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By:Douglas Hildebrandt
Dates:1/1/2007 - 11/21/2008
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Lots of power
Title:  Lots of power
Description:  The last time I saw five units on the transfer was the summer of 2003! I wish this were five SD45s in stead, oh well. Times have changed. The transfer had no trouble getting up Shoreham hill today.
Photo Date:  2/17/2007  Upload Date: 2/17/2007 4:49:41 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  CN 2231(ES44DC) IC 6260(SD40-3) CN 5640(SD75I)
Views:  455   Comments: 0
IC 6260
Title:  IC 6260
Description:  A black IC 62XX series shoves back into the yard at New Brighton on a very windy winter day.
Photo Date:  2/17/2007  Upload Date: 5/7/2009 5:26:23 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  IC 6260(SD40-3)
Views:  204   Comments: 0
Power sets
Title:  Power sets
Description:  The transfer is about to pick up the CN 2231 to make a five unit consist. While it looks warm out, it was cold, mostly due to a 4 degree wind chill when it was 18 degrees outside!
Photo Date:  2/17/2007  Upload Date: 2/17/2007 4:53:06 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  CN 2231(ES44DC) CN 5640(SD75I)
Views:  356   Comments: 0
Waiting on the bridge
Title:  Waiting on the bridge
Description:  IC 6001 & WC 6918 rest on the I35W bridge before pulling a cut of cars out of the commericials yard.
Photo Date:  4/4/2007  Upload Date: 4/4/2007 9:36:38 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  IC 6001(SD40-2R) WC 6918(SD40-3)
Views:  286   Comments: 0
Backing up
Title:  Backing up
Description:  The WC transfer backs up to the depot. Taken with a telephoto lense.
Photo Date:  5/6/2007  Upload Date: 5/15/2007 7:23:54 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5334(SD40-2W) HLCX 6337(SD40R) CN 5528(SD60F)
Views:  373   Comments: 0
HLCX 6337
Title:  HLCX 6337
Description:  A nice roster shot of HLCX 6337. The train was just starting to pull out of the yard.
Photo Date:  5/6/2007  Upload Date: 5/15/2007 7:25:27 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6337(SD40R) CN 5528(SD60F)
Views:  360   Comments: 0
Ready to go
Title:  Ready to go
Description:  The transfer is waiting to depart New Brighton. I later filmed this train at Lexington Ave. The train was a very short train.
Photo Date:  5/28/2007  Upload Date: 5/28/2007 4:55:06 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  WC 6936(SD40-3)
Views:  195   Comments: 0
Heading to Point
Title:  Heading to Point
Description:  GTW 5934 heads off to point with GTW 5934 leading. I had just left Bethel University when I heard the bass of the train coming, so I ran over to the this spot and just had enough time to get this shot. Two IC SD40-2s were trailing.
Photo Date:  5/29/2007  Upload Date: 12/13/2008 2:05:57 PM
Location:  Arden Hills, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  GTW 5934(SD40-2)
Views:  284   Comments: 0
Bringing up the rear
Title:  Bringing up the rear
Description:  Last but not least, WC 6910 brings up the rear of the lashup today.
Photo Date:  7/22/2007  Upload Date: 5/7/2009 6:59:44 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6910(SD40-3)
Views:  188   Comments: 0
WC 6911
Title:  WC 6911
Description:  The second of three gray WC SD40-3s on the WC today.
Photo Date:  7/22/2007  Upload Date: 5/7/2009 6:58:34 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6911(SD40-3)
Views:  207   Comments: 0
1970s lashup
Title:  1970s lashup
Description:  This was one of my favorite lashups of all time on the WC, three SD40-3s and a GP40. Looking back it was amazing that we got a lashup like this down here.
Photo Date:  7/22/2007  Upload Date: 5/7/2009 6:57:17 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6933(SD40-3) WC 6911(SD40-3) WC 6910(SD40-3)
Views:  272   Comments: 0
Looking north
Title:  Looking north
Description:  Looking north towards the depot, which is on the left past the curve. It was pretty clear that the CN had just done some track work in this area.
Photo Date:  7/28/2007  Upload Date: 12/26/2008 3:19:44 AM
Location:  Oshkosh, WI
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
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Views:  183   Comments: 0
C&NW Depot
Title:  C&NW Depot
Description:  I'm guessing this is an old C&NW depot based on its style. I didn't get any shots of trains when I was in Oshkosh, but this was cool to see.
