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By:Tony Held
Dates:11/20/2010 - 8/18/2018
Album Info:Train stuff from beyond the Twin Cities.
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Another Look
Title:  Another Look
Description:  A look from a different angle at the Second Avenue NW grade crossing. Wonder what a CGW Alco looked like chugging across here?
Photo Date:  11/20/2010  Upload Date: 12/27/2010 5:56:22 AM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Towards The End Of Track
Title:  Towards The End Of Track
Description:  Two blocks west of where I was standing is the western end of the surviving fragment of CGW track in town. Incredibly, the switch you see here wasn't installed until the CNW era, when they moved trains from the ex-CGW between Northfield and Faribault to the Milwaukee Road line due to bad track (natch).
Photo Date:  11/20/2010  Upload Date: 12/10/2010 4:37:27 AM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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RI Depot Trackside
Title:  RI Depot Trackside
Description:  The small restraunt addition visible in this shot sadly took over the spot where a Rock Island logo and the station sign "Faribault" used to be on this structure.
Photo Date:  11/20/2010  Upload Date: 12/10/2010 4:35:52 AM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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The Milwaukee Road Depot
Title:  The Milwaukee Road Depot
Description:  Here is the town's old Milwuakee Road depot still standing complete with platform and everything while tress and grass take over the old Milwaukee Road yard site beside the main track of the old I & M division.
Photo Date:  11/20/2010  Upload Date: 12/10/2010 4:41:59 AM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Boxcars In The Distance
Title:  Boxcars In The Distance
Description:  A west-southwest-looking view down the old Great Western from the Faribault Woolen Mill area. Note the blue Progressive Rail boxcars in the distance.
Photo Date:  11/20/2010  Upload Date: 12/18/2010 5:09:16 AM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Second Avenue NW Grade Crossing
Title:  Second Avenue NW Grade Crossing
Description:  Rail traffic apparently still rolls on this end of the ex-CGW remaining in Faribault, but today it's only traffic for Faribault Foods.
Photo Date:  11/20/2010  Upload Date: 12/27/2010 5:56:08 AM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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The Old I&M At Dusk
Title:  The Old I&M At Dusk
Description:  A shot at dusk looking north up the old Milwaukee Road I&M line. My vantage point was the platform of the old Milwaukee Road depot.
Photo Date:  11/20/2010  Upload Date: 12/8/2010 10:47:08 PM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Where the Great Western and the Milwaukee meet
Title:  Where the Great Western and the Milwaukee meet
Description:  A surviving fragment of the Chicago Great Western line meets up with the former Milwuakee Road at this location. Crossing diamond is in the distance. From this point of view, one might still expect to see one of those old CGW alcos appear on the horizon even now, chanting into town.
Photo Date:  11/20/2010  Upload Date: 12/4/2010 11:03:25 PM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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The Rock Island Depot
Title:  The Rock Island Depot
Description:  Nestled within sight of Shattuck school along the former RI Spine Line in ol' Faribo is the former Rock Island depot, now The Depot bar and grill, already jumping at about twenty to five on this November Saturday.
Photo Date:  11/20/2010  Upload Date: 12/10/2010 4:35:05 AM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Tracks And Trails
Title:  Tracks And Trails
Description:  At this point the ex-CGW is bordered on one side by a trail along the Cannon River as it winds its way into Faribault Foods. Rails at this point orginally were a spur off the route up to Northfield and on to Cannon Falls and Red Wing.
Photo Date:  11/20/2010  Upload Date: 12/27/2010 6:05:21 AM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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From Tickets To Insurance
Title:  From Tickets To Insurance
Description:  A street-side view of the old Milwaukee Depot. You used to be able to buy a ticket to ride the rails here. Now you can get insurance from State Farm.
Photo Date:  11/20/2010  Upload Date: 12/10/2010 4:41:12 AM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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Track Ends And Trail Begins
Title:  Track Ends And Trail Begins
Description:  On the left is Faribault Foods. To the right is where the Sakatah Trail takes over the old CGW right-of-way.
Photo Date:  11/20/2010  Upload Date: 12/10/2010 5:01:39 AM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Krebes
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County 19 Grade Crossing
Title:  County 19 Grade Crossing
Description:  Traffic on County Road 19 bumps over the rails of the BNSF Monticello sub on a pleasant June Saturday afternoon.
Photo Date:  6/11/2011  Upload Date: 6/12/2011 12:20:35 PM
Location:  Albertville, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Crossbuck Portrait
Title:  Crossbuck Portrait
Description:  A portrait of one of the crossbucks at the County 19 grade crossing.
Photo Date:  6/11/2011  Upload Date: 6/12/2011 12:20:51 PM
Location:  Albertville, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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The De Facto End
Title:  The De Facto End
Description:  While the ex-GN remains in place between Albertville and Monticello, the only traffic beyond this point is occasional moves to the Xcel energy nuke plant. The sign on the tracks says it all.
Photo Date:  6/11/2011  Upload Date: 6/12/2011 12:20:14 PM
Location:  Albertville, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Towards The Station Sign
Title:  Towards The Station Sign
Description:  A zoom shot looking down the line from the County 19 grade crossing reveals at switch and the "Albertville" station sign as well as a ferris wheel in the right background.
Photo Date:  6/11/2011  Upload Date: 6/12/2011 12:42:09 PM
Location:  Albertville, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Waiting Rails
Title:  Waiting Rails
Description:  Looking up past the "stop" sign located just northwest of the County 19 grade crossing, the ex-GN "west side" line which once stretched between Saint Cloud and Minneapolis but got severed beyond Monticello after the Burlington Northern merger patiently awaits the next move to Monte.
Photo Date:  6/11/2011  Upload Date: 6/12/2011 12:42:27 PM
Location:  Albertville, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Sign Says It All
Title:  Sign Says It All
Description:  Another view of the Red Wing depot, where Amtrak's Empire Builder and special trains such as fall color trips pulled by the Milwaukee 261 and others stop.
Photo Date:  6/16/2011  Upload Date: 6/16/2011 10:05:00 PM
Location:  Red Wing, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Rollin' Down Home Rails
Title:  Rollin' Down Home Rails
Description:  Despite the Gopher CP paint, this here unit is ex-Milwaukee Road! Glad I was wearing my Milwaukee baseball cap this day.
Photo Date:  6/16/2011  Upload Date: 6/16/2011 10:11:59 PM
Location:  Red Wing, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  CP 4513(GP38-2)
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Yay!
Title:  Yay!
Description:  CP 4513 is the first engine in this photo album. Before it there were nothing but track and depot pics to share. Here it is setting off down the line from by the grain elevator just north of the Red Wing depot.
Photo Date:  6/16/2011  Upload Date: 6/16/2011 10:11:42 PM
Location:  Red Wing, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  CP 4513(GP38-2)
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Classy Depot
Title:  Classy Depot
Description:  Red Wing's snazzy depot basks in the glow of a plesant June Thursday afternoon.
Photo Date:  6/16/2011  Upload Date: 6/16/2011 10:04:43 PM
Location:  Red Wing, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Still Three Tracks
Title:  Still Three Tracks
Description:  Three tracks remain in the pavement of the Division Street grade crossing on the old Milwaukee Road I & M line to Austin.
Photo Date:  9/10/2011  Upload Date: 9/11/2011 11:21:56 PM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Idling By Malt O Meal
Title:  Idling By Malt O Meal
Description:  Another view of the Soo Line units I found idling at Malt O Meal lashed to a cut of cars. I take it CP still serves Malt O Meal despite Progressive Rail doing the bulk of operations in town now?
Photo Date:  9/10/2011  Upload Date: 9/11/2011 4:21:41 AM
Location:  Northfield, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  SOO 6043(SD60) SOO 6037(SD60)
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Awaiting Calls That Won't Come Anymore
Title:  Awaiting Calls That Won't Come Anymore
Description:  To the left of my car on the street side of the Milwaukee Faribault depot, you can still find a wood telephone box in which a phone used to ring for the Milwaukee Road.
Photo Date:  9/10/2011  Upload Date: 9/11/2011 11:18:03 PM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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The Division Street Grade Crossing
Title:  The Division Street Grade Crossing
Description:  Portrait of this location.
Photo Date:  9/10/2011  Upload Date: 9/11/2011 11:54:25 PM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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A Former CGW Crossing With Rails Still
Title:  A Former CGW Crossing With Rails Still
Description:  After documenting the remains of the CGW main line to the east this day, I wanted to photograph some intact CGW track for a change. Here is the 7th Street NW grade crossing on the 1.4 mile ex-CGW track Progressive Rail now operates to access three shippers at its east end.
