You Can Buy a Train From the U.S. Government Right Now

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Do you like train travel? Like, lots? Way more than the average rail traveler? We have a great 

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surprise for you if you answered yes, yes, yes. The U.S. government sells a full train for a low price. 

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According to The Autopian, GovDeals, a “liquidity service marketplace” selling excess government goods, is selling an EMD F59 PH Locomotive for $50,000,

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Former Southern California Regional Rail Authority train is in Los Angeles, according to its listing. It was deactivated to minimize government costs. 

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To bring the train online, the buyer must “repower to a Tier 4 or cleaner locomotive engine standard.” Autopian recommended Sterling Rail, which sells

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Autopian said it would be hard to get the train running again. Turning it into a little dwelling was one interesting option on the website. 

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Airbnb has many defunct train-turned-mini-house rentals, so that's not a crazy notion. The Renovated Train Car Tiny Home Near Smoky Mountains listing. 

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Guests can enjoy a tiny living space, kitchen, bathroom, and separate bedroom in this renovated troop train kitchen car amid a family's flower field. 

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The British-style Flying Yorkshireman is one of many modified trains available for rent across Europe. The retired Pullman-style railway carriage

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offers rich wood furnishings, tartan linen, a kitchen, and a bathroom for a luxurious country stay. 

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