Introducing RAILS the Rail Intermodal Equipment & Operations Revolution
New Double Stack Platform (DSP) design
Closing the gap between cars allows 21-23% more containers carried and revenue per train.
This also applies to single level container train operations running under catenary and height restricted operating territories.
Using stronger, lighter, green steel and less components per well will reduce weight by 25%.
New braking system
Reduces transit time in/out of speed restrictions.
Adds back line capacity.
Reduces fuel use with less time on the road.
New security system for container/trailer doors during transit will reduce theft and shifted load issues to zero.
Reduced terminal switching saves time and operating expense.
Customized train length of platforms up to 4,000 feet and up to 4 integral segments equaling 16,000 feet for specific market service.
Distributed Power Unit operations for every 4,000 foot segment.
New design will improve reliability and safety with key component health monitoring and planned component maintenance.
Opportunity for short haul intermodal segment operations.
New Autonomous Traction Platform (ATP) design
ATP will replace the traditional locomotive with an autonomous operation utilizing dual engines generating 9,000 horsepower powering 12 AC traction motors meeting EPA and CARB emission regulations
As new energy options prove themselves for rail freight operations, will adapt to reliable and renewable sources
1 ATP will handle up to 4,000 feet of DSP's and can expand to meet required train size in 4,000 feet increments in Distributed Power Mode
As the United States debates and decides on Class 1 railroad crew size options, AIM will adapt to the new standard.
RAILS designs are patent pending.