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By:SDfourD Photography
Dates:8/11/2008 - 7/2/2008
Album Info:CP Trains through the Metro commonly with CP,SOO, and UP power. CEFX locomotives are also quite common.
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SOO 4427
Title:  SOO 4427
Description:  Humboldt One heads up to Shoreham, only to turn its train so it will be facing the opposite direction on the way back, to ease switching the Grove.
Photo Date:  7/2/2008  Upload Date: 7/2/2008 10:53:22 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  SOO 4427(GP38-2)
Views:  175   Comments: 0
SOO 1546
Title:  SOO 1546
Description:  Ex MILW 480.
Photo Date:  7/2/2008  Upload Date: 7/2/2008 10:53:46 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  SOO 1546(MP15AC)
Views:  251   Comments: 1
CP 490
Title:  CP 490
Description:  CP 490 has two UP units this morning, always a good thing to this endless stream of CP AC's and GEVO's.
Photo Date:  7/2/2008  Upload Date: 7/2/2008 10:54:18 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  UP 7629(AC45CCTE)
Views:  173   Comments: 1
CP 490
Title:  CP 490
Description:  A nice matched set of yellow sill'd UP units on 490 today.
Photo Date:  7/2/2008  Upload Date: 7/2/2008 10:54:51 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  UP 7629(AC45CCTE)
Views:  196   Comments: 1
UP 2492
Title:  UP 2492
Description:  Not that I mind, but it seems everyday now I see a UP SD60M.
Photo Date:  7/2/2008  Upload Date: 7/2/2008 10:55:47 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  UP 2492(SD60M)
Views:  189   Comments: 0
CP 183
Title:  CP 183
Description:  One awesome consist for 183 this morning! That GCFX adds some nice color to it also.
Photo Date:  7/4/2008  Upload Date: 7/6/2008 4:39:39 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  SOO 6041(SD60)
Views:  266   Comments: 3
GCFX 3060
Title:  GCFX 3060
Description:  After a month and about 10 days, I finally get to see another GCFX. This is going to be even more rare, as the CP is storing around half of them because of the lull in traffic volumes.
Photo Date:  7/4/2008  Upload Date: 7/6/2008 4:40:30 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  GCFX 3060(SD40-2)
Views:  119   Comments: 1
GCFX 3060
Title:  GCFX 3060
Description:  One pretty engine, and long retired from the CNW.
Photo Date:  7/4/2008  Upload Date: 7/6/2008 4:41:14 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GCFX 3060(SD40-2)
Views:  139   Comments: 1
CP 5743
Title:  CP 5743
Description:  The HAT has the usual good power and the usual junk train.
Photo Date:  7/4/2008  Upload Date: 7/6/2008 4:42:45 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CP 5743(SD40-2)
Views:  177   Comments: 1
SOO 4431
Title:  SOO 4431
Description:  Heat ripples through the air as the two conductors protect the rearwords movement of Humboldt 1.
Photo Date:  7/5/2008  Upload Date: 7/6/2008 5:43:01 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  SOO 4431(GP38-2)
Views:  242   Comments: 0
CP 496
Title:  CP 496
Description:  496 is a rare dissapointment today. No UP or other interesting power, just a pair of 44's.
Photo Date:  7/5/2008  Upload Date: 7/6/2008 5:43:56 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CP 9726(AC44CW)
Views:  155   Comments: 0
CP 498
Title:  CP 498
Description:  Train 498 crests the hill and will soon enter the BN at University for the last leg to Saint Paul.
Photo Date:  7/6/2008  Upload Date: 7/6/2008 10:07:46 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CP 8811(ES44AC)
Views:  176   Comments: 0
CP 497
Title:  CP 497
Description:  After 498 cleared, the counterpart entered Shoreham with a pair of CEFX's.
Photo Date:  7/6/2008  Upload Date: 7/6/2008 10:08:26 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CEFX 105(SD9043MAC)
Views:  262   Comments: 2
CEFX 1036
Title:  CEFX 1036
Description:  This day seemed to be filled with CEFX's. I shot two of each (the MAC's and the AC44's) with only 4 CP trains, and they were leading 3 times.
Photo Date:  7/6/2008  Upload Date: 7/6/2008 10:08:53 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CEFX 1036(AC44CW)
Views:  191   Comments: 0
CP 6038
Title:  CP 6038
Description:  A dirty and faded CP SD40-2 is the second motor.
Photo Date:  7/6/2008  Upload Date: 7/6/2008 10:09:16 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6038(SD40-2)
Views:  301   Comments: 0
CP 183
Title:  CP 183
Description:  A pair of non-multimarks are paired on 183.
Photo Date:  7/9/2008  Upload Date: 7/9/2008 9:19:08 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 5930(SD40-2)
Views:  120   Comments: 0
CP 5643
Title:  CP 5643
Description:  Trailing on the 183.
Photo Date:  7/9/2008  Upload Date: 7/9/2008 9:19:36 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CP 5643(SD40-2)
Views:  146   Comments: 1
SOO 1546
Title:  SOO 1546
Description:  Humboldt 1.
