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Who's to Blame in This RR Crossing Wreck?

Remember, “Stop, look and listen”? It's still a good idea for any driver.

The gates came down after the wreck. And what a mess! Note that the impact yanked the fifth wheel off the tractor's frame. That means the fifth wheel's jaws hung onto the lead trailer's kingpin.

January 26, 2017

Newscasters focused on the non-working crossing lights and gates. But shouldn't the truck driver have looked for a train? Tom Berg has more in Trailer Talk.

Tags: Accidents, Driver Safety, Railroads

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:23 AM | » 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)

Right Place, Right Railroads Help ‘Cool’ Intermodal Shipments

Sometimes intermodal shipping works and sometimes it doesn’t.

Photo courtesy Tiger Cool Express

April 20, 2015

Senior Editor Tom Berg explores why one intermodal refrigerated operation is expanding, in contrast to another that is suing railroads in blame for its demise, in his Trailer Talk blog.

Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Drayage, Tiger Cool Express

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Monday, April 20, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Cold in Roanoke, a Shiny Overnite Rig, and a Volunteer Named Wizzy. How About That?

It was really cold when Senior Editor Tom Berg toured the Transportation Museum of Virginia in Roanoke, and found a brighter-than-life Overnite rig.

Stainless steel sides of '47 Fruehauf were so bight it was difficult to shoot a photo.

January 24, 2014

Piggyback and container trains were running on an O-gauge model railroad, and little big rigs were backed into loading docks, just like in the real world.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Railroads, Museums, Trailers, History

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(2)

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