EMD MRS-1 number 1715 proudly served in two branches of the service.
It was originally built in 1952 (builder number 15880) for the U.S. Army
#1715 and later passed on to the U.S. Navy as 65-00571. The Alaska
Railroad acquired it in 1977 and scrapped in 1977. Curt Fortenberry
adds, "...1715 was ex 6500571. Although I don't believe 1715 ever
wore it's number."
Ed Cooper recalls the day he took this photo, "It was 24 years ago in January
1978 that I took these photos of the MRS-1s. They were newly arrived on
and were at the Shops for a look see I suppose."
Photograph courtesy of Ed Cooper