Progressive Railroading

United Wagon Co. (UWC) and Amsted Rail have formed a joint venture to provide the "next generation of freight rolling stock technology" to the Russian and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) freight-rail market, according to an Amsted Rail press release. Under the deal, UWC will receive full intellectual property rights to Amsted Rail's 18-9836 bogie design specifically designed for rail cars operating on 1520-millimeter gauge rail.