I was just watching How It's Made and they were in a factory making trains for the US and Europe. They said it was EMD and the most likely candidate is their Ontario factory. How the fuck do they get the trains over here and how does that make sense?
The EMD class 66 is apparently made in the Ontario factory but is 70 feet long and therefore won't fit in a container. Are there special ships with rails that I'm unaware of? I found the whole thing really intriguing.
This is the segment btw:
I've ridden this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICE_TD onto and off this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VogelfluglinieThere are ships that have rails in them.
This. I knew about ferries but I hadn't heard of transatlantic ships. I suppose shoving some rails in or just placing the trains on the deck isn't that unusual, it must take a lot to secure them for rough Atlantic seas though.I'm not sure if transoceanic lines with rails exist though, these are all relatively short ferry routes.
Also, length is the least of your worries for containerized transport ... even a small locomotive weighs several times the maximum load of a shipping container.The EMD class 66 is apparently made in the Ontario factory but is 70 feet long and therefore won't fit in a container.