A visit to the Vancouver, BC area netted this pleasant surprise, a pair of rare NW5s handling yard switching duties in New Westminster yard. These 1000 HP switchers were part of an order for 10 by... (more)
BN 986, a former GN NW5 added to the color at Harrison in early January 1973. This 1000 HP road switcher was a rare bird with only a dozen or so being produced, most for GN. They were on early att... (more)
BN 990 is one of ten rare NW5 locomotives built for the Great Northern. This was built in December 1946 as GN 190. The front grill gives away the original GN color scheme striping with sheet metal... (more)
GN NW5 no. 192 parks next to former Erie Mining F9A no. 4211 among other equipment stored outdoors at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth, MN. Their website reports the museum has reopened... (more)
Burlington Northern NW5 988 resting at Hillyard in October 1970. The 988 was built as GN 188 in December 1946 and was retired in April 1982. The NW5 was an unpopular model and only 13 were built w... (more)
One of the oldest locomotives on the BN roster at merger day was BN 991, a 1946 model NW5, one of EMD's earliest attempt at a road switcher. X-GN 191, the unit worked its final years in the Pacifi... (more)
Patched with a BN road number but still in its Great Northern paint.
Where I work. NW5 is getting its engine worked on again, as we hold a certain blue guy hostage...
Some of the many "toys" of the Lake Superior Railroad Museum and Depot in downtown Duluth.
After 3 1/2 years of work, the former Great Northern NW5 #192 was nearly completely rebuilt engine wise. June 6th, 2011 was the first time she was moved under load in nearly 4 years, and will take... (more)