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China Produces World's Heaviest Freight Train

Xinhua News Agency, August 17, 2013 Adjust font size:

A leading Chinese rolling stock manufacturer said Friday it has produced the world's heaviest freight train with a maximum loading capacity of nearly 155 tonnes per wagon.

CNR Qiqihar Railway Rolling Stock Co., Ltd. delivered the train to global mining giant Rio Tinto on Friday. The maximum axle load of each wagon is 44 tonnes and the train has a total carrying capacity of 30,000 to 50,000 tonnes.

The train shows that China is a global leader in freight train research, development and manufacturing, according to the company.

Based in the city of Qiqihar in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Qiqihar Railway Rolling Stock is a leading domestic freight train manufacturer under China CNR Corporation Limited.

In 2012, Qiqihar Railway Rolling Stock realized export contracts for trains and parts totaling nearly US$400 million. The company's products have been sold to more than 20 countries or regions.

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