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By:SDfourD Photography
Dates:2/28/2010 - 3/7/2009
Album Info:Second Installment. UP,BNSF,MNNR, and the TC&W in and around Saint Paul. Also in the album will be the occasional stray location, instead of adding a new album for one or two shots.
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UP 803
Title:  UP 803
Description:  The Belt Yard job is in full swing with a pair of GP38-2's for power. 675 is also sitting off to the side.
Photo Date:  3/7/2009  Upload Date: 3/7/2009 7:45:21 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  UP 803(GP38-2)
Views:  153   Comments: 0
FXE 4611
Title:  FXE 4611
Description:  Third out on a Z.
Photo Date:  3/7/2009  Upload Date: 3/7/2009 7:51:10 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  FXE 4611(ES44AC)
Views:  227   Comments: 0
St. Paul Turn
Title:  St. Paul Turn
Description:  Four Maroon motors get ready to head over to Western Ave. to grab a handful of cars to the UP. After this, they will climb Short Line Hill, right back into my lens.
Photo Date:  3/7/2009  Upload Date: 3/7/2009 7:51:53 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  TCWR 2004(GP20C)
Views:  180   Comments: 1
TCWR 2004
Title:  TCWR 2004
Description:  After grabbing their cars at Western Ave, they are in full swing now heading up Shortline Hill.
Photo Date:  3/7/2009  Upload Date: 3/7/2009 7:52:16 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  TCWR 2004(GP20C)
Views:  183   Comments: 1
LLPX 2213
Title:  LLPX 2213
Description:  A gem! A former DT&I geep now finds service on the UP as LLPX 2213. A neat find!
Photo Date:  3/7/2009  Upload Date: 3/7/2009 7:52:52 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  LLPX 2213(GP38AC)
Views:  240   Comments: 0
AMTK 121
Title:  AMTK 121
Description:  The Builder headed towards the station, passing the former CNW and BN diesel shops here at Minneapolis Jct.
Photo Date:  3/7/2009  Upload Date: 3/7/2009 7:46:51 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  AMTK 121(P42DC)
Views:  173   Comments: 0
Still Going
Title:  Still Going
Description:  The Belt continues to be an interesting slice of the Saint Paul railroad scene. Seemingly unchanged since the CGW days, today you still find the same ballast, light poles, and something that is not always the case with old CGW lines, trains!
Photo Date:  3/7/2009  Upload Date: 3/7/2009 7:47:40 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  UP 707(GP38-2) UP 4609(SD70M)
Views:  253   Comments: 0
UP 4609
Title:  UP 4609
Description:  Looking not-so-new now, the UP 4609 trotts into the yard with 4 EMD's for power. 3198 and LLPX 2239 are the last two units.
Photo Date:  3/7/2009  Upload Date: 3/7/2009 7:48:17 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  UP 4609(SD70M)
Views:  133   Comments: 0
UP 4732
Title:  UP 4732
Description:  The 2nd and much nicer looking SD70M.
Photo Date:  3/7/2009  Upload Date: 3/7/2009 7:48:42 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  UP 4732(SD70M)
Views:  140   Comments: 0
LLPX 2239
Title:  LLPX 2239
Description:  An A/C equipped Geep is the last motor on the inbound. I don't think that they will need the A/C anytime soon, though.
Photo Date:  3/7/2009  Upload Date: 3/7/2009 7:49:34 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  LLPX 2239(GP38-2)
Views:  529   Comments: 0
UP 4919
Title:  UP 4919
Description:  $%^& powerlines, I did what I could. Ready to depart Westward at Western Avenue.
Photo Date:  3/7/2009  Upload Date: 3/7/2009 7:49:59 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  UP 4919(SD70M)
Views:  190   Comments: 0
From 1000's to Dueces
Title:  From 1000's to Dueces
Description:  Yep, in only about 6-7 years, the Midway switch job has gone from BN Green SW1000's to SD40-2's. For years until a few days ago Geeps (38's,38-2's,39's,etc) held down this job.
Photo Date:  3/27/2009  Upload Date: 3/28/2009 9:22:05 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 7888(SD40-2)
Views:  254   Comments: 0
LLPX 2270
Title:  LLPX 2270
Description:  A pair of LLPX's (LipX's) are switching a cut of cars at the East end of East Minnie.
