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#1 Seaboard92

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:58 AM

Congrats are in order for several of my friends.
Borden B owner of Dearing has bought EX PRR Norristown Inn to be a companion car to the Dearing with five staterooms.
Jason S has bought a Pie Car and EX UP 5444
Roanoke Chapter of the NRHS has bought one of the former N&W cars. I don't have the number yet.

I'll update when I learn more

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:34 AM

How do I get in on this?  I'd love to be congratulated for buying expensive toys.   :lol:


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 02:03 PM

How do I get in on this?  I'd love to be congratulated for buying expensive toys.   :lol:

The auction has closed now. So I'm afraid your out of luck.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 04:11 PM

RBBX 41406 an ex southern pacific Budd has gone to Cincinnati Dinner Train

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 03:33 PM

I would love to see the final disposition of each of the RBB cars.



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 07:04 PM

PAXX Rail bought six or seven cars. Including two HEP Gens. With the intent of selling them after rebuilding them. I strongly doubt that will be the case.

Cars are not all sold and you. Can get them as low as ten grand

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 10:51 AM

I was talking to the owners of "Dearing" last week, and learned they have bought one of the Sleepers from the Circus Train. They did mention which one, but I don't remember what they said.

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 06:41 PM

Jis, Borden bought Norristown Inn ex PRR 21 Roomette sleeper.

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 09:18 PM

What wonderful news. Can anyone provide some specifics? I would like to buy, own and operate my own private sleeper car. How much would it cost (approximately)? Also, any estimate of repairs/renovation? Also, annual operating expenses. Thanks!!



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Posted 30 April 2017 - 08:54 PM

I'll PM you

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 06:56 AM

Seaview Railroad, a shortline in Rhode Island, has apparently bought three cars.



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Posted 13 May 2017 - 03:12 PM

Met Borden again today. The Dearing arrived into Tampa for the Train Day here by 92 and is leaving by 91, just like me. The difference is My journey is only from/to KIS.

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:03 PM

I bought a lion.



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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:08 PM

I bought a lion.

:giggle: And, I'll pass on the "elephant car"!


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:42 PM

I bought a lion.

 

I think you won the thread.  ^_^


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 11:43 PM

Cool, I'm glad a bunch of these Ringling railcars will be preserved.



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:48 AM

What wonderful news. Can anyone provide some specifics? I would like to buy, own and operate my own private sleeper car. How much would it cost (approximately)? Also, any estimate of repairs/renovation? Also, annual operating expenses. Thanks!!

If you want to customize the car, it'll be probably over $200,000. Getting it up to Amtrak specs, depending on the cars current condition can be anywhere from $0 to $1,000,000

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 10:10 AM

Seaboard can probably get us real numbers from Ms. Borden for the Ringling car that she and her husband purchased and are converting to a four suite luxury sleeping car.




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