17th Annual NRC Railroad Equipment Auction

May 13, 2021

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 programs, including the ongoing safety training DVD series and FRA Part 243 templates.

17th Annual Equipment Auction

Date: May 13, 2021, 8 am CDT

Location: Virtual

Auctioneer: Blackmon Auctions' online platform. If you are interesting in consigning, selling or donating equipment, contact Thomas Blackmon by email.

Schedule: Check here to preview equipment and learn all the details.

  • Shipment and Delivery of Equipment - There's no need to ship equipment due to the virtual nature of the auction.
  • Equipment Inspection - In some instances, buyers will accommodate on-site inspections. More details to follow.
  • General Questions? Contact Auction Committee Chairman Danny Brown by email or phone or Mike McGonagle, the NRC’s senior director of operations, by email.

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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