Photo Date:  3/27/2009  Upload Date: 3/28/2009 9:23:29 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  LLPX 2270(GP38-2)
Views:  161   Comments: 0
Saint Paul Turn
Title:  Saint Paul Turn
Description:  Running with a healthy set of cars, the TCW marches through East Minnie on its way to Pigs Eye.
Photo Date:  4/4/2009  Upload Date: 4/6/2009 10:30:29 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  TCWR 2301(GP39-2)
Views:  253   Comments: 0
RRVW 4106
Title:  RRVW 4106
Description:  Stating that its running on Bio-Diesel. Nice bent frame,too!
Photo Date:  4/4/2009  Upload Date: 4/6/2009 10:31:25 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  RRVW 4106(GP15C)
Views:  276   Comments: 0
TCWR 2300
Title:  TCWR 2300
Description:  These are close to being my most hated engines on their roster.
Photo Date:  4/4/2009  Upload Date: 4/6/2009 10:32:07 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  TCWR 2300(GP39-2)
Views:  1480   Comments: 0
Saint Paul Turn
Title:  Saint Paul Turn
Description:  Three GP39-2's (all of em' butt ugly!) and a GP15C from the RRVW return from Pigs Eye and head for home.
Photo Date:  4/4/2009  Upload Date: 4/6/2009 10:32:38 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  ILSX 1389(GP39-2)
Views:  198   Comments: 0
UP 3279
Title:  UP 3279
Description:  A pair of Snoots are ready to head back into the clear at Belt, as the female Conductor lines them up.
Photo Date:  4/20/2009  Upload Date: 4/23/2009 7:00:49 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  UP 3279(SD40-2)
Views:  220   Comments: 0
Dying Breed
Title:  Dying Breed
Description:  As rain pours in the horizon, its not as dark and gloomy as it looks. Anytime I can shoot an SD40-2 that I haven't lens'd before is a good day. This one still looking nice, complete with the nice yellow frame stripe.
Photo Date:  4/20/2009  Upload Date: 4/23/2009 7:02:02 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  UP 3473(SD40-2)
Views:  185   Comments: 0
CNW's on M-SSPR
Title:  CNW's on M-SSPR
Description:  Since the pairing of these units, now without the 8575, some odd 5 years ago, this is the first time and most likely my last shooting them. The good old' "Northwestern" was a very nice sight to a kid who used to visit Ames, IA back in the late 90's and witnessed plenty of Green and Yellow.
Photo Date:  4/20/2009  Upload Date: 4/23/2009 7:03:09 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CNW 8701(C44-9W)
Views:  187   Comments: 1
CNW 8701
Title:  CNW 8701
Description:  A look at one of the best paint schemes to ever grace a Dash 9 (yes, that includes Santa Fe) at Saint Paul. These Lightning Stripes were a favorite of mine growing up, and even though I didn't see them often, I sure got excited when given the chance. How much longer you'll be able to shoot these two is anyones guess.
Photo Date:  4/20/2009  Upload Date: 4/23/2009 7:03:53 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CNW 8701(C44-9W)
Views:  138   Comments: 0
CNW 8646
Title:  CNW 8646
Description:  The second unit of the set, this one looking a bit more rough with the new grey panels along with new numberboards. Logo's are still tip top though!
Photo Date:  4/20/2009  Upload Date: 4/23/2009 7:04:46 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CNW 8646(C44-9W)
Views:  187   Comments: 0
UP 664
Title:  UP 664
Description:  A single Geep switches out the riverside industries, a job rarely seen for me.
Photo Date:  4/20/2009  Upload Date: 4/23/2009 7:05:40 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  UP 664(GP38-2)
Views:  168   Comments: 0
UP 3225
Title:  UP 3225
Description:  In a hurry, and accidentally leaving "Active D-Lighting" on yielded these dark results. A rare UP SD40-2 these days sits out in the rain, getting something that the UP doesn't believe in, a wash.
