The Minnesota Commercial rosters an eclectic mix of Alco and older GE locomotives at it's engine terminal and roundhouse in Saint Paul.
The Hugo Job passes Kasota Ponds on it's way north. 316 is one of only two operating RS-27s, both on the Commercial... not looking much different from it's birth, as GB&W 316.
At dusk, some of MNNR's finest 4 axle switcher power assembles at their shops in the Twin Cities.
Three Conrail Schenectady products are on the leads at the Altoona backshop. The RS-27 is apparently in for truck work, as it is sitting on shop trucks. The two former Reading C424's are most like... (more)
I am uncertain as to the precise date and location, however this was upon a NRHS excursion from Philadelphia via Sunbury and thence down the Bald Eagle Branch to Tyrone. We toured the West Virgini... (more)
A classic Alco puts on a great show as it switches an industry on the Minnesota Commercials, Hennepin Branch. Nothing beats the sound of an Alco chugging away while switching!
ex-C&NW 900. Unit was traded into Alco and was a lease unit for them and then Precision National before being sold to Peabody. Peabody's line became landlocked after the ex-B&O line (last operated... (more)
ex C&NW 903
GBW 318,320,309 await a new crew at Merrillan.
CNW 902 at Proviso, photographer possibly Robert Anderson, slide came from Richard Wallin years ago. The four CNW RS-27's were ill-fated and apparently had a multitude of problems that CNW couldn'... (more)
GB&W 318 waits between yard chores at Green Bay.
A pair of RS-27's and a C424 spew some smoke as the make there way across the up and down profile near City Point with 74 cars on train 2 on a cloudy June noon hour.