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By:Tony Held
Dates:1/1/2002 - 8/3/2014
Album Info:A collection of train action and other rail scenes from around the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. Enjoy!
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CP 3017
Title:  CP 3017
Description:  Roster view of the unit as it sat idling but unmanned in Humbolt Yard on St. Patrick's Day 2014.
Photo Date:  3/17/2014  Upload Date: 3/17/2014 10:20:17 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CP 3017(GP38AC)
Views:  108   Comments: 0
CP Paynesville Sub/BNSF Monticello Sub Crossing
Title:  CP Paynesville Sub/BNSF Monticello Sub Crossing
Description:  Here is the diamond crossing of the CP Paynesville Sub and the BNSF Monticello Sub in Crystal, MN.
Photo Date:  3/17/2014  Upload Date: 3/17/2014 9:45:05 PM
Location:  Crystal, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  62   Comments: 1
DME 6088 and Train
Title:  DME 6088 and Train
Description:  I caught this westbound freight with DM&E 6088 on the point while it was waiting to leave Humboldt Yard on St. Patrick's Day 2014.
Photo Date:  3/17/2014  Upload Date: 3/18/2014 2:59:19 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  DME 6088(SD40-3)
Views:  37   Comments: 0
DME 6092
Title:  DME 6092
Description:  A roster/action view of this unit as the hogger powers it up during a switching move at Humboldt Yard on St. Patrick's Day 2014.
Photo Date:  3/17/2014  Upload Date: 3/19/2014 7:48:11 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  DME 6092(SD40-3)
Views:  36   Comments: 0
Humboldt Yard Power
Title:  Humboldt Yard Power
Description:  Here is a view of the yard power at Humboldt as the crew works on finishing up some switching moves before needing to clear the main track for a westbounf freight. It is amazing how DME 6092 is now back under the ownership of its original owner.
Photo Date:  3/17/2014  Upload Date: 3/19/2014 7:37:47 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  DME 6092(SD40-3) ICE 6424(SD40-2)
Views:  35   Comments: 0
Yard Goats and a Snowplow
Title:  Yard Goats and a Snowplow
Description:  A view of the yard power at Humboldt after the hogger had parked them and the cut of cars he was working on down by a snowplow to await the passage of a westbound freight through the yard.
Photo Date:  3/17/2014  Upload Date: 3/19/2014 7:38:27 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  DME 6092(SD40-3) ICE 6424(SD40-2)
Views:  71   Comments: 0
A Humboldt Parnorama
Title:  A Humboldt Parnorama
Description:  Here is a panorama of the west end of Humboldt Yard taken on St. Patrick's Day 2014. Note the westbound train in the right background which was slowly making its way through the yard due to two switches the brakeman needed to line up before the hogger could get a wheel into the train again.
Photo Date:  3/17/2014  Upload Date: 3/18/2014 2:59:46 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives: 
Views:  54   Comments: 0
ICE 6424
Title:  ICE 6424
Description:  A roster/action view as it and the DME unit it was coupled to goes forward on a switching move at Humboldt Yard on St. Patrick's Day 2014.
Photo Date:  3/17/2014  Upload Date: 3/19/2014 7:48:34 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  ICE 6424(SD40-2)
Views:  46   Comments: 0
Looking West Across Broadway and Douglas
Title:  Looking West Across Broadway and Douglas
Description:  Here we are looking west along the CP Paynesville Sub across Broadway Avenue and Douglas Drive towards MNS Junction, which is just past the red signal in the center background.
Photo Date:  3/17/2014  Upload Date: 3/17/2014 9:45:42 PM
Location:  Crystal, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Track
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Views:  45   Comments: 0
MNS Junction
Title:  MNS Junction
Description:  This is MNS Junction in Crystal, MN. Here the MNS Spur connects with the CP's Paynesville Sub.
