How Freight Trains Connect the World


  1. Rishabh Sharma

    Rishabh SharmaIl y a 2 jours

    Please speak slowly

  2. SportDogg2008

    SportDogg2008Il y a 2 jours

    @Wendover Productions. Canadian Pacific also goes down the New Orleans like CN!

  3. dyah utari

    dyah utariIl y a 3 jours

    Glasgow ?£

  4. name

    nameIl y a 3 jours

    So do trains in America suck or not, Mr. Wendover?

  5. Spenezzet

    SpenezzetIl y a 5 jours

    ITS NOT [mainaʊt] ITS [minoʊ]

  6. Ankit Jain

    Ankit JainIl y a 6 jours

    ".... Connect the World?" The video mostly talks about the USA.

  7. Mohak Gautam

    Mohak GautamIl y a 6 jours

    What was that counter at bottom left corner?

  8. courtemanche437

    courtemanche437Il y a 7 jours

    What highway is that at 9:09?

  9. Francisco. Reyes

    Francisco. ReyesIl y a 8 jours

    ✌️ I'm one of those owner operator who moves those crosstown moves in chicago from rail yard to rail yard, to all of them. Driving in the City is a pain in the ass and specially on rush hour 😅😂😂

  10. Nick McCann

    Nick McCannIl y a 8 jours

    If you think train engineering is cool, you wrong

  11. Army Birb

    Army BirbIl y a 8 jours

    For someone who lives in Kansas and lives in a small town that has a railroad running through the center I can say it's always crazy. It's always a mixture of Train company's. Mainly BNSF.

  12. Zipplandian Gaming and More

    Zipplandian Gaming and MoreIl y a 9 jours

    The CSX would probably come through near where I live by what you showed.

  13. SportDogg2008

    SportDogg2008Il y a 10 jours

    Don't forget not only do we have Class I Companies but we also have Class II and Class III (small companies) also inter mingle with each other. I know a class III that switches its cargo with a class I railroad.

  14. Hi-Fidude66

    Hi-Fidude66Il y a 11 jours

    "How Freight Trains Connect the World" *Only talks about the US*

  15. Hi-Fidude66

    Hi-Fidude66Il y a 8 jours

    +Marc Brown Never said I had a problem with it, retard.

  16. Marc Brown

    Marc BrownIl y a 8 jours

    He talks about the U.S. as an example, because he lives there, and so what? It's a great example of Train workflow... He can't just talk about every country in one video, just to satisfy butthurt individuals such as yours.

  17. FNAF 54

    FNAF 54Il y a 12 jours

    Burlington northern Santa Fe

  18. Boone Keller

    Boone KellerIl y a 14 jours

    Self driving trains?

  19. rat

    ratIl y a 14 jours

    Freight Trains Hopping :)

  20. Anirban Dutta

    Anirban DuttaIl y a 16 jours

    "How freight trains connect the US"

  21. Manav Gajera

    Manav GajeraIl y a 17 jours

    It's more like "how trains connect the US"

  22. wogfun

    wogfunIl y a 19 jours

    Kearny NJ is pronounced "carney", as in carnival. Not kee-are-knee or whateverthefuck that was lol

  23. Maserati7200

    Maserati7200Il y a 17 jours

    No u

  24. Doc Dat

    Doc DatIl y a 21 jour

    A electric powerd driverless train is even cheaper ;)

  25. joebear 119

    joebear 119Il y a 20 jours

    They are diesel-electric. A 16 cylinder diesel engine drives a generator which powers the motors in the trucks. And driverless trains will never pass in the U.S. too many people are rightly afraid of accidental that would be caused by them.

  26. Nomade

    NomadeIl y a 21 jour

    PLEASE!! Trains VS Autonomous&Electric Trucks.

