First gondolas on bogies Barber S-2-R certified in Russia
The Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant obtained compliance certificates from the State Registry of certification on Federal Railway Transport for the drop-bottom and solid-bottom gondolas on the innovational bogie Barber S-2-R with the axial load of 23,5 tf. OJSC “First Freight Company” and OJSC “Siberian Coal Energy Company” will complete the supervised operation of gondolas.
The result of joint works of the leading foreign and domestic designers and the application of innovational technical solutions allowed to attain fundamentally new gondolas meeting effective requirements of railcar construction and strategy of the Russian railway transport development.
Solid-bottom gondola 12-9833-01 with increased load-carrying capacity up to 71,5t and volume up to 92m³ with concurrent decrease in dead weight will enable the end consumer to haul added cargo up to 1,5 tons. The advanced structure of drop-bottom gondola 12-9761-02 ensures the amplification of the car body strength by 20-25% and reduction of costs for the gondola body repair while in service by 12-17%.
It should be noted that the new generation freight cars with increased capacity on Bogie 18-9855 of Barber S-2-R Type with the axial load of 25tf are under testing presently, and they will become the subsequent step in the creation of the innovational railway machines at the Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant.
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