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Date: 11/06/19 09:50
NS F units up for auction?
Author: csxtravis700

Saw a post that the NS F units have been put up for auction at Altoona.  Also stats free delievery on NS System.  Notice was sent out this morning.  
Anyone else hear anything about this or information to share?

 



Date: 11/06/19 10:13
Re: NS F units up for auction?
Author: scraphauler

Recieved notice from NS of same.  Bids due 11/20/19



Date: 11/06/19 10:32
Re: NS F units up for auction?
Author: junctiontower

I can't imagine ANYONE would be willing or able to pay what they are worth.  How much NS would accept for them might be another story.  You can argue all day whether it was a good idea to buy and restore these locomotives or not, but they did and the money was spent and it's not coming back.  Selling them off at a price the market will accept VS just sucking it up and keeping them seems rather short sighted to me.   I would say this sale is more about appearances and someone trying to make a statement then any economic sense.



Date: 11/06/19 10:53
Re: NS F units up for auction?
Author: shadetree

SMH.  NS is starting to look like the old Penn Central.  Hang on, it's gonna get ugly.

Eng.Shadetree



Date: 11/06/19 11:03
Re: NS F units up for auction?
Author: mully

With the false report posted a couple weeks ago about them going to Atlanta. Can someone say if this is 100% true?

Gary

Posted from iPhone



Date: 11/06/19 11:17
Re: NS F units up for auction?
Author: Retired_Chief

If Scrap says it's true, you can take it to the bank.
 
Mully Wrote:
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> With the false report posted a couple weeks ago
> about them going to Atlanta. Can someone say if
> this is 100% true?
>
> Gary
>
> Posted from iPhone



Date: 11/06/19 11:20
Re: NS F units up for auction?
Author: scraphauler

I can say for certain it is 100% true.  I'm on the distribution list for NS Asset Disposal (and have bought quite a few items over the past couple years), and notice was sent to those on list this morning.  I will not repost notice on here as I dont feel like taking time to redact certain information,  Up to you if you believe it or not,



Date: 11/06/19 11:52
Re: NS F units up for auction?
Author: mully

I will take you at your word. Hate to see them go but other than a tourist line I don’t know who would want them

Gary

Posted from iPhone



Date: 11/06/19 11:54
Re: NS F units up for auction?
Author: Forever-Railfan-45

Thanks for the post Scrap...

Posted from Android



Date: 11/06/19 12:16
Re: NS F units up for auction?
Author: railcity

mully Wrote:
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> I will take you at your word. Hate to see them
> go but other than a tourist line I don’t know
> who would want them
>
> Gary
>
> Posted from iPhone


Why NS donate the F units too Steamtown?? Steamtown is short of power for they trains??



Date: 11/06/19 12:36
Re: NS F units up for auction?
Author: ns1000

shadetree Wrote:
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> SMH.  NS is starting to look like the old Penn
> Central.  Hang on, it's gonna get ugly.
>
> Eng.Shadetree

Best statement of the day.....



Date: 11/06/19 12:43
Re: NS F units up for auction?
Author: dschlegel

They’d look good in the Reading Company F-unit scheme with Reading and Northern in gold letters on the green flank stripes!!!

Posted from iPhone



Date: 11/06/19 13:07
Re: NS F units up for auction?
Author: Lackawanna484

How much would a recently rebuilt low mileage GP38-2 go for?  Or a 645-2 prime mover?  Weren't the F units rebuilt into GP38-2 units?

I doubt there are many buyers other than museums or tourist railroads who want an F unit, but a GP38-2 could get some notice



Date: 11/06/19 13:51
Re: NS F units up for auction?
Author: wabash2800

OK, I don't get what you are shaking your head about. There is no comparison with insolvent Penn Central and the current Norfolk Southern. Penn Central wouldn't spend the money on such a program. Yes, they did buy some former DR&GW F units, but they were used in freight service.

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com

shadetree Wrote:
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> SMH.  NS is starting to look like the old Penn
> Central.  Hang on, it's gonna get ugly.
>
> Eng.Shadetree



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/06/19 13:51 by wabash2800.



Date: 11/06/19 14:06
Re: NS F units up for auction?
Author: ns1000

Comparing NS to Penn Central may be a little harsh, but...

1.) I strongly think things are going to get ugly.

2.) Most of us can figure out that this goes a lot deeper than "just a business decision."

Posted from Android



Date: 11/06/19 14:23
Re: NS F units up for auction?
Author: gandydancer4

OK...I'm an Ignoramus....What's going on at NS? Merger Rumors?   ×   



Date: 11/06/19 14:26
Re: NS F units up for auction?
Author: ts1457

gandydancer4 Wrote:
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> OK...I'm an Ignoramus....What's going on at NS?
> Merger Rumors?   ×   

Do you want to hear about the layoff's or the kitten? Threads on both should still be on the first page of the Eastern Discussion.



Date: 11/06/19 14:42
Re: NS F units up for auction?
Author: BanJoe

In hindsight, the F's needed to be gone before all of the layoffs. Yeah, the Fs were and are pretty, shiny things, but let a man do his job first. There's other things to take pictures of



Date: 11/06/19 14:56
Re: NS F units up for auction?
Author: ns1000

BanJoe Wrote:
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> In hindsight, the F's needed to be gone before all
> of the layoffs. Yeah, the Fs were and are pretty,
> shiny things, but let a man do his job first.
> There's other things to take pictures of


"Do his job" for who(m)..??!! (Rhetorical question).

Posted from Android



Date: 11/06/19 15:24
Re: NS F units up for auction?
Author: willobi

The ONLY thing NS is concerned with now is making more money for their shareholders, which is exactly what all companies in this country are doing. They are looking at the short term only, nothing else. They will pay in the future.



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