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Uralvagonzavod began to produce a covered wagon with sliding doors

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The novelty can be seen at the International Railway Show of the 1520 PRO space //Dvizhenie.Expo.

Uralvagonzavod began to produce a covered wagon with sliding doors

Uralvagonzavod (part of the Concern UVZ is part of the State Corporation Rostec) at the International Railway Salon of the 1520 PRO space//Dvizhenie.Expo presents a new product in the line of rolling stock - a covered wagon with sliding doors.

Covered car model 11-5225-01 was developed by design engineers of the Ural Design Bureau of Car Building (part of the Uralvagonzavod Concern is part of the Rostec State Corporation). The prototype is now being tested. The main competitive advantage of the new product is the increased usable body volume. It is 177 m3. Due to its internal length, the car can accommodate 3 euro pallets more than a typical covered car: 45 versus 42. The size of the doorway is also increased in comparison with analogues, which improves the conditions for loading containerized and piece goods using forklifts. Carrying capacity of the car is 68 tons.

These parameters, according to experts, will allow the covered wagons of the Uralvagonzavod to occupy their niche in the market for the transportation of packaged, piece, bulk and other cargoes requiring protection from atmospheric precipitation.

Uralvagonzavod has experience in the production of covered wagons. They were mass-produced at the Nizhny Tagil enterprise from 1938 to 1954. A total of 48 630 covered wagons were manufactured. At present, UVZ manufactures a similar type of rolling stock: a VPV-135K weighing car and a 16-5213 refrigerator car.

“Today Uralvagonzavod produces the widest range of rolling stock in Russia: from six- and four-axle mainline dump cars and weighing cars to piggyback platforms, hopper cars and tanks for various purposes. It is safe to say that no other enterprise has such a large range of rolling stock axles and such production capabilities. Mastering the production of covered wagons will further expand the competence of the enterprise, ”says Boris Myagkov, Deputy General Director for Civilian Products of the Uralvagonzavod Concern.

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