Truck traffic on the rail

Here is the video for single wagon operation:


1. The basic requirements

2. Two solutions for a fully automatic freight yard or the train formation system

3. Comparison of travel times

4. Opportunities for new transport routes

5. A siding for an industrial park, common use

Here is the link to the PDF representation of the video. Because of the large number of drawings, it is only partially accessible.

One question: "Why was a railway line not taken into account when the new A40 Rhine bridge was built?" Was the answer, "That is what the railway is responsible for."


If we deal with resources that easily, we will have problems saving the planet.


There is space above all traffic routes that we can use, we don't always have to use up new space.

A brief explanation of the terms for the freight trains:


The block train, also block train, Wikipedia writes:

is a freight train that runs from the start to the destination station as a unit (same type of wagon, same sender and recipient), possibly with organizational or operational stops. As a result, block train traffic is faster and cheaper than single wagon traffic. This enables the railways to express their system advantages compared to trucks and sometimes also to barges.


Single wagon traffic, Wikipedia writes:


This type of transport is named after the fact that single-wagon freight trains are made up of freight wagons from different senders and recipients. The transport from a sender to a recipient therefore requires that the individual wagons or groups of wagons be transported with the help of different trains and regrouped between them with the help of shunting maneuvers, especially in marshalling yards (train formation systems). The freight wagons are picked up in sidings, freight stations or loading tracks. If loads from several senders or recipients are transported within one wagon, single wagon traffic is part of general cargo traffic.


Single wagon traffic today:

This video shows how the wagons in single wagon traffic are used and processed today.


Something special are the employees who uncouple and couple the wagons, as well as the times that are needed for this work. The physical strain is enormous.


It's a bit frightening when you look at the techniques for making a truck in contrast.

(in German)

The block train is not considered, only the single wagon traffic, because this corresponds to the individual truck traffic in the freight sector.


The new freight wagons will only be used in single wagon traffic. As a result, the corresponding train formation facilities or freight yards will be built or adapted. Only together will there really be an improvement.


This means that the wagons can remain as they are in block train traffic, and adjustments can be made later if necessary.

This video from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) shows that this future has already been found by others. Here, too, there is the intelligent freight wagon and fast train formation.

(in German)

Should you find any errors, we are grateful for any hint.

Sorry it's just a google translation