September 22, 2015

Freight Train

We had to wait for a long train to cross at Rockland Road. This is near the Virginia Inland Port, where freight is transferred from trucks to trains and vice versa.

As we see here, large containers are often double-stacked. These containers often come all the way from China via ships that come into seaports like Newport News. From the train, they can be transferred to trucks, where they are set on wheels to become the "trailer" part of tractor trailers.

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  1. Great train shots. These are some huge transport wagons.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  2. They are! Oh, I should point out there's a horse in the NS logo!

  3. I remember counting some trains like that when I was a kid- a hundred or more cars being pulled at a time.

  4. I don't think I've ever seen them double-stacked like that. Great shots.


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