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By:Douglas Hildebrandt
Dates:6/29/2009 - 12/30/2012
Album Info:Pictures of the UP around the Twin Cities, and the NS roadrailer then runs on the UP too. Also shots along the Mankato, Owatonna, and Winona might show up from time to time.
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Four Pack
Title:  Four Pack
Description:  This is one of best UP catches to date, four, thats right FOUR UP SD40-2s move light at Western Avenue yard as they prepare to double up their train. This was a great sight.
Photo Date:  6/29/2009  Upload Date: 6/30/2009 1:47:55 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 3256(SD40-2) UP 3671(SD40-2) UP 3473(SD40-2)
Views:  481   Comments: 3
UP Suprise
Title:  UP Suprise
Description:  A very welcomed view of four UP SD40-2s get ready to shove back into Western Ave Yard to double up their train. Who knows how much longer one will be able to see a lashup like this?
Photo Date:  6/29/2009  Upload Date: 6/30/2009 1:48:29 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 3358(SD40-2) UP 3473(SD40-2) UP 3671(SD40-2) UP 3256(SD40-2)
Views:  341   Comments: 3
UP 3473
Title:  UP 3473
Description:  Third of four UP SD40-2s working Western Ave yard this Morning.
Photo Date:  6/29/2009  Upload Date: 6/30/2009 1:49:40 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 3473(SD40-2) UP 3358(SD40-2)
Views:  244   Comments: 0
UP 3671
Title:  UP 3671
Description:  A later built SD40-2 moves light at UPs classic Western Ave yard.
Photo Date:  6/29/2009  Upload Date: 6/30/2009 1:51:07 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 3671(SD40-2)
Views:  178   Comments: 0
UP predecessors
Title:  UP predecessors
Description:  A few of UPs predecessor roads are represented in this shot as a UP train makes its way east with a great lead unit. The most evident is the lead unit, but the trailing unit is also former SP, and behind that there is a CNW boxcar. This is also picture #2000 for me on RRPA.
Photo Date:  7/6/2009  Upload Date: 7/7/2009 1:21:11 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 1459(GP40-2) UP 587(GP38-2)
Views:  303   Comments: 1
Up and above the UP
Title:  Up and above the UP
Description:  While waiting on Shortline Hill for a CP train, I decided to take this picture which gives one a different view of Western Ave. Yard. Oh, and that CP train it never came by.
Photo Date:  7/6/2009  Upload Date: 7/7/2009 1:20:14 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 715(GP38-2) UP 3671(SD40-2)
Views:  269   Comments: 0
Conrail Quality
Title:  Conrail Quality
Description:  The Conrail Quality SD60I is still on the daily roadrailer train in and out of the Twin Cities. You can see its former CR number coming out under the cab.
Photo Date:  7/17/2009  Upload Date: 7/17/2009 3:32:49 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 6758(SD60I)
Views:  123   Comments: 0
NS 7700
Title:  NS 7700
Description:  An NS class unit waits to head out again on a roadrailer train at East Minneapolis.
Photo Date:  7/17/2009  Upload Date: 7/17/2009 3:31:45 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 7700(ES40DC)
Views:  179   Comments: 0
UP Transfer
Title:  UP Transfer
Description:  A UP transfer from East Minneapolis comes into Northtown with two geeps for power at University.
Photo Date:  8/7/2009  Upload Date: 8/7/2009 9:35:32 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 376(GP38-2) UP 368(GP38-2)
Views:  206   Comments: 0
UP 1449
Title:  UP 1449
Description:  An old SP geep forty waits for the next call to duty as it idles away in the former CNW East Minneapolis Yard.
Photo Date:  8/15/2009  Upload Date: 8/17/2009 1:31:09 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 1449(GP40-2)
Views:  246   Comments: 0
SD70M Duo
Title:  SD70M Duo
Description:  A pair of SD70Ms wait to head out of town at the old CNW East Minneapolis Yard. Gotta love those flairs in the back!
Photo Date:  9/11/2009  Upload Date: 9/11/2009 10:24:09 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 2607(SD70M)
Views:  104   Comments: 0
GE Roadrailer Power
Title:  GE Roadrailer Power
Description:  Two different types of GE products wait to take the next roadrailer out of town.
