How does rail shipping work?

When a company needs to ship goods by rail, they follow the (simplified) steps below:

  1. Determine the type of cargo and the destination.
  2. Work with a freight railroad company to schedule a train and determine the necessary logistics.
  3. Load the cargo onto rail cars, which are then connected to a train.
  4. The cargo is then transported to the final destination.


The entire process is carefully coordinated to ensure that the freight arrives at its destination on time and in good condition.

How Does Rail Shipping Work