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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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Caboose In The Lead!
Title:  Caboose In The Lead!
Description:  While waiting at the BNSF/CP crossover in St. Louis Park this day, I saw first one piece of MOW equipment, a BNSF truck (driving beside the tracks, not on them) and another piece of MOW equipment pass by me heading west. Which I was uninterested in photographing. When this MOW job appeared running west caboose-forward, though, it was time to break out the camera! The crewman lounging on the 11770 returned my friendly wave after I got my shot. I fondly remember these BN hacks from when I was a kid growing up in the 1980's. When they were last in use for revenue service before being bumped to locals and MOW duty.
Photo Date:  9/19/2008  Upload Date: 9/20/2008 3:38:20 PM
Location:  Saint Louis Park, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  165   Comments: 1
North Western Reminder
Title:  North Western Reminder
Description:  Here a somewhat vandalized by juvenile art North Western boxcar ambles along as part of the consist of today's northbound CP/SOO 0630.
Photo Date:  9/19/2008  Upload Date: 9/20/2008 4:21:35 PM
Location:  Saint Louis Park, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Views:  107   Comments: 1
Passing Over The Old Great Northern
Title:  Passing Over The Old Great Northern
Description:  The old MNS mainline bridge over the BNSF's former GN main is readily acessible from the Cedar Lake Trail (visible at the left bottom of this picture). Here the northbound 0630 job with the horsepower of two SOO 38-2's at the engineer's fingertips leads a short train of covered hoppers and boxcars.
Photo Date:  9/19/2008  Upload Date: 9/20/2008 4:20:59 PM
Location:  Saint Louis Park, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  SOO 4443(GP38-2) SOO 4448(GP38-2)
Views:  292   Comments: 0
Southern Pacific Reminder
Title:  Southern Pacific Reminder
Description:  A veteran double-door Espee boxcar rolls over the old MNS bridge over the BNSF as part of today's northbound CP/SOO 0630 job.
Photo Date:  9/19/2008  Upload Date: 9/20/2008 4:22:12 PM
Location:  Saint Louis Park, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Dual-Flags Crossing Excelsior Boulevard
Title:  Dual-Flags Crossing Excelsior Boulevard
Description:  An brace of 38-2's -one ex-Soo, the other ex-Soo/MILW back on home rails this day- cross Excelsior Boulevard pushing three full Soo hoppers full of ballast as the 0630 job makes an appearance on the old Milwaukee Road before returning to the old MNS mainline in St. Louis Park. Last I saw of them, the crew was pulling up onto the spur track across from the Depot Coffehouse on the Three Rivers trail where two empty Soo hoppers sat parked (along with a track scale car which has been there for weeks. Not coupled to any of the other freight cars that have been parked there.) The ballast was apparently for MOW work. All in all, this was a pleasant surprise catch. Note "Milwaukee Street" on the streelight. This street borders the ex-Milwuakee CP/TCW line from Exclesior Blved to down by the 169 overpass. Where it becomes another street going south.
Photo Date:  9/26/2008  Upload Date: 9/27/2008 5:56:01 PM
Location:  Hopkins, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  CP 4437(GP38-2) CP 4507(GP38-2)
Views:  413   Comments: 1
Looking North
Title:  Looking North
Description:  A panoramic shot of the UP/CP/PGR line in Rosemount with PGR 38 in the foreground. Green signal was for the northbound UP 3985. The tank car in the center is parked on a piece of track that once formed part of a connection to the long-gone Chicago Great Western mainline in Roseport but now only has a fragment in Rosemount surviving as a spur.
Photo Date:  9/26/2008  Upload Date: 9/27/2008 5:58:34 PM
Location:  Rosemount, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  PGR 38(SW1500)
Views:  296   Comments: 0
The Princess Depots Younger Sibling
Title:  The Princess Depots Younger Sibling
Description:  Here is Progressive Rail's snazzy new depot in Rosemount. It's design harkens back to that of the Princess Depot in Minneapolis' Minnehaha Park. The railroader in the orange vest was there to make sure nobody strayed onto the tracks when the northbound UP 3985 passed through. (For shots of the 3985 here, see my album entitled "Steam Trains").
