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.
An overhead view of the roundhouse still in use as the engine servicing facility for the Minnesota Commercial Railroad. A rare RS 27 sits outside under the sanding tower, while a variety of Alco a... (more)
Today's Commercial sported three matched B39-8's lugging 97 cars on the transfer job from BNSF Northtown Yard back to the Commercial's Yard in St. Paul.
Hennepin Job: On a crisp fall day, this former CPRail RS18u runs light to the end of the line to service a plastics company. The track arrangement means you can only fit the engine and one ... (more)
Hennepin Job: After finishing the days work, Job 52 heads across the BNSF St. Paul Sub at Park Jct. They are heading for the yard at Midway where they will put the train away and take the p... (more)
Hennepin Job: Towards the end of the line, Job 52 totes few tank cars through an industrial area in East Minneapolis. This former CPRail RS18 looks right at home on this crisp fall day. T... (more)
Hennepin Job: The first customer to be serviced on the Hennepin line also receives steel coil cars, here #83 backs loads down a steep grade to the unloading facility. This former CPRail RS1... (more)
Hennepin Job: After making a cut, the engineer on Job 52 pulls hard on steel coil loads to be spotted at the customer. This former CPRail RS18 looks right at home on this crisp fall day. T... (more)
The Minnesota Commercial with a set of B23-7's rolls south over the BNSF diamond at Park Jct with 27 cars.
MNNR 43 Switches Anderson windows in Bayport, MN. MNNR Uses trackage rights on UP from St. Paul to Bayport, MN.
With their work completed, the crew is heading back to the yard office, passing the former Amtrak platform.
A former Southern Pacific B36-7 is in charge of the Minnesota Commerical's Bayport job as it heads down the hill to Bayport Minnesota. The MNNR has the contract for the industries in Bayport, thus... (more)
MNNR 43 and 44 are on Union Pacific rails as they lead the weekly job to Bayport down into the St. Croix river valley.
A pair of former Santa Fe B23-7's shove the weekly Bayport job through downtown Bayport, MN.