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Ube private highway and "truck trains"

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Official video including drone footage by Ube Industries, of their private highway, the longest in Japan.  Used by heavy trucks hauling double trailers transporting clinker from a cement plant to port.  The trucks are required to have an output of at least 500hp.

 

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katoftw

Well that was interesting.

 

I noticed a few on and off ramps though. Staff entry for private vehicles?

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Sheffie

Do they still run road trains in Australia? I seem to remember those having more than two trailers 

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Kiha66

I vaguely remember something about a JNR line getting washed out, as well as the labor strikes on the railway lead to the company deciding that building their own private highway was preferable to being reliant on the railroad.  Elsewhere in Japan there's a five mile conveyor belt that replaced the railway in a similar situation.

 

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/美祢線

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/宇部線

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bill937ca

Another private highway video.

 

 

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katoftw
9 hours ago, Sheffie said:

Do they still run road trains in Australia? I seem to remember those having more than two trailers 

Yup.  Very common for the remote inland areas.

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Ochanomizu

Hello,

 

Here's how it's done in Australia.

 

 

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chadbag

More US style trucks.  That was interesting.  Thanks

 

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Nick_Burman
On 9/25/2019 at 11:17 AM, katoftw said:

Well that was interesting.

 

I noticed a few on and off ramps though. Staff entry for private vehicles?

 

For the time being yes, however I suspect that the road was designed to revert to the highway authority once the concession runs out (or Ube looses interest or the need for it). So the road must have been built with full integration into the local road system in mind, with ramps, toll booth areas, etc...

 

However, I wonder, why not a railway?

 

Cheers NB

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Sheffie

I suspect you may have answered your own question. I imagine that it’s easier to sell a road that’s no longer needed than it is to sell a railway line. And the resale value of the road must be a factor in calculating the overall cost. 

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