Research and production corporation “United Wagon Company” (“UWC”, the “Group” or the “Company”) (MOEX: UWGN), Russia’s largest manufacturer of freight cars1, will deliver 300 new generation box cars to RailSpetsTrans (RST). The rolling stock will be added to the fleet of the operator, which is active in the box car railway transportation segment, by the end of H1 2021 under the terms of an agreement between RST and State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK).
The model 11-6874 box car was developed by UWC’s design bureau, the All-Union Research and Development Centre for Transportation Technology. It is manufactured by TikhvinSpetsMash, a production facility located at the Group’s Industrial Site in Tikhvin.
The car is equipped with model 18-9855 bogies with an axle load of 25 t which ensure improved operational reliability and allow an increased load capacity of 73 t. The increased body volume of 175 m3 makes it possible to transport a wide range of cargoes fitting in various loading gauges. The box car’s design includes a number of performance-improving ergonomic solutions. Notably, the door sizes make it possible to carry out loading and unloading operations with all existing models of forklift trucks. The riffled floor facilitates terminal operations, while the lashing rings make it easier to secure the freight inside the car.
The maintenance interval of the box car has been increased up to 1 million km (or eight years). The car has a service life of 32 years.
Sergey Sapozhnikov, CEO at RailSpetsTrans: “Our company specializes in domestic and international freight shipping in box cars. When developing our fleet, we look first and foremost to the technical specifications and economic performance of the rolling stock. The box cars produced at TikhvinSpetsMash meet our standards, which are high. We are currently awaiting the first consignment and look forward to developing our partnership in the future.”
1Data sourced from INFOLine-Analytics: https://infoline.spb.ru/news/?news=203409