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By:Douglas Hildebrandt
Dates:8/2/2002 - 12/31/2006
Album Info:Pictures of the BNSF taken around the Twin Cities area.
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BN 6846
Title:  BN 6846
Description:  A strait BN SD40-2 waits to get moving at Northtown Diesel shops. This was one two strait BN SD40-2s I shot, this one is ex Frisco too.
Photo Date:  8/2/2002  Upload Date: 5/30/2009 10:56:16 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BN 6846(SD40-2)
Views:  381   Comments: 1
Looking down
Title:  Looking down
Description:  Looking down on a classic Santa Fe EMD SD45-2. One used to be able to see MANY 45-2s around Northtown Yard, now thats history. Date Approx.
Photo Date:  8/15/2002  Upload Date: 12/31/2008 12:40:00 AM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 6470(SD45-2)
Views:  442   Comments: 1
50s era power lineup
Title:  50s era power lineup
Description:  How I wish I took more shots in 2003! Here we see a great line up of classic 50s power on a very hazy and foggy March Day. I also shot BNSF 6108 this day (H1 SD9), but it blurred thanks to the thick fog. On the far left is BNSF 6499, an SD45-2, that would soon be owned by NRE. The 6234 would end up going to MTM, I don't know what happened to the SW1200s though. Date Approx.
Photo Date:  3/10/2003  Upload Date: 5/30/2009 8:13:43 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 6234(SD9) BNSF 3510(SW1200) BNSF 3509(SW1200)
Views:  542   Comments: 0
High Speed Coal Train
Title:  High Speed Coal Train
Description:  The day of my middle school graduation I took this picture. I was unable to attend graduation because I was a part time home school student, and for that reason the school would not let me graduate with my classmates. So to break my boredom and semi anger I went up to Fridley and took this picture. Train was doing 60 mph as it went by!
Photo Date:  6/6/2003  Upload Date: 12/16/2005 9:08:00 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5640(AC44CW)
Views:  375   Comments: 1
BNSF 4132
Title:  BNSF 4132
Description:  Going away shot of the worm train. Check out how clean the 1033 is!
Photo Date:  6/17/2003  Upload Date: 12/30/2008 12:51:56 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 4132(C44-9W) BNSF 1033(C44-9W)
Views:  273   Comments: 0
BNSF 4132
Title:  BNSF 4132
Description:  First shot of mine I took in Fridley with a C44 leading a train. Those units must have been fairly new beause they are pretty clean.
Photo Date:  6/17/2003  Upload Date: 12/30/2008 12:54:58 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 4132(C44-9W)
Views:  210   Comments: 0
BNSF 7835
Title:  BNSF 7835
Description:  BNSF 7835 heads to Northtown with an SD45-2 trailing. These were the days you could see EMDs on Z trains. On of my earliest BNSF "action" shots. This would later become the first SD40-2 to get the H3 paint scheme.
Photo Date:  6/17/2003  Upload Date: 12/30/2008 12:50:04 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 7835(SD40-2)
Views:  199   Comments: 0
Overview of the shops
Title:  Overview of the shops
Description:  Another shot of the power sitting at the shops.
Photo Date:  7/2/2003  Upload Date: 12/30/2008 12:29:59 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 6133(SD9) BNSF 6211(SD39)
Views:  269   Comments: 1
Nice catch
Title:  Nice catch
Description:  A very good looking SD39 still in Santa Fe paint rests at the diesel shops with two SD9s.
Photo Date:  7/2/2003  Upload Date: 12/30/2008 12:15:12 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6211(SD39)
Views:  297   Comments: 1
BNSF 6469
Title:  BNSF 6469
Description:  A SD45-2 waits for the next call to duty at the diesel shops. You used to be able to see a lot of these units up here.
Photo Date:  7/2/2003  Upload Date: 12/30/2008 12:11:27 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 6469(SD45-2)
Views:  524   Comments: 0
Lite power move
Title:  Lite power move
Description:  Three SD40-2s make a light power move to head up to their train. I didn't see any GE power when I was at Northtown this day, how things have changed since then.
Photo Date:  7/2/2003  Upload Date: 12/30/2008 12:17:58 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 7837(SD40-2)
Views:  232   Comments: 1
Oakway SD60 Trio
Title:  Oakway SD60 Trio
Description:  An awesome lashup of three Oakway SD60s wait for a crew with a Tac Train. This is when I loved Tac Trains. Taken with a 10X zoom lense and a teleconveter which gave me a 20x zoom in order to get this shot.