Photo Date:  9/26/2008  Upload Date: 9/27/2008 5:57:45 PM
Location:  Rosemount, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Proud Partner
Title:  Proud Partner
Description:  Snazzy PGR 38 sits shut off down by the PGR depot in Rosemount. Sporting a sign that proudly touts PGR's partnership with Canadian Pacific. The PGR operates the former Milwaukee "Eagandale" line. Which once connected to downtown St. Paul as part of the I&M division but now is truncated at 494 in Eagan. With a rail trail on the rest of the route.
Photo Date:  9/26/2008  Upload Date: 9/27/2008 5:57:07 PM
Location:  Rosemount, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  PGR 38(SW1500)
Views:  233   Comments: 0
Great Northern Veteran
Title:  Great Northern Veteran
Description:  Despite the MNS-style paint, this PGR unit is former GN! Having survived the changes of mergers and is still going strong today.
Photo Date:  9/26/2008  Upload Date: 9/27/2008 5:59:32 PM
Location:  Rosemount, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  PGR 38(SW1500)
Views:  195   Comments: 0
Great Pumpkins, Charlie Brown
Title:  Great Pumpkins, Charlie Brown
Description:  Three Dash-Nine "Great Pumpkins" are the power at the fingertips of the engineer of this eastbound grain train about to pass under Brown Road in Long Lake.
Photo Date:  10/31/2008  Upload Date: 10/31/2008 7:19:18 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 4140(C44-9W) BNSF 634(C44-9W) BNSF 5459(C44-9W)
Views:  224   Comments: 0
Fitting Colors
Title:  Fitting Colors
Description:  Three "Great Pumpkins", on Halloween? How fitting! These are on the point of an eastbound grain train
Photo Date:  10/31/2008  Upload Date: 10/31/2008 7:19:39 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 4140(C44-9W) BNSF 634(C44-9W) BNSF 5459(C44-9W)
Views:  270   Comments: 0
Passing Trains
Title:  Passing Trains
Description:  This eastbound coal job had been stopped for about an hour on the main track in Long Lake waiting for the westbound general freight on the right to arrive. Finally, the hogger on the coal job was able to coax momentum into his train once again when the meet finally occured and continued on into Minneapolis with their load of Wyoming coal.
Photo Date:  10/31/2008  Upload Date: 10/31/2008 6:58:15 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 6123(ES44AC) BNSF 8893(SD70MAC)
Views:  247   Comments: 0
Passing Each Other By
Title:  Passing Each Other By
Description:  The engineer on an eastbound BNSF coal job gets a wheel into the train after an hour's wait for the general freight at the left to arrive for a meet in Long Lake.
Photo Date:  10/31/2008  Upload Date: 10/31/2008 7:08:01 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 6123(ES44AC) BNSF 8893(SD70MAC)
Views:  188   Comments: 0
The Faded Emblem
Title:  The Faded Emblem
Description:  Here comes a westbound freight that has just met two eastbounds at the siding in Long Lake. The faded BN emblem on the SD60's nose is a poigant reminder of the fading of the Burlington Northern's legacy into the BNSF.
Photo Date:  10/31/2008  Upload Date: 10/31/2008 7:52:48 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8134(SD60M) NS 9121(C40-9W)
Views:  238   Comments: 0
Halloween Westbound
Title:  Halloween Westbound
Description:  Rolling out from beneath the Brown Road overpass is this westbound BNSF general freight with an ex-BN SD60 and a NS dash-nine for power.
Photo Date:  10/31/2008  Upload Date: 10/31/2008 7:53:09 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8134(SD60M) NS 9121(C40-9W)
Views:  192   Comments: 0
First Catch Of 2009!!!!
Title:  First Catch Of 2009!!!!
Description:  Here is a westbound BNSF general freight thundering through Long Lake on a delightful unseaonally mild last day of January. For power, the crew has a quartet of GE's at their disposal. Note the traffic flowing east and west along the finally opened Highway 12 bypass which parallels the BNSF from the western border of Wayzata to the outskirts of Maple Plain. Catching this train marks the start of the 2009 railfan season for me.
