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The teaching package "Rail Transport Basics" contains information on selected fundamentals of rail freight transport such as infrastructure (rail network, stations, track widths), wagon types, rail cargo as well as production forms of rail freight transport (block train, single wagon transport, wagon group transport, combined transport). It comprises PowerPoint slides, a reader, and several different exercises.

  • Power Point Presentation Rail Transport Basics

    This Power Point presentation contains basic content and selected in-depth information on rail freight transport.

    - You can freely use, adapt and share the set of slides.

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  • Reader Rail Transport Basics

    The reader is recommended to supplement the Power Point slides on “Rail Transport Basics" and contains further information on rail as a mode of transport.

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  • Exercise: autonomous driving in rail transport

    This exercise deals with the topic "Autonomous driving in rail transport". You will also find a sample solution in the download area. The password for the solution can be obtained on request at rerail@fh-vie.ac.at.

      - you are free to use, adapt and share this exercise.

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  • Exercise: current challenges for rail transport

    This exercise deals with the current challenges for rail transport from the point of view of a railway undertaking. You will also find a sample solution in the download area. The password for the solution can be obtained on request at rerail@fh-vie.ac.at.

      - you are free to use, adapt and share this exercise.

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  • Exercise: Rail Freight Forward

    This exercise deals with basics of rail freight transport and serves as a supplement to the Reader "Rail Transport Basics". You will also find a sample solution in the download area. The password for the solution can be obtained on request at rerail@fh-vie.ac.at.

      - you are free to use, adapt and share this exercise.

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  • Exercise: Connect 4

    This exercise is recommended as a supplement to the film sets "Fundamentals of rail transport" and "Combined transport". With this Connect 4, pupils can test their knowledge of rail freight transport.

    In the download area you will find information on how to use this exercise in class as well as information for the pupils.

       - you are free to use, adapt and share this exercise.

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  • Video "How Freight Trains Connect the World"

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  • Online reference manual RERail

    This is an overview of how you can possibly integrate the available materials into your classes. Moreover, you will be informed which teaching packages can best be integrated thematically into curricula of different school types and levels.

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