Photo Date:  7/2/2003  Upload Date: 5/30/2009 8:08:46 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EMDX 9011(SD60) EMDX 9011(SD60)
Views:  217   Comments: 0
First, Second, and Third generation power.  Nikon FE.
Title:  First, Second, and Third generation power. Nikon FE.
Description:  Three generations of EMD locomotives rest together at the diesel shops.
Photo Date:  7/2/2003  Upload Date: 12/30/2008 12:13:06 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EMDX 9015(SD60) BNSF 6211(SD39) BNSF 6119(SD9)
Views:  602   Comments: 0
Nearly all Cascade Green!
Title:  Nearly all Cascade Green!
Description:  Back in 2003, you could still count on lots of old BN power sitting around the diesel shops. This view of the diesel shops has changed a lot since this was taken, and even the rebuilt 6100 has been renumbered and retired.
Photo Date:  7/6/2003  Upload Date: 5/24/2008 1:21:11 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6100(SD9) BNSF 8024(SD40-2) BNSF 6119(SD9) BNSF 7052(SD40-2)
Views:  975   Comments: 5
BNSF 7877
Title:  BNSF 7877
Description:  Another view of the diesel shops back in 2003. You would be hard pressed to find the diesel shops looking like this nowadays. Ex Santa Fe SD45-2s were actually pretty common up here back in 03' and 04'.
Photo Date:  7/6/2003  Upload Date: 5/24/2008 1:24:00 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 7877(SD40-2)
Views:  269   Comments: 1
Classic Scene
Title:  Classic Scene
Description:  How many locomotives can you spot in this shot? Soo 6044 is on the rock train, BNSF 7072 is ideling away, BNSF 9264 is moving light powered, CP 9523 heads to St. Paul with Soo 6000 and CP 8639. To top all this of, four SD9s are heading into the yard to get onto their train, and the 6332 is working the pullout. Ahh, the good ole days at Northtown.
Photo Date:  7/9/2003  Upload Date: 12/30/2008 1:04:04 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  SOO 6044(SD60) BNSF 7072(SD40-2) BNSF 9264(SD60M)
Views:  451   Comments: 0
Still Santa Fe
Title:  Still Santa Fe
Description:  A C44-9W, which is still Santa Fe, makes its way into Northtown Yard.
Photo Date:  7/15/2003  Upload Date: 2/28/2009 3:16:51 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  ATSF 693(C44-9W)
Views:  284   Comments: 0
BN green
Title:  BN green
Description:  BN 7821 is still a BN in this picture. Within a few months, this unit would get the BNSF patch and the tower behind the Soo bridge would burn down. A lot has changed here since 2003...
Photo Date:  7/15/2003  Upload Date: 6/6/2008 12:25:15 AM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BN 7821(SD40-2)
Views:  342   Comments: 1
Grove Job
Title:  Grove Job
Description:  BNSF 2364 pulls a cut a cars out of the grove yard and is about to shove them into the NSP power plant. Check out all of the dead units in the background.
Photo Date:  7/15/2003  Upload Date: 6/6/2008 12:30:59 AM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 2364(GP38-2)
Views:  267   Comments: 1
H1 SD40-2
Title:  H1 SD40-2
Description:  BNSF 6376 looks great in its H1 paint as it moves light in the T yard. Since this was taken, all of those trailers in the back have been moved away.
Photo Date:  7/15/2003  Upload Date: 2/28/2009 3:14:20 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6376(SD40-2)
Views:  194   Comments: 1
GP15-1
Title:  GP15-1
Description:  A BNSF GP15 comes into Northtown with a loaded ballast train.
Photo Date:  10/25/2003  Upload Date: 2/28/2009 3:29:25 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 1488(GP15-1)
Views:  236   Comments: 0
Threading the T Yard.
Title:  Threading the T Yard.
Description:  A loaded ballast train threads its way through the T yard with some cool power.
Photo Date:  10/25/2003  Upload Date: 2/28/2009 3:30:34 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 1488(GP15-1) EMDX 767(GP38-2) BNSF 2768(GP39E)
Views:  304   Comments: 0
May Day
Title:  May Day
Description:  Back on May 1st 2004, I was treated to some good catches at Northtown, one being this one with two CP SD40-2s and the 6332 on the pullout job. To this day I have no idea what that lead CP unit was, but I know for sure the trailing one is the 6061.
