49 Railroad Cars on the Auction Block

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Government Liquidation LLC is auctioning off 49 railroad cars equaling more than 2.1 million pounds of unprepared heavy melting iron.

The railroad cars, which are located in Hooks, Texas, consist of steel tankers, steel box cars and steel flat beds. Online bidding opens at 12 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Dec. 13 on the official online clearinghouse for government surplus www.govliquidation.com.

All the rail cars are on wheels and can be rolled out for removal during this one-time event. The steel flat beds and steel box cars have wooden floors, and old style journal bearings. Some are equipped with D-5 springs, draft gears and side bearings.

Nearly 550 million pounds of scrap metal have been sold by Government Liquidation since the online auction site earned the exclusive Department of Defense contract for the sale of scrap material in June 2005.

“Government Liquidation has created an innovative and efficient solution for scrap buyers to purchase an abundant and diverse supply of scrap material ranging from high temp alloys to aluminum, steel, copper and fired brass,” said Tom Burton, chief operating officer of Government Liquidation. “Through our government partner we are now selling approximately five percent of the nation’s scrap metal located at over 70 scrap yards throughout the U.S.”

Government Liquidation is the exclusive contractor of the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service for the sale of the surplus and scrap assets of the United States Department of Defense. Government Liquidation continues to move thousands of surplus items and scrap surplus daily through their convenient and accessible Internet auction site.

In addition to scrap items, Government Liquidation offers a host of other items including cargo trucks boats, audio/video equipment, computers, and electrical equipment. All bids begin at $50.00.

— Business Wire