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By:Douglas Hildebrandt
Dates:7/7/2004 - 12/31/2006
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Early morning 405
Title:  Early morning 405
Description:  WC train 405 picks up cars a New Brighton MN at around 9:45AM
Photo Date:  7/7/2004  Upload Date: 2/16/2005 12:34:10 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6005(SD40-2) CN 6021(SD40-2Q)
Views:  554   Comments: 0
Backing into the yard
Title:  Backing into the yard
Description:  WC 6925 backs down the wye and into the yard to pick up its cars. Photo was scanned in.
Photo Date:  7/8/2004  Upload Date: 12/27/2007 5:33:53 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6925(SD40-3) GCFX 6036(SD40-3) WC 7512(SD45)
Views:  343   Comments: 1
WC 6622, Johnson St. NE
Title:  WC 6622, Johnson St. NE
Description:  Another Shoreham Hill train creeping up at 10mph in run 8!
Photo Date:  7/14/2004  Upload Date: 4/21/2005 8:46:45 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7528(SD45) WC 6622(SD45) WC 6593(SD45)
Views:  524   Comments: 3
A406 departure
Title:  A406 departure
Description:  Train A406 departs New Brighton with two SD45s. Summer of 2004 was a great time to get all WC trains.
Photo Date:  7/14/2004  Upload Date: 2/13/2007 2:08:41 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6622(SD45) WC 7528(SD45)
Views:  283   Comments: 0
Making it upgrade
Title:  Making it upgrade
Description:  WC 6587 is on its knees as it trys to make it up grade. This is the first picture I ever took from this spot. I wish we still had this kind of power on the transfer.
Photo Date:  7/15/2004  Upload Date: 11/27/2008 11:28:19 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6587(SD45) WC 6597(SD45)
Views:  252   Comments: 0
Light power from Humboldt
Title:  Light power from Humboldt
Description:  GCFX 6066 leads two other SD40-2s light powered to the WCs Northtown cars at 37th. I remember that I was just barley able to get this shot off because these engines were so quick moving light.
Photo Date:  7/16/2004  Upload Date: 11/27/2008 11:33:16 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GCFX 6066(SD40-3)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
CN 5331
Title:  CN 5331
Description:  CN 5331 rests at New Brighton before heading off to Stevens Point. I wish the 6597 was leading...
Photo Date:  7/18/2004  Upload Date: 5/26/2009 2:08:09 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5331(SD40-2W) WC 6597(SD45)
Views:  217   Comments: 0
Waiting at Northtown
Title:  Waiting at Northtown
Description:  The WC transfer waits at Northtown Yard to get the clear and begin making up its train.
Photo Date:  7/21/2004  Upload Date: 5/30/2007 8:46:44 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7589(SD45) WC 7509(SD45)
Views:  233   Comments: 0
Hitting 37th
Title:  Hitting 37th
Description:  WC 3021 slowly makes its way up grade with the 7524 trailing. I wish I had used my better lense when I took this.
Photo Date:  7/24/2004  Upload Date: 11/27/2008 11:15:20 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 3021(GP40)
Views:  210   Comments: 0
Just making it...
Title:  Just making it...
Description:  With all three EMDs in run eight and the sanders working to give the train traction, the WC just barely makes its way up the hill. The transfer has just crossed Central Ave.
Photo Date:  7/24/2004  Upload Date: 11/27/2008 11:15:38 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 3021(GP40)
Views:  212   Comments: 2
Arrival at Northtown
Title:  Arrival at Northtown
Description:  The WC transfer pulls into Northtown yard at around 7:30 AM with a WC GP40 leading.
Photo Date:  8/10/2004  Upload Date: 11/6/2005 12:23:36 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 3005(GP40) GCFX 6033(SD40-3) WC 7509(SD45) WC 7528(SD45)
Views:  768   Comments: 0
Waiting to get into Northtown
Title:  Waiting to get into Northtown
Description:  The WC transfer waits to get permission to get into the BNSFs northtown yard. Picture taken at 37th and Stinson Ave. NE.
Photo Date:  8/26/2004  Upload Date: 10/30/2005 12:55:13 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6593(SD45) WC 6005(SD40-2) WC 6940(SD40-3)
Views:  482   Comments: 0
Just making it up the Hill
Title:  Just making it up the Hill
Description:  This shot of the WC transfer was taken near the top of Shoreham Hill. This train was about 1.5 miles long!
