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By:Douglas Hildebrandt
Dates:8/6/2009 - 11/16/2009
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CN 9675
Title:  CN 9675
Description:  A GP40-2LW waits to head out of town on a cloudy and over cast evening. Picture was taken with a friends Canon Rebel.
Photo Date:  8/6/2009  Upload Date: 8/8/2009 10:18:11 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 9675(GP40-2LW)
Views:  432   Comments: 0
Soldiering on
Title:  Soldiering on
Description:  This old geep still soldiers on and earns its keep for CN as other units are stored and sold on the CN.
Photo Date:  8/6/2009  Upload Date: 8/7/2009 8:29:22 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 9675(GP40-2LW)
Views:  362   Comments: 0
Northtown Arrival
Title:  Northtown Arrival
Description:  After coming around the loop track, the WC comes into Northtown with a nice leader. This unit lead out of Northtown last fall.
Photo Date:  8/7/2009  Upload Date: 8/7/2009 8:31:00 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 9555(GP40-2LW) CN 5781(SD75I)
Views:  221   Comments: 0
BNSF 9988
Title:  BNSF 9988
Description:  After coming in off of a WPSX coal train, this SD70MAC will be handed off to the BNSF at Northtown.
Photo Date:  8/8/2009  Upload Date: 8/8/2009 6:59:12 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9988(SD70MAC)
Views:  159   Comments: 0
Coming down Shoreham Hill
Title:  Coming down Shoreham Hill
Description:  The WC heads down to Humboldt Yard as it rolls past Super America with a short train.
Photo Date:  8/8/2009  Upload Date: 8/8/2009 7:00:42 PM
Location:  Saint Anthony, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5531(SD60F) CN 5661(SD75I) BNSF 9988(SD70MAC)
Views:  297   Comments: 1
Putting the Commercials Away
Title:  Putting the Commercials Away
Description:  The WC puts the Commercial cars away before heading down to Northtown and Humboldt.
Photo Date:  8/8/2009  Upload Date: 8/8/2009 6:56:20 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5531(SD60F)
Views:  175   Comments: 0
Going to work
Title:  Going to work
Description:  The WC goes to work as it heads past the west wye switch with a BNSF SD70MAC trailing.
Photo Date:  8/8/2009  Upload Date: 8/8/2009 6:55:06 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5531(SD60F) CN 5661(SD75I) BNSF 9988(SD70MAC)
Views:  261   Comments: 0
CN 5661
Title:  CN 5661
Description:  Middle unit on the WC as it comes into Humboldt Yard.
Photo Date:  8/8/2009  Upload Date: 8/8/2009 6:58:06 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5661(SD75I)
Views:  170   Comments: 0
CN 5754
Title:  CN 5754
Description:  Trailing today is the CN 5754. What a cool lashup this is with the J unit leading.
Photo Date:  8/9/2009  Upload Date: 8/9/2009 3:48:04 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5754(SD75I)
Views:  176   Comments: 0
A Great Leader
Title:  A Great Leader
Description:  After coming into town, the WC is lead by a great looking EJ&E unit as it heads down the main to start putting cars away.
Photo Date:  8/9/2009  Upload Date: 8/9/2009 3:49:11 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CN 5754(SD75I) EJE 659(SD38-3)
Views:  312   Comments: 0
Fresh Face
Title:  Fresh Face
Description:  A fresh face makes an apperance at New Brighton, the EJ&E 659! This has been the second SD38-2 to make its way this way during the summer.
Photo Date:  8/9/2009  Upload Date: 8/9/2009 3:43:19 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  EJE 659(SD38-3)
Views:  135   Comments: 0
The "J"
Title:  The "J"
Description:  For the first time, an EJ&E unit makes it up to New Brighton and starts to shove down the west wye. This is one cool looking unit.
Photo Date:  8/9/2009  Upload Date: 8/9/2009 3:44:26 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CN 5754(SD75I) EJE 659(SD38-3)
Views:  365   Comments: 1
CN 2547
Title:  CN 2547
Description:  Trailing into town today is the CN 2547.
