NAICS Code 488210 Support Activities for Rail Transportation


Transportation and Warehousing


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing specialized services for railroad transportation including servicing, routine repairing (except factory conversion, overhaul or rebuilding of rolling stock), and maintaining rail cars; loading and unloading rail cars; and operating independent terminals.

Cross References

Establishments primarily engaged in
  • Providing railroad car rental: classified in U.S. Industry 532411, Commercial Air, Rail, and Water Transportation Equipment Rental and Leasing
  • Factory conversion, overhaul, or rebuilding of railroad rolling stock: classified in Industry 336510, Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
  • Providing rail car janitorial services: classified in Industry 561720, Janitorial Services.

Industries Included

  • Freight car cleaning services
  • Grain leveling and trimming in railroad cars
  • Loading and unloading services at rail terminals
  • Locomotive and rail car repair (except factory conversion, factory overhaul, factory rebuilding)
  • Maintenance of rights of way and structures, railway
  • Railroad switching services
  • Railroad terminals, independent operation
  • Railway terminals, independent operation
  • Shunting trailers in rail terminals
  • Switching services, railroad

Industry Leaders