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Rail freight is most economic, when freight is being carried in bulk and over long distances. But is less suited to short distances and small loads.
The main disadvantage of rail freight is its lack of flexibillity, for this reason, rail has lost much of the freight business to [[road transport|road competition]]. Many governments are now trying to encourage more freight onto trains, because of the
There are many different types of freight train, which are used to carry many different kinds of freight, with many different types of [[wagon]]. One of the most common types on modern railways are [[container]] trains, whereby the containers can be lifted on and off the train by [[crane]]s and loaded off or onto [[truck]]s or [[ship]]s.