Currently, Job 52 is the only train you'll see Alco's in use on the Minnesota Commercial. MNNR 318 puts on a good show though as they switch cars on the Hennepin Lead.
ex-C&NW 900. Unit was traded into Alco and was a lease unit for them and then Precision National before being sold to Peabody. Peabody's line became landlocked after the ex-B&O line (last operat... (more)
Minnesota Commercial Job #52 is heading south to work more customers behind rare RS-27 #318.One of the two RS-27's usually work this train.
Minnesota Commercial Job #52 is working a steel facility behind rare RS-27 #318.One of the two RS-27's usually work this job.
MNNR 316 works its way down the Hennepin Lead. Both Weekes and Viking Materials in the background are Minnesota Commercial customers.
Job 52 goes about spotting cars on the Hennepin Line. It won't be long before the RS27's are parked for the winter and the RS18 gets pulled out.
The conductor rides the point of MNNR 316 as they work along the Hennepin Line on a warm summer morning. The 316 has a pair of flags flying high as the engineer puts on a show for myself and fell... (more)
The 318 is doing its best to block the sun from me on a perfect cloudless morning. Job 52 is seen here working industry just north of Park Junction.
The 318 is shoving hard as they push 16 cars up the hill. The conductor is a huge Alco fan and added the flags to spiff up an already classy unit.
Job 52 shoves across the intersection of Hennepin and Industrial Blvd. The 316 belches a little bit of smoke to clear the crossing and switch some of the industries along the branch.
MNNR 318 puts on quite a show as they work their way north towards Park Jct.
Minnesota Commercial Alco and GE make a reflective red pair in the MMNC yard
Not exactly picnic weather with temps below freezing... The picnic table and ice cooler aren't in high demand right now as MNNR RS27 316 sits on one of the shop tracks.
A look down on the Commercial's 318 as it passes MNNR MoW equipment.