Photo Date:  11/19/2009  Upload Date: 11/24/2009 1:30:33 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 7716(ES40DC) NS 8854(C40-9)
Views:  225   Comments: 1
NS 8854
Title:  NS 8854
Description:  The standard cab profile of an NS C40-9. I love the look of these units, and everytime I see one of these I wonder how a standard can Gevo would look.
Photo Date:  11/19/2009  Upload Date: 11/24/2009 1:30:46 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 8854(C40-9)
Views:  113   Comments: 1
UP 617
Title:  UP 617
Description:  After dropping off some cars at Northtown, the 617 heads back to East Minneapolis.
Photo Date:  12/30/2009  Upload Date: 12/30/2009 6:01:41 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 617(GP38-2)
Views:  185   Comments: 0
BN-UP
Title:  BN-UP
Description:  After getting lined up the BN-UP moves light back to East Minneapolis Yard. Thankfully the sun brok out just before I shot this.
Photo Date:  1/20/2010  Upload Date: 1/28/2010 12:36:25 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 1076(GP38-2) UP 1343(GP40-2)
Views:  204   Comments: 0
UP 1343
Title:  UP 1343
Description:  Two former DRGW unit are todays BN-UP as it head back to East Minneapolis Yard light powered.
Photo Date:  1/20/2010  Upload Date: 1/28/2010 12:36:37 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 1343(GP40-2) UP 1076(GP38-2)
Views:  204   Comments: 0
Conrail Power in the Cities
Title:  Conrail Power in the Cities
Description:  Very rare for Minnesota, a former Conrail SD40-2s sits at East Minneapolis Yard waiting to take a roadrailer out of town.
Photo Date:  1/29/2010  Upload Date: 1/30/2010 2:49:31 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 3405(SD40-2)
Views:  316   Comments: 0
UP at the Commercial
Title:  UP at the Commercial
Description:  After setting out some cars for the Commercial, the UP picked some of their own, and are now heading back East Mpls Yard.
Photo Date:  2/4/2010  Upload Date: 2/4/2010 4:40:52 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LLPX 2244(GP38-2) UP 393(GP38-2)
Views:  209   Comments: 0
Conrail Quality
Title:  Conrail Quality
Description:  A former Conrail SD60I waits to head out of town on a Triple Crown Roadrailer.
Photo Date:  2/4/2010  Upload Date: 2/4/2010 4:37:54 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 6741(SD60I)
Views:  130   Comments: 0
Tripled Crown Power
Title:  Tripled Crown Power
Description:  Power for the afternoons roadrailer sits at East Minneapolis while snow comes down around it.
Photo Date:  2/4/2010  Upload Date: 2/4/2010 4:30:14 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 9490(C40-9W) NS 6741(SD60I)
Views:  119   Comments: 0
UP 393
Title:  UP 393
Description:  A former CNW unit heads out of the Commericials yard, thankfully it still has its red stripe, no yellow yet!!
Photo Date:  2/4/2010  Upload Date: 2/4/2010 4:41:57 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 393(GP38-2)
Views:  151   Comments: 0
Standard Cab Pair
Title:  Standard Cab Pair
Description:  Two NS standard cabs rest together before taking a roadrailer east.
Photo Date:  2/20/2010  Upload Date: 2/20/2010 5:52:02 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 2535(SD70) NS 8784(C40-9)
Views:  107   Comments: 0
NS 8784
Title:  NS 8784
Description:  One of my favorite standard cab units waits to take a roadrailer east on the UP line.
Photo Date:  2/20/2010  Upload Date: 2/20/2010 5:52:56 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 8784(C40-9) NS 2535(SD70)
Views:  140   Comments: 0
Pair of SD40-2s
Title:  Pair of SD40-2s
Description:  While I haven't shot the UP too much in recent months, it was great to see a pair of SD40-2s still at work at Belt Yard.
Photo Date:  2/20/2010  Upload Date: 2/20/2010 6:05:35 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 3358(SD40-2) UP 3473(SD40-2)
Views:  178   Comments: 0
Crew Change
Title:  Crew Change
Description:  A set of UP power gets a crew change on the edge of Belt Yard with a Gevo in the lead.
Photo Date:  2/20/2010  Upload Date: 2/20/2010 6:06:17 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 7847(AC45CCTE)
Views:  142   Comments: 0
Jordan Spreader
Title:  Jordan Spreader
Description:  Tucked away on a spur track was this CNW Jordan Spreader! I have never seen one of these things before in person, and it was quite the sight. Now I want to see one of these in operation fighting snow sometime.