Photo Date:  7/28/2007  Upload Date: 12/26/2008 3:19:13 AM
Location:  Oshkosh, WI
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  207   Comments: 0
Oshkosh
Title:  Oshkosh
Description:  Looking south towards the swing bridge. I really thought it was cool how the tracks were so close to the road.
Photo Date:  7/28/2007  Upload Date: 12/26/2008 3:20:18 AM
Location:  Oshkosh, WI
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  208   Comments: 0
CN 6010
Title:  CN 6010
Description:  A rebuilt CN SD40 trails out of New Brighton today.
Photo Date:  8/5/2007  Upload Date: 5/7/2009 7:01:47 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 6010(SD40-2Q)
Views:  194   Comments: 0
Timeless moment
Title:  Timeless moment
Description:  WC 3014 creates a timeless moment with its ditch lights on and three standard cabs trailing. Lashups like this would come to an abrupt end in coming years.
Photo Date:  8/5/2007  Upload Date: 5/7/2009 7:01:12 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 3014(GP40) IC 6115(SD40-2)
Views:  270   Comments: 2
Just about done
Title:  Just about done
Description:  The WC is just about done for the day today after picking up the Commercial cars and air testing. It was great to see a WC leading down here again.
Photo Date:  8/5/2007  Upload Date: 5/7/2009 7:00:35 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 3014(GP40) IC 6115(SD40-2)
Views:  234   Comments: 0
WC rollingby 44th
Title:  WC rollingby 44th
Description:  The WC moves light at 44th as it heads over to its cars in the T yard.
Photo Date:  9/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/7/2009 6:01:01 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5374(SD40-2) IC 6126(SD40-2)
Views:  293   Comments: 1
IC 6126
Title:  IC 6126
Description:  Trailing on the WC today is a repainted IC SD40-2.
Photo Date:  9/1/2007  Upload Date: 5/7/2009 6:02:20 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6126(SD40-2)
Views:  211   Comments: 1
IC 6051
Title:  IC 6051
Description:  Middle unit on the WC today. I love those IC 60XX series locomotives.
Photo Date:  9/8/2007  Upload Date: 5/7/2009 5:32:49 PM
Location:  Saint Anthony, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6051(SD40-2R)
Views:  202   Comments: 1
Our Rail Heritage
Title:  Our Rail Heritage
Description:  A close up shot of the special WC logo and lettering on the 3027.
Photo Date:  9/8/2007  Upload Date: 5/7/2009 5:33:56 PM
Location:  Saint Anthony, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 3027(GP40-2)
Views:  261   Comments: 0
Killing time at 37th
Title:  Killing time at 37th
Description:  The WC transfer kills time at 37th Ave as it waits to get into Northtown Yard. It was very nice to see a WC leading down here again, and even better that it is a specially painted unit too!
Photo Date:  9/8/2007  Upload Date: 5/7/2009 5:30:45 PM
Location:  Saint Anthony, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 3027(GP40-2) IC 6051(SD40-2R)
Views:  306   Comments: 0
IC 3107
Title:  IC 3107
Description:  Fourth unit out of five on the WC transfer today. This was the most power I ever saw on the transfer.
Photo Date:  9/9/2007  Upload Date: 5/7/2009 5:36:36 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 3107(GP40R)
Views:  225   Comments: 0
Mega Power line up
Title:  Mega Power line up
Description:  The WC had a massive five units on it today as it waits to get into Northtown Yard. However, if I remember correctly, the IC geep was out of fuel, and another one of the units were cut out.
Photo Date:  9/9/2007  Upload Date: 5/7/2009 5:35:35 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6905(SD40-3) CN 5374(SD40-2) IC 3107(GP40R)
Views:  326   Comments: 2
IC 6068
Title:  IC 6068
Description:  Second unit on the transfer today.
Photo Date:  10/18/2007  Upload Date: 2/1/2009 9:40:04 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6068(SD40-2R) WC 6905(SD40-3)
Views:  199   Comments: 0
Shoving back
Title:  Shoving back
Description:  The transfer backs into New Brighton after picking up cars from the Commercials Yard. It was great seeing the map unit, I mean flag unit, leading todays train.
