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 Post subject: Re: RBBX Circus Trains & Equipment Up For Bids NOW
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:31 pm 

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As I posted earlier there's virtually no buyers out there for this equipment. The one buyer for the last 6 years ( IPH ) is obviously on the ropes and a seller if anything and the interiors of these cars make them unsuitable for other users.

My guess is that they'll try to make another attempt or two to sell them into the open market, perhaps hire a nationally recognized auctioneer ( and set a reserve on each car) which won't work. I think there's a high probability that they will part out most of the cars as the trucks, draft gear, HVAC pieces etc. have good resale value and scrap the bodies. The pieces are worth more than the whole.

IMHO-Ross Rowland


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 Post subject: Re: RBBX Circus Trains & Equipment Up For Bids NOW
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:19 pm 

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Did anyone on here bid on the flatcars, and if so, are they now at the $10K minimum?

Howard P.

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 Post subject: Re: RBBX Circus Trains & Equipment Up For Bids NOW
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:55 pm 

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We bid on several flats and one of the spine cars.

Got the same treatment, so I guess they think RORO flats with 2 years of interchange service left and spine cars with pretty much permanent containers attached are worth 10k each...

I also discovered the power cars have something like 16,000 hours on them... I'm sure they have been rebuilt or posibly major components changed without an hour meter reset. However that is a lot of time on the switchgear and other major components.

Yes, 10,000 would be about what a car would bring in scrap... IF no prep were needed and they were sitting in the mill so no transport.

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 Post subject: Re: RBBX Circus Trains & Equipment Up For Bids NOW
PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:42 am 

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Is it a possibility UP might grab a few for spares or to expand their passenger car fleet? With 3 soon to be active steamers there will be a HUGE demand to ride behind a double or triple header, and their current fleet is nowhere close to meet that demand.


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 Post subject: Re: RBBX Circus Trains & Equipment Up For Bids NOW
PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:43 pm 

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Ted Brumberg wrote:

"#60018. Nee-UP baggage-messenger #6301 (AC&F, Lot #12-5529, February 1961), retired in December 1971 and transferred in 1975 to the roadway (MofW) department as #904811, sold at an unknown date to RBBX. With this car there are 2 conflicts: first, Strack lists that the #6301/#904811 was scrapped at an unknown date, and that baggage-messenger #5662 (AC&F, Lot #4094, April 1954)/to express #24430 in April 1969/retired in October 1970/roadway #904230/#904826 was sold in 1999 to RBBX and became #60018; second, also according to Strack, #60018 was stored at Palmetto as of October 2011 and was sold in August 2012 to the Florida RR Museum in Parrish, where it is used as the gift shop. Can anyone clear this up? Thanks in advance."

I have received visual confirmation that the RBBX 60018 received by the Florida Railroad Museum at Parrish, had UP 5662 stenciled on the interior of the car, above the side doors, a holdover from its days as a UP car.

Don Strack


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 Post subject: Re: RBBX Circus Trains & Equipment Up For Bids NOW
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:21 am 

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It's been announced on Facebook that at least two cars have been successfully tendered, housing car #42022 AND the Red Unit "Pie Car."

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The Pie Car will enter tourist service, you too can dine aboard this train! (Stay tuned). The housing car will be utilized as a steam crew car.


I'll let the successful bidders ID themselves.


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 Post subject: Re: RBBX Circus Trains & Equipment Up For Bids NOW
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:26 pm 

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I am aware of 6 cars so far that have found new homes. One of the N&W cars will be heading to Roanoke.

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 Post subject: Re: RBBX Circus Trains & Equipment Up For Bids NOW
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:42 am 

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Rumor has it roughly 45 cars have been sold. That is way more than I would have guessed, considering the always-soft market for passenger cars. Evidently getting a car that is operational with modern heat, AC, etc, even though they are like RV's inside, has been a big attraction. It will be quite interesting to find out who got what, and how many of the buyers are PV owners, short lines, museums, diner trains, etc, vs. UP, NS, NCDOT, etc.


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