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By:Douglas Hildebrandt
Dates:5/9/2009 - 8/1/2009
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CP 8838
Title:  CP 8838
Description:  Trailing behind the 8757 today as it rolls by Newport.
Photo Date:  7/1/2009  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 12:23:03 AM
Location:  Newport, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  CP 8838(ES44AC)
Views:  105   Comments: 0
Red and White Pair
Title:  Red and White Pair
Description:  When I saw this from Central, my jaw dropped. I never thought I would see two red and white MP15s working together, but I guess one can still get lucky this late in 2009!
Photo Date:  7/1/2009  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 12:39:44 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 1535(MP15AC) SOO 1555(MP15AC)
Views:  292   Comments: 0
Soo Line at Shoreham
Title:  Soo Line at Shoreham
Description:  An amazing lashup works todays house job with a lashup that is a nice reminder of the Soo Line days at Shoreham. This was the first, and most likely last, time I'll ever see two red and white MPs working together. Thankfully the sun cooperated perfectly to for this shot.
Photo Date:  7/1/2009  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 12:40:34 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 1555(MP15AC) SOO 1535(MP15AC)
Views:  335   Comments: 0
SOO 4410
Title:  SOO 4410
Description:  Soo 4410 shoves down the industrial spur in Arden Hills as Transfer 1 does some work.
Photo Date:  7/1/2009  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 12:38:03 AM
Location:  Arden Hills, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  SOO 4410(GP38-2)
Views:  310   Comments: 0
Like old times
Title:  Like old times
Description:  Two Soo 38s shove down the industrial spur in Arden Hills, it was a nice throw back to the Soo days.
Photo Date:  7/1/2009  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 12:38:50 AM
Location:  Arden Hills, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4438(GP38-2) SOO 4410(GP38-2)
Views:  378   Comments: 0
CP 6038
Title:  CP 6038
Description:  Trailing behing two Gevos at University.
Photo Date:  7/3/2009  Upload Date: 7/3/2009 10:58:10 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6038(SD40-2)
Views:  126   Comments: 0
CP 8763
Title:  CP 8763
Description:  The side of the 8763 lights up as the setting sun strikes its side while it accelerates toward Duluth.
Photo Date:  7/3/2009  Upload Date: 7/3/2009 10:52:08 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8763(ES44AC)
Views:  108   Comments: 0
Elephant Style
Title:  Elephant Style
Description:  Three CP units come past University in an elephant style lashup. Too bad the the 6038 was trailing.
Photo Date:  7/3/2009  Upload Date: 7/3/2009 10:57:08 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8881(ES44AC) CP 6038(SD40-2)
Views:  239   Comments: 0
Train 376
Title:  Train 376
Description:  CPs 376 throttles up at University after backing onto the main and getting the light.
Photo Date:  7/3/2009  Upload Date: 7/3/2009 10:50:30 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 9831(AC44CW) CP 8763(ES44AC)
Views:  155   Comments: 0
Checking the train
Title:  Checking the train
Description:  Before getting 376 on the move, the crew checked out some of the cars and took off several hand brakes.
Photo Date:  7/3/2009  Upload Date: 7/3/2009 10:48:08 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 9831(AC44CW)
Views:  119   Comments: 0
496
Title:  496
Description:  CPs 496 gets moving after the BN pilot has boarded, and the dispatcher has given them the light.
Photo Date:  7/5/2009  Upload Date: 7/6/2009 2:35:01 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8778(ES44AC)
Views:  101   Comments: 0
CP 4612
Title:  CP 4612
Description:  This former Milwaukee geep trails on a stack train as it rolls under Raymond Ave. The CP train was being rerouted on the Midway Sub due to track work on the Saint Paul Sub.
Photo Date:  7/6/2009  Upload Date: 10/21/2009 9:19:45 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4612(GP40)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
Windmill Train
Title:  Windmill Train
Description:  A CP gevo leads a train of windmill parts west at Union Jct as the day comes to an end.
Photo Date:  7/7/2009  Upload Date: 7/7/2009 11:11:10 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8764(ES44AC)
Views:  189   Comments: 0
Late Night Transfer 1
Title:  Late Night Transfer 1
Description:  Here Transfer 1 is seen running very late, and sitting on the industrial lead. I owe a huge thanks to my brother and the friendly CP crew in helping me find my camera battery that I lost right after I shot this.
Photo Date:  7/15/2009  Upload Date: 10/25/2009 7:56:42 PM
Location:  Arden Hills, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4409(GP38-2)
Views:  218   Comments: 1
Milwaukee Heritage
Title:  Milwaukee Heritage
Description:  Two former Milwaukee Road units team up with a CP SD40-2 by the yard office at Humboldt.
Photo Date:  7/17/2009  Upload Date: 7/17/2009 3:38:19 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4617(GP40) SOO 2066(GP40)
Views:  187   Comments: 0
A survivor
Title:  A survivor
Description:  One of two units on the CP to still have the large Multi Mark logo waits for a crew to take it to Dresser with a rock train.
