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Railways simply explained: Route class

Did you know that railway routes are divided into route classes? And why freight wagons must not exceed the maximum payload limit? The following article explains what route classes are and how they are related to the maximum permissible axle load.Read More

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Freight traffic on quiet soles

Did you know that freight trains are just as loud as trucks? Both have a sound level of 90 dB (decibels). The pain wave, i.e. the noise level considered hazardous to health, is between 120 and 130 dB. Nevertheless, the noise generated by freight trains is often particularly disturbing for people living near railway lines.Read More

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When logistics becomes a passion

As a child she wanted to become a veterinarian. Today she is a fashionable 21-year old logistican from the Weinviertel region. With heart and spirit. Because her job is more than just a job. In fact, the fascination with her profession is her passion. Privately Melina Salmhofer loves books and never leaves home without aRead More

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Railways simply explained: Special transport

Not only raw materials, cars or car parts, wood, steel, agricultural and chemical products travel by train – no, 30-tonne special cranes, 120 metre long rails, entire metro trains, giant steam generators or turbines are also transported by rail from A to B. But what types of shipment are actually suitable for transporting by railRead More

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Railways simply explained: Shunting

No trains can run without shunting. Every train is created through shunting. Find out why, how and where the trains are formed and what conditions wagons must be in in order to get them from the railway yard and onto the tracks.Read More

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No mean feat

In the steelworks, they become what they are. They’re installed all over the world. When they’re transported, sometimes even the most hard-boiled railway expert is left breathless. A spectacle you don’t get to see every day.Read More

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Boxstop for our Taurus-locomotive

Traction vehicles also have to get maintained on a regular basis and it is quite a feat when a Taurus weighing almost 90 tons, the bull among the ÖBB locomotives, has to change wheels. This is essential in order to make rail freight transport safe, reliable and efficient.Read More

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An entire circus takes the train

The much loved, famous Circus Roncalli is on tour again, making the eyes of young and old light up with delight. The circus company, based in Germany, relies on the tailor-made carrier and logistics services of the Rail Cargo Group for the transport of 1,200 tons of circus equipment by rail.Read More

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Produce your own spare parts: 3D printers make it possible

Our goal is to produce the necessary spare parts for rail vehicles quickly and efficiently ourselves so that they are available whenever they are needed. 3D printers should soon make this possible. Technicians from ÖBB-Technische Services are working intensively on this. For us, this means faster vehicle availability in the future.Read More

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