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By:Douglas Hildebrandt
Dates:11/26/2010 - 3/31/2011
Album Info:Pictures taken in the Twin Cities area or along the River or Paynesville Sub.
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Two Soos and a GE
Title:  Two Soos and a GE
Description:  Two Soo's and a CP GE roll across the Mississippi River on a fine November day.
Photo Date:  11/27/2010  Upload Date: 4/20/2011 1:17:00 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6046(SD60) SOO 6052(SD60)
Views:  112   Comments: 1
SPs on CP 694
Title:  SPs on CP 694
Description:  An unpatched SP unit is seen leading CP 694 at Loretto on a fine Novemeber morning. What a catch to say the least!
Photo Date:  11/27/2010  Upload Date: 5/24/2011 2:36:38 AM
Location:  Loretto, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 192(AC44CW)
Views:  180   Comments: 0
CITX 3073
Title:  CITX 3073
Description:  A former Norfolk and Western SD40 trails on a CP Manifest as it comes through University.
Photo Date:  12/5/2010  Upload Date: 12/10/2010 11:53:06 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CITX 3073(SD40-2)
Views:  278   Comments: 0
Battered Dual Flags
Title:  Battered Dual Flags
Description:  A faded Dual Flags dash two still earns its keep on the CP as it comes in on the West Runner.
Photo Date:  12/5/2010  Upload Date: 12/10/2010 11:49:36 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6047(SD40-2)
Views:  101   Comments: 0
Snowy Sunday
Title:  Snowy Sunday
Description:  The snow let of for just enough time for me to get out and get some action. Right as I was coming on the bridge in the background, and I saw this neat lashup coming in on the West Runner.
Photo Date:  12/5/2010  Upload Date: 12/10/2010 11:46:25 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8795(ES44AC) SOO 1532(MP15AC) CP 6047(SD40-2)
Views:  184   Comments: 1
SOO 1532
Title:  SOO 1532
Description:  The second unit out is a one-of-a-kind Soo MP15AC, it was headed to Saint Paul for its 92 day inspection.
Photo Date:  12/5/2010  Upload Date: 12/10/2010 11:48:10 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 1532(MP15AC)
Views:  209   Comments: 1
Christmas Train Unit
Title:  Christmas Train Unit
Description:  I forget the ID on this guy, but I do remember that it had the Christmas Train unit leading AND all of the decor was still on it too! Neat!
Photo Date:  12/26/2010  Upload Date: 5/21/2011 2:05:58 AM
Location:  Crystal, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 9815(AC44CW)
Views:  163   Comments: 0
Bluebird in the lead
Title:  Bluebird in the lead
Description:  A CP manifest roars through Union Jct doing track speed with a nice unit in the lead.
Photo Date:  12/27/2010  Upload Date: 12/27/2010 6:56:49 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CEFX 1002(AC44CW)
Views:  205   Comments: 2
Former Gilford
Title:  Former Gilford
Description:  A very rare CP unit made its way to Saint Paul today. This former Gilford unit was in the shops for some work.
Photo Date:  12/27/2010  Upload Date: 12/27/2010 6:37:59 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4653(GP40-2)
Views:  198   Comments: 0
Another Late 8
Title:  Another Late 8
Description:  A very late running Amtrak pulls into town with the usual power on it as it stops in LaCrosse to pickup and drop off passengers.
Photo Date:  12/30/2010  Upload Date: 1/10/2011 1:52:57 AM
Location:  La Crosse, WI
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 70(P42DC)
Views:  121   Comments: 0
CP 498
Title:  CP 498
Description:  Dean comes into LaCrosse with 498 and a CEFX bluebird in the lead after a slow moving 276 got in the clear.
Photo Date:  12/30/2010  Upload Date: 1/10/2011 1:52:41 AM
Location:  La Crosse, WI
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CEFX 1054(AC44CW)
Views:  195   Comments: 0
CP 277
Title:  CP 277
Description:  After getting 276 at Homer, we chased it a bit and headed over the to bridge at La Crescent where we saw its counterpart, 277, heading towards Winona. Leading todays 277 was the CITX 3065.
