The UWC’s fleet has reached 10,000 freight cars. The jubilee car is an innovative grain hopper produced by Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant (managed by UWC). This car is equipped with Barber bogies with a 25 tf axle load and has a capacity increased up to 76.5 t and over its 32 years’ service life.
10,000th car of model 19-9870-01 will be supplied under the operative lease agreement to LLC Baltservice (owned by Sodrugestvo Group), one of the largest private logistic operators in the Russian grain industry. Within the framework of partnership United Wagon Company will deliver to the operator 512 grain hoppers on a long-term lease basis, making possible to expand leased rolling stock.
United Wagon Company is dynamically expanding the lease business and managing lessors united under one brand name: RAIL1520 (LLC RAIL1520, LLC RAIL1520 SERVICE and LLC MRC 1520). Over the last year the UWC’s fleet has been increased by more than 60% that is from 6,000 to 10, 000 cars. The half-fleet consists of TVSZ’s rolling stock, including 2,000 freight cars equipped with Barber bogies.