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By:Douglas Hildebrandt
Dates:7/17/2011 - 11/25/2011
Album Info:Pictures taken in the Twin Cities area or along the River or Paynesville Sub. Amtrak will also be in here as well.
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Another Late Eight
Title:  Another Late Eight
Description:  Again Number 8 rolls outta town late as seen near Daytons Bluff as it passes a BNSF Vehicle train.
Photo Date:  7/17/2011  Upload Date: 10/15/2011 9:47:35 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  AMTK 125(P42DC)
Views:  63   Comments: 0
CP 483
Title:  CP 483
Description:  The daily CP Superior train roars north at Interstate with a GP38-2 leading the way.
Photo Date:  7/24/2011  Upload Date: 7/29/2011 3:08:42 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  CP 4509(GP38-2) SOO 6053(SD60)
Views:  164   Comments: 0
Pair of SD60Ms
Title:  Pair of SD60Ms
Description:  Power for todays CP 282 moves light at Hoffman before heading down to the other end of the yard to tie on their train.
Photo Date:  7/24/2011  Upload Date: 7/29/2011 3:10:25 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6059(SD60M) SOO 6060(SD60M)
Views:  187   Comments: 0
CP 695
Title:  CP 695
Description:  CP 695 gets on the move after getting the light at Hastings with three BNSF units for power. Sure was different from the normal CP red!
Photo Date:  7/25/2011  Upload Date: 7/29/2011 3:22:12 PM
Location:  Hastings, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 7319(ES44DC)
Views:  134   Comments: 0
Roaring down the River
Title:  Roaring down the River
Description:  CITX 2794 leads CP 276 down the river on a fine July day as it leans into the numerous curves near Dakota.
Photo Date:  7/25/2011  Upload Date: 7/29/2011 3:40:56 PM
Location:  Dakota, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CITX 2794(SD40M-2)
Views:  149   Comments: 1
CITX 3078
Title:  CITX 3078
Description:  CITX 3078 is the last unit out on todays 280 as it waits for a new crew at Weaver.
Photo Date:  7/25/2011  Upload Date: 7/29/2011 3:32:57 PM
Location:  Weaver, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CITX 3078(SD40-2)
Views:  112   Comments: 0
Waiting for a crew
Title:  Waiting for a crew
Description:  CP 280 sits dead in the siding at Weaver for a new crew. What a nice lashup it had today!
Photo Date:  7/25/2011  Upload Date: 7/29/2011 3:39:26 PM
Location:  Weaver, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ICE 6428(SD40-2) NREX 6309(SD40-2)
Views:  95   Comments: 1
CP 198
Title:  CP 198
Description:  With the last rays of light going behind the trees and bluff, CP 198 rolls past the Amtrak depot with a endless train of stacks.
Photo Date:  7/27/2011  Upload Date: 8/13/2011 9:03:14 PM
Location:  Winona, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  CP 9784(AC44CW)
Views:  101   Comments: 0
At the rips
Title:  At the rips
Description:  Two crew changes are going on at the rips, 199 is getting a new crew and the Saint Paul Transfer is getting its crew as well.
Photo Date:  8/5/2011  Upload Date: 8/13/2011 9:37:21 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CEFX 1041(AC44CW) SOO 6036(SD60)
Views:  288   Comments: 2
Racks and Coal
Title:  Racks and Coal
Description:  CP 199 climbs the grade as it slowly passes a loaded Bayport coal train.
Photo Date:  8/5/2011  Upload Date: 8/13/2011 9:42:55 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CEFX 1041(AC44CW) HLCX 8176(SD40-2)
Views:  251   Comments: 1
HLCX 8176
Title:  HLCX 8176
Description:  Second out on 199 is a former BN SD40-2s looking good in HLCX Blue!
Photo Date:  8/5/2011  Upload Date: 8/13/2011 9:45:07 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 8176(SD40-2)
Views:  158   Comments: 0
CP 182
Title:  CP 182
Description:  Well, small miracles can happen! Todays late running 182 storms up Como Hill with a former BN SD40-2 on home rails as it makes its way towards Shoreham.
Photo Date:  8/8/2011  Upload Date: 8/14/2011 1:15:27 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 7003(SD40-2)
Views:  136   Comments: 2
Past Park
Title:  Past Park
Description:  CP 183 continues its treak towards Shoreham as it rolls up to Park Jct in nearly perfect light. Get this stuff while you can, once the new ES44s get to the CP, the lease power will be done for.