Photo Date:  12/30/2010  Upload Date: 1/10/2011 1:49:18 AM
Location:  La Crescent, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  CITX 3065(SD40-2) CITX 3080(SD40-2) DME 6089(SD40-3)
Views:  245   Comments: 1
CP 199
Title:  CP 199
Description:  The highest priority train on the River Sub, 199, comes over the bridge after 581 got in the clear.
Photo Date:  12/30/2010  Upload Date: 1/10/2011 1:52:04 AM
Location:  La Crescent, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  CP 9655(AC44CW)
Views:  237   Comments: 1
D&ME 6089
Title:  D&ME 6089
Description:  The last unit on todays 277 was the only DM&E unit in all of 277, the 6089.
Photo Date:  12/30/2010  Upload Date: 1/10/2011 1:49:56 AM
Location:  La Crescent, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  DME 6089(SD40-3)
Views:  108   Comments: 0
ICE 6426
Title:  ICE 6426
Description:  Trailing units on 276 as it came into Homer.
Photo Date:  12/30/2010  Upload Date: 1/10/2011 1:48:49 AM
Location:  Homer, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ICE 6426(SD40-2) ICE 6214(SD40-2)
Views:  253   Comments: 1
Roaring 276
Title:  Roaring 276
Description:  After following a slow moving CP 282 down from Lake City, I got word from Josh that CP 276 had a fresh crew and was getting moving at Goodview. I was at Weaver at the time, so I really hustled my way to meet Josh and Max at Homer to pull this shot off. Thankfully, I had more then enough time to spare!
Photo Date:  12/30/2010  Upload Date: 1/10/2011 1:48:18 AM
Location:  Homer, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ICE 6432(SD40-2) ICE 6426(SD40-2) ICE 6214(SD40-2)
Views:  301   Comments: 0
Over The Mississippi
Title:  Over The Mississippi
Description:  Side shot of 581 as it runs long hood forward over the Mississippi River as it drags over 60 cars.
Photo Date:  12/30/2010  Upload Date: 1/10/2011 1:51:10 AM
Location:  La Crescent, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  SOO 4431(GP38-2)
Views:  168   Comments: 0
Hard working 581
Title:  Hard working 581
Description:  The daily way freight, 581, comes over the Mississippi River with a single unit to move about 60 cars. The single GP38-2 did sound pretty good as it did its best to get the cars moving.
Photo Date:  12/30/2010  Upload Date: 1/10/2011 1:50:51 AM
Location:  La Crescent, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  SOO 4431(GP38-2)
Views:  105   Comments: 0
Dragging his feet
Title:  Dragging his feet
Description:  Soo 6034 drags its feet as it tugs on train of empty Autoracks bound for Chicago. Track speed through here is at least 50, but this guy was taking his time by doing a mere 20-25 mph, and he was maybe in run 3 or 4.
Photo Date:  12/30/2010  Upload Date: 1/10/2011 1:46:40 AM
Location:  Lake City, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6034(SD60)
Views:  111   Comments: 0
CP 282
Title:  CP 282
Description:  After getting ahead of CP 282 at Lake City (which was pretty easy) I waited for it to show up just West of Weaver. At this point CP 282 was finally doing track speed as it blasted by. This train would be put into the siding at Weaver where 498 would overtake it.
Photo Date:  12/30/2010  Upload Date: 1/10/2011 1:47:09 AM
Location:  Weaver, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6034(SD60)
Views:  86   Comments: 0
SOO 90
Title:  SOO 90
Description:  Soo 90 was found south of River Jct with some other MOW equipment. Too bad it was tagged, the paint is doing pretty good on it.
Photo Date:  12/30/2010  Upload Date: 1/10/2011 1:50:28 AM
Location:  LaCrescent, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  131   Comments: 0
283's leader
Title:  283's leader
Description:  The lead unit off of 283 rolls into the diesel tracks at Saint Paul Yard.
Photo Date:  1/1/2011  Upload Date: 1/12/2011 1:16:00 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6061(SD60M)
Views:  148   Comments: 1
CITX 3081
Title:  CITX 3081
Description:  The third unit out on todays 496 is the CITX 3081.
Photo Date:  1/2/2011  Upload Date: 1/12/2011 1:46:40 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CITX 3081(SD40-2)
Views:  275   Comments: 0
Funky Number Boards
Title:  Funky Number Boards
Description:  The 5958 is more or less known for its mismatched number boards. As we can see on the engineers side, they are white with black numbers. While the conductors side is white with black letters.
