The Lohr Railway System or
Modalohr System (French: Système Modalohr)
uses special railway wagons of a type known as piggyback wagons, to
carry standard road semi-trailers on the European rail network.
They are currently used on the AFF route from
Luxembourg to the French border with Spain and vice versa. There are
plans to expand this service. They have also been approved for the
Channel Tunnel. This articulated railway wagon consists of two
low-floor decks, resting on a single Y25 jacobs bogie in the middle
and on two Y33 bogies on the extreme ends. Using standard bogies
resulted in lower maintenance costs compared with the similar rolling
highway concept. The deck between the bogies (trucks) pivots (swings)
30°, allowing the trailers to be loaded from the sides. The cars are
built by Lohr Industrie.
^ a b "Railway Gazette:
Modalohr piggyback wagons approved for Channel
Tunnel". Railway Gazette International. 2011-11-23. Retrieved
^ Lohr Railway System at lohr.fr. Retrieved 23 Jun 2017.
^ "System comparison: Competing concepts for combined cargo". June
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