DEVELOPMENT OF METHODS AND EQUIPMENT FOR INTEGRATED TRANSPORT ROAD-RAILWAY

UTVECKLING AV METODER OCH UTRUSTNINGAR FOER KOMBINATIONSTRANSPORT LANDSVAEG-JAERNVAEG

The report deals with an integrated system based on handling of load-carrying units between road and railway trucks on an equalized level. Based on this system technical developments are recommended. Possibilities for existing load carriers (containers or the like) and the demands for new types of load carriers are discussed. Design and performance of current rail and road trucks are described. A concept of new rail trucks is also presented. Possible new methods and equipment for direct transfer of load-carrying units between vehicles are discussed. A system for transfer of 3,4 x 2,5 M load carriers which are located across the railway waggon during transportation is described. This system is in operation today. A new system is then introduced including all load carriers which are locked to vehicles with ISO-corner fittings corresponding to 20' and 40' units. The system is founded upon a particular transfer-equipment. A third system is founded upon a 12.7 integrated body for a semi-trailer as a load carrier. With this system it will be straightforward to develop equipment for transfer between rail waggons and road trucks. For the Swedish domestic integrated road-railway transport system it will probably be sufficient to use the two 3,4 x 2,5 M and 12,7 x 2,5 load-carrying units. Three possible methods are presented for one-man-operated transfer of load carriers between train and terminal. The first is a truck connected to the train. The second is a remote control system for transfer between railway waggon and quay. The third is a remote control system which makes it possible for the engineer to change waggons without any other help. In this system the railway waggons are equipped with automatic couplings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Luleaa Hoegskola

    Avdelningen foer Transportteknik
    Luleaa,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Grinndal, L
  • Publication Date: 1978

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 133 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Teknisk Rpt 1978:36TMonograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM