M&StL GE-29         
Minneapolis & Saint Louis Gas Electric GE-29 near Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 20, 1957, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. The location is somewhat speculative because the slide is marked MINN. Number GE-29 was built in 1931, body by Saint Louis Car Company (c/n 1550), the power plant was 400 horsepower EMC Winton Model 148 gasoline engine (c/n 491) coupled to GE electrical gear. I don't know who is responsible for the boxy structure on the roof but it's likely the cooling system for the prime mover. This unit went by the name 'Montgomery' (painted above the rear truck) and was repowered in August 1950 with a Caterpillar 400 horsepower Model D diesel.
Date: 10/20/1957 Location: Minneapolis, MN   Map Show Minneapolis on a rail map Views: 1168 Collection Of:   Chuck Zeiler
Locomotives: MSTL GE-29(Doodlebug)    Author:  Dick Rumbolz
M&StL GE-29
Picture Categories: Roster,Yard This picture is part of album:  Z files
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Bob Courtney General A classic for sure. Thanks for posting. 3/9/2012 10:34:53 AM
Robert Beichler General Bob is right, very cool shot, many thanks. 12/18/2012 10:00:15 PM

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