Photo Date:  1/2/2011  Upload Date: 1/12/2011 1:49:23 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 5958(SD40-2)
Views:  152   Comments: 0
CP 6025
Title:  CP 6025
Description:  Second unit out on todays 496 as it came through University.
Photo Date:  1/2/2011  Upload Date: 1/12/2011 1:45:41 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6025(SD40-2)
Views:  88   Comments: 0
CP 496
Title:  CP 496
Description:  Dean heads onto the main with CP 8610 leading todays 496.
Photo Date:  1/2/2011  Upload Date: 1/12/2011 1:40:04 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8610(AC44CW) CP 6025(SD40-2)
Views:  184   Comments: 1
CP 8885
Title:  CP 8885
Description:  Thr first ES44 on 496 trails as it heads towards to Saint Paul Yard.
Photo Date:  1/2/2011  Upload Date: 1/12/2011 1:48:08 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8885(ES44AC)
Views:  156   Comments: 0
CP 6038
Title:  CP 6038
Description:  A well worn and beat up CP SD40-2 trails behind 491 at Union Jct.
Photo Date:  1/9/2011  Upload Date: 1/12/2011 2:29:10 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6038(SD40-2)
Views:  194   Comments: 0
SD60M on 491
Title:  SD60M on 491
Description:  After leading 283 up the River Sub Yesterday, the 6059 is again in the lead as it brings todays 491 through Union Jct.
Photo Date:  1/9/2011  Upload Date: 1/12/2011 2:29:38 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6059(SD60M) CP 6038(SD40-2)
Views:  300   Comments: 4
Over the River
Title:  Over the River
Description:  The Shoreham Soo Transfer comes over the frozen Mississippi River on a clear January Day.
Photo Date:  1/11/2011  Upload Date: 2/26/2011 7:11:26 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6038(SD60) SOO 6042(SD60)
Views:  138   Comments: 1
Soo meets Soo
Title:  Soo meets Soo
Description:  The CPs Humboldt to Northtown Transfer rolls over Saint Anthony Parkway in NE Mpls as it comes over one of the few bridges that still have full Soo Line lettering on it.
Photo Date:  1/11/2011  Upload Date: 2/26/2011 7:12:13 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6038(SD60)
Views:  105   Comments: 1
Getting ready to go
Title:  Getting ready to go
Description:  A Soo Bandit gets ready to bring a Transfer out of Saint Paul Yard as a top end job pulls a cut of cars. Bandits are getting rarer by the year, so seeing this one lead in 2011 was a treat.
Photo Date:  1/17/2011  Upload Date: 2/26/2011 7:07:57 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 2010(GP40)
Views:  259   Comments: 0
GP9
Title:  GP9
Description:  A former Soo GP9, now rebuilt and in CP paint, waits for its next assignment at Saint Paul Yard.
Photo Date:  1/23/2011  Upload Date: 4/1/2011 8:47:53 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8275(GP9u)
Views:  155   Comments: 0
Soo SD60M Leader
Title:  Soo SD60M Leader
Description:  A crewless CP train sits on main one at East Hastings as it waits for a new crew. Thankfully, the right unit was in the leader.
Photo Date:  1/23/2011  Upload Date: 4/1/2011 8:49:24 PM
Location:  Hastings, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6059(SD60M)
Views:  100   Comments: 0
Heading Home
Title:  Heading Home
Description:  After finishing their work at Lexington Ave, Transfer 1 heads back to Saint Paul Yard with the last two Soo GP40s and a Soo Caboose trailing, can't get much more classic then this!
Photo Date:  2/3/2011  Upload Date: 2/3/2011 11:06:00 PM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  217   Comments: 0
Soo GP40s
Title:  Soo GP40s
Description:  Transfer One heads back to Saint Paul Yard after finishing its work in Arden Hills. It was great to see the two Soo GP40s together.
Photo Date:  2/3/2011  Upload Date: 2/3/2011 11:17:00 PM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4601(GP40) SOO 4603(GP40)
Views:  169   Comments: 0
SOO 4603
Title:  SOO 4603
Description:  One of the two remaing Soo GP40s trails its brother as it heads back to Saint Paul Yard. It was great to see these units on Transfer 1!