Photo Date:  7/17/2009  Upload Date: 7/17/2009 3:37:00 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 5911(SD40-2)
Views:  107   Comments: 1
SOO 2066
Title:  SOO 2066
Description:  A very faded bandit is seen at Humboldt Yard with two other units. As much as I love these units, its only a mater of time before this one gets some CP paint.
Photo Date:  7/17/2009  Upload Date: 7/17/2009 3:39:25 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 2066(GP40)
Views:  186   Comments: 0
Cleaning up
Title:  Cleaning up
Description:  After having rail sitting at New Brighton for months, for a wye that won't be put in, the CP sent a work train to help clean up and pick up the rail and other parts.
Photo Date:  7/20/2009  Upload Date: 7/20/2009 4:15:10 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4440(GP38-2)
Views:  151   Comments: 0
CP 4600
Title:  CP 4600
Description:  The former Soo 4600 is on home rails as it trails on a rock train while heading to Humboldt Yard.
Photo Date:  7/20/2009  Upload Date: 7/20/2009 4:21:31 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4600(GP40)
Views:  129   Comments: 0
Over the bridge and past the trees
Title:  Over the bridge and past the trees
Description:  CP 5911 brings the rock train from Dresser over the Mississippi River bridge and towards Humboldt Yard.
Photo Date:  7/20/2009  Upload Date: 7/20/2009 4:20:40 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 5911(SD40-2)
Views:  98   Comments: 0
Long awaited Dresser Turn
Title:  Long awaited Dresser Turn
Description:  After waiting a while at Cardigan Jct, I heard a horn, I wasn't sure if it was the WC or Dresser Turn. A minute later I was very happy to see the Dresser round the curve with none other then the 5911 leading.
Photo Date:  7/20/2009  Upload Date: 7/20/2009 4:13:54 PM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 5911(SD40-2) CP 6050(SD40-2) CP 4600(GP40)
Views:  274   Comments: 1
Coming through Camden
Title:  Coming through Camden
Description:  Two CP Gevos team up to bring a train through Camden on a very nice July day.
Photo Date:  7/20/2009  Upload Date: 7/20/2009 4:16:12 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8716(ES44AC)
Views:  180   Comments: 3
CP 9586
Title:  CP 9586
Description:  After making a run to Target, I decided to swing by Park Jct to see if anything was coming my way. Thankfully, a CP train came by and I was able to fire off this shot. The reason the area to the right looks so flat is because a yard used to be there many years ago.
Photo Date:  7/22/2009  Upload Date: 7/24/2009 1:37:45 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 9586(AC44CW)
Views:  143   Comments: 0
Two light Dash 2s
Title:  Two light Dash 2s
Description:  Two sequentially numbered CP SD40-2s move light to Humboldt Yard after crossing East River Road.
Photo Date:  7/23/2009  Upload Date: 7/24/2009 12:18:29 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6047(SD40-2) CP 6048(SD40-2)
Views:  196   Comments: 0
Up and under
Title:  Up and under
Description:  The Dresser Turn gives it all its worth as it digs in to get up grade as it goes under the freeway. The sound of three GP38-2s working upgrade was amazing, you could hear those geeps from a ways away as they struggled to get up grade. Picture taken from HD video.
Photo Date:  7/24/2009  Upload Date: 7/24/2009 8:51:21 PM
Location:  Copas, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4526(GP38-2)
Views:  184   Comments: 0
Creeping by
Title:  Creeping by
Description:  After the conductor got off to flag the crossing, the Dresser Turn creeps by to make sure the gates stay down.
Photo Date:  7/24/2009  Upload Date: 7/24/2009 8:52:52 PM
Location:  Withrow, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4526(GP38-2) CP 4407(GP38-2) SOO 4441(GP38-2)
Views:  299   Comments: 0
Hazing Day, but superb power
Title:  Hazing Day, but superb power
Description:  While making my way along the line to try and find a good spot to get the WC, the Dresser Turn showed up behind me with an excellent lashup. The tail end of the train just cleared the crossing and diamond in the background, and the engineer really notched these units up!
Photo Date:  7/24/2009  Upload Date: 7/24/2009 1:02:31 PM
Location:  White Bear Lake, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4526(GP38-2) CP 4407(GP38-2) SOO 4441(GP38-2)
Views:  314   Comments: 1
SOO 4441
Title:  SOO 4441
Description:  The last unit on the Dresser Turn today is the 4441. It was great to hear this unit notching up.
Photo Date:  7/24/2009  Upload Date: 7/24/2009 1:04:54 PM
Location:  White Bear Lake, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4441(GP38-2)
Views:  110   Comments: 0
Back on the road
Title:  Back on the road
Description:  This CP SD40-2 is back on the road after being stuck in the Twin Cities for some time.
