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Maryland Auto Transport by Rail ServicesOf all the state to ship a car to or from, you’d think Maryland would be more popular. To be fair, in some cases it is a popular area for car shipping. But in others, it’s almost impossible to ship to or from. When it comes to Maryland auto transport by rail services, though, we have you covered – somewhat, anyway. Maryland may not be the biggest state, but its historical significance made it a prime rail hub in the region. Today, it still sees plenty of rail traffic, but the issue, of course, is whether there will be rail companies shipping cars for individuals such as yourself. That’s what we’re going to focus on with this article.

Maryland Auto Transport by Rail Services

If you’ve read about auto transport by rail to any other state in the union, chances are you understand how much it’s fallen off in recent years. It’s harder for rail companies to compete in the car shipping market because it’s not as flexible as over-the-road transportation. Nowadays, most rail shipping companies, if they do ship cars, will ship them bulk. You may have seen them – rows upon rows of brand new cars heading to dealerships are more common than individual cars on trains.

When it comes to Maryland auto transport by rail services, the most popular shipping hub is easily Baltimore. If there are any rail shippers moving cars in or out of Maryland, it’ll be to or from Baltimore. However, routes will definitely be limited, almost exclusively to north-south shipments. Most east-west railroad lines don’t even see cars hauled on them. But if it’s available, we can find it for you. Keep in mind that auto transport by rail may end up being more expensive than truck transport, depending on the route. And we do highly recommend giving us a call to speak to an agent to learn more about Maryland auto transport by rail services.

Popular Auto Transport Locations in Maryland

If you’re shipping to or from Maryland by rail, Baltimore is going to be the place the trains are going. It’s not a guarantee that they will – just that, if they are, Baltimore is where they’ll go. It’s the largest city in the state and a major transportation and logistics hub in the region, after all.

Frederick sits maybe an hour west of Baltimore, so for most shipments to or from Frederick, you’ll have to ship to Baltimore. There may be rail companies that run through Frederick, but chances are they won’t be hauling cars, either for manufacturers or individuals.

Rockville sits southwest of Baltimore, and will likely not have any rail services to or from the city. Luckily, it’s not far from Baltimore, either – probably about the same drive as to Frederick. So, on the whole, you’ll probably still end up shipping into or out of Baltimore. It does sit close to Washington, D.C., which may also be an option.

Like Rockville, Gaithersburg isn’t far from either Baltimore or Washington, D.C. This is good news for you, because it’s literally right next door to Rockville. Make sure to speak to an agent about potential Maryland auto transport by rail services to or from any city you’re interested in.

Maryland Auto Transport by Rail Quotes and Prices

If you’re interested in shipping your vehicle to or from Maryland, let us help. At the very least you can get some quotes from top-rated shippers who can handle rail service if it’s available. Simply fill out our free quote request form to get started. It’s free and only takes a minute or two. But more importantly, you’ll get quotes from reputable companies who understand how Maryland shipping services work. You can also contact one of our agents any time at 866-513-RAIL should you have questions or need help.

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Should you have questions about the transport of your vehicle, please call us at (866)513-RAIL. (866-513-7245).