Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant Receives Certificate of Conformity for Barber S-2-R Bogies
22.09.2010 | 22.09.2010
Tikhvin Railway Car Building Plant received the certificate of conformity of the Certification Register at Federal Railway Transport for the freight bogie, 18-9810 Barber S-2-R, with axle load of 23.5 tons.
The railcars Barber S-2-R will be sent to Freight One and SUEK for the supervised operations.
The new freight bogie 18-9810 is designed together with Standard Car Truck (SCTCO, Wabtec Corporation, USA). The practice of the Barber bogie design, operation and improvement is more than 100 years. The freight car fleet of Northern America is 85% equipped with the barber bogies, China almost all railcar production is based on Barber bogies.
Increased distance run between overhauls up to 500 000 km, longer service life of wear-resistant parts up to 1 mln km are the main operating advantages of the new bogie providing the owner with substantial economic effect.
The Barber innovative bogie complies with the strategic line of scientific and technical development of Russian Railways enabling the company to increase the cargo capacity of railcars, speed, improve freight traffic safety and reduce impact on track and infrastructure.
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