How much does a typical passenger train weigh?

How much does a typical passenger train weigh?

You can expect an average train weight to be about 3,000 to 18,000 tons or more depending on the load and number of cars in the train. Local trains designed for the transport of people or to carry less of a load may weigh anywhere from 1,500 to 6,000 tons or more.

How much does a 50 car train weigh?

The current ‘average’ empty weight varies from 25-30 tons(50′ box cars vs covered hoppers). The payload capacity of that box car can vary from 50-70 tons. The covered hopper payload can vary from 100-115 tons.

How much does a CSX locomotive weigh?


Loco weight 423,000–432,000 lb (192,000–196,000 kilograms) 212–216 short tons (189–193 long tons; 192–196 t)
Fuel type diesel fuel
Fuel capacity 5,500 US gal (21,000 l; 4,600 imp gal) or 6,200 US gal (23,000 l; 5,200 imp gal)
Prime mover GE 7FDL16, 7HDL16, GEVO-16 (rebuilds)

How big is a passenger train car?

In the United States modern passenger cars are usually 25 metres (85 feet) long.

What is the average speed of a train?

The average speed of an intermodal train is 31.7km/h, a conventional train has an even lower average. Anyone who hears this for the first time is rather surprised. A train at a speed of 30km/h per hour in a country that large and that important on the international corridors, is something hard to imagine.

How much weight can a box car carry?

50 Foot Plain Boxcar

Feature Attribute
Outside Length of Car Range from 55 to 60 feet
Cubic Capacity Range from 4,950 to 7,300 cubic feet
Gross Weight on Rail Range from 263,000 to 286,000 lbs.
Load Limit Range from 146,000 to 215,500 lbs.

How long is the average passenger train?

How long is a passenger train? A passenger train is way shorter than a freight train, ranging between 80 feet and 1000 feet. Most of the passenger trains in the United States are averaging around 6-10 cars.