in live freight traffic. Speaking during a demonstration of prototype couplers at the DB Systemtechnik Minden research facility on August 31, Sabina Jeschke, DB’s Board Member for Digitalisation & Technology, said that the technology ‘opens ...

  • es Transfesa Logistics launches the first train with its new high-capacity car-carriers for international routes

    Automotive wagons meet changing needs of car manufacturers


    EUROPE: Transfesa Logistics has put into service the first 18 of 100 automotive wagons ordered from Greenbrier in Poland. The company said this would help to meet the growing demand for transporting electric vehicles, and cars which are larger and heavier than those produced in the past. ...

  • UWC articulated tank car for light oil products

    Articulated light oil tank wagon certified


    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has obtained operating certification for its Type 15-629 six-axle articulated tank car for carrying light oil products. It runs on 25 tonne axleload bogies and is designed to make the most efficient use of capacity when transporting light oil products with a density ...

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    Wagons to support CFL Multimodal network expansion


    LUXEMBOURG: CFL Multimodal subsidiary CFL Intermodal has expanded its fleet with an order for 50 Tatravagónka T3000 double pocket wagons for transporting semi-trailers. The wagons are equipped with tracking sensors to enable the operator’s customers to be provided with real-time location data. ...

  • UWC's box car

    Covered van order signed


    RUSSIA: Manufacturer United Wagon Co, leasing company TransFin-M and freight forwarding company FT Logistic have signed an agreement for the supply of 200 Type 11-6874 covered vans by the end of next year. Intended for carrying large lightweight or heavy small-sized goods, the wagons have 25 tonne ...

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    SBB sells fire rescue trains to Norway


    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 fire­fighting ...

  • 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.
    Metro Report International

    London Underground’s first Chinese wagons shipped


    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 operator ...

  • Etihad Rail has awarded CRRC Yangtze a contract to supply 842 wagons

    Etihad Rail triples fleet with 842 wagon order


    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

    Digital automatic couplers on test


    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 to obtain ...

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    JR Freight to install wagon braking monitoring equipment


    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 prior to ...

  • UWC food-service tank car

    Trans-Servis orders food product tank wagons


    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 m3 or 74·4 tonnes, up ...

  • UWC's tank car for transportation of molten sulphur

    Electrically heated molten sulphur wagons delivered


    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
    Rail Business UK

    GB Railfreight to lease more intermodal wagons


    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 wagons are ...

  • New robotics at Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant

    Robotic welding at Tikhvin wagon factory


    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. The robotic ...

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


    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 Lange, ...

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    ZSSK Cargo introduces low-noise wagons


    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 wagons representing ...

  • ru - UWC tank car for technical grade sulphuric acid

    Sulphuric acid wagons delivered to Siberia


    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has supplied Transport Logistics Systems with a batch of 77 tonne/44 m3 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. ‘Siberia is one of ...