|04-11-2009, 12:34 PM||#1|
Railyard dist. center info; Please read!
When the cars finally start moving, most of them will move by rail. They will be transported to a railroad distribution center, where they will be offloaded and parked, and then be parked, awaiting over-the-road hauling.
These rail distribution centers are all over Canada and the U.S.
I've compiled the web addresses of the railroads and their distribution centers:
CSX Transportation (formerly Conrail):
CPR (Canadian Pacific Railroad):
UP (Union Pacific):
NS (Norfolk & Southern):
CNR (Canadian National Railway):
KCS (Kansas City Southern Railway):
A&S (Alton & Southern; switching railroad company in St. Louis)
When your car is finally loaded onto a train car (called AutoRack), a railcar number will be assigned. Your dealer can call the Dealer Business Center and get the actual railroad company and the railcar number. The DBC can also provide the railyard that will receive your car. Once you have those pieces of info, you will be able to track your car as it moves thru the country.
All of the railroads listed have a tracking system in place. An online one for customers and a phone-in one for everybody else. The phone numbers are in the links I provided. You can call them up, give them your railcar number, and they can tell you where your car is and what the ETA is.
Once the vehicle reaches the railyard, it will be unloaded and "bayed", awaiting over-the-road transport. The phone numbers to the distribution centers are in those links as well.
AND, the over-the-road haulers that serve the particular distribution center you're looking at are listed as well. You can take the name of the hauler listed, Google them, and come up with a phone number if you desire.
There is lots more interesting info in those links as well. I encourage you to check them out.
There is nothing illegal, immoral, or improper about any of this. This is all public knowledge and is listed on their websites. Don't let anyone tell you different.
And here's a nice little piece about how cars are shipped:
Because it doesn't seem that anyone has gotten their Camaro yet, it would be interesting to see if any of the cars have made it to the distribution centers yet. I have to imagine that you'd have a better chance of seeing them the closer you get to the plant, as it hasn't been very long since they began production.
So if a distribution center is near you, drive by, take a look. These centers abutt public roads & streets, so there is nothing illegal about driving by & taking a look. I wouldn't drive onto their property however. They might get mad.
And it would be nice if a mod would sticky this. It has great tracking info that new owners will find very useful.
|04-11-2009, 01:01 PM||#6|
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Drives: ABM 2LT/RS #10094
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SE Pa
CSX yard, Twin Oaks, Delaware County, S.E. Pa Satellite view of rail yard with cars.10 minutes from my home
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