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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

I can't probably discuss publicly what she paid. But I do know the mechanical work needed and about what was estimated.

 

I can say though for a Budd car with a current CO&TS in the shape that it's in she got a phenomenal once in a lifetime price. Considering most cars in its shape can go between 50-150 thousand (this car would be on the north end of that range).

 

I will also say a lot of the cars went for ten thousand in the second round of auctions

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