Photo Date:  4/26/2009  Upload Date: 4/26/2009 7:02:47 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  UP 3225(SD40-2)
Views:  168   Comments: 0
HLCX 3877
Title:  HLCX 3877
Description:  Three 38's idle under cloudy skies at the Belt.
Photo Date:  5/9/2009  Upload Date: 5/10/2009 10:22:15 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  HLCX 3877(GP38-3)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
X-CSXABE7
Title:  X-CSXABE7
Description:  An empty grain train for Willmar settles in at Daytons Bluff behind a nice lashup (in todays age!). NS 5413 was quite the sight!
Photo Date:  5/9/2009  Upload Date: 5/10/2009 10:22:52 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  NS 9540(C40-9W)
Views:  94   Comments: 0
NS 5413
Title:  NS 5413
Description:  A Fitty trails on this nice May afternoon. This is my first shot of a Blue NS SD50, but I have encountered a few of the NREX ones over the years.
Photo Date:  5/9/2009  Upload Date: 5/10/2009 10:23:55 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  NS 5413(SD50)
Views:  102   Comments: 2
Z-EMCH power
Title:  Z-EMCH power
Description:  Two former Conrail units lay in the sun until their roadrailer is put together.
Photo Date:  5/23/2009  Upload Date: 5/24/2009 8:13:39 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  NS 2570(SD70)
Views:  109   Comments: 0
BRC visitor
Title:  BRC visitor
Description:  Let go from the clutches of Clearing yard some time ago, LLPX 2228 idles away in the UP's Belt Yard. Dig the open wheel bearings!
Photo Date:  6/10/2009  Upload Date: 6/10/2009 10:23:56 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  LLPX 2228(GP38-2)
Views:  161   Comments: 0
H-NTWGAL
Title:  H-NTWGAL
Description:  Putting my jaw on the floor, the H-NTWGAL fly's by Pigs Eye with an outstanding leader!
Photo Date:  6/19/2009  Upload Date: 6/19/2009 5:08:35 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 7551(C40-8)
Views:  126   Comments: 0
CSXT 7551
Title:  CSXT 7551
Description:  The Northtown to Galesburg manifest heads past Newport behind an eye catching C40-8 in YN3. The NS unit added to the neat consist.
Photo Date:  6/19/2009  Upload Date: 6/19/2009 5:10:13 PM
Location:  Newport, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 7551(C40-8)
Views:  136   Comments: 0
Rollin'
Title:  Rollin'
Description:  The beauty in blue heads towards Galesburg on the BNSF's Saint Croix sub cruising along at 50 MPH.
Photo Date:  6/19/2009  Upload Date: 6/19/2009 5:10:59 PM
Location:  Newport, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 7551(C40-8)
Views:  133   Comments: 0
Dark Future
Title:  Dark Future
Description:  A perfect location is accented by the repainted Dash 8 leading the H-NTWGAL this morning. This is one heck of a location.
Photo Date:  6/19/2009  Upload Date: 6/19/2009 5:12:17 PM
Location:  Hastings, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 7551(C40-8)
Views:  429   Comments: 3
NS 2575
Title:  NS 2575
Description:  A superb set of power off the ZCHEM sits out the night.
Photo Date:  6/28/2009  Upload Date: 6/29/2009 7:13:28 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  NS 2575(SD70)
Views:  137   Comments: 1
NS 6758
Title:  NS 6758
Description:  Although the Blue D8-40CW's don't do much for me, I love seeing the remaining SD60I's in blue.
Photo Date:  6/28/2009  Upload Date: 6/29/2009 7:14:05 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  NS 6758(SD60I)
Views:  79   Comments: 0
Western Avenue
Title:  Western Avenue
Description:  Four SD40-2's run up to the West end of the yard to grab a string of cars. With BNSF starting to talk seriously about electrifying, I can really appreciate this awesome sight even more than before. This industry has heavy changes coming in the near future, shoot what you can now!
Photo Date:  6/29/2009  Upload Date: 6/29/2009 7:24:21 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  UP 3256(SD40-2)
Views:  198   Comments: 1
UP 3358
Title:  UP 3358
Description:  Four yellow sill striped SD40-2's start to shove into the yard to make a p/u. In a Front-Back-Front-Back formation, plus three Snoot's, the consist was definately a nice change of pace! Soon enough these will become part of the semi's load.
