How fast can freight trains go?

Answer In the United States, the average freight train speed is 20 mph, but this is hardly the fastest speed possible. On April 3, 2007, BBC News reported that a French train set a new record for the fast... Read More »

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How fast do freight trains normally travel?

Freight trains generally travel at a speed between 55 and 65 miles per hour. They can go faster, but for safety reasons they do not. The faster trains travel, the longer it takes them to stop if th... Read More »

In the uk were does all the different freight go like steel, coal, stones .e.g on the freight trains?

Your question is a bit like asking "how long is a bit of string?", but in general terms freight is moved in 'block' train-loads from one point to another. These traffic flows include:Container traf... Read More »

Do most freight trains burn coal?

No, most freight trains do not burn coal. Freight trains transport and deliver coal. Most freight trains run on diesel fuel. While trucks provide better energy efficiency, a freight train's ability... Read More »

Freight Trains in North Carolina?

Commercial freight lines on 23 railroads operate Class 1 and short lines in North Carolina. The main railroad giants are the Norfolk Southern based in Norfolk, Virginia, and the CSX Transportation ... Read More »