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how does one purchase a rail car then lease it to a railroad company?

Purchasing the car is easy. I have been away from it for a while, but there used to be manufacturers like Pacific Car and Foundry, Evergreen Freight Car Corporation, and others. Whether or not these particular companies are still in business I don't know. All it takes is a contact and the cash.

I have only known, personally, one person who has done this, when he purchased a three bay hopper car in 1984 at a cost of $55,000. I have no idea of the measures involved in leasing a car to a carrier, only that it can be done.

But, this is a risky business and not for the faint of heart.

The only way I could recommend this would be if one were to incorporate and then pay themselves a salary from the corporation. This would insulate an individual, as well as personal finances, from the inevitable problems that can cost a boatload of $$$$$.

If your car breaks down out on line, you, as an individual, would be responsible for the cost of repairs, via the miracle of AAR billing. If your car is responsible for a derailment, you could be responsible for damages easily reaching into millions, if not hundreds of millions of dollars.

Factor in insurance. Heavy maintenance is in the form of COTS (cleaned, oiled, tested and stenciled), which is required every ten years, and costs some hefty cash.

If your intent is investment, I would recommend real estate or a put put golf course, since the "pet rock" cemetery has already been done.

Find Bay Hoppers On eBay Below:

N Scale BLUFORD SHOPS 62081 BIG FOUR NYC 30 6 2 Bay Open Panel Side Hopper
N Scale BLUFORD SHOPS 62081 BIG FOUR NYC 30 6 2 Bay Open Panel Side Hopper
$21.56
N Scale BLUFORD SHOPS 62082 BIG FOUR NYC 30 6 2 Bay Open Panel Side Hoppers
N Scale BLUFORD SHOPS 62082 BIG FOUR NYC 30 6 2 Bay Open Panel Side Hoppers
$43.22
Roundhouse N Scale LA Louisiana  Arkansas 40 3 Bay Hopper Car 3972
Roundhouse N Scale LA Louisiana Arkansas 40 3 Bay Hopper Car 3972
$11.99
Microscale Decal N 60 837 Northern Pacific Covered Hoppers PS3 Bay ACF 2
Microscale Decal N 60 837 Northern Pacific Covered Hoppers PS3 Bay ACF 2
$6.25
ATLAS N 50003056 40 3 BAY COAL HOPPER BURLINGTON NORTHERN BN 513339
ATLAS N 50003056 40 3 BAY COAL HOPPER BURLINGTON NORTHERN BN 513339
$22.95
ATLAS N 50003057 40 3 BAY COAL HOPPER BURLINGTON NORTHERN BN 513355
ATLAS N 50003057 40 3 BAY COAL HOPPER BURLINGTON NORTHERN BN 513355
$22.95
ATLAS N 50002015 40 3 BAY OPEN COAL HOPPER BESSEMER  LAKE ERIE BLE 50101
ATLAS N 50002015 40 3 BAY OPEN COAL HOPPER BESSEMER LAKE ERIE BLE 50101
$18.50
Broadway Limited 3133 N Painted Unlettered NW Class H2A 3 Bay Hopper 6
Broadway Limited 3133 N Painted Unlettered NW Class H2A 3 Bay Hopper 6
$92.38
Atlas N Scale 3 Bay Covered Hopper Grand Trunk Western NEW
Atlas N Scale 3 Bay Covered Hopper Grand Trunk Western NEW
$8.00
Atlas 3729 N Scale 3 Bay Covered Hopper Central of Georgia NEW
Atlas 3729 N Scale 3 Bay Covered Hopper Central of Georgia NEW
$10.00
Loco Motives 2 Bay Covered Hopper Western Maryland NEW
Loco Motives 2 Bay Covered Hopper Western Maryland NEW
$8.00
Model Power N Scale 2 Bay Hopper Undecorated Brown NEW
Model Power N Scale 2 Bay Hopper Undecorated Brown NEW
$6.00
Atlas N Scale 3 Bay Covered Hopper New York Central NEW
Atlas N Scale 3 Bay Covered Hopper New York Central NEW
$8.00
Micro Trains N 33 Cambria  Indiana Twin Bay Hopper w Offset Sides 55430
Micro Trains N 33 Cambria Indiana Twin Bay Hopper w Offset Sides 55430
$11.99
Atlas N Scale David J Joseph Com ACF 2 Bay Centerflow Hopper 50 003 608 NIB
Atlas N Scale David J Joseph Com ACF 2 Bay Centerflow Hopper 50 003 608 NIB
