1956 Locomotive Switch Engine EMD (Jersey City, NJ 07305)
  • Listing ID: 15027779
  • Item #: 7883-000039
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  • $7,500.00
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  • 15.00%
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  • $50.00
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Ends Oct 14, 2021 at 06:00 PM (Eastern)
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1956 Locomotive Switch Engine EMD (Jersey City, NJ 07305)


Get a great deal with this online auction for a 1956 Locomotive Switch Engine EMD presented by PropertyRoom.com on behalf of Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ). Notice is given that this vehicle will be presented for 14-day auction beginning September 30, 2021.


The vehicle DOES NOT have a title or other registration document, a bill of sale ONLY will be provided to the winning bidder.


This locomotive is large piece of heavy equipment; unable to move under its own power. The locomotive is with the NYNJ Port Jersey Rail Division in Jersey City, NJ 07035. The winning bidder is responsible for pick-up and removal. The buyer will need to identify best method of removal and provide necessary labor and equipment. The Port Authority reserves the right to reject pick-up/removal plans.

The removal of the locomotive must occur within thirty (30) days after payment is finalized AND the buyer’s insurance reviewed and approved by the Port Authority of NY& NJ.  Assets not retrieved within the timeframe are subject to forfeiture of both fees and goods.


No admittance/inspection is permitted without prior approval from the Port Authority. The Port Authority reserves the right to change the inspection date. Bidders are not permitted to visit during the advertisement or auction period unless prior arrangements have been made. Bidders are permitted to inspect the Locomotive exterior and interior. Inspection is recommended. Prospective bidders interested in inspecting the Locomotive will need to obtain prior approval from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Please email the following Port Authority email addresses to express your interest. All inspection email requests should be sent no later than October 4, 2021.


Please email ELANGMAID@PANYNJ.GOV or KRITZMANN@PANYNJ.GOV for location and appointment information;


The Agency has reported the following known information:

Locomotive was acquired when the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) bought all assets of the Port Jersey Rail Corp. in 2010. The locomotive has a broken yoke, mechanical and wiring issues and cannot run under its own power. Model SW-1200, Diesel Engine 1200 Horsepower. Sold as is and buyer will be responsible for taking locomotive off premises. See images for further interior and exterior vehicle details.


The vehicle have not been inspected by a certified mechanic so the overall condition cannot be verified. Any and all necessary inspections, repairs, and FRA certification is the sole responsibility of the winning bidder.


No Port Authority property, regardless of value, may be sold or otherwise conveyed to any Port Authority Employee or Relative (as defined in Port Authority Administrative Instruction AI 20-1.13 "Employment of Relatives"), and no Port Authority employee shall knowingly buy any property that at one time belonged to the Port Authority.

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 Insurance Procured by the Contractor


The Contractor and  its subcontractor(s) shall take out, maintain, and pay the premiums on Commercial General Liability Insurance, for the life of the Contract and such Insurance and shall be written on an ISO occurrence form CG 00 01 0413 or its equivalent covering the obligations assumed by the Contractor under this Contract including but not limited to premise-operations, products and completed operations, and independent contractors coverage, with contractual liability language covering the obligations assumed by the Contractor under this Contract and, if vehicles are to be used to carry out the performance of this Contract, then the Contractor shall also take out, maintain, and pay the premiums on Automobile Liability Insurance covering any autos in the following minimum limits:


Commercial General Liability Insurance - $ 2 million combined single limit per occurrence for bodily injury and property damage liability.


Automobile Liability Insurance - $ 2 million combined single limit per accident for bodily injury and property damage liability.


The insurance shall be written on an occurrence basis, as distinguished from a “claims made” basis, and shall not include any exclusions for “action over claims” (insured vs. insured) and minimally arranged to provide and encompass at least the following coverages:


-         Contractual Liability to cover liability assumed under the Contract;

-         Coverage for work within fifty feet (50’) of railroad;

-         Independent Contractor’s Coverage;

-     Premise-Operations, Products and Completed Operations Liability Insurance;

-     The insurance coverage (including primary, excess and/or umbrella) hereinafter afforded by the Contractor and all subcontractor(s)shall be primary insurance and non-contributory with respect to the additional insureds;

-      Excess/umbrella policies shall “follow form” to the underlying policy;

-     Excess/umbrella policies shall have a liberalization clause with drop down provision;

-     To the extent any coverage the Contractor and subcontractor(s) obtains and/or maintains under this Contract contains “Other Insurance” language or provisions, such language or provisions shall not be applicable to the additional insureds or to any insurance coverage maintained by the additional insureds;

        -         All insurance policies shall include a waiver of subrogation, as allowed by law, in favor of the additional insureds;

        -         Defense costs must be outside of policy limits. Eroding limits policies are not permitted;

-         In the event the Contractor and/or its subcontractors obtains and/or maintains insurance in an amount greater than the minimum limits required under this Contract, then the full limits of that insurance coverage will be available to respond to any claim asserted against the additional insureds that arises out of or is in any way connected with this Contract;

-         Additional insureds coverage shall not be restricted to vicarious liability unless required by controlling law.


In addition, the liability policy(ies) shall be written on a form at least as broad as ISO Form CG 20 10 10 01 (for ongoing operations work)together with ISO Form CG 20 37 10 01 (for completed operations work) or their equivalent and endorsed to and name “The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and its related entities, New York New Jersey Rail LLC., their Commissioners, Directors, Superintendents,  officers, partners, employees, agents, their affiliates, successors or assigns” as Insured(as defined in the policy or in an additional insured endorsement amending the policy’s “Who is An Insured” language  as the particular policy may provide).  The “Insured” shall be afforded coverage and defense as broad as if they are the first named insured and regardless of whether they are otherwise identified as additional insureds under the liability policies, including but not limited to premise-operations, products-completed operations on the Commercial General Liability Policy. Such additional insureds status shall be provided regardless of privity of contract between the parties. The liability policy(ies) and certificates of insurance shall contain separation of insured and severability of interests clauses for all policies so that coverage will respond as if separate policies were in force for each insured. An act or omission of one of the insureds shall not reduce or void coverage to the other insureds. The Contractor is responsible for all deductibles and losses not covered by commercially procured insurance. Any portion of the coverage to be provided under a Self-Insured Retention (SIR) of the Contractor is subject to the review and approval of the General Manager, Risk Finance. If any part of the insurance is self-insured, Contractor and its subcontractors agrees to treat all losses within the self-insured retention as though commercial insurance is in place, including provide defense to the Additional Insured. Furthermore, any insurance or self-insurance maintained by the above additional insureds shall not contribute to any loss or claim.


If any of the Work is to be done on or at Port Authority facilities by subcontractors and, if the Contractor requires its subcontractors to procure and maintain such insurance in the name of the Contractor, then such insurance as is required herein shall include and cover the additional insureds and it must have insurance limits not lower than those set forth by the Port Authority herein, along with all the insurance requirements in this section known as “Insurance Procured by the Contractor”.


All insurance coverage shall be provided by the Contractor and/or by or for any of its subcontractors at no additional expense to the Port Authority and its related entities. A copy of this section titled “Insurance Procured by the Contractor” shall be given to your insurance agent and subcontractors and shall form a part of the covered contract or subcontract for insurance purposes in furtherance of the insurance requirements under this Contract.


Further, it is the Contractor’s responsibility to maintain, enforce and ensure that the type of coverages and all limits maintained by it and any of all subcontractors are accurate, adequate and in compliance with the Port Authority requirements; and the Contractor is to retain a copy of its subcontractors’ certificates of insurance. All certificates of insurance shall be turned over to the Port Authority prior to the start of work, including subcontractors’ work, and upon completion of the Contract.


The contractor, its subcontractors and its insurers shall not, without obtaining the express advance written permission from the General Counsel of the Port Authority, raise any defense involving in any way the jurisdiction of  any court, tribunal, agency, special district, commission or other authority exercising judicial or regulatory functions over the person of the Port Authority, the immunity of the Port Authority, its Commissioners, directors, officers, agents or employees, their affiliates, successors and/or assigns, the governmental nature of the Port Authority or the provision of any statutes respecting suits against the Port Authority. The Port Authority is an intended third-party beneficiary of the agreement between the Contractor, and each of its respective subcontractors and insurers, with the direct right to enforce the agreement with respect to this provision.


The Contractor and its subcontractor(s)shall also take out, maintain, and pay premiums on Workers’ Compensation Insurance in accordance with the requirements of law in the state(s) where work will take place, and Employer’s Liability Insurance with limits of not less than $1 million per each accident.


Each policy above shall contain an endorsement that the policy may not be canceled, terminated, or modified without thirty (30)days’ prior written notice to the Port Authority Attn: Facility Contract Administrator, at the location where the work will take place with a copy to the General Manager, Risk Finance.


The Port Authority may, at anytime during the term of this Contract, change or modify the limits and coverages of insurance.


Within five (5) days after the award of this Contract and prior to the start of work, the Contractor must submit an original certificate of insurance to the Port Authority Facility Contract Administrator, at the location where the work will take place. This certificate of insurance MUST show evidence of the above insurance policy(ies), including, but not limited to, the cancellation notice endorsement and stating the contract number prior to the start of work. The Contractor is also responsible for maintaining and conforming to all insurance requirements from the additional insureds and their successors or assigns. The General Manager, Risk Finance must approve the certificate(s) of insurance before any work can begin. Upon request by the Port Authority, the Contractor shall furnish to the General Manager, Risk Finance, a certified copy of each policy, including the premiums.


If at any time the above liability insurance should be canceled, terminated, or modified so that the insurance is not in effect as above required, then the Contractor and all subcontractors shall suspend performance of the Contract at the premises until a satisfactory insurance policy(ies) and certificate of insurance is provided to and approved by Risk Finance, unless the Facility or Project Manager directs the Contractor, in writing, to continue to performing work under the Contract. If the Contract is so suspended, no extension of time shall be due on account thereof. 


Renewal certificates of insurance or policies shall be emailed to certificates-portauthority@riskworks.com and delivered to the Port Authority Facility Contractor Administrator, and upon request from the additional insureds, their successors or assigns at least fifteen (15) days prior to the expiration date of each expiring policy. The General Manager, Risk Management must approve the renewal certificate(s) of insurance before work can resume on the facility. If at any time any of the certificates or policies shall become unsatisfactory to the Port Authority, the Contractor shall promptly obtain a new and satisfactory certificate and policy and provide same to the Port Authority.


Failure by the Contractor to meet any of the insurance requirements, including the requirement that the Port Authority be afforded the full extent of the insurance obtained under this Contract without limitation, shall be deemed a material breach of contract and may be a basis for termination of this Contract by the Port Authority.


The requirements for insurance procured by the Contractor and subcontractor(s) shall not in any way be construed as a limitation on the nature or extent of the contractual obligations assumed by the Contractor under this Contract. The insurance requirements are not a representation by the Port Authority as to the adequacy of the insurance necessary to protect the Contractor against the obligations imposed on it by law or by this or any other contract. 

Condition: Untested - Sold as-is



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