Photo Date:  8/10/2009  Upload Date: 8/14/2009 12:38:14 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2547(C44-9W)
Views:  168   Comments: 0
WC Transfer
Title:  WC Transfer
Description:  The WC has just got into town, and will soon get to work once the relief crew is on board.
Photo Date:  8/10/2009  Upload Date: 8/14/2009 12:37:35 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5722(SD75I) CN 2547(C44-9W)
Views:  206   Comments: 0
End of the day
Title:  End of the day
Description:  Charlie backs the transfer down the mainline, and will soon call it a day.
Photo Date:  8/11/2009  Upload Date: 8/14/2009 11:31:08 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CN 5754(SD75I) EJE 659(SD38-3)
Views:  172   Comments: 0
Orange Sunset
Title:  Orange Sunset
Description:  With the sun setting and the day coming to a close, the EJE 659 backs down the main. That orange looks great in the setting sun.
Photo Date:  8/11/2009  Upload Date: 8/14/2009 11:33:36 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  EJE 659(SD38-3)
Views:  131   Comments: 0
CN 5794
Title:  CN 5794
Description:  Helping the 8858 out is the 5794 which is giving it all its worth.
Photo Date:  8/14/2009  Upload Date: 8/14/2009 7:08:45 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5794(SD75I)
Views:  156   Comments: 0
Late L517
Title:  Late L517
Description:  Todays train into New Brighton is running a bit later then usual as it comes into town around 2:00 PM.
Photo Date:  8/14/2009  Upload Date: 8/14/2009 7:10:48 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 8858(SD70M-2) CN 5794(SD75I)
Views:  278   Comments: 2
Throttling up
Title:  Throttling up
Description:  Thw WC throttles up and heads down the main after coming in from New Richmond, WI.
Photo Date:  8/14/2009  Upload Date: 8/14/2009 7:07:53 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 8858(SD70M-2) CN 5794(SD75I)
Views:  200   Comments: 0
Rolling in late again
Title:  Rolling in late again
Description:  After have a crew die out at Somerset, the WC finally comes into town with a big train in tow.
Photo Date:  8/15/2009  Upload Date: 8/17/2009 1:34:29 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5722(SD75I)
Views:  166   Comments: 0
Starting the day off
Title:  Starting the day off
Description:  The WC got into town a little closer to schedule today, and is putting some cars away for the commercial.
Photo Date:  8/17/2009  Upload Date: 8/17/2009 7:09:02 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5710(SD75I)
Views:  131   Comments: 0
CN 9450
Title:  CN 9450
Description:  The remaining colors on CN 9450 pop out in the late afternoon light as it does some work with the 5661.
Photo Date:  8/23/2009  Upload Date: 8/23/2009 10:16:33 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 9450(GP40-2LW) CN 5661(SD75I)
Views:  251   Comments: 0
CN 5778
Title:  CN 5778
Description:  Charlie runs by with a big train from Northtown and Humboldt in tow as the sun sets in the distance.
Photo Date:  8/25/2009  Upload Date: 8/31/2009 11:55:35 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5778(SD75I)
Views:  106   Comments: 0
CN 5778
Title:  CN 5778
Description:  The WC is all done with its work in the cities, and is waiting for a crew to take it to Chipp Falls. Six second exposure with a 1978 Nikon Fe.
Photo Date:  8/25/2009  Upload Date: 10/25/2009 8:03:45 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5778(SD75I)
Views:  187   Comments: 0
IC 1033
Title:  IC 1033
Description:  IC 1033 is waiting for a crew to take it back to Stevens Point on a nice summers night.
Photo Date:  8/27/2009  Upload Date: 10/21/2009 9:08:12 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 1033(SD70)
Views:  87   Comments: 1
A warm summers night
Title:  A warm summers night
Description:  IC 1033 waits to get moving as it gets bathed in the light from the yard office. Eight second exposure with a Nikon FE from 1978.
Photo Date:  8/27/2009  Upload Date: 10/21/2009 9:07:14 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 1033(SD70)
Views:  171   Comments: 1
Arriving right on time
Title:  Arriving right on time
Description:  After a successful meet at Chipp Falls, the WC makes it back to New Brighton on time and under 12 hours.
