Fringian Box Wagon

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Box Wagon
Tech Level TL–4
Mass 15.8 Tons
Cost Cr375,000
Mode Ground (Rail)
Type Railroad Wagon
Speed -
Cargo 124m³
Crew -
Passengers -
Armament none

The Box Wagon is a Railroad Vehicle. It requires a railroad network of the correct gauge to operate.

Description / Specifications[edit]

An enclosed cargo wagon designed to be towed by a railroad locomotive.

Hull / Suspension[edit]

The body of the wagon consists of an enclosed box-shaped hull constructed of wood and steel.

  • Length: 17.1m, Width: 3.2m, Height: 3.9m.
  • Overall Volume: approximately 214m³ (15.8 dTons).
  • Unloaded Weight: 25,400 kg.

The overall volume measures the vehicles maximum dimensions and includes track clearance. The enclosed volume of the hull is lower.

The Box Wagon is fitted with wheels mounted in trucks, helping to distribute its weight and enabling it to traverse curves in the track.

  • The vehicle is designed to operate on rail networks. The gauge (the distance between the inner faces of the two rails) for railroad networks within the Distant Fringe is generally 1.5m and most examples of the wagon are built to match that standard.

Power / Transmission[edit]

The wagon has no internal power source.


Wagons are unpowered. They are moved by being coupled to a railroad locomotive.

  • Wagons are fitted with an automatic coupling system. At TL 5 the linkage also includes pressure hoses that connect to the locomotive and operate the wagons braking system.


The body of the wagon consists of an enclosed cargo hold with a volume of 124m³ (8.8 dTons). The vehicle has basic environmental protection (the hull is weatherproof but is not sealed). The cargo hold is accessed by sliding side doors.

  • Cargo Storage: 124m³ (8.8 dTons).
  • Maximum Load: 154,000 kg.
    • Maximum Gross Weight: 179,400 kg.


Running lights.

History / Background[edit]

A wagon designed to move bulk loads along railroad networks.

See also: Vehicles of the Distant Fringe

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