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By:Douglas Hildebrandt
Dates:6/21/2012 - 12/25/2012
Album Info:Shots of the BNSF from the Twin Cities and surrounding area. Amtrak, UP and other roads will be in that run on the BNs routes in the Twin Cities. Shots from along the River will also pop up from time to time.
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Oil Train
Title:  Oil Train
Description:  An oil train lead by two ES44s snakes around the curve at Division St just before a cloud takes over.
Photo Date:  6/21/2012  Upload Date: 7/15/2012 3:55:12 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 6340(ES44AC)
Views:  127   Comments: 2
Classy looking 184
Title:  Classy looking 184
Description:  A classy looking 184 leads todays number 8 as it waits for its passengers to load up before departing.
Photo Date:  6/26/2012  Upload Date: 9/9/2012 2:18:20 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  AMTK 184(P42DC)
Views:  90   Comments: 0
Heritage on a late number eight
Title:  Heritage on a late number eight
Description:  The 184 leads todays Empire Builder as it arrives late into Mpls and Saint Paul.
Photo Date:  6/27/2012  Upload Date: 9/9/2012 2:15:58 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  AMTK 184(P42DC)
Views:  67   Comments: 0
Taking a Break
Title:  Taking a Break
Description:  AMTK 184 takes a quick break as it rests just short of the MSP station sign before departing again.
Photo Date:  6/27/2012  Upload Date: 9/9/2012 2:17:21 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  AMTK 184(P42DC)
Views:  82   Comments: 0
Roaring though Oakland
Title:  Roaring though Oakland
Description:  An hour or so late Empire Builder races through Oakland as it heads towards Chicago. While the matched pair looks nice, I wish the second unit was leading. Its one of the few P40s that Amtrak has.
Photo Date:  7/1/2012  Upload Date: 9/9/2012 2:33:17 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  AMTK 97(P42DC)
Views:  65   Comments: 0
A 'race' at University
Title:  A 'race' at University
Description:  Light power from the Bluff comes through University just as a Northstar roars out of town making for a neat shot.
Photo Date:  7/5/2012  Upload Date: 9/9/2012 2:48:34 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 3022(GP40M) UTAX 12(MP36PH-3C)
Views:  335   Comments: 0
H-NTWGAL
Title:  H-NTWGAL
Description:  The daily H-NTWGAL departs with the normal power as it rolls through BN University on a clear, but very hot, summer day.
Photo Date:  7/16/2012  Upload Date: 7/18/2012 12:27:46 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 4341(C44-9W)
Views:  99   Comments: 1
Colorful Tanker
Title:  Colorful Tanker
Description:  I usually don't post freight car shots, but when I do, they are of something neat like this!
Photo Date:  7/19/2012  Upload Date: 9/9/2012 3:36:30 AM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives: 
Views:  162   Comments: 0
Hinckley Local
Title:  Hinckley Local
Description:  Todays Hinckley local came back light powered with a nice set of macthed geeps.
Photo Date:  7/19/2012  Upload Date: 9/9/2012 3:37:20 AM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 1541(GP28P)
Views:  180   Comments: 0
H-NTWGFD
Title:  H-NTWGFD
Description:  After waiting two hours for this guy to show up, the clouds decided to come in :/
Photo Date:  7/19/2012  Upload Date: 9/9/2012 3:38:40 AM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 1783(SD40-2) BNSF 2086(GP38-2)
Views:  190   Comments: 1
BNSF 4635
Title:  BNSF 4635
Description:  Two GEs bring a manifest into town and towards Northtown Yard.
Photo Date:  7/19/2012  Upload Date: 9/9/2012 3:35:31 AM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 4635(C44-9W)
Views:  121   Comments: 1
A different type of 6327
Title:  A different type of 6327
Description:  I remember when BNSF 6327 was once occupied by the SDP40, that was just a few years ago. Now an ES44 holds that number, how time flys.
Photo Date:  7/19/2012  Upload Date: 9/9/2012 3:39:21 AM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 6327(ES44AC)
Views:  117   Comments: 0
H-DILKCK
Title:  H-DILKCK
Description:  BNSF leads the H-DILKCK with the Reading heritage unit third out of the consit; it SHOULD have been leading!
Photo Date:  7/22/2012  Upload Date: 9/9/2012 1:51:29 AM
Location:  Coon Rapids, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 1028(C44-9W) NS 1067(SD70ACe)
Views:  210   Comments: 0
Bee Line Service
Title:  Bee Line Service
Description:  The one and only Reading Lines heritage lines sits third out on todays H-DILKCK as it rolls by.