Photo Date:  8/8/2011  Upload Date: 8/14/2011 1:16:47 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 7003(SD40-2) CP 9567(AC44CW)
Views:  206   Comments: 0
Switching Fox Chemical
Title:  Switching Fox Chemical
Description:  Transfer 1 shoves over Arlington Ave as it backs in towards Fox Chemical. This is a semi rare move to see happen.
Photo Date:  8/8/2011  Upload Date: 8/14/2011 1:11:10 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4425(GP38-2)
Views:  97   Comments: 0
Off the BN
Title:  Off the BN
Description:  Transfer One has just come off of the BN and is now on the Soo STP Sub. It has just started its work day of switching out the many industries that dot the line.
Photo Date:  8/8/2011  Upload Date: 8/14/2011 1:09:32 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4425(GP38-2) SOO 4423(GP38-2)
Views:  118   Comments: 1
Roaring by Bethel
Title:  Roaring by Bethel
Description:  On a nice and clear summer day, an empty Dresser Turn roars behind Bethel University as it heads towards Dresser to get loaded with trap rock. I have wanted to get a shot here ever since I started college, and years later, I finally got it!
Photo Date:  8/13/2011  Upload Date: 8/14/2011 12:57:06 AM
Location:  Arden Hills, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6048(SD60)
Views:  184   Comments: 0
Past the Bluffs
Title:  Past the Bluffs
Description:  CP 199 rolls out and past the bluffs near downtown Saint Paul.
Photo Date:  8/14/2011  Upload Date: 8/17/2011 12:09:28 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8505(AC44CW)
Views:  158   Comments: 0
Saint Paul Transfer
Title:  Saint Paul Transfer
Description:  The six day week Saint Paul Transfer departs from Saint Paul Yard as it starts its treak towards the Minnesota Commercial. It sure was nice seeing four Soo units together on 2011, something that is getting harder as time goes on. This train sure would have sounded good roaring up Shortline Hill with 88 cars, however, a late running Amtrak made it sit for an hour. By then, the light was almost gone.
Photo Date:  8/14/2011  Upload Date: 8/17/2011 12:15:03 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4419(GP38-2) SOO 6027(SD60) SOO 4448(GP38-2)
Views:  196   Comments: 2
CEFX 3105
Title:  CEFX 3105
Description:  Going away shot of todays 580 as it roars by. I wish the 3105 was in the lead though, those lease units are long for this world.
Photo Date:  8/19/2011  Upload Date: 9/16/2011 12:59:24 AM
Location:  Saint Paul Park, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CEFX 3105(SD40-2) CP 4608(GP40)
Views:  99   Comments: 0
CP 580
Title:  CP 580
Description:  CP 4608 leads todays 580 as it rolls through Saint Paul Park.
Photo Date:  8/19/2011  Upload Date: 9/16/2011 12:57:52 AM
Location:  Saint Paul Park, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4608(GP40) CEFX 3105(SD40-2)
Views:  119   Comments: 0
Ford Yard
Title:  Ford Yard
Description:  CP 4523 waits for a crew to start switching out cars at the Ford Yard. The Hauler will soon be up here to bring up loads, and take out some emptys.
Photo Date:  8/20/2011  Upload Date: 9/16/2011 1:16:27 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4523(GP38-2)
Views:  123   Comments: 0
Schmidts and the Hauler
Title:  Schmidts and the Hauler
Description:  The Hauler comes around the curve just before Juno with the Schmidts factory looming in the background.
Photo Date:  8/20/2011  Upload Date: 9/16/2011 1:15:27 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4443(GP38-2)
Views:  186   Comments: 0
SOO 6024
Title:  SOO 6024
Description:  Soo 6024 brings a 9000 foot long train through Saint Paul yard where it will get a new crew before heading out to points west.
Photo Date:  8/20/2011  Upload Date: 9/16/2011 1:13:08 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6024(SD60)
Views:  108   Comments: 0
Up to the board
Title:  Up to the board
Description:  The Saint Paul Transfer rolls up to the board with four GP38-2s for power, quite the sight!
Photo Date:  8/21/2011  Upload Date: 9/16/2011 1:48:59 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4443(GP38-2) CP 4432(GP38-2) SOO 4451(GP38-2) SOO 4444(GP38-2)
Views:  367   Comments: 0
Four 38s in Run 8
Title:  Four 38s in Run 8
Description:  The Saint Paul Transfer is down to about six mph in run 8 and is just making the hill with all four GP38-2s struggling to keep the train moving. The conductor, TJ, is looking out to see if he can see the tail end of his train as it wraps around the curve. This shot was taken at about 7:15, so it really brought out the color and contrast, making everything stand out!
