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By:Douglas Hildebrandt
Dates:5/9/2009 - 8/1/2009
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Top End Job
Title:  Top End Job
Description:  An MP15AC pulls a long cut of cars out to be readied for an outbound train.
Photo Date:  5/9/2009  Upload Date: 5/14/2009 1:17:24 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 1422(MP15AC)
Views:  294   Comments: 1
CP 8764
Title:  CP 8764
Description:  A single Gevo brings a phosphate train into Saint Paul.
Photo Date:  5/9/2009  Upload Date: 5/14/2009 1:16:12 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8764(ES44AC)
Views:  159   Comments: 0
291
Title:  291
Description:  Train 291 gets ready to depart Saint Paul with a AC44 trailing. It would wait for a BNSF rock train to pass before heading up the hill.
Photo Date:  5/9/2009  Upload Date: 5/14/2009 1:18:09 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8846(ES44AC)
Views:  180   Comments: 0
CP 5919
Title:  CP 5919
Description:  After seeing this unit hiding under 44th on the CP-BN a few days back, I was very pleased to see it working the west end of Humboldt Yard with the 6049.
Photo Date:  5/12/2009  Upload Date: 5/15/2009 12:10:18 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 5919(SD40-2)
Views:  190   Comments: 0
Kicking Cars
Title:  Kicking Cars
Description:  Two CP SD40-2s kick cars on the west end of Humboldt Yard. It was a nice sight seeing two of them together on the CP in 2009.
Photo Date:  5/13/2009  Upload Date: 5/15/2009 12:11:27 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6049(SD40-2) CP 5919(SD40-2)
Views:  280   Comments: 0
Off to Northtown
Title:  Off to Northtown
Description:  The CP-BN leans into the curve as it struggles up the hill with four classic EMD motors.
Photo Date:  5/15/2009  Upload Date: 5/15/2009 7:15:48 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4407(GP38-2) SOO 4425(GP38-2) CP 6047(SD40-2) CP 6067(SD40-2)
Views:  309   Comments: 1
Up we go
Title:  Up we go
Description:  Two veteran SD40-2s lead the CP-BN up the hill by Como Ave. This was both a cool sight and sound.
Photo Date:  5/15/2009  Upload Date: 5/15/2009 7:14:56 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6067(SD40-2) CP 6047(SD40-2)
Views:  191   Comments: 0
Sweet CP-BN
Title:  Sweet CP-BN
Description:  A great lashup on the CP-BN grinds upgrade near Como Avenue. Seeing four spartan cabs together was a throwback to how things were five years ago.
Photo Date:  5/15/2009  Upload Date: 5/15/2009 7:14:02 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6067(SD40-2) CP 6047(SD40-2) SOO 4425(GP38-2) CP 4407(GP38-2)
Views:  355   Comments: 2
After the storm
Title:  After the storm
Description:  After a small rain storm, this CP freight heads west into the sun which is just breaking through the clouds at Azelia Ave.
Photo Date:  5/15/2009  Upload Date: 5/15/2009 9:26:25 PM
Location:  Brooklyn Center, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8628(AC44CW)
Views:  428   Comments: 11
All Rail Train
Title:  All Rail Train
Description:  An all rail train kills time at Humboldt Yard with a Peterbilt truck.
Photo Date:  5/15/2009  Upload Date: 5/15/2009 7:03:59 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4413(GP38-2)
Views:  237   Comments: 1
SOO 4425
Title:  SOO 4425
Description:  Third unit on the CP-BN today is Soo 4425.
Photo Date:  5/15/2009  Upload Date: 5/15/2009 7:17:12 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4425(GP38-2)
Views:  129   Comments: 0
Transfer 1
Title:  Transfer 1
Description:  Todays Transfer 1 makes a trip to New Brighton to pick up a scrap gone just past the last boxcar.
Photo Date:  5/18/2009  Upload Date: 5/19/2009 12:47:04 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 3019(GP38AC) SOO 4410(GP38-2)
Views:  449   Comments: 0
CP 4509
Title:  CP 4509
Description:  This freshly repainted CP GP38-2 is the second unit in an SD40-2 sandwhich.
