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Ken Fleming

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Auction - Railroad Construction Equipment
« on: August 03, 2009, 08:57:25 PM »
Saturday August 8, 2009   Auction Starts At 9am

Preview August 5th, 6th & 7th. 10am - 6pm

Specialty Railroad Constructor Equipment
4500 Hempfield Plaza Blvd.
Greensburg, PA 15601

http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/auctionview.cgi?lid=642584

I know that most of this equipment is for the "big roads", look closely - lining bars, jacks, bolts, tools, 1 or 2 man tampers, retaining wall material, goodies.  Even trailers and trucks to haul the stuff to Sheepscot. Also think "trade goods", buy cheap enough then trade for something "our" size. Auctions this size do not occur often.

Amongst the stuff is John Deere Diesel Sullair(185 H) Compressor.  Plenty of small stuff.  Any members in the Pittsburgh area?

RAILROAD EQUIPMENT: 1989 Jackson tie inserter Model 925 SN: 126270, 1989 Deutz Donelti K3000 hi-rail crane Model KGT-3000 SN: 4080 with 36" side tilt ditching bucket & backhoe boom attachments, Canron Tamper Model Mark I SN: ESJDG, 1979 Kershaw Ballast Regulator Model 26-2-2 SN: 001253, Safetran Track Wrench with Horiz chuck & Standard Model "C" SN: 7376, Nordoc Hydra Spiker Model A" Unit E-57 SN: 374, Safetran Bolter Model "C" SN: TE-59, Nolan Carts, Fairmont Tie Kicker/Pusher Model W115-B SN: RC68, Canron Tie Inserter Model TSR, Fairmont Switch Taper Model ST 1049 SN: 1071400, Fairmont Spiker Model W-96 SN: 254277, 1990 Fairmont Tie Changer Model TKO SN: 00636, 1993 Jackson Tie Crane Model 950 SN: 151895, Fairmont Mark III Production/Switch Tamper Model ESTR-130AG SN: 3580573, Rail Alignment System for Mark III, Kershaw tie crane, miscellaneous push carts, Ingersol- Rand Spike Driver, large lifting cable w/4 hooks, track bits, insulated joint bars, Otherm rail welding supplies & equipment, miscellaneous track materials, track bolts, rail drills, rail blade, 20+ Templeton railroad track jacks, rail bender.

RAILROAD TOOLS: Wrenches, nippers, lining bars, tie tongs, 1 & 2 man air powered tampers, dog nuts, rail forks, rail dogs, track gauge & levels, anchor wenches, claw bars, car movers, spike mauls, shovels, picks, miscellaneous spike lifters, lifting clamps & cables, Safetran bolt machines, new oils and lubricants.

SHOP EQUIPMENT: American Tool Works industrial size lathe Reed-Pantico machine lathe Barney Machinery Co industrial size, machine shop parts, work horses, steel lifting jaws, fire extinguisher, complete bander system w/banding, large amount of chains & cables, DC 5 ton overhead electric cranes, Shepard Niles crane & hoist equipment, Rezonr waste oil furnace w/waste oil, lathe tips & cutters, brand new taps & dies all sizes, 5 1/2" Craftsman vise, Craftsman 6" 1/3hp bench grinder, Delta Model 23-710 sharpening center, Hitachi angle grinder 4 1/2", Milwaukee 1/2" drill, Makita 14" portable cut off saw, Makita 3/4" 2 speed hammer drill, Craftsman industrial 1/2" impact wrench, 2 Milwaukee 12" chop saws, Peerless 3hp 3 phase rotary steel hacksaw, miscellaneous circular saws, miscellaneous angle grinders, extension cords, large amount of torch hoses, torch gauges, torch tips, full bolt bins, Magnum XR9 paint sprayer, new roof jacks, many tool boxes, 5 job boxes all sizes, Craftsman 1hp 15" drill press, 3 1/2 ton chain hoists, Eager Beaver 1000psi pressure washer, grease guns, levels, 2 Lode Star w/jib & wall mount hoist, electric winch, 4' scrap torch, Exide battery charger, 55 gallon drum cart, mig welding sticks with gun, porter power, J G Blount Co 3 phase industrial size 5hp grinder, Delta industrial drill press, Master 350,000BTU heater, North Star Industrial hot water pressure washer, DoAll industrial power saw, steel work truss rollers, Ingersol-Rand 3 phase air compressor, steel & wooden work benches, Lincoln Wirematic mig welder w/aluminum spool gun, Carolina 4000lb engine hoist, truck tranny jack, large wrenches, 50,000BTU Reddy Heater, LP construction heater, National torch cart, Darra James table saw, Milwaukee 7" angle grinder, Husgvarna  3120K chop saw, 275 gallon fuel tank w/12 volt pump, portable 275 gallon jobsite steel fuel tank, Sullar air compressor John Deere diesel powered, Craftsman 2hp portable air compressor.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT: 1991 Ingersol-Rand Double Drum Roller Model DK70 SN: 178-36, Clark Forklift 3000lb Model ECS30, Prime Mover skid steer (needs work), Case 1830 skid steer w/bucket & forks (gas),1989 John Deere 555G loader, 1996 New Holland LXC885 w/ bucket & tooth bar kit 3452 hours, 1989 Case 580K loader backhoe (diesel), 1999 Case 580L loader/backhoe.

LANDSCAPING EQUIPMENT: Geogrid for retaining walls, safety fence & retaining wall equipment, push mowers, Craftsman 164cc vacuum shredder bagger, Craftsman straight shaft weedwacker, White 5hp snow blower, tampers, power cart, concrete chemicals & cleaners, Partner KVO2 rolling cradle for cement cutter, 6 Blazer concrete saws, Concrete tools & trowels, concrete pins, Mini G Dummy level, Paver lifters & spacers, Homelite chain saw, Husgvarna 136 chain saw, Poulan 2055 woodman chain saw, Craftsman turbo chain saw, Partner K1250 cut off saw, Partner K700 cut off saw, wheel barrows, Robin EC10 tamper, power trash pump 5hp, Devilbiss 5000 watt 9 hp generator, 5000 watt 10hp generator.

