Railcar Storage

We provide storage for:

  • Short Term
  • Long Term
  • Loads
  • Empties
  • Locomotives
  • Unit Train Sets (Coal and Grain)

Car storage is space available, first-come first-served.  Please inquire with your needs.


Rates are negotiated based upon customer requirements and types of cars or commodities. Typically rates range from $2.50 to $14.00 dollars per car per day for cars 70 feet or less in length. All cars tendered for storage carry a 30-day minimum charge unless otherwise specified in an individual agreement in advance.

Switching charges vary by location.  A minimum interplant switching charge of $150 applies to all cars switched out from like cars for a specific car number or spotting cars for inspections, repair work or for cleaning.  See the individual local tariff applicable for the location requested for exact rates.

Inbound and outbound freight is payable in advance by EFT or Certified Funds BEFORE cars are accepted in interchange unless prior arrangements are made in advance.  Typical freight rates for storage cars average $175 each way for a total of $350 per car round trip for non-hazardous cars unless a different rate is negotiated in advance.  See the individual Tariff applicable for the location requested.  Rock Island Lines, at our option, reserves the right to reject cars received in interchange that have not been prepaid or assess a penalty in addition to any freight / switching charges. 

When cars are ordered out of storage to be delivered to interchange all storage fees and any applicable switching charges for ordered cars must be settled with the accounting department before the ordered cars will be released. 

Tank Cars containing hazardous materials require authorization in advance and are subject to a freight surcharge of $250 per car in addition to the applicable standard freight rate.  At this time we Will Not Accept in interchange any car placarded Poison Inhalation Hazard.  


Contact us today for availability.