Photo Date:  5/18/2009  Upload Date: 5/19/2009 12:53:06 AM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4509(GP38-2)
Views:  213   Comments: 1
Loaded Rock Train
Title:  Loaded Rock Train
Description:  Todays Dresser Turn is loaded and has a new crew on it as it waits for permission to head back to Humboldt Yard.
Photo Date:  5/18/2009  Upload Date: 5/19/2009 12:54:49 AM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6054(SD40-2) CP 4509(GP38-2)
Views:  214   Comments: 2
Cardigan West
Title:  Cardigan West
Description:  Todays Dresser turn waits for Transfer 1 to clear so it can head back to Humboldt Yard. With the SD60s stored, there has been a very welcomed resurgence of CP SD40-2s in the Twin Cities.
Photo Date:  5/18/2009  Upload Date: 5/19/2009 12:45:27 AM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6054(SD40-2) CP 4509(GP38-2)
Views:  237   Comments: 1
Classic Soo image
Title:  Classic Soo image
Description:  Transfer 1 departs New Brighton creating a classic image of a Caboose bringing up the rear.
Photo Date:  5/18/2009  Upload Date: 5/19/2009 12:48:45 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  126   Comments: 1
Empty Rock Cars
Title:  Empty Rock Cars
Description:  CP 5927 holds down the 4509 and 6054 with about 10 empty rock cars at Humboldt Yard. Notice how the 5927 is missing part of its striping on the nose.
Photo Date:  5/20/2009  Upload Date: 5/24/2009 12:51:01 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 5927(SD40-2)
Views:  161   Comments: 0
CP-BN
Title:  CP-BN
Description:  The CP-BN transfer gets moving after waiting at University for a little bit.
Photo Date:  5/23/2009  Upload Date: 5/26/2009 4:51:18 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6055(SD40-2) CP 6061(SD40-2)
Views:  180   Comments: 0
CP 6073
Title:  CP 6073
Description:  After seeing this unit about five years ago on a Rock Train, I ran into it again at Saint Paul waiting for its next assignment.
Photo Date:  5/30/2009  Upload Date: 5/30/2009 2:26:58 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6073(SD40-2)
Views:  192   Comments: 0
SOO 2057
Title:  SOO 2057
Description:  Two sets of of geeps idle away at Humboldt Yard on a great May day. Seeing the 2057 was nice, however it was very sad to see that the 4525 had gotten tagged.
Photo Date:  5/30/2009  Upload Date: 5/30/2009 2:26:10 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 2057(GP40) CP 4525(GP38-2) CP 4513(GP38-2)
Views:  389   Comments: 1
Backing back to Cardigan
Title:  Backing back to Cardigan
Description:  After finishing its work at Cowin, Transfer 1 heads back to Cardigan Jct. The deep colored clouds are some storm coulds that passed though earlier, sorta reminds me of when I caught two AC44s at Azelia Ave a few weeks back.
Photo Date:  6/1/2009  Upload Date: 6/2/2009 12:22:52 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4407(GP38-2) SOO 4451(GP38-2)
Views:  172   Comments: 1
Dresser Turn at Dusk
Title:  Dresser Turn at Dusk
Description:  After waiting for a while, the Dresser Turn came blowing by with all three units putting on a show. In this shot you can see I even got the strobe lit up on the Soo 4425! A very memorable catch indeed.
Photo Date:  6/1/2009  Upload Date: 6/2/2009 12:23:44 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4437(GP38-2) SOO 4425(GP38-2)
Views:  216   Comments: 0
Dead on Hours
Title:  Dead on Hours
Description:  Much to my delight, after waiting a while, the Dresser Turn showed up at Withrow. However, I soon found out that the crew is dead on the hours, and a relief crew will soon be on duty to take the train to Humboldt.
Photo Date:  6/1/2009  Upload Date: 6/2/2009 12:19:21 AM
Location:  Withrow, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4437(GP38-2)
Views:  187   Comments: 0
SOO 4451
Title:  SOO 4451
Description:  This being my first encounter with the 4451, I was happy to spot it on Transfer 1. I like the later version turbo the 4451 sports.
Photo Date:  6/1/2009  Upload Date: 6/2/2009 12:21:36 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4451(GP38-2) CP 4407(GP38-2)
Views:  154   Comments: 0
CP 4526
Title:  CP 4526
Description:  If only this unit was leading, but none the less, this was nice to see.