Photo Date:  1/31/2009  Upload Date: 1/31/2009 8:14:08 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 6026(ES44AC) BNSF 5931(ES44AC) BNSF 5655(AC44CW) BNSF 5053(C44-9W)
Views:  244   Comments: 0
In The Open Air Tunnel
Title:  In The Open Air Tunnel
Description:  Part two of my first catch for 2009. The sound wall for the Highway 12 bypass/BNSF corridor between Wayzata and Long Lake casts shadows more often than not. Making it look like the motive power pictured here is in some kind of open-air tunnel.
Photo Date:  1/31/2009  Upload Date: 1/31/2009 8:15:35 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 6026(ES44AC) BNSF 5931(ES44AC) BNSF 5655(AC44CW) BNSF 5053(C44-9W)
Views:  223   Comments: 0
ES44's Waitin'
Title:  ES44's Waitin'
Description:  Stopped by red signals, the unseen crew of a westbound general freight waits patiently beneath gloomy March skies with a brace of ES44ACs for power. Since the highway 12 bypass (i.e. "new 12") is now open, I had to hang back by the fence at an emergency access gate to get this shot in a gap between traffic passing east to west. While doing so, the Doobie Brothers tune "Long Train Runnin'" was chugging along on my MP3 player. Get down, man.
Photo Date:  3/5/2009  Upload Date: 3/6/2009 10:28:23 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 6074(ES44AC) BNSF 6202(ES44AC)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
Baggage Carts At The Depot
Title:  Baggage Carts At The Depot
Description:  These two baggage carts on the eastern side of the station have been here ever since I was a kid back in the 1980's.
Photo Date:  3/21/2009  Upload Date: 3/21/2009 10:33:39 PM
Location:  Wayzata, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Bell On Wayzata Depot Grounds
Title:  Bell On Wayzata Depot Grounds
Description:  There used to be a small plaque affixed to this describing who it was in honor of, but it has gone missing. Noe the BN and NP hearalds. Presumably this is for a veteran NP/BN railroader with Wayzata ties?
Photo Date:  3/21/2009  Upload Date: 3/21/2009 10:33:12 PM
Location:  Wayzata, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Goin' To Get Some Coffee In Wayzata
Title:  Goin' To Get Some Coffee In Wayzata
Description:  After this eastbound was into the hole, I overheard a scanner conversation between the hogger and the dispatcher. Hogger said that, as they would be in the hole awhile, the crew would go get some coffee while in Wayzata.
Photo Date:  3/21/2009  Upload Date: 3/21/2009 10:36:02 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5063(C44-9W) BNSF 5172(C44-9W)
Views:  128   Comments: 0
Eastbound General Freight Headin' Into The Hole
Title:  Eastbound General Freight Headin' Into The Hole
Description:  Here an eastbound BNSF general freight takes the siding while motorists drive by on the Highway 12 bypass oblivious to the grand sight.
Photo Date:  3/21/2009  Upload Date: 3/21/2009 10:35:33 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5172(C44-9W) BNSF 5063(C44-9W)
Views:  177   Comments: 0
East Side Of The Station
Title:  East Side Of The Station
Description:  The east side of the Wayzata depot.
Photo Date:  3/21/2009  Upload Date: 3/21/2009 10:34:02 PM
Location:  Wayzata, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Herzog MOW Vehicle
Title:  Herzog MOW Vehicle
Description:  This and some other narly Herzo MOW stuff was on the hind end of this eastbound BNSF freight taking the siding this day.
Photo Date:  3/21/2009  Upload Date: 3/21/2009 10:50:41 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Views:  105   Comments: 0
Herzog MOW Train?
Title:  Herzog MOW Train?
Description:  This appears to be a whole self-contained Herzog MOW train hitching a ride on this eastbound BNSF manifest. Anyone know what it does?
Photo Date:  3/21/2009  Upload Date: 3/21/2009 10:51:04 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Views:  99   Comments: 0
The Lake Minnetonka Side Of The Station.
Title:  The Lake Minnetonka Side Of The Station.
