RHYMES WITH TRUCK

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Triple Crown Train.


____Crossing northern Indiana; this train of dry-freight van trailers stopped me in my tracks this week. Over a hundred trailers and not a tractor unit in sight. You often see van trailers that have been lifted onto railroad wagons but these trailers only have bogies at each end and the trailers are the train.


____The very tight coupling would make for good security but I wonder how tight you could turn. It shows just how strong the chasssis-less construction must be. All the trailers were from the Triple Crown company and they must have needed special attachments, back and front.

1 comment:

  1. Fascinating. Never saw anything like that on our travels!

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