Zoo train from 2009 derailment up for auction

Zoo train from 2009 derailment up for auction

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - If you're in the market for a life-size train that may or may not work, you're in luck.

Louisville Metro is selling the Louisville Zoo train, that was involved in an accident in 2009, at auction this week.

Bidding for the 2000 CHANCE model started at $10,000. As of Tuesday morning, one bid had been placed. Bid increments are set at $1,000. The buyer will also have to pay 6% sales tax and a 5% premium.

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The lot includes one engine, three cars and seven trucks. In the listing, the city clarifies that the train has not been operated since the 2009 crash, and the operating condition is unknown. The train is being sold as-is with no warranty.

Twenty-two people were injured when the train derailed at the Louisville Zoo in June, 2009. After the crash, the city paid more than $6 million in legal settlements.

The auction ends at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

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