Photo Date:  8/21/2011  Upload Date: 9/16/2011 1:53:37 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4443(GP38-2) CP 4432(GP38-2)
Views:  229   Comments: 0
Lots of geeps
Title:  Lots of geeps
Description:  Four geeps, all of which are Soo or were former Soo, are seen at the Ford Plant on a cloudy day.
Photo Date:  8/27/2011  Upload Date: 9/17/2011 1:31:33 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4414(GP38-2) SOO 4443(GP38-2) SOO 4601(GP40)
Views:  355   Comments: 0
At the Ford Plant
Title:  At the Ford Plant
Description:  After getting up to the plant, the crew gets ready to cut the power off, and run around their train so they can shove the loads into the plant.
Photo Date:  8/27/2011  Upload Date: 9/17/2011 1:28:46 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4601(GP40)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
Tied down at Madison
Title:  Tied down at Madison
Description:  The Hauler waits for its crew at Madison Ave before heading all the way to the Ford Plant. Quite the lead unit!
Photo Date:  8/27/2011  Upload Date: 9/17/2011 1:26:52 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4601(GP40)
Views:  104   Comments: 0
Up to the board
Title:  Up to the board
Description:  Todays Saint Paul Transfer had pulled up to the board and is waiting for a route up Shortline Hill.
Photo Date:  9/7/2011  Upload Date: 11/3/2011 11:52:38 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6043(SD60) SOO 6037(SD60)
Views:  101   Comments: 0
CP Grove Job
Title:  CP Grove Job
Description:  The CPs Grove Job comes out of Humboldt and starts its short trip over to Shoreham with the CN right on their tail.
Photo Date:  9/8/2011  Upload Date: 10/1/2011 10:46:23 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4608(GP40) CP 4432(GP38-2)
Views:  164   Comments: 0
Past the Depot
Title:  Past the Depot
Description:  A Dresser Turn rolls by the CN depot as it heads up to Dresser. With the SD60s days numbered, sights like this might soon be a thing of the past.
Photo Date:  9/8/2011  Upload Date: 10/1/2011 10:56:43 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6022(SD60)
Views:  83   Comments: 0
Late Day Dresser
Title:  Late Day Dresser
Description:  An afternoon Dresser Turn rolls through NB with some nice power leading the way.
Photo Date:  9/8/2011  Upload Date: 10/1/2011 10:54:59 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6022(SD60) CP 5964(SD40-2) SOO 6035(SD60)
Views:  114   Comments: 0
Late Number 8
Title:  Late Number 8
Description:  A late running Empire Builder rolls through Maple Springs in perfect light.
Photo Date:  9/10/2011  Upload Date: 9/17/2011 2:07:24 AM
Location:  Maple Springs, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 25(P42DC)
Views:  109   Comments: 0
To CK
Title:  To CK
Description:  CP 580 takes the switch at Goodview and is lined all the way to Tower CK where it will sit for the next few hours.
Photo Date:  9/10/2011  Upload Date: 9/17/2011 2:12:47 AM
Location:  Goodview, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4451(GP38-2) SOO 4427(GP38-2)
Views:  99   Comments: 0
CP 580
Title:  CP 580
Description:  Soo 4451 throttles out of Lake City, leading the days 580. It will take the siding at Lake View so Amtrak can pass before getting a route all the way to Tower CK. This is the highest original Soo GP38-2 that is still in Soo paint.
Photo Date:  9/10/2011  Upload Date: 9/15/2011 4:52:50 PM
Location:  Lake City, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4451(GP38-2)
Views:  144   Comments: 0
Through the Curves
Title:  Through the Curves
Description:  Todays 580 rolls through Maple Springs with a matching set of Soo units for power.
Photo Date:  9/10/2011  Upload Date: 9/17/2011 2:09:12 AM
Location:  Maple Springs, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4451(GP38-2) SOO 4427(GP38-2)
Views:  113   Comments: 1
SD40-2s
Title:  SD40-2s
Description:  Two SD40-2s chill and and soak up some sun at STP Yard before getting back to work.
Photo Date:  9/11/2011  Upload Date: 11/4/2011 2:08:53 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DME 6364(SD40-2) CP 6067(SD40-2)
Views:  136   Comments: 0
Last Days Light
Title:  Last Days Light
Description:  A late running and very long Saint Paul Transfer roars up Shortline Hill with every unit in run 8 in order to keep the train from stalling. The light was just about gone when this guy showed up, but I had enough to get a shot off. This picture doesn't do justice for how awesome the sound was when this guy roared by
Photo Date:  9/11/2011  Upload Date: 9/15/2011 4:43:54 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6038(SD60)
Views:  96   Comments: 0
Waiting for a light
Title:  Waiting for a light
Description:  The Saint Paul Transfer holds just outside of STP Yard for its route and light up Shortline Hill. What a lashup to be seen, and in perfect light too!
