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By:Douglas Hildebrandt
Dates:7/16/2002 - 7/6/2004
Album Info:All shots taken in the Minneapolis area unless noted as being somewhere else. All are taken by me. Some WC shots include power from the east coast, such as NS or CSX. As you go through the album, you'll see how the CN merger has changed the power on the transfer.
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WC 2001
Title:  WC 2001
Description:  This was the first time I ever shot a WC unit, and it was a pretty good one to start off with too! That paint was looking great on it back then.
Photo Date:  7/16/2002  Upload Date: 6/11/2009 11:36:23 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 2001(GP38-2)
Views:  633   Comments: 0
WC Deadline
Title:  WC Deadline
Description:  This was sad to see, but I was lucky to see this at Northtown Yard! The only WC GP30s & WC GP35s I ever saw.
Photo Date:  8/6/2002  Upload Date: 6/25/2006 12:14:15 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 2251(GP30) WC 2052(GP35m) WC 2060(GP35m)
Views:  1889   Comments: 3
Sitting in the spur
Title:  Sitting in the spur
Description:  The 7512 has just coupled up to the 6555 and will begin to start picking up cars in the yard. This was the first time I took a picture of an SD45. Too bad they are all gone now...
Photo Date:  9/14/2002  Upload Date: 4/6/2007 9:19:21 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6555(SD45) WC 7512(SD45)
Views:  408   Comments: 0
Basking in the sun
Title:  Basking in the sun
Description:  With the 7498, 7501, and 6578 in the yard, the 7496 enjoys some nice rays of sun that light up its nose.
Photo Date:  10/12/2002  Upload Date: 2/28/2009 1:14:53 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7496(SD45)
Views:  261   Comments: 1
All WCs!
Title:  All WCs!
Description:  This was my first photo of a "pure" WC consist at New Brighton. The 7496 is behind me in the spur too! Four WCs at New Brighton, all are clean! I wish I could go back....
Photo Date:  10/12/2002  Upload Date: 6/25/2006 12:17:50 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7498(SD45) WC 7501(SD45) WC 6578(SD45)
Views:  499   Comments: 1
Sitting in the spur
Title:  Sitting in the spur
Description:  WC 7581 idles aways in the spur at New Brighton.
Photo Date:  10/29/2002  Upload Date: 2/28/2009 12:27:17 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7581(SD45)
Views:  293   Comments: 0
First for me
Title:  First for me
Description:  This was my first IC unit I ever shot. Check out how nice that paint looks on it.
Photo Date:  11/4/2002  Upload Date: 2/28/2009 12:24:32 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6264(SD40-3)
Views:  298   Comments: 1
Birthday Suprise
Title:  Birthday Suprise
Description:  On my way home from my grandparents, I was suprised to see the WC at New Brighton this late! First time I saw and shot the 6005.
Photo Date:  11/4/2002  Upload Date: 2/28/2009 12:23:44 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7498(SD45) WC 6005(SD40-2) IC 6264(SD40-3)
Views:  399   Comments: 0
WC 6586
Title:  WC 6586
Description:  WC 6586 makes a rare visit to New Brighton. I only saw this unit once down here. Date Approx.
Photo Date:  1/17/2003  Upload Date: 5/30/2009 11:54:14 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6586(SD45)
Views:  225   Comments: 0
GCFX 6031
Title:  GCFX 6031
Description:  For some reason, only this unit was at New Brighton on this day, and there were no other cars or power around. It would head into the commercial yard about five minutes after I took this.
Photo Date:  4/21/2003  Upload Date: 2/28/2009 1:18:19 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GCFX 6031(SD40-3)
Views:  368   Comments: 0
Back in the day.....
Title:  Back in the day.....
Description:  Ahh, the good old days right after the CN merger. We still saw consists of three or more engines, usually with a GCFX on the train. The 6550 is in the spur.
Photo Date:  5/12/2003  Upload Date: 2/16/2006 1:11:12 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GCFX 6042(SD40-3) WC 6550(SD45) WC 7637(SD45) WC 7505(SD45)
Views:  593   Comments: 1
WC 7637
Title:  WC 7637
Description:  Second unit out on the WC today. This was the first time I shot his unit. Taken with a wide angle lense.