Description:  The Lake Minnetonka side of the Wayzata depot.
Photo Date:  3/21/2009  Upload Date: 3/21/2009 10:32:17 PM
Location:  Wayzata, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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The Wayzata Depot Train Order Signal
Title:  The Wayzata Depot Train Order Signal
Description:  The train order signal for the Wayzata depot remains on the grounds to this day. Albiet on seperate display on the grounds facing Wayzata Bay of Lake Minnetonka.
Photo Date:  3/21/2009  Upload Date: 3/21/2009 10:34:34 PM
Location:  Wayzata, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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North And West Side Of The Station
Title:  North And West Side Of The Station
Description:  Here is a view of both the north and the west side of the Wazyata depot. The Chamber of Commerce occupies the western half. The Wayzata Historical Society the eastern. Thank goodness this gem survived the end of passenger service and still stands by an active rail line. In this case the old Great Northern mainline.
Photo Date:  3/21/2009  Upload Date: 3/21/2009 10:35:05 PM
Location:  Wayzata, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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An EMD and A GE Passing Underneath Brown Road
Title:  An EMD and A GE Passing Underneath Brown Road
Description:  The westbound empty unit coal train continues west. Passing beneath the Brown Road bridge over the BNSF/Highway 12 bypass corridor.
Photo Date:  3/22/2009  Upload Date: 3/22/2009 9:44:48 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9302(SD70ACe) BNSF 5629(AC44CW)
Views:  194   Comments: 0
 ... Trains, And Automobiles
Title:  ... Trains, And Automobiles
Description:  A westbound empty unit coal train charges through Long Lake as an automobile on the Highway 12 bypass heads in the opposite direction.
Photo Date:  3/22/2009  Upload Date: 3/22/2009 9:44:09 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9302(SD70ACe) BNSF 5629(AC44CW)
Views:  184   Comments: 0
Thuroughbreds A-Rollin' Around The Bend
Title:  Thuroughbreds A-Rollin' Around The Bend
Description:  Here comes an eastbound baretable train with a pair of NS units for power. This picture-perfect curve can be viewed from the Old Crystal Bay Road bridge over the Wayzata sub in Orono.
Photo Date:  3/28/2009  Upload Date: 3/28/2009 7:37:01 PM
Location:  Orono, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  NS 2730(SD70M-2) NS 9649(C40-9W)
Views:  152   Comments: 0
Racing By The Flow Of Autos
Title:  Racing By The Flow Of Autos
Description:  The eastbound baretable job with NS power at the disposal of the BNSF crew races effortlessly past the flow of auots going east and west on the Highway 12 bypass. The border between Orono/Long Lake is in the distance at the Willow Drive bridge. Once this train got to Minneapolis, there would be a crew change at Boom Island before the train continued on to it's destination.
Photo Date:  3/28/2009  Upload Date: 3/28/2009 7:37:44 PM
Location:  Orono, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  NS 2730(SD70M-2) NS 9649(C40-9W)
Views:  148   Comments: 0
Is This NS Country?
Title:  Is This NS Country?
Description:  Judging by the power on this eastbound baretable job, one would think they were in NS country. Not BNSF. The train is about to duck under Old Crystal Bay road.
Photo Date:  3/28/2009  Upload Date: 3/28/2009 7:37:21 PM
Location:  Orono, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  NS 2730(SD70M-2) NS 9649(C40-9W)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
Old Bridges On Steel Wheels
Title:  Old Bridges On Steel Wheels
Description:  I wonder where these old bridge spans came from, why there were parked here, and where they were going. Curious.
Photo Date:  4/3/2009  Upload Date: 4/4/2009 7:37:22 PM
Location:  Saint Louis Park, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Views:  143   Comments: 1
Cedar Lake Junction Today
Title:  Cedar Lake Junction Today
Description:  Here is what Cedar Lake Junction, once home of the Cedar Lake shops of the Minneapolis and St. Louis, looks like today. One track, but a track that still beats with life. As the red signals at the junction with the BNSF Wayzata sub demonstrates.