Photo Date:  2/3/2011  Upload Date: 2/3/2011 11:13:07 PM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4603(GP40)
Views:  112   Comments: 0
Heading onto the BN
Title:  Heading onto the BN
Description:  CP 8713 rounds the curve out of Shoreham as it leads its train onto the Shoreham and towards Saint Paul Yard.
Photo Date:  2/15/2011  Upload Date: 2/26/2011 7:36:46 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8713(ES44AC)
Views:  129   Comments: 0
City of Sheldon
Title:  City of Sheldon
Description:  The ICE 6424 makes an apperance again in the Twin Cities area, except for this time, its heading to Saint Paul Yard.
Photo Date:  2/15/2011  Upload Date: 2/26/2011 7:38:14 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ICE 6424(SD40-2)
Views:  90   Comments: 0
SOO 6041
Title:  SOO 6041
Description:  Trailing behind the 6054 as it heads into Shoreham.
Photo Date:  2/15/2011  Upload Date: 2/26/2011 7:40:37 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6041(SD60)
Views:  91   Comments: 0
Humboldt - Northtown Transfer
Title:  Humboldt - Northtown Transfer
Description:  Two Soo SD60s come out of Northtown Yard lite powered as they head back to Humboldt Yard.
Photo Date:  2/15/2011  Upload Date: 2/26/2011 7:39:45 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6054(SD60) SOO 6041(SD60)
Views:  103   Comments: 0
Former Soo geep
Title:  Former Soo geep
Description:  A former Soo GP38-2, now wearing CP colors, is third out on todays 490.
Photo Date:  2/16/2011  Upload Date: 4/20/2011 1:14:38 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4422(GP38-2)
Views:  182   Comments: 0
HAT Power
Title:  HAT Power
Description:  Power from the HAT sits towards the east end of Humboldt Yard as the grain elevators loom in the background.
Photo Date:  2/16/2011  Upload Date: 4/20/2011 1:06:53 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 6080(SD40-2)
Views:  81   Comments: 0
Flat Switching
Title:  Flat Switching
Description:  CP 8263 flat switches Humboldt Yard on a clear Feb. day with plenty of sun. It was so nice to hear and see a former Soo GP9 still at work in 2011!
Photo Date:  2/16/2011  Upload Date: 4/20/2011 1:05:11 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8263(GP9u)
Views:  105   Comments: 0
Out to the main
Title:  Out to the main
Description:  Believe it or not, this little GP9 was heading out of Humboldt and towards the main with a small train. I would later figure out that this was the Shoreham Soo Transfer. Still neat though!
Photo Date:  2/16/2011  Upload Date: 4/20/2011 1:05:32 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8263(GP9u)
Views:  157   Comments: 0
Final of the four
Title:  Final of the four
Description:  The last of the four EMDs on todays 490 is none other then the Soo 6049.
Photo Date:  2/16/2011  Upload Date: 4/20/2011 1:15:46 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6049(SD60)
Views:  68   Comments: 0
SOO 6052
Title:  SOO 6052
Description:  Second out on todays 490 as it pulls ahead at Humboldt Yard.
Photo Date:  2/16/2011  Upload Date: 4/20/2011 1:13:37 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6052(SD60)
Views:  84   Comments: 0
Cp 490
Title:  Cp 490
Description:  Soo 6060 leads CP 490 with three other EMDs trailing for power. Trailing units were Soo 6052, CP 4422, and Soo 6049. Quite the lashup of Soo power for 2011!
Photo Date:  2/16/2011  Upload Date: 4/20/2011 1:10:53 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6060(SD60M) SOO 6052(SD60)
Views:  121   Comments: 0
Pulling down
Title:  Pulling down
Description:  Soo 6060 pulls down the pass track at a slow speed as it waits for the derail light to turn green. Who knows how much longer one will be able to see Soo 60Ms leading...
Photo Date:  2/16/2011  Upload Date: 4/20/2011 1:11:53 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6060(SD60M)
Views:  104   Comments: 0
Bluebird in the lead
Title:  Bluebird in the lead
Description:  CEFX 1019 ads a splash of color to the CP as it leads a Soo SD60 at Union Jct.
Photo Date:  2/19/2011  Upload Date: 2/27/2011 2:56:11 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CEFX 1019(AC44CW) SOO 6028(SD60)
Views:  133   Comments: 0


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