The 1689 retains her stream generator details from its early days in commuter service. The 1689 is viewed here in yard 3 at IRM.
In the early morning the CNW Lacrosse/Winona Local pulls out across the Milwaukee Road/BN mainline at Grand Crossing. It wouldn't be long before the C&NW would start running over the Milwaukee Roa... (more)
CNW 1689 rests outside at IRM.
C&NW 1689 holds at IRM.
C&NW 1689 rests outside Barn 9 at IRM.
The Jersey Central owned fifteen six-axle Alco road switchers, fourteen RSD4s and a single RSD5, CNJ 1615. They were often found working on the railroad's Pennsylvania lines, where the 1615 was re... (more)
CNW 1689 takes a rest at IRM during showcase weekend
CNW 1689 smokes up a show as it warms up for diesel days at IRM.
CNW 1689 stands at the focal point of a CNW night photo session among a CNW crane and a pair of high-hood GP units.
By the time of this photo these four AT&SF Alco RSD-5’s (the 2102 was an RSD-4) likely supplied parts to keep their compadres running a little longer, Albuquerque, N.M. roundhouse, March 10, 1967.
Alco RSD-5 2159 was one of the yard switchers on duty at ATSF’s joint yard with C&S at Pueblo, Colo. on Jan. 23, 1966.
CNW RSD-5 1689 smokes it while it is started up at the IRM for Diesel Days 2017.
C&NW Nights at the Illinois Railway Museum.
After the run to Tigard, Doyle's RSD-5 moves around the recently donated Cheyenne steam shop switcher, UPP 96 and the steam generator car "Little Boy" to make room for 4449.
A fresh coat of paint does not appear to be enough to keep CNW 1685 going. The unit is stored dead and appears to be in the process of being parted out at Huron, SD in October 1980. Sister unit 1... (more)