Photo Date:  7/22/2012  Upload Date: 9/9/2012 1:52:30 AM
Location:  Coon Rapids, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  NS 1067(SD70ACe)
Views:  178   Comments: 0
Oil Cans
Title:  Oil Cans
Description:  A GE/EMD duo brings a loaded oil train through the plant at CTC Saint Anthony after the TCWR got in the clear.
Photo Date:  8/7/2012  Upload Date: 9/19/2012 1:41:26 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 6247(ES44AC)
Views:  138   Comments: 0
Stacks on the Tracks
Title:  Stacks on the Tracks
Description:  Two ES44s come onto MT2 before making a setout and pickup at Midway.
Photo Date:  8/7/2012  Upload Date: 9/19/2012 1:42:24 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 7489(ES44DC)
Views:  145   Comments: 0
H-BRCNTW5
Title:  H-BRCNTW5
Description:  This isn't the shot I wanted, but after sprinting to get up the bridge, this was as good as I could get. I'll be honest, I kinda like it too. I just wish that the dirt mound was a little lower so the three MACs could be seen better!
Photo Date:  8/9/2012  Upload Date: 9/6/2012 1:14:39 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9571(SD70MAC)
Views:  189   Comments: 0
X-NSIMNS
Title:  X-NSIMNS
Description:  Two NS SD70 variants bring an empty ethanol train through the curve near Kellogg Blvd and notch it up as they prepare to conquer the Midway Sub.
Photo Date:  8/9/2012  Upload Date: 9/6/2012 1:16:15 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  NS 2594(SD70M)
Views:  134   Comments: 1
EMDs, EMDs Everywhere
Title:  EMDs, EMDs Everywhere
Description:  The T Yard is filled up with loads of EMD power, and a good chunk of Oakways as well. As far as I know, the Oakways are as good as done on the BNSF.
Photo Date:  8/22/2012  Upload Date: 9/13/2012 10:35:39 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  EMDX 9028(SD60) EMDX 9077(SD60)
Views:  400   Comments: 0
SD60I leading the way
Title:  SD60I leading the way
Description:  An SD60I leads the H-NSINTW through Alma with a lenghty train of hoppers. Quite the leading on the BNSF!
Photo Date:  8/22/2012  Upload Date: 9/6/2012 1:29:49 AM
Location:  Alma, WI
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  NS 6786(SD60M)
Views:  120   Comments: 0
Two AM signals
Title:  Two AM signals
Description:  Its two in the morning and what were we doing? Yep, shooting the classic signals that are just south of LaCrosse on the BNSF. These babies date back to the 30s and are still going strong.
Photo Date:  8/23/2012  Upload Date: 9/6/2012 1:37:18 AM
Location:  Genoa, WI
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives: 
Views:  105   Comments: 0
CP 483 and two SD40-2s
Title:  CP 483 and two SD40-2s
Description:  CP 483 gets ready to pull ahead and shove back onto the BN as two H1 SD40-2s head light to Midway.
Photo Date:  8/30/2012  Upload Date: 9/15/2012 2:11:48 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 1619(SD40-2)
Views:  133   Comments: 0
Good Old SD40-2s
Title:  Good Old SD40-2s
Description:  Two renumbered SD40-2s head light powered to Midway under cloudy skies. I happy that a few of these have stuck around.
Photo Date:  8/30/2012  Upload Date: 9/15/2012 2:12:49 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 1864(SD40-2) BNSF 1619(SD40-2)
Views:  226   Comments: 0
Overpowered Northstar
Title:  Overpowered Northstar
Description:  Two units bring six cars west as they roar past University. I don't see why they don't use just one unit on these....
Photo Date:  8/30/2012  Upload Date: 9/15/2012 2:16:40 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  MNRX 502(MP36PH-3C)
Views:  110   Comments: 0
Brand New SD70ACe
Title:  Brand New SD70ACe
Description:  After my job interview with Loram, I heard that one the BNSF's brand new SD70ACes was sitting in the siding at Wayzata. So I quickly headed over there and was able to get this shot. The unit still looked factory fresh!
Photo Date:  8/31/2012  Upload Date: 9/13/2012 4:23:48 AM
Location:  Wayzata, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9054(SD70ACe)
Views:  307   Comments: 1
Former GN SD7
Title:  Former GN SD7
Description:  A former GN SD7 sits at Litchfield waiting for the next call to duty. This is the only SD7 I have shot to date, and it didn't look like it was it too bad of shape either.
