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Act now to buy a used sbway car!

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Act now to buy a used sbway car!
Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 10:12 PM
In just about two days, 21 hours, the gavel drops! It’s your final chance to snap up Subway Car #9075, last of the iconic Redbirds
 
These were the tomato-tone cars that carried straphangers (with actual hanging grips) to the 1964 World’s Fair. Decommissioned since 2003, most were sunk for artificial reefs off the Atlantic Coast. 
 
Only Car #9075, which stood outside Queens Borough Hall, is now being auctioned off. Bidding started on June 22 at $6,500, with a current high bid of $31,100. Gottahave it? You’ll need $31,200 by noon Friday. Oh, if you get it, you’ll have to pick up the 50-foot, 40-ton car yourself. 
 
As the standard purchase clause for city surplus notes: “Be prepared to load your item from a dock. If you cannot carry or lift it, you will need to bring someone with you.”
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Posted by BEAUSABRE on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:50 AM

You are also responsible for remediating asbestos and PCB pollution

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:46 AM

It is just possible that the asbestos removal was done before it became a Qeens display piece.  I don't know, and possobly the stuff was not sed in construuction.

Anyone know?

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:09 AM

BEAUSABRE

You are also responsible for remediating asbestos and PCB pollution

 

That's only if you're going to give people rides in it.  If you're buying it to put on a piece of property out in the boonies where you do things that end with the letter "N," like fishin', huntin', or relaxin' you don't have to worry about asbestos unless it you're concerned about it personally, and even then it's only dangerous if you stir it up.  Assuming the stuff's in there to begin with. 

PCB's?  How much of those are in a subway car?  It's not like a GG1.

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