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By:Douglas Hildebrandt
Dates:7/26/2010 - 12/25/2010
Album Info:Shots of the WC Transfer in the Twin Cities area. There will also be some shots from WI mixed in from time to time.
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After the storm and rain
Title:  After the storm and rain
Description:  After dropping my brother and sisters off at the homecoming game, I swung by New Brighton on my way home to see if anything was going on. Thankfully, just as I was coming up to the crossing I heard the power notch up and the WC started coming out of the yard. The sun was also coming out, and it made for some excellent contrast against the dark storm clouds in the background.
Photo Date:  7/24/2010  Upload Date: 9/25/2010 2:41:39 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5680(SD75I)
Views:  145   Comments: 2
CN 5620
Title:  CN 5620
Description:  A head on shot of the 5620 as it shows off its fresh paint job on a nice summer evening.
Photo Date:  7/26/2010  Upload Date: 9/1/2010 12:55:47 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
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Locomotives:  CN 5620(SD70I)
Views:  180   Comments: 0
Fresh Paint
Title:  Fresh Paint
Description:  CN 5620 makes an apperance at New Brighton after getting a fresh coat of paint. I wonder why this unit got a new coat of paint...
Photo Date:  7/26/2010  Upload Date: 9/1/2010 12:54:33 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5620(SD70I)
Views:  172   Comments: 0
Dirty M-2
Title:  Dirty M-2
Description:  In a stark contrast to the 5620, the 8004 while newer, is much more road worn then the 5620.
Photo Date:  7/26/2010  Upload Date: 9/1/2010 12:56:53 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 8004(SD70M-2)
Views:  181   Comments: 0
Sliding under Silver Lake Road
Title:  Sliding under Silver Lake Road
Description:  The WC slides under Silver Lake Road as the daylight slowly seeps away.
Photo Date:  7/27/2010  Upload Date: 9/1/2010 12:48:05 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2592(C44-9W) CN 5642(SD75I)
Views:  192   Comments: 1
Off to New Brighton
Title:  Off to New Brighton
Description:  After getting a route to Central Ave, the WC takes a leg of Foley wye before heading back to New Brighton
Photo Date:  7/27/2010  Upload Date: 9/1/2010 12:52:23 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5642(SD75I) CN 2592(C44-9W)
Views:  256   Comments: 0
Out of Shoreham
Title:  Out of Shoreham
Description:  The WC Transfer starts to head back up to New Brighton as it comes around the Foley Wye. Right after I took this I heard the horn blast from the lead unit, turned out I knew the engineer, High Ball Humbert!
Photo Date:  7/31/2010  Upload Date: 9/9/2010 10:34:11 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5620(SD70I) CN 5747(SD75I)
Views:  189   Comments: 0
Off to Wheeler
Title:  Off to Wheeler
Description:  L506 had to make an extra trip to Wheeler WI and as a result, I was able to catch the transfer at Cardigan in daylight. Here two SD75Is come past on the main as the crew starts its trip, and we also see Humbert giving a wave too.
Photo Date:  7/31/2010  Upload Date: 9/9/2010 10:34:49 PM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5747(SD75I) CN 5620(SD70I)
Views:  212   Comments: 0
Ready to go
Title:  Ready to go
Description:  The open cab dorr on the 5635 is a clear sign that the crew is just about ready to go. Ten minutes later L516 was on its was back to Stevens Point.
Photo Date:  8/3/2010  Upload Date: 9/14/2010 4:51:32 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5635(SD75I) CN 5692(SD75I)
Views:  167   Comments: 0
Pair of 75s
Title:  Pair of 75s
Description:  Two SD75Is get ready to depart from New Brighton as the sun slowly creeps away.
Photo Date:  8/3/2010  Upload Date: 9/14/2010 4:51:56 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5692(SD75I) CN 5635(SD75I)
Views:  146   Comments: 0
Rounding Foley
Title:  Rounding Foley
Description:  L506 comes around on the Foley Wye with two GEs for power and Humbert at the controls.
Photo Date:  8/8/2010  Upload Date: 9/15/2010 4:28:48 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2590(C44-9W) CN 2613(C44-9W)
Views:  165   Comments: 0
Giving a Wave
Title:  Giving a Wave
Description:  L506 rolls under Silver Lake road with James Humbert at the controls as he gives a nice friendly wave. After getting a shot of the train, I had only seconds to get a shot of him waving when I saw him leaning out of the cab. Given the time I had, I'm really happy how this shot turned out (and so is Humbert!)!
