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    die rollende Landstraße

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    die Beförderung von LKWs auf Güterwagen der Eisenbahn
    AuthorBettina03 Jul 06, 11:35
    Suggestionrolling road
    Ich hoffe, das hilft weiter :-)
    #1AuthorNelly03 Jul 06, 11:44
    A rolling road is generally understood to be a piece of test equipment: a vehicle on a rolling road can be driven, but doesn't go anywhere!

    See, for instance,

    Although, to judge from Google image search, the term can be used to refer to the idea of a railway train carrying road vehicles, I think this usage is sufficiently uncommon that you would be well-advised to avoid it, unless you are confident that your audience definitely has the necessary specialist knowledge.

    I would recommend using an explanatory phrase instead, such as "transporting lorries by rail" if your audience is British, but I wouldn't presume to advise on how to express this for a general American audience.
    #2AuthorJoe W03 Jul 06, 12:02
    Suggestionpiggyback transport
    I used to work for the London subsidiary of a company specialising in this form of transport, and it's referred to as "Huckepackverkehr" in German and "piggyback transport" in English. The term "Rollende Landstraße" is not used in the UK.
    #3Authoranggel09 Oct 07, 10:24

    Wenn ich das richtig überblicke, ist die rollende Landstraße eine spezielle Form des Huckepackverkehrs, der als Oberbegriff z.B. auch den Seetransport auf Schiffen umfasst.

    #4AuthorRominara (1294573) 16 Jun 22, 18:28
    Suggestionrolling highway
    #5AuthorMiMo (236780) 16 Jun 22, 19:54

    Aus dem Wiki-Link in #5 :

      In rail transportation, a rolling highway, or rolling road is a form of combined transport involving the conveying of road trucks by rail, referred to as Ro-La trains. The concept is a form of piggyback transportation.

    The technical challenges to implement rolling highways vary from region to region. In North America, the loading gauge is often high enough to accommodate double stack containers, so the height of a semi-trailer on a flatcar is no issue. However, in Europe, except for purpose built lines such as the Channel Tunnel or the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the loading gauge height is much smaller, and it is necessary to transport the trailers with the tires about 30 cm (11.81 in) above the rails, so the trailers cannot be simply parked on the surface of a flat car above the wagon wheels or bogies. Making the wagon wheels smaller limits the maximum speed, so many designs allow the trailer to be transported with its wheels lower than the rail wagon wheels. An early approach in France was the Kangourou wagon[1] with modified trailers. This technology did not survive, due to the market resistance to modified trailers. Today, three designs for these special wagons are in commercial service, "Modalohr", "CargoBeamer" and "Niederflurwagen" [2] [3] [4] . ...

    #6Authorno me bré (700807) 16 Jun 22, 20:06
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