Ambitious designs for the fully automated ‘freight trains of the future’ have been unveiled by transport researchers from the German Aerospace Centre (DLR or Deutsches Zentrum für Luft).  The ‘Next Generation Train (NGT) Cargo’ features an ultra-high level of automation, can travel at high speeds and uses single wagons and end cars, enabling a completely new concept for rail freight’s transportation...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

GB Railfreight revamps coal hoppers for Tarmac

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has converted dozens of traditional ‘coal hopper’ rail freight cars to move construction aggregate from quarries operated by Tarmac in the UK. Also known as Vulcan wagons, they have had the middle...Read more
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Safe as wooden houses for Rail Cargo Group

The Rail Cargo Group (RCG) is launching a new rail freight service transporting timber panels used to make wooden houses between Austria, Sweden and Norway. The agreement with Stora Enso, one of Scandinavia’s biggest renewable...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy