Fringian Tanker Wagon
The Tanker Wagon is a Railroad Vehicle. It requires a railroad network of the correct gauge to operate.
Description / Specifications
An enclosed cargo wagon designed to be towed by a railroad locomotive.
Hull / Suspension
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 (15.9 dTons).
- Unloaded Weight: 31,600 kg.
The overall volume measures the vehicles maximum dimensions and includes track clearance. The enclosed volume of the hull is lower.
The Tanker 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
The wagon has no internal power source.
Tanker Wagons are unpowered. They are moved by being coupled to a railroad locomotive.
- Wagons are fitted with an automatic coupling system. The linkage includes pressure hoses that connect to the locomotive and operate the wagons braking system.
The wagon is a tanker: it has onboard pumps, sealable filling points, drains, internal baffles, and a governor unit that controls pumping operations. The interior of the tank is a sealed environment.
- Storage Tank: 130m³ (9.3 dTons).
- Maximum Load: 142,000 kg.
- Maximum Gross Weight: 173,600 kg.
History / Background
A wagon designed to move bulk fluids along railroad networks.
See also: Vehicles of the Distant Fringe
References & Contributors / Sources
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