West Tennessee RR

WTNN RSD-12 #1853 basks in a perfect morning sun, Trenton, June 24th, 1999.

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The West Tennessee Railroad owns 10 % of the USA RSD-12, a total of 69 were built for the domestic market. Three units are still operational but are only back-up for the two ex CN M420W which have a higher availability than the aged RSD-12. All five active units have the same attractive red and silver livery.

Units 1805 - 1853 were acquired by the LS&I from the B&O in 1972. 1801 and 1803 were bought new by the LS&I.

This duo is the preferred power as the RSD-12 became troublesome with the years. Ex CN M420W 3510 and 3560 switch at Dyer TN, June 24th, 1999.

Rolf Stumpf photo

West Tennessee's Roster

# MODEL HP NOTES
1801 RSD-12 1800 junkyard, ex LS&I 1801, high short hood
1803 RSD-12 1800 junkyard, ex LS&I 1803, high short hood
1850 RSD-12 1800 junkyard, ex LS&I 1850, exx B&O, high short hood
1851 RSD-12 1800 junkyard, ex LS&I 1851, exx B&O, high short hood
1852 RSD-12 1800 active, ex LS&I 1852, exx B&O, low short hood
1853 RSD-12 1800 active, ex LS&I 1853, exx B&O, low short hood
2054 RSD-12 1800 active, low short hood
3510 M420W 2000 active, ex CN 3510
3560 M420W 2000 active, ex CN 3560
Two of the 3 operational RSD-12 of the West Tennessee are stabled at Trenton, TN. June 24th, 1999.

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1852 serves as back-up unit at Humboldt TN, June 24th, 1999.

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The junkyard behind the Trenton depot: 1850 and 1803 - in two generations of Lake Superior & Ishpeming colors. June 24th, 1999.

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