18th Annual NRC Railroad Equipment Auction

Virtual and Austinburg, OH
April 22, 2022

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.

18th Annual Equipment Auction

Date: April 22-28, 2022

Location: Delta Railroad Services, 2950 Industrial Park Drive, Austinburg, Ohio, 44010

Auctioneer: Blackmon Auctions. If you are interesting in consigning, selling, donating or inspecting equipment, or registering as a bidder, contact Thomas Blackmon by email.

Online Auction Catalog

Live Auction Catalog

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 - Begins on Friday, April 22, and extends through April 27, at 3 pm EDT - 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. Please join us at the NRC Auction Happy Hour at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake to watch items close in real time.
  • Live Auction with Online Bidding - Begins on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 9 am EDT . We will conduct the auction live at the Delta Railroad Services yard in Austinburg, Ohio. Registered buyers will have an opportunity to bid in-person or online. All of these large items will close as the auctioneer says, "Sold!"

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General Questions? Contact Auction Committee Chairman Danny Brown by email or phone or Mike McGonagle, the NRC’s senior director of operations, by email.

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

What our members say…

The NRC Auction offers visibility to sell specialized equipment and an effective way to reach our intended audience. And sometimes we need to upgrade our existing fleet with specialized equipment that is tougher to find. We’ve found it at the NRC Auction.

Bryce Peterson

Director of Equipment & Fleet Operations

RailWorks Corporation

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