Ship Freight By Rail

You have freight you want to ship by rail?  The railroads will be glad to have your business.  Their contact information is below.  Additionally, you might consider some of the consultants listed afterward, since hauling cargo by train is not exactly the same as trucking.  They can help you navigate the system and tell you what's possible.

Railroad Sales Representatives For Vermont:

Vermont Rail System (covers most of Vermont)

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New England Central Railroad

(Saint Albans - Essex Jct - Montpelier Jct - White River Jct - Windsor - Bellows Falls - Brattleboro - Vernon)

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Pan-Am Railways (Brattleboro, Pownal and Connecticut River Valley)

Mike Clements: (978) 663-6925

Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railroad (Richford, Troy, Newport)

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St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (Island Pond) 514-948-6999

Independent Rail Logistics Consultants:

If you are considering making the transition to shipping your products by rail, you need to know that there is more to it than meets the eye.  Are you rail served?  What kind of cars do you need?  Where do you get the cars?  How do you get rates?  What is a good rail rate?  And most importantly, how do you get all the pieces in place efficiently and effectively, while keeping the rest of your business running at the same time.

Rail shipping is a specific logistics area that has its own rules, regulations, nuances and details.   It takes a considerable amount of time and knowledge to ship by rail effectively.   Many companies do not have the in-house expertise to take on a project like this.   Does yours?

Simply put, your time and energy is dedicated to your core business.  Do you have the time and resources to develop knowledge to make the step into rail shipping on your own?   A consultant has the experience, knowledge, industry contacts and tools to get your business shipping by rail.   

Shipping by rail could save your company a large percentage of your total logistics and shipping costs compared to shipping by truck.  Why not have a guide you through the process so that you can maximize your savings and meet your goals as quickly and efficiently as possible.


Maxem Consulting
Contact:  Scott McCalla
802-779-1413
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www.maxemconsulting.com


eRail Commerce
Contact:   Manuel Tatavak
757-575-8739
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www.erailcommerce.com


D.C.M. Consulting Group, LLC
Contact:  David Marsh
518-429-3773
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Richard W. Zink, Consultant
Contact:  Rich Zink
724-312-1756
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Rail Served Properties In Vermont

The Vermont Rail Action Network is aware of rail served properties in different areas in Vermont as are the railroads themselves.  Feel free to call with your inquiry: (802) 536-4607

This New England Central Railroad map links to specific properties (click on the red triangles within Vermont) with more information, contacts and specifics about each one.

Information about specific properties is available on the web:

DR Symmes Real Estate (properties in Hartland, White River Junction, Randolph, Windsor)

Property in Saint Albans  

Environmental Benefits of Rail

 

44% of greenhouse gasses in Vermont are produced by transportation (nationally, it's 28%).  If we are serious about the environment we have to change transportation.

Shipping by rail instead of truck reduces pollution (on average) by two-thirds, noise by one half, uses only 29% of the fuel and produces only 23% as much greenhouse gasses.  Freight Rail Carbon Calculator

The U.S. transportation system is 96% petroleum dependent, accounts for 71% of the country’s oil use, and consumes 25% of the world’s net output. 

Passenger trains are 20-40% more efficient.  But consider: if the train is already going there, the carbon footprint of you  riding it is *zero* !  

Rail facilitates better land use, which may make the biggest difference.

 

Here's what you can do to stay safe around trains...

Never trespass on any railroad property or right of way!
Doing so is illegal and risks serious injury or death.

Cross only at designated pedestrian or roadway crossings!
Look for a train moving from either direction -- and then look for a second train from either direction.

Always expect a train!
Trains do not have set schedules and can approach from either direction at any time of day or night.
Trains do not take holidays.

Don't stand next to tracks!
Trains can overhang the tracks by three feet on either side, and straps and tiedowns can extend even further.

Never try to beat a train!
Because of their size, you cannot judge a train's speed or distance. Trains cannot make sudden stops. Remember that a locomotive weighs 200 tons. An automobile being hit by a train is equivalent to a soda can being hit by an automobile.

 

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