Friday, November 26, 2010

Gerdau Ameristeel Switcher

Gerdau Ameristeel switcher. Photo by Jeff Keddy
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.
Gerdau Ameristeel switcher. Photo by Jeff Keddy
Thanks for the photos, Jeff!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

My trackside guide says it's former CP SW900 #6719, serial A679, built 1955, transferred in January 1994.