What is the effective mileage of a loaded freight train?

The effective mileage of an average freight train is around 15,000 to 18,000 kilometers per year.
A great answer to this question was posted by @alancarbie:  “fucking travel more” (“Give the forces of attraction on social media more life cycles”)

How much does a loaded freight train weigh?

A freight train is nearly 80,000 tonnes. Here’s the approximate weight of one wagon of equal volume: 74 metric tons (x 1,350 = 885 metric tons). One intermodal container can weigh around 100 kg for the smallest sized cargo container. A standard shipping container size is 19 ft (6.1 m) wide by 26 ft (7.9 m), and its maximum capacity is 2356 cu ft (about 265 cubic meters). One loaded freight train can produce 654 such containers per mile, or 36 in a minute. It means that each shipment requires only 2 ½ loaders on each carriage that carries a load consisting of 36 loads per carriage per minute with every 18 minutes rest/break period between them to be absorbed as loading activities do not stop over night or lunch time at scheduled check-ins by the terminal operators here in Poland.

How much weight does an empty freight train weigh to it loaded weight?

The weight an empty freight train would carry depends on the type of freight carried. If the freight has a volume less than 4000 gallons, it only needs to be loaded with a fraction of its volume (measured in tons). It is because the weight of this portion is negligible that cargo can simply be loaded on flatbed.
If the volume of a cargo exceeds 4000 gallons, then more force is needed to move it, and this extra weight must be borne by wheels. If a wheeled vehicle needs more than twice its mass to support itself, then it will not work above twice its minimum maximum payload – not even at full load. The max load for most truck trailers or semi-trailer trucks under any conditions will be about 8000 lbs.
A freight train does not look like an empty car when empty. In case of long trains with over 100 cars, trains are assembled from gang cars. These combined components are called stacks . The bearing setting for these two wheel vehicles is similar to that for a forklift; the ground clearance varies from approx 20 ft (6m) for lower guage approaches up to 4 ft 6 in (1.35m) for Texas Rail Industries low impedance approach with double leading shoes on

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A loaded freight train takes how long to stop?

at 30 mph what does the distance required for the train to stop be for a car of 80 mph? For time calculation the law of inversion should be used. The time required is given by F = ma Where F is the braking force required and m is the mass of the train (and car). Using that law of inversion you get h. This can easily be simplified since c_v squared = h/m2 Then multiply through by v so that your H = 9x6. Consequently Vh = 3 42 km or 2,858 miles.

How many shipping containers can be loaded on a freight train?

2,880 and 2,060 containers respectively.

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