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Old 04-11-2009, 01:34 PM   #1
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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):
http://www.csx.com/?fuseaction=customers.tdsi_gis

CPR (Canadian Pacific Railroad):
http://www8.cpr.ca/cms/English/Custo...ve/default.htm

UP (Union Pacific):
http://www.uprr.com/customers/autos/at_net.shtml

NS (Norfolk & Southern):
http://www.nscorp.com/nscportal/nsco...ve/Facilities/

BNSF Railway:
http://www.bnsf.com/prospective/cpcustomer_auto.html

CNR (Canadian National Railway):
http://www.cn.ca/en/shipping-map-wor...e-autoport.htm

KCS (Kansas City Southern Railway):
http://www.kcsouthern.com/SiteCollec...system_map.pdf

A&S (Alton & Southern; switching railroad company in St. Louis)
http://www.altonsouthern.com/index.shtml


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:
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-t....htm/printable



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.
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Old 04-11-2009, 01:36 PM   #2
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Old 04-11-2009, 01:39 PM   #3
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Old 04-11-2009, 01:50 PM   #5
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:01 PM   #6
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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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Old 04-11-2009, 02:04 PM   #7
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Take a ride by when you get a chance & see if you see any Camaros. Just remember to bring your camera.
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Will do! I'll go by on Monday, since the holiday started Friday! I'll check every week too!
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:14 PM   #10
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I have a rail yard 10 min from my house as well!!!! I will go check on monday!!!
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:18 PM   #11
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I have a rail yard 10 min from my house as well!!!! I will go check on monday!!!
Is it an auto railyard, though?

There is a railyard in E. Syracuse, NY, but it's not an auto railyard, so no cars come or go there.
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Is it an auto railyard, though?

There is a railyard in E. Syracuse, NY, but it's not an auto railyard, so no cars come or go there.
yes it backs up to the gm plant you can see it from the highway:thumbu p:
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taken recently nothing yet but I will keep everyone posted
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:27 PM   #14
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You live near Wentzville?
I'm not too far away from you. I live just across the river from Festus/Pevely/Barnhart on the IL side.
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yes!! Wentzville!! so you know the rail yard I'm talking about?
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yes!! Wentzville!! so you know the rail yard I'm talking about?
No, but your location said St. Louis and you said GM plant.
Wentzville is the only GM plant in the St. Louis area.
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Will do! I'll go by on Monday, since the holiday started Friday! I'll check every week too!
You need to go about 10 miles south of there if you want to get a picture...
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That actually makes more sense to me.

My uncle and a good friend where both truckers. I know how they roll.

Fast and ugly. I just could not see 18 wheelers of camaro's sitting around.
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You need to go about 10 miles south of there if you want to get a picture...
I think it will be delivered to the yard first before it gets to NuCar in NewCastle if that's what you mean, My wife's H3 is from there..I Wanted to buy from them, but they never called me back on 10/13..no salesman would return my call!
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I think it will be delivered to the yard first before it gets to NuCar in NewCastle if that's what you mean, My wife's H3 is from there..I Wanted to buy from them, but they never called me back on 10/13..no salesman would return my call!
Sorry about the call back, some there know...some... The spot to look is the port of Wilmington. Several were there a week or so ago waiting to ship out.
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:21 AM   #24
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lol...well i definitely know that Norfolk Southern is gonna be the rails that helps deliver the "Wheels of Damnation" to its home

Hell i got arrested by them...those guys are douchebags...i dislike RR Cops...they friggin have cop cars (trucks)...that go on the rails
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This is how we tracked our '99 Camaro SS 10 years ago, but we didn't make phone calls. It was all through the website links. We didn't have to bother anyone. When people figured out the phone numbers, they started making a LOT of phone calls instead of tracking through the websites and it created a big headache to where the carriers refused to give out out info. Please, everyone...don't mess it up for others. Track using non-invasive methods and don't pester the customer service reps at the carriers. Wait until your dealer has a status that confirms that your car is actually on a rail car, then track that rail car number on the company's website.
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