900 horsepower is enough to switch out 4 empty cement hoppers from the Rail to Road Transload north of Sioux Falls, SD.
Growing up on the Grand Trunk Western gave me an appreciation for the versatility of the SW1200RS. Here an ex-Central Vermont unit leads an ex-CP SW900 and an old Rock Island hopper.
A E&E local freight switches a cement distribution facility at Sioux Falls, SD on Oct. 9, 2013 w/ SW900 No. 17 and SW1200RS No. 7.
An eastbound Ellis and Eastern local freight heads for downtown Sioux Falls, SD on Oct. 9, 2013 with SW1200RS No. 7 and SW900 No. 17.
An eastbound Ellis and Eastern local freight crosses the Sioux River in Sioux Falls, SD on Oct. 9, 2013 with SW1200RS No. 7 and SW900 No. 17.
Ellis & Eastern rock loads pass through Beadle Park shortly before crossing the Big Sioux River.
Eastbound Ellis & Eastern rock loads head across 11th Street on the west side of town.
No. 7 heads out of downtown over the bike trail and across the Big Sioux River bridge.
Ellis & Eastern No. 17 wakes up the Phillips Avenue neighborhood while making the morning run into downtown Sioux Falls with a loaded gon to interchange with the BNSF.
Ellis & Eastern No. 17 and 27 are about to duck under 12th Street in Sioux Falls as they make the morning run into downtown Sioux Falls with 11 cars of sand and four empty cement hoppers. No. 17 i... (more)
Ellis & Eastern No. 7 eases across the bike trail in Sioux Falls while returning to home base on the western end of the city.
The crew of No. 7 shuffle hoppers in the downtown yard.
An Ellis & Eastern crew works the downtown Sioux Falls yard at Eighth Street. Number 7, an SW1200, and Number 17, an SW900, handle the duties today.