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    Amtrak® - Request for Bid

    SALE OFFER 2019-02

    Sale of Surplus Rolling Stock Equipment Diesel Locomotives and Rail Cars

    Description: Amtrak is soliciting bids for various decommissioned inactive fleet cars/locomotives.

    LINE #1 - Heritage Baggage Cars Weight 117,000 lbs. each​

    CAR #​DESCRIPTION​LOCATION​BID PRICE:



    #1707​1953 Heritage Baggage Car​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    #1717​1953 Heritage Baggage Car​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    #1730​1961 Heritage Baggage Car​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    #1733​1961 Heritage Baggage Car​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    #1755​1950 Heritage Baggage Car​Beech Grove, IN​_________​

    #1731​1961 Heritage Baggage Car​Wilmington, DE​_________

    #1756​1961 Heritage Baggage Car​Wilmington, DE​_________

    #1762​1954 Heritage Baggage Car​Wilmington, DE​_________



    LINE #2 - Santa Fe Parlour Cars Hi-Level Lounge - Weight 194,000 lbs. each

    CAR #​​DESCRIPTION​​LOCATION​BID PRICE:

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    #39970​​1954 Parlour Car, High Level Lounge ​Beech Grove, IN ​_________

    #39972​​1954 Parlour Car, High Level Lounge​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    #39973​​1954 Parlour Car, High Level Lounge ​Beech Grove, IN ​_________​

    #39974​​1954 Parlour Car, High Level Lounge ​Beech Grove, IN​_________​

    #39975​​1954 Parlour Car, High Level Lounge ​Beech Grove, IN ​_________

    LINE #3 - P40 Diesel Locomotives - Weight 263,340 lbs. each

    CAR #​DESCRIPTION​​LOCATION​BID PRICE:

    #800​1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive​Beech Grove, IN ​_________

    #801​1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    #802​1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    #803​1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    #804​1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive​Beech Grove, IN ​_________

    #805​1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive​Beech Grove, IN ​_________

    #806​1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    #811​1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    #813​1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive​Beech Grove, IN​​_________

    #825​1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    #826​1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    #828​1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive​Wilmington, DE​_________

    LINE #4 - Horizon Cars Weight 110,500 lbs.

    CAR #​DESCRIPTION​LOCATION​BID PRICE:



    #58100​1989 Horizon Club Dinette​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    #54506​1989 Horizon Coach​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    #54520​1989 Horizon Coach​Beech Grove, IN​_________​

    #54528​1989 Horizon Coach ​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    #54538​1989 Horizon Coach ​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    #53502​1989 Horizon Full Dinette​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    #54564​1989 Horizon Coach​Wilmington, DE​_________

    LINE #5 - EMD F40 Diesel Locomotives Weight 260,340 lbs. each

    CAR #​DESCRIPTION​LOCATION​BID PRICE:​

    #401​1987​F40 Diesel Locomotive ​Bear, DE​_________

    #402​1987​F40 Diesel Locomotive ​Bear, DE​_________​

    #404​1987​F40 Diesel Locomotive ​Bear, DE​_________

    #408​1987​F40 Diesel Locomotive ​Bear, DE​_________

    #409​1987​F40 Diesel Locomotive ​Bear, DE​_________

    #403​1987​F40 Diesel Locomotive ​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    #405​1987​F40 Diesel Locomotive ​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    #407​1987​F40 Diesel Locomotive ​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    LINE #6 - P42 Diesel Locomotives Weight 268,000 lbs. each

    CAR #​DESCRIPTION​LOCATION​BID PRICE

    #21​1996 GE P42 Diesel ​ ​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    #49​1997 GE P42 Diesel ​ ​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    #70​1996 GE P42 Diesel ​ ​Beech Grove, IN​_________

    LINE #7 - Army Flats Weight 130,000

    Material Handling Cars Weights 101,000 lbs. each

    CAR #​DESCRIPTION​LOCATION​​BID PRICE:​

    #15679​​1953 Army Flat Car ​​New Haven, CT ​_________

    #15744​​1953 Army Flat Car​ ​New Haven, CT​_________

    #1503​1990 Material Handling Car​New Haven, CT​_________

    #1542​1990 Material Handling Car​New Haven, CT​​_________​

    #1557 ​1990 Material Handling Car ​New Haven, CT​​_________

    BID CLOSE DATE: November 14, 2018
     
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    Very interesting, thanks!
     
