Dust container wagon Uacs946 of the DB
Company number: 31 80 930 5 022-3
After the EKW 49 had been converted to the KKd 49, the Deutsche Bundesbahn quickly started developing its own dry goods wagons from scratch. The findings from the conversion and operation of the KKd 49 immediately flowed into the new design. The result was the wagon type KKds 55, which was intended for the transport of clay. The vehicle frame rests on two type 931 Minden-Dorstfeld bogies. Since the dust containers are included with their basic structure in the load-bearing construction of the wagon, the wagons do not need an inner longitudinal beam. This in turn has the advantage that the container floors could be pulled far down over the track.
The four silo containers of the same size had an emptying device with a loosening floor in each container. The cargo was conveyed out of the containers by means of compressed air.
The small series commissioned (only 24 units) from the Talbot wagon factory were delivered to the DB from 1954. In addition to transporting alumina, the wagons were also used for aluminum oxide, among other things. In addition, they were also rented as private cars to appropriate companies. The small total number was the reason that all cars were retired by 1998.
-Redesign of the bogie type 931
-Prototypically open construction between the containers
-Individually attached reservoir lids and valves
-Brake shoes in wheel plane
-Individually attached ascents and steps
-Extra mounted axle brake linkage
-Extra brake system
- Short coupling kinematics according to NEM standard
|Power system: ||DC|
|Coupler:||Shaft NEM 362 with KK kinematics|
|Length over buffer:||162 mm|
|Manufacturer price:||61,90 €|