How can you find out if an industrial building has potential to have rail access?

I believe the building across the way has actual rail access, mine does not. Is there potential to gain rail access if you are located on the railway? Thanks in advance.
In Selling Property - Asked by Carmen A. - Feb 11, 2009
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Rustin M.
Broker/Agent
Los Angeles, CA

You should look on the Parcel Map for any adjacent property or easements that are owned by one of the rail companies. We typically look over the title report then call our contacts at the rail companies. --Rustin Mork

Feb 12, 2009
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Nate C.
Independence, IA

Depends if it is a Class 1 rail or a short line and your demand. Local economic development office could assist.

Feb 12, 2009
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Chris S.
Broker/Agent
Coeur D'alene, ID

Call the railroad that owns that line, speak with their real estate folks but don't expect an answer. Railroads are sometimes even hareder to work with than the federal government ... LOL

Aug 3, 2009
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