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By:Douglas Hildebrandt
Dates:6/3/2003 - 1/5/2010
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Departing New Brighton
Title:  Departing New Brighton
Description:  MNNR 62 throttles out of New Brighton and smokes a bit as it eases out of the yard. The WC has just departed, and hes got the light to cross the diamond.
Photo Date:  6/3/2003  Upload Date: 12/30/2008 12:46:10 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 62(C424)
Views:  368   Comments: 0
Alco!
Title:  Alco!
Description:  Back in 2003, Alcos were everywhere on the Commercial, and the 62 was a common sight on the belt job.
Photo Date:  6/3/2003  Upload Date: 12/30/2008 12:41:42 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 62(C424)
Views:  429   Comments: 0
MNNR 82
Title:  MNNR 82
Description:  MNNR 82 pulls out of New Brighton. Those Alcos sound so nice, too bad I don't see them come up too much anymore on the Belt Job.
Photo Date:  8/6/2003  Upload Date: 3/12/2008 11:45:57 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 82(RS18u)
Views:  777   Comments: 0
Crossing the Diamond
Title:  Crossing the Diamond
Description:  The Belt Job crosses the diamond, and heads off to Fridley.
Photo Date:  2/23/2004  Upload Date: 2/28/2009 1:39:13 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 48(B30-7)
Views:  247   Comments: 0
MNNR 48
Title:  MNNR 48
Description:  The commercial pulls into the yard at New Brighton
Photo Date:  4/21/2004  Upload Date: 4/29/2005 10:22:37 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 48(B30-7)
Views:  650   Comments: 1
MNNR 35
Title:  MNNR 35
Description:  The Minnesota Commercial makes a rare daylight appearance at BNSFs Northtown.
Photo Date:  8/18/2004  Upload Date: 12/3/2004 9:17:12 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 35(M420W) MNNR 56(C30-7)
Views:  1521   Comments: 2
MNNR 313 leaving
Title:  MNNR 313 leaving
Description:  MNNR 313 leaves New Brighton headed for the St.Paul yards.
Photo Date:  2/10/2005  Upload Date: 6/10/2005 3:28:29 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 313(C424)
Views:  506   Comments: 0
Late Belt Job
Title:  Late Belt Job
Description:  The belt job is running a bit late today, and is coming back from Fridley around 3 PM. Here he is coming through Long Lake Park.
Photo Date:  8/11/2005  Upload Date: 12/13/2008 1:08:38 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 75(B36-7)
Views:  515   Comments: 2
Pulling hard out of New Brighton
Title:  Pulling hard out of New Brighton
Description:  The Belt Job belches smoke and works hard to pull a good sized train out of New Brighton.
Photo Date:  1/6/2006  Upload Date: 3/12/2008 11:41:52 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 1978(B23-7)
Views:  381   Comments: 0
Belt Job Departure
Title:  Belt Job Departure
Description:  The Belt Job departures New Brighton with more cars then usual
Photo Date:  6/8/2006  Upload Date: 8/6/2006 11:01:50 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 75(B36-7)
Views:  487   Comments: 2
MNNR 48
Title:  MNNR 48
Description:  Working the yard at New Brighton
Photo Date:  6/9/2006  Upload Date: 8/6/2006 11:03:24 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 48(B30-7)
Views:  586   Comments: 1
Old unit leaving
Title:  Old unit leaving
Description:  An old U23C (ex LS&I) leaves New Brighton for the first time in years. This unit was stored up at the Twins Cities arsenal for years.
Photo Date:  6/15/2006  Upload Date: 7/2/2006 8:37:54 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  VLIX 2302(U23C)
Views:  929   Comments: 0
Early Belt Job
Title:  Early Belt Job
Description:  The belt job is heading back to New Brighton and Fridley. It was running really early today too, picture was taken at around 8:30 AM.
Photo Date:  6/28/2006  Upload Date: 8/30/2006 12:32:03 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 48(B30-7)
Views:  441   Comments: 0
Scenic running
Title:  Scenic running
Description:  The Minnesota Commercial heads back towards the yard at New Brighton. Taken from the Old Highway 8 bridge.
Photo Date:  7/10/2006  Upload Date: 8/16/2006 4:10:08 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 48(B30-7)
Views:  389   Comments: 1
Day after Christmas
Title:  Day after Christmas
Description:  The day after Christmas and the Belt Job is right back at work.
Photo Date:  12/26/2006  Upload Date: 3/12/2008 11:40:33 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 48(B30-7)
Views:  252   Comments: 0
Rare Catch
Title:  Rare Catch
Description:  A rare visitor to New Brighton! I have never seen this engine before in over five years of coming to New Brighton.
Photo Date:  6/25/2007  Upload Date: 6/27/2007 1:12:26 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 80(RS23)
Views:  529   Comments: 1
MNNR 1978
Title:  MNNR 1978
Description:  MNNR 1978 rests under the sanding tower at the Commercials Yard. Taken with permission.
Photo Date:  6/30/2007  Upload Date: 6/30/2007 3:08:21 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 1978(B23-7)
Views:  482   Comments: 0
Waiting for the call to duty
Title:  Waiting for the call to duty
Description:  MNNR 313 waits with SLUGGO for its next assignment. Taken with permission on the MNNRs property.
Photo Date:  6/30/2007  Upload Date: 6/30/2007 3:04:17 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 313(C424)
Views:  266   Comments: 0
Alcos & GEs
Title:  Alcos & GEs
Description:  A mix of Alcos & GEs rest outside of the Commercials diesel shops. The 5488 would soon become MNNR 88.
Photo Date:  6/30/2007  Upload Date: 2/6/2009 1:33:06 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 314(C424) NREX 5488(B30-7) MNNR 54(B30-7)
Views:  478   Comments: 0
Hiding in the roundhouse
Title:  Hiding in the roundhouse
Description:  RS27 318 rests in the MNNRs roundhouse. The 316 was on the right of it. Too bad we couldn't go into the roundhouse to shoot them, but being on the property was good enough for me!
Photo Date:  6/30/2007  Upload Date: 6/30/2007 3:05:58 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 318(RS27)
Views:  373   Comments: 0
MNNR 35
Title:  MNNR 35
Description:  Side profile view of MNNR 35.
Photo Date:  6/30/2007  Upload Date: 2/6/2009 1:31:45 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 35(M420W)
Views:  399   Comments: 0
MNNR 40
Title:  MNNR 40
Description:  MNNR 40 pulls out a cut of cars from an industry.
Photo Date:  6/30/2007  Upload Date: 6/30/2007 2:59:43 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 40(B23-7)
Views:  241   Comments: 0
MNNR 56
Title:  MNNR 56
Description:  Three MNNR units rest outside of the commercials shops waiting for their next assignment.
Photo Date:  6/30/2007  Upload Date: 6/30/2007 3:02:25 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 56(C30-7) MNNR 35(M420W)
Views:  580   Comments: 0
Croc GE
Title:  Croc GE
Description:  Croc GE holds down a line of units waiting for their next assignment.
Photo Date:  6/30/2007  Upload Date: 2/6/2009 1:35:39 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 59(C36-7) MNNR 71(M636)
Views:  687   Comments: 1
Monster of Midway
Title:  Monster of Midway
Description:  The "Monster of Midway" sits outside the diesel shops, it would be cool to see the unit running again.
Photo Date:  6/30/2007  Upload Date: 2/6/2009 1:32:19 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 71(M636)
Views:  328   Comments: 0
RS18
Title:  RS18
Description:  A former CP RS18 sits at the Commercials diesel shops, and waits for the call to duty. I would later catch this unit about two years later working some industries in NE Mpls.
Photo Date:  6/30/2007  Upload Date: 2/6/2009 1:36:23 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 83(RS18u)
Views:  191   Comments: 0
Slug Unit
Title:  Slug Unit
Description:  One of the commercials slug units sits outside in the warm summer sun. I think the black with red scheme looks sharp.
