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Buying retired cars


Bonanza123d

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Several nonprofits, such as Illinois Railway Museum (R28s), Kingson Trolley, Seashore and BERA have acquired cars. In addition, Railway Preservation Corp. own some historic cars on property.

 

Transportation is the biggest issue - it took three years for the R28s to reach IRM after IRM officially took custody of the cars in 2004.

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People are really obsessed with trains if you really think you can buy a train car and play in it in your backyard. Time to grow up and become interested in bigger and better realistic things.

 

 

Some lady got into an accident or something with Amtrak in the 80s and sued them for one of their cars. It sits in her backyard on a strip of track that is just as long as the car.

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You're not getting your hands on any retired subway equipment that easily.

 

As someone mentioned it above, only museums or some "legal" organization qualified to handle such equipment, and have the space and trackage required to keep it on.

 

Not saying you can't dream, as that's what it'll look like until you actually have the authority, money, resources to haul one those old rust buckets out of the yard.

 

But good luck!

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What are the links

 

 

 

http://www.railswap.org/cb/cl/classifieds.cgi

 

i have others but this is best out of them.

 

Restored Cabose for $10,000

http://railswap.org/cb/cl/classifieds.cgi?search_and_display_db_button=on&db_id=14333&query=retrieval

 

Old London trains converted.

http://inhabitat.com/village-underground-subway-cars-studio-space/

S/F,

CEYA!

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People are really obsessed with trains if you really think you can buy a train car and play in it in your backyard. Time to grow up and become interested in bigger and better realistic things.

 

I think people on here are obsessed with trains, i hope a little.

 

Tell it to the guys who house or rooms can rebuild a few RedBirds.

 

What is this "become interested in bigger and better realistic things."?

 

S/F,

CEYA!

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You're not getting your hands on any retired subway equipment that easily.

 

As someone mentioned it above, only museums or some "legal" organization qualified to handle such equipment, and have the space and trackage required to keep it on.

 

Not saying you can't dream, as that's what it'll look like until you actually have the authority, money, resources to haul one those old rust buckets out of the yard.

 

But good luck!

That's the thing, if people have the money and are willing to pay to get a car transported to where they want it, then why not? The MTA in debt as it is could use the $. If a person wants a subway car that bad, then god bless them. That's their problem.
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the thing is as cars get retired they get stripped for parts. the r44's at pitkin, 207 and coney island are being stripped for parts to use on the r46's. so if you are able to buy one it would be a shell and you probably would not get it running because they dont make the parts to fix it anymore. thats why they strip them to repair other trains.

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the thing is as cars get retired they get stripped for parts. the r44's at pitkin, 207 and coney island are being stripped for parts to use on the r46's. so if you are able to buy one it would be a shell and you probably would not get it running because they dont make the parts to fix it anymore. thats why they strip them to repair other trains.

 

If one were to get a subway car, say a set of R44s. The TA would give you a complete train. There are sets at CIY that are complete and if they were going to a museum, they would not be stripped and you would be able to get parts from the TA.

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