Photo Date:  8/26/2004  Upload Date: 4/29/2005 10:12:00 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6593(SD45) WC 6005(SD40-2) WC 6940(SD40-3)
Views:  498   Comments: 0
Coming up the hill
Title:  Coming up the hill
Description:  WC 6521 comes up grade to finish a great day of railfanning. I caught this same train coming into Northtown earlier. Click on the 6604 to see the Northtown arrival shot. WC 7509 is in the middle.
Photo Date:  8/29/2004  Upload Date: 1/30/2009 9:41:25 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6521(SD45) WC 6604(SD45)
Views:  202   Comments: 1
Northtown Arrival
Title:  Northtown Arrival
Description:  The WC transfer arrives at Northtown Yard with some barges as cargo. The 6521 is the trailing unit. Too bad all of these units are now retired, truly an end to a great era.
Photo Date:  8/29/2004  Upload Date: 1/19/2007 5:09:03 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6604(SD45) WC 7509(SD45) WC 6521(SD45)
Views:  387   Comments: 1
Storming up Shoreham Hill
Title:  Storming up Shoreham Hill
Description:  Two SD45s and a SD40-2, all WC, storm up Shoreham Hill in run eight on my first day of 10th grade. Trailing SD45 is the 7512, 7518, or 7524. I had wanted to see a consist like this for about two years.
Photo Date:  9/1/2004  Upload Date: 1/3/2008 7:31:04 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6622(SD45) WC 6003(SD40-2)
Views:  502   Comments: 3
Creeping up grade
Title:  Creeping up grade
Description:  A great picture of four WC SD45s. This was the last time I ever saw four WC SD45s together. The crossing in the foreground is Stinson Ave. NE.
Photo Date:  10/16/2004  Upload Date: 1/19/2007 5:12:20 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6584(SD45) WC 6550(SD45) WC 7505(SD45)
Views:  760   Comments: 1
Battle up Shoreham Hill
Title:  Battle up Shoreham Hill
Description:  FOUR WC SD45s battle up Shoreham Hill at a mere 5mph.
Photo Date:  10/16/2004  Upload Date: 4/21/2005 8:35:04 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6550(SD45) WC 6584(SD45)
Views:  701   Comments: 0
Fall day on MEA
Title:  Fall day on MEA
Description:  The WC transfer climbs up Shoreham Hill on a foggy October Day.
Photo Date:  10/20/2004  Upload Date: 11/6/2005 1:01:00 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6591(SD45) CN 5377(SD40-2) WC 6001(SD40)
Views:  581   Comments: 1
CN 5546
Title:  CN 5546
Description:  Roster shot of CN 5546 as it trails on the WC today.
Photo Date:  11/5/2004  Upload Date: 6/13/2009 12:11:29 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5546(SD60F)
Views:  260   Comments: 0
Late day transfer
Title:  Late day transfer
Description:  In the fall of 2004, the transfer seemed to run about two to four hours later then usual. This shot was taken at about three PM. Notice that the 6614 still has its black number boards.
Photo Date:  11/5/2004  Upload Date: 2/10/2007 1:11:03 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6614(SD45)
Views:  236   Comments: 0
Mid afternoon transfer
Title:  Mid afternoon transfer
Description:  Two SD45s and a CN SD40-3 work their way up grade to New Brighton, MN with engineer Ed Patten in control. About 30 minutes later, a rock train came by. A picture of that rock train can be seen in my CP/Soo folder.
Photo Date:  11/12/2004  Upload Date: 2/10/2007 12:53:49 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6556(SD45)
Views:  233   Comments: 0
Just making in at Johnson
Title:  Just making in at Johnson
Description:  The WC had a lot of cars out of Northtown today, and he was just barley doing 3mph when I shot this. I would later pace the train with my bike as he headed up to Stinson Ave.
Photo Date:  11/13/2004  Upload Date: 1/30/2009 10:06:16 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5656(SD75I) IC 6060(SD40-2R)
Views:  254   Comments: 0
Crusing up hill
Title:  Crusing up hill
Description:  WC 7523 had no problem making it up the hill with this lashup.
Photo Date:  11/15/2004  Upload Date: 1/30/2009 10:05:07 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7523(SD45)
Views:  155   Comments: 0
Two SD45s
Title:  Two SD45s
Description:  Two SD45s wait to leave New Brighton on a cold December day.
