Double Pocket Wagon T3000e
Already at the beginning of the 70s, the first pocket wagons were built and procured by some European railway administrations. Over time, they have been refined and converted to meet the ever-increasing requirements on the rails.
The megatrailer pocket wagon ”T3000e“ is the further development of the type ”T2000“. The loading space with a pocket width of 2,700 mm is matched to the low-lying vehicle parts of the megatrailer. This means that mega trailers can be transported without having to fold away essential parts of the semitrailer. The length over the buffers is 34,200 mm.
However, trailers of previous designs as well as swap bodies and containers up to a length of 7.82 m can also be loaded. Due to the folding tie bars in fixed central positions, no 30 ́ cont- ainers can be loaded.
The pocket wagons are equipped with outside I-beams, so the so-called pockets in which the wheels of the semitrailers are placed, have the smallest possible distance to the top of the rail. This is necessary to comply with the clearance gauge for railways. The wagons have a height-adjustable trestle on which the kingpin of the semitrailer can be mounted.
In the past ten years, the ”T3000e“ has become the most in-demand wagon for the transport of semi-trailers and swap bodies used in the combined traffic.