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Old 01-02-2010, 07:55 AM
 
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I want to move and ship my cars from NJ to Houston, Texas. Is there any way to ship by train?
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:54 AM
 
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I don't know if you can ship by train all the way from Texas, but there are trucking companies that ship cars. I looked into it when I went to Houston for 6 months (I ended up driving it myself) and I think I remember it being around $600 or so.
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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When my parents moved they used the moving company as well.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:02 PM
 
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Most auto shipping is done by truck.

Here's an review website of auto transport companies:

Transport Reviews.com - Ratings and Reviews of Auto Transport Companies - Your Source For Finding a Quality Auto Transporter!

And here's consumer complaints for auto transport companies:

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/auto_trans/
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:22 AM
 
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Most of the major railroads operate enclosed rail cars specially designed to ship autos but not all carriers offer the service on all of their routes. Norfolk Southern, for instance, offers the service between NJ and Dallas. They do not offer a route to Houston.

Contact Autolog in Linden, NJ to see what they can arrange. They are a third party freight forwarder and do not actually own or operate any of the service facilities that they use.

If this is something you decide to pursue, do not place any, unattached items in your vehicle. It's against the law and they may be confiscated.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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I am In NJ and I want to visit Houston TX on July by train! but I did find any information about what Train I have to take!
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:00 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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maybe go to amtrak web site and look?
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:48 PM
 
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I thought a while ago there was something called "Auto Train" where your car went with you on the train and when you reached your destination you had your car with you rather than renting.

I think it was Amtrak's program, however, it was a while ago I heard about it and have not heard anything about it for a while so your milage may vary.

Renn
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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I am In NJ and I want to visit Houston TX on July by train! but I did find any information about what Train I have to take!
You have to realize that train travel through this part of the country is extremely limited. Train travel is not something most people in Texas or anywhere else in the southwest actually consider a viable form or transportation because it is so scarce. Check the Amtrak website. The only train service I am familiar with that runs through Houston is the Sunset Limited.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:53 PM
 
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AM Trak is too high to make sense really.The car tranportationuse to be very limitd to NE corridor to florida has I rememeber.
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