ATD LINES Railway Business Car and Road-Railer Service would offers a 53ft "road-railer-trailers" are trucked locally over highways to business/industry loading docks on rubber wheels, then connected by bogies that allow connectivity to rail line community tracks behind Railway Business Car Service. Each truck trailer has the latest features: air ride, 110-inch interior height, more than 4,000 cubic feet of capacity and maximum payload of 70,000 pounds. The road-railer trailers can carry consumer goods, foods & beverages, paper, mail, building material and much more that offers Washington State shippers/receivers the flexibility of a container trucks and efficiency of railways.
ATD LINES Railway Business Car Services is dedicated to building a unique Pacific Northwest Freight Business Service in conjunction with Railway Business Car Services in shortline feeder system, intermediate rail line community corridors and national long distance express services.
ATD LINES Road-Railer Services is a low carbon imprint, fossil fuel efficiency, with applied green technology to reduce carbon emissions. Existing Road-railer Services are a proven railway technology, cost-effective bimodal technology that enables rail line community business-industries to become competitive in today's market environment with truck-to-railway efficiency in cargo transport corridors of 0-250 miles or longer.
ATD Lines Railway Business Car Services Projected startup cost are estimated at $13-16 million to acquire 200 Mark V Trailers and 130 railway truck bogies for the daily railway express, door-to-door service in conjunction with estimated $1-6 million to acquire 1-20 Railway Business Car Coaches. ATD LINES Administration office complex estimated costs are pending real-estate market research.
ATD LINES Railway Business Car Services and Road-Railer Freight Services could be composed of 1-60 truck-trailers (Train length will increase as cargo trucks are taken off highways). Road-railer trailers can be hauled on and off existing rail line community tracks "quickly" by local community truck tractors and do not require expense overhead cranes infrastructures, nor large expensive intermodal terminals facilities (Thus allowing smaller rail line community to be competitive). Road-Railer Services can be located at business- industrial sites and even at existing passenger stations or mainline sidings.
ATD LINES Railway Business Car Services and Road-Railer would be an excellent investment for Washington State rail line community economic development opportunities.