The MBTA has hired an auction firm for online bidding of several old Green Line trolleys now rusting away at the Riverside yard.
1978 to 1990 trolley's from Boeing, and Kinkisharyo, as well as a shop-made flat car are included in this sale.
One is even painted in the colors of trolleys on the old MTA.
Unfortunately, you won't be able to just drive away down the tracks in your new fleet:
Salvageable parts have been removed, and are NOT operational
These vehicles are for scrap and are inoperable, these units have sat for at least three years.
Trolley's are to be removed from the site via low bed truck. NO onsite scrapping will be allowed.
The bidding runs through Jan. 28. As of this morning, the top bid for the whole lot is just $500.
Via Nick Quaranto.