This classic GE unit is switching cars on the western end of Minnesota Commercial's yard.
At rest for the weekend.
MNNR 314 makes a rare appearance on the 'Belt Job.' Heavy tonnage required the extra horse power as the 314 is permanently mated with T-2, an ex. NS B23-7. They're seen crossing the CP at New Br... (more)
Looks good from the perspective of 2010, even running long-hood forward!
North of Pigs Eye Yard
The Hugo local is between St. Anthony and Park Junction as they head north with the one and only SF30B.
MNNR 316 works its way down the Hennepin Lead. Both Weekes and Viking Materials in the background are Minnesota Commercial customers.
Dash 7 drills in the afternoon.
The 'Croc GE' and former Santa Fe SF30 throttle up out of New Brighton with cars from the CN.
Job 20 drops down into St. Anthony with cars from the 'WC' at New Brighton. They'll yard the train and call it a day. The six axle power is typically used at night on the Northtown Transfer.
It takes picks, brooms, ice melt, crowbars, and a lot of muscle to dislodge a frozen switch. This crew used plenty of all to get this one to move and still had many more to go on a frozen February... (more)
MNNR 1983 leads Job 17 across the Mississippi River with work to do in South Minneapolis just after sunrise on a crisp fall day.
Minnesota Commercial 88 and several other snow covered units await busier times on the railroad.
I bet the driver of this SUV had to change their shorts after this close encounter. This view shows the odd body lines left over rebuilding by the Santa Fe.
Minnesota Commercials newest aquistion, former BNSF 4211, is a SF30B. This one of a kind Santa Fe rebuild trundles south on the Commercials mainline between St. Anthony and New Brighton.