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Shipping by train
« on: June 05, 2012, 10:41:31 AM »
Little known fact....or forgotten fact.
The US actually has a rail system.  Next time ou have a large (or small) item to ship check out Amtrak.
They say they have restrictions on size and wieght but if you line up help to load it they will work with you.

Downside(s)
Some station masters won't ship anything over 50lbs no matter how much you....ah....."tip"
They will only pick/drop at major stops. Read: major city.
And it takes a while. Seattle to L.A. is 4 days.
And you have to get it there. No door-to-door service.


Definitely not a everyday shipping method but one to remember.  Cost $120 to ship a scooter to L.A. 
Shippers wanted $400.....which is ridiculous considering I sent a car to Virginia for $600!!

Re: Shipping by train
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012, 01:12:02 PM »
Thanks for the tip. 

Major cities, huh?  So you're telling me I can't ship to Hooterville via the Cannonball??  Darn it..... :(

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Re: Shipping by train
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2012, 01:49:58 PM »
Thanks for the tip. 

Major cities, huh?  So you're telling me I can't ship to Hooterville via the Cannonball??  Darn it..... :(

D*mn you cheesehead!
Now I got that theme song in my head!  lol

Come ride the little train that is rolling down the tracks to the junction.
Petticoat Junction
Forget about your cares, it is time to relax at the junction.....

lol.  ;D


Re: Shipping by train
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2012, 02:56:12 PM »
D*mn you cheesehead!
Now I got that theme song in my head!  lol

Come ride the little train that is rolling down the tracks to the junction.
Petticoat Junction
Forget about your cares, it is time to relax at the junction.....

lol.  ;D

Glad to oblige!!

"It is run by Kate, come and be her guest, at the Junction.  And there's Uncle Joe, he's a big cranky schmoe, at the Junction..."  (or something like that!! :D)

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Re: Shipping by train
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2012, 03:39:08 PM »
Proof once again you can find ANYTHING on the internet:
Come ride the little train that is rolling down the tracks to the junction.
(Petticoat Junction)
Forget about your cares, it is time to relax at the junction.
(Petticoat Junction)

Lotsa curves, you bet. Even more when you get
To the junction, Petticoat Junction.

There's a little hotel called the Shady Rest at the junction.
(Petticoat Junction)
It is run by Kate, come and be her guest at the junction.
(Petticaor Junction)
And that's Uncle Joe, he's a movin' kind of slow at the junction,
Petticoat Junction.


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Meanwhile the Amtrak idea is a novel one !

Re: Shipping by train
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2012, 08:50:33 PM »
Something else most wouldn't think about.......Greyhound!  I bought a custom painted golf cart body off ebay a few years back, and the guy had it shipped to the local Greyhound station.  It took a little longer to get, but saved a ton of money in shipping!

I never thought of the train....thanks for the tip!

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Re: Shipping by train
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2012, 01:23:19 PM »
Proof once again you can find ANYTHING on the internet

Ditto, click this link then click Play to hear the entire theme song.
http://mp3skull.com/mp3/petticoat_junction_theme.html


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