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Siemens-made Smartron locomotive, source: Siemens Mobility

New order for Smartron freight locomotives

Siemens Mobility has received a new order for 25 Smartron electric locomotives specially developed in accordance with the requirements of the German rail freight market. The deal was concluded with Paribus Holding, a Hamburg-based investment...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Vectron Dual Mode locomotive, source: Siemens Mobility

Vectron Dual Mode locomotive completed

Siemens Mobility has accomplished the manufacture of the first Vectron Dual Mode locomotive. The vehicle will be capable to use both electric energy and diesel fuel. The Dual Mode locomotive was designed and developed primarily...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Wiencont

Google Glass to check containers at Wiencont

The Austrian hinterland terminal Wiencont will test the use of Google Glass this year to check incoming containers. Normally this work is done manually by taking pictures of all the elements that need to be...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
UWC's flat car (40 ft model 13-6851-05)

UWC delivered 60 heavyweight flatcars to Transcontainer

Research and production corporation United Wagon Company (UWC) has completed the delivery of sixty flatcars on bogies with enhanced axle load to Transcontainer. The cars are intended to carry heavyweight containers. Transcontainer received 30 model 13-6851-05...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Illustrative image. Photo: Pixabay

Technical standards for rail interoperability extended

The opportunities to evolve Telematics Application for Freight Services (TAF TSI) will be further discovered. The European Commission has awarded a contract with this aim to Circle S.p.A and Hacon Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH. Circle will partner up...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Locomotives in Belarus. Photo: Artem Svetlov

Mobile app for digital rail freight Belarus

Belarusian Railways has presented a new mobile app, allowing rail freight operations to become fully digital. The app comes after the implementation of the electronic document in transit transportation on the Latvia-Belarus-Russia corridor. The launch of...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Image: Russian Railways/RZD

Russian Railways patents new piggyback flatcar

Russian Railways (RZD) is testing new piggyback depressed floor flatcars, expected to run on rails in 2019. Joint-stock company Federal Freight, subsidiary of the Russian railway company and Uralvagonzavod, a Russian manufacturer have obtained the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko