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By:Douglas Hildebrandt
Dates:5/24/2010 - 11/25/2012
Album Info:Pictures taken along the Waseca and Tracy Sub, and other DM&E Lines. This line is like a step back into the 1970s!
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CITX 2796
Title:  CITX 2796
Description:  Shot of CITX 2796 as seen passing through downtown Waseca. This shot was taken from HD video as I filmed. I shot this same unit a few months back when it came through Humboldt Yard.
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/25/2010 12:56:08 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  CITX 2796(SD40M-2) DME 6364(SD40-2)
Views:  202   Comments: 0
CITX 3065
Title:  CITX 3065
Description:  The last unit on the train at Memorial Siding was CITX 3065. I had shot this unit about two weeks ago on a Dresser Turn. These lease units really get around in a short amount of time.
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/25/2010 1:09:01 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  CITX 3065(SD40-2)
Views:  203   Comments: 1
CITX 3101
Title:  CITX 3101
Description:  A former Southern Pacific SD40 has a new life in the form of a CITX SD40-2. It was great to see this unit running and working hard on the main.
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/25/2010 1:04:56 AM
Location:  Meriden, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  CITX 3101(SD40-2)
Views:  257   Comments: 0
DME 4004
Title:  DME 4004
Description:  Another shot of DME 4004, this unit started its life on the Rock Island back in December of 1966, quite the life for a locomotive!
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/25/2010 12:57:17 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  DME 4004(GP40)
Views:  255   Comments: 0
Long Hood Forward
Title:  Long Hood Forward
Description:  DME 4004 comes back long hood forward after making some pickups and performing some local work. It sure was nice to shoot a a former Rock Island GP40!
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/25/2010 12:57:05 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  DME 4004(GP40)
Views:  270   Comments: 0
DME 6050
Title:  DME 6050
Description:  Third in this five pack is a former UP SD40-2.
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/25/2010 1:05:15 AM
Location:  Meriden, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  DME 6050(SD40-3)
Views:  118   Comments: 0
Slowing for a crew change
Title:  Slowing for a crew change
Description:  After roaring past me on the welded rail just a few miles back, the 6055 and friends slow to make a crew change.
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/25/2010 1:00:49 AM
Location:  Meriden, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  DME 6055(SD40-3) CITX 3101(SD40-2) DME 6050(SD40-3)
Views:  330   Comments: 0
Five Pack
Title:  Five Pack
Description:  Ten minutes after getting here, we heard a horn off in the distance. Seconds later headlights rolled around the corner, and not two, three, or even four, but FIVE EMDs came into sight. Everything was coming together to pull this shot, but in the last 10 seconds the clouds rolled in... Oh well, still a great shot of an awesome lashup. This was shot just outside of Meriden.
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/25/2010 12:59:24 AM
Location:  Meriden, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  DME 6055(SD40-3) CITX 3101(SD40-2)
Views:  417   Comments: 0
DME 6076
Title:  DME 6076
Description:  This DM&E unit looks pretty good aside from the fact that its a little dirty. This unit started its life on the CP.
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/25/2010 1:06:48 AM
Location:  Meriden, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  DME 6076(SD40-3)
Views:  205   Comments: 0
Rainbow Lashup
Title:  Rainbow Lashup
Description:  After catching two west bounds (DME 6055 and ICE 6448) we went back over to Memorial Siding to get a meet shot. When we got there we saw this train tied down without a crew waiting to go. Quite the colorful lashup on this one! It was also nice to see a former QNSL unit still running as well.
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/25/2010 1:08:24 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  DME 6087(SD40-3) ICE 6216(SD40-2) CITX 3065(SD40-2)
Views:  349   Comments: 1
DME 6364
Title:  DME 6364
Description:  Roster shot of DME 6364 as it gets rolling out of Memorial Siding. The 6364 is a former Milwaukee Road unit too, I was really wanting to get one of these when I came down here.
