CB&Q Railroad "Silver Hyacinth"
Built for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy as a 6 section, 6 roomette, 4 double bedroom sleeping car for service on CB&Q's American Royal Zephyr. Sold to Amtrak who eventually retired the car and sold it into private ownership. Converted to a crew car by removing 6 roomettes and installing a lounge and shower area. Some of the car details include: Stainless Steel construction, retention toilets, updated air conditioning, heat, 1/2 HEP, car has a broken coupler, grease bearings.
Q-How much does it cost to ship a passenger car by truck?
A- 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.