Photo Date:  6/3/2009  Upload Date: 6/4/2009 10:57:59 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4526(GP38-2)
Views:  133   Comments: 0
Up to University
Title:  Up to University
Description:  CP 9714 brings a freight up to CP University with two AC44s and a GP38-2 in tow. Its pretty clear that the 9714 was once a Christmas Train unit.
Photo Date:  6/3/2009  Upload Date: 6/4/2009 10:57:12 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 9714(AC44CW) CP 4526(GP38-2)
Views:  174   Comments: 0
Afternoon Dresser Turn
Title:  Afternoon Dresser Turn
Description:  Todays Dresser Turn is running a bit later today with a pair of good looking CP SD40-2s. The 6069 is the second unit.
Photo Date:  6/5/2009  Upload Date: 6/6/2009 11:17:28 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6048(SD40-2)
Views:  161   Comments: 0
Pair O' geeps
Title:  Pair O' geeps
Description:  Two CP geeps rest outside the yard office at Humboldt Yard. I like seeing those ex Milwaukee units still active and working.
Photo Date:  6/8/2009  Upload Date: 6/8/2009 5:10:03 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4618(GP40)
Views:  151   Comments: 0
CP 5939
Title:  CP 5939
Description:  Trailing on 493 today is a well aged CP SD40-2.
Photo Date:  6/8/2009  Upload Date: 6/8/2009 5:12:22 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 5939(SD40-2)
Views:  99   Comments: 0
493 Departing
Title:  493 Departing
Description:  CP 8531 will lead 493 today. The best part about this lashup was the CP 5939 trailing. I wonder why all that steam is coming off the 8531.
Photo Date:  6/8/2009  Upload Date: 6/9/2009 11:50:19 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8531(AC44CW)
Views:  115   Comments: 0
Crossing the Mississippi
Title:  Crossing the Mississippi
Description:  On an overcast day, two CP units bring 493 across the Mississippi River and towards Humboldt Yard.
Photo Date:  6/8/2009  Upload Date: 6/8/2009 5:11:31 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8531(AC44CW) CP 5939(SD40-2)
Views:  197   Comments: 3
CP 4421
Title:  CP 4421
Description:  Trailing on what is to be tomorrows Dresser Turn, CP 4421 relaxs for the time being.
Photo Date:  6/14/2009  Upload Date: 6/15/2009 12:46:23 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4421(GP38-2)
Views:  137   Comments: 1
Multi Mark Dash Two
Title:  Multi Mark Dash Two
Description:  CP 6044 sits between two other units as it waits to head off to Dresser. With the SD60s stored, I've been having a great time see a lot of CP SD40-2s running around the Twin Cities.
Photo Date:  6/14/2009  Upload Date: 6/15/2009 12:45:43 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6044(SD40-2)
Views:  164   Comments: 0
Dresser Turn
Title:  Dresser Turn
Description:  Tomorrows Dresser Turn waits for a crew at Humboldt Yard with a very nice set of power. It'll sound great roaring up Shoreham Hill tomorrow morning.
Photo Date:  6/14/2009  Upload Date: 6/15/2009 12:45:08 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6048(SD40-2) CP 6044(SD40-2) CP 4421(GP38-2)
Views:  297   Comments: 0
CP coming by the Park
Title:  CP coming by the Park
Description:  Two dual flags AC44s bring a mixed train of stacks and autoracks past Park Jct.
Photo Date:  6/14/2009  Upload Date: 6/15/2009 12:48:24 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 9519(AC44CW)
Views:  131   Comments: 0
Got the light and clear to go
Title:  Got the light and clear to go
Description:  After waiting for the light, the crew now has permission to head back to Humboldt.
Photo Date:  6/15/2009  Upload Date: 6/15/2009 7:29:01 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6048(SD40-2) CP 6044(SD40-2) CP 4421(GP38-2)
Views:  257   Comments: 0
Notching it up
Title:  Notching it up
Description:  As I recorded video, I took this shot, and the Dresser Turn went from silence to roaring 645s as it went into notch eight as it prepared to climb to grade west of Cardigan Jct.