Photo Date:  6/30/2007  Upload Date: 2/6/2009 1:34:04 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR T-2(Yard Slug) MNNR 54(B30-7)
Views:  326   Comments: 0
Belt and 88 jobs
Title:  Belt and 88 jobs
Description:  The Belt Job and 88 job make a rare appearance today at New Brighton. The 2002 is about to leave with the Belt, and the 35 is waiting for the WC to set out cars so they can take 88 back to the MNNRs Midway Yard.
Photo Date:  10/7/2007  Upload Date: 3/12/2008 11:38:32 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 2002(B23-7) MNNR 35(M420W)
Views:  405   Comments: 0
Belt Job with snow
Title:  Belt Job with snow
Description:  The Belt is about to go under Old Hwy 8 with a fair amount of snow coming down. I only had about 10 seconds to get my camera out and take this, really happy how it turned out.
Photo Date:  2/8/2008  Upload Date: 2/28/2008 12:45:00 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 75(B36-7)
Views:  309   Comments: 1
MNNR 35
Title:  MNNR 35
Description:  The Commercial is heading towards their Midway yard with cars from the WC. Even though the train was just doing about 10mph, the M420 and GE were working hard and sounded great.
Photo Date:  2/25/2008  Upload Date: 2/28/2008 12:41:45 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 35(M420W)
Views:  282   Comments: 0
88 Job
Title:  88 Job
Description:  The 88 Jobs power backs into the yard at New Brighton so they can pick up cars the WC will be setting on for them
Photo Date:  4/3/2008  Upload Date: 4/10/2008 1:38:42 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 50(SF30C) MNNR 35(M420W)
Views:  378   Comments: 1
Back for the Belt
Title:  Back for the Belt
Description:  The Belt Job makes its way back to New Brighton with some cars from the Arsenal and Fridley.
Photo Date:  4/11/2008  Upload Date: 2/13/2009 8:25:04 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 75(B36-7)
Views:  230   Comments: 1
Eighty Eight Job
Title:  Eighty Eight Job
Description:  The Commercials Eighty Eight Job waits for the WC to set out their cars before heading down to their Midway Yard.
Photo Date:  8/9/2008  Upload Date: 4/10/2009 3:15:24 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 50(SF30C) MNNR 35(M420W) MNNR 55(C30-7)
Views:  451   Comments: 0
Power resting
Title:  Power resting
Description:  Three Minnesota Commercial locomotives wait for a light to cross the diamond and head back to their yard.
Photo Date:  9/5/2008  Upload Date: 9/22/2008 12:48:25 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 55(C30-7)
Views:  265   Comments: 1
Fresh Paint!
Title:  Fresh Paint!
Description:  MNNR 313 has recently gotten a fresh coat of paint and looks Great! This could almost pass as a builders picture. Taken with permission.
Photo Date:  9/6/2008  Upload Date: 9/22/2008 1:11:09 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 313(C424)
Views:  304   Comments: 1
Switching New Brighton
Title:  Switching New Brighton
Description:  The 88 job is waiting for the WC to come in, and in the mean time they are switching out cars in the yard.
Photo Date:  10/10/2008  Upload Date: 1/23/2009 12:05:23 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 50(SF30C) MNNR 35(M420W)
Views:  314   Comments: 0
88 Job
Title:  88 Job
Description:  Two MNNR GEs head light to New Brighton to pick up the WC cars. This was first encouter with Crocodile GE in service.
Photo Date:  1/1/2009  Upload Date: 1/3/2009 1:50:41 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 50(SF30C) MNNR 59(C36-7)
Views:  286   Comments: 1
Gettin' Going
Title:  Gettin' Going
Description:  Two classic GEs smoke it up as they start to lug about 60 or so cars back to the Commercials Yard. You can tell the lead unit is from Australia due to how the railings are.