Photo Date:  8/28/2009  Upload Date: 8/31/2009 11:57:22 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2647(C44-9W) CN 5789(SD75I)
Views:  140   Comments: 0
CN 5789
Title:  CN 5789
Description:  Trailing on the WC today is a new unit for me, CN 5789.
Photo Date:  8/28/2009  Upload Date: 9/1/2009 12:54:43 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5789(SD75I)
Views:  71   Comments: 0
BNSF 9354
Title:  BNSF 9354
Description:  A BNSF SD70ACe makes an apperance on the WC today as it backs down the West Wye with two CN units.
Photo Date:  9/1/2009  Upload Date: 9/4/2009 9:54:58 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9354(SD70ACe)
Views:  136   Comments: 0
Humming down to Humboldt
Title:  Humming down to Humboldt
Description:  The WC hums away with the sound of three units as it heads down to Humboldt Yard. Its very clear in this shot where the second main used to be.
Photo Date:  9/1/2009  Upload Date: 9/4/2009 9:56:50 PM
Location:  Saint Anthony, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5748(SD75I) CN 2647(C44-9W) BNSF 9354(SD70ACe)
Views:  243   Comments: 1
Late again
Title:  Late again
Description:  The WC arrives at New Brighton late again with a GE burner leading.
Photo Date:  9/2/2009  Upload Date: 9/4/2009 10:01:50 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2537(C44-9W) CN 5789(SD75I)
Views:  169   Comments: 0
Lined, Locked, and ready to go
Title:  Lined, Locked, and ready to go
Description:  The switch for Foley Wye has been lined, locked, and as soon as the crew gets back into the lead unit, they'll be ready to head into Northtown.
Photo Date:  9/4/2009  Upload Date: 9/4/2009 10:05:35 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 8849(SD70M-2)
Views:  189   Comments: 0
BCOL 4614
Title:  BCOL 4614
Description:  Another BC Rail unit makes a visit to New Brighton today on the WC. I can't wait to see another one of these down here.
Photo Date:  9/8/2009  Upload Date: 9/9/2009 1:24:08 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BCOL 4614(C40-8M)
Views:  300   Comments: 0
Big MAC
Title:  Big MAC
Description:  One of two big BNSF SD70MACs that came in on the WC today. These came off of a Weston Coal train, a train that used to run through New Brighton.
Photo Date:  9/8/2009  Upload Date: 9/9/2009 1:26:02 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 8899(SD70MAC)
Views:  143   Comments: 1
BNSF 9766
Title:  BNSF 9766
Description:  A BN painted SD70MAC trails on the WC as it comes onto the West Wye before going down to Humboldt.
Photo Date:  9/8/2009  Upload Date: 9/9/2009 1:27:05 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9766(SD70MAC)
Views:  166   Comments: 0
Checking the MACs
Title:  Checking the MACs
Description:  The crew talks about the two BNSF SD70MACs before switching out some cars and heading down to Humboldt.
Photo Date:  9/8/2009  Upload Date: 9/9/2009 1:22:54 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2595(C44-9W) BCOL 4614(C40-8M)
Views:  249   Comments: 0
Cream and Green
Title:  Cream and Green
Description:  A BNSF SD70MAC in the BNs "executive scheme" trails on the WC today and will be handed off to the BN at Northtown.
Photo Date:  9/9/2009  Upload Date: 9/9/2009 11:55:44 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9748(SD70MAC)
Views:  118   Comments: 0
CN 5741
Title:  CN 5741
Description:  The WC only had a single CN unit today, the 5741. It was a neat lashup of various EMD 710s for power, an SD70, SD75I, and an SD70MAC from the BN.
Photo Date:  9/9/2009  Upload Date: 9/9/2009 11:53:32 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5741(SD75I)
Views:  146   Comments: 0
Stretching them out
Title:  Stretching them out
Description:  Charlie stretches the cars out a bit to make sure the cars uncoupled properly. Charlie only has seven working days left on the railroad before retiring.