Photo Date:  9/3/2012  Upload Date: 9/6/2012 1:01:17 AM
Location:  Litchfield, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BN 6008(SD7) CRGX 6008(SD7)
Views:  357   Comments: 0
Roaring through Atwater
Title:  Roaring through Atwater
Description:  The Virginian Heritage unit roars towards Willmar with the NSIMNX trailing. This train was one hell of a chase, but worth every minute of it! Now we just have to get the Lackawanna unit up here sometime...
Photo Date:  9/3/2012  Upload Date: 9/6/2012 12:45:44 AM
Location:  Atwater, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  NS 1069(SD70ACe)
Views:  265   Comments: 2
Virginian heading west
Title:  Virginian heading west
Description:  After shooting the 1069 at Saint Anthony, we headed out again to nab it at Cedar Lake Jct and capture some of the Mpls skyline in the background. Thankfully the clouds went away for this shot and the rest of the chase too.
Photo Date:  9/3/2012  Upload Date: 9/6/2012 12:45:58 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  NS 1069(SD70ACe)
Views:  153   Comments: 1
Hauling Ass
Title:  Hauling Ass
Description:  My second shot at Cokato, not sure if I like this one more then the last. Nonetheless, the 1069 is seen roaring through town doing every bit of track speed.
Photo Date:  9/3/2012  Upload Date: 9/6/2012 12:46:18 AM
Location:  Cokato, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  NS 1069(SD70ACe)
Views:  202   Comments: 1
Wasting no time
Title:  Wasting no time
Description:  After meeting a coal empty at Howard Lake, the 1069 wasted no time getting back up to 60mph. Here its blasting though Cokato doing every bit of track speed all the while putting on an awesome show.
Photo Date:  9/3/2012  Upload Date: 9/6/2012 12:46:30 AM
Location:  Cokato, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  NS 1069(SD70ACe)
Views:  151   Comments: 1
Crusing through Wayzata
Title:  Crusing through Wayzata
Description:  The Heritage Unit highballs it through Wayzata as it keeps up its fast pace towards Willmar. It wouldn't be until Cokato that we would catch up to him again, but it was well worth every minute of it!
Photo Date:  9/3/2012  Upload Date: 9/6/2012 12:46:49 AM
Location:  Wayzata, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  NS 1069(SD70ACe)
Views:  162   Comments: 1
H-SUPNTW
Title:  H-SUPNTW
Description:  One of my better catches of the past few weeks! Two former BN SD40-2s getting ready to start moving out of the Andover siding AND a little bit of sunlight in a sea of clouds too! Special thanks to Andrew Osborne for the heads up on this.
Photo Date:  10/5/2012  Upload Date: 10/8/2012 1:30:29 AM
Location:  Andover, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 1964(SD40-2)
Views:  173   Comments: 1
Hinckley Local
Title:  Hinckley Local
Description:  The Hinckley Local roars south through Andover and heads back to NTW with a decent sized train.
Photo Date:  10/7/2012  Upload Date: 10/8/2012 1:31:15 AM
Location:  Andover, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 1542(GP28P) BNSF 1538(GP28M)
Views:  187   Comments: 0
Rolling on in
Title:  Rolling on in
Description:  The H-DILNTW rolls towards Northtown Yard as it comes up to 77th Ave Ne with two green SD40-2s leading the way.
Photo Date:  10/7/2012  Upload Date: 10/8/2012 1:17:07 AM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 1947(SD40-2) BNSF 1994(SD40-2)
Views:  143   Comments: 1
H-DILNTW
Title:  H-DILNTW
Description:  The dash two duo creeps up to interstate to wait for a track into Northtown Yard. It sure was nice to see two SD40-2s out on the road again like this.
Photo Date:  10/7/2012  Upload Date: 10/8/2012 1:19:38 AM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 1947(SD40-2) BNSF 1994(SD40-2)
Views:  119   Comments: 1
Blinding Snow
Title:  Blinding Snow
Description:  When it snows the railfans come out and make the best of the conditions! Here we see a four pack of BNSF C44-9Ws racing west at Osborne Road in Fridley MN in near blinding conditions.
Photo Date:  12/9/2012  Upload Date: 12/29/2012 3:33:21 AM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5461(C44-9W)
Views:  132   Comments: 2
Christmas Day Treat
Title:  Christmas Day Treat
Description:  Two BNSF SD60Ms lead the S-SEACHI through the connection at Park Jct and towards the Midway Sub. While its a tight shot, it was the best light I would be able to get the duo in.
Photo Date:  12/25/2012  Upload Date: 12/29/2012 3:32:26 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8121(SD60M)
Views:  173   Comments: 0


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