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By:Douglas Hildebrandt
Dates:12/15/2008 - 2/16/2009
Album Info:Same as BNSF Twin Cities 1, but a new album
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Finally!
Title:  Finally!
Description:  After seeing this unit for months, I'm finally able to get a shot of this unit. Even though it was ideling, it was smoking pretty good. That H3 paint goes good on pretty much everything.
Photo Date:  12/15/2008  Upload Date: 12/17/2008 10:03:46 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 1532(GP28M) BNSF 1531(GP28M)
Views:  310   Comments: 0
Departing Northtown
Title:  Departing Northtown
Description:  I came back to Northtown later in the day so I could shoot this train leaving, and much to my delight, the lighting was perfect too! I love BNSFs GP38s in the H1 paint.
Photo Date:  12/15/2008  Upload Date: 12/16/2008 1:50:55 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2157(GP38) BNSF 2734(GP39-2) BNSF 2872(GP39M)
Views:  288   Comments: 1
Geeps
Title:  Geeps
Description:  Another Ex PC GP38 is seen at Northtown Yard at the point of an excellent lashup.
Photo Date:  12/15/2008  Upload Date: 12/16/2008 1:50:04 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2157(GP38) BNSF 2734(GP39-2) BNSF 2872(GP39M)
Views:  302   Comments: 1
Veterans
Title:  Veterans
Description:  Three veteran EMDs sit north of the diesel shops. All of them are at least 30 years old or more. The 3442 is ex Frisco, a lot of heritage among these engines too.
Photo Date:  12/15/2008  Upload Date: 12/16/2008 1:48:35 AM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2431(GP30u) BNSF 3460(SW1500) BNSF 3442(SW1500)
Views:  320   Comments: 2
Old warrior
Title:  Old warrior
Description:  This old GP30 looks like it may be at the end of its long service life. But hey, how many of locomotives can say they had over 40 years of service on the railroad?
Photo Date:  12/15/2008  Upload Date: 12/16/2008 1:47:54 AM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2431(GP30u)
Views:  194   Comments: 0
BNSF 2734
Title:  BNSF 2734
Description:  Roster shot of the second unit in this great lashup. It was well worth braving the cold weather (-5) and windchill to shoot this lash up.
Photo Date:  12/15/2008  Upload Date: 12/16/2008 1:52:54 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2734(GP39-2) BNSF 2872(GP39M)
Views:  233   Comments: 0
BNSF 2872
Title:  BNSF 2872
Description:  Roster shot of a former GP35. Notice how the trucks are green, and not black. They must have come off a unit painted in H1.
Photo Date:  12/15/2008  Upload Date: 12/16/2008 1:51:30 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2872(GP39M)
Views:  159   Comments: 0
Oakway
Title:  Oakway
Description:  Another Oakway to my roster, the 9001! The 9039 was under the bridge too, and the 3447 is still at work moving engines around. Too bad the BN is getting rid of these engines...
Photo Date:  12/15/2008  Upload Date: 12/16/2008 1:49:16 AM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EMDX 9001(SD60) BNSF 3447(SW1500)
Views:  226   Comments: 0
BNSF 2086
Title:  BNSF 2086
Description:  BNSF 2086 rests at 44th with a bunch of other units.
Photo Date:  12/16/2008  Upload Date: 12/16/2008 11:04:02 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2086(GP38-2) BNSF 2431(GP30u)
Views:  212   Comments: 0
Good ole SD40-2
Title:  Good ole SD40-2
Description:  One of three SD40-2s in the lashup at Northtown. All were still in cascade green, and it was worth the zero degree temps to get this shot too.
Photo Date:  12/16/2008  Upload Date: 12/16/2008 11:02:22 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7128(SD40-2)
Views:  152   Comments: 0
Gevos
Title:  Gevos
Description:  Two Gevos make a ligh power through the yard.
Photo Date:  12/16/2008  Upload Date: 12/16/2008 11:05:12 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7404(ES44DC)
Views:  242   Comments: 0
BNSF 7878
Title:  BNSF 7878
Description:  Last time I saw this unit was back in January. It was leading an NS SD70M-2 and and a GP28M.
Photo Date:  12/16/2008  Upload Date: 12/16/2008 11:01:44 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7878(SD40-2)
Views:  132   Comments: 0
CSXT 7697
Title:  CSXT 7697
Description:  CSX 7697 backs its way through Northtown Yard.
Photo Date:  12/16/2008  Upload Date: 12/16/2008 11:07:19 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7697(C40-8W)
Views:  122   Comments: 0
EMDX 9039
Title:  EMDX 9039
Description:  EMD 9039 is shoving back to make a joint on its train with two other good units.
