It is currently Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:40 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 302 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 21  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: 643 for sale on eBay?
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 12:51 am 

Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2004 9:42 pm
Posts: 2598
Yes, that 643. The 2-10-4 in McKees Rocks, Pa. Yes, I’m serious, or at least I think I am. Here’s a link to the ad. I make no claims as to the origin or authenticity of the ad.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1944-Baldwin-L ... BjP78xqP_s


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 643 for sale on eBay?
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 12:57 am 

Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2004 9:42 pm
Posts: 2598
Buy it now price of $575K or make offer.

Of course the loco could be free and you’re still going to need some serious cash to get it out of the current location. I suppose CSX could make a temp connection to load it on a flatcar, IF you throw massive money at it. Maybe ship it to a nearby steel mill museum for now? That’s assuming Sugar Creek doesn’t stick with their “collect ‘em all!” approach.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 643 for sale on eBay?
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 1:08 am 

Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:31 am
Posts: 591
The seller's recent sales history consists of: a motorcycle seat, a bicycle gear, a skateboard, a bluetooth speaker, a Seiko wristwatch, and a humidifier. Barely over $1000 in sales. I hate to be a pessimist, but I think this auction represents the death throws of BLE 643. RIP.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 643 for sale on eBay?
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 3:27 am 

Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2005 2:27 am
Posts: 556
Location: Winters, TX
Seems strange that it's listed under "Ebay motors other vehicles."


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 643 for sale on eBay?
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 6:08 am 

Joined: Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:26 am
Posts: 63
Location: Princeton, NJ
"local pickup only" What no Amazon Prime?


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 643 for sale on eBay?
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 6:28 am 

Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:42 am
Posts: 245
Location: Lancaster, PA
Randy,

eBay motors? Maybe Jay Leno is monitoring.....he does like his Dobles......Tongue-in-cheek.

Since he has the Dobles, stationary steam and a traction engine, it would be a logical progression.

Rigging and hauling would cost 1/4 that much.

Hoping it can survive and stay in the Pittsburgh area.

Regards,

Randy


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 643 for sale on eBay?
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 6:59 am 

Joined: Fri Aug 27, 2004 7:57 am
Posts: 2409
Location: Faulkland, Delaware
I only know second-hand information on this engine but the word on the street is she was poised to go to Steamtown and operable back in the 1990s. Does anyone know this to be true? If so what happened?

_________________
Tom Gears
Wilmington, DE

If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 643 for sale on eBay?
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 7:17 am 

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2004 5:19 pm
Posts: 1816
Location: Pottstown,Pa.
Acting as a friend of the court I attempted to put a deal together wherein this locomotive would have gone to the AOS collection. Jerry Jacobson would have gone to the expense of mounting it on flatcars and dismounting it on the Ohio end etc. ( at that time the siding it sits on was still connected to live CSX rail) and all the other issues involved.

Sadly the owner had totally unrealistic notions of its value and the deal never happened.

Some what akin to the guy in Vancouver, BC whose passenger car collection sat in that beer storage house forever.

I'm sad to say that the odds are that this engine will eventually get scrapped in place. Hope I'm proven wrong.

Ross Rowland


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 643 for sale on eBay?
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 7:57 am 

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2004 11:26 am
Posts: 4122
Location: Maine
If there is any legitimacy to the sale, I'm certain AOS would have their "ears to the rail", so to speak. It would be an amazing snag for the posterity of the museum and locomotive. If she's in such good condition, AOS would be the one place that could do her justice.
I wonder what the scrap value is on the locomotive? I mean, really, eBay is such a dumb option for sale of this locomotive.

_________________
"It's only impossible until it's done." -Nelson Mandela


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 643 for sale on eBay?
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 8:04 am 

Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:09 am
Posts: 168
Yeah, I heard about that. I even watched the listing! To be honest, eBay seems like an odd place to sell a steam locomotive. I have intentions to buy me a locomotive one of these days just for kicks and grins (and not to mention bragging rights), but it probably won’t be this locomotive. (Currently looking at the Florida East Coast 113 listing on Ozark Mountain Railcar, Which is around $300,000 cheaper than this locomotive.) And yes, I am crazy.

_________________
"What Responsible Driver would stop, as if he was at a roadside layby? It's Rule 55, you can't do it!"- the Rev. W. Awdry


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 643 for sale on eBay?
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 9:31 am 

Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2004 9:42 pm
Posts: 2598
The whole thing seems strange. The pictures are lousy, the description is lacking, it’s on eBay. But other rolling stock has been sold there. It may be a spoof, it may be legit. Word on the street is they’ve been doing some aggressive brush cutting. Prep for a sale or spring cleaning?


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 643 for sale on eBay?
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 10:28 am 

Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:32 am
Posts: 83
I agree with Mr. Harbison, particularly when the seller's ebay history does not seem to include anything else rail related or anything else of substantial value. On the other hand, at this point nothing would surprise me concerning this locomotive. As far as the Steamtown deal, from what I've understood, the owner backed out of the deal at the last minute, and the engine has sat in Mckees Rocks and slowly deteriorated ever since. The engine did have substantial work done in the late 80's, early 90's, and was steam tested but never moved, and it's overall condition now is anyone's guess.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 643 for sale on eBay?
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 10:40 am 

Joined: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:56 pm
Posts: 113
Location: Ontario, Canada.
Very simple. Click "Contact Seller" option, open up conversation with seller.
Or? If you feel bold, click "Make an Offer" button and then really open up a conversation.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 643 for sale on eBay?
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 10:47 am 

Joined: Wed Aug 25, 2004 4:18 pm
Posts: 473
Location: Illinois
As I recall, the story re: Steamtown and this engine was: there were two owners of the engine. One passed away, and his heirs brokered a sale of the engine to the Steamtown Foundation. This was at the time of the Steamtown Grand Opening in (as I recall) 1994. But the other owner backed out, thinking the offer wasn't enough. And, as I recall, the current owner is named Glen Campbell, but is no relation to the country music performer of the same name.

Since the early 1990s people in and outside the Pittsburgh community have been attempting to work with the owner to get this engine removed from its current location and preserved.

Is it possible the owner is now deceased?

Chris.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 643 for sale on eBay?
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 10:56 am 

Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:44 pm
Posts: 47
I am not sure what the problem is with the guy listing it on ebay is? Rolling stock including locomotives is often listed on ebay, you just have to look for it. It's his choice of selling platform, he has good feedback, if you are curious you can always hit the "contact seller" button and shoot him a message.
And yes I have purchased rolling stock on ebay.


Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 302 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 21  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


 Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot], Glenn Opande, Google [Bot], SR6900 and 20 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: