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The Rail-Road Vehicle is a new breed of freight-liner trucks. How are they different? They run on more than just roads! These massive metallic creatures are capable of hitching themselves to each other and running on rails, like a goods train.

Obviously, they come with two sets of wheels, one for the asphalt, and one for the rails. This may be fictional, but think about how it can massively alter the transportation industry. If one vehicle can complete a cross-country journey from point A to point B without having to make any switches on the way… Believe me that’s game changing!

Designers: Lou Chi-hwan, Zhang Yuanyuan & Liu Chang.

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2 Comments

  • Stephen Russell says:

    Love the idea, comment, awesome, must for the US, Canada alone.
    Note Luigi Colani truck designs from 80s, viable then & now for project
    Mass produce under lisc: Ford, GM, Whiteline, etc truck makers.
    Ideal for harbors to airports alone if near major RR lines.

  • Phil b says:

    A rail vehicle stays on the track using its massive weight. This could be too light for rail and too heavy for road. An alternative configuration could be to incorporate Talgo bogie system to link the trucks and dispense with the extra weight of the conventional bogie installation on the road.

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