Photo Date:  9/11/2011  Upload Date: 9/15/2011 4:44:15 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6038(SD60) SOO 6034(SD60) CP 4523(GP38-2) SOO 4444(GP38-2)
Views:  141   Comments: 0
Soo 6024 STP Transfer
Title:  Soo 6024 STP Transfer
Description:  Soo 6024 roars up Shortline Hill with the Saint Paul Transfer trailing. The train has just cleared Fordson Jct and is about t go under West 7th St.
Photo Date:  9/13/2011  Upload Date: 9/15/2011 4:50:54 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6024(SD60)
Views:  105   Comments: 0
Dresser Crew Change
Title:  Dresser Crew Change
Description:  A Dresser Turn gets a new crew in Saint Anthony before getting on the move again.
Photo Date:  9/16/2011  Upload Date: 11/5/2011 12:49:27 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6023(SD60)
Views:  115   Comments: 0
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you EMD 2012
Title:  Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you EMD 2012
Description:  Well, here it is! EMD's newest locomotive on the Market, I was one of the first people to see it after it was unveiled at CPs Humboldt Yard. The thing that sets this unit apart from other ACes is that its Tier 3 compliant now. Wish it wasn't raining when I took this, but you make the best of what you are dealt with. My RR videos can be seen at youtube.com/user/SD457500
Photo Date:  9/18/2011  Upload Date: 9/22/2011 1:05:00 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EMDX 2012(SD70ACe)
Views:  2185   Comments: 2
CITX 2783
Title:  CITX 2783
Description:  A former UP SD45 waits to turn its wheels again on the main, just outside of the shops.
Photo Date:  9/24/2011  Upload Date: 10/15/2011 9:46:50 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CITX 2783(SD40M-2)
Views:  166   Comments: 0
Three Months to Go
Title:  Three Months to Go
Description:  The Hauler only has about three months left before it finds its way into the history books. On a quiet Saturday, CP 4523 and Soo 4434 double up some racks.
Photo Date:  9/24/2011  Upload Date: 10/15/2011 9:44:38 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 4523(GP38-2) SOO 4434(GP38-2)
Views:  169   Comments: 0
Ford Yard
Title:  Ford Yard
Description:  There is still plenty of life, for now, at the soon to be closed Ranger Plant.
Photo Date:  9/24/2011  Upload Date: 10/15/2011 9:45:54 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4443(GP38-2)
Views:  113   Comments: 0
Grand View
Title:  Grand View
Description:  The Saint Paul Transfer roars up Shortline Hill with two SD60s for power today. The fall colors were just starting to pop, making this view from Grand Ave even better.
Photo Date:  9/26/2011  Upload Date: 10/15/2011 10:21:48 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6043(SD60)
Views:  91   Comments: 0
Dead Dresser
Title:  Dead Dresser
Description:  A dead Dresser waits in the siding for a new crew to take it in to Humboldt Yard.
Photo Date:  9/26/2011  Upload Date: 10/15/2011 10:12:30 PM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6056(SD60) SOO 6055(SD60)
Views:  100   Comments: 0
HLCX 7003
Title:  HLCX 7003
Description:  Third unit out on todays Dresser Turn as it roars up Shoreham Hill at Johnson St Ne.
Photo Date:  9/30/2011  Upload Date: 10/15/2011 10:44:38 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 7003(SD40-2)
Views:  136   Comments: 0
Dresser Emptys
Title:  Dresser Emptys
Description:  The Empty Dresser Turn comes down grade after crossing Victoria St, and is well on is way to Dresser WI to get loaded with trap rock. I sure do like ICE power up here, the blue and yellow looks great.
Photo Date:  9/30/2011  Upload Date: 10/15/2011 10:43:04 PM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ICE 6458(SD40-2) HLCX 7003(SD40-2)
Views:  183   Comments: 0
Big Ol ES44s
Title:  Big Ol ES44s
Description:  Two run of the mill ES44s depart from Humboldt Yard with a very long train behind them.
Photo Date:  10/2/2011  Upload Date: 10/12/2011 12:02:12 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8810(ES44AC)
Views:  143   Comments: 0


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