Minnesota Commercial??

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Minnesota Commercial??

Postby amtk136west » Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:23 pm

Is the Minnesota Commercial RY still using their Alcos or are they stored?
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Re: Minnesota Commercial??

Postby N. Todd » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:14 am

I was up there in July, a C424 was on the ready track, an RS27 returned from switching, the AlcoCat was in the shop, and the M420 and another 424 were stored amongst nuerous GE's...so yes the Alcos are very much alive.
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Re: Minnesota Commercial??

Postby oibu » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:04 am

Yes, they still use them, although which ones at any given time varies, and they are gradually getting phased out by the GEs.
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Re: Minnesota Commercial??

Postby mtuandrew » Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:45 pm

oibu wrote:Yes, they still use them, although which ones at any given time varies, and they are gradually getting phased out by the GEs.

They definitely are still using them - I saw RS-27 #316 moving a train downgrade under Hennepin Avenue this afternoon. I don't think the Monster of the Midway (M630 #73) is active at the moment though, some pictures noted that it's been out of service for a year or two.

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=1719315 - not my picture, definitely not today, hah)
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Re: Minnesota Commercial??

Postby oibu » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:46 pm

The 73 is on teh WNYP, I'm sure you menat the M636Cat 71. I ca't say firsthand/100% certain, but no it's been a coupel year since I can comfirm it operating.
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Re: Minnesota Commercial??

Postby ERIE 360 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:25 pm

The 73 is now operating as WNYP 631.
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Re: Minnesota Commercial??

Postby Otto Vondrak » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:01 pm

I caught an RS-18 operating last March...

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Re: Minnesota Commercial??

Postby Matt Langworthy » Fri May 21, 2010 7:41 pm

ERIE 360 wrote:The 73 is now operating as WNYP 631.


Prior to operating on the WNYP, #73/#631 was restored to running condition on the B&H, a "sister" shortline of the WNYP. Here she is on a test run two years ago:

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Re: Minnesota Commercial??

Postby mtuandrew » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:36 pm

Just caught MNNR 80 (an RS23 end-cab switcher) up at the north end of the line in Fridley, kicking some cars around the Commercial's transload facility. One more Alco/MLW confirmed still alive and kicking!
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Re: Minnesota Commercial??

Postby mkerfe » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:29 pm

Does anyone have a current roster for the MNNR (both Alco and otherwise)?
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Re: Minnesota Commercial??

Postby mkerfe » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:24 pm

Does anyone have a current roster for the MNNR (both Alco and otherwise)?
Are the Alcos still used and if so what jobs are they on?
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Re: Minnesota Commercial??

Postby mtuandrew » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:10 pm

mkerfe wrote:Does anyone have a current roster for the MNNR (both Alco and otherwise)?
Are the Alcos still used and if so what jobs are they on?

When I was there and paying attention last (2016), they still used four-axle Alcos, and still rostered six-axle ones. Pretty sure they largely use Dash 7s and Dash 8s by now.

Contact these guys maybe? http://twincitiesrailfan.com/contact
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