17th Annual NRC Railroad Equipment Auction

1900 Missouri Avenue, Granite City, IL 62040

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.  

Past auctions have historically 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

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 and education grant programs, including the ongoing safety training DVD series and annual education grant and scholarship awards.

17th Annual Equipment Auction

Date: Cancelled due to COVIS-19. Watch for an updated date.

Location: 1900 Missouri Avenue, Granite City, IL 62040

Hotel: Towne Place Suites, 6101 Center Grove Rd, Edwardsville, IL 62025
The NRC has secured a block of rooms at the discounted rate of $129/night. Please wait to make a reservation once we finalize a new date.

Airport: St. Louis Lambert International Airport is about a 20-minute drive to the auction site.

Schedule: More details to follow.

  • Shipment and Delivery of Equipment - To schedule shipment or delivery of equipment for the auction, please contact Thomas Blackmon Jr., of Blackmon Auctions.
  • Equipment Inspection - The day before from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Equipment also is generally available to be viewed in the weeks leading up to the auction.
  • Happy Hour/Social Event - TBD.

Interested in Consigning, Selling or Donating Equipment? Contact Auction Committee Chairman Danny Brown: dbrown@customtruck.com or (810) 397-3533

What our members say…

“The NRC Equipment Auction provides an excellent opportunity to find buyers for our surplus track equipment and to purchase used track equipment that can be refurbished or repurposed for upcoming specialized projects. The contacts and relationships I have made while attending the auctions over the years are a valuable resource that I rely on frequently. As an added benefit, a portion of these sales provides a vital funding stream for the NRC safety resource that benefit all our members.”

Mark Gaffney

Equipment Manager

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