Internal Combustion Locomotives
Minnesota Transfer 200
Minnesota Transfer 200 is a diesel freight locomotive designed as a “road switcher” for general freight train service. RS-3 type locomotives like MT 200 were developments of the earlier RS-1 type and were more powerful.
COMPARE ME WITH: Grand Trunk Western 1951, an RS-1 type locomotive preserved at IRM. The GTW engine is an older design than MT 200 but was actually built in 1957, several years after the more modern RS-3.
FUN FACT: This engine helped build Interstate 280. In the early 1970s, highway contractor S.J. Groves & Sons laid tracks along the planned route of I-280 west of Newark, New Jersey to haul aggregate and fill for the huge construction project. This engine was bought used for this purpose and resold immediately once the highway was complete.
Year Built: 1951
Length: 55ft 11in
Height: 14ft 5in
Weight: 267000 lbs
Motors: 4 GE 752
Condition: Complete / restored / operational
Read more about the history of this engine in Rail & Wire #255
1951-1970 – Minnesota Transfer #200
1970-1973 – S.J. Groves & Sons #507
1973-1977 – Eastman Kodak #5
1977-1984 – Interlake Steel #19
1984-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL
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