Ex- Green Bay & Western #301 and #303 were on the move from Blissfield,
Mich. to the Lake Superior
Railroad Museum in Duluth, Minn in October 2004.
After a layover in North Fond du Lac, Wis, ex-GBW #303 headed to Duluth via
the Canadian National's Wisconsin Central Division on October 10. It was
followed by ex-GBW #301 a few days later. The two units were acquired by
the DSS&A Division of the Soo Line Historical & Technical Society.
The two locos were purchased by the the historical society mainly for the roller
bearing trucks they ride on -- the DSS&A Division already owns an Alco RS-1
(DSS&A #101) at the museum and they intend to swap the friction trucks
currently under their loco with roller bearing trucks from these RS-2s.
(The previous owner of the two ex-GBW locomotives would only sell them as a
However, the RS-2s do not fit in with the DSS&A Division's locomotive
program at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum. After the trucks
are swapped, the RS-2s will be made available to other historical societies or
museums; if no interest is shown they will be sold in 2005 as units or for parts
Bob Gile photos, October 2004.
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