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Experience for two countries

Mongolian railroad workers gained necessary knowledge about Russian railcar repairs
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Research and Production Corporation “United Wagon Company” (UWC) has conducted training in repairing railway cars of its production for Mongolian railway workers. The parties have also entered into an agreement to transfer the appropriate repair documentation. According to UWC, the Mongolian railway network currently operates more than 600 railway cars manufactured by the corporation.

The training was attended by representatives of the corporation's Mongolian customers - Bodi International and the operators of the rolling stock of the Tavan Tolgoi and Ulan Bator railways - and was held in accordance with the existing contracts for the supply of freight cars.

Andrei Krivchenkov, UWC's Director for Development, told Gudok that the training included two stages: a theoretical course on the repairs of 18-9855 bogies, 12-9853 gondola cars and 13-6724 flatcars; and practical classes at the Titran-Express railway car repair plant (a division of UWC).

The classes included familiarization with bogie disassembly and assembly processes, repair of wheel pairs, brake equipment and car body, and study of the requirements to the scheduled depot repair of UWC cars operated in Mongolia.

"We were very impressed by the production workshops and the scale of the Tikhvin enterprises," said Tavantolgoi’s Rolling Stock Director Sosor Otgongerel. - My colleagues and I got the necessary knowledge of railway car repair. The most important thing was to visually study the technology of bogie repair and see with our own eyes what's written down in the repair documentation".

Andrey Krivchenkov added that as a result of the training UWC signed an agreement with its Mongolian partners on the transfer of repair documentation for freight cars, including the depot repair manual with its mandatory update.

"Due to the increase in the number of railway cars exported to Mongolia, UWC plans to organize a comprehensive service in their territory in the near future. We are now evaluating the capabilities of the local infrastructure and discussing the format of the service organization," said UWC’s Director for Development.

It should be recalled that in 2022 alone UWC sent to Mongolia 300 flatcars: 100 units of 13-6724 model for Bodi International and 200 units of 13-6851-05 model for another Mongolian company.

"The rail freight market in our country is growing. Several factors are contributing to this. Mongolia is becoming the largest coal exporter to China. The Russia-Mongolia-China corridor is actively developing," a UWC press release quotes Bodi International’s project director Banzragch Erdenebayar as saying. - In this regard, the demand for rolling stock is growing. Over the past few years, we have become convinced of the efficiency of UWC 's cars and are ready to renew our fleet with such cars in the future."

Anna Yakusheva

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