Rail cars fetch $174.31/T in military scrap sale

Dec 21, 2007 | 07:21 AM | Paul Schaffer

The U.S. Defense Department received $160,000 for 51 mostly mid-century rail cars in Texas, valuing them at an average $174.31 a long ton.

Rolling them on their own wheels to a demolition site via commercial rail lines might not be practical, bidders were cautioned, since many have obsolete "journal" bearings.....

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