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By:Tony Held
Dates:1/1/2005 - 9/5/2020
Album Info:Views of the Hiawatha LRT line and the under construction Central Corridor LRT route in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
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A View From The Railfan's Seat
Title:  A View From The Railfan's Seat
Description:  The "railfan seat" on an LRT or streetcar is the one directly behind the driver, in which you can get a view over their shoulder of the line ahead. In this shot, we are approaching the curve before the Bloomington Central station on a pleasant early October Saturday afternoon.
Photo Date:  10/8/2005  Upload Date: 3/30/2008 8:58:11 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Views:  202   Comments: 0
Northbound LRT at Downtown East/Metrodome station
Title:  Northbound LRT at Downtown East/Metrodome station
Description:  A northbound LRT makes it's stop at the Downtown East/Metrodome station.
Photo Date:  10/22/2005  Upload Date: 3/30/2008 8:59:00 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Views:  137   Comments: 0
MTC 120 at Nicollet Mall station.
Title:  MTC 120 at Nicollet Mall station.
Description:  A portrait from the Hiawatha Line in downtown Minneapolis.
Photo Date:  10/22/2005  Upload Date: 10/14/2006 2:12:02 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  MTC 120(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  354   Comments: 1
Swinging Onto The Reborn Milwaukee Road
Title:  Swinging Onto The Reborn Milwaukee Road
Description:  This southbound LRT departing Downtown East/ Metrodome Station is swinging onto where the tracks occupy the old Milwuakee Road passenger line right-of-way that once connected to the now-landlocked Milwuakee Road depot on Washington Avenue. Sure is nice to see this right-of-way sporting rails again!
Photo Date:  10/22/2005  Upload Date: 3/30/2008 8:59:16 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Views:  164   Comments: 0
Two-car LRT At Lake Street/Midtown Station
Title:  Two-car LRT At Lake Street/Midtown Station
Description:  A two-car LRT set southbound for the airport and Mall of America gets ready to depart from the elevated Lake Street/ Midtown station at Lake street in southeast Minneapolis.
Photo Date:  2/25/2006  Upload Date: 3/30/2008 9:08:49 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Views:  119   Comments: 0
Northbound LRT Viewed From Block E
Title:  Northbound LRT Viewed From Block E
Description:  Back when Hennepin Avenue station was the last stop northbound before the line was extended to Target Field and the Northstar Commuter line, an LRT wrapped for Target cools its heels before the driver takes it on the next southbound run.
Photo Date:  7/29/2006  Upload Date: 3/1/2012 5:11:17 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Views:  99   Comments: 0
MTC 108B at Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue station.
Title:  MTC 108B at Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue station.
Description:  Here is MTC LRT 108B at the Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue station on Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis on a gorgeous summer Saturday afternoon.
Photo Date:  8/5/2006  Upload Date: 10/16/2006 4:45:55 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  MTC 108(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  334   Comments: 1
Qwest advertising MTC 108B and plain LRT sister.
Title:  Qwest advertising MTC 108B and plain LRT sister.
Description:  Awaiting departure for Mall of America on this cold December Saturday is this colorful two LRT car train at Warehouse/Henneopin Avenue station in Minneapolis at the north end of the Hiawatha LRT line.
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:36:01 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  MTC 108(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  307   Comments: 1
Northbound twin LRT set at Government Plaza Station
Title:  Northbound twin LRT set at Government Plaza Station
Description:  Pausing at Government Plaza station is LRT 113A and a sister unit on a two car Route 55 train. The grey skies hint of an impending winter storm only an hour away as the train nears the end of it's northbound run from the Mall Of America.
Photo Date:  12/30/2006  Upload Date: 12/30/2006 5:41:59 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  MTC 113A(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  329   Comments: 1
Arriving At The Soon-To-Be Second To Last Northbound Stop
Title:  Arriving At The Soon-To-Be Second To Last Northbound Stop
Description:  A two car LRT set with a colorful one "wrapped" in a promotional paint job for Sun Country Airlines (apt, given the Hiawatha serves Mpls/St. Paul International) rolls in to the Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue station. Soon to be the second-to-last stop when the extension to the Northstar Corridor (and, yes, that monstrosity known as Target Field) is completed.
Photo Date:  4/23/2009  Upload Date: 4/23/2009 9:34:08 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Locomotives:  MTC 114(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  159   Comments: 0
Plain Jane LRT
Title:  Plain Jane LRT
Description:  A plain Jane LRT and a more colorful one up front rest at Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue after their journey north from the Mall of America.
Photo Date:  4/23/2009  Upload Date: 4/23/2009 9:34:40 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Views:  124   Comments: 0
Come Fly With Me
Title:  Come Fly With Me
Description:  Now there is a colorful LRT car. This one is all dolled-up promoting Sun Country airlines. It and a plainer LRT car behind it have just arrived at Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue on a glorious late April afternoon.
Photo Date:  4/23/2009  Upload Date: 4/23/2009 9:35:08 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Views:  122   Comments: 0
Right On Cue
Title:  Right On Cue
Description:  A two car plain MTC paint LRT train glides into American Boulevard station as the flash from my camera is reflected in the windshield. I deliberately composed this shot to include the sign on the right.
Photo Date:  5/30/2011  Upload Date: 6/4/2011 10:38:46 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  MTC 120(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  148   Comments: 0
Arriving Amidst Warning
Title:  Arriving Amidst Warning
Description:  As this MOA-bound two car LRT pulled into 28th Avenue station, a severe t-storm warning was playing on the loudspeakers and ticking beneath the clocks. Nothing, however, was happening where I was, so we got lucky.
Photo Date:  5/30/2011  Upload Date: 6/4/2011 10:35:50 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Views:  140   Comments: 0
Minneapolis Ho
Title:  Minneapolis Ho
Description:  The northbound LRT from the MOA comes into 28th Avenue two minutes after advertised on the schedule at the station (i.e. 11:06 as opposed to 11:03). I only planned to ride for a couple stops, though.
Photo Date:  5/30/2011  Upload Date: 5/31/2011 10:39:48 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  MTC 121(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  178   Comments: 0
Plain Paint
Title:  Plain Paint
Description:  The second LRT car of a MOA-bound train wears the plain paint that used to be seen more often than the "wrapped" car ahead of it. Train is at 28th Avenue station.
Photo Date:  5/30/2011  Upload Date: 6/4/2011 10:29:37 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  MTC 119(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  126   Comments: 0
Colorful Job
Title:  Colorful Job
Description:  Amazing how anyone can see out of the second car of a Minneapolis-bound LRT stopped at 28th Avenue station.
Photo Date:  5/30/2011  Upload Date: 6/4/2011 10:32:11 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  MTC 127(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  163   Comments: 0
South Platform American Boulevard Station
Title:  South Platform American Boulevard Station
Description:  The second car of the two-car Mall of America bound Route 55 train is captured at the south platform of the American Blvd station. From here I rode back to my car at 28th Avenue after taking the train from there to save the hassle of trying to find at place to park at Fort Snelling National Cemetery this Memorial Day.
Photo Date:  5/30/2011  Upload Date: 6/4/2011 10:42:20 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  MTC 118(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  125   Comments: 0
Swinging Over 55
Title:  Swinging Over 55
Description:  A two-car Route 55 LRT heads across Highway 55 beneath unusually dreary late June skies.
Photo Date:  6/25/2011  Upload Date: 6/26/2011 7:45:36 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Views:  114   Comments: 0
Under Construction
Title:  Under Construction
Description:  A glimpse of the work being done on University Avenue for the Central LRT line as viewed from the intersection of University Avenue and Transfer Road.
Photo Date:  10/29/2011  Upload Date: 10/30/2011 2:28:49 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Views:  114   Comments: 0
Unwrapped LRTs!
Title:  Unwrapped LRTs!
Description:  An "unwrapped" trio of LRT cars pauses at Ft. Snelling. I rode this baby up from the Lindbergh Terminal stop. Don't forget about the sign to the left, folks!
Photo Date:  12/4/2011  Upload Date: 12/4/2011 7:46:08 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  MTC 118(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  126   Comments: 0
Says It All
Title:  Says It All
Description:  This sign says "This must be the joint" to LRT travelers here.
Photo Date:  12/4/2011  Upload Date: 12/4/2011 7:27:37 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Views:  112   Comments: 0
Green Light Go!
Title:  Green Light Go!
Description:  A snow-speckled signal at the Ft. Snelling LRT depot shines green in anticipation of the arrival of the next northbound to downtown Minneapolis.
Photo Date:  12/4/2011  Upload Date: 12/4/2011 7:21:50 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Views:  101   Comments: 0
Wow!
Title:  Wow!
Description:  A look up the northbound track at the underground Lindbergh Terminal LRT station.
Photo Date:  12/4/2011  Upload Date: 12/4/2011 7:27:59 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Views:  105   Comments: 0
"Paid Fare Zone"
Title:  "Paid Fare Zone"
Description:  A sign gives out sage advice as a northbound LRT arrives at Ft. Snelling station.
Photo Date:  12/4/2011  Upload Date: 12/4/2011 7:34:38 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  MTC 122(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  122   Comments: 0
This Is The Big Apple?
Title:  This Is The Big Apple?
Description:  In a scene fit for a New York City subway, a northbound LRT arrives at the Lindbergh Terminal station buried deep beneath the airport.
Photo Date:  12/4/2011  Upload Date: 12/4/2011 7:22:21 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  MTC 107(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  140   Comments: 0
Coming Up For Air
Title:  Coming Up For Air
Description:  A northbound LRT nears the end of the tunnel under the airport.
Photo Date:  12/4/2011  Upload Date: 12/4/2011 7:41:21 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Views:  103   Comments: 0
Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow
Title:  Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow
Description:  The train I rode up from Lindbergh Terminal after hopping a southbound at Ft. Snelling resumes its journey without me towards downtown.
Photo Date:  12/4/2011  Upload Date: 12/4/2011 7:46:30 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  MTC 118(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  120   Comments: 0
Minneapolis Ho!
Title:  Minneapolis Ho!
Description:  A plain-jane LRT brings up the rear of two "wrapped" for Qwest cars as the train hums north from Ft. Snelling.
Photo Date:  12/4/2011  Upload Date: 12/4/2011 7:35:20 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  MTC 125(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  130   Comments: 0
Qwest Cars
Title:  Qwest Cars
Description:  The first two cars on a three-car northbound LRT stopping at Ft. Snelling station are "wrapped" for Qwest ones.
Photo Date:  12/4/2011  Upload Date: 12/4/2011 7:34:58 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  MTC 119(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  139   Comments: 0
Farewell Fort Snelling
Title:  Farewell Fort Snelling
Description:  The driver of a southbound LRT just stopped for the Ft. Snelling station stop begins to accelerate away on the trip south to the mega mall on a cold, grey day fit for the Twin Cities in winter.
Photo Date:  12/4/2011  Upload Date: 12/4/2011 7:15:20 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Views:  86   Comments: 0
Into The Tunnel
Title:  Into The Tunnel
Description:  A southbound LRT plunges under the Minneapolis/St. Paul International airport.
Photo Date:  12/4/2011  Upload Date: 12/4/2011 7:42:02 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Views:  82   Comments: 0
Southbound Through The Snow
Title:  Southbound Through The Snow
Description:  A southbound LRT races away from the Ft. Snelling station through an urban winter scene painted in snow the night before.
Photo Date:  12/4/2011  Upload Date: 12/4/2011 7:16:00 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Views:  90   Comments: 0
Buses And LRTs
Title:  Buses And LRTs
Description:  The second of a two-car LRT set awaits departure north to Minneapolis as a Minnesota Valley Transit Authority bus arrives at the Mall of America station in the left background.
Photo Date:  1/30/2012  Upload Date: 1/31/2012 2:03:16 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  MTC 101(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  152   Comments: 0
National Guard Scheme
Title:  National Guard Scheme
Description:  The first of a two-car LRT set arriving at Mall of America station is "wrapped" in a paint scheme promoting the National Guard.
Photo Date:  1/30/2012  Upload Date: 1/31/2012 1:53:54 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  MTC 113(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  114   Comments: 0
We're There
Title:  We're There
Description:  The southbound LRT stops at last at its final destination on its trip south from Target Field station in Minneapolis: the Mall of America.
Photo Date:  1/30/2012  Upload Date: 1/31/2012 1:54:15 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  MTC 124(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  134   Comments: 0
Almost There
Title:  Almost There
Description:  This southbound LRT has but a few hundred more feet to go before it arrives at the Mall of America station as dusk descends outside in the background.
Photo Date:  1/30/2012  Upload Date: 1/31/2012 1:50:52 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Easing Up To The Signal
Title:  Easing Up To The Signal
Description:  The driver of this northbound two-car LRT eases his train up to the red signal prior to departing north minutes before a southbound LRT arrives during the waning minutes of daylight on a remarkably mild second-to-last day of January.
Photo Date:  1/30/2012  Upload Date: 1/31/2012 2:03:35 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  MTC 111(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  119   Comments: 0
National Guard!
Title:  National Guard!
Description:  An LRT car wrapped for the national guard is tail end-Charlie on a three-car northbound LRT about to depart Bloomington Central as fast as it arrived.
Photo Date:  2/7/2012  Upload Date: 2/9/2012 4:22:49 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  MTC 113(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  132   Comments: 0
Healthy Living
Title:  Healthy Living
Description:  The second LRT car of a three-car southbound LRT sports a colorful paint job promoting "healthy living" as it arrives at Bloomington Central.
Photo Date:  2/7/2012  Upload Date: 2/9/2012 4:25:48 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  MTC 115(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  123   Comments: 0
Southbound At Bloomington Central
Title:  Southbound At Bloomington Central
Description:  A three-car LRT train arrives at Bloomington Central on the last miles to MOA station.
Photo Date:  2/7/2012  Upload Date: 2/9/2012 4:24:16 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  MTC 117(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  117   Comments: 0
Into The Setting Sun
Title:  Into The Setting Sun
Description:  A portrait of the third LRT of a three LRT-car southbound light rail train as it arrives at Bloomington Central amidst the setting sun.
Photo Date:  2/7/2012  Upload Date: 2/9/2012 4:26:07 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  MTC 112(Flexity Swift LRT)
Views:  155   Comments: 0
Compensation For The Great Train Store
Title:  Compensation For The Great Train Store
Description:  As the sun sets on a Tuesday evening, a two-car northbound LRT crosses 24th Avenue south as it departs Mall of America bound for Target Field station in Minneapolis. Picture was taken from the south side of the east parking ramp. Random thought: the LRT now calling here makes up for there no longer being a Great Train Store at MOA!
Photo Date:  4/3/2012  Upload Date: 4/4/2012 3:27:35 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Views:  128   Comments: 0
Waiting For The Northbound To Clear
Title:  Waiting For The Northbound To Clear
Description:  A three-car LRT train with the lead LRT in plain MTC paint and the trailing ones "wrapped" for the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living store at MOA and for an advertising campaign for Montana waits for a northbound two-car LRT to clear before proceeding into MOA station.
Photo Date:  4/10/2012  Upload Date: 4/12/2012 8:35:55 AM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Views:  88   Comments: 0
Matched Sets!
Title:  Matched Sets!
Description:  A perfectly matched pair of two-car LRT lashups -the lead LRT's "wrapped" for American Family Insurance, the trailing ones in plain MTC paint- meet as the northbound of the pair departs MOA station crossing 24th avenue as it emerges from the transit center below the east parking ramp.
Photo Date:  4/10/2012  Upload Date: 4/12/2012 8:37:30 AM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Views:  86   Comments: 0
Minneapolis Bound
Title:  Minneapolis Bound
Description:  After passing its southbound cousin, a two-car LRT with the lead car "wrapped" for American Family Insurace and a plain MTC paint one trailing heads up the line bound for Minneapolis from MOA station as viewed from the east parking ramp.
Photo Date:  4/10/2012  Upload Date: 4/12/2012 8:37:44 AM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Views:  83   Comments: 0
Plain Duo
Title:  Plain Duo
Description:  A two-car LRT set in plain MTC paint passes one of the many parking lots that can be found near Minneapolis/St. Paul International airport as it heads for downtown Minneapolis.
Photo Date:  4/10/2012  Upload Date: 4/12/2012 8:37:55 AM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Views:  90   Comments: 0
Crossing 24th Avenue
Title:  Crossing 24th Avenue
Description:  The plain MTC paint lead LRT of a three LRT set departing northbound for Minneapolis eases across 24th Avenue on a mild Monday evening in late May.
Photo Date:  5/21/2012  Upload Date: 5/21/2012 10:46:53 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Views:  90   Comments: 0
Wrapped LRT In The Middle
Title:  Wrapped LRT In The Middle
Description:  A beer brand-wrapped LRT is sandwhiched between two plain-painted ones on this northbound train just out of the Mall of America.
Photo Date:  5/21/2012  Upload Date: 5/21/2012 10:49:22 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Views:  97   Comments: 0
Amidst The Hotels
Title:  Amidst The Hotels
Description:  A wrapped LRT and a plain-painted compatriot make up this two-car southbound LRT about to stop at the American Blvd station nestled amidst the hotels near the airport.
Photo Date:  6/13/2012  Upload Date: 6/14/2012 7:55:18 AM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Views:  92   Comments: 0


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