Photo Date:  10/18/2007  Upload Date: 3/22/2008 12:19:06 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 3027(GP40-2) IC 6068(SD40-2R) WC 6905(SD40-3)
Views:  422   Comments: 1
Rollin' back
Title:  Rollin' back
Description:  WC 6905 comes past me as it comes back into New Brighton after picking up the cars from the commercial.
Photo Date:  10/18/2007  Upload Date: 2/1/2009 9:41:52 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6905(SD40-3) IC 6068(SD40-2R)
Views:  184   Comments: 0
CN 5427
Title:  CN 5427
Description:  CN 5427 sits between the 5556 and 5430 as they shove down the wye.
Photo Date:  11/6/2007  Upload Date: 1/31/2010 12:40:42 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5427(SD50F)
Views:  312   Comments: 0
SD50F/60F Trio
Title:  SD50F/60F Trio
Description:  This was the first time in my memory that I ever shot a trio of Fs together on the Transfer, it was also the last.
Photo Date:  11/6/2007  Upload Date: 1/31/2010 12:43:00 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5430(SD50F) CN 5427(SD50F) CN 5556(SD60F)
Views:  269   Comments: 0
CN 5556
Title:  CN 5556
Description:  Wow, now this was a cool looking train! A SD60F leads two SD50Fs (5427 & 5430) on todays A406. I really like how well the three units look together.
Photo Date:  11/6/2007  Upload Date: 12/5/2007 1:57:51 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5556(SD60F)
Views:  163   Comments: 0
Old school power
Title:  Old school power
Description:  Three old school units make up todays A406. Seeing the GT unit was a nice treat.
Photo Date:  11/15/2007  Upload Date: 2/1/2009 10:19:52 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2416(C40-8M) WC 6904(SD40-3) GTW 5860(GP38-2)
Views:  309   Comments: 0
GTW!
Title:  GTW!
Description:  My first GTW GP38-2 I've shot down here. This unit is a former Rock Island unit. The blue on the engineers side is holding up MUCH better then the conductors side.
Photo Date:  11/15/2007  Upload Date: 2/1/2009 10:21:27 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GTW 5860(GP38-2)
Views:  187   Comments: 0
WC 3021
Title:  WC 3021
Description:  A very nice lead unit on todays A406. Much nicer then a CN unit!
Photo Date:  11/20/2007  Upload Date: 11/20/2007 5:16:01 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 3021(GP40) CN 2587(C44-9W) IC 6255(SD40-3)
Views:  374   Comments: 1
Windmill Train
Title:  Windmill Train
Description:  Todays A406 is mostly made up off windmill parts that are headed for Green Bay.
Photo Date:  11/23/2007  Upload Date: 1/23/2009 1:54:50 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5430(SD50F)
Views:  167   Comments: 0
Night shot
Title:  Night shot
Description:  IC 6124 rests in the peace of snowfall. All that could be heard was the sweet sound of the 16 cyclinder 645 engines.
Photo Date:  12/1/2007  Upload Date: 12/1/2007 11:39:41 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6124(SD40-2) IC 6066(SD40-2R)
Views:  256   Comments: 0
Snowy Day
Title:  Snowy Day
Description:  While the snow came down so hard and fast that it nearly was a white out, guess what I was doing? Thats right, taking train pictures! CN 9542 and CN 5718 pump up the air before pulling out of the yard at New Brighton. If you look close, you can just barely see the conductor on the back of the 9542.
Photo Date:  12/4/2007  Upload Date: 12/5/2007 1:59:04 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 9542(GP40-2LW) CN 5718(SD75I)
Views:  422   Comments: 2
First WC transfer of 2008
Title:  First WC transfer of 2008
Description:  Keeping with tradition, we caught the first WC transfer of 2008 as it rolls into Northtown Yard. Now, just a little over a year later, CNs SD50F fleet no longer exists.
Photo Date:  1/1/2008  Upload Date: 1/20/2009 12:40:27 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5410(SD50F) IC 6051(SD40-2R)
Views:  313   Comments: 1
Off to the "R" yard
Title:  Off to the "R" yard
Description:  The first WC transfer of 2008 heads up to the "R" yard at Northtown.
