New chemicals wagons increase capacities
GATX Rail Vostok has purchased 20 tank cars from Tikhvin Chem Mash freight-car-building plant, which is a part of the United Wagon Company. They are earmarked for the transportation of caustic soda and other chemical cargo.
The 15-6900 model cars have a bogie with an increased axle load, and a tank volume of 54.5 cbm. This enables them to load an additional 5 t of cargo, making it possible to reduce the required fleet of cars. The thermal characteristics of the tank, which is equipped with a system of thermal insulation, allow the cargo to remain in a liquid state at negative ambient temperatures for up to ten days. (ben)