Photo Date:  6/29/2009  Upload Date: 6/29/2009 7:25:21 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  UP 3358(SD40-2)
Views:  180   Comments: 0
NS 6758
Title:  NS 6758
Description:  The 2575 and 6758 are back up at East Minnie, I shot them here a few weeks back.
Photo Date:  7/17/2009  Upload Date: 7/17/2009 5:29:28 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  NS 6758(SD60I)
Views:  86   Comments: 0
NS 7700
Title:  NS 7700
Description:  The class leader sits amongst other NS power.
Photo Date:  7/17/2009  Upload Date: 7/17/2009 5:30:09 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  NS 7700(ES40DC)
Views:  188   Comments: 0
MNNR 316
Title:  MNNR 316
Description:  Adding cars to number 8 before going about its own work today.
Photo Date:  8/6/2009  Upload Date: 8/7/2009 12:17:23 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  MNNR 316(RS27)
Views:  240   Comments: 0
BNSF 2981
Title:  BNSF 2981
Description:  A nice set of Green's are at work with the Midway job today.
Photo Date:  8/6/2009  Upload Date: 8/7/2009 12:18:54 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 2981(GP39V)
Views:  196   Comments: 0
BNSF 7475
Title:  BNSF 7475
Description:  Three GE's head through on the MNNR to the connection at Saint Anthony. Definately a cool move!
Photo Date:  8/6/2009  Upload Date: 8/7/2009 12:19:43 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 7475(ES44DC)
Views:  367   Comments: 4
BN-CP
Title:  BN-CP
Description:  Three SD40-2's work hard to get there 9,000 ton train going out of Hoffman.
Photo Date:  8/6/2009  Upload Date: 8/7/2009 12:31:36 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8018(SD40-2)
Views:  270   Comments: 1
Trains, Boats, and Automobiles
Title:  Trains, Boats, and Automobiles
Description:  UP 3305 sticks his head out after getting the lineup across the bridge from Plato Ave.
Photo Date:  8/6/2009  Upload Date: 8/7/2009 12:32:30 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  UP 3305(SD40-2)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
UP 3305
Title:  UP 3305
Description:  Two UP SD40-2's (with the only former CNW SD40-2 assigned up here trailing) roll leisurely across the Robert Street Liftbridge with cars for the CP.
Photo Date:  8/6/2009  Upload Date: 8/7/2009 12:33:19 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  UP 3305(SD40-2)
Views:  170   Comments: 1
Seriously?
Title:  Seriously?
Description:  After just shooting the last CR Blue SD50-2 leading at Dolton a few days ago, the NS sends up an extremely rare counterpart, this CR Blue "Can Opener" SD60!
Photo Date:  8/6/2009  Upload Date: 8/7/2009 12:33:57 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  NS 6716(SD60)
Views:  160   Comments: 2
H-GALNTW
Title:  H-GALNTW
Description:  Making this ho-hum Dash 9 look good, NS 6716 trails on todays Galesburg-Northtown manifest! I finally got my signal bridge "keeper" shot as well.
Photo Date:  8/6/2009  Upload Date: 8/7/2009 12:34:28 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  NS 9024(C40-9W)
Views:  95   Comments: 0
NS 8845
Title:  NS 8845
Description:  A nice lead unit for the CHEM this morning. It will trail out of town on the EMCH tomorrow night.
Photo Date:  8/28/2009  Upload Date: 8/29/2009 12:39:04 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  NS 8845(C40-9)
Views:  222   Comments: 0
MNNR 318
Title:  MNNR 318
Description:  Rollin' down the main in the AM sunshine, still with plenty of switching to do.
Photo Date:  9/4/2009  Upload Date: 9/8/2009 8:34:30 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  MNNR 318(RS27)
Views:  275   Comments: 1
MNNR 318
Title:  MNNR 318
Description:  Pulling and spotting at Veit.
Photo Date:  9/4/2009  Upload Date: 9/8/2009 8:35:01 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  MNNR 318(RS27)
Views:  321   Comments: 0


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