Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Electrification Clearance for Double Stack Container Freight Trains

Electrified railroad lines have adequate clearance for double stack freight car operations. Pictured is the R1 SEPTA line in the vicinity of Philadelphia. The demonstrated clearance is on a former Reading Railroad electrified line now owned and operated by SEPTA.

From the top of the rail to the top of the double stack container is no more than 20 feet and 3 inches.
See: www.ttx.com/equipment/listing/intermodal/double-stack-wells.aspx/

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