Railway Wagons

Railway wagons used for carrying bulk supplies of coal, iron ore and similar hard products require steel plates for the walls of the wagons which will resist the abrasive action of the hard materials during loading and unloading. The plates are also required to have resistance to corrosion greater than that of ordinary high strength steels. Special steels containing vanadium, chromium and phosphorous have been developed which have these properties without the disadvantages associated with high phosphorous steels and are widely used for railway wagons carrying iron ore and coal in Europe, North America and Russia.