Fringian Open Wagon

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Open Wagon
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Distant Fringe vehicle.
Tech Level TL–4
Mass 14,400 kg
Cost Cr87,000
Mode Ground (Rail)
Type Railroad Wagon
Speed 0
Cargo 3.9 dTons / 50m³
Crew 0
Passengers 0
Armament None
Manufacturer Various
Also see Infrastructure.
Reference Fan: Ade Stewart

The Open Wagon is a Railroad Vehicle.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A cargo wagon designed to be towed by a railroad locomotive.

  • 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 1.5 meters (though some worlds use their own system) and most examples of the wagon are built to match that standard.
  • It is an infrastructure element.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

Basic Vehicle Characteristics[edit]

Following the Imperial Army and IISS Universal Vehicle Profile and data, additional information is presented in the format shown here. The small craft factor indicates the number of squadrons (...of ten subcraft) carried on the vehicle when applicable. Tonnage on the universal vehicle profile is shown in kilotons (...thousands of tons) where necessary.

Basic Vehicle Characteristics
#. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage Total Mass Loaded: 14,400 kg.
  • Vehicle Dimensions: 3.2m wide, 3.7m tall, 8.6m long,
  • Total Overall Volume: 102
  • Total Usable Volume: TBD 112m³
2. Crew x0 crew: the vehicle is uncrewed.
3. Performance Movement: 0 kph. The vehicle is unpowered. It is moved by being coupled to a railroad locomotive.
  • The vehicle is fitted with wheels mounted on axles.
  • Wagons are fitted with an automatic coupling systems and brakes.
    • At TL-4 the brakes are mechanically operated.
    • At TL-5+ the coupling system includes pressure hoses that connect to the locomotive and operate the brakes.
4. Electronics Equipment: none.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoint
6. Armament Weapons:
  • none. The wagon is unarmed.
7. Defenses Hull Armor: TBD.
8. Craft None.
9. Fuel Fuel capacity: TBD liters.
10. Cost Production Cost: CrTBD
11. Construction Time TBD months (TBD weeks).
12. Comments TBD
13. Maintenance TBD

Hull / Suspension[edit]

An open topped box-shaped hull constructed from wood or steel.

  • Length: 8.6m, Width: 3.2m, Height: 3.7m.
  • Overall Volume: approximately 102m³ (7.6 dTons).
  • Unloaded Weight: 14,400 kg.

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

Power / Transmission[edit]

The open wagon has no internal power source.


The body of the wagon consists of an open topped cargo hold with a volume of 50m³ (4.1 dTons).

  • Cargo Storage: 50m³ (4.1 dTons).
  • Maximum Load: 37,500 kg.
    • Maximum Gross Weight: 51,900 kg.


Running lights.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

A wagon designed to move bulk loads along road networks.

See also: Vehicles of the Distant Fringe

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Vehicle- Archaic Vehicle:

  1. Type TBD class Railroad Vehicle
    1. TBD class Open Wagon

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