Photo Date:  7/9/2008  Upload Date: 7/9/2008 9:20:06 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 1546(MP15AC)
Views:  251   Comments: 0
SOO 6033
Title:  SOO 6033
Description:  A pair of SD60's await a new crew at Cardigan Jct.
Photo Date:  7/10/2008  Upload Date: 7/11/2008 12:34:00 PM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  SOO 6033(SD60)
Views:  328   Comments: 0
Transfer 1
Title:  Transfer 1
Description:  A nice pair of GP38-2's are the power for Transfer 1 this afternoon. This is the first time Ive ever seen a bandit on this job.
Photo Date:  7/10/2008  Upload Date: 7/11/2008 12:34:39 PM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CP 4404(GP38-2)
Views:  218   Comments: 0
SOO 114
Title:  SOO 114
Description:  The rear of Transfer one passes what once was a useful set of signs. With the purchase of the Milwaukee Road and the Depot being torn down, its just a sad memory of what once was the mighty Soo's mainline from Shoreham to Stevens Point.
Photo Date:  7/10/2008  Upload Date: 7/11/2008 12:35:07 PM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  162   Comments: 0
CP 292
Title:  CP 292
Description:  A single unit works all cylinders, lifting this lengthy train towards Saint Paul.
Photo Date:  7/10/2008  Upload Date: 7/11/2008 12:35:37 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 9659(AC44CW)
Views:  172   Comments: 1
SOO 6026 East
Title:  SOO 6026 East
Description:  The same two SD60's from yesterdays Dresser Turn take a new trainset back East to be loaded again.
Photo Date:  7/11/2008  Upload Date: 7/11/2008 12:44:08 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6026(SD60)
Views:  167   Comments: 0
CP 290
Title:  CP 290
Description:  290 has an awesome consist today, consisting of a rebuilt GP50 as the second unit. Its nice to see a pair of new schemes together that arent only GEVO's.
Photo Date:  7/11/2008  Upload Date: 7/11/2008 12:44:32 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8806(ES44AC)
Views:  183   Comments: 0
CP 4520
Title:  CP 4520
Description:  A very cool rebuild is second out today.
Photo Date:  7/11/2008  Upload Date: 7/11/2008 12:44:54 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4520(GP38-2)
Views:  337   Comments: 0
CP 491
Title:  CP 491
Description:  Train 491 has a spectacular consist this morning, and the left over storm clouds opened up to greet them at Shoreham.
Photo Date:  7/12/2008  Upload Date: 7/13/2008 4:56:17 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 5978(SD40-2)
Views:  136   Comments: 0
CP 6004
Title:  CP 6004
Description:  The middle of two more.
Photo Date:  7/12/2008  Upload Date: 7/13/2008 4:57:00 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6004(SD40-2)
Views:  143   Comments: 0
SOO 6023
Title:  SOO 6023
Description:  The HAT heads past CP University, splicing the signals both displaying "Wait".
Photo Date:  7/12/2008  Upload Date: 7/13/2008 4:57:36 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6023(SD60)
Views:  174   Comments: 0
CEFX 111
Title:  CEFX 111
Description:  Triple Singles leads a train down the West Runner, while the WC sits in the distance.
Photo Date:  7/13/2008  Upload Date: 7/13/2008 4:59:21 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CEFX 111(SD9043MAC)
Views:  177   Comments: 1
79'
Title:  79'
Description:  A lot of things happened in 79', the 70's era was coming to a close, the Rock Island was in its last year of existence, the LS&I dismantled most everything east of Marquette, Chryslers bailout was approved, and this rail was rolled at Algoma Steel. With it being nearly 30 years since then, this ral is still used daily, as a matter of fact, five minutes after taking this shot a pair of SOO GP38-2's rolled past.
Photo Date:  7/13/2008  Upload Date: 7/13/2008 5:02:00 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  120   Comments: 0
Time Warp
Title:  Time Warp
Description:  An image that has changed from years ago, but yet you can get lucky and take a stroll down the memory lane when the power is right. Classic Soo.
Photo Date:  7/13/2008  Upload Date: 7/13/2008 5:02:19 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4423(GP38-2)
Views:  224   Comments: 0
SOO 4400
Title:  SOO 4400
Description:  The class leader is still looking pretty nice. I like the new open bearings!
Photo Date:  7/13/2008  Upload Date: 7/13/2008 5:02:52 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4400(GP38-2)
Views:  170   Comments: 0
CP 290
Title:  CP 290
Description:  A single SD40-2 leads the Shoreham Intermodal portion of their train over to Shoreham to set it out, while the rest of the train will sit at Humboldt.
Photo Date:  7/18/2008  Upload Date: 7/18/2008 12:17:50 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 5929(SD40-2)
Views:  168   Comments: 1
HAT
Title:  HAT
Description:  Just a bit over 2 years ago I caught this same train, with the same lead unit, with a Red/White SD60 trailing. Time freezes sometimes, huh? The trailing unit two years ago was the 6024, and today it is the 6023.