Photo Date:  3/17/2014  Upload Date: 3/17/2014 9:46:28 PM
Location:  Crystal, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Track
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Views:  75   Comments: 0
MNS Spur and the Paynesville Sub
Title:  MNS Spur and the Paynesville Sub
Description:  Here is a view of the CP Paynesville sub and CP MNS Spur west of MNS Junction in Crystal, MN. Once upon a time the MNS Spur bore trains of the Minneapolis, Northfield, and Southern on their way to interchange wtih the Soo Line at Humbolt Yard in Minneapolis. Today they bear the weight of CP trains bound to interchange with Progressive Rail in Bloomington, MN.
Photo Date:  3/17/2014  Upload Date: 3/17/2014 9:46:01 PM
Location:  Crystal, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Track
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Views:  57   Comments: 0
Who Owned This Old Boxcar?
Title:  Who Owned This Old Boxcar?
Description:  This is an old 40 foot outside braced boxcar that was used for storage at Golden Valley Heating and Air Conditioning in Crystal, MN. I wonder who owned this car? Soo Line? Rock Island?
Photo Date:  3/17/2014  Upload Date: 3/19/2014 7:28:59 PM
Location:  Crystal, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  38   Comments: 0
Wow!
Title:  Wow!
Description:  Here is a "storage shed" at Golden Valley Heating and Air Conditioning off of Broadway Avenue in Crystal, MN that is actually an old, outside braced boxcar. The CP Paynesville Sub is in the foreground.
Photo Date:  3/17/2014  Upload Date: 3/19/2014 7:28:30 PM
Location:  Crystal, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  20   Comments: 0
Plow at Humboldt
Title:  Plow at Humboldt
Description:  A roster view of a snowplow I spotted at Humboldt Yard on St. Patrick's Day 2014. I wonder how much use this CP plow has gotten during the winter of 2013-2014? Probably quite a bit!
Photo Date:  3/17/2014  Upload Date: 3/17/2014 10:22:22 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Roster,Yard
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Views:  45   Comments: 0
Passing The Office
Title:  Passing The Office
Description:  The trailing unit on a two-unit lashup for a westbound CP freight passes the yard office at Humboldt Yard as the hogger gets a wheel into the train after picking up the brakeman that lined the train through the west end of the yard.
Photo Date:  3/17/2014  Upload Date: 3/19/2014 7:57:26 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CP 9368(ES44AC)
Views:  86   Comments: 0
Waiting For The First Switch To Be Aligned
Title:  Waiting For The First Switch To Be Aligned
Description:  A westbound freight snaking through Humboldt Yard has stopped to allow the brakeman to disembark and start lining two switches through to allow the train to proceed west.
Photo Date:  3/17/2014  Upload Date: 3/19/2014 7:56:24 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CP 9754(AC44CW) CP 9368(ES44AC)
Views:  96   Comments: 0
Tip Toe Through Humboldt
Title:  Tip Toe Through Humboldt
Description:  A westbound CP freight tip toes through Humboldt Yard as the brakeman (out of view in the left background) alings the second of two switches needed to route the train through Humboldt.
Photo Date:  3/17/2014  Upload Date: 3/19/2014 7:57:04 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CP 9754(AC44CW) CP 9368(ES44AC)
Views:  92   Comments: 0
Still Looks Good
Title:  Still Looks Good
Description:  The yard office at Humboldt Yard still looks as good as when I first saw it in the late 1990s, when I was a teenage railfan zealot.
Photo Date:  3/17/2014  Upload Date: 3/17/2014 10:28:13 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives: 
Views:  50   Comments: 0
Stored Hoppers at Lyndale
Title:  Stored Hoppers at Lyndale
Description:  Here is a view of a cut of smoothside hoppers stored on the siding at Lyndale off Progressive Rail's Dan Patch line down next to the Zeigler CAT plant off of Lyndale Avenue. Note the derailer in the right foreground.
Photo Date:  3/18/2014  Upload Date: 3/19/2014 7:20:04 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  RollingStock,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  35   Comments: 0
Two Locos At The Lyndale "Shops"
Title:  Two Locos At The Lyndale "Shops"
Description:  PGR now is housing two locomotives at the Lyndale "shops" along the Dan Patch Line (aka Hi-Line). What happened to the MN&S caboose they used to store here?
