International Transport Journal

Russia’s largest manufacturer of freight cars, United Wagon Company (UWC), has won certificates for two models of six-axle articulated gondola car running on bogies with a 25 t axle load. The increased load per unit length capacity makes it possible to raise the network carrying capacity and speed up the freight car turnover time, said UWC.

The articulated gondola cars with loading capacities of 117 t and 114.5 t have been rolled out onto the market. The articulated design increases the freight car loading capacity by 52–56%, while its load per unit length is 23% higher, allowing for a significant boost to the efficiency of freight transportation, as it raises the network carrying capacity by 40.