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# How long does it take a train with 150 cars going at 50 miles per hour to stop in miles or feet?

## How long does it take a train with 150 cars going at 50 miles per hour to stop in miles or feet?

8,000 feet
A 150-car freight train traveling at 50 miles per hour takes 8,000 feet to stop.

How long does it take a train to stop at full speed?

The average freight train is about 1 to 1¼ miles in length (90 to 120 rail cars). When it’s moving at 55 miles an hour, it can take a mile or more to stop after the locomotive engineer fully applies the emergency brake. An 8-car passenger train moving at 80 miles an hour needs about a mile to stop.

### How much distance does a typical 100 car long train going 55 mph take to stop?

This distance, combined with the perception and reaction distances, means you need about 300 feet to stop a car traveling at 55 mph.

How long does a train take to stop at 55 miles an hour?

When it’s moving at 55 miles an hour, it can take a mile or more to stop after the locomotive engineer fully applies the emergency brake. An 8-car passenger train moving at 80 miles an hour needs about a mile to stop.

#### How long does it take a train to travel 500 miles?

If it is measured in some unit per second, the result will be in seconds. Example: If a train can travel 500 miles with an average speed of 50 miles per hour, how long it would take it to complete a 500-mile route? The answer is 500 / 50 = 10 hours.

How long does it take for a freight train to stop?

Trains can’t stop quickly or swerve. The average freight train is about 1 to 1¼ miles in length (90 to 120 rail cars). When it’s moving at 55 miles an hour, it can take a mile or more to stop after the locomotive engineer fully applies the emergency brake.

## How to calculate the time between two trains?

Let the time after which they meet be ‘t’ hours. Then the time travelled by second train becomes ‘t-2’. Distance covered by first train+Distance covered by second train = 320 miles Solving this gives t = 4. So the two trains meet after 4 hours. Example 2. A train leaves from a station and moves at a certain speed.

How long does it take for a train to stop?

When it’s moving at 55 miles an hour, it can take a mile or more to stop after the locomotive engineer fully applies the emergency brake. An 8-car passenger train moving at 80 miles an hour needs about a mile to stop. How does this compare to other vehicles?

### How long is an average train?

The average freight train is about 1 to 1¼ miles in length (90 to 120 rail cars). When it’s moving at 55 miles an hour, it can take a mile or more to stop after the locomotive engineer fully applies the emergency brake.

How long does it take for a train to arrive at its destination?

THE FRONT LOCOMOTIVE WILL TAKE 30 MINUTES TRAVEL TIME TO ARRIVE AT ITS DESTINATION/LOCATION. THE CABOOSE/LAST CAR WILL TAKE AN ADDITIONAL 2 MINUTES LONGER OR 32 MINUTES TRAVEL TIME TO ARRIVE AT THE SAME DESTINATION/LOCATION.

Ruth Doyle