Back in the days when the MRS still hauled beer in RBL boxcars out of the St. Louis brewery.The #251 handles a single load from the underground facility where the beer was loaded.
This MRS unit is leased to an outfit that unloads BNSF grain trains into barges on the Mississippi River.At any time 4 or 5 MRS units are leased to St. Louis area industries.,while 2 or 3 actually... (more)
"The Manny" comes over to Illinois to deliver to Alton & Southern.
Have you ever seen a tidier locomotive servicing area?
Looming high above the remenants of old industrial downtown St. Louis, the Manny transfer to the A&S struggles to the top of the steeply inclined (at least 3%) south approach to the MacAthur Bridg... (more)
4/7 of the MRS roster sits out side in the sun today, one is in the engine house, another is switching, and one more is leased out.
MRS diesels; the MRS paint scheme was once described as "the classiest paint scheme ever applied to a switcher."
MRS locomotives stand proud in the MRS steam-era engine house, ready for their call to action.