Photo Date:  3/18/2014  Upload Date: 3/19/2014 7:19:42 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  PGR 36(SW1500) PGR 34(SW1500)
Views:  136   Comments: 0
TCWR 4301 at Zeigler CAT
Title:  TCWR 4301 at Zeigler CAT
Description:  TC&W 4301 is in a Zeigler CAT for some work on its CAT engine at the moment.
Photo Date:  3/18/2014  Upload Date: 3/19/2014 7:19:15 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  TCWR 4301(GP30C)
Views:  37   Comments: 0
Wow, What A Catch!
Title:  Wow, What A Catch!
Description:  I found this stopped westbound freight parked on the Wayzata siding earlier this week. It had quite a lashup on the head end!
Photo Date:  4/14/2014  Upload Date: 4/17/2014 9:26:35 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CEFX 133(SD9043MAC) INRD 6011(SD60)
Views:  183   Comments: 0
Double Wow!
Title:  Double Wow!
Description:  I do not know if this was a Canadian Pacific detour or not. I do know it was parked on the Wayzata siding for two days, however. I have no clue as to why.
Photo Date:  4/14/2014  Upload Date: 4/17/2014 9:26:53 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CEFX 133(SD9043MAC) INRD 6011(SD60)
Views:  219   Comments: 2
"Mission Before Money"
Title:  "Mission Before Money"
Description:  I love the sign they got affixed to the fence at the Lyndale "shops" for the PGR's Dan Patch Line. I still wonder where MN&S bay window caboose 102 went?
Photo Date:  5/5/2014  Upload Date: 5/6/2014 12:37:02 AM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  PGR 36(SW1500) PGR 34(SW1500)
Views:  179   Comments: 0
It's Still Here?
Title:  It's Still Here?
Description:  Last March I photographed the 4301 at Ziegler CAT. It has been two months, and the unit has either not left in all that time, or has come back for more work. Man I wish I could photograph it moving down the old Minneapolis, Northfield, and Southern...
Photo Date:  5/5/2014  Upload Date: 5/6/2014 12:38:33 AM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  TCWR 4301(GP30C)
Views:  87   Comments: 0
A National Train Day Train
Title:  A National Train Day Train
Description:  Here is my sole "catch" of National Train Day 2014 --an eastbound BNSF general freight-- rolling beneath the Brown Road overpass in Long Lake prior to taking the siding in town.
Photo Date:  5/10/2014  Upload Date: 5/10/2014 9:11:00 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4451(C44-9W) NS 9442(C40-9W)
Views:  52   Comments: 0
Eastbound In The Rain
Title:  Eastbound In The Rain
Description:  The windshield wipers of the 4451 were busy as this eastbound general freight rolled underneath Brown Road (at right) prior to taking the siding in Long Lake on this National Train Day 2014.
Photo Date:  5/10/2014  Upload Date: 5/10/2014 9:16:51 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4451(C44-9W) NS 9442(C40-9W)
Views:  39   Comments: 0
BNSF 9037 Under Brown Road
Title:  BNSF 9037 Under Brown Road
Description:  The DPU unit of a westbound empty unit coal train passes beneath Brown Road in Long Lake, Minnesota, on a pleasant May evening.
Photo Date:  5/14/2014  Upload Date: 5/14/2014 9:42:46 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9037(SD70ACe)
Views:  57   Comments: 0
Empty Black Diamonds Westbound
Title:  Empty Black Diamonds Westbound
Description:  Here comes an empty westbound unit coal train on the Wayzata Sub. I love how well this one came out. The light was just right.
Photo Date:  5/14/2014  Upload Date: 5/14/2014 9:41:57 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9010(SD70ACe) BNSF 9419(SD70MAC)
Views:  104   Comments: 0
Tagged Hopper And A Weathered Bulkhead Flat
Title:  Tagged Hopper And A Weathered Bulkhead Flat
Description:  These two cars brought up the rear of a general freight rolling through town this day. I still miss the caboose...
