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Railway transport in Europe

From Food to Vehicles: Items That Can Be Shipped by Railroad

Rail transport is commonly used to move heavy and bulky cargo across long distances. The main types of cargo that are transported by rail include consumer goods, special cargo, and electronics. The many advantages to using rail transport are safety, lower fuel consumption, capacity, and cost-effectiveness. Also, as rail freight allows for moving large shipments, it is often used to transport construction and building materials, beverages and food, liquids, vehicles, and small cargo in large quantities.   Construction and Building Materials Construction materials are often shipped by train, including shingles, bricks, and metal coils. Other items include: Rebar Paper Asphalt… Read more