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a self-propelled rail vehicle with an internal combustion engine used to make inspection trips and to transport personnel, materials, machines, and instruments during track repair and repair of other railroad installations.

Railcars are divided, according to their function, into passenger and freight railcars and, according to weight, into dismountable (up to 300 kg) and nondismountable (up to 50 tons). Railcars may be equipped with revolving cranes, installation derricks, and measuring instruments. One or two flat cars or ordinary railroad cars may be attached to a rail-car. In the USSR dismountable railcars have engines rated at 7–18 kW (about 10–25 horsepower) and transport four to six people and about 50 kg of freight; nondismountable rail-cars have 75–185 kW (about 100–250 horsepower) and transport 20–30 people or 5–6 tons of freight.


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When asked "how bad is it?" Roberts said that GBX is seeing "a lot of customer inquiries" that are leading to orders for new railcars. Roberts said that GBX hasn't seen the robust order activity (6,500 units) it reported in its May-end fiscal third quarter report, but noted that orders haven't "fallen off a cliff." He said that it is common to see quarterly order activity in the 3,000 to 4,000 range and as high as 5,000 units following a quarter of outperformance.
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By placing the order for all the railcars at once, the Government expects to achieve a lower unit cost and encourage better development of local industry and securing the local manufacturing workforce for longer.
The sale of 1,946 railcars has been completed, and a remaining 200 railcars are currently being manufactured.
The railways authority has listed its needs for new railcars with 800 first class railcars, 300 air-conditioned second class railcars, and 200 economy railcars.
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The investment represents the first stage of a BDZ's rolling stock upgrade, with the next stage to comprise the purchase of 44 new passenger railcars, the company told SeeNews in an e-mailed statement.
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