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Bid History for Railroad SW8 Switch Locomotive
Auction Start Date: 08/17/22 8:00 AM ET
Auction End Date: 08/27/22 3:00 PM ET
Asset ID: 1   Number of Bids: 0

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Railroad SW8 Switch Locomotive
Auction Ends 8/27/22 3:00 PM ET
Remaining 9 Days 16 Hrs
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Buyer's Premium 12.50%
Starting Bid $13,000.00
Bid Increment $200.00
Minimum Bid $13,000.00
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Year Make/Brand Model
1951 EMD SW8
Year Make/Brand Model
1951 EMD SW8
Condition Category
Used/See Description Rail Equipment and Accessories
Condition Category
Used/See Description Rail Equipment and Accessories
Switcher Locomotive

Model EMD SW8. The locomotive was originally built as US Army, USAX, 2013 in 1951, serial number 15008. The 800HP locomotive has a 567B prime mover, 6BL airbrakes, standard bearing trucks, and non-alignment controlled couplers. The wheels are non- compliant and and the locomotive is unable to be moved offline in its current condition.

The locomotive was placed into retirement around 2017 in a stored serviceable condition. It is currently out of service does not have a blue card. While in storage, it experienced a small fire within the "hot start" system which is inoperable. The only other known mechanical defect is a broken water pipe.

SOLD AS IS!! NO WARRANTY!! ADVISED TO VIEW BEFORE BIDDING!! SUBMIT ALL QUESTIONS TO QUESTION PAGE!! Work may be allowed on Railroad property in preparation for removal. Pre-bidding inspections and removal will be by appointment only and must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Once the sale is completed, the buyer assumes all responsibility for the locomotive. Removal of the locomotive must be completed within the specified pick-up dates/ times. Dismantling, cutting, or crushing will be allowed on Railroad property by prior arrangement.

Questions and AnswersQuestions and Answers
Q: Is there any way to get a Deadhead Waiver Permit to move it? Can u take a picture inside the hot start box? (5/17/22 7:16 PM)
A: Unfortunately, there is no way to move it offline in it's current condition. (5/19/22 7:17 AM)
Q: Can the locomotive be dismantled on site? (6/13/22 12:32 PM)
A: Yes (6/13/22 1:26 PM)
Seller InformationSeller Information
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Seller Name Madison Railroad, City of Madison Port Authority, IN
Asset Contact (Phone: 812-273-4248)
Asset Location 1121 W Jpg Woodfill Rd
Bldg 216
Madison, Indiana 47250-9729
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A Pre-Bid inspection will be made by appointment only. To view the locomotive, ALL ATTENDEES must complete a property entry waiver and have the following personal protective equipment: hardhat, safety glasses, steel toe boots, reflective safety vest, and long pants. Inspection is by appointment only. To request inspection, please click the “Ask a question” hyperlink, if available. If you have additional questions, please visit the FAQs

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The buyer is responsible for all aspects of pick-up / removal, including but not limited to preparation, loading, transportation and exporting. Note: Shipping is NOT available.

Removal is by appointment only M-F 7:00AM- 4:00PM EST. All items must be picked-up / removed within 30 (thirty) calendar days from auction closure. If any item(s) is not removed within the allotted timeframe, the item(s) may be declared abandoned.

At the time of pick-up / removal, you will be required to present the seller with a copy of your Buyer’s Certificate and/or bill of sale, and potentially other documentation (e.g., copy of driver's license, Authorization of Release, etc). When making a removal appointment, please contact the seller at least 24 hours in advance. Salvage, cutting, dismantling, or crushing will be permitted through pre-arrangement. The salvage site must be cleaned of all debris and left in a condition suitable the the seller. The Railroad will position the equipment in an accessible location for removal, but cannot and will not load the locomotive or any part of the vehicle due to liability issues. The Railroad will not provide any tools, materials, or employees for repairs needed to remove the locomotive from the property. All loading and securing of vehicles purchased is the sole responsibility of the purchaser or their agents.

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NOTICE: If you are the winning bidder and default by failing to adhere to this seller's terms and conditions, your account with Liquidity Services WILL BE LOCKED.

Guaranty Waiver: All property is offered for sale “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Madison Railroad, City of Madison Port Authority (CMPA), makes no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the merchantability or fitness for any purpose of the property offered for sale. Please note that upon removal of the property, all sales are final.

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