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    So they're finally selling the PPCs, huh? Hopefully they end up in a good, non scrap yard home.
     
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    Engine 21 was involved in the 2013 accident on the Empire Builder when it hit a bulldozer. Horrible candidate for future operation as it probably has been parted out.

    Engine 49: fuel system fire. Good candidate for static preservation. Probably has been parted out.

    Engine 70: fuel system fire. Good candidate for static preservation. Probably parted out.
     
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    Interesting that they're selliing the F40's... If I had my mega millions and place to run it, I just might invoke my "Men/Boys & Cost of toys" thing and buy a couple. But they'd have to be original "screamers" not CAT conversions. [​IMG]
     
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    I suspect the Horizons up for bid have been parted out, too, unless individual circumstances indicate otherwise.
     
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    All of the baggage cars are the former UP Budd coaches that were tubed out and turned into baggage cars. I would be nervous about buying any of these. They weren't designed for the job so I've heard that there is a potential for frame damage. But if you aren't using them for operation and want them for a static museum exhibit room, or storage space.

    The more interesting heritage cars the diners, dorm-lounges, and actual baggage cars are not included yet. Those are the cars I would have more interest in. However if anyone wants inspections I can recommend you to people I know who can do them for you.
     
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    I was skimming thru that request for information on the food operation....really surprised that Amtrak is seriously considering getting rid of its OBS staff....

    Has anyone heard of the union's reaction to this?

    I can tell you, that if I was involved, I would have the union's put out a similar request for information, to see "best practices" to replace the entire Amtrak executive management....and distribute any results to Congress and the press....
     
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    Yes that brings up a good question. Why are they not cleaning out the heritage equipment? To have the PPC on this list, but not the dorm-lounge that were deactivated much longer ago. Weird.
     
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    When you say dorm-lounge, are you referring to the crew dorms such as 10020 "Pacific Bend"?
     
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    I know for a fact that Newrest is active involved in this.

    http://www.newrest.eu/en/who-we-work-for/railway-companies/

    As for best practices I like, but an waste of paper.
     
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    Speaking of "old equipment," whatever happened to the "Sluimber Coach" cars? They were what I used on my first trip on the old Brodaway Limited. They even had in-room sink & toilet, as did roomettes. Were they "steam" related and therefore could not be used or converted for electric/HEP usage or something? Because I noticed they had disappeared just after the F40's came on scene.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I don't think the issue with the slumber coaches was technical - I think they just felt that it was no longer a profitable service. As to where they are now, as far as I know some have been scrapped and others are in museums. I don't think Amtrak has them anymore.
     
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    Not Seaboard but when I read dorm-lounge, I thought of the 10+6 sleepers that had the bedrooms removed. These cars were to have a lounge installed in its place. No such cars had a lounge installed, but that was the plan for 5 minutes or so.
     
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    Slumbercoaches actually fell victim to the conversion to retention toilets. They had way too many toilets I suppose that needed conversion in each car. It was known that they were not going to be converted when the retention toilet conversion program started, after some fishermen in Florida complained about getting pooped on while they fished under a bridge.
     
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    https://procurement.amtrak.com/irj/portal/anonymous?standAlone=true&sapDocumentRenderingMode=Edge&HistoryMode=1&windowId=WID1539880935979&NavMode=0

    Under non construction business oppurtunities.

    LINE #1 - Heritage Baggage Cars – Weight 117,000 lbs. each

    [SIZE=11pt]CAR #[/SIZE][SIZE=11pt] DESCRIPTION LOCATION BID PRICE:[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#1707 1953 Heritage Baggage Car Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#1717 1953 Heritage Baggage Car Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#1730 1961 Heritage Baggage Car Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#1733 1961 Heritage Baggage Car Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#1755 1950 Heritage Baggage Car Beech Grove, IN _________ [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#1731 1961 Heritage Baggage Car Wilmington, DE _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#1756 1961 Heritage Baggage Car Wilmington, DE _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#1762 1954 Heritage Baggage Car Wilmington, DE _________[/SIZE]

