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Scrap dealers grab old engines, cars

Prospective buyers look over state-owned surplus train cars that were auctioned on Thursday morning in Scotia.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Prospective buyers look over state-owned surplus train cars that were auctioned on Thursday morning in Scotia.
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In less than 20 minutes, the remnants of New York’s failed high-speed rail aspirations were liquidated at auction. The eight gas-turbine Rohr Turboliner engines were the hot items on the block Thursday, selling for $16,000 apiece to NH Kelman Scrap Recycling of Cohoes. The 12 passenger cars were then sold to Metro Metal Recycling of Watervliet, which submitted a winning bid of $7,000 each. Both buyers intend to carve up the rusting Turboliner trains stowed ...

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