The NRC organizes events designed to educate and foster collaboration to strengthen the railway industry, our members and member companies.


Mark your calendar for January 4-7, 2023 for the rail industry's premier networking event of the year.  The NRC Annual Conference will be held at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Florida.  Check back later this summer for details about reservations for exhibit space and hotels.

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19th Annual NRC Equipment Auction

Sellers & Buyers Come TOgether

For a Good Cause

  • Sell equipment, parts and scrap in your fleet
  • Buy needed equipment and parts
  • Support valuable safety resources for our industry


This springtime event brings together buyers and sellers of used railroad construction and maintenance equipment. All contractors, suppliers, and railroads are invited to sell and/or donate their equipment.  

How It Works - A buyer's Premium of 10 percent is charged on all items.

Auction Proceeds for a Worthy Cause - A percentage of the buyer’s premium serves as a donation to the NRC’s safety training programs, including the ongoing safety training DVD series and FRA Part 243 templates.

19th Annual Equipment Auction

Date: to be determined.

Location: to be determined

Auctioneer: Blackmon Auctions. If you are interesting in consigning, selling, donating or inspecting equipment, or registering as a bidder, contact NRC Auction Chairman Danny Brown or Thomas Blackmon.

2022 Railroad Equipment Auction

The annual auction was a big success. We hope you will join us again in 2023.

Learn more about the 2022 Auction

Shipment and Delivery of Equipment: To schedule shipping or delivery of equipment following the auction, please contact Thomas Blackmon Jr. of Blackmon Auctions by email.


  • Virtual "Smalls" Auction - Date to be determined. - Due to the large volume of scrap metal, small parts and tools, this virtual auction extends over several days until the evening before the live auction. Registered buyers will have an opportunity to bid virtually on smaller auction items via the Proxibid website accessible on a phone, tablet or laptop.
  • Live Auction with Online Bidding - Dates and details to be determined.

Hotel Recommendations: To be determined

General Questions? Contact Auction Committee Chairman Danny Brown or Mike McGonagle, the NRC’s vice president of operations.

Past Auctions - In the past, prior auctions have featured a range of used equipment, including the following:

  • adzers/cribbers
  • air compressors
  • backhoes
  • ballast regulators and compactors
  • clip applicators and removers
  • cranes
  • excavators and gradalls
  • hi-rail trucks
  • Mark II, III, IV and 6700S  tampers
  • rail heaters
  • rail saws
  • rotary scarifiers
  • speed swings
  • spike drivers and pullers
  • tie handlers
  • tie removers/inserters
  • track liners
  • track undercutters

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What our members say…

The NRC Auction delivers more value than other auctions. You can find equipment that is really not available on a daily basis. Plus, we know 90 percent of the sellers and can get an understanding of the condition of equipment. It’s a spectacular event. We’re honored to support a worthy cause and it’s a bonus to find the equipment we need.

George Williams

Senior Vice President, Equipment Division


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