Photo Date:  12/16/2008  Upload Date: 12/16/2008 11:06:24 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EMDX 9039(SD60) ICE 6446(SD40-2) CSX 7697(C40-8W)
Views:  330   Comments: 0
Iowa Chicago & Eastern
Title:  Iowa Chicago & Eastern
Description:  Yet another fallen flag in todays RR world, it sure is nice seeing this up here in MN.
Photo Date:  12/16/2008  Upload Date: 12/16/2008 10:59:01 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ICE 6446(SD40-2)
Views:  232   Comments: 0
ICE 6446
Title:  ICE 6446
Description:  A side view of IC&E 6446, I saw this same unit a few months up here too.
Photo Date:  12/16/2008  Upload Date: 12/16/2008 10:57:21 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ICE 6446(SD40-2)
Views:  247   Comments: 0
A real Gem
Title:  A real Gem
Description:  My heart skipped a beat when I saw this engine sitting at 44th. I never thought I'd get the chance to see one of these in person. What made it even better was the fact that a blue TFM SD40-2s was on the other side of the bridge! This engine is also on its old stomping grounds, the 3118 is ex NP!
Photo Date:  12/16/2008  Upload Date: 12/16/2008 11:00:35 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  KCS 3118(SD40-3)
Views:  293   Comments: 1
Great Catch
Title:  Great Catch
Description:  This has got to be one of my best catches of the year, a blue TFM SD40-2!! What made it even better was that this ex Milwaukee Road. Think of what and where this unit has seen.
Photo Date:  12/16/2008  Upload Date: 12/16/2008 11:03:10 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  TFM 1417(SD40-2)
Views:  268   Comments: 3
BNSF 2734
Title:  BNSF 2734
Description:  I saw this unit just a few days ago with two other GPs departing Northtown, this time I got a better roster of it.
Photo Date:  12/20/2008  Upload Date: 12/20/2008 10:57:12 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2734(GP39-2)
Views:  143   Comments: 0
SD40
Title:  SD40
Description:  This was nice to see, a good old SD40 body still running in 2008. I wonder how much longer these'll last with all the new Gevos coming online. It is cool to think this unit is ex GT.
Photo Date:  12/20/2008  Upload Date: 12/20/2008 10:55:43 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6965(SD40-2) BNSF 2734(GP39-2)
Views:  239   Comments: 1
Kicking up the snow
Title:  Kicking up the snow
Description:  BNSF 724 kicks up the snow as it flys by doing about 60 as it heads to Northtown Yard.
Photo Date:  12/20/2008  Upload Date: 12/20/2008 10:59:01 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 724(C44-9W)
Views:  153   Comments: 0
Heavy snowfall
Title:  Heavy snowfall
Description:  BNSF 7553 departs Northtown Yard with near whiteout conditions going on. It only made the picture conditions better if you ask me!
Photo Date:  12/20/2008  Upload Date: 12/20/2008 10:54:57 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7553(ES44DC) BNSF 6965(SD40-2) BNSF 2734(GP39-2)
Views:  295   Comments: 1
NS
Title:  NS
Description:  The last unit in the consist is a NS C40-9W. This train had one nice lashup.
Photo Date:  12/20/2008  Upload Date: 12/20/2008 10:57:49 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 9511(C40-9W)
Views:  93   Comments: 0
Nice Lashup
Title:  Nice Lashup
Description:  BNSF 1055 leads an excellent lashup out of Northtown Yard with an SD60 and an unrebuilt SD40!! The SD40 is more the 40 years old.
Photo Date:  12/27/2008  Upload Date: 12/27/2008 2:29:32 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 1055(C44-9W) SOO 6031(SD60) BNSF 6300(SD40u)
Views:  350   Comments: 0
BNSF 2874
Title:  BNSF 2874
Description:  Roster shot of BNSF 2874. The Amtrak unit was going to be dropped off at the commercial.
Photo Date:  12/27/2008  Upload Date: 12/27/2008 2:33:41 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2874(GP39M)
Views:  270   Comments: 0
Classic Class Leader
Title:  Classic Class Leader
Description:  BNSF 6300 is one of 20 SD40s that the Santa Fe bought. This was a real treat seeing this unit still running more then 40 years after it was built.
Photo Date:  12/27/2008  Upload Date: 12/27/2008 2:31:34 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6300(SD40u) SOO 6031(SD60)
Views:  306   Comments: 1
Classic SD40
Title:  Classic SD40
Description:  A classic SD40 still earns its keep on the BNSF in 2008. Who'd a thunk that when these units were delivered back in the 60s that they'd still be operating today.
Photo Date:  12/27/2008  Upload Date: 12/27/2008 2:30:01 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6300(SD40u)
Views:  200   Comments: 0
Z train
Title:  Z train
Description:  A Z train rolls past Northtown Yard with a Gevo leading plenty of power. It tells you something when its hard to find Z trains with Dash 9s leading anymore, the Gevos are taking over... It looks like I'm the first person to have this unit on RRPA!
