Fringian Light Wagon

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Light Wagon
Tech Level TL–3
Mass 2.4 Tons
Cost Cr15,000
Mode Ground (Rail)
Type Railroad Wagon
Speed -
Cargo 12m³
Crew -
Passengers -
Armament none

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

Description / Specifications[edit]

A very basic cargo wagon designed for general use.

Hull / Suspension[edit]

A box-shaped open-topped hull constructed from iron, steel and wood.

  • Length: 4.7m, Width: 2.4m, Height: 2.8m.
  • Overall Volume: approximately 31.6m³ (2.4 dTons).
  • Unloaded Weight: 2,100 kg.

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

The vehicle is fitted with wheels mounted on axles.

  • The vehicle is designed to operate on rail networks. The standard 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 open wagon has no internal power source.


Wagons are unpowered. They are moved by being coupled to a railroad locomotive, a beast of burden or to a static winch.

  • Light Wagons have a manually operated coupling system consisting of hooks and chains. The braking system, if one is fitted, consists of physically pushing a large lever against a wheel to cause friction.


The body of the wagon consists of an open topped cargo hold with a volume of 12m³ (0.9 dTons).

  • Cargo Storage: 12m³ (0.9 dTons).
  • Maximum Load: 4,800 kg.
    • Maximum Gross Weight: 6,900 kg.


Running lights. Some Light Wagons have been converted to passenger use by the addition of bench seats.

History / Background[edit]

A crude wagon designed to move bulk loads along railroad networks.

See also: Vehicles of the Distant Fringe

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