Private Car "Jane Marie"

For Sale


  • Listing ID: 12641938
  • Type: Amtrak Certified
  • Year: 1947
  • Manufacture: Pullman Company
  • Bearing Type: Roller
  • Coupler Type: H
  • Operational: Yes
  • Self Contained: Yes
  • Length (feet): 85.00
  • Width (feet): 10.00
  • Height (feet): 13.50
  • Weight (tons): 65
  • Shipping (minimum):$8,000-$10,000
  • This car interchanges to Union Pacific
  • Price:
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Private Car "Jane Marie"


Seller will entertain all reasonable offers. 
Built by the Pullman Company in 1947 as a 68 seat coach and was used in service on virtually all of the Rock Island passenger trains. Rebuilt by the railroad in the early 1960's, the car had all of its original Pullman stainless fluting removed and stainless steel side sheets installed on the exterior of the car. It was one of the few cars that remained in service right up to the shut down of the Rock Island in the early 1980's. After the car was retired from service it was purchased by several private owners until the current owner purchased the car in 1988 and converted it into a sleeper lounge configuration. The car has two vestibules, when you walk into the vestibule on the lounge end of the car you enter a spacious 14 seat oak lounge furnished with authentic railroad chairs. From the lounge you pass through the hall that takes you past two master rooms with upper and lower berths and a connecting shower/toilet. At the end of the hall is a spacious dining room with china buffet and ample storage space and a traditional dining room table seating up to 8 guests. From the dining room a service hall leads past a full kitchen, storage room and general toilet. Jane Marie is in full operating condition and is Amtrak certified. Some of the mechanical details include: Head End Power,  35KW -240v diesel generator, D-22 brake valves, H couplers, electric floor heat, 480/240/120 electrical system, 27 pin, excellent wheels (wheels & axles have been Ultra Sonic tested),  holding tanks, day capacity 14, night capacity 6, 240v standby, excellent body and roof, ISSH trucks, comp shoes, truck mounted cylinders, roller bearings, thick wheels, PC2a due in March 2024, current COT&S date 3/22/16, 10 Ton A/C unit, 250 gal water tank. NOTE: A collection of railroad silver is available with the car at an extra cost, the seller is currently doing an inventory and we will have it available soon. 

Q-How much does it cost to ship a passenger car by truck?
The costs involved with shipping a passenger car will vary a bit depending on the type of car and the equipment the service provider has and of course the distance it must travel. Normally a passenger car will weigh between 60-85 ton, will be approx. 85' long, ten feet wide and approx. 13-15' high sitting on it's trucks (wheel assemblies). The safest method of shipping will be to lift the car off it's trucks and set one end of the car on the back of a semi truck and the other end of the car on a set of road dollies. So basically the car would be pulled down the highway like a trailer. The trucking company will need to make a second trip to pick up the trucks and deliver them to the site before the truck arrives with the car body. It is recommended that the car be set on a short piece of track since that is how the car structure was designed. You normally can find used railroad ties at landscaping companies and for rail we suggest contacting a local railroad museum, shortline railroad or scrap yard. On an average you can expect to spend a minimum of $10,000-$15,000+. The total price will depend on the trucking company and crane companies in the area. Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and we are more than happy to discuss the project with any service provider so that fully understand the process. 

How much does it cost to ship a passenger car by rail? 
If a passenger car is capable of being shipped by rail, that does not mean that is the easiest or cheaper method of transport. If the final destination is off live rail then shipping by truck (see above paragraph) will be the best option. This way you know when it will show up and an in what condition it will be in. To ship a car by rail it will need to meet all mechanical and safety standards of the Federal Railroad Administration and the interchanging railroad. In most cases we can recommend a trusted independent inspector who can do an evaluation of the car for you and perform what work needs to be done. On average the car will need to have the air brakes recertified (approx. $5,000-$8,000). And it will need to have UMLER Tags and reporting marks installed on the side of the car (approx. $250.00 - $500.00). If the car is ready to be shipped in freight service (like a box car in a train) you will need to open an account with all railroads involved in the move and get a tariff for moving a passenger on it's own wheels (we can recommend several trusted contractors who can make all the shipping arrangements for you). The railroads charge between $5.00- $15.00 per mile, often the railroads don't go directly from point A to point B so you will need to pay the total amount of mileage the car will travel to get to the final destination. It is recommend that you have the car insured before shipment ( we can recommend several carriers who specialize insuring railroad equipment). 

How much does it cost to ship a car by railroad flat car? 
Occasionally a passenger car can't be shipped by rail due to it's physical attributes or shipping by truck is not the best option. You can ship a car loaded on a flat car, it will need to be secured to the flat car per American Association of Railroads tie down specifications. The tariff often can be cheaper than moving a car on it's own wheels, but you will still need to pay crane costs at origin and destination and you will need to have an active siding for the car to be delivered to. Shipping by flatcar will start at approximately $10,000 and will be based on origin and destination crane cost and the rail tariff and any car rental costs. 

How much does it cost to ship a car on Amtrak?
To ship a car on Amtrak the car will need to be Amtrak certified and have a current yearly PC-1 inspection. You can view the current Amtrak Tariffs and Terminal Charges with the link below.

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