Photo Date:  5/15/2014  Upload Date: 5/15/2014 6:48:45 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  27   Comments: 0
Five Of The Six
Title:  Five Of The Six
Description:  This is a shot of five of the six units on an eastbound general manifest freight I bagged this day. I wish I could have gotten the number for that ex-BN unit you see at the bottom left corner.
Photo Date:  5/15/2014  Upload Date: 5/15/2014 6:47:46 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7017(ES44C4) BNSF 9658(SD70MAC) BNSF 8874(SD70MAC) BNSF 239(SD75M)
Views:  140   Comments: 0
There They Go
Title:  There They Go
Description:  There goes a six-unit lashup on the head end of an eastbound general freight. Most, if not all, of these units are coming into the Twin Cities from the BNSF yard at Willmar. I wish I was able to ID all six of these units. The best I can guess is that the ex-BN unit you see is a GP-something still in virtually intact BN paint.
Photo Date:  5/15/2014  Upload Date: 5/15/2014 7:03:12 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9764(SD70MAC) BNSF 7017(ES44C4) BNSF 8874(SD70MAC) BNSF 9658(SD70MAC) BNSF 239(SD75M)
Views:  164   Comments: 0
Big Lashup On The Move
Title:  Big Lashup On The Move
Description:  No less than six units (of which I got the road numbers for five) is on the point of this eastbound general freight. Incidentally, this train was briefly stopped by the dispatcher before the crew was cleared to proceed east. The hogger was getting a wheel back into the train when I snapped this picture.
Photo Date:  5/15/2014  Upload Date: 5/15/2014 6:47:24 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 8874(SD70MAC) BNSF 9658(SD70MAC) BNSF 9764(SD70MAC) BNSF 7017(ES44C4) BNSF 239(SD75M)
Views:  156   Comments: 0
No Opposing Traffic
Title:  No Opposing Traffic
Description:  Here is a stopped eastbound general freight holding the main track in Long Lake. There was no opposing traffic, judging by the blank eastbound main signal, so congestion in Minneapolis must have been the issue.
Photo Date:  5/17/2014  Upload Date: 5/17/2014 6:39:15 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Signal,Track,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 1997(SD40-2) PRLX 704(GP38-2)
Views:  138   Comments: 0
Wow, What A Catch!
Title:  Wow, What A Catch!
Description:  These two classic units were on the point of an eastbound general freight the BNSF dispatcher stopped in Long Lake for almost two hours before being cleared to proceed. The number "1997" is significant to me: it is the first year I began seriously railfanning.
Photo Date:  5/17/2014  Upload Date: 5/17/2014 6:38:42 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PRLX 704(GP38-2) BNSF 1997(SD40-2)
Views:  143   Comments: 0
Another One Caught From My Apartment
Title:  Another One Caught From My Apartment
Description:  Living right next door to the BNSF Wayzata sub has given me numerous photo opportunities after the new BNSF/Highway 12 corridor was established. My latest catch made from my apartment was this lashup on the head end of a stopped eastbound freight. Dig that ex-Santa Fe Warbonnet! The train was stopped for about two hours before the hogger blew the air horn a few times and proceeded on down the line once the dispatcher cleared them to proceed.
Photo Date:  6/1/2014  Upload Date: 6/1/2014 5:25:12 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4359(C44-9W) BNSF 5679(AC44CW) BNSF 652(C44-9W)
Views:  51   Comments: 1
Bad Order Tank Car?
Title:  Bad Order Tank Car?
Description:  I was surprised to find this tank car sitting on the former Dakota Rail interchange trackage BNSF now uses for random purposes. I can only assume it was a bad order car that got left here by a recent train.
Photo Date:  6/2/2014  Upload Date: 6/2/2014 11:39:42 PM
Location:  Wayzata, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  43   Comments: 0
In The Hole
Title:  In The Hole
Description:  An eastbound general freight with a trio of GE units for power reposes on the Wayzata siding on a blustery early June afternoon.