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/25/2010 12:55:31 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  DME 6364(SD40-2)
Views:  174   Comments: 0
Sparkling Clean
Title:  Sparkling Clean
Description:  ICE 6216 was VERY clean! It was actually sparkling in the afternoon sun when we got there, so we wasted no time getting shots of this unit.
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/25/2010 1:09:20 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  ICE 6216(SD40-2)
Views:  313   Comments: 1
City of Lucerne
Title:  City of Lucerne
Description:  The City of Lucerne trails as it rolls to a stop to make a crew change.
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/25/2010 1:07:57 AM
Location:  Meriden, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  ICE 6402(SD40-2)
Views:  256   Comments: 0
ICE 6416
Title:  ICE 6416
Description:  Shot of the trailing ICE unit, the 6416 as it waits for a new crew.
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/25/2010 1:14:11 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  ICE 6416(SD40-2)
Views:  180   Comments: 0
Classic DM&E
Title:  Classic DM&E
Description:  After getting some sweet video of this train blasting up grade through Owatonna, we headed down the line a bit more to the small city of Havana, MN. Here the train crosses over one of the many small wooden bridges along the line. Take notice of the welded rail waiting to be laid, its hanging off of the bridge!
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/25/2010 12:56:49 AM
Location:  Havana, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  ICE 6439(SD40-2) CITX 2796(SD40M-2) DME 6364(SD40-2)
Views:  203   Comments: 0
Picking up speed
Title:  Picking up speed
Description:  ICE 6439 starts to throttle its train up as it heads up grade and gets on some new welded rail. A single lone DME hopper sits on the spur by itself as the 6439 starts to roar as it passes through Meriden.
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/25/2010 12:56:33 AM
Location:  Meriden, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  ICE 6439(SD40-2)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
Off to a great start
Title:  Off to a great start
Description:  Its 8:45 in the morning and this DME train has just gotten its track warrant to proceed out of Memorial Siding at Waseca and head east of Owatonna. What a great way to start off the day.
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/25/2010 12:55:10 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  ICE 6439(SD40-2) CITX 2796(SD40M-2) DME 6364(SD40-2)
Views:  247   Comments: 2
Blue and Yellow Duet
Title:  Blue and Yellow Duet
Description:  After DME 6055 cleared Meriden, ICE 6448 asked for a warrant from MP 77 to 99. Bob and I were by Meriden, and he made the call to go to Owatonna. After a short wait, a nice looking pair of ICE units rounded the curve, horn blowing and all. This is a really neat place to shoot stuff at, when something rolls by. Picture taken from HD video.
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/25/2010 1:08:10 AM
Location:  Owatonna, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  ICE 6448(SD40-2) ICE 6416(SD40-2)
Views:  259   Comments: 0
ICE Pair
Title:  ICE Pair
Description:  After shooting this train in Owatonna, we saw it again at Waseca after the crew died on the hours. It was great to hear the hum of two SD40-2s idling away in the afternoon. This line is like a step back in time.
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/25/2010 1:12:36 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  ICE 6448(SD40-2) ICE 6416(SD40-2)
Views:  211   Comments: 1
Classic 1928 Bridge
Title:  Classic 1928 Bridge
Description:  After hearing DME 6055 getting a warrant from Milepost (MP) 80 to 100, we headed over to Meriden to find a unique spot to get it coming by. We decided to pick this location due to how the bridge looked and its classic design. A close look revealed that is was built back in 1928!
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/25/2010 12:58:35 AM
Location:  Meriden, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives: 
Views:  286   Comments: 0
Heading Off
Title:  Heading Off
Description:  After getting its track warrant to head west, the local accelerates out of town with a large cut of coil cars trailing.
