How Do Rail Cars Move?

If you're wondering how freight cars move products across the continent, you might be surprised to learn it's not unlike traveling by plane...

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Products can move across the continent in rail cars. Here's how they get from A to B.

If you’ve never shipped products by rail, you may wonder how they get from origin to destination. Railroads operate on a fixed network, so it’s probably complicated, right?


If you’ve ever traveled on an airplane, your journey was a lot like the journey products make on the railroad.

Check out this infographic to see how they compare:

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Your rail car’s journey may not look exactly like this every time — but this is a pretty typical example. Just like in air travel, some routes are more direct and others require additional stops before reaching the final destination.

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