Photo Date:  4/3/2009  Upload Date: 4/4/2009 7:11:42 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Warbonnet And A Heritage II
Title:  Warbonnet And A Heritage II
Description:  The crew of an eastbound general freight waits aboard BNSF Warbonnet 773 down by the County Road 15 bridge. Ol' Leland K.'s paint job sure looks good even with "BNSF" on the long hood.
Photo Date:  4/3/2009  Upload Date: 4/4/2009 7:38:07 PM
Location:  Wayzata, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 773(C44-9W) BNSF 5007(C44-9W)
Views:  206   Comments: 0
Viva The Soo Line!
Title:  Viva The Soo Line!
Description:  This picture just shouts "Viva the Soo Line!" it is so evocative of it's glory days. Here todays CP/Soo MN&S 0630 rolls north across the bridge spanning the BNSF Wayzata sub and the Cedar Lake trail with one ribside covered hopper in tow and a pair of veteran Soo units at the disposal of the crew. My own motive power -my bicycle- is in the foreground.
Photo Date:  4/3/2009  Upload Date: 4/4/2009 7:37:43 PM
Location:  Saint Louis Park, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  SOO 4424(GP38-2) SOO 4448(GP38-2)
Views:  228   Comments: 2
Lo And Behold!
Title:  Lo And Behold!
Description:  This spur track can be found just east of the Hwy 100 bridge over the BNSF Wayzata sub & the Cedar Lake Trail. Usually I find nothing on it, but today was different: Three TOFC flats -two TTX, one BNSF- with three old bridge spans on them.
Photo Date:  4/3/2009  Upload Date: 4/4/2009 7:16:57 PM
Location:  Saint Louis Park, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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TC&W On The Louie
Title:  TC&W On The Louie
Description:  Crossing 21st Street West a block from Cedar Lake's famous (or infamous if you prefer) Hidden Beach, TC&W's ILSX unit and a pair of thieir new GP39-2s are being nursed along by the hogger at 10 MPH along the sole existing ex-Minneapolis and St. Louis track in this area. This part of the line is known now as the Bass Lake Spur, with a 10 MPH speed limit.
Photo Date:  4/3/2009  Upload Date: 4/4/2009 7:12:15 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  ILSX 1389(GP39-2) TCWR 2300(GP39-2) TCWR 2301(GP39-2)
Views:  464   Comments: 2
Rolling By Where There Were Many Tracks Once Upon A Time
Title:  Rolling By Where There Were Many Tracks Once Upon A Time
Description:  The returning St. Paul Turn lesuirely rolls along at 10 MPH past where, on the left, was once solid tracks in the M&ST.L's Kenwood yard. Today a trail is what occupies most of the site save for a sole surviving mainline track. Making for easy railfanning on public property once privately owned by the Louie and, later, the Chicago and North Western. Interesting to relate: When the Minnesota Valley Railway once interchanged with the Soo and the CNW in this area, their motive power laid over on a now-gone siding in this location awaiting the arrival of the CNW with their portion of the interchange. Shame that short line is now gone. Would loved to have seen that.
Photo Date:  4/3/2009  Upload Date: 4/4/2009 7:16:39 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  ILSX 1389(GP39-2) TCWR 2301(GP39-2) TCWR 2300(GP39-2)
Views:  445   Comments: 0
Dash-Nine Duo Dropping Downgrade
Title:  Dash-Nine Duo Dropping Downgrade
Description:  There is a slight grade between Willow Drive on the Long Lake/Orono border to the signals west of the Old Crystal Bay road bridge (visible in the distance) in Orono. This Easter evening witnesss a short eastbound freight with a pair of dash-nines at the disposal of the crew dropping down this grade as they prepare to cross into Long Lake.
Photo Date:  4/12/2009  Upload Date: 4/12/2009 9:24:09 PM
Location:  Orono, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 998(C44-9W) BNSF 4071(C44-9W)
Views:  178   Comments: 0
Easter Train!!!!
Title:  Easter Train!!!!
Description:  I had been having a dry spell catch-wise over my three day Easter weekend holiday. But Easter evening I hit paydirt first with this eastbound freight which was slowly entering Long Lake to take the siding so as to meet a westbound which soon became my second catch. Brown Road is the bridge in the distance.
