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#1 njjeppson


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Posted 19 August 2005 - 04:33 AM

Just an interesting find: DFW Airport is auctioning off the remaining Airtrans trains. You can see everything up for auction at http://www.renebates.com/.

From the Auction Site:

AirTrans train car; Asset No. 101592; Passenger Trail Train; GENERAL INFORMATION: Each AirTrans train car is 10'2" tall; 7'2" wide; 22'2" long. Each has an empty weight of 14,000 lbs. In addition to the bi-parting entrance door, there is an emergency exit on each end of the vehicle. Vehicle controls modules chassis is located under the carry on luggage rack. Circuit boards containing environmentally sensitive materials or precious metals have been removed. The vehicle chassis is made as a welded structural steel frame. Axles are a standard automotive truck type. Four foam-filled tires, size 8.25x20. The vehicle's continuous rating d/c motor propulsion motor and automotive drive shaft to the differential remain in place. Environmentally sensitive materials have been removed from the motor controller located on the chassis under the floor of the vehicle. Also under the floor is an alternator (the battery has been removed) an air compressor for the suspension system, door operator, brakes, and vehicle dock leveling system. Two heating and air-conditioning units are suspended below the chassis one on each side. A/C refrigerant has been removed. The vehicles can be towed by a standard tug although an adapted hitch is required but will not be supplied. These train cars covered a cumulative 97-million miles and carried more than 250 million passengers. PHOTOS SHOWN AND GENERAL INFORMATION TEXT DESCRIPTION ARE EXAMPLES OF ITEM BEING SOLD - SAME PHOTOS USED FOR EACH ITEM - YOU MUST INSPECT EACH TRAIN CAR. All information provided is believed to be correct but NO warranty as such is either intended or implied. All items are sold AS IS - WHERE IS AND WITH ALL FAULTS AND DEFECTS THEREIN. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR INSPECTING ITEM BEFORE BIDDING.

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