Photo Date:  8/8/2010  Upload Date: 8/31/2010 1:44:58 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2590(C44-9W)
Views:  235   Comments: 0
Departure under gloomy skies
Title:  Departure under gloomy skies
Description:  The WC Transfer departs from the T yard under some questionable skies with a newer EMD in the lead. It would start raining in about 20 minutes.
Photo Date:  8/12/2010  Upload Date: 9/16/2010 11:40:45 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 8004(SD70M-2)
Views:  127   Comments: 0
CN 2676
Title:  CN 2676
Description:  Pulling out of the yard and towards the main after performing an airtest on the cars.
Photo Date:  8/15/2010  Upload Date: 9/1/2010 12:34:06 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2676(C44-9W) IC 2723(C44-9W)
Views:  208   Comments: 0
Air Test
Title:  Air Test
Description:  Two big GEs power todays WC Transfer as it does an air test before pulling out onto the mainline and shoving back.
Photo Date:  8/15/2010  Upload Date: 9/1/2010 12:33:12 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 2723(C44-9W) CN 2676(C44-9W)
Views:  215   Comments: 2
Off to Humboldt
Title:  Off to Humboldt
Description:  After going to work about eight hours later then usual, the WC is finally on the move to Humboldt and Northtown as it comes through Saint Anthony.
Photo Date:  8/22/2010  Upload Date: 8/31/2010 1:52:33 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2512(C44-9WL)
Views:  188   Comments: 0
CN 2624
Title:  CN 2624
Description:  L517 roars past Bethel University with a C44-9W leading.
Photo Date:  8/29/2010  Upload Date: 8/31/2010 12:59:50 AM
Location:  Arden Hills, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2624(C44-9W)
Views:  180   Comments: 0
Sparkling Clean!
Title:  Sparkling Clean!
Description:  A VERY clean new addition to CNs roster leads out of the Commercial at New Brighton on a fine August day. This is the first time I know of that one of these units have ventured this way.
Photo Date:  8/30/2010  Upload Date: 8/31/2010 12:54:35 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2111(C40-8)
Views:  538   Comments: 1
Just Simply Wow
Title:  Just Simply Wow
Description:  Wow, simply WOW! A new addition to CNs roster, a former CNW C40-8, leads out of the yard at New Brighton on a fine August day. This helped to give me some energy after a hard day a work boost me up a bit before my Business Law class as well. This unit was also VERY clean too. I'm really looking forward to seeing many more of these at New Brighton on L506 in the future.
Photo Date:  8/30/2010  Upload Date: 8/31/2010 12:53:37 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2111(C40-8) CN 2624(C44-9W)
Views:  878   Comments: 5
CN 2624
Title:  CN 2624
Description:  Trailing behind the 2111 is the 2624 as it leans into the wye.
Photo Date:  8/30/2010  Upload Date: 8/31/2010 12:56:07 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2624(C44-9W)
Views:  144   Comments: 0
Blasting by Bethel
Title:  Blasting by Bethel
Description:  Before school started, I wondered over to Victoria to happily find a green light, and seconds later, I saw a set of head lights. So I hustled over to this classic Soo Bridge to set up and get a shot of L517 flying over it. This scene will be different in the coming weeks. The city plans to put a trail in right under the lead axle on the 1027.
Photo Date:  9/2/2010  Upload Date: 9/9/2010 1:45:25 PM
Location:  Arden Hills, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 1027(SD70)
Views:  161   Comments: 1
Switching out cars
Title:  Switching out cars
Description:  With the day just about over, the WC switches out some cars before calling it a day.
Photo Date:  9/5/2010  Upload Date: 9/9/2010 2:13:30 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2624(C44-9W) IC 2725(C44-9W)
Views:  219   Comments: 0
Coming up the Highline
Title:  Coming up the Highline
Description:  After coming out of Humboldt, the WC Transfer starts its trip on the highline with two GEs for power.
