NS To Hold Locomotive Auction on Aug. 18

Always wanted to own a 1:1 scale locomotive? Your chance awaits as Norfolk Southern plans to auction off 50 of its high-hood EMD GP38-2 units and 27 EMD MP 15 locomotives.

Wouldn’t one of those look good in your back yard or driveway? Of course you’d have to figure out how to get it there.

NS logo 1The auction will be conducted on Aug. 18 beginning at 9 a.m. in Roanoke, Virginia.

Blackmon Auctions, which is overseeing the sale, said the locomotives will be lined up in the Roanoke Yard for evaluation and inspection on Aug. 15 and 17.

The units are being stored in Roanoke; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and other yards on the NS system.

More than likely the bidders will include short line and tourist railroads, companies that lease locomotives, and perhaps some museums.

The GP38-2 units were purchased by the Southern Railway and carry NS roster numbers in the 5000 series.

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