  27. Be. We.

    Be. We.Il y a 22 jours

    thank you for using the metric system

  28. Trains and Stuff

    Trains and StuffIl y a 24 jours

    7:09 You forgot Ferromex

  29. Hermes David Montes de Oca Segovia

    Hermes David Montes de Oca SegoviaIl y a 24 jours

    in mexico , train transport collapsed in favor of trucks due to a much better road network than rail network

  30. Dylan Beaty

    Dylan BeatyIl y a 27 jours

    Actually in most cases intermodel trains are handed over as a unit or the cars with the container is transferred to the other railroad. No need for it to be put on a truck and moved to the other RR.

  31. Paul McGrane

    Paul McGraneIl y a 28 jours

    Wrong pronunciation of Kearny

  32. Ed M

    Ed MIl y a 28 jours

    But how much would it cost to transport a ton of freight per mile in a Toyota Camry?

  33. Hyunjong Byun

    Hyunjong ByunIl y a mois

    Hi, Wendover. You mentioned that the frictional force is smaller for the trains than the trucks around 2:40 of the videoclip, but that is not the case. Rolling objects do not get their kinetic energy reduced by the friction since rolling objects are not sliding and the total amount of work done by the frictional force equals zero. This is because the work is a product of force and distance and the distance in this case is zero. What actually differs is the thing called "rolling resistance". The wheels and the ground deform at area around their contact point due to the vehicle's weight, and then these area revert back as the wheel rolls (of course, the area around the new contact point starts to deform). Due to the 2nd law of thermodynamics, deformation and reversion causes some of the input energy (this case, the stress applied on the wheels times the strain) to be lost as heat. Therefore, we loose some of the rolling kinetic energy of the wheels as heat, therefore getting the speed reduced. However, since steel is a much more elastic material than the rubber of tires and asphalt of roads, most of the deformation work is returned intact as kinetic energy and less portion of the rolling kinetic energy is lost as heat. Edit: timeline of the videoclip adjusted.

  34. Brian Beard

    Brian BeardIl y a mois

    You can take driverless trucks out of the equation. None of the technologies currently in testing are working out. Autonomous trains are more likely as they have the rails that keep then under control. If it ever happens it will be 50 years from now at least.

  35. Charlie Price

    Charlie PriceIl y a mois

    8:29 why is there Ohio St in Chicago????

  36. Indian Fan

    Indian FanIl y a mois

    Indian railways is building electrified double stack freight only corridor

  37. DeeZanic

    DeeZanicIl y a mois

    Isn't it possible to have completely automatted trains? I mean the human factor here is a safety and economics concern. A fully automated train would run more efficient and without breaks.

  38. Dahlmasen

    DahlmasenIl y a mois

    Also, american ”big rigs” are tiny, probably one reason why the price for trucks are so high

  39. Husker GSA

    Husker GSAIl y a mois

    Norfolk, Ne is pronounced Norfork. It's a spelling error in their city charter.

  40. Joe

    JoeIl y a mois

    I know he's probably passed reaching comments on these videos. Norfolk is pronounced (nor-fork) in Nebraska

  41. Cheerios

    CheeriosIl y a mois

    I live in Chicago

  42. Boone Keller

    Boone KellerIl y a mois

    Correction: Trucks can only go where there are roads, and trains can only go where there are tracks, but it just so happens that there is much more road than track.

  43. Matt Brine

    Matt BrineIl y a mois

    Trucks can go off road, but how off road you can go depends on the area and the truck. Pretty much most of the trucking done up north is fairly off road (in that its not paved up there, especially when ice road trucking).

  44. petokSKCZ

    petokSKCZIl y a mois

    Glasgow ? wait its in the UK

  45. TheMattmatician I

    TheMattmatician IIl y a mois

    At 3:42 you can see everything is slanted because that's how the camera works. I think that's cool

  46. Chris Rogge

    Chris RoggeIl y a mois

    when the world transitions to renewable energy, trains will be more relevant than ever, because the only economically viable "renewable" energy source is hot fusion. helium-3 and hydrogen will have a low cost per ton and the world will need a lot, making them be hauled by train for the same reasons as coal today.

  47. That Latin Dude

    That Latin DudeIl y a mois

    First planes. Now trains. What's next, automobiles?

