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, consign, or donate their equipment.  One hundred percent of proceeds from donated equipment supports the NRC’s safety training programs, including the ongoing safety training video series and FRA Part 243 templates.

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

Thank you to our auction host Maintenance of Way Equipment Services.

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

19th Annual Equipment Auction


  • April 27, 2023 - in-person auction
  • May 5, 2023 - online auction concludes

Registration - Please register now. Your registration will let us know if you intend to particulate virtually or in person.

Location: Rosenburg, Texas, at Maintenance of Way Equipment Services

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

2023 Railroad Equipment Auction

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

Learn more about the 2023 Auction

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


  • Happy Hour - April 26, 2023. Join us at the Houston Marriott Sugar Land from 5 to 7 pm.
  • Live Auction with Online Bidding - April 27, 2023. The Auction will get started at 9 am CDT. Check out Blackmon's dedicated page for the NRC Auction to view auction items and access online bidding. Bid on on-line items through May 5, 2023.

Hotel Recommendation: The NRC has secured a discounted room rate for auction attendees of $155 per night for Wednesday, April 27, 2023. This discounted rate is available through April 6 at this link: Houston Marriott Sugar Land Discounted Reservation.

Houston Marriott Sugar Land
16090 City Walk
Sugar Land, TX 77479

General Questions? Contact Auction Committee Chairman Danny Brown or Mike McGonagle, the NRC’s vice president of government affairs & 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…

Contractors have found the NRC’s annual equipment auction is a convenient way to get under-utilized equipment off their books. Anything from hi-rail trucks, tampers, rail cranes, tie/rail gang equipment, new and used parts – the NRC Auction has attracted a solid following of buyers so it’s really mutually beneficial.

Danny Brown

Chief Operating Officer

Railway Equipment Leasing And Maintenance (RELAM) Inc.

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