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This Train is a Cornerstone of Sweden?s Timber Trade

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This Train is a Cornerstone of Sweden?s Timber Trade

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Sweden is a logging country and to transport the millions of tons of timber they produce; they need a competent rail system. Enter the Vectron: a 90-ton electric locomotive with a powerful engine.

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Hector Rail is a mighty train on a heavy-hauling mission to transport millions of tons of timber for the third largest exporter of pulp and paper in the world: Sweden. Discover how this new fleet of carriers moves a 3,000-ton payload from the country's forest belt to a $1.2-billion mill in Ostrand. It's a mission that presents a variety of challenges to drivers, who have to pass unforgiving terrain, overcome dangerous slippery tracks, and master brand-new technology.

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