Photo Date:  9/10/2011  Upload Date: 9/12/2011 4:08:42 PM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Looking Up From Division Street
Title:  Looking Up From Division Street
Description:  A view up the -alas- inactive, trash-littered rusty rails of the Milwaukee Road's I &M division towards the Milwaukee Faribault depot. Rails were used by the Iowa, Chicago, and Eastern for regular service as late as at least 2004. Somebody bring this line back to life!
Photo Date:  9/10/2011  Upload Date: 9/11/2011 10:33:23 PM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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A.B. Stickney Would Smile If He Saw These Rails
Title:  A.B. Stickney Would Smile If He Saw These Rails
Description:  A view up the tracks from the 7th Street NW crossing just shouts "Chicago Great Western!" A.B. Stickney would smile if he saw this piece of his railway still chugging along thanks to Progressive Rail.
Photo Date:  9/10/2011  Upload Date: 9/12/2011 4:08:06 PM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Weathered Station
Title:  Weathered Station
Description:  All is quiet by the former joint Milwaukee Road/Rock Island depot as the "Defeat of Jesse James" days rocks on nearby.
Photo Date:  9/10/2011  Upload Date: 9/11/2011 4:27:53 AM
Location:  Northfield, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Shadow Self-Portrait
Title:  Shadow Self-Portrait
Description:  I caught my shadow while photographing the power box for the Division Street grade crossing because of the info on it. So the owner is still credited as IC&E even though CP now owns it -and DM&E- lock, stock, and barrel.
Photo Date:  9/10/2011  Upload Date: 9/11/2011 10:36:18 PM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Progressive Rail Yard Office
Title:  Progressive Rail Yard Office
Description:  The yard office for Progressive Rail in the yard that serves Malt O Meal, as viewed somewhat backlit via digital zoom. (I wasn't about to trespass to get closer, weekend or no!)
Photo Date:  9/10/2011  Upload Date: 9/11/2011 4:31:32 AM
Location:  Northfield, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Surprised To See You
Title:  Surprised To See You
Description:  With Progressive Rail now a big player in the Northfield railway scene, I was surprised to find these two Soo Line SD60s at Malt o Meal.
Photo Date:  9/10/2011  Upload Date: 9/11/2011 4:17:01 AM
Location:  Northfield, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  SOO 6043(SD60) SOO 6037(SD60)
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Switch Into The Weedy Rails
Title:  Switch Into The Weedy Rails
Description:  A switch to the first of two spur tracks that cross Division Street along with the main line can be found just south of the crossing.
Photo Date:  9/10/2011  Upload Date: 9/12/2011 3:52:37 PM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Alinged For The Next Track
Title:  Alinged For The Next Track
Description:  A second switch can be found closer to Division Street for the third track to cross it. Here it is alinged for that second track.
Photo Date:  9/10/2011  Upload Date: 9/12/2011 3:54:14 PM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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And Alinged For The First
Title:  And Alinged For The First
Description:  Something didn't seem right with the switch being in the position it was in, so I switched it back to the first spur track. I doubt anybody would complain!
Photo Date:  9/10/2011  Upload Date: 9/12/2011 3:54:26 PM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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What Uncle Pete Says
Title:  What Uncle Pete Says
Description:  My shadow gets into the act again as I snap a picture of the Union Pacific signs still attached to the crossbucks at the 7th Ave NW crossing on the 1.4 miles of old CGW track operated today by Progressive Rail.
Photo Date:  9/10/2011  Upload Date: 9/12/2011 4:09:25 PM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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When Will The Next Train Pass?
Title:  When Will The Next Train Pass?
Description:  In 1995 when I first visited the old Milwaukee Road Faribault depot, three or four silver hopper cars were parked beside it to take on recycled aluminum stored in the south end of the Milwaukee yard site. Then as late as 2004 another customer required service in this area. Now the rails are empty, awaiting whenever the next train comes at last.
Photo Date:  9/11/2011  Upload Date: 9/11/2011 11:18:18 PM
Location:  Faribault, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Even The DPU Was BNSF
Title:  Even The DPU Was BNSF
Description:  The BNSF DPU unit on a BNSF-powered CP coal train passes the Winona depot platform as people awaiting the return of the side fall color trip to LaCrescent look on.
Photo Date:  10/9/2011  Upload Date: 10/17/2011 5:20:45 PM
Location:  Winona, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5649(AC44CW)
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Brief Time To Cool Wheels
Title:  Brief Time To Cool Wheels
Description:  The 156 has but a short time to cool its wheels before being off again, this time Winona to LaCrescent and return.
