Barber S-2-R bogie emerging on the Russian track
The Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant obtained a compliance certificate of the State Authority “Registry of Certification on Federal Railway Transport” for the bogie 18-9810 type Barber S-2-R with 23,5 tf axial load.
For the purpose of completing the supervised operation the railcars on Barber S-2-R bogie will be forwarded to OJSC “Freight One” and OJSC “Siberian Coal Energy Company”.
The brand new product for the Russian transport machine building industry – the freight bogie of Model 18-9810 is designed with the involvement of the global leader in designing bogies for freight cars - the Standard Car Truck Company (SCTCO, Wabtec Corporation, USA).
The design of Barber S-2-R is build up with breakthrough technologies which enable to create the undercarriage of freight cars with indices of safety, operational robustness and service life cost second to none in the territory of the Russian Federation and CIS. The main performance advanced features of the new bogie are the increase of inter-repair haulage up to 500 000 km, the service life of wear-proof elements up to 1 mln. km, all to provide the owner with a substantial economic benefit.
Mr. Igor Tsyplakov – Chairman of the Board of Directors of CJSC “Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant” comments: “The obtainment of the certificate for the Barber bogie is the result of multiyear cooperation of USA and Russia leading specialists and, undoubtedly, will make it into the history as an event of primary significance for all participants of the 1520mm Area. We expect Barber S-2-R to become a new industry standard in the middle term, since its application will bring material economic advantages to all Russian railway transport”.
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