Photo Date:  12/13/2004  Upload Date: 2/13/2007 2:08:07 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6521(SD45) WC 7526(SD45)
Views:  278   Comments: 1
Heading Towards Stevens Point
Title:  Heading Towards Stevens Point
Description:  Two WC SD45s and an IC leave New Brighton.
Photo Date:  12/14/2004  Upload Date: 2/13/2007 2:14:42 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6497(SD45) WC 6614(SD45)
Views:  262   Comments: 0
Wying the power
Title:  Wying the power
Description:  Before leaving town, the transfer crew wyed the power so WC 6911 would lead. I would later shoot this train at Arden Hills.
Photo Date:  12/18/2004  Upload Date: 1/31/2009 11:41:48 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 9460(GP40-2LW) CN 9544(GP40-2LW) WC 6940(SD40-3) WC 6911(SD40-3)
Views:  524   Comments: 0
Classic Lashup
Title:  Classic Lashup
Description:  An excellent lashup for 406 rumbles by near Lexington Ave with two SD40 bodies and and two GP40-2Ws.
Photo Date:  12/18/2004  Upload Date: 12/25/2008 2:28:43 PM
Location:  Arden Hills, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6911(SD40-3) WC 6940(SD40-3) CN 9460(GP40-2LW) CN 9544(GP40-2LW)
Views:  468   Comments: 0
Gray Units
Title:  Gray Units
Description:  Two grey units trail, for the moment, on the transfer. The power will soon be wyed and the 6911 will lead out of town.
Photo Date:  12/18/2004  Upload Date: 2/28/2009 1:17:54 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6940(SD40-3) WC 6911(SD40-3)
Views:  282   Comments: 0
Dash 8CM
Title:  Dash 8CM
Description:  My first CN unit of 2005 trailing on the WC today. Those units look wierd without the bell above the cab.
Photo Date:  1/1/2005  Upload Date: 3/14/2009 12:26:35 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2446(C40-8M)
Views:  282   Comments: 0
First WC transfer of 2005.
Title:  First WC transfer of 2005.
Description:  The first WC transfer of 2005 waits to depart New Brighton with a dash 8CM trailing.
Photo Date:  1/1/2005  Upload Date: 3/14/2009 12:24:52 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 9023(C40-9W) CN 2446(C40-8M)
Views:  340   Comments: 1
Crusing by Johnson
Title:  Crusing by Johnson
Description:  Todays WC transfer has no problem coming up the hill as he blasts past Johnson St. Ne.
Photo Date:  1/5/2005  Upload Date: 6/12/2009 11:38:10 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5778(SD75I) WC 6602(SD45)
Views:  229   Comments: 0
Standard Cab GE
Title:  Standard Cab GE
Description:  An NS C40-9 will lead todays A406 out of town today with WC 7510 trailing.
Photo Date:  1/15/2005  Upload Date: 11/21/2009 1:32:24 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 8876(C40-9) WC 7510(SD45)
Views:  222   Comments: 0
WC 7510
Title:  WC 7510
Description:  WC 7510 and NS 8876 wait to depart on a January day. The leader was a standard nose NS C40-9. Date approx.
Photo Date:  1/15/2005  Upload Date: 10/19/2007 11:47:01 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7510(SD45) NS 8876(C40-9)
Views:  239   Comments: 1
Sunny Day
Title:  Sunny Day
Description:  Three great looking SD45s wait to depart New Brighton in mid March 2005. I love the big WC shield on the nose on the 7518. Date approx.
Photo Date:  3/15/2005  Upload Date: 4/6/2007 3:03:28 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7518(SD45) WC 6591(SD45)
Views:  319   Comments: 2
Back down the west wye
Title:  Back down the west wye
Description:  A strait SP unit shoves down the west wye with an empty coal train in tow.
Photo Date:  3/28/2005  Upload Date: 6/12/2009 11:44:37 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 368(AC44CW)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
WC 6620
Title:  WC 6620
Description:  While the picture may not be the sharpest, the memory is! Two 66XX series SD45s working their way up Shoreham Hill.
Photo Date:  6/2/2005  Upload Date: 2/13/2007 2:15:18 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6620(SD45)
Views:  212   Comments: 1
WC 6583
Title:  WC 6583
Description:  WC 6583 waits to depart with the 6616 and an IC. Date approx.