Photo Date:  5/1/2004  Upload Date: 6/9/2009 10:47:27 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6332(SD40-2) CP 6061(SD40-2)
Views:  274   Comments: 1
BN GP10
Title:  BN GP10
Description:  An old BN GP10 waits for its turn in the diesel shops
Photo Date:  5/31/2004  Upload Date: 10/2/2004 9:57:51 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BN 1413(GP10)
Views:  1008   Comments: 0
Motive power mixer
Title:  Motive power mixer
Description:  This time I visited the diesel shops, there was a nice mix of power sitting around. There was even a GP10 down here this day.
Photo Date:  5/31/2004  Upload Date: 2/2/2009 4:04:14 AM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 320(SD45)
Views:  373   Comments: 0
BNSF 1510
Title:  BNSF 1510
Description:  Closer and sharper shot of the last two units. The train in the background wa brought in with a Dash 9 and an NREX SD50.
Photo Date:  6/17/2004  Upload Date: 2/2/2009 4:06:47 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 1510(GP28M) BNSF 2906(GP39E)
Views:  334   Comments: 0
All BN lashup
Title:  All BN lashup
Description:  An all former BN lashup pulls a train out of Northtown.
Photo Date:  6/17/2004  Upload Date: 2/2/2009 4:07:02 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 1510(GP28M) BNSF 2906(GP39E)
Views:  312   Comments: 0
All EMD
Title:  All EMD
Description:  An all EMD lashup with some awesome power comes into Northtown Yard. I would catch the second unit in 2005 at Saint Paul.
Photo Date:  6/19/2004  Upload Date: 2/2/2009 4:02:34 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9211(SD60M) FURX 7252(SD40-2) FURX 7287(SD40-2)
Views:  301   Comments: 0
One of Two
Title:  One of Two
Description:  One of two SD45-2s in the H1 paint rests outside of the diesel shops. My exposure was fine, the unit has just faded A LOT!
Photo Date:  6/21/2004  Upload Date: 2/2/2009 1:46:23 AM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6481(SD45-2)
Views:  434   Comments: 1
BNSF 4751
Title:  BNSF 4751
Description:  Two trains, one is going 60mph while the other is at a walking pace
Photo Date:  7/5/2004  Upload Date: 10/24/2004 10:39:21 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4751(C44-9W) SOO 1555(MP15AC) SOO 1550(MP15AC) BNSF 729(C44-9W)
Views:  755   Comments: 0
GP60B
Title:  GP60B
Description:  A BNSF GP60 trails FURX 8096 on the north runner.
Photo Date:  7/7/2004  Upload Date: 5/26/2009 12:53:55 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 347(GP60B)
Views:  873   Comments: 0
GP30
Title:  GP30
Description:  This was also a great catch at 44th too, a strait GP30 still operating in 2004. When I took this picture, this unit was 42 years old. I haven't seen one of these in a few years now.
Photo Date:  7/15/2004  Upload Date: 11/27/2008 11:44:23 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2416(GP30u)
Views:  332   Comments: 0
SD45T-2!
Title:  SD45T-2!
Description:  While looking through my old pictures, I came across this excellent catch. I'm so happy I got a roster of this rare engine. Ahh, the good old days of cool lease power on the BNSF.
Photo Date:  7/15/2004  Upload Date: 11/27/2008 11:40:26 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NREX 9328(SD45T-2)
Views:  348   Comments: 2
BNSF 3027
Title:  BNSF 3027
Description:  A single GP40 makes a light power move at Northtown Yard.
Photo Date:  7/21/2004  Upload Date: 3/14/2009 5:09:52 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 3027(GP40E)
Views:  250   Comments: 0
1950s power still running 50 years later
Title:  1950s power still running 50 years later
Description:  50s power running today still looks great
Photo Date:  8/20/2004  Upload Date: 12/3/2004 9:01:37 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6143(SD9) BNSF 6123(SD9) BNSF 6120(SD9)
Views:  661   Comments: 1
Early Morning Z train
Title:  Early Morning Z train
Description:  This early morning Z train heads out of Northtown yard while a SOO Grain Train crosses over. Humboldt Yard grain elevators are visible in the backround.
Photo Date:  8/20/2004  Upload Date: 10/24/2004 10:36:42 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 106(GP60M) BNSF 7864(SD40-2) FURX 7249(SD40-2)
Views:  994   Comments: 4
Great lashup
Title:  Great lashup
Description:  BNSF 1591 departs Northtown Yard with an amazing lashup. I love seeing those SD9s running around the Twin Cities.