  48. David Ev

    David EvIl y a mois

    Hey I'ma longtime fan just wanted to say Best video ever !! My dad was truck driver for a very long time. He did intermodal last few years of his career. I've been to many train yards around Atlanta with him and this brings me back. I wish he was still alive so I can show him this video :(

  49. Daniel Plaza

    Daniel PlazaIl y a mois

    6:40 Rodalia de Catalunya

  50. exbomajoch

    exbomajochIl y a mois

    $34 per ton of coal? I wish it was that cheap were I live!!

  51. Jibran Ludwig

    Jibran LudwigIl y a mois

    The idea that trucks can anywhere but trains are limited to train tracks is misleading. Both are dependent on expensive infrastructure: good luck hauling freight without roads. The difference is that US federal, state, and municipal governments have invested a staggering amount of money into roads, whereas the railways system has always been privatized. That means that truck based freight benefits from massive government subsidies in the form of infrastructure, and would be even less competitive with rail if both were either private or public.

  52. Antares TV

    Antares TVIl y a mois

    Questions to the U.S. people. Why aren't your trains electric? In European countries, many lines are electrified and passengers and cargo are transported with electric locomotives.

  53. Ajay L

    Ajay LIl y a mois

    Because it is fairly inexpensive for government owned and funded railways to electrify their networks in small European countries the size of some US states. The US is far, far too vast to electrify all of its rail and the longer a network, the cheaper per mile it is to use diesel instead

  54. Jeremy Jones

    Jeremy JonesIl y a mois

    Why is the BNSF logo censored but the CSX was not?

  55. Ellis Jackson

    Ellis JacksonIl y a mois

    I didn't see any censored BNSF logos

  56. Migrant Traveller

    Migrant TravellerIl y a mois

    Can you start a channel wenDover india with India specific content

  57. Christopher Thompson

    Christopher ThompsonIl y a mois

    At 19 seconds, France and Germany have ocean borders yes, but to say that they whole country is close to the ocean is ridiculous. Love the citations though!

  58. erejnion

    erejnionIl y a mois

    Both are within one-two days from a port. However, look at EU as a whole: suddenly you have much longer routes, esp considering that town - port - port - town just isn't feasible for transport within EU. And, what a surprise, EU desires to invest billions in railway infrastructure.

  59. silvia romano

    silvia romanoIl y a mois

    Amtrak: ok so I'm going to build some passenger railway. America: we don't do that here.

  60. Mike P

    Mike PIl y a 13 jours

    Yes, that's why freight train gets priority over passenger trains. And that is why Amtrak and my local(chicago-suburbs metra) are usually late.

  61. Fast CSX

    Fast CSXIl y a 18 jours

    Semiramis Bonaparte ok I live in America and I agree, are Lassiter System was built for freight not passenger.

  62. Tanner_10

    Tanner_10Il y a 22 jours

    Tropicalfire correct. The Crescent from New Orleans to NYC runs Norfolk Southern track. Amtrak only owns a small bit of their own track in the northeast, and leases track from other class ones.

  63. Tropicalfire

    TropicalfireIl y a 24 jours

    Semiramis Bonaparte actually most of the track that Amtrak runs on is owned by freight companies. For instance at 4:06 when he says Chicago to Seattle, that’s the same route the empire builder goes. That is owned by bnsf. Probably the same thing with the California zyphyr and Texas eagle.

  64. Semiramis Bonaparte

    Semiramis BonaparteIl y a mois

    wtf are you talking about. There's many passenger railways. Please stop commenting on America if you aren't American

  65. shingshongshamalama

    shingshongshamalamaIl y a mois

    Gosh, I wonder if it'd be way more efficient and convenient if, say, all of those American freight operators were just consolidated into a single railroad network. Maybe with government oversight? Like some kind of I dunno national american railroad? Nah that'd stifle competition probably. And we all know competition is good for public utilities.

