As a unique model, an original GE U23B which was rebuilt by the ATSF became a member of the Minnesota Commercial roster in 2008. This unit is the only unit in existence of this model which only ca... (more)
MNNR 42 brings the Hugo job north through Roseville.
The Hiawatha Job switches cars at MNNR's yard in St. Paul.
The conductor strikes a pose as the Hugo Job, led buy MNNR 42, slows to a stop by County Road C W in Roseville.
MNNR 42, the only SF30B in existence, leads the Hugo Job east on a sunny July morning.
The Minnesota Commercial has one of the most interesting rosters. This small shortline does local work and interchanges around the St. Paul and Minneapolis area. Here a private night shoot was put... (more)
Fresh wheels line up nicely as an oddball engine waits its call to duty...
MNNR 42, sporting it's new red paint, works on spotting steel at SSAB. The unit is a one of kind former Santa Fe rebuild.
Lite power heads back to Midway after delivering another sand train.
The one and only. The only remaining SF30B stands in rare company, trailing it is a C-424 and M-636.
The Hugo local is between St. Anthony and Park Junction as they head north with the one and only SF30B.
I bet the driver of this SUV had to change their shorts after this close encounter. This view shows the odd body lines left over rebuilding by the Santa Fe.
Minnesota Commercials newest aquistion, former BNSF 4211, is a SF30B. This one of a kind Santa Fe rebuild trundles south on the Commercials mainline between St. Anthony and New Brighton.
Earlier in the day 42 was under repair, so it was a nice surprise to find her being tested out on the turntable by the shop crew that evening. I appreciated their patience in allowing me to get a... (more)