Photo Date:  7/25/2009  Upload Date: 7/25/2009 11:15:48 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 5743(SD40-2)
Views:  64   Comments: 0
Rolling past Shoreham
Title:  Rolling past Shoreham
Description:  CP 8627 comes past Shoreham with the 5743 trailing on a cloudy July afternoon. Its nice to still be able to see SD40-2s going out on the road.
Photo Date:  7/25/2009  Upload Date: 7/25/2009 11:14:03 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8627(AC44CW) CP 5743(SD40-2)
Views:  130   Comments: 1
CP running on the Midway
Title:  CP running on the Midway
Description:  Two CP GEs make a rare apperance as the run down the Midway Sub. This probably happened due to track work going on at the Saint Paul Sub.
Photo Date:  7/29/2009  Upload Date: 7/29/2009 4:12:08 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 9595(AC44CW)
Views:  194   Comments: 2
Waiting for a light
Title:  Waiting for a light
Description:  The Dresser Turn waits to get the green before heading off with three geeps for power.
Photo Date:  7/30/2009  Upload Date: 7/30/2009 9:40:46 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4525(GP38-2) CP 4523(GP38-2) SOO 4431(GP38-2)
Views:  260   Comments: 0
Over the switch
Title:  Over the switch
Description:  The Dresser makes its way east as it leans curve, and comes over the west wye switch.
Photo Date:  7/30/2009  Upload Date: 7/30/2009 9:42:43 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4525(GP38-2)
Views:  128   Comments: 0
Ready to go
Title:  Ready to go
Description:  The Dresser is all ready to go as it waits for a light at Humboldt Yard. I love the power on these trains.
Photo Date:  7/30/2009  Upload Date: 10/25/2009 8:01:22 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4525(GP38-2)
Views:  136   Comments: 0
Rock Train Power
Title:  Rock Train Power
Description:  Three geeps get ready to head off to Dresser with a rock train, but they must first set out a Gevo.
Photo Date:  7/30/2009  Upload Date: 7/30/2009 9:39:41 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4525(GP38-2) CP 4523(GP38-2) SOO 4431(GP38-2)
Views:  252   Comments: 0
CEFX 1057
Title:  CEFX 1057
Description:  A blue bird trails a stack train on the CP today as it heads to Shoreham to do some work.
Photo Date:  7/31/2009  Upload Date: 8/1/2009 9:35:54 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CEFX 1057(AC44CW)
Views:  81   Comments: 0
CP University
Title:  CP University
Description:  Two CP AC44s team up to bring a manifest west as it comes past CP University on a cloudy July evening.
Photo Date:  7/31/2009  Upload Date: 8/1/2009 9:42:35 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8527(AC44CW)
Views:  146   Comments: 0
CP stack train
Title:  CP stack train
Description:  Two GE burners bring a train up the hill and towards Shoreham on a nice July afternoon.
Photo Date:  7/31/2009  Upload Date: 8/1/2009 9:43:03 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 9514(AC44CW) CEFX 1057(AC44CW)
Views:  137   Comments: 0
Empire Builder
Title:  Empire Builder
Description:  The daily Empire Builder blasts past Maple Springs as it heads down the CP river sub.
Photo Date:  8/1/2009  Upload Date: 8/1/2009 9:44:36 PM
Location:  Maple Springs, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 136(P42DC)
Views:  85   Comments: 0
DPU
Title:  DPU
Description:  Shoving hard on the back of a WPSX coal train is a BNSF ES44AC that is giving it all its worth.
Photo Date:  8/1/2009  Upload Date: 8/1/2009 9:49:10 PM
Location:  Lake City, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6179(ES44AC)
Views:  106   Comments: 0
WPSX Coal Loads
Title:  WPSX Coal Loads
Description:  Two BNSF SD70ACes leads a WPSX coal load through Lake City and down the River Sub on the CP.
Photo Date:  8/1/2009  Upload Date: 8/1/2009 9:48:01 PM
Location:  Lake City, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9355(SD70ACe)
Views:  382   Comments: 6
A good one unit wonder
Title:  A good one unit wonder
Description:  Here is a good type of one unit wonder! A lone CP SD40-2 flys past Maple Springs as it heads towards Hastings.
Photo Date:  8/1/2009  Upload Date: 8/1/2009 9:43:26 PM
Location:  Maple Springs, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6045(SD40-2)
Views:  144   Comments: 0
Where Hiawathas once Roamed
Title:  Where Hiawathas once Roamed
Description:  Two CP ES44s roar upgrade on the former Milwaukee Road mainline as they guide the train into Lake City. The second main is now a siding used by the local and is cut back into the main where the second unit is. While it now longer sees mainline freight, it still has the tell tale signs of being a former mainline, heavy rail, and coper wires on each of the joints. Picture taken from HD video.
Photo Date:  8/1/2009  Upload Date: 8/5/2009 12:50:42 AM
Location:  Lake City, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8881(ES44AC)
Views:  203   Comments: 0


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