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Szdfan

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This is interesting…

 

https://www.railwaygazette.com/uk/swift-express-freight-emu-conversions-agreed/60372.article?ID=z9xqh~9ffnqj~jnnxt~W4ik~Ky0gk&utm_campaign=RG-WEEKLY-HISPASAT-261121-DE&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=RG-WEEKLY-HISPASAT-261121-DE

 

In the UK, four class 321 EMU units are being converted to light goods freight in an attempt to provide a more environmental alternative to trucks, especially during current supply chain issues. New concept is called Swift Express Freight and it’s run by the Eversholt Rail leasing company.

 

I know I’ve seen discussion on these boards about how the Japanese are transporting food and light goods into Tokyo using converted passenger stock. It’s interesting if globally Less-than-Carload (LCL) or light goods freight makes a bit of a comeback.

 

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Dairies like the Express Dairy used to have their wagons attached to express trains in the UK prior to the nationalization of UK railways.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_railway_milk_trains

 

https://www.igg.org.uk/rail/12-linind/milk.htm

 

http://igg.org.uk/rail/7-fops/fo-milk.htm

 

https://digitaltraction.co.uk/mainsite/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/20180426101716_1.jpg

Edited by bill937ca
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At least in Japan one of the factors in modal shift is the lack of truck drivers- it is a hard job and the net generation has no interest being on the road away from home all the time.

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