Photo Date:  5/12/2003  Upload Date: 3/18/2009 11:22:52 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7637(SD45)
Views:  345   Comments: 1
Gray Unit
Title:  Gray Unit
Description:  A great looking gray unit is the second unit on the transfer today. The consist was IC 6254, GCFX 6047, and WC 6006.
Photo Date:  5/20/2003  Upload Date: 3/13/2009 7:16:12 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GCFX 6047(SD40-3)
Views:  228   Comments: 0
Good leader
Title:  Good leader
Description:  IC 6254 will lead A406 out of New Brighton today. I still remember how fresh that paint was, it must have just been painted or washed.
Photo Date:  5/20/2003  Upload Date: 3/13/2009 7:25:13 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6254(SD40-3)
Views:  212   Comments: 0
Classic Power
Title:  Classic Power
Description:  On an early Wednesday morning back in 2003, I'm treated to two Canadian style EMDs. WC 7523 is right behind me, having been set out only moments before I got up to New Brighton.
Photo Date:  5/21/2003  Upload Date: 2/28/2009 1:23:34 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GCFX 6042(SD40-3) WC 6004(SD40-2)
Views:  275   Comments: 1
Out of the yard and onto the main
Title:  Out of the yard and onto the main
Description:  WC 6004 pases the 7523 in the spur as it comes out of the yard at New Brighton.
Photo Date:  5/21/2003  Upload Date: 3/28/2009 12:38:00 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6004(SD40-2)
Views:  235   Comments: 1
GCFX 6063
Title:  GCFX 6063
Description:  Trailing on the WC today is this nice looking lease unit.
Photo Date:  5/31/2003  Upload Date: 3/14/2009 5:03:33 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GCFX 6063(SD40-3)
Views:  165   Comments: 0
Illinois Power in Minnesota
Title:  Illinois Power in Minnesota
Description:  This IC geep rests in the spur at New Brighton
Photo Date:  5/31/2003  Upload Date: 2/16/2005 12:36:05 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 3137(GP40R)
Views:  560   Comments: 0
The good ole days
Title:  The good ole days
Description:  Its hard to believe that was taken almost six years ago now, things have changed so much since this shot was taken. The 7515 is no more, but least the 7505 is still working for the DMVM. Who would have thought that back on this nice warm May afternoon in 2003?
Photo Date:  5/31/2003  Upload Date: 3/14/2009 5:04:03 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7505(SD45) WC 7515(SD45)
Views:  255   Comments: 0
Rounding the curve
Title:  Rounding the curve
Description:  WC 6587 rounds the curve into New Brighton with GCFX 6042 and WC 7505 trailing. The geese happened to walk into the frame.
Photo Date:  6/3/2003  Upload Date: 12/13/2008 1:21:16 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6587(SD45) WC 7505(SD45) GCFX 6042(SD40-3)
Views:  312   Comments: 0
WC 7505
Title:  WC 7505
Description:  WC 7505 is the trailing unit in todays train. Just I got this picture, the train was departing. Pretty good for a "grab shot".
Photo Date:  6/3/2003  Upload Date: 10/6/2007 11:26:47 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7505(SD45)
Views:  357   Comments: 0
GCFX 6055
Title:  GCFX 6055
Description:  Two locomotive which don't exist anymore wait to depart New Brighton. (The 6055 was renumbered)
Photo Date:  6/15/2003  Upload Date: 4/6/2007 3:08:33 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GCFX 6055(SD40-3) WC 6582(SD45)
Views:  289   Comments: 1
Cloudy day
Title:  Cloudy day
Description:  WC 6582 rests at New Brighton on a cloudy day.
Photo Date:  6/15/2003  Upload Date: 4/5/2007 10:56:08 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6582(SD45)
Views:  303   Comments: 0
The Richard B Ogilvie
Title:  The Richard B Ogilvie
Description:  The 7513, which is named "The Richard B Ogilivie", trails out of New Brighton with the 7502 and 7551.
Photo Date:  7/6/2003  Upload Date: 3/28/2009 1:29:14 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7513(SD45)
Views:  197   Comments: 0
Good Old Maroon & Gold
Title:  Good Old Maroon & Gold
Description:  Three WC SD45s wait to depart New Brighton MN on a nice warm July day.
