Trains ensure food supplies to Sweden’s supermarkets

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 21 Apr 2020 15:32
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Really like the design of this wagon used in Europe.  The way the roof slides back makes it very easy to have higher pallet loads and forking could be a lot easier.

With Australia wagons like AN and SCT etc. are the bottoms of the flat roller based as how does the fork lift get the pallet all the way to the end?

Trains ensure food supplies to Sweden’s supermarkets

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  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Not sure that I quite follow your question but with the SCT ABFXs (and presumably the Sadleir's ex NLKYs) they use a small fork inside the wagon to place the pallets in the 'north-south' direction.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Things you can do with a wider loading gauge.

This is why we should be looking to Europe to grow rail freight in Australia, not copying the USA where it is on a steady downward trend.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Not sure that I quite follow your question but with the SCT ABFXs (and presumably the Sadleir's ex NLKYs) they use a small fork inside the wagon to place the pallets in the 'north-south' direction.
YM-Mundrabilla

So by fork you mean a hand driven forklift as opposed to one which has a driver?

Time taken to load a wagon for SCT for example?
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Things you can do with a wider loading gauge.

This is why we should be looking to Europe to grow rail freight in Australia, not copying the USA where it is on a steady downward trend.
justapassenger

Is Europe on an upward trend?

Yeah those pissant short freight trains running all over Europe sure are the way to go Razz
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Yes they are and they run really well.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Yes they are and they run really well.
bevans

Hearsay - I'm not seeing any figures?
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Not sure that I quite follow your question but with the SCT ABFXs (and presumably the Sadleir's ex NLKYs) they use a small fork inside the wagon to place the pallets in the 'north-south' direction.

So by fork you mean a hand driven forklift as opposed to one which has a driver?

Time taken to load a wagon for SCT for example?
bevans
Been a few years since I saw this operation but at that time small fork lift worked inside the van maneuvering the pallets from the doorway (where pallets were handed over from bigger forks on the platform) to the ends of the van. The forks in those days were just ordinary forklifts but I don't know if gas or battery powered. Usually heavy stuff like dog food on the bottom layer and light stuff (paper tissues etc) above.

May have all changed since my time so don't take this as absolute gospel.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Things you can do with a wider loading gauge.

This is why we should be looking to Europe to grow rail freight in Australia, not copying the USA where it is on a steady downward trend.

Is Europe on an upward trend?

Yeah those pissant short freight trains running all over Europe sure are the way to go Razz
bingley hall
4 Wheeler's with screw couplers !

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