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The economic and environmental benefits of freight rail transportation should be considered when developing your next facility.

Should your new or expanded facility be rail-served? Whether you ship consumer goods or industrial commodities, immediate access to the resources of a Class I Railroad can provide significant benefits. Class I Railroads — freight railroads with operating revenues of $433.2 million or more — have the scale and expertise to bring real development and supply chain advantages to companies looking to expand or open new distribution centers, warehouses, or other facilities. 

These Class I Railroads are BNSF Railway, CSX Transportation, Canadian Northern Railway, Canadian Pacific, Kansas City Southern Railway, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific Railroad. Chances are, at least one of these major freight transportation providers will be able to meet your location and capacity needs. In total, the U.S. freight rail network covers more than 140,000 miles and moves more freight than any other freight rail system in the world, according to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Let’s take a look at some of the potential benefits of working with a railroad to create a rail-served facility.

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