    LINE #2 - Santa Fe “Parlour Cars” Hi-Level Lounge - Weight 194,000 lbs. each

    [SIZE=11pt]CAR #[/SIZE][SIZE=11pt] DESCRIPTION LOCATION BID PRICE:[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#39970 1954 Parlour Car, High –Level Lounge Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#39972 1954 Parlour Car, High –Level Lounge Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#39973 1954 Parlour Car, High –Level Lounge Beech Grove, IN _________ [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#39974 1954 Parlour Car, High –Level Lounge Beech Grove, IN _________ [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#39975 1954 Parlour Car, High –Level Lounge Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    LINE #3 - P40 Diesel Locomotive’s - Weight 263,340 lbs. each

    [SIZE=11pt]CAR #[/SIZE][SIZE=11pt] DESCRIPTION LOCATION BID PRICE:[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#800 1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#801 1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#802 1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#803 1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#804 1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#805 1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#806 1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#811 1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#813 1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#825 1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#826 1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#828 1993 P-40 Diesel Locomotive Wilmington, DE _________[/SIZE]

    LINE #4 - Horizon Cars – Weight 110,500 lbs.

    [SIZE=11pt]CAR #[/SIZE][SIZE=11pt] DESCRIPTION LOCATION BID PRICE:[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#58100 1989 Horizon Club Dinette Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#54506 1989 Horizon Coach Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#54520 1989 Horizon Coach Beech Grove, IN _________ [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#54528 1989 Horizon Coach Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#54538 1989 Horizon Coach Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#53502 1989 Horizon Full Dinette Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#54564 1989 Horizon Coach Wilmington, DE _________[/SIZE]

    LINE #5 - EMD F40 Diesel Locomotive’s – Weight 260,340 lbs. each

    [SIZE=11pt]CAR #[/SIZE][SIZE=11pt] DESCRIPTION LOCATION BID PRICE: [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#401 1987 F40 Diesel Locomotive Bear, DE _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#402 1987 F40 Diesel Locomotive Bear, DE _________ [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#404 1987 F40 Diesel Locomotive Bear, DE _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#408 1987 F40 Diesel Locomotive Bear, DE _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#409 1987 F40 Diesel Locomotive Bear, DE _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#403 1987 F40 Diesel Locomotive Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#405 1987 F40 Diesel Locomotive Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#407 1987 F40 Diesel Locomotive Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    LINE #6 - P42 Diesel Locomotive’s – Weight 268,000 lbs. each

    [SIZE=11pt]CAR #[/SIZE][SIZE=11pt] DESCRIPTION LOCATION BID PRICE[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#21 1996 GE P42 Diesel Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#49 1997 GE P42 Diesel Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#70 1996 GE P42 Diesel Beech Grove, IN _________[/SIZE]

    LINE #7 - Army Flats – Weight 130,000

    Material Handling Cars – Weights 101,000 lbs. each

    [SIZE=11pt]CAR #[/SIZE][SIZE=11pt] DESCRIPTION LOCATION BID PRICE: [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#15679 1953 Army Flat Car New Haven, CT _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#15744 1953 Army Flat Car New Haven, CT _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#1503 1990 Material Handling Car New Haven, CT _________[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#1542 1990 Material Handling Car New Haven, CT _________ [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=11pt]#1557 1990 Material Handling Car New Haven, CT _________[/SIZE]

    BID CLOSE DATE: November 14, 2018
     
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    I could well be a 'waste of paper', but it might provide good ammunition in the fight to save their jobs....

    I think perhaps, if this conversation continues, the mods should move it to another thread?
     
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    Passengers were also asked not to use the bathroom in the station, right?
     
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    The cars I were referring to were the Pacific ______ and Pine _______ that lost their six bedrooms and became crew dorms. Amtrak still has twenty sitting around various yards. The diners and those cars are the ones I would be interested in. Now if I could get all five PPCs I could use them.
     
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    Wouldn't this probably fit better in the main Amtrak Rail Discussion forum instead of the PV forum?
     
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    This is what motivated the public protests that the unions have been doing lately.
     
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    Correct.
     
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    But I imagine plenty did it anyway?
     

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