Lift 36,000 Pounds Without Breaking a Sweat. See how!

Modern locomotives transport millions of intermodal containers each year, but what happens when these hulking rectangles reach the end of the line? Often, the answer is high in the air: massively powerful cranes towering over intermodal rail facilities. These GPS-enabled goliaths can quickly, and effortlessly, lift a 36,000-pound container (about the weight of 10 mid-size cars!) from the back of a train and deliver it onto the next mode of transport to complete its intermodal journey. Watch the video above to learn more about these impressive machines and see how railroads are modernizing intermodal transportation.