$19.95
Atlas N Scale Southdown ACF 2 Bay Centerflow Hopper 50 003 612 NIB
Atlas N Scale Southdown ACF 2 Bay Centerflow Hopper 50 003 612 NIB
$19.95
Atlas N Scale Southdown ACF 2 Bay Centerflow Hopper 50 003 611 NIB
Atlas N Scale Southdown ACF 2 Bay Centerflow Hopper 50 003 611 NIB
$19.95
Hopper Covered ACF Centerflow 4 Bay Union Carbide Recycle Atlas N Scale
Hopper Covered ACF Centerflow 4 Bay Union Carbide Recycle Atlas N Scale
$12.50
MTL N 055 00 440 Pacific Great Eastern 33 Twin Bay Hopper 261 NEW RTR
MTL N 055 00 440 Pacific Great Eastern 33 Twin Bay Hopper 261 NEW RTR
$12.49
Hopper Covered PS 2 2 Bay Union Pacific Atlas N Scale
Hopper Covered PS 2 2 Bay Union Pacific Atlas N Scale
$12.50
Micro Trains N Scale 09200301 UP 2 Bay ACF Center Flow Hopper Rd219227
Micro Trains N Scale 09200301 UP 2 Bay ACF Center Flow Hopper Rd219227
$12.90
Haybros MT 2003 04 N Ballast Load for Microtrains 100 Ton 3 Bay Hoppers
Haybros MT 2003 04 N Ballast Load for Microtrains 100 Ton 3 Bay Hoppers
$4.88
Bachmann Industries Canadian 4 Bay Cylindrical Grain Hopper Alberta Train Car
Bachmann Industries Canadian 4 Bay Cylindrical Grain Hopper Alberta Train Car
$25.59
Bachmann Industries USRA 55 Ton 2 Bay Hopper C and O Train Car N Scale
Bachmann Industries USRA 55 Ton 2 Bay Hopper C and O Train Car N Scale
$32.47
Micro Trains 87010 Interstate 33 Twin Bay Hopper N Scale NOS
Micro Trains 87010 Interstate 33 Twin Bay Hopper N Scale NOS
$11.99
Micro Trains Model N Scale Train Blue Circle Crescent 2 Bay Covered Hopper 92140
Micro Trains Model N Scale Train Blue Circle Crescent 2 Bay Covered Hopper 92140
$13.82
Microscale Decal N 60 4277 SDWX Hopper Covered 2 Bay1998+
Microscale Decal N 60 4277 SDWX Hopper Covered 2 Bay1998+
$6.25
BluFord Shops N Scale 60031 Canadian National USRA 30 6 2 Bay Hopper
BluFord Shops N Scale 60031 Canadian National USRA 30 6 2 Bay Hopper
$22.69
BluFord Shops N Scale 60032 Canadian National USRA 30 6 2 Bay Hoppers 2Pk
BluFord Shops N Scale 60032 Canadian National USRA 30 6 2 Bay Hoppers 2Pk
$45.39
Lot of 3 N Scale Atlas ACF 2 bay Cement Hopper Blue Circle 9 19
Lot of 3 N Scale Atlas ACF 2 bay Cement Hopper Blue Circle 9 19
$45.00
Lot of 2 N Scale Atlas ACF 4 bay Centerflow Hopper Hercules 50503
Lot of 2 N Scale Atlas ACF 4 bay Centerflow Hopper Hercules 50503
$45.00
Bachmann 17555 N Canadian Pacific ACF 4 Bay Center Flow Covered Hopper
Bachmann 17555 N Canadian Pacific ACF 4 Bay Center Flow Covered Hopper
$27.81
Bachmann 19163 N Scale 4 Bay Grain Hopper CN Canadian National 382005
Bachmann 19163 N Scale 4 Bay Grain Hopper CN Canadian National 382005
$17.19
MICRO TRAINS 55490 N Scale 2 Bay Hopper Car Reading 86585
MICRO TRAINS 55490 N Scale 2 Bay Hopper Car Reading 86585
$20.00
N Micro Trains 3 Bay ACF Center Flow Hopper CP Rail SOO Line 94090 SOO 116960
N Micro Trains 3 Bay ACF Center Flow Hopper CP Rail SOO Line 94090 SOO 116960
$19.99
N Micro Trains 3 Bay ACF Center Flow Hopper General Chemical 94020 GRPX 94459
N Micro Trains 3 Bay ACF Center Flow Hopper General Chemical 94020 GRPX 94459
$17.99
Hay Brothers CHUNK LIMESTONE LOAD Fits Micro Trains 33ft Twin Bay Hoppers
Hay Brothers CHUNK LIMESTONE LOAD Fits Micro Trains 33ft Twin Bay Hoppers
$3.25
Hay Brothers IRON ORE LOAD Fits BOWSER GLa 2 Bay Hopper Cars
Hay Brothers IRON ORE LOAD Fits BOWSER GLa 2 Bay Hopper Cars
$3.25
N Scale BLUFORD SHOPS 60243 SEABOARD AIR LINE USRA 30 6 2 Bay Hopper 3 Pack
N Scale BLUFORD SHOPS 60243 SEABOARD AIR LINE USRA 30 6 2 Bay Hopper 3 Pack
$54.99
N Scale MTL Delaware  Hudson 33 Twin Bay Hopper Offset Sides W Coal Load
N Scale MTL Delaware Hudson 33 Twin Bay Hopper Offset Sides W Coal Load
$13.84


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