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/26/2010 1:18:37 AM
Location:  Mankato, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  217   Comments: 0
Industrial Railway Switching and Services
Title:  Industrial Railway Switching and Services
Description:  A former UP SW10 rebuild, now owned by Industrial Railway Switching and Services, sits shut down at Makato as is waits for the next call to duty. I never ever thought that I would see one of these units up here in Minnesota. These two units are former UP and DRGW.
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/26/2010 1:22:14 AM
Location:  Mankato, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LOCX 1237(SW10) PRORAIL 100(SW1000)
Views:  271   Comments: 0
Former DRGW
Title:  Former DRGW
Description:  A former DRGW unit still earns its keep as it waits for perform some more local work as the day comes to a close.
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/26/2010 1:24:25 AM
Location:  Mankato, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRORAIL 100(SW1000)
Views:  219   Comments: 2
Former SP and BO units
Title:  Former SP and BO units
Description:  After learning that there wouldn't be anymore traffic on the DM&E we went over to Mankato to see if the UP was up to anything. Thankfully we saw an approach signal and minutes later this local was seen heading out onto the main. The 1440 was once a Southern Pacific unit, its nose light is a dead give away to that fact.
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/26/2010 1:19:04 AM
Location:  Mankato, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 1440(GP40-2) UP 1515(GP40M-2)
Views:  288   Comments: 0
UP 1515
Title:  UP 1515
Description:  A former B&O unit now finds itself at work on the UP as it heads out of Mankato to do some local work.
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/26/2010 1:21:31 AM
Location:  Mankato, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 1515(GP40M-2)
Views:  170   Comments: 0
Going Away
Title:  Going Away
Description:  A rear end shot of the 6706 as it came by. I really like this paint scheme, too bad only two CNW units are left.
Photo Date:  6/2/2010  Upload Date: 6/5/2010 2:10:39 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 6706(AC44CW)
Views:  241   Comments: 0
UP Coal Loads
Title:  UP Coal Loads
Description:  A loaded UP coal train roars through University with a former CNW unit in the lead. I bet the door was open to provide the crew with some air conditioning.
Photo Date:  6/2/2010  Upload Date: 6/5/2010 2:09:43 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 6706(AC44CW)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
Former CNW DPU
Title:  Former CNW DPU
Description:  On the end of the loads is yet another for CNW unit! Like the leader, the paint was holding up great on it, and it was nice to see a patched unit roaming the rails.
Photo Date:  6/2/2010  Upload Date: 6/5/2010 2:10:12 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 6737(AC44CW)
Views:  196   Comments: 0
UP 6804
Title:  UP 6804
Description:  Trailing behind the 7111 is the UP 6804 with a train of NSPX hoppers.
Photo Date:  6/6/2010  Upload Date: 6/7/2010 12:10:59 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 6804(AC44CW)
Views:  119   Comments: 0
NSPX Coal Train
Title:  NSPX Coal Train
Description:  An empty NSPX coal train comes into Belt Yard with an AC44 in the lead as it negotiates the various switches and yard tracks.
Photo Date:  6/6/2010  Upload Date: 6/7/2010 12:09:35 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 7111(AC44CW)
Views:  181   Comments: 0
UP 8126
Title:  UP 8126
Description:  The last of the three UP SD90s that were in Belt Yard.
Photo Date:  6/6/2010  Upload Date: 6/7/2010 12:14:18 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 8126(SD9043MAC)
Views:  157   Comments: 0
UP 8174
Title:  UP 8174
Description:  Three SD90s perform some switching moves before getting back onto their train in Belt Yard.
Photo Date:  6/6/2010  Upload Date: 6/7/2010 12:12:08 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 8174(SD9043MAC) UP 8238(SD9043MAC) UP 8126(SD9043MAC)
Views:  231   Comments: 0
UP 8238
Title:  UP 8238
Description:  This was the second of three SD90s that were moving around Belt Yard today. I really like these units, and I hope they stay here for a while.
