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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 104
Edited by: J. Pombo
Paper 261

Railway System for Intermodal Transport Based on the Special Wagon with Platform

T. Niezgoda and W. Krason

Department of Mechanics and Applied Computer Science, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

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T. Niezgoda, W. Krason, "Railway System for Intermodal Transport Based on the Special Wagon with Platform", in J. Pombo, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 261, 2014. doi:10.4203/ccp.104.261
Keywords: intermodal transport, special railway wagon, innovative constructional solutions, kinematic simulations.

The innovative system proposed in this paper is based on a special railway wagon with a rotatable, low and flat loading floor. It can be used for transporting various types of vehicles, for example, tractors, trucks, trailers, semitrailers and cargo containers. The railway system using special wagons allows rapid and convenient, self loading and unloading of vehicles and containers (no cranes are required); no platform infrastructure is required, there is no need for hubs, terminals or special logistics; each wagon can be operated separately. The demonstrator of a single wagon with a rotatable platform, an intermodal system on the scale 1:14, was developed. The model is used for demonstration of the principle of operations and visualization of the basic functions of the railway wagon for transport of trucks. The model served also to prepare kinematic simulations of the real cooperation of wagon subsystems with the rotatable platform of the body. The concept of the intermodal system with innovative railway wagons and the use of constructional solutions are presented in this paper.

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