New hopper car model certified
Russian manufacturer UWC has received RC FRT certification for two models of six-axle articulated hopper cars running on 25 t axle load bogies. The rolling stock’s increased loading capacity and load per unit length bring additional economic benefits while maintaining standard train lengths.
To date, UWC has received certification for three types of articulated rolling stock: gondola cars, tank cars and hopper cars.
The new certificated six-axle hopper cars are designed for the transportation of grain freight and mineral fertilizers, respectively. The use of these cars makes it possible to increase carrying capacity on the network by 22% and reduce the required fleet size by 38. (ben)