• MMA Locomotive Auction

  • Discussion of present-day CM&Q operations, as well as discussion of predecessors Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA) and Bangor & Aroostook Railroad (BAR).
Discussion of present-day CM&Q operations, as well as discussion of predecessors Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA) and Bangor & Aroostook Railroad (BAR).

Moderator: MEC407

  by GP40MC1118
 
Do we know which Amtrak F40 became the test bed unit?

Dave
  by KSmitty
 
GP40MC1118 wrote:Do we know which Amtrak F40 became the test bed unit?

Dave
I think it was 273, but Mr. Tancula may correct me on that.
  by Tom Tancula
 
KSmitty you are probably correct. I cannot confirm it as 275 as those notes are in the Chicago office and I am in the Poland office.

TNT
  by MEC407
 
In case anyone's interested, you can still view the complete auction list online, and it shows what the final bids for each locomotive were:

http://www.adamsauctions.com/servlet/Se ... tionId=302" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by MEC407
 
I'll also post the prices here, just in case the auction page gets taken down at some point.

MMA 21 $30,000
MMA 23 $60,000
MMA 79 $30,000
MMA 100 $30,000

Test Bed $18,000
SLC 270 $120,000
SLC 293 $200,000
SLC 302 $275,000

CDAC 450 $140,000

MMA 2000 $80,000

MMA 3000 $70,000
MMA 3603 $85,000
MMA 3609 $10,000
MMA 3613 $20,000
MMA 3614 $85,000
MMA 5016 $50,000
MMA 5018 $60,000
MMA 5021 $35,000
MMA 5023 $50,000
MMA 5026 $47,500
MMA 5078 $80,000

MMA 5364 $50,000
MMA 5374 $60,000

MMA 8202 $80,000
MMA 8207 $35,000
MMA 8208 $80,000

MMA 8525 $45,000
MMA 8541 $37,500
MMA 8546 $45,000
MMA 8553 $47,500
MMA 8569 $20,000
MMA 8578 $40,000
MMA 8583 $8,000
MMA 8592 $20,000
  by CN9634
 
From what I heard, SLC and CDAC F40 did no sell as they had a reserve price on them that was not reached.
  by MEC407
 
Hmmm. The page on the auction site said the minimum bids on those units were $10,000 (same as all the others).
  by CN9634
 
MEC407 wrote:Hmmm. The page on the auction site said the minimum bids on those units were $10,000 (same as all the others).
Minimum bid and reserve price are quite different things my friend ;)
  by MEC407
 
Right you are. I misread your post. My bad!
  by GP40MC1118
 
Found a photo on RailroadPicturesArchives.Net, which shows the 273 as the test bed.

http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=385773" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Also, CN 5389 listed as scrapped at Derby was actually the 5387, not the 5389.

http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPictur ... id=1287698" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Dave
  by GP40MC1118
 
News has been quiet on this front at least.

Any updates on who got what besides the M&E sale?

Dave
  by KSmitty
 
GP40MC1118 wrote:News has been quiet on this front at least.

Any updates on who got what besides the M&E sale?

Dave
Rumor hazzit 8569/92 (both the MM&A painted units) plus 3 unnamed C30's were sold to a scrap outfit in the Bangor area.

One thing for sure, we'll know a lot more in about 45 days (buyers were afforded a 60 day window to SOS or ship 'em out.). Anything seen leaving will be billed somewhere, with some luck, someone will run a trace and see where its going. Anything not seen leaving, well, you know...
  by necr3849
 
KSmitty wrote:
GP40MC1118 wrote:News has been quiet on this front at least.

Any updates on who got what besides the M&E sale?

Dave
Rumor hazzit 8569/92 (both the MM&A painted units) plus 3 unnamed C30's were sold to a scrap outfit in the Bangor area.

One thing for sure, we'll know a lot more in about 45 days (buyers were afforded a 60 day window to SOS or ship 'em out.). Anything seen leaving will be billed somewhere, with some luck, someone will run a trace and see where its going. Anything not seen leaving, well, you know...

That wouldn't have been One Steel Recycling who bought them by any chance, would it? How about that if it was!? Go to meet your maker right along your old mainline!
  by RGlueck
 
I visited Derby today,and almost all units were still in the auction deadline. One of the ex-BAR GP7's had "MERR" sprayed on the side of the cab.
I saw none removed, nor any being cut up. I contacted the Bangor region scrapper, and very little has been done to any of their locomotives.
My guess is a sorting process will have to be done to get lines of units scheduled for the correct buyer.
  by thebigham
 
^Yes, the Morriston & Erie bought 4 Geeps.

Check their forum here for more info.
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