Photo Date:  8/22/2004  Upload Date: 12/21/2008 5:51:40 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 1591(GP28P) BNSF 6102(SD9)
Views:  286   Comments: 0
With Good Company
Title:  With Good Company
Description:  BNSF 6392 rests in good company at the diesel shops. This angle is impossible nowadays, because a building now blocks this view. You can see the foundation for it in the foreground.
Photo Date:  8/25/2004  Upload Date: 2/28/2009 2:29:49 AM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6392(SD40-2)
Views:  294   Comments: 1
Old SD9s on a mainline freight
Title:  Old SD9s on a mainline freight
Description:  A rare sight today, seeing three SD9s pulling a mainline freight through Northtown Yard. You can see Minneapolis in the backround.
Photo Date:  8/29/2004  Upload Date: 2/24/2006 8:50:34 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6143(SD9) CP 6016(SD40-2) BNSF 7039(SD40-2) BNSF 6120(SD9) BNSF 6123(SD9)
Views:  645   Comments: 0
BNSF 6837
Title:  BNSF 6837
Description:  Two early production SD40-2s bring a train into Northtown Yard on the north runner.
Photo Date:  8/29/2004  Upload Date: 2/28/2009 12:20:38 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6837(SD40-2) BNSF 6384(SD40-2)
Views:  289   Comments: 1
Z train
Title:  Z train
Description:  A BNSF Z train slows down from a crew change before heading off to the west coast.
Photo Date:  8/31/2004  Upload Date: 11/6/2005 12:51:53 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4071(C44-9W) NS 9908(C40-9W) BNSF 4673(C44-9W)
Views:  443   Comments: 0
BNSF 762
Title:  BNSF 762
Description:  BNSF 762 leads two other GEs on a high priority stack/TOFC train at 35th Avenue.
Photo Date:  8/31/2004  Upload Date: 3/15/2009 1:06:09 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  BNSF 762(C44-9W)
Views:  251   Comments: 0
Ex PC on the BNSF
Title:  Ex PC on the BNSF
Description:  An ex PC unit is still hard at work on the BNSF as it does some work at 35th Ave.
Photo Date:  9/2/2004  Upload Date: 6/13/2009 10:41:56 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2173(GP38)
Views:  185   Comments: 0
BNSF 3447
Title:  BNSF 3447
Description:  BNSF 3447 takes a break just outside of the diesel shops. Taken with permission.
Photo Date:  9/10/2004  Upload Date: 1/30/2009 9:34:56 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 3447(SW1500)
Views:  250   Comments: 0
BNSF 6323
Title:  BNSF 6323
Description:  Another view of the 6323, but with a better view of the equipment under the walkways that is used to work on the locomotives.
Photo Date:  9/10/2004  Upload Date: 1/3/2008 6:55:11 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6323(SD40u)
Views:  318   Comments: 2
BNSF 8048
Title:  BNSF 8048
Description:  BNSF 8048 resting outside the diesel shops. Taken with permission.
Photo Date:  9/10/2004  Upload Date: 1/3/2008 6:51:33 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 8048(SD40-2)
Views:  254   Comments: 3
Northtown Diesel Shops
Title:  Northtown Diesel Shops
Description:  A shot of the south end of the diesel shops. Taken with permission.
Photo Date:  9/10/2004  Upload Date: 3/4/2006 5:05:49 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  210   Comments: 0
Inside Northtown Diesel shops
Title:  Inside Northtown Diesel shops
Description:  Inside the diesel shops. Taken with permission, and yes, thats an SD40 still in service.
Photo Date:  9/10/2004  Upload Date: 3/4/2006 5:04:35 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6323(SD40u)
Views:  423   Comments: 1
Northtown Diesel Shops
Title:  Northtown Diesel Shops
Description:  This is the part of the diesel shops where the locomotives get traction motors replaced and wheels trued out. Taken with permission.
Photo Date:  9/10/2004  Upload Date: 1/3/2008 6:53:12 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  245   Comments: 1
Cool lease unit.
Title:  Cool lease unit.
Description:  One sweet looking lease unit sits under 44th Ave on a nice September day. Sorry about the white specs, Fuji film prints don't like to be scanned.
Photo Date:  9/10/2004  Upload Date: 1/30/2009 9:35:59 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NREX 7401(SD45)
Views:  310   Comments: 1


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