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Bid History for Train, 1953 MTC G-16 engine and (2) passenger cars
Auction Start Date: 01/26/22 8:00 AM ET
Auction End Date: 02/16/22 8:09 PM ET
Asset ID: 1097   Number of Bids: 18

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Train, 1953 MTC G-16 engine and (2) passenger cars
Auction Closed
High Bidder: m*****i
Sold Amount: $28,900.00
Buyer's Premium (12.50%): $3,612.50
Total Price: $32,512.50
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Year Make/Brand Model VIN/Serial Title Restriction
1953 MTC G-16 #688 MTC #688 G-16 CAR NO. PC TRUCK NO. 1&2 No Title Restriction
Year Make/Brand Model
1953 MTC G-16 #688
MTC #688 G-16 CAR NO. PC TRUCK NO. 1&2    
Title Restriction    
No Title Restriction    
Condition Category Inventory ID
Used/See Description Rail Equipment and Accessories 20220124-001
Condition Category
Used/See Description Rail Equipment and Accessories
Inventory ID
1953 miniature train, RAILROAD TRACKS NOT INCLUDED.

The train is fully operational and has carried riders for 66 years until 12-18-21. Vacuum brake system is operational but needs work. Carb. needs some adjusting as well. Original Clutch & engine running well. Reverse we believe operational but disconnected. Used as a Family amusement ride operated by the Kiwanis in Herman Park each year since 1955. Has become a beloved community fixture in Goldsboro, NC's Herman Park for 66 years.

Paint - worn from use, Brakes and carb need tune up. Car / Truck bushings needed. Vacuum pump, air pump, horn and brake actuator replaced. Have all manuals. This Train is a fully functional, about 90%+ original, well maintained G-16 train that is perfect for full restoration or use. It has been reliable and has passed all required NC State safety and mechanical inspections each year.

To setup an appointment to view this auction item, contact John Albert at, or by phone at office - (919) 739-7487, Cell - (919) 920-7966.

All items are used, and may contain defects not immediately detectable.

Questions and AnswersQuestions and Answers
Q: Does any track come with it? Do you know how much it weights? (1/27/22 4:07 PM)
A: Train only, No track is being sold. We do not have the actual weight. Estimated weight is 5,500 lbs. (2/1/22 8:03 AM)
Q: Has any component been rebuilt? (fluid clutch, engine, drop down gearbox, trucks) Have seals and/or bearings on all the trucks been replaced or regularly serviced? Are there brakes on the passenger cars and do they function? Do you have the following: Electric Fuel Pump Alternator vs Generator Electronic ignition Replaced wire harnesses/ignition wires Know the compression on the cylinders? Can you post photos of the engine compartment with both covers removed? Thank you and good luck on your sale! (1/31/22 2:30 PM)
A: Clutch, engine and trucks have been rebuilt. Engine was done in the 1980's. The whole train has ben serviced regularly. Passenger cars have brakes, but need service. The engine has an electric fuel pump, 12v system, original cap and rotor. Plug wires replaced as well as portions of the wiring harness as required. Compression is unknown, but the engine runs well. Additional photos will be added once received from the selling department. Appointments to view the train in person may be scheduled with John Albert by email at and by phone (919) 920-7966. (2/1/22 8:14 AM)
Q: Why are the tracks not being sold with the train? (2/1/22 3:54 PM)
A: The current track will be used for a new children's ride. (2/1/22 4:22 PM)
Q: What is the track gage? Or how wide is the track? (2/14/22 5:24 PM)
A: This is a G-16. Tracks are 16" wide. (2/15/22 7:37 AM)
Seller InformationSeller Information
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Seller Name Goldsboro, NC  [view seller's other assets]
Asset Contact (Phone: 919-580-4337)
Asset Location 901 Ash St.
Goldsboro, North Carolina 27530
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Inspections are by appointment only.
To setup an appointment to view this auction item, contact John Albert at, or by phone at office - (919) 739-7487, Cell - (919) 920- 7966.
Items offered for sale are used and may contain defects not immediately detectable. For questions regarding this auction, use the “Ask a Question” feature in the Question and Answer section of this auction.

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Train, 1953 MTC G-16 engine and (2) passenger cars
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