Photo Date:  9/5/2010  Upload Date: 9/9/2010 2:11:23 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 2725(C44-9W) CN 2624(C44-9W)
Views:  170   Comments: 0
Down to Humboldt
Title:  Down to Humboldt
Description:  Two SD75Is bring the transfer down Shoreham Hill as they head towards Shoreham Yard.
Photo Date:  9/6/2010  Upload Date: 10/1/2010 4:35:37 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5732(SD75I)
Views:  130   Comments: 0
IC 2460
Title:  IC 2460
Description:  IC 2460 and CN 2539 sit on the east leg of the wye before blasting off to Somerset WI with a very short train.
Photo Date:  9/7/2010  Upload Date: 9/8/2010 4:34:47 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 2460(C40-8W)
Views:  114   Comments: 1
Crossing Polk
Title:  Crossing Polk
Description:  The WC Transfer comes over Polk St on a very nice September morning. Sure looks like the 5732 could use a new paint job if you ask me!
Photo Date:  9/8/2010  Upload Date: 9/8/2010 4:28:38 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5732(SD75I)
Views:  176   Comments: 0
Down to Humboldt
Title:  Down to Humboldt
Description:  Two big GEs hustle down to Humboldt Yard with a good sized train trailing.
Photo Date:  9/9/2010  Upload Date: 10/19/2010 1:54:59 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 2725(C44-9W)
Views:  120   Comments: 0
BCOL 4626
Title:  BCOL 4626
Description:  Trailing into town today is this awesome looking British Columbia Rail C40-8M.
Photo Date:  9/10/2010  Upload Date: 9/10/2010 10:23:55 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BCOL 4626(C40-8M)
Views:  319   Comments: 2
C40-8M Duo
Title:  C40-8M Duo
Description:  Two C40-8Ms are power for todays WC Transfer as the two units wait for a crew just east of the diamond.
Photo Date:  9/10/2010  Upload Date: 9/10/2010 10:25:06 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2451(C40-8M) BCOL 4626(C40-8M)
Views:  206   Comments: 0
Into Northtown
Title:  Into Northtown
Description:  The WC Transfer rolls into Northtown Yard on a nice September day with a very cool unit trailing.
Photo Date:  9/10/2010  Upload Date: 10/5/2010 10:57:53 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2451(C40-8M) BCOL 4626(C40-8M)
Views:  205   Comments: 2
Pumping Air
Title:  Pumping Air
Description:  Two big CN units pump up the air on a cut of cars before doubling out of the yard and heading onto the main.
Photo Date:  9/21/2010  Upload Date: 10/30/2010 1:27:55 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2632(C44-9W)
Views:  111   Comments: 0
CN 8843
Title:  CN 8843
Description:  A nice looking CN SD70M-2 is seen coming down the east wye as it heads into the yard to pickup some cars.
Photo Date:  9/21/2010  Upload Date: 10/30/2010 1:25:25 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 8843(SD70M-2) CN 2632(C44-9W)
Views:  236   Comments: 0
CN 2426
Title:  CN 2426
Description:  Trailing out on todays L517 is the CN 2426 as it comes by Cardigan Jct.
Photo Date:  9/22/2010  Upload Date: 10/30/2010 11:21:24 PM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2426(C40-8M)
Views:  102   Comments: 0
Rainy Day
Title:  Rainy Day
Description:  On a rainy day the WC gets ready to head out onto the main, but must first pump up the air on the cars before moving.
Photo Date:  9/23/2010  Upload Date: 10/30/2010 11:30:20 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2420(C40-8M)
Views:  167   Comments: 0
Last Light of the day
Title:  Last Light of the day
Description:  With the sun setting and light rapidly going away, the WC showed up just in time for me to get a shot before too much light was lost.
Photo Date:  9/26/2010  Upload Date: 10/16/2010 3:02:14 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2431(C40-8M)
Views:  102   Comments: 0
Off to the BN
Title:  Off to the BN
Description:  After putting the CP cars away the 5783 leads the transfer on the west wye as it starts to head down to Northtown.
Photo Date:  9/27/2010  Upload Date: 10/30/2010 11:52:35 PM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5783(SD75I) CN 2543(C44-9W)
Views:  151   Comments: 0
Done with the day
Title:  Done with the day
Description:  The day is over for WCs crew as they shove back with the light slowly slipping away.
