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'Bomb Carts' Haul Containers at Busy Port of Charleston

Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor

TICO terminal tractor and shuttle chassis carry off a pair of 20-foot ocean-going containers. The trailer can also carry  a single 20- and a single 40-foot "box." Photo: Tom Berg

June 16, 2017

A Pro-Shuttle has a floor of stout steel beams with short, slanted sides that guide a container into place as the gantry crane lowers it. For the short trips within the port, containers are not tied down. Tom Berg has more in his Trailer Talk blog.

Tags: Ports, Containers, Port Trucking, Container Chassis, TICO, Intermodal

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Friday, June 16, 2017 1:22 PM | » Comments(1)

Model Train Show Includes Trucks that Deliver Memories

Children and parents were amused by the fantasy worlds, and older men remembered the boyhood hours they spent “playing with trains.”

S-scale modeler Larry Robertson chats with a visitor as his freight train pauses on the tracks. Note the trailer-on-flatcar loads, an activity of progressive railroads starting in the 1950s. Photos: Tom Berg

January 20, 2016

The Greenberg Great Train & Toy Show is an annual event at the fairgrounds in Columbus, Ohio. On the show's layouts as in real life, trucks and trailers play an important transportation role.

Tags: Railroads, Piggybacking, Intermodal, Containers

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, January 20, 2016 11:34 AM | » Comments(0)

Containers Get Second Lives as Homes, Offices, Warehouses

These steel boxes are exceptionally strong, fire resistant and weatherproof, and deserve to be repurposed instead of going to scrap.

Photo by Tom Berg

July 17, 2015

Containers are made of heavy gauge steel and make excellent structural components. And they’re far cheaper and “greener” than buying traditional materials like lumber for that purpose.

Tags: Intermodal, Containers

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Friday, July 17, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

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