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How does a 100-tonne train get towed by a car for 10km?

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

How does a 100-tonne train get towed by a car for 10km?

Posted on Jun 21, 2016

Resized_LR_DS_TRAIN_PULL_160616_03.jpgHow does your train company solve the problem of a broken down train on the tracks? Wheel an old locomotive out of the yard to nudge it along. Or perhaps re-route other services and hope the engineers can sort it out quickly? Well, a video from Switzerland has revealed another option – use a Land Rover. Fitted with rail guidance wheels to keep it on track, one recently towed a train sixty times its own weight, equivalent to that of a Boeing-757 airplane. The standard Discovery Sport towed three luxury train carriages weighing 100 tonnes, along 10km of track at the Museumsbahn Stein am Rhein in Switzerland, crossing the River Rhine on the dramatic Hemishofen bridge – a historic steel span measuring 935 feet long and soaring 85 feet above the valley floor.

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