Rail improvements for ATS

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#41 Post by Kirmes-Truck » 31 Jan 2021 08:24

Did somebody write the idea to allow trucks to be loaded on a trailer train?
The train would skip some cities or states and the drivers would leave the train with his trucks on a certain railway station.
I know in germany it is common.

SCS could make an animation how the truck enters a low bed waggon and how the trains leave the train station with many low bed trailers loaded with trucks.

Or instead of an animation the driver can drive with a ramp on low bed waggons.

I mean like this

https://imgr4.eurotransport.de/image-fb ... 270759.jpg

https://ais.badische-zeitung.de/piece/0 ... -h-720.jpg

https://images-tt-com.nmo.at/v2/assets. ... B9fQ%3D%3D

https://images-tt-com.nmo.at/v2/assets. ... 50YWluIn19

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#42 Post by plykkegaard » 31 Jan 2021 08:55

It is the rollong highway mainly for transit traffic through the alps but can also be seen in US and Canada in various forms
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_highway
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#43 Post by flight50 » 31 Jan 2021 09:34

@Kirmes-Truck Your links do not work for ATS. We don't transport the entire truck like that in the US. I don't know about all of North America though. Only the trailers get hauled on train cars here. We already have trailers on rail cars iirc.

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#44 Post by akima » 31 Jan 2021 12:10

Kirmes-Truck wrote:
31 Jan 2021 08:24
Did somebody write the idea to allow trucks to be loaded on a trailer train?
If this was added, I would soooo want to be able to have the option of staying with the train, in real-time, for the entire journey. It would be really satisfying for me.

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#45 Post by plykkegaard » 31 Jan 2021 12:24

Would probably be like the ferry or channel passage, but it would be relaxing with a prober cut scene ;)
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#46 Post by Felk » 03 Feb 2021 13:28

Like @flight50 said, in US only trailers travel on trains in intermodal operations, then this type of suggestion isn't feasible.

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#47 Post by flight50 » 03 Feb 2021 14:23

@Felk actually we have both intermodal and standard trailers on train car. Each trailer requires a different type of train car. Sometimes they can even haul both combinations. But yeah, we never transport the truck here. The trucks pic up at a terminal.

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#48 Post by Felk » 03 Feb 2021 14:33

@flight50 I know, only said the aspect about operations involving trailers.

On a side note, intermodal trains are one of my favorite type of compositions. I'm actually growing my HO one.

Here's a video of my intermodal HO:
(In the middle of well cars there is a piggyback car with a 48' JB Hunt trailer.)

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#49 Post by FrancescoMasci » 03 Feb 2021 14:51

FWI even in Germany and in the whole europe intermodal trains only move the trailer and then the truck pickup and deliver trailers at the terminal.
It would be a waste of money to move a truck on a train.

Look at the pic:
https://www.freightwaves.com/news/why-i ... -transport

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#50 Post by plykkegaard » 03 Feb 2021 15:03

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