VRE to sell 6 old Gallery cars back to Chicago's Metra

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VRE to sell 6 old Gallery cars back to Chicago's Metra

Postby davinp » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:02 am

The VRE Operations Board is being asked to recommend the Commissions authorize
the Chief Executive Officer to sell six legacy Gallery cars and spare parts to Metra of
Chicago, IL

http://www.vre.org/about/Ops_board_item ... 20Cars.pdf
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Re: VRE to sell 6 old Gallery cars back to Chicago's Metra

Postby ApproachMedium » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:49 pm

I would be curious to know what Metra paid for these cars. Seeing how the article states disposal would cost them more than the other agency buying them.
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Re: VRE to sell 6 old Gallery cars back to Chicago's Metra

Postby electricron » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:00 pm

ApproachMedium wrote:I would be curious to know what Metra paid for these cars. Seeing how the article states disposal would cost them more than the other agency buying them.

Metra probably could strip them for spare parts even if they weren't planning on placing them back into service. I'm not sure how many Budd built Galley cars Metra still has in service, but the VRE will have only Nippon Sharyo built Galley cars in service once they retire these.
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Re: VRE to sell 6 old Gallery cars back to Chicago's Metra

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:01 pm

Metra is only allowed to pay, the amount for cars minus federal overhaul money and loans.
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