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The Types Of Rail Cars We Sell and Lease
Boxcars carry a wide variety of freight and are fully enclosed. Doors can be on the side, ends, or top. Because they are enclosed, boxcars protect the freight inside from the weather during transport. These rectangular boxes carry a wide variety of freight, usually crated or palletized goods.
Refrigerated Boxcars are for perishable freight because they are temperature controlled. Fresh produce, frozen foods, meat, poultry, seafood, and dairy products are usually transported in refrigerated boxcars.
A common variant of the boxcar is the refrigerated boxcar, which utilizes its enclosure to maintain temperature control for goods.
These also differ from insulated or ventilated boxcars in that they are not only temperature controlled, but they are fitted with their own apparatuses for cooling.
Similar to flat cars, center beams are railcars meant to carry building equipment and supplies in bundles.
They are flat-bottomed, and a longitudinal I-beam runs down the center. This beam not only adds strength to the car, but it helps protect cargo from damage during transport.
Hopper cars are large freight cars that are used for transporting loose bulk cargo, often grain, coal, rock, or ore. Hopper cars can be either open-topped or covered, depending on what is being transported.
Open-top hoppers are similar to covered hoppers with the difference being that open-top hoppers do not have covers, so they are better suited to freight that can be exposed to the elements.
Compressed Tank Car
Compressed tank cars carry liquid commodities like chemicals, molasses, edible tallow, water, and diesel fuel. The body of a tank car is literally a tank designed to hold liquids.
Coil cars are round-topped railcars meant for the transportation of coils, usually sheet metals like steel. They come in a variety of lengths, tonnage, and capacities for specialized commodities. They keep cargo secure and can be easily customized.
Like flat cars, gondolas are open-topped railcars. However, gondolas have low side walls mean to keep loose materials from falling out. Essentially, they are flat cars with sides.
Gondolas typically carry heavy bulk cargo like sand, iron ore, scrap metal, or copper. Because of their open-topped design, gondolas are usually filled with items that aren’t at risk of being damaged by elements like wind or rain.
Tank cars are rail cars designed to hold compressed liquids such as water, chemicals, or fuel. They are usually cylindrical in shape and can hold upward of 30,000 gallons at their largest.
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Common Rail Car Questions
How Much Does a New Railcar Cost to Buy?
The cost of a train car varies depending on the type of car and its features. For example, a passenger train car may cost more than a freight train car. The cost also depends on the train car’s brand, model, and year. On average, a train car costs between $100,000 and $200,000.
Some train cars may cost more or less than this depending on the factors mentioned above. When purchasing a train car, it is essential to compare prices from different sellers to get the best deal. Train cars are an expensive investment, so be sure to do your research before purchasing.
How Much Does it Cost to Buy an Old Railroad Car?
If you’re interested in purchasing an old rail car, there are a few things you need to know. First, it’s essential to know how much money you’re willing to spend. Rail cars can vary significantly in price, depending on their age, condition, and amenities. For example, an older car might cost less than $5,000, while a newer model with more features could cost upwards of $50,000. It’s also important to factor in the cost of shipping and repairs. Shipping costs can vary depending on the distance the car needs to travel, and repairs might be necessary if the car is not in working order. Purchasing an old rail car can be costly, but it can also be fun and exciting to add to your collection.
Can I Buy an Old Rail Car?
Yes! There are a few ways that consumers can purchase old rail cars. One is to find a company like us specializing in selling used rail cars. See below for the different types of cars that we have available.
Can a Civilian Own a Train?
In the United States, it is perfectly legal for a civilian to purchase and operate a train. This may surprise some, as trains are often associated with large corporations or the government. However, no law restricts ownership of trains to only these entities. Several private companies offer passenger and freight services via their own private rail lines. And while owning your own personal train may be a bit out of reach for most people, it is possible if you have the resources and the interest.
Our mission is to match each customer with a railcar solution that meets or exceeds their requirements, under the best terms available.