Colorado & Southern Coach #549
PLEASE NOTE: This car has been used as storage. All debris will be cleaned out of the car. It will need to be trucked from its current location
Built in 1922 by the Pullman company as a steel coach for the Colorado & Southern Railroad. Retired by the railroad and sold into private ownership A set of seats in better condition are included with the car (see captioned photos in photo gallery). Some of the mechanical details include: Good body & roof, mechanical air conditioning, steam heat, friction bearings, good wheels, drop equalizer trucks, original interior, E couplers. #549 is a very original car and would make a great addition to any museum or tourist operation.
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.