Photo Date:  7/6/2003  Upload Date: 4/5/2007 10:54:29 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7551(SD45) WC 7502(SD45) WC 7513(SD45)
Views:  423   Comments: 1
WC 6005
Title:  WC 6005
Description:  WC 6005 sits all by itself in the spur at New Brighton. It was just begging to have a roster taken of it.
Photo Date:  7/27/2003  Upload Date: 6/13/2009 12:25:48 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6005(SD40-2)
Views:  366   Comments: 0
Sitting in the Spur
Title:  Sitting in the Spur
Description:  A GCFX and WC unit sit in the spur at New Brighton, and wait for the next call to duty. I would catch these units the next day with two SD45s.
Photo Date:  7/28/2003  Upload Date: 2/1/2009 12:28:44 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GCFX 6046(SD40-3) WC 6005(SD40-2)
Views:  350   Comments: 0
Rolling past the Depot
Title:  Rolling past the Depot
Description:  The transfer has just come up from Northtown and is now rolling past the depot.
Photo Date:  7/29/2003  Upload Date: 2/1/2009 12:19:14 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6005(SD40-2) GCFX 6046(SD40-3) WC 7585(SD45) WC 7520(SD45)
Views:  344   Comments: 2
Heading up to the switch
Title:  Heading up to the switch
Description:  After picking up some paperwork, the WC heads up to the switch so they can back into the yard to pick up their commercial cars.
Photo Date:  7/29/2003  Upload Date: 2/1/2009 12:24:36 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7520(SD45) WC 7585(SD45) WC 6005(SD40-2) GCFX 6046(SD40-3)
Views:  353   Comments: 0
WC 7520
Title:  WC 7520
Description:  Side view of WC 7520.
Photo Date:  7/29/2003  Upload Date: 2/1/2009 12:21:58 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7520(SD45)
Views:  220   Comments: 0
Good old WC
Title:  Good old WC
Description:  Back in 03' it was still possible to see four WCs at New Brighton, now thats just a memory. All of the engines also still have good WC emblems too! The 7585 is in the spur. Picture taken with a wide angle lense.
Photo Date:  8/20/2003  Upload Date: 2/16/2006 1:18:50 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6550(SD45) WC 7527(SD45) WC 6598(SD45) WC 7585(SD45)
Views:  417   Comments: 2
WC 7585
Title:  WC 7585
Description:  Resting in the spur on a nice summer day back in 2003.
Photo Date:  8/20/2003  Upload Date: 3/18/2009 11:36:24 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7585(SD45)
Views:  198   Comments: 0
Four SD45s
Title:  Four SD45s
Description:  WC 6497 leads an impressive lashup of four SD45s out of New Brighton on a nice September day back in 2003.
Photo Date:  9/5/2003  Upload Date: 11/27/2009 2:49:41 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6497(SD45) WC 7498(SD45) WC 6529(SD45) WC 6625(SD45)
Views:  309   Comments: 0
WC 6497
Title:  WC 6497
Description:  Train 406 has its paper work and is ready to go, but they are waiting on the dispacther to give them the light. Conductor Steve Webber is talking to the conductor in the cab. The train had four SD45s on it!! Trailing units were 6529 and 6625.
Photo Date:  9/5/2003  Upload Date: 5/30/2007 8:51:20 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6497(SD45) WC 7498(SD45)
Views:  367   Comments: 1
WC 6529
Title:  WC 6529
Description:  This was a great lashup, even back when I shot this. The 6529 was one of four SD45s heading out of town today on A406.
Photo Date:  9/5/2003  Upload Date: 11/27/2009 2:51:35 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6529(SD45) WC 6625(SD45)
Views:  247   Comments: 0
SD45 Quartet
Title:  SD45 Quartet
Description:  A very nice looking quartet of SD45s head out of town on A406. This would be one of the few times I would see four WC SD45s running together.
Photo Date:  9/5/2003  Upload Date: 11/27/2009 2:53:17 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6625(SD45) WC 6529(SD45) WC 7498(SD45) WC 6497(SD45)
Views:  292   Comments: 0
WC 7526
Title:  WC 7526
Description:  Looking back on this, this was my first creative shot I took of a unit. In retrospect, I wish I had taken a full roster of the unit. Still, I'm happy I took this! Look at the "F" on the unit, looks like its on a round metal plate.
