International Transport Journal

Mineral fertiliser producer Acron is the first company in Russia to use innovative 19-6978-01 hopper cars, manufactured by the United Wagon Company (UWC). The six-axle cars combine articulated structures and hopper boxes located at the lower end of the body.

The 25 tf axle-load bogies ensure a top performance, UWC said. The articulated cars have an increased lift capacity of 113.5 t, 50% more than the cars currently used by the group.

The car's body volume comes to 160 cbm. The mineral hopper is equipped with eight hatches for even packing. Acron is leasing the hopper cars from Logistics 1520, its rail transport partner.