Some articles on freight:
... To the west of the station is a major freight terminal and marshalling yard ... A bogie exchange facility was located here between 1980 and 1995 ...
... These were mixed trains that carried both passengers and freight, and with the opening of the line to Bennetts Junction, they ran through to Oxford ... Much traffic carried on the Eyreton Branch was actually freight from Oxford using the Eyreton route as a shortcut to the Main North Line ... of widespread competition from road, and as road transport increased in competitiveness, freight dwindled ...
... Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) is a rail-road intermodal freight terminal with an associated warehousing estate the facility is located ...
... Occasionally, balloon loops are used for reversing trains on lines with heavy grades and tight curves to equalise wear on both sides of locomotives and rollingstock ... Such a balloon loop was constructed at Beech Forest on the 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) Victorian Railways line from Colac to Crowes ...
More definitions of "freight":
- (verb): Transport commercially as cargo.
- (noun): Transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates.
- (verb): Load with goods for transportation.
Famous quotes containing the word freight:
“People who make puns are like wanton boys that put coppers on the railroad tracks. They amuse themselves and other children, but their little trick may upset a freight train of conversation for the sake of a battered witticism.”
—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (18091894)
“Man, she looked as though shed been thrown off the crummiest freight train in the world. Yet, in spite of this, I got the impression of beauty. Not the beauty of a movie actress, mind you, or the beauty you dream about when youre with your wife. But a natural beauty. A beauty thats almost homely because its so real.”
—Martin Goldsmith, and Edgar G. Ulmer. Al Roberts (Tom Neal)
“Admire a small ship, but put your freight in a large one; for the larger the load, the greater will be the profit upon profit.”
—Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.)