Irish Rail Orders 24 Ballast Wagons

31 August 2009 (Last Updated August 31st, 2009 18:30)

Irish Rail has placed an order for 24 high-output ballast wagons with US locomotive manufacturer Wabtec. The contract for the order stands at $9m. The wagons are operated by remote control to spread ballast along the tracks. Track ballast forms the trackbed on which railway tr

Irish Rail has placed an order for 24 high-output ballast wagons with US locomotive manufacturer Wabtec.

The contract for the order stands at $9m.

The wagons are operated by remote control to spread ballast along the tracks. Track ballast forms the trackbed on which railway tracks are laid.

The company's subsidiaries Becorit, POLI-MZT and Standard Car Truck will provide components for the wagons.