Photo Date:  9/29/2010  Upload Date: 10/31/2010 1:13:35 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5728(SD75I)
Views:  109   Comments: 0
Pulling ahead
Title:  Pulling ahead
Description:  After going to work, the WC starts by pulling ahead before making a cut and shoving down into the Commercials yard. Today I was treated to a nice looking IC SD70 in the lead.
Photo Date:  9/30/2010  Upload Date: 10/31/2010 1:14:37 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 1038(SD70) CN 2420(C40-8M)
Views:  194   Comments: 2
Cardigan West
Title:  Cardigan West
Description:  A somewhat late running L517 comes into town as it rolls by near Cardigan West.
Photo Date:  10/2/2010  Upload Date: 10/5/2010 12:54:58 AM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5664(SD75I) IC 1038(SD70)
Views:  128   Comments: 1
CN 2431
Title:  CN 2431
Description:  Two GEs come out of the Commercial Light powered after putting the CP cars away.
Photo Date:  10/5/2010  Upload Date: 12/21/2010 1:13:59 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2431(C40-8M) CN 2543(C44-9W)
Views:  161   Comments: 0
CN 2543
Title:  CN 2543
Description:  Heading back onto the Mainline after putting the CP cars away.
Photo Date:  10/5/2010  Upload Date: 12/21/2010 1:15:32 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2543(C44-9W) CN 2431(C40-8M)
Views:  183   Comments: 1
Done for the Day
Title:  Done for the Day
Description:  The WC is all done for the day as they shove back towards the Depot with the 2521 in the lead.
Photo Date:  10/7/2010  Upload Date: 12/21/2010 1:18:02 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2521(C44-9WL)
Views:  169   Comments: 0
Rounding Foley
Title:  Rounding Foley
Description:  Two CN SD40-2Ws round Foley Wye as they head to their BN cars. It was so nice to see two of these units together again.
Photo Date:  10/8/2010  Upload Date: 12/21/2010 1:21:37 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5284(SD40-2W) CN 5351(SD40-2W)
Views:  289   Comments: 1
Coming into town
Title:  Coming into town
Description:  With about a half hour before class to kill I figured I'd head out to see of anything was coming by campus. Not even five minutes later L517 showed up with a great looking pair of SD40-2Ws for power.
Photo Date:  10/8/2010  Upload Date: 10/31/2010 1:26:32 AM
Location:  Arden Hills, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5351(SD40-2W)
Views:  165   Comments: 0
South Runner
Title:  South Runner
Description:  The Transfer rolls in Shoreham on the South Runner before getting into Northtown Yard. I have been wanting to get a shot here for almost seven years.
Photo Date:  10/13/2010  Upload Date: 10/19/2010 1:29:55 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2521(C44-9WL)
Views:  192   Comments: 0
Late L517
Title:  Late L517
Description:  A very late running L517 comes through Shoreview near the end of its run in some great afternoon light. You can only get this shot of a westbound in good light in the afternoon, so I made sure to get a shot here.
Photo Date:  10/13/2010  Upload Date: 10/19/2010 1:29:26 AM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2521(C44-9WL)
Views:  206   Comments: 0
CN 2630
Title:  CN 2630
Description:  Trailing today as cars are put away in the Commercial Yard.
Photo Date:  10/13/2010  Upload Date: 10/29/2010 2:41:01 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2630(C44-9W)
Views:  139   Comments: 0
CN 5368
Title:  CN 5368
Description:  For some unknown reason, this CN SD40-2 made its way to New Brighton on the WC Transfer. It sure was nice to see an SD40-2 leading again.
Photo Date:  10/15/2010  Upload Date: 12/21/2010 1:25:00 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5368(SD40-2) CN 2650(C44-9W)
Views:  180   Comments: 0
Shoving back
Title:  Shoving back
Description:  Three units power todays L506 as it shoves the cars for the MNNR away.
Photo Date:  10/16/2010  Upload Date: 10/31/2010 1:26:10 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2586(C44-9W) CN 5744(SD75I)
Views:  160   Comments: 0
CN 5744
Title:  CN 5744
Description:  Second out today on the WC as they put the MNNR cars away.
Photo Date:  10/16/2010  Upload Date: 12/21/2010 1:31:11 AM
Location:  New Brighton, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5744(SD75I)
Views:  136   Comments: 0


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