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Cold Train to open new office in Chicago

Cold Train Express, an intermodal service launched by Rail Logistics in partnership with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and the Port of Quincy in Washington state in 2010, will open a new office in downtown Chicago this year.

The company’s new facility will focus primarily on hauling more cargo and various products back from the Midwest and East Coast to Washington state and Oregon. Cold Train recently tripled the size of its Quincy, WA-based refrigerated container fleet and now has 300 state-of-the-art 53-foot Hyundai refrigerated containers.

As a result of the significant increase in the size of its container fleet, Cold Train is continuing to expand its service area to and from Quincy, and is now serving the following locations:

  • Florida – northern and central areas, including Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa Bay.
  • Georgia – southeastern and central areas, including Atlanta.
  • Illinois – northern area, including Chicago.
  • Indiana – northern and central areas, including Indianapolis.
  • Maryland – northern area, including Baltimore.
  • Massachusetts – central and eastern areas, including Springfield and Boston.
  • Michigan – western and central areas.
  • New Jersey – northeastern area, including Newark.
  • New York – western area, including Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, as well as the southeastern area, including Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.
  • North Carolina – central area, including Charlotte.
  • Ohio – various areas, including Toledo, Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland.
  • Pennsylvania – Various areas, including Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Allentown and Philadelphia.
  • South Carolina – central area, including Columbia.
  • Wisconsin – central and southern areas, including Milwaukee, Madison and Stevens Point.

“We’ve had tremendous success moving fresh and frozen food products from Washington state and Oregon to the Midwest and East Coast following the start of our Cold Train Service and opening of our Washington office in 2010,” said Steve Lawson, president of Cold Train. “We’re excited about our new downtown Chicago office and our increased westbound capacity for products originating in the Midwest and East Coast headed back to the Pacific Northwest. This will directly benefit both shippers in the East and receivers in the West as well as consumers in Washington and Oregon.” 

 For more information about Cold Train’s increased emphasis on westbound shipments and its new Chicago office, contact Rail Logistics-Cold Train at or 509/731-4734.