The deadlines at NRE keep shrinking as NRE continues to purge the equipment at the Silvis facility prior to its closure this year.
Former Metra EMD E8 521 (ex-CNW) is being scrapped by Lewis Brothers as NRE continues to purge the equipment at the Silvis facility prior to its closure this year. Former Metra E8 516 has been scr... (more)
The cabs of three locomotives await final disposal after they were cut up at NRE Silvis. NRE has been scrapping locomotives lately as they prepare to close their facility in Silvis.
A look at the NRE in Silvis, IL shows just a small percentage of the engines they have waiting for their demise. It's hard to imagine the thousands of crews who have spent hours upon hours inside ... (more)
One of the many locomotives at NRE Silvis is Metra E8A #521. The engine was originally built for the C&NW in 1951. After being used in commuter service for RTA and eventually Metra, the unit was s... (more)
Dozens of old locomotives sit unused at the east end of National Railway Equipment’s Silvis facility.
Older EMD and GE locomotives sit at the east end of NRE’s Silvis facility. The units labeled “Lewis” are sadly destined for scrap.
Three rows of engines sit at National Railway Equipment in Silvis, IL. With the facility closing, some of these locomotives will likely be scrapped sometime in the near future.
The east deadlines at NRE are still quite colorful despite the recent purge in equipment. In the foreground is an ex-IC Paducah rebuilt SD20, originally Southern SD24 6331.
The deadlines east of the shop at NRE are thinning, but there are still some need engines to see: Built as an SD45 as CNW 913, it was sold and rebuilt as an SD40M-2 as SP 8670. At the merger, UP p... (more)
An eye-candy view from the summer of 2019 at the former Rock Island yard and shop in Silvis, Illinois.
All The Pacifics? Was originally built for Missouri Pacific in 1/1970 as 759 (SD40), eventually being renumbered as MP 3059 (SD40), and being rebuilt and later going to Southern Pacific 8634 (SD40... (more)
CP SD60-3 6305 was rebuilt by NRE from SOO 6053 and is waiting for the CP to pick up and return to service.
Showing fresh paint courtesy of NRE, a pair of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Geeps await their finishing touches prior to returning home. Tom Golden photo.
The last SOO SD60M, 6061, was repainted at NRE this summer and fall and was released for service in early November.