|MNNR 81 switches a spur near the home yard at St.
Paul, June 14th, 1999. I had no problems spotting the unit by the smoke
over the area...
Rolf Stumpf photo
Minnesota Commercial is a hauler based at St. Paul MN. Before it bought some 2nd hand ALCos it relied on a similar elderly fleet of EMDs. Now folks, these units shown are something different - and more powerful than the EMD crap used before solely...
Andy Inserra reports (28.10.99): News wise, MNNR RS3 just showed its face this week (see below), it is now 1B, all in red. Boy does the 244 sound wonderful! GRMX 717 [S4] now has the pink repainted in black [finally!]
|MNNR 318 (a rare RS-27), obviously of GBW heritage,
rests beside St. Paul turntable.
Sheldon L. Perry photo
MNNR's Alco Roster
|CTM1||S11||660||ex-CP #3779, remote controlled, 'CTM' is Commercial Transload of MN-owned by MNNR|
|1B||RS3 booster||1600||ex-LS&I #1604|
|62||C424m||2000||ex-G+W #62, D+H #462, CR #2479, EL #2405 - derated to 2000 HP|
|63||C424m||2000||ex-G+W #63, D+H #463, CR #2482, EL #2408 - derated to 2000 HP|
|71||M636||3600||ex-CP Rail #4711, last big Alco to operate on a mainline railroad in the US and Canada, Cat repowered|
|73||M630||3000||ex-CP Rail #4573, last M630 made for CP Rail|
|80||RS23||1000||ex-CP Rail #8031|
|81||RS18||1800||ex-CP Rail #1812|
|82||RS18||1800||ex-CP Rail #1839, 2nd to last one to operate for CP|
|83||RS18||1800||ex-CP Rail #1837, last one to operate for CP|
|307||RS20||2000||ex-GBW #307, ex-RS3 w/new 2000 HP 251 engine, chopped nose|
|311||C424||2400||ex-GBW #311, their first C424, hauled GBW's last train EVER! (on 8-27/28-93, train #1 or X311)|
|316||RS27||2400||ex-GBW #316,CNW #903 + traded into Alco for a C425|
|318||RS27||2400||ex-GBW #318,CNW #901 + traded into Alco for a C425, toured Canada on lease|
Roster supplied by Andy Inserra, Mar 14, 1999. Subsequently updated.
|C424M no. 62 leaves New Brighton in late July 2003.
David Hildebrandt photo
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