NAICS 5 Digit Industry 48821

Industry 48821

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 48821 – Support Activities for Rail Transportation

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 48821: See industry description for NAICS 488210 below.

Industry Description of NAICS Code 488210: 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 for Industry 48821

What codes are similar to this industry that might be more applicable? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes that are similar to industry 48821. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

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

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 48821

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with industry 48821. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • 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 Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry (Where you are now), and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 48-49: Transportation and Warehousing
    • Subsector 488: Support Activities for Transportation
      • Industry Group 4882: Support Activities for Rail Transportation
        • Industry 48821: Support Activities for Rail Transportation (Current Page)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 488210: Support Activities for Rail Transportation

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