Quite a variety of power laying around the Minnesota Commercial Roundhouse. Everything from Alco's, SF30C's and, B23-7's among other interesting things...
A pair of GE B23-7's idles the morning away waiting for the days work to begin.
A vintage unit for the Minnesota Commercial moves some coil cars around in Fridley, MN.
#1971 sorts cars in the MNNR Midway Yard seen here from the Amtrak Midway Depot platform.
MNNR's weekly sand train for the BNSF passes Jackson Street in St Paul on the way to Dayton's Bluff, where the train will be interchanged and forwarded to Texas.
For the Minnesota Commercial, this variety of pretty rare power is typical, not to mention looks good in the morning sunlight. The rail in the foreground is jointly utilized by the Canadian Pacif... (more)
Five units bring 14000 tons down the hill at Westminster during light rain. The past sand trains typically used four units but today's had MNNR 71 third out making it five.
Four old GE's from the Minnesota Commercial Railroad thunder through the BNSF intermodal yard at Midway with a 90 car sand train for interchange with the BNSF in St. Paul where it will in turn hea... (more)
It's been several years since MNNR has carried a manifest through here. Four units lead a unit sand train through Hoffman to Bluff Yard for interchange to BNSF.
It's been a while since the elder six axle GE's stretched their legs out through here and it was quite impressive.
MNNR 316 is topping the hill as they near Broadway Ave. As of the date of the photo, this is the only Alco on the roster in use. Things can change though as power is rotated.
With much snorting and growling, a nice C30-7 and the "Croc GE" (from Australia) shove cars on the hump job.
Currently, Job 52 is the only train you'll see Alco's in use on the Minnesota Commercial. MNNR 318 puts on a good show though as they switch cars on the Hennepin Lead.
MNNR 48 and one of a kind sister MNNR 42 a GE SF30B sit at the CP Pig's Eye shop awaiting maintenance.
The one and only. The only remaining SF30B stands in rare company, trailing it is a C-424 and M-636.