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- New body with small silos
- Metal steps
- Many free-standing fittings and cables
- Extra brake triangles and lifting hoops
- Metal wheels
- Wheels profiled on the inside as well
- Extra spring assemblies
- Extra braking system, exterior handles, signal holders
- Axle brake frame with brake blocks in wheel plane
- Structure and handles made of high-quality, impact-resistant plastic
- Spring buffers
- Short coupling kinematics
- Coupling compatible to Lenz
- Road no.: 21 80 910 5 380-9 P
With the introduction of the 12-digit UIC number, the Kds 54 waggons were renumbered in Ucs908. Even while the Ucs909 waggons were still being procured, a number of Kds 54/Ucs908 were converted into Kds 56/Ucs909. For many years, both types formed the backbone of the powder waggon stock of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB). 1965 is said to have seen the largest inventory of Kd/Kds 54, when 1,232 waggons were counted. The first reductions in stock were in 1967 when 86 waggons were sold. Further sales to EVA and VTG followed in later years, and by 1990 there were only 953 left in the inventory. In the 90s, the Deutsche Bahn AG (DBAG) relocated most of their waggons to their subsidiary MEG. These waggons are home-based in Rüdersdorf, known for the local cement plant. Their use between Rostock and Regensburg gained some attention among railway enthusiasts because of the various tractive units used by MEG. Since then DB Schenker itself has reduced its stock to very few vehicles. At the end of 2008, the inventory had sunk to 87 waggons. Nevertheless, these include still some waggons of the first series, which have been in service for more than 50 years. These are mostly leased, or serve, for example, for the transport of traction sand for tractive units. Other than cement, the waggons have also transported several other powdered goods over the years. These include, among others: stone dust, silica sand, kieserite, gypsum, sodium sulphate, Thomas sulphate, sugar, salt and aluminium hydroxide. The waggons were then generally home-based at a railway station.