Photo Date:  9/12/2003  Upload Date: 3/18/2009 10:55:04 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7526(SD45)
Views:  156   Comments: 1
Great lashup fouled by weeds
Title:  Great lashup fouled by weeds
Description:  Four WC units rest at New Brighton, however a better picture of this lashup was fouled by the weeds on the left side of this shot.
Photo Date:  9/12/2003  Upload Date: 3/18/2009 10:50:11 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7527(SD45)
Views:  171   Comments: 0
WC 6614
Title:  WC 6614
Description:  Leaving New Brighton..
Photo Date:  9/15/2003  Upload Date: 2/11/2007 1:16:32 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6614(SD45) GCFX 6072(SD40-3)
Views:  259   Comments: 0
Wying the power
Title:  Wying the power
Description:  Wying the power before leaving town.
Photo Date:  9/15/2003  Upload Date: 2/11/2007 1:10:59 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7500(SD45) WC 7507(SD45) GCFX 6072(SD40-3)
Views:  332   Comments: 0
406 departure
Title:  406 departure
Description:  Train 406 leaves town with four units! These were the days after the merger you could still SD45s everyday on the transfer.
Photo Date:  9/15/2003  Upload Date: 2/11/2007 1:09:02 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7507(SD45) WC 7500(SD45)
Views:  270   Comments: 0
Small pickup
Title:  Small pickup
Description:  The WC only had two cars out of the WC today, and is getting ready to shove back into New Brighton.
Photo Date:  9/17/2003  Upload Date: 2/28/2009 3:45:09 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GCFX 6058(SD40-3) WC 6593(SD45)
Views:  287   Comments: 0
Pulling the commercials out
Title:  Pulling the commercials out
Description:  IC 3138 makes a rare apperance at New Brighton as it leads todays transfer.
Photo Date:  9/20/2003  Upload Date: 2/1/2009 1:55:22 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 3138(GP40R) WC 7496(SD45)
Views:  319   Comments: 0
GCFX 6057
Title:  GCFX 6057
Description:  Waiting to get into Northtown Yard, while waiting at Apache Plaza.
Photo Date:  9/22/2003  Upload Date: 2/28/2009 3:40:43 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GCFX 6057(SD40-3)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
Class Unit
Title:  Class Unit
Description:  One of ym favorite WC SD45s rests by Apace Plaza on a crisp Sept morning. Notice the "eyes" drawn in on the number boards.
Photo Date:  9/22/2003  Upload Date: 2/28/2009 3:38:12 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7500(SD45)
Views:  177   Comments: 1
CN 9540
Title:  CN 9540
Description:  Sandwhiched between WC 6516 and WC 6005 is the 9540.
Photo Date:  10/12/2003  Upload Date: 6/13/2009 12:15:21 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 9540(GP40-2LW)
Views:  224   Comments: 0
Heading for Northtown
Title:  Heading for Northtown
Description:  The transfer has just put their Humboldt cars away, and are getting ready to depart for Northtown Yard.
Photo Date:  10/12/2003  Upload Date: 2/13/2007 12:42:42 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6005(SD40-2) CN 9540(GP40-2LW)
Views:  459   Comments: 1
Coming up from Humboldt
Title:  Coming up from Humboldt
Description:  The WC is shoving their Northtown Cars back so the Humboldt cars (cars behind the 6005) can be put into the yard.
Photo Date:  10/12/2003  Upload Date: 1/19/2007 5:10:48 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6516(SD45) WC 6005(SD40-2) CN 9540(GP40-2LW)
Views:  358   Comments: 0
WC 6503 & WC 6002
Title:  WC 6503 & WC 6002
Description:  Two WCs rest in the spur at New Brighton. They are either wait for a coal train or will run an extra later that night. You won't see any engines sitting in the spur anymore...
Photo Date:  10/16/2003  Upload Date: 1/19/2007 5:30:37 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6503(SD45) WC 6002(SD40-2)
Views:  682   Comments: 2
Two sets of WCs
Title:  Two sets of WCs
Description:  Two WC units wait to depart New Brighton, while another two sit in the spur.
Photo Date:  10/16/2003  Upload Date: 3/28/2009 12:54:43 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6550(SD45) WC 7500(SD45)
Views:  260   Comments: 1


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