RailPictures.Net Photo: MRS 253 Manufacturers Railway Company MK TE47-4E at Granite City, Illinois by John Witthaus
 
  Login · Sign Up 


Community Response Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo
Views: 4,960     Favorited: 15
Since added on December 19, 2021

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
 
» Manufacturers Railway Company (more..)
» MK TE47-4E (more..)
» Granite City American Steel Foundry 
» Granite City, Illinois, USA (more..)
» August 23, 2006
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» MRS 253 (more..)
» Unknown
» John Witthaus (more..)
» Contact Photographer · Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
The Beer Railroad: The Elusive 253 Digging through old photos, it wasn't often that MRS 253 was spotted in the wild. It was rebuilt by Morrison-Knudson in 1978 from MRS ALCO S-2, #208. Although it was common power in it's early years, unlike the railroads un-rebuilt ALCO's, 253 was universally hated by the crews. Apparently it didn't pull well, was slippery on hills, and generally didn't act well when MUed with the MP15DCs. Thus, in later years, although a reliable unit, it was almost always leased out to local industries, such as ASF's scrap mill in Granite City.
Photo Comments (1) 


 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (2)+ Add to Album
Exotic

Album created by member Nathan Richters
Album Views: 661,995
Looking for rare, obscure, or otherwise exotic locomotives? Look here!
Paint Schemes

Album created by member Nathan Richters
Album Views: 726,937
Not just heritage schemes, not just commemorative schemes - this album is devoted to some of the world's most interesting paint schemes, past or present.
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album


EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

This image contains EXIF headers - Click Here to show the data.

Photo Copyright © 2021 John Witthaus. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2022. All Rights Reserved.
Do Not Sell My Personal Information