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 Post subject: Chicago METRA Auctioning Equipment Online
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:43 pm 

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Calm down, calm down.

So far they're only offering ROAD vehicles--but that includes, at the moment, two hi-rail pickups and a boom-equipped truck, both going cheap so far.

Potential opportunity for an excursion line to pick up a MOW vehicle cheap-ish--but rail vehicles MAY follow soon. Maybe even retired F40PH locos?

https://metrarail.com/about-metra/newsr ... us-auction

http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/browse ... it4=Search


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 Post subject: Re: Chicago METRA Auctioning Equipment Online
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:18 am 

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Be advised that the registration process is straightforward but involves BOTH an e-mailed confirmation code AND a telephone callback or text to be entered.

And the correct entity to look for is not "METRA" in the Ms, it's "Northeast Illinois ..." (which is D/B/A METRA. Y'all probably knew this, but the instructions on how to navigate the Public Surplus site didn't say it.

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 Post subject: Re: Chicago METRA Auctioning Equipment Online
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:33 pm 

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Alexander D. Mitchell IV wrote:
So far they're only offering ROAD vehicles--


There is also an active Metra request for bids to scrap original IC Highliner (aluminum) cars stored at Kensington, early steel bi-levels (CRI&P or C&NW origin) stored at Blue Island, and a few wreck-damaged stainless steel cars at the ex-CRI&P 47th St. shops. They've held two on-site bidders' conferences and extended the bid deadline a couple of times so far.


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