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About Freight Trains Freight trains are groups of freight cars that are hauled by locomotive engines along a railroad. Rail freight includes items that are typically bulk construction or hazmat materials, intermodal containers or specialized freight that may require a special-designed container for a specific purpose. Cargo trains are becoming more efficient through the process of containerization. Containerization Containerization is a system of using a cargo train to transport shipping containers, which can be shipped via intermodal methods by ship, planes, trucks and trains. Less labor intensive than boxcars, loading and unloading containers have rapidly evolved how cargo gets shipped by rail. When loaded with containers, cargo trains can quickly and easily switch modes. So, a container that is located in China could be loaded by cargo ship, unloaded at a port and reloaded onto a freight train. After being shipped by rail, the container can be loaded onto a truck or unpacked and distributed to anywhere in the United States.