How Freight Trains Connect the World

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we dont have trains does that mean we're not connected thats rude

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Tim Spielman
Tim Spielman

Ummm I am going to chime in on your Cali to philly container delivery you were correct up to Chicago ..... at the Chicago the container would stay loaded on its stack car and interchanged to the next railroad. Coming into philly we have a csx yard (greenwich yard) to brought into where it would be picked up or if it interchanged to Norfolk southern it would go into ns Langhorne pa intermodel yard outside the city ...... unless it got switched wrong it would not go to north jersey ...... that makes zero sense

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Jilk
Jilk

Electric, driver-less trucking may pose a threat to rail, but perhaps not as much as you think. I don't think the U.S. govt., or its citizens, would tolerate taking dozens if not hundreds containers per train off of a dense, streamlined rail line and putting them on an already congested, and, in some cases, deteriorating highway network. Something major would have to change in order for that to become a reality.

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Percy Mercy
Percy Mercy

4:16 Glasgow is not in the USA it in the uk

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Samuel Smith
Samuel Smith

I hope freight declines so passenger rail can prosper.

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worminator15
worminator15

I always forget that your trains run on fuel, which is insane to me

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Michael Smith
Michael Smith

Trucks move the world, door to door, FACT

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Datsaintsan830 saints
Datsaintsan830 saints

yeah but they get paid bank

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paul zet
paul zet

regular rail companies: sharing means more profit that one canada boi: M I N E

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MrUmeabdullah1
MrUmeabdullah1

@2:35 ha unless you live in Pakistan with its maximum 80 km/h trains (even if the engine did have the capacity to go faster my dad said the tracks will not be able to handle it)

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Lukáš Marcinek
Lukáš Marcinek

What are the numbers in bottom left corner for? xD

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SOULTAKU 100%
SOULTAKU 100%

Lol, I like how you blurred out the logo's on the loco's. Thing is tho, railways in America aren't concerned about copyright when it comes to their trains. I cant remember a railway in the US ever filing a claim on a railfan for rail photography and videography on YouTube or anywhere else.

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Howard Citizen
Howard Citizen

Why can't railroads have an interconnecting junction rather than unload and load a rail car for a 10-mile truck journey>

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Jay Temkar
Jay Temkar

Pls do an episode on new Indian freight corridors

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NorCo Railfan
NorCo Railfan

Lol why the hell did you blur out BNSF on the locomotive but not DHL on the aircraft in a SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISON??? I'm sure the railways wouldn't mind the publicity

23 päeva tagasi
Star Vids 1348
Star Vids 1348

Why 7, why not unite all the railroad’s into one called US National Railroad service.

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Trains, Music, And More
Trains, Music, And More

It has been rumored for many years that all class 1 railroads would merge eventually. This can be shown by the fact that in the 70’s railroads quickly diminished from over 400 different railroads to just the few we see today. While it is always a possibility, it will most likely never occur, as competition is necessary in most business situations. A monopoly would most likely not turn out well.

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kone pine
kone pine

These trains are wicked long in Canada

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James
James

4:16 I swear to god that Glasgow is in Scotland.

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Nick Delahaye
Nick Delahaye

On the train and plane side by side footage, why did you blur out the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) logo on the train but not the DHL logo. I'm guessing copyright but that just doesn't make sense to me.

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karma Jefferson
karma Jefferson

The train having high horsepower has nothing to do with its pulling ability. That would be the torque my friend

26 päeva tagasi
Riley von Bevern
Riley von Bevern

Wouldn't it make sense to nationalize the railway system to make the entire system more efficient?

26 päeva tagasi
Adrian SAJJADI
Adrian SAJJADI

“How Freight trains connect the world” Australia: Ima pretend that I didn’t see that Australia is connected via trucks, alot of them

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Big boi Lonnie
Big boi Lonnie

Road trains mate

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Howard Citizen
Howard Citizen

Road trains in Oz.

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Happy Chameleon
Happy Chameleon

"How Freight Trains Connect the World" Spends the whole video talking about the US..

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Tom Garbo
Tom Garbo

Not in the USA. Freight train service started going downhill years ago. Worked at 2 large companies that had their own 1500 to 2000 foot private siding. It took them up to 4 weeks to return a box car that was only 800 miles away.. Would promise delivery first thing in morning but never know what morning. Little by little bith companies had to stop receiving & shipping products by rail.

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Luigi/MR L Gaming
Luigi/MR L Gaming

I have a rail road Just down the road

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REGIE IRIS
REGIE IRIS

Wow nice shipping cargo

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smakkacow
smakkacow

this makes me want to drive a train

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Chris Green
Chris Green

A shame video focused just on US of Trump

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Jannie Fernandez
Jannie Fernandez

07:59 02:12 10:04

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The Gaming Tucan
The Gaming Tucan

Trucks can't go anywhere, they can only go where there is road.