Photo Date:  6/10/2010  Upload Date: 6/14/2010 12:28:32 AM
Location:  Dodge Center, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  DME 3830(GP38-3)
Views:  156   Comments: 0
Local at Work
Title:  Local at Work
Description:  Thanks to a tip from Josh, we knew that 487 was on the way towards us, so we started heading east. While on Hwy 14 we crossed over the tracks and saw a headlight at Dodge Center, so we went over to take a closer look. Sure enough DME 3803 was working the local that runs twice a week as it is seen pulling on a cut of coil steel cars.
Photo Date:  6/10/2010  Upload Date: 6/14/2010 12:28:48 AM
Location:  Dodge Center, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  DME 3830(GP38-3)
Views:  179   Comments: 0
Eight Pack
Title:  Eight Pack
Description:  Eight, thats right, EIGHT SD40-2s perform some switch moves at Waseca before building up a train and heading out to Memorial Siding. We would later chase this train to Mankato.
Photo Date:  6/10/2010  Upload Date: 6/14/2010 12:29:21 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  DME 6088(SD40-3) ICE 6441(SD40-2) ICE 6401(SD40-3)
Views:  277   Comments: 1
Moving Along
Title:  Moving Along
Description:  The five pack is now down to 10 mph track, but is still steadily moving along. It will soon be on 25 mph jointed rail.
Photo Date:  6/10/2010  Upload Date: 6/14/2010 12:29:37 AM
Location:  Eagle Lake, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  DME 6088(SD40-3)
Views:  215   Comments: 1
Over the bridge and down the Main
Title:  Over the bridge and down the Main
Description:  The five pack continues its treck towards New Ulm as it rolls over a bridge just outside of Mankato. We only had about a minute to spare before the train came rolling by. This is quite the spot for afternoon lighting.
Photo Date:  6/10/2010  Upload Date: 6/14/2010 12:30:07 AM
Location:  Mankato, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  DME 6088(SD40-3) ICE 6441(SD40-2) ICE 6401(SD40-3)
Views:  402   Comments: 3
DME 6088
Title:  DME 6088
Description:  The DME 6088 shows off its profile as it rolls over a small, yet classic bridge that's just outside of the yard.
Photo Date:  6/10/2010  Upload Date: 6/14/2010 12:30:22 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  DME 6088(SD40-3)
Views:  322   Comments: 0
Five Pack on the move
Title:  Five Pack on the move
Description:  After cutting off the last three SD40-2s, the five pack pulls ahead to double up its train before air testing the cars. I think the sign does a good job telling you where this was shot at!
Photo Date:  6/10/2010  Upload Date: 6/14/2010 12:30:38 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  DME 6088(SD40-3) ICE 6441(SD40-2)
Views:  207   Comments: 2
DME 6200
Title:  DME 6200
Description:  A class unit for the DME, the 6200! I saw this unit two weeks ago on 171 in Minneapolis, but I wasn't able to get a roster shot of it. However I made up for it today when I got a shot of it trailing on 487.
Photo Date:  6/10/2010  Upload Date: 6/14/2010 12:31:05 AM
Location:  Dover, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  DME 6200(SD40-2)
Views:  234   Comments: 1
Austin Local
Title:  Austin Local
Description:  After shooting the UP local working Owatonna, the scanner started to report that a train cleared the detector just outside of Meriden. We knew that the Meriden detector was just outside of Owatonna, so we raced over to the nearest crossing to shoot what turned out to be the local to Austin. It was great to see a former Milwaukee Road unit leading.
Photo Date:  6/10/2010  Upload Date: 6/14/2010 12:31:36 AM
Location:  Owatonna, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  DME 6368(SD40-2)
Views:  244   Comments: 0
ICE 6101
Title:  ICE 6101
Description:  The last of five units as the train starts heading out to Memorial Siding.
Photo Date:  6/10/2010  Upload Date: 6/14/2010 12:31:54 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  ICE 6101(SD40-3)
Views:  123   Comments: 0
Former CNW
Title:  Former CNW
Description:  One of two former CNW SD40-2s that the ICE owns was seen helping build a train just outside of the yard. I like how the ICE patched over the nose bell on this unit.