Photo Date:  1/1/2008  Upload Date: 1/20/2009 12:41:28 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5410(SD50F) IC 6051(SD40-2R)
Views:  228   Comments: 0
Getting to work late
Title:  Getting to work late
Description:  The WC is getting to work about 12 hours latter then it usual does. The sun is setting, and giving a nice winter glow on the two IC units as they shove down the west wye.
Photo Date:  1/3/2008  Upload Date: 5/25/2009 1:50:47 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6016(SD40-2R) IC 6107(SD40-2)
Views:  139   Comments: 0
A405
Title:  A405
Description:  A very late running A405 comes by at Arden Hills with a great leader at point.
Photo Date:  1/3/2008  Upload Date: 5/25/2009 1:48:54 PM
Location:  Arden Hills, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6016(SD40-2R) IC 6107(SD40-2)
Views:  136   Comments: 0
IC 6107
Title:  IC 6107
Description:  Trailing on the WC today as the sun sets.
Photo Date:  1/3/2008  Upload Date: 5/25/2009 1:51:04 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6107(SD40-2)
Views:  147   Comments: 0
Back up to New Brighton
Title:  Back up to New Brighton
Description:  After coming out of Humboldt, the WC starts to make its way back up to New Brighton.
Photo Date:  1/4/2008  Upload Date: 5/23/2009 12:27:20 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5417(SD50F) IC 6051(SD40-2R) CN 9542(GP40-2LW)
Views:  212   Comments: 0
CN 9542
Title:  CN 9542
Description:  The WC comes out of Humboldt and starts to climb up the hill with a good sized train out of Humboldt.
Photo Date:  1/4/2008  Upload Date: 5/23/2009 12:26:29 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 9542(GP40-2LW) IC 6051(SD40-2R) CN 5417(SD50F)
Views:  249   Comments: 0
Rolling to Humboldt
Title:  Rolling to Humboldt
Description:  Todays WC transfer has one of those lashups that you don't forget about. The WC Map unit, a former SD40A, and a NREX genset. All standard cabbed too.
Photo Date:  1/12/2008  Upload Date: 5/23/2009 1:13:38 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 1037(SD70) WC 3026(GP40-2) IC 6010(SD40-2R) NREX 2009(3GS21B)
Views:  339   Comments: 0
Crossing I94
Title:  Crossing I94
Description:  After getting the light, the WC heads over I94 with a healthy cut of cars out of Humboldt.
Photo Date:  1/12/2008  Upload Date: 5/23/2009 1:30:05 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6010(SD40-2R) WC 3026(GP40-2) IC 1037(SD70)
Views:  619   Comments: 4
IC 6010
Title:  IC 6010
Description:  After dropping off the Genset and the Humboldt cars, the WC moves light to get over to the R yard.
Photo Date:  1/12/2008  Upload Date: 5/23/2009 1:20:05 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6010(SD40-2R) WC 3026(GP40-2) IC 1037(SD70)
Views:  270   Comments: 0
Genset
Title:  Genset
Description:  This was my first encounter with a Genset unit. To be honest, they don't look too bad in person.
Photo Date:  1/12/2008  Upload Date: 5/23/2009 1:17:05 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NREX 2009(3GS21B)
Views:  242   Comments: 0
WC Map Unit
Title:  WC Map Unit
Description:  The one and only WC map unit is the second unit out on the WC today. I have always liked WC & IC lashups.
Photo Date:  1/12/2008  Upload Date: 5/23/2009 1:15:49 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 3026(GP40-2)
Views:  142   Comments: 0
A nice leader
Title:  A nice leader
Description:  WC 6005 leads the transfer as it curves off of Foley wye, while pumping up the air. Those round things are windmill loads, there was about 6000 feet of this on the train today.
Photo Date:  1/27/2008  Upload Date: 1/27/2008 11:34:53 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6005(SD40-2) CN 5762(SD75I)
Views:  637   Comments: 0
CN 2599
Title:  CN 2599
Description:  The WC has just pulled up to the light and will wait for a crew to take the train to Stevens Point. The car on the left is the conductor coming to get the engineer.
Photo Date:  2/8/2008  Upload Date: 2/28/2008 12:24:04 AM
Location:  Arden Hills, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  CN 2599(C44-9W)
Views:  238   Comments: 0


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