Friday, November 26, 2010
Gerdau Ameristeel Switcher
Jeff Keddy took a trip up to Selkirk, MB and photographed the plant switcher at the Gerdau Ameristeel steel mill there. The Selkirk location is a steel mill and also recycles metal.
The switcher is an SW900. I looked in Colin Churcher's excellent list of Canadian industrial locomotives but I did not see any SW900s there except for a former Midland Railway engine that went to British Columbia. My Trackside Guides are all packed away, so I can't look it up there either.
The locomotive is remote controlled. Here is the operator on board.
Thanks for the photos, Jeff!