Yes, that really is 4 miles of Railroad locomotives, from a single carrier -SP. If you wondered what 292 traction engines parked in a line would look like - wonder no more. In April, loads of containers and trailers fell 7.5% year-over-year to 1,028,460 intermodal units. They transport goods for retailers and wholesalers. They haul parts, components, and assemblies for manufacturers. They haul imported goods from ports and borders to different destinations across the country, and they haul goods to be exported to the ports and borders. They’re a measure of the real economy. For the first 17 weeks of the year, total rail freight fell 7.8% from the same period a year ago, with carload traffic down 14.3% and intermodal down 0.8% Biggest loser, no surprise, coal. empty tankers show oil shipments are down 25%. These empty railcars sit idly along Route 61 north between Leesport and Shoemakersville. (Google Maps) Overhead view of oil tankers I'm trying to find a Google Earth over head view .