NYC Swift Stream
Built in 1949 by the Budd Company for the New York Central Railroad as a first class sleeper/lounge. Equipped with six double bedrooms (each sleeps 2), full kitchen and pantry and spacious 16 person lounge/dining area. Swift Stream is fully Amtrak certified and ready for service. Some of the mechanical and physical attributes include Excellent Stainless Steel body, H couplers, NEW Headhunter Toilet system, shower and changing room, ISSH Trucks, PC2a completed in 2022, "A" clearance, 26-C brake valves, 110 max speed, original NYC trucks, original NYC smoking stands, large collection of NYC China & silverware, diesel generator, holding tanks, air conditioning and electric heat, very clean interior, water raising compressor, truck mounted cylinders with composition shoes, fuel tank, great wheels, marker lights, side loading door, NW Electric control panels in electric locker. The interior layout includes (starting from vestibule end) a shower & changing room, general toilet and electrical locker. Six double bedrooms that sleeps two (each room has it's own toilet and sink annex). Once past the bedrooms you will find the stainless steel kitchen and bar/pantry. Next is a spacious lounge/dining room with sofas and table, the lounge is great for meal service or relaxing with a drink.
Q-How much does it cost to ship a passenger car by rail?
A-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).
Q-How much does it cost to ship a car on Amtrak?
A-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.