Photo Date:  10/9/2011  Upload Date: 10/12/2011 10:35:41 AM
Location:  Winona, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  AMTK 156(P42DC)
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Another Veteran Hack
Title:  Another Veteran Hack
Description:  Another weathered veteran of the Soo's caboose fleet sits in the trackage near the Winona depot on a balmy Sunday in early October.
Photo Date:  10/9/2011  Upload Date: 10/15/2011 8:41:27 AM
Location:  Winona, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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BNSF Power For CP Coal
Title:  BNSF Power For CP Coal
Description:  A MAC duo charges across Main Street in the employ of the CP today.
Photo Date:  10/9/2011  Upload Date: 10/17/2011 5:22:23 PM
Location:  Winona, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8900(SD70MAC) BNSF 9448(SD70MAC)
Views:  141   Comments: 0
How To Call The Porter
Title:  How To Call The Porter
Description:  A view of the buttons inside a romette of the NSR car Minnesota River. Only two cars were allotted to coach passengers but big ticket sales resulted in the overflow being able to be seated in the open romettes of this car, nominally allocated to the Amtrak/Friends of the 261 crew. Was quite a blast from the past, sitting in that car! Location train was when photo was taken approximate.
Photo Date:  10/9/2011  Upload Date: 10/17/2011 5:10:10 PM
Location:  Minnesota City, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Watching Us Go By
Title:  Watching Us Go By
Description:  A crewmember stands by the lead of two GE's on point of a northbound CP job which took the siding for the southbound fall color trip. We actually are a few clicks north of Red Wing at either Blackbird or Duke sidings.
Photo Date:  10/9/2011  Upload Date: 10/13/2011 10:22:46 AM
Location:  Red Wing, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  CP 8821(ES44AC)
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The LaCrescent Passengers Await
Title:  The LaCrescent Passengers Await
Description:  As the fall color trip from Minneapolis eases into the Winona depot, the folks about to ride to LaCrescent and back crowd the platform along with event personnel.
Photo Date:  10/9/2011  Upload Date: 10/12/2011 10:13:28 AM
Location:  Winona, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Scene Four
Title:  Scene Four
Description:  The fourth scene of my five-shot sequence of the fall color train departing.
Photo Date:  10/9/2011  Upload Date: 10/17/2011 5:00:58 PM
Location:  Winona, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Here Comes The Dome And Skytop!
Title:  Here Comes The Dome And Skytop!
Description:  The Wisconsin Valley, Super Dome, and Cedar Rapids bring up the rear of the fall color train as it leaves the Winona depot behind on the side run to LaCrescent and return.
Photo Date:  10/9/2011  Upload Date: 10/17/2011 5:01:18 PM
Location:  Winona, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Leaving Winona
Title:  Leaving Winona
Description:  The 156 pumps black smoke into the air worthy of a U-boat or an Alco as the fall color run to LaCrescent and back begins.
Photo Date:  10/9/2011  Upload Date: 10/17/2011 4:53:29 PM
Location:  Winona, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  AMTK 156(P42DC)
Views:  340   Comments: 0
Dueling Cameras
Title:  Dueling Cameras
Description:  Scene two from the panorama of the fall color side trip to LaCrescent finds a railfan aiming his camera at me as I click away in rapid fire. Cool.
Photo Date:  10/9/2011  Upload Date: 10/17/2011 4:53:50 PM
Location:  Winona, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Looking On From The Train
Title:  Looking On From The Train
Description:  Scene three of my sequence of pics showing the fall color side trip to LaCrescent leaving Winona captures folks looking out from the train as it swiftly giggy ups out of town.
Photo Date:  10/9/2011  Upload Date: 10/17/2011 5:00:34 PM
Location:  Winona, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Amtrak Soo And Milwaukee
Title:  Amtrak Soo And Milwaukee
Description:  Here we have a tiny Soo Line job parked and shut down in the depot trackage to the right, while to the left sits Amtrak 156 with a string of Milwaukee Road cars behind her as the fall color trip to La Crescent awaits departure.
Photo Date:  10/9/2011  Upload Date: 10/15/2011 8:55:59 AM
Location:  Winona, MN
Author:  Richard Held
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Locomotives:  SOO 4439(GP38-2) SOO 4423(GP38-2) AMTK 156(P42DC)
Views:  320   Comments: 0


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