Photo Date:  7/19/2008  Upload Date: 7/19/2008 10:10:26 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6049(SD60)
Views:  202   Comments: 2
CP 183
Title:  CP 183
Description:  183 pulls down for head room, and will shove its train into the yard and call it a day.
Photo Date:  7/19/2008  Upload Date: 7/19/2008 10:10:46 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8761(ES44AC)
Views:  165   Comments: 1
SOO 6060
Title:  SOO 6060
Description:  I had to hurry up to catch this, as I just topped the hill and heard this train coming under the bridge.
Photo Date:  7/20/2008  Upload Date: 7/20/2008 3:30:21 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6060(SD60M)
Views:  138   Comments: 0
CP 5908
Title:  CP 5908
Description:  The middle unit of a three pack of SD40-2s. You have all variants, the no multi-mark, the small one (6021), and the large one (5911). Also, the bell isn't in the normal spot on this unit.
Photo Date:  7/20/2008  Upload Date: 7/20/2008 3:33:39 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 5908(SD40-2)
Views:  180   Comments: 1
CP 5911
Title:  CP 5911
Description:  Woot, the big guy himself. One of two left in this scheme.
Photo Date:  7/20/2008  Upload Date: 7/20/2008 3:35:54 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 5911(SD40-2)
Views:  307   Comments: 0
The Class Leader
Title:  The Class Leader
Description:  Which is the only one left on the former SOO roster. The 6000 has been gone two years now, and the 700 is long gone. There are other class leaders, but not with the double zero after the first digit/digits.
Photo Date:  7/20/2008  Upload Date: 7/20/2008 3:30:51 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4400(GP38-2)
Views:  175   Comments: 0
CP 182
Title:  CP 182
Description:  The Hotshot's counterpart (183) loads em up at Union with a pair of EMD's.
Photo Date:  7/26/2008  Upload Date: 7/26/2008 8:53:14 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6041(SD60)
Views:  189   Comments: 0
CP 499
Title:  CP 499
Description:  Three EMD's are on their last notch trying to get over the hump near Union Jct. Quite the sound!
Photo Date:  7/26/2008  Upload Date: 7/26/2008 8:53:38 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6067(SD40-2)
Views:  200   Comments: 0
CP 1512
Title:  CP 1512
Description:  Still working for the CP, after 50 some years!
Photo Date:  7/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/27/2008 4:37:22 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 1512(GP9u)
Views:  236   Comments: 1
SOO 1548
Title:  SOO 1548
Description:  The Top End job for the night.
Photo Date:  8/1/2008  Upload Date: 8/2/2008 4:46:06 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 1548(MP15AC)
Views:  325   Comments: 1
CP 493
Title:  CP 493
Description:  The sun was already dipping below the horizon when I took this shot, which is why the colors are so nice and warm. These shots seem to happen every so often, but most times you cant get a train to even come near you when its this nice. On a different note, this train stalled on the hill, and had CP 291 shove it up the hill. It was quite interesting.
Photo Date:  8/1/2008  Upload Date: 8/2/2008 4:47:09 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8580(AC44CW)
Views:  142   Comments: 0
CP 182
Title:  CP 182
Description:  Train 182 screams past Seventh St. with two EMD's in dynamics as they head for Portage, soon to pass Division St.
Photo Date:  8/1/2008  Upload Date: 8/2/2008 4:47:42 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6041(SD60)
Views:  151   Comments: 0
CP 498
Title:  CP 498
Description:  Train 498 enters the West Runner, but will wait for 183 to clear the broken switch, which was the HAT's fault earlier this morning.
Photo Date:  8/2/2008  Upload Date: 8/2/2008 4:48:24 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8617(AC44CW)
Views:  135   Comments: 0
CP 5763
Title:  CP 5763
Description:  The third unit. Its kinda neat to see the inverted Multimarks on the engine and hopper.
Photo Date:  8/2/2008  Upload Date: 8/2/2008 4:48:57 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 5763(SD40-2)
Views:  150   Comments: 1
CP 890
Title:  CP 890
Description:  The Coke train threads through the UP's Belt Yard, and will soon pull onto the Merriam Park Sub to run around its train.
Photo Date:  8/2/2008  Upload Date: 8/2/2008 4:49:28 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 265(SD40-2XR)
Views:  115   Comments: 0
Classics
Title:  Classics
Description:  Two very different, yet both very classy, forms of transportation brush shoulders this morning, as CP 890 will make a run around move to get on the East end of their loaded Coke Train.
Photo Date:  8/2/2008  Upload Date: 8/2/2008 4:49:57 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 265(SD40-2XR)
Views:  159   Comments: 0
MRL 251
Title:  MRL 251
Description:  The middle SD40-2XR.
Photo Date:  8/2/2008  Upload Date: 8/2/2008 4:50:13 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 251(SD40-2XR)
Views:  200   Comments: 0


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