High Speed Inter-city CargoLiner™ Train Service
Start First Service within 36 Months
- Similar to current freight train service operation
- Small, self-propelled container cars coupled into short trains
- Trains have human operator in lead car
- In-cab signaling and car-based switching allow short headways
- Shares passenger train SuperWays
CargoLiner Manually Controlled Car Train
The high speed, self-propelled, CargoLiner trains consist of small container
cars that are mechanically coupled into short train sets with an operator in the lead
car. This service enables MegaRail to provide high speed inter city cargo
service within 30 months with virtually zero technical and schedule risk because
operation is similar to current manual train operation with only proven, off the
shelf technology. Safety and capacity are increased by use of the unique
MegaRail capability to precisely measure train position on a continuous basis
using simple sensors and references located inside the patented enclosed
guideway rails and car-based switching that does not require moveable rails.
MegaRail Cargo Containers Hold Three Tons of Cargo
MegaRail cargo containers hold up three tons of cargo of the same types carried
by large, over-the-road trucks. The closed containers accommodate standard
grocer pallets and may be loaded by standard forklifts that may be driven into
The containers have forklift provisions to allow movement of containers in
warehouses or docks by forklifts. The containers may be placed on flatbed trucks
for local delivery and pick-up. Containers are equipped with stacking pins on
top and pin receptables on the bottom to allow stacking of containers.
The containers have upper lift points to allow easy lifting of the containers
onto and off of CargoLiner carrier cars. The lower stacking pin receptacles
allow precise placement of the containers on the carrier cars and locking of the
containers in place for transport.
CargoLiner Container Car
CargoLiner container cars are equipped with aerodynamic fairings at each end to smooth airflow for high-speed travel.
CargoLiner Container Car with Container
CargoLiner container cars accept and carry MegaRail closed containers for high-speed cargo transport. The standard MegaRail containers lock into place for shipment.