EE 17 was built for the CP back in 1955 as a SW900. Today in 2020 it is still actively earning it’s keep on the Ellis & Eastern in South Dakota. The SW9 was found here working at Concrete Material... (more)
EE 17, a neat SW900, works the Concrete Materials plant on the northwest side of Sioux Falls.
EE 47 (GP38-2) and EE 7 (SW1200) are working the BNSF interchange on the east side of town. It's an interesting railroad with an eclectic roster of locomotives that all end in the number 7. #47 wa... (more)
EE 37 and 77 are on BNSF rails with a sand train out of the Corson pit. The 37 was built for the FEC before becoming an ICG GP10 at Paducah Shops.
Ellis and Eastern RR 77 and 87 are on BNSF rails enroute from the quarry in Corson to Sioux Falls. Both units were recently painted after being acquired when EE purchased the Minnesota Southern Ra... (more)
Ellis and Eastern RR 77 and 87 have just departed the Concrete Materials Quarry in Corson on BNSF rails. Both units were recently painted after being acquired when EE purchased the Minnesota South... (more)
Ellis and Eastern RR 77 and 87 on a sand train out of Corson is passing Falls Park on BNSF rails near downtown Soiux Falls. Both units were recently painted after being acquired when EE purchased ... (more)
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.