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Monserrate Casillas
Monserrate Casillas

03:04 03:23 05:21

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Me Here
Me Here

"It would take nearly an hour to walk past this train." It takes nearly an hour for one of those $&#/*& trains to get through an intersection.

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Bailey Chap
Bailey Chap

Personally, I would like to see him cover the history of railway's in general (or perhaps even Australia's railways)!

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Eric Sell
Eric Sell

As a truck driver who has driven in US and now New Zealand...if US drivers were paid hourly instead of by mile, the entire resistance to short-hauls, and massive preference for long-haul, would almost totally evaporate. Trains are so much better at the coast-to-coast thing. But there's something else to consider: the Consumer. You can get your online purchase no matter the transport method...but you can't get it in "3-5 working days" or "48hrs" or "Overnite" via train. Trains do massive bulk, not 1,000 little boxes between OKC and Dallas. And people aren't willing to wait. We all want our stuff NOW!

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Mahmood Azizi
Mahmood Azizi

goldenfreight.ir

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santhosh m
santhosh m

Appropriate title : "How freight train connects USA" different countries have different syster..

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Ethan Bailey
Ethan Bailey

My dad works for CN and the longest train he’s ever engineered was 18,000ft

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Connor McLernon
Connor McLernon

So basically, the US has a crap passenger system, but a worldbeating freight system

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Whatever NAme
Whatever NAme

Train is waste of money 🔥

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PJ Noonan
PJ Noonan

Compared to automating a truck, I think automating a train would be a lot easier. They only have to speed up and slow down, in the USA at least, they already have the legal right of way, and by the ever shrinking crew size, it's clear they don't really need as much monitoring as a truck. I don't think automated trucking will really be a huge threat to the rail industry, as by the time the complex systems needed for trucks are developed, rail companies can take the same systems, trim them of unnecessary components and integrate them into trains without the massive down payment into research and development. I hope that's the plan, because the US has an interesting train history, and it would be a shame to see that end to a bunch of giant WALL-Es with trailers.

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More GLT Fire Photography
More GLT Fire Photography

at 3:38 i live near there thats Leetsdale PA

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zapfanzapfan
zapfanzapfan

4 kilometer long train? Do they have like 8 locomotives spread out among the cars of that train?

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Liam Torbert
Liam Torbert

Okay I feel like if driver-less trucks become legal so will driver-less trains. They don't even have to steer lol.

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Stian Skjelbred
Stian Skjelbred

Oil = Bulk?

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Furn
Furn

Wendover feeds my Logistics hunger

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Tyler Durden
Tyler Durden

2:08 total ton-miles is NOT total miles multiplied by total number of tons moved. let's say we moved 1 ton of cargo 1mile, thats a 1 ton-mile. Next, we move another 1 ton by 1mile. That 2 ton-miles in total. If we multiply the total miles by total tons, we get 2*2 = 4 ton-miles. The disparity will only get larger for larger numbers. I sure hope they didn't do the math the way the say they did, cause that would make the fuel calculation incorrect as well. Get your thing together Wendover from 2019

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Felix
Felix

Ah yes, Germany, that country that's near the ocean

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Dasert1
Dasert1

In Germany the Trucks seem to have won.

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Jonny
Jonny

Only because of lobbyism. Germany has one of the densest railway systems in the world. It's about 1/4th as long as of the US railway system while the country is just 1/28th the size. It holds insane potential. But the automobile industry is strong in Germany (obviously).

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Azathoth Hastur
Azathoth Hastur

low priced pussy ship it in

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Azathoth Hastur
Azathoth Hastur

end trade make things locally

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Azathoth Hastur
Azathoth Hastur

union free

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Invicible man
Invicible man

why you always talk only about us as example there are other countries also next time : india plz

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Sebastian108
Sebastian108

How freight Trains Connect the World the whole video is about America

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Nicholas Tan
Nicholas Tan

So now is it a ton mile /ton kilometre, or a tonne mile / tonne kilometre, or a ton mile/tonne There is a difference

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CJ Futch
CJ Futch

Why are the railroad tracks in your video that are new construction of a lighter color metal than is seen on old or traditional railroad tracks

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Quentin Lynch
Quentin Lynch

For some reason I never considered that trains use fuel

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Marcel Baran
Marcel Baran

Diesel Trains - yes. Electric Trains- no.

