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Unread 01-01-2011, 11:03 AM   #1
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Is anyone aware of auto train transport to different parts of USA? I know the train from Stanford carries to Washington D.C. area. I was thinking about transport to Utah and meeting my brother there to drive our vettes through the mountains. I really don't want to drive from Florida to Utah. I can't seem to find info on transport other than the Stanford route. Any help would be appreciated.
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Is anyone aware of auto train transport to different parts of USA? I know the train from Stanford carries to Washington D.C. area. I was thinking about transport to Utah and meeting my brother there to drive our vettes through the mountains. I really don't want to drive from Florida to Utah. I can't seem to find info on transport other than the Stanford route. Any help would be appreciated.
Years ago a friend had a car shipped from NY to WA. Part of it was rail and then auto transport (truck). They missed the delivery date by a month (late) and the radio had been stolen. I would only ship via a private carrier and then there is no guarantee.

No way in heil would I ship my Vette or any other car that I cared about.
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Thanks for your input. I was hoping to travel by rail and take my car on an over night rail.
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Thanks for your input. I was hoping to travel by rail and take my car on an over night rail.
Sorry, my mis-understanding. Can't help ya on that one.
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I don't think there's one either. Your only option is to rent a carrier and hau it that way. U haul carrier or if someone on the board has a trailer to lend it to you. But would only work if you have a truck to pull it with.
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I don't think there's one either. Your only option is to rent a carrier and hau it that way. U haul carrier or if someone on the board has a trailer to lend it to you. But would only work if you have a truck to pull it with.
Well that's not a problem. I have a tilt bed aluminum trailer you are more than welcome to use at no charge. Tie downs and 2 spare tires.
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Thanks Bob for the offer. I didn't want to drive from Florida to Utah. I was hoping to be a train passenger with all the amenities and then drive off the train and see the mountains for a few days and then take a train back. This can be done on the Amtrak run from Stanford, Fl. to Washington D. C. which we may do one day and explore Boston, D.C. and other areas. Too bad Amtrak doesn't have a car transport rail to other parts of the country. I checked with Amtrak and the only leg is the east coast.
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I don't think there's one either. Your only option is to rent a carrier and hau it that way. U haul carrier or if someone on the board has a trailer to lend it to you. But would only work if you have a truck to pull it with.
Ok, change the truck to a motorhome and a driver. LOL!

I have a 39 ft motorhome but not willing to drive to Utah, sorry!
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Thanks Riceman. Happy new Year to ya!!
PS: If you are going to the Frenchy's restaurant for Corvette Florida gathering, I'll be the tall balding red head with my blonde wife. Hope to meet you there.
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I've used American Auto Transport a few times. They are local Florida guys that did a pretty good job. I'm not sure if trains go from Florida to Utah, so you might have to go with truckers.
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