Alco only built 27 RS-27s, and only two still operate, including this one: ex-GB&W No. 318, now in service on the Minnesota Commercial. Here it is on a warm spring morning in May 2009, switching ... (more)
Unit 318 was built by Alco in 1962 as the demonstrator model for the RS-27. After stints on the C&NW, CP, and GB&W, it's now in Minnesota working for the Minnesota Commercial.
MNNR 318 puts on quite a show as they work their way north towards Park Jct.
The one and only SF30B is out working for new owner the Minnesota Commercial. This odd ball was suppose to be the first of many rebuilds by Santa Fe, but that plan never happened.
An ex BAR GP-7 works the industrial park near the Minnesota Commercials terminal in the Midway area of St. Paul.
With the 313 in the shop for a paint job this summer, the 314 was pulled out of the storage lines as a replacement. The Alco was normally used in the yard but got to stretch its legs on Job 67 on... (more)
MNNR 313 is preparing to assist Amtrak at the Midway Depot (MSP) in Saint Paul, MN. Before the late Amtrak 8 leaves the depot, MNNR 313 will add a car to Amtrak before it continues east. This is t... (more)
The "Croc GE" from down under (formerly Hammersly Iron) pulls down for head room along with MNNR 50, an SF30C. In todays age of heavy standardization, its neat to see two extremely unique engines ... (more)
Job 52 has just rolled into the yard and prepares to put away their train.
A nice change from the usual GE power can be found working in Fridley on this day. Click Railroad: Minnesota CommercialLocomotive: MLW RS-23Location: Fridley, Minnesota, USALocomotive #: MNNR 80Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: March 07, 2008
This ex-Santa Fe beast is still seeing regular service with the Minnesota Commercial shortline.
A sight which will sadly never be seen again, as earlier this summer the Commercial sold their CF7 and cut their EMD roster in half (they still have a SW1200, although I have never seen it in use)... (more)
After spending a long time in storage, #83 returns to the rails.
You can almost hear the chugging in this picture. Ex. GBW 318, one of two RS-27's Minnesota Commercial owns, shuffles cars in the small yard just south of Highway 35W.