Photo Date:  1/1/2009  Upload Date: 1/3/2009 1:51:19 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 59(C36-7) MNNR 50(SF30C)
Views:  656   Comments: 2
Old GE power
Title:  Old GE power
Description:  Four GEs power todays 88 job. I'd never seen this before, and I don't know if I'll see it again anytime soon either.
Photo Date:  1/17/2009  Upload Date: 1/18/2009 5:08:13 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 55(C30-7) MNNR 1971(B23-7)
Views:  417   Comments: 0
Switching auto parts
Title:  Switching auto parts
Description:  MNNR 83 switches out some boxcars for an auta parts dealer. Seeing the 83 in action was a nice sight.
Photo Date:  1/21/2009  Upload Date: 1/21/2009 8:42:02 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 83(RS18u)
Views:  235   Comments: 1
MNNR 83
Title:  MNNR 83
Description:  One of the few RS18s that are still around leads a short local back to the Commercials Midway Yard. I hadn't seen the 83 running in years, lets hope its gets out a little more.
Photo Date:  1/21/2009  Upload Date: 1/21/2009 8:40:57 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 83(RS18u)
Views:  313   Comments: 1
MNNR 68
Title:  MNNR 68
Description:  One of four GEs on the 88 job today.
Photo Date:  2/3/2009  Upload Date: 2/3/2009 6:58:40 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 68(B23-7)
Views:  222   Comments: 0
Heading home
Title:  Heading home
Description:  After switching out some industries, the 83 heads back to the MNNRs home yard.
Photo Date:  2/9/2009  Upload Date: 2/10/2009 12:11:19 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 83(RS18u)
Views:  215   Comments: 1
MNNR 2002
Title:  MNNR 2002
Description:  The Belt Job runs through the Medtronic parking lot in Fridley.
Photo Date:  2/16/2009  Upload Date: 2/16/2009 8:43:17 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 2002(B23-7)
Views:  305   Comments: 0
Belt Job departing
Title:  Belt Job departing
Description:  The Belt Job departs New Brighton and heads back to its Midway Yard.
Photo Date:  4/9/2009  Upload Date: 4/9/2009 12:14:10 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 1971(B23-7)
Views:  348   Comments: 2
Going to get the WCs
Title:  Going to get the WCs
Description:  After waiting for the WC to clear the diamond, the Commercial heads into the yard to pick up their cut of cars and head back to the Midway area.
Photo Date:  5/3/2009  Upload Date: 5/31/2009 12:32:08 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 40(B23-7)
Views:  177   Comments: 0
Crossing Park Jct
Title:  Crossing Park Jct
Description:  One of two remaing RS27s in the world is about to cross Park Jct, and head back to its home yard. The 318 had been here for a while, and after the CP-BN passed, the 318 got the green. This is also picture #1700 for me on RRPA!
Photo Date:  5/15/2009  Upload Date: 5/15/2009 7:18:44 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 318(RS27)
Views:  215   Comments: 1
Crossing Otter Lake Road
Title:  Crossing Otter Lake Road
Description:  The Hugo Job makes a classic image along the old NP branch line to Hugo with a single centerbeam. This was the first line built to Duluth back in the 1800s. In a few minutes, the 48 will reach M&D Junction and set out the car for a lumber company.
Photo Date:  5/26/2009  Upload Date: 5/26/2009 12:39:28 PM
Location:  White Bear Lake, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 48(B30-7)
Views:  247   Comments: 0
Hugo Job
Title:  Hugo Job
Description:  The Hugo Job makes its way on some classic jointed rail doing about 10 mph with a single centerbeam car.
Photo Date:  5/26/2009  Upload Date: 5/26/2009 12:38:17 PM
Location:  White Bear Lake, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 48(B30-7)
Views:  361   Comments: 0
88 Job departing
Title:  88 Job departing
Description:  After walking the cars and pumping up the air, the 88 job departs New Brighton with a good cut of cars. Photo 1800 for me on RRPA.
Photo Date:  5/31/2009  Upload Date: 5/31/2009 12:34:30 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MNNR 40(B23-7)
Views:  203   Comments: 0


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