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Re: Railroad plant auction July 28-30, Milton, PA
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2020, 02:47:43 PM »
At $1700, it still went very cheap.....
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Re: Railroad plant auction July 28-30, Milton, PA
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2020, 07:41:01 PM »
If it's not confidential, did you score on any items from the auction?

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Re: Railroad plant auction July 28-30, Milton, PA
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2020, 09:33:53 PM »
The two items I bid on went to a price that I was not comfortable with.  There were a couple of items of interest for the museum but I deferred since I did not want to be a competing bid.
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Re: Railroad plant auction July 28-30, Milton, PA
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2020, 10:53:43 AM »
1700 for that motor / generator was cheap, but no one should second guess and think we missed s good deal. No one but the buyer knows how high it could have gone. I just bought some retaining wall blocks for six dollars, I would have paid up to $175 for them but no one else wanted them.
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Re: Railroad plant auction July 28-30, Milton, PA
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2020, 11:24:21 AM »
Did the museum acquire any items from the sale?

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Re: Railroad plant auction July 28-30, Milton, PA
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2020, 03:19:47 PM »
Unknown,  all I was doing was scouting and suggesting on things of interest/need but I had no input on actual bidding.  I only bid on items for my own interest.
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Re: Railroad plant auction July 28-30, Milton, PA
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2020, 08:56:44 PM »
A decision was made over the weekend to forego bidding on any items at Milton. This was done because everyone was and is so involved in preparations to reopen the WW&F to the public next week that no one was available to make the trip down to pick up any items that might have been purchased.

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Re: Railroad plant auction July 28-30, Milton, PA
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2020, 12:20:01 AM »
So no really IMPORTANT items....

...like MOXIE thermometers or anything??  ;) ;) :-*

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Re: Railroad plant auction July 28-30, Milton, PA
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2020, 10:55:10 AM »
Cosmo, had a Moxie thermometer been found at Milton, I can guarantee that the "moxie bootlegger" would have had it in his possession by now.  Alas I did not find one.  Although I am still toying with the idea of sponsoring a "rebuilt" boxcar that will sport the Moxie color scheme and advertisements.
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Re: Railroad plant auction July 28-30, Milton, PA
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2020, 12:09:47 PM »
Sorry, but that's a 70's reproduction of the 50's sign.  At $250.00 it's over double what it should go for.
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Re: Railroad plant auction July 28-30, Milton, PA
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2020, 07:19:41 AM »
Funny Enough one of our guys down here at the Walkersville Southern won a bid for one of the GE switchers
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Re: Railroad plant auction July 28-30, Milton, PA
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2020, 12:42:23 PM »
Yes, there is YouTube video of it being unloaded and running in the yard.  Winning bid was $63,000 plus buyers premium plus shipping.  Probably got 80K wrapped up in it - but having looked it over myself, they got a completely remanufactured engine that will be good for another 30-40 years if taken care of.
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Re: Railroad plant auction July 28-30, Milton, PA
« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2020, 08:34:28 PM »
Yes, there is YouTube video of it being unloaded and running in the yard.  Winning bid was $63,000 plus buyers premium plus shipping.  Probably got 80K wrapped up in it - but having looked it over myself, they got a completely remanufactured engine that will be good for another 30-40 years if taken care of.
Funny you mention the video. I take it, it was by a guy named TSMGL?
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