U.S. military mulls overhaul of rail car fleet for transport needs

04/4/2013 | Defense News

The U.S. military typically uses large flat rail cars to transport heavy equipment around the U.S. Often, it was able to use cars owned by the railroads free of charge, and it relied on the services of Class I's such as Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific to haul its freight. However, as the fleet ages, the military must decide whether to buy new cars, overhaul ones it already owns or do something else.

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