Photo Date:  6/10/2010  Upload Date: 6/14/2010 12:32:22 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  ICE 6401(SD40-3)
Views:  115   Comments: 1
All ICE power
Title:  All ICE power
Description:  An all ICE lashup sits in Memorial Siding as it waits for a new crew.
Photo Date:  6/10/2010  Upload Date: 6/14/2010 12:32:38 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  ICE 6442(SD40-2)
Views:  124   Comments: 0
ICE 6412
Title:  ICE 6412
Description:  The fourth unit in the lashup as it pulls ahead to double up its train.
Photo Date:  6/10/2010  Upload Date: 6/14/2010 12:33:07 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  ICE 6412(SD40-3)
Views:  115   Comments: 0
City Of Wells
Title:  City Of Wells
Description:  The City of Wells lends a helping hand as it joins in with seven other SD40-2s to make up a train.
Photo Date:  6/10/2010  Upload Date: 6/14/2010 12:33:27 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  ICE 6441(SD40-2)
Views:  105   Comments: 0
ICE 6444
Title:  ICE 6444
Description:  The second unit that was seen at Memorial Siding. I absolutely love the DME/ICE paint scheme on SD40-2s.
Photo Date:  6/10/2010  Upload Date: 6/14/2010 12:33:41 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  ICE 6444(SD40-2)
Views:  88   Comments: 0
ICE 6445
Title:  ICE 6445
Description:  Sitting in Memorial Siding with two other ICE units.
Photo Date:  6/10/2010  Upload Date: 6/14/2010 12:34:05 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  ICE 6445(SD40-2)
Views:  153   Comments: 0
City of Welcome
Title:  City of Welcome
Description:  The last unit in the ICE trio is the 6450, otherwise known as the City Of Welcome.
Photo Date:  6/10/2010  Upload Date: 6/14/2010 12:34:33 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  ICE 6450(SD40-2)
Views:  259   Comments: 0
A good start
Title:  A good start
Description:  After Frank and I got into Waseca we headed over to Memorial Siding to see if anything was over there. Sure enough, this small train was getting ready to get into town with a nice set of power.
Photo Date:  6/10/2010  Upload Date: 6/14/2010 12:34:47 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  ICE 6451(SD40-2) ICE 6444(SD40-2) CP 6055(SD40-2)
Views:  165   Comments: 2
Rolling Landscape
Title:  Rolling Landscape
Description:  After leaving Eyota, we continued our hunt for the prized 487. We were just outside of Dover when we heard the unmistakable sound of an EMD 645 prime mover working up grade. We did a quick U turn and I was able to fire off this shot as the three SD40-2s roared up hill. The Waseca Sub has some excellent spots to shoot things from!
Photo Date:  6/11/2010  Upload Date: 6/12/2010 12:44:14 AM
Location:  Dover, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  CP 6066(SD40-2) DME 6200(SD40-2) ICE 6410(SD40-2)
Views:  258   Comments: 1
Roaring 487
Title:  Roaring 487
Description:  Train 487 continues its way to Waseca as its seen roaring through the small town of Kasson after catching it near Bryon. This shot was taken with my trusty Nikon Fe from 1978 using 200 speed film at 1/250th of a second.
Photo Date:  6/11/2010  Upload Date: 6/12/2010 12:45:13 AM
Location:  Kasson, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  CP 6066(SD40-2) DME 6200(SD40-2) ICE 6410(SD40-2)
Views:  315   Comments: 0
Pushing through the Rain
Title:  Pushing through the Rain
Description:  After negotiating the traffic and heavy rain at Rochester, we set up for a shot just east of Byron, MN. The tracks here are at a slight grade, so the train was giving it all it had to get the 130 car freight up and over the hill.
