Remarks: This is one of my favorite video clips of the MN Commercial. This was the short lived UP transfer. It brought cars from Raymond Ave. to South St. Paul. Alcos, GE's, it was(and still is) a railfans paradise! Enjoy the smoke!
Awesome footage! The lead unit and the third unit are originally from Australia, are they not?
Posted by Bicot (Marc Caya) on August 15, 2009
This video as a lot of caracter! Many thanks for sharing Bob!
Posted by Tim in Omaha on August 16, 2009
The 71 sounds like the Caterpillar (Cummins?) powered MLW. The BN GE is a C30-7,not an U33C. The 5059 is, IIRC, ex Hammersley Iron of Austrailia.
Posted by Stephen In Trenton, Ont on September 27, 2009
Love the video..I have black smoke coming form keyboard..
Posted by TJ Gaspers on February 24, 2011
Great video! I especially liked the part starting at 33 seconds in... That trackage is still there, albiet the gates are actually gone now, and the track hasnt seen a wheel in a decade or more. Great catch. Any idea when the MNNR last switched that spur? Now it just seems to be 3 city blocks of track rusting away, crossings asphalted over, and the industries seemed to have chosen intermodal containers as opposed to boxcars. I suppose intermodal is still rail though!
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