The 15-6900-04 tank car is designed to carry treacle and vegetable oils on 1500 mm gauge mainline railways. The range of goods which can be transported includes some 30 products of the food processing industry, from starch products to vegetable oils.
The use of a stainless steel tank design protects the freight ensuring the quality of both by-products and prepared goods remains unaffected throughout the transportation process. If requested by the customer, the interior surface of the tank may be subjected to a combined (both mechanical and chemical) treatment bring the car in conformity with global quality standards. The use of a steam heating system and a bent-axis tank allow for the maximum possible discharge of product under different temperature conditions.
The treacle and vegetable oil tank car is fully compatible with the existing infrastructure and can be handled at all types of loading and unloading terminals.
Developer: All-Union Research and Development Centre for Transportation Technology
Payload capacity, t
Boiler space, m3
Tare weight, t
Length over coupler pulling faces, mm
|Wheel base, mm||7,800|
|Length over coupler pulling faces, mm||4,221|
|Maximum car width, mm||2,965|
Gabarit as per GOST 9238-2013
Estimated static load from the wheel set on rails, kN (tf)
Regulatory overhaul period, thousand km (years)
|Service life, years||30|
|Сargo||ООН code cargo|
|Molasses (beet treacle)
|Starch, glucose and corn treacles
|Starch and treacle products
|Vegetable oil and its fractions
|Almond oil (from almond nuts and fruits)
|Coriander oil (non-essential)
|Poppy seed oil
|Industrial nut oil
|Palm kernel oil||556195|
*Depending on test operation results, the standard overhaul period may be extended to 1 million km or 8 years.
Elena Korolkova, Deputy CEO at GATX Rail Vostok
“We value our partnership with United Wagon Company. There are already Tikhvin-produced cars for transporting caustic soda in the GATX Rail Vostok fleet. Our clients are showing real interest in models with increased payload capacity, and we are pleased to be able to offer them this fleet in partnership with UWC and gain practical experience in operating it. We are also happy to note that the UWC team shows a great degree of professionalism and an eagerness to meet all of our requirements.”