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Anonymous 03/23/14(Sun)15:09 UTC+1 No.640134 Report

Freight trams thread
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Anonymous 03/23/14(Sun)15:46 UTC+1 No.640138 Report

>>640134
this is a thing?
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Anonymous 03/23/14(Sun)23:36 UTC+1 No.640407 Report

>>640138
Barely. This only works in the specific case of two factories in one city but as soon as one destination is outside of the tram network's reach they'd have to reload stuff which would make it unprofitable.

Freight tram-trains might be a neat idea but the different parameters of tram and train operation (width, curve radius, axle load, ...) would require specialized i.e. expensive rolling stock.
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Anonymous 03/24/14(Mon)00:05 UTC+1 No.640424 Report

>>640138
No, it's not. As far as I know, the one pictured in this thread is the sole freight tram system in existence.
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dieselfag 03/24/14(Mon)10:09 UTC+1 No.640811 Report

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Anonymous 03/24/14(Mon)10:26 UTC+1 No.640823 Report

>tfw they removed the tramlines from my glorious city
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Ithaqua 03/24/14(Mon)11:05 UTC+1 No.640839 Report

Pacific Electric had steeple cab electrics that pulled freight.
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Anonymous 04/01/14(Tue)18:06 UTC+1 No.644813 Report

>>640138
>>640407
>>640424
While we don't have any freight-over-tramlines presently in the UK, it used to be a massive thing before the great rail purge (1950s-1970s) which wiped out all but one of the tram networks.

Since both tramways and railways originated as freight moving operations, with passenger travel developing as an afterthought, 'Parcels', and 'Goods' were equal categories along with Passengers. Smaller networks just put parcels on the passenger trams, and larger ones has dedicated trams (see pic). Some networks even had track compatibility with standard gauge wagons allowing things like mainline coal wagons and chemicals tankers to be delivered right to the doorstep of inner-city businesses. A lot of this is the result of that for most of our history there hasn't been any clear distinctions in practice between the tiniest donkey hauled wagonway and the 110mph express line - all a manner of degrees and semantics.
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Anonymous 04/02/14(Wed)00:00 UTC+1 No.644959 Report

>>640134
Dresden, Germany
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