|RS-27 #316 sits in front of the Wisconsin Rapids roundhouse.
Here's a February 10, 1968 photo of this same engine when it first arrived on
the GB&W twenty-two years earler.
Here's a fantastic photo of Alco RS-27 at the Wisconsin Rapids
roundhouse. The locomotive is wearing a red paint job with white GBW
serif lettering and white handrails at the steps, which has only
recently become the "standard" paint scheme for the GB&W.
Not all locomotives were repainted in this scheme before the downfall of
the railroad in the summer of 1993.
This engine is still hard at work as Minnesota Commercial #316, along
with sister ex-GBW #318. They are the only two RS-27s left in the world,
a testament to the skill that the Green Bay & Western shop crews had
in keeping these Alcos working long after the parent company and most
sources of parts went away.
This picture was taken by Scott Janz on March 26, 1990. A
thanks goes out to Bob Schoneman
for sharing this photo.