The Anonymous Widower

Piggy-Back Freight At Novara Station

Novara station is on a main rail freight route and I saw a couple of trains carrying trucks go through.

There were certainly a lot of wagons going through. Note the passenger coach behind the locomotive.

I suspect the trains were using the Alpine Rolling Highway, which is described like this in Wikipedia.

The Alpine rolling highway is a combined transport service, in the form of a rolling highway on special wagons ravelling a distance of 175 km between France and Italy by the Mont Cenis Tunnel (aka Fréjus rail tunnel).

Some might think, that we should use a rolling highway from the Channel Tunnel to the North of England and Scotland.

The reason we don’t is that the loading gauge on the routes to the North is just too small.

May 30, 2018 - Posted by | Travel | , ,

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