Railway wagon news – Page 6

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    Inveho buys three German wagon workshops


    GERMANY: Ermewa Group’s wagon manufacturing and repair business Inveho has signed a contract to acquire Villmann Group’s wagon workshops in Brandenburg, Niedersachswerfen and Altenburg with effect from January 1 2021. This will take Inveho’s network to six sites in France and three in Germany. Managing Director Julien ...

  • Delivery of a second batch of Voith CargoFlex automatic couplers for SBB Cargo’s fleet of domestic intermodal wagons has begun.

    Autocouplers to equip Swiss intermodal fleet


    SWITZERLAND: Delivery of a second batch of Voith CargoFlex automatic couplers for SBB Cargo’s fleet of domestic intermodal wagons has begun. Once the order is complete, all SBB Cargo’s intermodal wagons will have been fitted with autocouplers, allowing expansion of services using autocoupler-fitted trains from June 2021 ...

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    Wagons go to Infinity as CAI looks beyond rail


    USA: Container leasing company CAI International has reached an agreement to sell its remaining railway wagons to Global Atlantic Financial Group’s rail, road and aviation asset leasing business Infinity Transportation for $228·7m. ‘Exiting the rail business allows us to execute our strategy of maximising shareholder returns ...

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    Head end power to keep refrigerated goods cool


    EUROPE: Two Wascosa wagons which use electrical power from the locomotive to power refrigerated containers are being tested by Green Cargo and Schenker on the North Rail Express service linking Oslo and Narvik via Sweden. The wagons are connected to the locomotive using a head-end power cable ...

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    Innovative wagons deployed for steel traffic


    SWEDEN: Green Cargo has leased 40 wagons from Wascosa which it will use with a new type of load carrying cassette to transport steel products between Luleå, Borlänge and Oxelösund for SSAB. The wagons built by Tatravagónka are equipped with disc brakes for ...

  • Kiruna Wagon Side Loader XL for Södra Cell Värö

    Wagon with fully opening sides aims to provide warehouse-style loading


    SWEDEN: A prototype wagon design which allows the entire 20 m long side to be opened vertically to provide a large and unobstructed space for efficient loading by forklift is being tested by pulp producer Södra Cell Värö. Series production of 22 wagons is planned. ‘A large ...

  • The Private Wagon Federation has rebranded and incorporated as Rail Wagon Association Ltd
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    Private Wagon Federation becomes the Rail Wagon Association


    UK: The Private Wagon Federation has rebranded and incorporated as Rail Wagon Association Ltd, in a move which the industry association said was intended to enable it to provide a stronger focus on facilitating the development and maintenance of wagons. The organisation, which was originally formed in ...

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    Railgo to test tank wagons


    RUSSIA: Rolling stock owner Railgo has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 200 Type 15-9993 tank wagons for transporting petroleum products, which it will use to assess the design’s operational advantages before taking a decision on future purchases. Railgo is one of the 10 largest ...

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    Network Rail signs ‘landmark’ wagon leasing contract


    UK: Greenbrier Europe is to build 570 wagons which infrastructure Network Rail will lease from Wascosa under a 10-year deal which includes maintenance by GB Railfreight. The contract, announced on October 29, includes Falcon box wagons, JNA wagons for transporting bulk ballast and Flex Freight System modular ...

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    Unique Rail Vehicle Identification System planning underway


    INTERNATIONAL: The first formal meeting of the UN Economic Commission for Europe’s Group of Experts on establishing a common, permanent unique marking system for rolling stock took place in Genève during September. This marked the start of a two-year programme to formulate a set of practical rules ...

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    Quality certification standard for tank wagon suppliers


    USA: The Railway Supply Institute has released its RSI-100 Product Quality Certification Standard, which is intended to enable wagon component suppliers to produce tank car parts in conformance with Association of American Railroads specifications and applicable federal regulations. Unveiled on September 23, the RSI-100 standard sets out ...

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    European digital automatic coupler deployment planned by 2030


    EUROPE: A memorandum of understanding committing to the EU-wide deployment of a digital automatic coupler by 2030 was signed by representatives of the European rail freight sector on September 18. The signatories said Europe was ‘trailing the world’ as ‘the last continent to use standard manual couplers’. ...

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    Wagons to reduce grain delivery costs


    RUSSIA: This month Eskom-Agro will take delivery of a batch of United Wagon Co Type 19-9549 hopper wagons which are being financed by RSHB Leasing. Designed to transport a wide range of grain and grain mill products, the wagons have 25 tonne axleload bogies and a capacity ...

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    Laude Smart Intermodal orders 1 000 wagons to carry non-standard containers


    POLAND: Logistics company Laude Smart Intermodal has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to design and supply 1 000 flat wagons for carrying containers on the Russia – Poland corridor. Announcing the order on September 14, UWC said its Type 13-6724 would be the first 1 520 ...

  • UWC box cars for RailSpetsTrans

    RailSpetsTrans orders 300 wagons


    RUSSIA: RailSpetsTrans and State Transport Leasing Co have placed an order for United Wagon Co to supply 300 vans by the end of the first half of 2021. The Type 11-6874 covered van was developed by UWC’s All-Union Research & Development Centre for Transportation Technology and is ...

  • 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 ...

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    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 to ...

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    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. ...