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what dos it cost to ship a boxcar of grain on the railroad?

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    Well, How far?  On a short trip you mostly pay for the use of the rail car. More for making the boxcar available than the energy to move it. Additionally there is the cost of investment of building the boxcar, building rail, building engine, upkeep on rail and cars.

      On a long trip you mostly pay for the use of a rail car over a longer period of time!  … and a small amount for the energy to move it.

    Fred
    Lv 5 2 months ago 0 0
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  • Well, How far?  On a short trip you mostly pay for the use of the rail car. More for making the boxcar available than the energy to move it. Additionally there is the cost of investment of building the boxcar, building rail, building engine, upkeep on rail and cars.

      On a long trip you mostly pay for the use of a rail car over a longer period of time!  … and a small amount for the energy to move it.

    Fred 2 months ago 0 0
  •  The distance would be important to know.

    Mercury 3 months ago 0 0
  • Depends on the distance.  But grain is hauled in "hoppers" or other cars- not boxcars.

    East 3 months ago 0 0
  • $8,000.00..........

    Robert S 4 months ago 0 0
  • For starters, grain isn't shipped in boxcars.

    Anonymous 4 months ago 2 0
  • Some grains filling a car weigh more than others.  Loose or in sacks or in boxes?  Containerized?  See other answers for more pricing factors.

    Starrysky 4 months ago 2 1
  • From where to where? 

    FAIL

    Anonymous 4 months ago 2 0
  • That's going to depend on the route, the distance, and the time of year.

    Bubba Gubbins 4 months ago 4 0
  • Railroads charge by the ton/mile. The rates are not universal world wide. Also box cars come in several sizes. There are also special cars for freight shipment of grain.

    Here is one place to get the info:

    http://www.bnsf.com/ship-with-bnsf/pricing-and-too...

    There might be additional fees for setting out a car for loading.

    Old Man Dirt 4 months ago 3 1
  • More than you have in your piggy bank.

    JetDoc 4 months ago 1 2