Photo Date:  4/12/2009  Upload Date: 4/12/2009 9:25:47 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 4071(C44-9W) BNSF 998(C44-9W)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
Thuroughbred Stampede
Title:  Thuroughbred Stampede
Description:  A westbound mixed freight with NS units for power stampedes for the signals at the western end of the siding that stretches from east Long Lake to western Wayzata. Alas, I was unable to get the number of the NS unit trailing the 2570. Anybody know what model it is?
Photo Date:  4/12/2009  Upload Date: 4/12/2009 10:05:47 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  NS 2570(SD70)
Views:  71   Comments: 0
With An Ex-Conrail Unit In The Lead
Title:  With An Ex-Conrail Unit In The Lead
Description:  The BNSF crew has the cab of an ex-Conrail SD70 as their rolling home-away-from home this Easter evening with another NS unit strung "elephant-style" behind it on the point of a westbound general freight.
Photo Date:  4/12/2009  Upload Date: 4/12/2009 10:04:33 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  NS 2570(SD70)
Views:  77   Comments: 0
Thuroughbreds Under The Luce
Title:  Thuroughbreds Under The Luce
Description:  A westbound BNSF mixed freight with a pair of NS power for the crew passes beneath the Luce Line trail bridge.
Photo Date:  4/12/2009  Upload Date: 4/12/2009 9:26:09 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  NS 2570(SD70)
Views:  86   Comments: 0
Coal Train A'Comin'!
Title:  Coal Train A'Comin'!
Description:  Barreling west along the Wayzata sub, a westbound coal train with a pair of SD70MAC's for power splits the signals as it rushes for the Brown Road underpass.
Photo Date:  4/16/2009  Upload Date: 4/16/2009 7:08:51 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9679(SD70MAC)
Views:  96   Comments: 0
Smoke It Up!
Title:  Smoke It Up!
Description:  Boy were the crew of the 9679 blowing the carbon out but good! Away their MAC duo goes. Having passed beneath Brown Road and now charging for the Williow Drive underpass at the Long Lake/Orono border. Meanwhile, traffic on the Highway 12 bypass flows on oblivious to the good show on the tracks.
Photo Date:  4/16/2009  Upload Date: 4/16/2009 7:09:34 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8933(SD70MAC) BNSF 9679(SD70MAC)
Views:  127   Comments: 0
Smokey MAC's
Title:  Smokey MAC's
Description:  Making enough smoke to make a steam engine proud, the pair of MAC's at the head end of this empty westbound coal job on the Wayzata sub is about to duck under Brown Road. Even without it's BN herald the Grinstien Green paint on the 9679 still looks good even today. Over ten years after the BN/ATSF merger.
Photo Date:  4/16/2009  Upload Date: 4/16/2009 7:09:10 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9679(SD70MAC) BNSF 8933(SD70MAC)
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Charging For Wayzata
Title:  Charging For Wayzata
Description:  Away goes this Norfolk Southern trio. Racing for the Luce Line trail bridge and the Wayzata/Long Lake border. Behind the NS 2591 are a pair of plaine-jane NS SD70s. On days like these you'd think you were east of Chicago on the old Conrail lines rather than in the Gopher State, which is just fine by this railfan. Why go to the railroad when the railroad can come to you, hey?
Photo Date:  4/17/2009  Upload Date: 4/17/2009 10:08:55 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  NS 2579(SD70) NS 2591(SD70M)
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Norfolk Southern Thunder!
Title:  Norfolk Southern Thunder!
Description:  The sound of crickets and frogs anticipating the potential for rain and the noise of traffic on the Highway 12 bypass is suddenly shattered in dramatic fashion by this train on a gorgeous summer-like April afternoon. The crew of this eastbound mixed freight have themselves a trio of NS units for power with SD70M 2591 as the lead unit. Here they are splitting the signals in Long Lake as they race for Wayzata.
Photo Date:  4/17/2009  Upload Date: 4/17/2009 10:08:27 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  NS 2591(SD70M)
Views:  77   Comments: 0


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