Photo Date:  6/15/2009  Upload Date: 6/15/2009 7:27:02 PM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6048(SD40-2)
Views:  158   Comments: 1
Morning Suprise
Title:  Morning Suprise
Description:  As I biked to Little Canada to get the Commercials Hugo Job, I was pleasantly suprised to see this rock train sneaking up behind me. I quickly got my camera out and fired off a quick shot. I really like this perspective.
Photo Date:  6/18/2009  Upload Date: 6/18/2009 10:49:22 AM
Location:  Arden Hills, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6044(SD40-2)
Views:  203   Comments: 0
CP 580
Title:  CP 580
Description:  Train 580 does its best to get moving after making a quick stop at the depot. Those three geeps really dug in to get going.
Photo Date:  6/19/2009  Upload Date: 10/21/2009 9:14:58 PM
Location:  Hastings, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4432(GP38-2) CP 4602(GP40) SOO 4512(GP38-2)
Views:  229   Comments: 0
CP 4602
Title:  CP 4602
Description:  An ex Milwaukee Road unit is the second unit out on 580 today.
Photo Date:  6/19/2009  Upload Date: 10/21/2009 9:16:15 PM
Location:  Hastings, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4602(GP40)
Views:  125   Comments: 0
CP AC44s
Title:  CP AC44s
Description:  A pair of CP AC44s cruise past the Hastings depot on a semi cloudy day.
Photo Date:  6/19/2009  Upload Date: 6/19/2009 9:12:17 PM
Location:  Hastings, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8517(AC44CW)
Views:  117   Comments: 0
CP 8850
Title:  CP 8850
Description:  Two Gevos bring a grain train over the Mississippi River and head to Black Bird to have a meet.
Photo Date:  6/19/2009  Upload Date: 6/19/2009 9:10:42 PM
Location:  Hastings, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8850(ES44AC)
Views:  131   Comments: 0
Change Off
Title:  Change Off
Description:  The power from todays change off idles away at Humboldt yard with six standard cab EMDs for power.
Photo Date:  6/21/2009  Upload Date: 6/21/2009 5:31:11 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 5743(SD40-2)
Views:  93   Comments: 1
By the depot
Title:  By the depot
Description:  Four CP SD40-2s wait for the next call to duty by the depot at Humboldt Yard. The 6066 is missing the "CP" lettering on the nose. The last unit is CP 5747.
Photo Date:  6/29/2009  Upload Date: 6/30/2009 2:10:50 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6061(SD40-2) CP 6055(SD40-2)
Views:  211   Comments: 0
CP 6066
Title:  CP 6066
Description:  CP 6066 waits for the light at Victoria St before heading back to Humboldt Yard.
Photo Date:  6/30/2009  Upload Date: 6/30/2009 10:54:32 PM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6066(SD40-2) CP 5747(SD40-2)
Views:  202   Comments: 1
Columbia Coal
Title:  Columbia Coal
Description:  A loaded Columbia Coal train makes its way over the Hastings lift bridge and over the Mississippi River on a hazy morning.
Photo Date:  7/1/2009  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 12:18:36 AM
Location:  Hastings, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9336(SD70ACe)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
CP 3018
Title:  CP 3018
Description:  Coming onto the mainline with the Soo 4442 and CP 8640.
Photo Date:  7/1/2009  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 12:26:55 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 3018(GP38AC)
Views:  188   Comments: 0
Onto the main
Title:  Onto the main
Description:  An interesting lashup comes onto the main at Shoreham as the 8640 as two geeps trailing. Picture taken from video.
Photo Date:  7/1/2009  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 12:25:25 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8640(AC44CW)
Views:  105   Comments: 0
Roaring over the BN
Title:  Roaring over the BN
Description:  After notching up under the highway bridge, the 8757 and its train bang over the BNs diamonds as it heads west. This is the same train I ran into at Newport about three hours earlier.
Photo Date:  7/1/2009  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 12:37:10 AM
Location:  Crystal, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8757(ES44AC)
Views:  169   Comments: 1
CP 8757
Title:  CP 8757
Description:  Two CP Gevos bring a train up to Saint Paul with a large cut of flats on the head end as a BNSF worm trains waits in the distance for the light.
Photo Date:  7/1/2009  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 12:22:12 AM
Location:  Newport, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8757(ES44AC) CP 8838(ES44AC)
Views:  122   Comments: 0


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