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Moritz Schmidt
Moritz Schmidt

Oooh interesting nitbit about freight stations being 500km to 800km apart. That's why freight trains are not as big a thing in Europe...I guess there's just too few places more than 800km away from a major shipping port

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Toshit Kumar
Toshit Kumar

how freignt trains connect US*

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Brent Wheeler
Brent Wheeler

Fun fact: Lathrop is pronounced lay-thrup.

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Tommy Kaden
Tommy Kaden

Incorrect, trucks can only go where there are roads.

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Aleksei Brusilov
Aleksei Brusilov

_So there's a truck driver shortage_

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John Smith
John Smith

Thomas is pleased

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Zagra
Zagra

It's not about a train's horsepower. It's about torque. Sure, the average loco nowadays can make 5000whp or more, but they can also push out around 60 to 70 thousand foot-pounds of torque. The average modern car has about 200.

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C M
C M

So why don't we have autonomous trains? It won't happen to trucks completely since the dock locations are too random. It will likely just do OTR between HUBs and not local trucking.

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C M
C M

Freight train lines were suppose to pay for the entire passenger rail system but broke their promise and now the gov't pays them for access to tracks. Its' wrong!

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C M
C M

There is no shortage of truckers. They're just not compensated fairly for all of their time such as during loading and unloading since its all about miles. There is a lack of places for them to park their trucks when out of service since towns that need them don't want them parking in retail parking lots. They're forced to be away from everyone but themselves all day for weeks or months at a time if they're OTR. It's "not that they can't find truckers it's that they can't keep them" since it's a hard lifestyle that most people can't handle which is why it has an extremely high drop out rate within the first year and second year. Their pay scale hasn't kept up with inflation over the past 3 decades so that's why it's aging and getting closer to an average of 60 and not growing as well.

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陈北宗
陈北宗

China is testing freight trains with zero drivers. A freight line is being fitted with the same control system that allowed fully automatic driving on the high speed passenger lines.

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Michelle Koh
Michelle Koh

Planes, trains, and automobiles!

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TY KR
TY KR

INDIA'S FREIGHT INFRASTRUCTURE and HAULING CAPACITY of LOCOMOTIVES, INCREASED VERY VERY MUCH RAPIDLY in LAST FEW YEARS. VERY UPGRADED and MODERN RAILROADS INFRASTRUCTURE in INDIA.

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TY KR
TY KR

INDIA'S RAIL FREIGHT EXTENSIVENESS the LONGEST at 398000 kms and HIGHEST TONNAGE PER FREIGHT TRAIN and HIGHEST LOAD PER AXLE in INDIA. INDIA, TRANSPORT, SO MUCH DAILY, THAT, that much USA, TRANSPORT in a DECADE.

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Pieter
Pieter

What would the impact be of full electrification (coming) and autonomy (also coming)?

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Suffer
Suffer

Anybody elses phone lag while watching this video?

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A350 FSX
A350 FSX

In Switzerland, 40% of all cargo is shiped by train, and all those trains run electric, so we don't have to pay for the diesel, and it's bettee for then environment.

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A350 FSX
A350 FSX

@Robert Gambling There are old steam powered locomotives on most mountain lines, but those are just for special events.

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Robert Gambling
Robert Gambling

Switzerland is 99.99% electrified. I think there is one short steam powered tourist line that in non electric.

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j k
j k

@A350 FSX thanks!

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A350 FSX
A350 FSX

@j k 90% hydroelectric power, 10% nuclear power

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j k
j k

What is the source of the electric power used by the trains?

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Lorenzo Gabriel Tan
Lorenzo Gabriel Tan

Any transport fever players out there?

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Kate D
Kate D

"Lathrop" is pronounced "Lay-thruhp" but it's also a tiny tiny town so I'll give it to you.

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Bob Sacamano
Bob Sacamano

1:23 thats Pittsburgh

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phill2010uk
phill2010uk

Where is the @Tesla Train?

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StartToFinish MTB
StartToFinish MTB

Why don’t people still rob trains like in the old western times?

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Robert Gambling
Robert Gambling

Most high value cargo goes in a sealed container which when placed in a well car makes access to the container impossible. If someone want to steal a ton of coal, go for it. One time someone broke into an upper stack container only to find it had a load of rubber duckies.

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John C
John C

So you’re not gonna mention the fact that each and every railway is a frustratingly inept bureaucratic nightmare? We don’t user rail where I work because they’re unreasonable demurrage, detention, and refer charges. Me: please place the car on track 8 CSX: Me: place this car on track 8 please CSX: Me: we requested placement three days ago, where is it? CSX: you have used your two free days, please release this car to avoid demurrage charges. Why deal with that?

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Tris Trance
Tris Trance

Now its nearly 500 mpg per ton.

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