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Date: 01/21/06 17:34
Huron South Dakota '76
Author: odub

Huron was one of CNW's Alco centers. It was also pretty much a boneyard by the summer of 1976.

Don Hall
Yreka, CA




Date: 01/21/06 17:34
Re: Huron South Dakota '76
Author: odub

CNW RS3 or an RSD5? Note the interesting trucks.





Date: 01/21/06 17:35
Re: Huron South Dakota '76
Author: odub

CNW called these booster units. Here's BU41 in Huron.





Date: 01/21/06 17:41
Re: Huron South Dakota '76
Author: millerdc

What a great picture that captures the flavor of the line prior to the sale to DM&E



Date: 01/21/06 19:36
Huron South Dakota - September 1977
Author: WoodwardEJ

C&NW Booster BU40 on September 4, 1977.

Jim Woodward
Cottage Grove, MN




Date: 01/21/06 19:38
Huron South Dakota - September 1977
Author: WoodwardEJ

C&NW had some interesting rebuilds. This RS got a new hood somewhere along the way - taken September 4, 1977

Jim W




Date: 01/21/06 19:40
Re: Huron South Dakota - September 1977
Author: WoodwardEJ

One of the newer Alcos - #405 on September 4, 1977.




Date: 01/21/06 20:09
Re: Huron South Dakota '76
Author: CNW

Except for the C628’s in ore service in Upper Michigan, Huron was the home shop for all of the CNW’s Alco power until 1981. The line from Winona, MN to Huron was mostly Alco powered until 1981, when the 244 powered units were retired and the remaining 251 powered units were transferred to Green Bay, WI. The C425 in the first photo had a major component failure (either engine or main generator) and was eventually repaired. The 401 was one of the “mother” units for slug BU41 (in the 3rd photo), and that would explain why BU41 was sitting around. RS3’s 1624 and 1613 were damaged in a wreck and rebuilt by Alco in 1960 with RS11 machinery. The 1624 did not return to service, and pretty much sat as shown in the photo until retired. The 405, C&NW’s only RS36, was also a result of an RS3 wreck rebuild by Alco in 1962. It was eventually repaired and put back into service too. Great photos, thanks for sharing!

Dennis



Date: 01/21/06 21:55
Re: Huron South Dakota '76
Author: odub

Dennis,

Thanks for the interesting info.

Don



Date: 09/23/16 11:59
Re: Huron South Dakota '76
Author: dcfbalcoS1

      Just shop trucks under that unit is all.



Date: 09/23/16 12:08
Re: Huron South Dakota '76
Author: TAW

odub Wrote:
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> CNW RS3 or an RSD5? Note the interesting trucks.

Somebody took make it like a boxcar (common term for setting up an engine to be carried Dead In Train) way too seriously.

TAW



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