Mogilev Carriage Works (MCW, Belarus) has delivered the first batch of 50 drop-bottom gondolas developed for Research and Production Corporation “United Wagon Company” (RPC UWC, Russia) .
The wagons with unloading gates of 18-9853 modification, equipped with Barber bogies with an axial load of 25 tf, have been sent to the transportation company Vostok1520, part of UWC, and will be uses in the coal transportation from the Kuznetsk Basin. These freight cars have higher load capacity (up to 75 t), increased repair intervals and service lifetime.
By the end of 2014, MCW will deliver another 150 freight wagons to RPC UWC. In 2015, based on the Belarussian plant production capacity of up to 3,500 cars a year, RPC UWC is planning to arrange the sale of a considerable part of the output.