ROADRAILER BREAKTHROUGH IN INTERMODAL ECONOMICS?

Intermodal operators are offered substantial reductions in capital cost, maintenance and fuel consumption by the RoadRailer-essentially a strengthened road trailer fitted with couplings and a pair of flanged wheels for operation in dedicated trains. One disadvantage is an extra 2,300 kg tare weight when on the road, but otherwise the capacity of North American highway trailers is matched in all respects. Technical performance of prototypes has been excellent, and revenue service has commenced with the first of 250 RoadRailers now under construction.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Reebie, R S
  • Publication Date: 1981-2

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  • Accession Number: 00330658
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM