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VMZ produces prototype 13-5993 flatcar

8 April 2024
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The prototype universal 13-5993 flatcar by VMZ
The prototype universal 13-5993 flatcar by VMZ. Source: UralVagonZavod
Savenkova Ekaterina, Editorial Contributor to International Projects of ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Stolchnev Alexey, Russian Projects Editor, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

Russia: According to UralVagonZavod’s Volchansky Mechanical Plant (VMZ), the 25 tf four-axle flatcar is designed to transport containers and, with special removable equipment installed, rails by public tracks.

Igor Perminov, the deputy chief engineer of VMZ, reported that in March, the prototype was inspected by a commission and underwent testing, including the installation and dismantling of special equipment, following the assembly that began in January.

Assembly of the prototype universal 13-5993 flatcar by VMZ. Source: UralVagonZavod

The rolling stock is tested at the Ural Car-building design bureau in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. The tests encompass collision and brake performance, as well as compliance with service safety requirements. Upon successful completion of the tests, the flatcar will be certified.

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