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.Railing a one time move can get pricey....
Biggest issue is the cars they would use, are wide open. Vandalism would be a sure thing when it sits in the back corner of a railyard at night.
I've often thought of adding an old auto carrier to my 'collection' to make moves like this.
The costs would be slightly lower than your quote, but not enough to offset the convenience and speed of the truck shipping, as much as my railman's heart hurts to say that. Railroads are perfect for large quantities moving long distance. Not so much for one offs.
XCRV, did your M1079 sell? the link above didn't work. Do you have info on the vehicle posted somewhere I can look at? I'm in Alaska but looking for a M1079.It’s a 2000 M1079A1 (link below). I know height is an issue. We’ve added solar panels to the roof. Haven’t tested the suspension lowering feature. I didn’t know a gooseneck was that much more expensive.
We built out the box for overlanding but we’re pretty close to stock weight. We removed the heavy metal strips on the floor and walls that would have been used to carry cargo or mount equipment. Also removed the huge bars used to lift the van by crane. After this weight loss program, we had each wheel weighed during build but I’d have to find those numbers.
Thanks for you input, everyone.
Could also be used as a portable solar/battery backup for home/office. Should run your home frig/freezer/TVs/computers/etc (check specs). 2000 Stewart & Stevenson LMTV M1079A1 US military vehicle, original camo paint (CARC), equipped for cold weather Caterpillar 3126 diesel engine; Allison 7...www.steelsoldiers.com
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