Photo Date:  6/12/2005  Upload Date: 10/19/2007 11:35:44 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6583(SD45)
Views:  221   Comments: 0
Departing New Brighton
Title:  Departing New Brighton
Description:  IC 6261 heads out of New Brighton with two SD45s trailing.
Photo Date:  6/13/2005  Upload Date: 11/28/2008 3:51:38 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6261(SD40-3) WC 6616(SD45)
Views:  264   Comments: 1
GTW 6420
Title:  GTW 6420
Description:  An ex DT&I GP40-2 trails on the WC on a nice summer day.
Photo Date:  6/17/2005  Upload Date: 6/12/2009 11:33:11 PM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GTW 6420(GP40-2)
Views:  246   Comments: 0
WC 7581
Title:  WC 7581
Description:  Four units blast by at forty as the train enters Cardigan Jct.
Photo Date:  6/17/2005  Upload Date: 7/31/2005 10:55:35 AM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7581(SD45) WC 6620(SD45) WC 6503(SD45) GTW 6420(GP40-2)
Views:  648   Comments: 1
Working up grade
Title:  Working up grade
Description:  WC 6918 and WC 6503 work hard up Shoreham Hill on their to New Brighton. Photo is grainy due to the fact I tried to save this image. The shutter was being troublesome with me.
Photo Date:  6/20/2005  Upload Date: 4/6/2007 3:06:32 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6918(SD40-3) WC 6503(SD45)
Views:  264   Comments: 0
Early morning transfer
Title:  Early morning transfer
Description:  The WC transfer works its way up Shoreham Hill at about 8:30 AM in the morning. You would never know this was in the middle of a city due to how the shot was taken.
Photo Date:  6/25/2005  Upload Date: 4/30/2007 2:04:48 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GCFX 6068(SD40-3) WC 6922(SD40-3) WC 6910(SD40-3)
Views:  278   Comments: 0
Almost there!
Title:  Almost there!
Description:  Three SD40-3 locomotives grind up Shoreham Hill on the way to New Brighton
Photo Date:  6/25/2005  Upload Date: 7/31/2005 10:58:29 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GCFX 6068(SD40-3) WC 6922(SD40-3)
Views:  404   Comments: 0
Off in the morning sun
Title:  Off in the morning sun
Description:  The trio of SD40-3s head off into the morning sunlight with all three units in run 8. What a great way to start off your day.
Photo Date:  6/25/2005  Upload Date: 2/28/2009 1:32:23 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GCFX 6068(SD40-3) WC 6922(SD40-3) WC 6910(SD40-3)
Views:  248   Comments: 0
Nine AM transfer
Title:  Nine AM transfer
Description:  The WC transfer lead by a good looking SD45, makes its way up Shoreham Hill at 9:00 AM in the morning.
Photo Date:  7/2/2005  Upload Date: 4/5/2007 11:01:00 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 7508(SD45) WC 6924(SD40-3)
Views:  241   Comments: 0
Coming out of Shoreham
Title:  Coming out of Shoreham
Description:  The Transfer comes out of Shoreham with a former CR C40-8W and a nice looking IC SD40-2R.
Photo Date:  8/5/2005  Upload Date: 11/26/2009 12:42:53 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 8429(C40-8W) IC 6052(SD40-2R)
Views:  246   Comments: 0
Old Shoreham
Title:  Old Shoreham
Description:  This is WC train 405, with power from out of town. Twenty years ago there would have been four tracks here, as for Shoreham Yard would still have been open.
Photo Date:  8/6/2005  Upload Date: 12/18/2005 9:47:47 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6052(SD40-2R) NS 8429(C40-8W)
Views:  379   Comments: 1
WC 6922
Title:  WC 6922
Description:  WC transfer coming into Northtown on the North Runner with a nice 70s era lashup.
Photo Date:  8/12/2005  Upload Date: 1/31/2009 12:35:25 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6922(SD40-3) WC 3022(GP40)
Views:  246   Comments: 0
A406 Departing
Title:  A406 Departing
Description:  A406 departs New Brighton with a good leader. How I wish I could go back to these days. Date Approx.
Photo Date:  8/14/2005  Upload Date: 1/31/2009 12:39:58 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6930(SD40-3)
Views:  177   Comments: 0


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