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"Our Missoula location is primarily rail served and because we can only unload one car at a time our rail spur presents a challenge for MRL. All we have to do is call MRL and the job gets done." -Corey Skeers, Manager GTS Interior Supply

101 International Drive
P.O. Box 16390
Missoula, Montana 59808
406.523.1500
406.523.1493 fax
1.800.338.4750

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you ship personal effects (household goods, automobiles, etc…..)?

In line with the BNSF Railway, MRL does not ship personal effects.  The railroads handled this sort of move in past years, but this was discontinued.

Your railroad runs right by my place of business. Can I load (or receive) railcars right here by my business?

The main line of the railroad is rarely used to load or unload any railcars.  To be rail served, a business needs to have access to an approved siding or be served by a spur track. 

I am interested in shipping or receiving by rail, what are my first steps?

First - tell us a few of the details on our Getting Started page.  Second - feel free to contact one of our Sales & Marketing Managers to address specific questions that you may have.

How much does it cost to ship from Point A to Point B?

MRL Sales & Marketing Managers are ready to gather information about your proposed move and get the process started on developing a rail rate.  While some rates may be readily available, others may require a more detailed and involved approach to develop a rate.

I am not rail served.  Can I still ship or receive by rail?

Yes - you can.  Contact our Sales & Marketing staff to find a transload facility or rail access near you. 

I don’t ship full railcar quantities.  Can I ship a partial rail load?

Rail shipping partial loads is seldom economical and not encouraged as a standard shipping method.  However, MRL Logistics is ready to handle your less-than-carload transportation.  To get your questions answered, please contact us.

How do I calculate railroad mileage?

Use the Mileage Inquiries tool

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