Photo Date:  6/6/2010  Upload Date: 6/7/2010 12:13:11 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 8238(SD9043MAC)
Views:  123   Comments: 0
UP Local
Title:  UP Local
Description:  After shoot train 487 in various places, we headed over to Owatonna because we knew the DME was sending something down the Austin line. While going through town, Frank saw that UP had a route and light so we did some investigating. Sure enough, just as we got to the crossing the gates tripped and this train came into view.
Photo Date:  6/10/2010  Upload Date: 6/13/2010 2:37:11 AM
Location:  Owatonna, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 918(GP38-3)
Views:  165   Comments: 0
M-VPVP
Title:  M-VPVP
Description:  Frank and I decided to follow the UP line a little bit before getting on 169. Just outside of Kasota was this awesome looking pair of UP SD60s. It has been WAY too long since I've seen one of these working the rails. We would later get this train at LeSueur, Merriam and Shakopee. It was a very relaxing chase since 169 was good for 65, and the train could only go 49 mph.
Photo Date:  6/10/2010  Upload Date: 6/13/2010 2:36:58 AM
Location:  Kasota, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2179(SD60)
Views:  166   Comments: 0
NS 8436
Title:  NS 8436
Description:  Two sets of Roadrailer power sit at East Minnie as they wait for the next call to duty.
Photo Date:  6/13/2010  Upload Date: 6/15/2010 11:48:45 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 8436(C40-8W)
Views:  154   Comments: 0
Coal Emptys
Title:  Coal Emptys
Description:  A train of coal emptys snakes their way through the switches before coming into Belt Yard.
Photo Date:  6/13/2010  Upload Date: 6/15/2010 11:49:14 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 5731(AC44CWCTE) UP 6210(AC44CW)
Views:  185   Comments: 0
UP 6171
Title:  UP 6171
Description:  A side shot of the former SP unit as it moves lite in Belt Yard.
Photo Date:  6/13/2010  Upload Date: 6/15/2010 11:50:32 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 6171(AC44CW)
Views:  130   Comments: 0
Busy Belt
Title:  Busy Belt
Description:  For a short time, Belt Yard got really busy. An empty coal train came in, the local went out, and then the two GEs in the foreground started up and moved light to SSP.
Photo Date:  6/13/2010  Upload Date: 6/15/2010 11:50:20 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 6171(AC44CW) UP 6617(AC44CW)
Views:  196   Comments: 0
UP 6210
Title:  UP 6210
Description:  Trailing as it rolls into Belt Yard. This was one of two former SP units I saw in Belt today.
Photo Date:  6/13/2010  Upload Date: 6/15/2010 11:49:27 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 6210(AC44CW)
Views:  203   Comments: 0
UP 6617
Title:  UP 6617
Description:  This unit just started up, and is getting ready to make a lite power move.
Photo Date:  6/13/2010  Upload Date: 6/15/2010 11:50:46 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 6617(AC44CW)
Views:  109   Comments: 0
UP 1076
Title:  UP 1076
Description:  During the tour Josh was giving us around town, we saw this little gem sitting in the UP yard. It still had a yellow strip too!
Photo Date:  7/6/2010  Upload Date: 7/8/2010 10:57:42 PM
Location:  Winona, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 1076(GP38-2)
Views:  159   Comments: 0
UP 399
Title:  UP 399
Description:  The second unit working the today was the 399, a former CNW unit.
Photo Date:  7/12/2010  Upload Date: 8/21/2010 7:24:30 PM
Location:  Shakopee, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 399(GP38-2)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
Morning at Valley Park
Title:  Morning at Valley Park
Description:  UP 803 (a former MoPac unit) works Valley Park on a beautiful Monday Morning in Shakopee, MN. How did I manage to take this picture when this was a work day for me? The Freestar had to visit the dealer, and I volunteered to take it in, and guess what? Valley Park Yard was right on the way there! Sometime things work out good for me like this. Unfortunately, a two hour car fix turned into four hours...
Photo Date:  7/12/2010  Upload Date: 8/21/2010 7:22:39 PM
Location:  Shakopee, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 803(GP38-2) UP 399(GP38-2)
Views:  199   Comments: 0
Roadrailer
Title:  Roadrailer
Description:  The daily Triple Crown Roadrailer heads out of town as it comes off the Midway Sub and over the Saint Paul Subs to get onto the Altoona Sub.
Photo Date:  8/6/2010  Upload Date: 8/21/2010 7:48:39 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 8325(C40-8W)
Views:  103   Comments: 0


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