Amtrak provides the ability, in many cases, for a private car owner to have their privately-owned rail car attached to our trains, between specified locations. We also can provide many services, including 480v standby power, water, ice, septic, car wash, parking, and switching. See the table below for services by location.
The charges to the owner of the private car include an annual registration fee, concurrent with the annual PC-1 inspection, as well as a mileage rate based on the number of cars on that particular movement request and other charges based on the services requested.
Pricing and other information relating to private car movements.
For more information about scheduling a move, please call the Private Cars Manager at (302) 683-2297.
Please be advised that we can only: schedule a movement with the owner of the car(s).
Amtrak offers the ability to move your private car between the following locations and can provide these services:
El Paso, TX
Ft. Worth, TX
Grand Rapids, MI
Kansas City, MO
Los Angeles, CA
New Haven, CT
New Orleans, LA
New York, NY
Newport News, VA
Niagara Falls, NY
Salt Lake City, UT
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA
St. Albans, VT
St. Louis, MO
St. Paul - Minneapolis, MN
CANADIAN VIA RAIL DESTINATIONS**
* Non-Amtrak parking available.
+ Private Cars must remain with train.
** Subject to approval by VIA Rail Canada.
Note: These destinations and services are current as of October 30, 2006, and subject to change at any time. The approval of a move may be subject to height, width, speed restrictions, or other operational factors.
Please consult with Private Car Department at (302) 683-2297 for the most up-to-date information about a planned movement.