Talk:Rail freight transport

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I'd suggest a disambiguation: There is also a song called "freight train" by Elizabeth Cotten. [1]. -- 20:53, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

What is average speed of train when traveling?[edit]

I couldn't find the average speed of a freight train while moving, on this page or on rail transport. (talk) 19:11, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

  • How long is a piece of string? G-13114 (talk) 05:16, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
I found this source: [2], page 211, on timetable planning guidelines used by dutch railways. Goods trains are expected to use standard paths, calculated for a cruising speed of either 85 or 95 kilometres per hour (53 or 59 mph) and reasonable acceleration and deceleration. To get some room to compensate for delays, they must be able to run a bit faster than that. 110 kilometres per hour (68 mph) seems quite normal. PiusImpavidus (talk) 13:49, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Another named train[edit]

The Washington State USA Grain Train. Description easy to find via Google.