Photo Date:  9/9/2009  Upload Date: 9/10/2009 12:00:22 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 1011(SD70) CN 5741(SD75I) BNSF 9748(SD70MAC)
Views:  261   Comments: 0
GP7 chillin in the spur
Title:  GP7 chillin in the spur
Description:  While the mainline power in 2009 has been pretty dull, the little surprises like this help to make up for it. Built for the Santa Fe back in 1952, its still an active unit in 2009. Check out the old poling holes on the front steps too.
Photo Date:  9/11/2009  Upload Date: 9/11/2009 10:29:24 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CKRY 713(GP7u)
Views:  224   Comments: 0
Profile shot
Title:  Profile shot
Description:  A lower shot of this rare unit that has made its way up to New Brighton tonight. It'll be heading out on the WC tomorrow night.
Photo Date:  9/11/2009  Upload Date: 9/11/2009 10:27:58 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CKRY 713(GP7u)
Views:  202   Comments: 0
CKRY 713
Title:  CKRY 713
Description:  Thanks to a little lader I had with me, and a tripod extension, I was able to get an elevated shot of this classic GP7. I wonder where this unit is headed too.
Photo Date:  9/11/2009  Upload Date: 9/11/2009 10:27:08 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CKRY 713(GP7u)
Views:  146   Comments: 0
Check airlines
Title:  Check airlines
Description:  Charlie waits in the cab while his conductor checks the airlines on the cars before trippling out of the yard.
Photo Date:  9/11/2009  Upload Date: 9/11/2009 10:25:45 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 1008(SD70)
Views:  165   Comments: 0
Sweet Roster
Title:  Sweet Roster
Description:  After waiting most of the day for the sun to get decent, I came back up to New Brighton to get a better lit shot of this classic jem. I wish I could have heard this unit running.
Photo Date:  9/12/2009  Upload Date: 9/17/2009 12:23:28 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CKRY 713(GP7u)
Views:  285   Comments: 1
Putting cars away
Title:  Putting cars away
Description:  Charlie backs two cars down into the yard with some nice power. Charlie only has two days left on the railroad after a 36 year career on the railroad.
Photo Date:  9/16/2009  Upload Date: 9/19/2009 10:55:01 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 6019(SD40-2Q) IC 1027(SD70)
Views:  158   Comments: 0
IC 1027
Title:  IC 1027
Description:  Coming out of the yard with the 6019 leading. It was nice to see a "new" IC SD70 down here.
Photo Date:  9/16/2009  Upload Date: 9/19/2009 10:53:46 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 1027(SD70)
Views:  83   Comments: 0
One the Highline
Title:  One the Highline
Description:  The WC has just come down to the Highline, and is waiting to get into Humboldt Yard with some very nice power. This was also Charlies last day on the railroad, after working for 36 years.
Photo Date:  9/18/2009  Upload Date: 9/19/2009 10:55:33 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GTW 4908(GP38-2) IC 1027(SD70)
Views:  180   Comments: 2
Last Run to Humboldt and Northtown
Title:  Last Run to Humboldt and Northtown
Description:  Charlie is now getting ready to head down to Humboldt and Northtown for the last time. Today he is retiring after 36 years on the railroad. He had some pretty cool power for his last day down here!
Photo Date:  9/18/2009  Upload Date: 9/19/2009 10:59:11 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GTW 4908(GP38-2) IC 1027(SD70)
Views:  160   Comments: 0
Up the West Wye
Title:  Up the West Wye
Description:  After dropping the Commercial Cars off, Charlie comes up the West Wye so they can tie back onto their train.
Photo Date:  9/18/2009  Upload Date: 9/19/2009 10:56:12 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GTW 4908(GP38-2)
Views:  129   Comments: 0
Lite move around Humboldt
Title:  Lite move around Humboldt
Description:  Tim rides on the front deck of IC 1027 with GTW 4908 trailing as they head over to get their cars.
Photo Date:  9/18/2009  Upload Date: 9/19/2009 10:57:00 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 1027(SD70) GTW 4908(GP38-2)
Views:  191   Comments: 2


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