VEHICLES: 1989 Mack cab over w/sleeper, 1979 International tool truck 51,000 miles Vin #AA185JHAQ27335, 1986 Ford F700 Dump Vin #1FDPF70H0GVA53768, 1989 GMC 1 ton dump Vin #1GDHR34K5KJ503652, 1978 Fontaine flatbed trailer Vin #30361, 19898 Hurst trailer Vin #1H9T52033K1057264, 1990 Chevrolet Suburban 166,000 miles Vin #1GNGV26K4LF152554, 1992 P Construction trailer )welder)  Vin #SW52858PA, 1993 Peterbilt Vin #1FTEX15N6PKB93863, 1994 Borco low boy trailer in #1B9LS4527R313194, 1998 Chevrolet S10 pick up 135,000 miles Vin #1GCCS1944WK176355, 1999 Chevrolet S10 pick up 53,000 miles Vin #1GCCS1442XK123632, 1999 Ford F350 dump 105,000 miles Vin #3FDWF36S7XMA26567, 1978 Ford F600 w/Reading body 35,000 miles Vin #F60DVCF1968.

miscellaneous: Engineering & design & railroad manuals, The Track Data Handbook, freight rollers, steel wheels, wheel barrows, bolts & hardware, truck tool boxes, small engine parts, oil air & hydraulic filters, hydraulic gear pumps & motors, hydraulic hoses & fittings, automotive & equipment electricals, safety wear, highway road signs, safety flashers, tie down straps, road cones, Warn 1700lb winch, 5 gal water coolers, new electric motors, miscellaneous steel, 20 + sections of pallet racking, scrap metal, Miller Duraflex & Mightylite safety harnesses, steel & plastic electrical conduit, vintage Coke bottles in cases.
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Ira Schreiber

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Re: Auction - Railroad Construction Equipment
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 09:35:30 PM »
Boy, would I have fun.............
Notice the loader/backhoes.

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Re: Auction - Railroad Construction Equipment
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2009, 11:25:48 PM »
A better link for viewing photos of auction stuff.

http://www.dehartsauction.com/aug8Auction/photo.htm

We can bid on line, however we'll need someone to do the eye-ball thing and bring back to stuff.  Can you say "road trip".  I can go, but would need someone to go or meet me there.  I can bring the "Good PA Checkbook", if so authorized.
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Re: Auction - Railroad Construction Equipment
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2009, 07:30:33 PM »
I am familiar with the case 1830 Skid steer. Nice size little machine. Would work great for us if it has been properly maintained in the past. The Ingersol Roller is of no use to us, it's a hot top roller. And the 1999 case Loader/Backhoe would be another good addition, as that is a nice size machine. All it would take is board approval for some funds. Otherwise it is just dreaming.
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Re: Auction - Railroad Construction Equipment
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2009, 09:10:11 PM »
I hope that the board does aproove some funds for this.  If we are carefull we can get some half decent equipment for good prices.  As always the stuff needs to be eyeballed and evaluated first.

Personally i would like to see big joe get his own compressor.  And trade parts aren't anything to be scoffed at either.
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Re: Auction - Railroad Construction Equipment
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2009, 11:51:57 PM »
Everyone up there at the Museum is doing the annual picnic this weekend and no one down here in PA is available to go with me.  That leaves me to go to the auction by myself and that would leave me with no way to transport a compressor.  Need a pickup truck with pintle hitch to pickup any compressor of this size or bigger. The best option is for someone (a BOD member) up there to bid online, but only if they can arrange pickup before August 14 th. See auction site for online instructions.

I have been working with GSA (Augusta, ME) for compressors and other goodies for two years, but the "who can go get it" problem keeps us from getting these items.  There are plenty of big G.I. trucks that we can get, but most are in PA or VA.  Then we would need someone with a CDL with the time available to drive it and pick up stuff.  Even a donated government pickup would help us.  I'll just keep on looking.

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Re: Auction - Railroad Construction Equipment
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2009, 02:24:48 PM »
Though currently in Colorado, I can get the time and I have a current CDL. IMHO a backhoe/loader would be #1 preference. Compressor#2 priority.

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Re: Auction - Railroad Construction Equipment
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2009, 03:37:04 PM »
I like the fact that Ira mentions priorities. While getting an M1 Abrams battle tank for $100 might be a wonderful bargain, we don't need one and have no place to put one if we got one. An M1 is obviously an absurd example, but the concept applies to a lot of items listed in the auction. We obviously need to ask two questions, "Do we really need it?" and "Where would be put it if we had it?" Too many railroad museums resemble junk yards; we need to be careful that we don't join that list, despite the temptations. As I say, I like the fact that Ira mentions priorities. ;D

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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2009, 04:37:38 PM »
With the business climate the way it is right now, some of this stuff is going to go pretty cheap.  Even the MOW companies are scrambling for work as the Class 1's are deferring a lot of projects.

Although I'm not available this weekend I could be available to haul stuff from PA to ME.  Got truck, pintle, and 15K gross haul ability.  Definitely able to haul a backhoe on a dual axle trailer (elec brake).  Those case 580's are nice, especially if they are an extend-a-hoe.

If serious, give me a shout off-line.
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Re: Auction - Railroad Construction Equipment
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2009, 01:59:52 PM »
So did the museum do an on-line bid for the compressor? If so, did we get it?
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