Photo Date:  6/11/2010  Upload Date: 6/12/2010 12:44:27 AM
Location:  Rochester, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  CP 6066(SD40-2) DME 6200(SD40-2) ICE 6410(SD40-2)
Views:  257   Comments: 0
Snaking through town
Title:  Snaking through town
Description:  After coming through the UP yard, the DME 6088 and four other units snake through the yard and industrial tracks near downtown Mankato. The track on the left is former Milwaukee Road, and back in the day, the empty spots were all full of rails.
Photo Date:  6/11/2010  Upload Date: 6/12/2010 12:45:35 AM
Location:  Mankato, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  DME 6088(SD40-3) ICE 6401(SD40-3) ICE 6441(SD40-2) ICE 6101(SD40-3)
Views:  434   Comments: 3
DME 6200
Title:  DME 6200
Description:  Another roster shot of the 6200, but this time it was with the film camera! It was poring rain when this was taken, but you can't even tell that based off of this shot.
Photo Date:  6/11/2010  Upload Date: 6/12/2010 12:45:48 AM
Location:  Kasson, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  DME 6200(SD40-2)
Views:  226   Comments: 0
Tomorrows 486?
Title:  Tomorrows 486?
Description:  On our way to catch DME 6088 heading to Mankato, we saw this all ICE lashup sitting in Memorial Siding waiting for a new crew. This will probably be tomorrows 486 based off of the power and train.
Photo Date:  6/11/2010  Upload Date: 6/12/2010 12:45:58 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  ICE 6402(SD40-2) ICE 6445(SD40-2)
Views:  210   Comments: 1
CITX 2792
Title:  CITX 2792
Description:  The middle unit on train 636 is the CITX 2792, a former UP SD45 that was built in March of 1968.
Photo Date:  7/6/2010  Upload Date: 7/8/2010 10:51:48 PM
Location:  Dodge Center, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  CITX 2792(SD40M-2)
Views:  262   Comments: 0
Picture Perfect DM&E Scene
Title:  Picture Perfect DM&E Scene
Description:  One of my favorite spots to shot a DM&E train on the Tracy Sub, and its just outside of Janesville too. Here we see train 472 as is makes is way along the jointed rail at a brisk 10 mph with a great lease unit leading.
Photo Date:  7/6/2010  Upload Date: 7/8/2010 10:53:13 PM
Location:  Janesville, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  CITX 3053(SD40-2) DME 6368(SD40-2)
Views:  550   Comments: 13
Out of Lime
Title:  Out of Lime
Description:  Train 472 is on the move again with a very long train and two good looking units for power as it rolls out of lime behind of 472.
Photo Date:  7/6/2010  Upload Date: 7/8/2010 10:54:46 PM
Location:  Mankato, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  CITX 3053(SD40-2) DME 6368(SD40-2)
Views:  226   Comments: 0
Blue Trio on 487
Title:  Blue Trio on 487
Description:  Train 487 sits in the siding at Dodge Center as it waits for 636 and a 486 to roll by on the main. Sure was nice to see an all blue and yellow lashup! Dodge Center, MN.
Photo Date:  7/6/2010  Upload Date: 7/8/2010 10:44:42 PM
Location:  Dodge Center, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  DME 6052(SD40-3)
Views:  120   Comments: 0
Morning Ethanol
Title:  Morning Ethanol
Description:  The first train of the day is the 636 Ethanol loads bound for the CSX in Chicago. From there it will head off to NY. However, its a ways from there and its rolling at 10 mph in this shot. Piture taken from HD video.
Photo Date:  7/6/2010  Upload Date: 7/8/2010 10:45:35 PM
Location:  Eagle Lake, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  DME 6093(SD40-3)
Views:  176   Comments: 1
Open Country
Title:  Open Country
Description:  Train 636 rolls over a grade crossing as it heads into Janesville, MN with a long string of ethanol cars trailing. Luckily, the sun came out just in time to make this shot work! Picture taken from HD video.
Photo Date:  7/6/2010  Upload Date: 7/8/2010 10:45:53 PM
Location:  Janesville, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  DME 6093(SD40-3)
Views:  281   Comments: 5


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