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Transportation of Railway Carriages to Europe

The transportation of railway carriages can be very complicated, with the risk of carriages "bending" or "warping" while being moved (especially if using a crane). In this project, which involved the transportation of exported railway carriages in Europe, we employed a crane-free, slide-unloading method, leading to reduced transportation costs, whilst also ensuring high quality was maintained.

Project Details

Sliding method of unloading of on-rail carriages

Slide method unloading of on-rail carriages
Key Points
  • To ensure safety at the time of unloading, we selected a special trailer with railway tracks built onto its loading platform.
  • By using a temporary ramp when on the rails, a crane-free unloading became possible.

Loading railway carriages onto the special trailer with its built-in railway tracks

Loading railway carriages onto the special trailer with its built-in railway tracks
Loading railway carriages onto the special trailer with its built-in railway tracks

Unloading work being carried out using the temporary ramp for when on the rails

Unloading work being carried out using the temporary ramp for when on the rails
Unloading work being carried out using the temporary ramp for when on the rails