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The Fad hopper car

This page starts with one of the most numerous and ubiquitous freight car in Turkey. It is also perhaps the only car fully designed and manufactured in Turkey. Except for the bogies, this car is completely original. This is a self discharge hopper, the discharge being done through the floor. This car exist in two variants: with and without side doors. The later are the most numerous.

This car has been optimized for bulk iron ore transportation and therefore can be easily seen along the iron ore routes to Iskenderun and Karab√ľk.

TypeFad-wu
First yearearly 1970s (to be confirmed)
Serial number686 0000 to ?
655 0000 to ?
Quantity5000 (to be confirmed)
Weight empty25T
Capacity55T
Weight loaded80T
Bogie typeY25
Bogie wheel base1,8m
Floor surface29m2
Overall length12,44m
Length between bogie center pins6,3m
Overall height3,35m
Max speed100km/h
Elevated view. This unit is without side doors. The side panels are flat sheets welded to the structures. The Fad hopper has two compartments and two sets of discharge doors. Photo JP Charrey

Elevated view. This unit is without side doors. The side panels are flat sheets welded to the structures.
The Fad hopper has two compartments and two sets of discharge doors. All pictures taken in Ortaklar, September 2002. Photo JP Charrey

Opposite end. Photo JP Charrey

Opposite end. Photo JP Charrey

Close up of Y25 bogie. Photo JP Charrey

Close up of Y25 bogie. Photo JP Charrey

Close up of the central vertical beam. This beam is the edge of the central dividing wall. This pictures shows the towing hook. . Photo JP Charrey

Close up of the central vertical beam. This beam is the edge of the central dividing wall. This pictures shows the towing hook. . Photo JP Charrey

Foot-plate end showing the discharge mechanism commands. Photo JP Charrey

Foot-plate end showing the discharge mechanism commands. Photo JP Charrey