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NRC to conduct 3rd annual equipment auction at Progress Rail's Illinois yard


On March 30, the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association Inc. (NRC) will hold its 3rd annual railroad contracting equipment auction from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Progress Rail Services Corp.’s Granite City, Ill., yard.

Blackmon Auctions Inc. will run the auction, which will feature consignments from BNSF Railway Co., Canadian National Railway Co., the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern/Iowa, Chicago & Eastern railroads, Diversified Metal Fabricators, Esco Equipment Service, FCM Rail Ltd., Harsco Track Technologies, Hertz Equipment Rental, Herzog Contracting Corp., Matweld, McHenry Truck Equipment, Nelson Rail Services, Progress Rail Services, RailWorks Corp., and other contractors, suppliers and railroads.

Interested parties can inspect auction items on March 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call the NRC at 202-715-2920, send an email to or contact NRC Auction Committee Chairman
Joel Frank of Progress Rail Services via phone at 800-962-2902 or email at Interested parties also can contact Blackmon Auctions: 501-664-4526; Email:; Web:

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