Photo Date:  6/2/2014  Upload Date: 6/2/2014 11:38:39 PM
Location:  Wayzata, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7622(ES44DC)
Views:  56   Comments: 0
D-Day Grain Train
Title:  D-Day Grain Train
Description:  An eastbound grain train waits beneath warm early June skies early on the afternoon of the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
Photo Date:  6/6/2014  Upload Date: 6/6/2014 10:36:44 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4661(C44-9W) BNSF 4372(C44-9W)
Views:  62   Comments: 0
A Shared Catch
Title:  A Shared Catch
Description:  Me and fellow railfan Brandon Smith caught this westbound general freight as it stormed through Long Lake this evening. Many thanks to Brandon for telling me what the road number of the third unit was (an easy to remember one, at that, thanks to a certain steam engine we both like :-) ).
Photo Date:  6/7/2014  Upload Date: 6/7/2014 9:42:59 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 8911(SD70MAC) BNSF 4710(C44-9W) BNSF 261(SD75M)
Views:  120   Comments: 1
Looking Better Than Ever
Title:  Looking Better Than Ever
Description:  The venerable former Milwaukee Road Hopkins depot looks better than ever as it basks in the glow of an unusually lukewarm July sun. I am glad to see the Canadian Pacific is taking such good care of this place.
Photo Date:  7/13/2014  Upload Date: 7/14/2014 7:54:07 PM
Location:  Hopkins, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Station
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Views:  42   Comments: 0
TC&W Trio, Take One
Title:  TC&W Trio, Take One
Description:  A trio of TC&W units basks in the sun on an unusually mild Sunday evening in July.
Photo Date:  7/13/2014  Upload Date: 7/14/2014 7:55:22 PM
Location:  Hopkins, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories: 
Locomotives:  TCWR 2301(GP39-2) TCWR 2300(GP39-2) TCWR 2004(GP20C)
Views:  104   Comments: 1
TC&W Trio, Take Two
Title:  TC&W Trio, Take Two
Description:  These three TC&W units have the evening off as they bask in the sun near the venerable former Milwaukee Road Hopkins depot.
Photo Date:  7/13/2014  Upload Date: 7/14/2014 7:55:38 PM
Location:  Hopkins, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories: 
Locomotives:  TCWR 2004(GP20C) TCWR 2300(GP39-2) TCWR 2301(GP39-2)
Views:  109   Comments: 1
Along For The Ride To Willmar
Title:  Along For The Ride To Willmar
Description:  A westbound general freight prepares to "split the signals" as it rumbles through town. Note how exhaust is coming from only the first two units. The other three are along for the ride to Willmar. Note how there are at least two ex-Santa Fe units in this lashup, as well as the KCS unit rolling along far from home rails.
Photo Date:  7/18/2014  Upload Date: 7/18/2014 10:13:50 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 613(C44-9W) KCS 3910(SD70MAC)
Views:  117   Comments: 0
Westbound On A Breezy Evening
Title:  Westbound On A Breezy Evening
Description:  A westbound general freight rumbles into Long Lake on a mild, breezy Friday evening in July.
Photo Date:  7/18/2014  Upload Date: 7/18/2014 10:12:26 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9832(SD70MAC)
Views:  58   Comments: 0
The Old NP At Lexington Avenue
Title:  The Old NP At Lexington Avenue
Description:  We are looking west from Lexington Avenue along the old Northern Pacific line now operated by Minnesota Commercial. The Commercial uses this route to access its route to Hugo, MN.
Photo Date:  8/3/2014  Upload Date: 8/3/2014 7:49:13 PM
Location:  Roseville, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  22   Comments: 0
Jointed Rails By The Baseball Diamonds
Title:  Jointed Rails By The Baseball Diamonds
Description:  There is enough traffic on the Minnesota Commercial to keep these jointed old Northern Pacific rails polished. Here we are looking east along the line from down by the baseball diamonds at the Lexington East unit of Roseville's Central Park.
Photo Date:  8/3/2014  Upload Date: 8/3/2014 7:49:28 PM
Location:  Roseville, MN
Author:  Richard Held
Categories:  Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  44   Comments: 0


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