  66. erejnion

    erejnionIl y a mois

    These "utilities" are not used by the public, but by the companies. And passenger railway in the US is mostly pointless if you aren't doing high speed service on entirely new tracks.

  67. Atul Aditya

    Atul AdityaIl y a mois

    Trucks also, can't just go anywhere. They need roads.

  68. Joshua De Oliveira

    Joshua De OliveiraIl y a mois

    Trains vs trucks? trains for the bucks! but planes vs trains? planes are the game!

  69. Joel bluup

    Joel bluupIl y a mois

    This video made me fall in love

  70. lvlaple4Ever

    lvlaple4EverIl y a mois

    But how much for is it per km for cruise ships though?...

  71. aimar ramadhan

    aimar ramadhanIl y a mois

    It took around 20 mins for freight train to pass by in USA WHEN IM NEARLY LATE FOR WORK!

  72. Jordan Weir

    Jordan WeirIl y a mois

    dude i love freight trains

  73. TheXavCrafter

    TheXavCrafterIl y a mois

    4.17 it sounds like glasgow why not its still worth

  74. TheXavCrafter

    TheXavCrafterIl y a mois

    But why does union pazific railroads needs diesel fuel???!??!?!?!?

  75. Eduard Tokaryev

    Eduard TokaryevIl y a mois

    Anyone else go to look at a map of China after this?

  76. almisami

    almisamiIl y a mois

    Wouldn't it make more sense to have two crews on rotaton with a comfortable sleeper car?

  77. Isaac Alonzo

    Isaac AlonzoIl y a mois

    +Bamz2317 literally in the middle of nowhere

  78. Bamz2317

    Bamz2317Il y a mois

    In Australia we have sleeper cars for the crew because theres no where to stay. Especially in the desert

  79. Anahdraw Naidra

    Anahdraw NaidraIl y a mois

    And paying two crew? naaaah.....

  80. Isaac Alonzo

    Isaac AlonzoIl y a mois

    TBH I bet the answer it's that they chose the cheapest option

  81. Jonathan Dean

    Jonathan DeanIl y a mois

    My dad is a truck driver so this is an interesting video. Also I lived and went to college in Norfolk, NE, absolutely did't expect to see that mention haha.

  82. Canard708

    Canard708Il y a mois

    How memes torn the world apart

  83. Jpoka

    JpokaIl y a mois

    That Lathrop pronounciation

  84. Channel War

    Channel WarIl y a mois

    i just realized that you have a "topics covered" counter on the bottom left

  85. Lost Kid

    Lost KidIl y a mois

    its citation of where he got his information

  86. UNION PACIFIC rail Productions

    UNION PACIFIC rail ProductionsIl y a mois

    Nice one 👍

  87. Tony copyoftontplays199

    Tony copyoftontplays199Il y a mois

    lol Union Pacific in my town goes about 48MPH

  88. Xushi Masuta

    Xushi MasutaIl y a mois

    Gallons.. Tons.. Miles.. none of this makes any sense. Can you please use international standardised measurements ?

  89. Saurabh Sharma

    Saurabh SharmaIl y a mois

    what was keyboard at 9:39 ??

  90. Rylee Roseborough

    Rylee RoseboroughIl y a mois

    Why don’t we upgrade to a bullet train system for cargo. Would seem to make more sense

  91. kindlin

    kindlinIl y a mois

    That might be able to compete with planes for fast cargo travel, but anything not needing to get from A to B in a day could take the less complex, non-bullet variety.

  92. Edward Drew

    Edward DrewIl y a mois

    Very interesting! Gonna check out more.

  93. Blorp

    BlorpIl y a 2 mois

    Saw Glasgow and got very confused

  94. Dale Thomas

    Dale ThomasIl y a 2 mois

    This is the type of knowledge that law makers and executives should have.

  95. Revox Jazz

    Revox JazzIl y a 2 mois

    Congratulations on the efficiency of the communication used, the good voice service and the audio quality achieved in this video. So worth seeing and listening. Nice job. Keep it up that way. Macedo Pinto Portugal

  96. eli goldman

    eli goldmanIl y a 2 mois

    Oakland has a major port and also has an extensive rail system right there....

