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grish
11-03-2008, 12:29 AM
Does anyone know if it is possible to ship household across canada with rail such as CN?

If it is possible, costs, experiences, and other info is greatly appreciated.

microbus
11-03-2008, 09:57 AM
I think you could, with CN, if you go the intermodal route.
Try calling CN &/or a national moving company, someone should know something out there :)
CN Rail (http://www.cn.ca)
Atlas Van Lines (http://www.atlasvanlines.ca/)
United Van Lines (http://www.uvl.com/)
AMJ Campbell Van Lines (http://www.amjcampbell.com/eng/index.htm)

RichardS
11-03-2008, 12:15 PM
You more than likely would have to go with a moving company who would then get a slot on CN.

ralph60
11-03-2008, 05:44 PM
Good luck dealing with the railroad. They are really not interested in your business unless you can commit to multiple railcars weekly. I used to ship one or two full cars of lumber every week and the railroad wasn't even interested in my business. I had to use a private rail shipping company with their own railcars.
Try calling the railroad and ask for a quotation, but don't hold your breath.
C.N.R. actually stands for "certainly no rush".

Hull534
11-03-2008, 05:57 PM
You might want to look into what I did when I moved to Edmonton. Check into Canadian Freightways . They provided me with a "Pup" semi trailer delivered outside my home which I filled to half full. When I was done loading I called them to pick it up ,and they delivered it to my address in Edmonton ( 24 hrs from BC). We just unloaded it and called for it to be taken away, Really quite easy and a cheaper option than movers or UHaul.

Good Luck with your move.

Nagyman
11-07-2008, 12:33 AM
Hull, that's interesting! I was googling for similar information per grish's original question. I checked out the Canadian Freightways for more info, but it's a bit short. I'll contact them, but would you be willing to give a bit more info (pricing, amount of stuff you moved, timing, etc)? Just as a reference for comparison?

I'm not moving to Edmonton, but looks like they're nation wide.

Thanks for the tip!

Blueline
11-07-2008, 08:35 AM
It would help if you indicated the start and end points in this post.
Most carriers provide preferential zone to zone service rates and schedules