Combining the advantages of the railroad with the flexibility of trucks was the basic idea of this powered freight rail car train from the Windhoff Company in Rheine, Germany. This 91 meter or 298' 6" train has a powered end unit with an engineer's cab at each end and three non-powered intermediate cars in between. These units can be loaded with flatbed trucks with tarps as well as with different types of containers. With this the CargoSprinter closes a gap in the rail service offered and creates greater flexibility and customer proximity. At the same time, there is no longer a need for the timeconsuming switching maneuvers for locomotive hauled trains. Each of the end cars is powered by two six-cylinder diesel motors mounted below the floor that are rated for a maximum speed of 120 km/h or 75 mph.