||MWSCO – MidWest Storage Company – 80-ton GE number 6 was at the Missouri Pacific’s Avondale Yard just west of New Orleans. This 500HP locomotive had been built under GE serial number 17902 in June 1943 as U.S. Army 7857 for service at the Umatilla Ordnance Depot in Hermiston, Oregon. It went to the U.S. Navy as 65-00509 (in-house 6) before being sold to Eveready Equipment, and it subsequently worked for several owners. MWSCO 6 was coupled to an unlettered Alco S2, serial no. 73600, built in July 1945 as Rock Island 724. It had most recently been used by Continental Grain at the nearby elevator in Westwego until that facility exploded on 22 December 1977. It subsequently showed up at the Continental elevator in Milwaukee.
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||Paul H. Oliver. Jr. Photo
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