  97. Dennis Austin

    Dennis AustinIl y a 2 mois

    Trains save money transporting goods. ok maybe but consider all the trees cut to make RR ties, and all the iron needed to make the rails for the trains to ride on saving money shipping goods, not to mention Locomotives need and use a lot more diesel than trucks and training and re-training costs to learn these things, then there are repair and maintenance costs on the engines and freight cars, so tell me how trains shipping goods is going to save money?, Not to mention all the plates and spikes needed to join track lengths and the cost to build these trains and cars and spare wheels in case of a derailment which probably loses a lot of the freight it was saving versus trucks all of this has to be done before these trains are put to work, another cost is those train crossing signals that stop traffic so the train can cross roads.

  98. MWB Gaming

    MWB GamingIl y a 2 mois

    No planes in this vi... 1:41 nevermind

  99. Puraskar Chakrabarti

    Puraskar ChakrabartiIl y a 2 mois

    India has overtaken France as the sixth largest economy.

  100. CSI48

    CSI48Il y a 2 mois

    whats the deal with your use of the letter T ?? you put to much emphasize on that letter. you do not sound smarter. you sound like an idiot.

  101. MaccidX

    MaccidXIl y a 2 mois

    Kearny, NJ is pronounced "Kar-nee" the e is silent.

  102. Pepe Le pew

    Pepe Le pewIl y a 2 mois


  103. ngluon

    ngluonIl y a 2 mois

    Would like to provide an alternate perspective on future of rail in US. For US specifically, there would be an impact with the widening of panama canal, bigger ships are now able to pass through them and thus shipping volume for the west coast to east coast route will drop significant as more will prefer to ship direct to east coast via sea.

  104. Sachin Ambate

    Sachin AmbateIl y a 2 mois

    In last year india surpassed france in gdp you should up to date bro we are not on 7th position actually on 5 now in 2019 .

  105. Jasey Studios

    Jasey StudiosIl y a 2 mois

    Kearny is pronounced Car-nee

  106. Bruno Quaresma da Silva

    Bruno Quaresma da SilvaIl y a 2 mois

    Your videos are great.. best channel on FRreporter! Could you maybe make a video about Hollywood? Like how much costs to make one of those huge blockbuster movies and why...? Tks

  107. Steve Dong

    Steve DongIl y a 2 mois

    737MAXs are grounded, so Wendover Productions turned all of them into cargo trains!

  108. thetrainguy1

    thetrainguy1Il y a 2 mois

    I work as a conductor out of New Jersey for Norfolk Southern. We just hand a train off to the next railroad. They change the engines then they're off.

  109. Vormacht

    VormachtIl y a 2 mois

    7:17 of course my state is the only one that doesn't have one (CT)

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  111. Martin Šálek

    Martin ŠálekIl y a 2 mois

    great cinematics. I have always been fascinated by America's freight transportation system.

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    averwaverzIl y a 2 mois

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  113. Guillermo Cruz

    Guillermo CruzIl y a 2 mois

    Just a reminder, Union Pacific rules

  114. CH

    CHIl y a 2 mois

    Happy birthday

  115. LB Intenew

    LB IntenewIl y a 2 mois

    happy birthday

  116. Alexander Wood

    Alexander WoodIl y a 2 mois

    This is a great video overall, but autoracks are a bad example of interchange as they are pooled and manifest freight interchange yards and run-through trains aren't covered in the video at all.

  117. ian74747

    ian74747Il y a 2 mois

    There's an idiot driver swerving to exit at 8:32.

  118. SantaFe19484

    SantaFe19484Il y a 2 mois

    Driverless trucks is a very dangerous idea!

  119. カラス

    カラスIl y a 2 mois

    I like trains

  120. Ashraf Saleem

    Ashraf SaleemIl y a 2 mois

    9:38 Which keyboard are you using?