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New Support Railcars - The Journey West Spring 2020

New Support Railcars - The Journey West Spring 2020

Much like keeping a 1927-built, Baldwin steam locomotive operating; moving three railcars across the country requires a lot of work. Besides hours of physical labor on each railcar to prepare it for shipment, discussions with major railroad companies must take place to plan out logistics that in turn lead to the development of the necessary costs associated. 

Beginning their journey in Beech Grove, Indiana, our trio of new support railcars will be interchanged from Amtrak to the CSX Railroad. They will then travel northwest to Chicago to be interchanged with the BNSF Railway, who will then be in charge of moving the cars some 1,800 miles of railroad along their "Southern Transcon" route that can be viewed in the graphic shown.