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Railwatch 081 - October 1999
New car container
A new Car-Rac container carries six cars and is specially adapted to conform to the British loading gauge. Its corner castings are telescopic to allow for flexible intermodal use. Freightliner is using 100 of the new-style containers for a new service it has just launched called Autoliner. When cars are loaded on to the Car-Rac, there is no intermediate handling of vehicles and the risk of damage to the vehicles is greatly reduced.
Launching the new service at Tilbury, Essex, Autoliner general manager Mike Newman said: "We offer a first class service for both full train loads and individual wagon-load equivalent movements." Freightliner operates over 100 daily trains, using 19 British freight container terminals to offer customers intermodal transport between "port and door".
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