Milestones in the Growth of Intermodal

Intermodal shipping — the movement of freight across multiple modes of transportation — has become a lynchpin of today’s globalized world. In many ways, it seems that demand for rail intermodal has skyrocketed overnight, but in reality its success has been more than a century in the making, beginning as early as the 1870s.

So, what exactly has led to the intermodal network that fuels the American economy today?