Photo Date:  12/27/2008  Upload Date: 12/27/2008 2:34:15 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7473(ES44DC)
Views:  217   Comments: 1
Interesting power
Title:  Interesting power
Description:  A mix of lite power makes its way to the T yard with some nice units. I shot the 826 a few years back, and it was a little cleaner back then.
Photo Date:  12/27/2008  Upload Date: 12/27/2008 2:33:02 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EMDX 826(GP38-2) BNSF 2874(GP39M)
Views:  245   Comments: 1
SOO 6031
Title:  SOO 6031
Description:  Soo 6031 is on the BNSF to payback horsepower hours. This was a great lashup for 2008.
Photo Date:  12/27/2008  Upload Date: 12/27/2008 2:30:53 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6031(SD60) BNSF 1055(C44-9W) BNSF 6300(SD40u)
Views:  378   Comments: 0
Good ole SD9
Title:  Good ole SD9
Description:  This classic SD9 spends its time resting by the diesel shops at Northtown, a place where its so many times before in the past.
Photo Date:  12/29/2008  Upload Date: 1/8/2009 2:26:01 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 1718(SD9)
Views:  191   Comments: 0
SW1500
Title:  SW1500
Description:  An old SW1500 gets some well deserved rest at the diesel shops. Lets hope it gets the call back to service.
Photo Date:  12/29/2008  Upload Date: 1/8/2009 2:28:56 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 3408(SW1500)
Views:  140   Comments: 0
Old GN unit
Title:  Old GN unit
Description:  Man, this unit has seen a lot! Built for the GN back in the 60s, its been in active service for almost 50 years. Its in good company, the 1718 is also former GN.
Photo Date:  12/29/2008  Upload Date: 1/8/2009 2:26:42 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 3452(SW1500) BNSF 1718(SD9)
Views:  242   Comments: 0
BNSF 3638
Title:  BNSF 3638
Description:  This was one of three SWs sitting at the shops, and all had different features. Great seeing these still in 2008, it'd be better if they were still running...
Photo Date:  12/29/2008  Upload Date: 1/8/2009 2:29:28 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 3638(SW1000)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
Way of the future
Title:  Way of the future
Description:  This was a sure sign that the Gevos are taking over. This train was powered by all GE power... The EMDs are becoming very rare on the mainline nowadays...
Photo Date:  12/29/2008  Upload Date: 12/30/2008 1:41:13 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 5722(ES44AC)
Views:  211   Comments: 0
Late Empire Builder
Title:  Late Empire Builder
Description:  A very late empire builder makes its way past what is left of East Minneapolis Yard. The Bunge grain elevator in the background is being remodeled into condos.
Photo Date:  1/1/2009  Upload Date: 1/1/2009 6:34:18 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 140(P42DC)
Views:  125   Comments: 0
H3 SD40-2
Title:  H3 SD40-2
Description:  One of the H3 SD40-2s rests at the diesel shops. I saw this unit for the first time over two and a half years ago at Osborne Road at Fridley.
Photo Date:  1/1/2009  Upload Date: 1/1/2009 6:32:32 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6885(SD40-2)
Views:  161   Comments: 0
BNSF 7185
Title:  BNSF 7185
Description:  Yet another SD40-2 at the shops. Hopefully this one isn't done yet.
Photo Date:  1/1/2009  Upload Date: 1/1/2009 6:31:41 PM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7185(SD40-2)
Views:  166   Comments: 1
Northtown at night
Title:  Northtown at night
Description:  Some good looking EMDs sit north of 44th on a cold January night.
Photo Date:  1/3/2009  Upload Date: 1/8/2009 12:16:37 AM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6885(SD40-2) BNSF 7185(SD40-2) BNSF 2431(GP30u)
Views:  445   Comments: 0
Hump and bowl at night
Title:  Hump and bowl at night
Description:  A view from 44th Ave looking south towards the hump tower and slug sets.
Photo Date:  1/3/2009  Upload Date: 1/8/2009 12:36:27 AM
Location:  Fridley, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7039(SD40-2)
Views:  193   Comments: 0
BNSF 7042
Title:  BNSF 7042
Description:  Second unit of the trio.
Photo Date:  1/3/2009  Upload Date: 1/5/2009 2:54:13 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7042(SD40-2) BNSF 7131(SD40-2)
Views:  228   Comments: 1
Dash 2 trio
Title:  Dash 2 trio
Description:  An excellent lashup of three SD40-2s in the 7XXX series depart on the CP-BN transfer. Word has it that all the 71XXs and 7XXXs will be gone by March, so seeing these three was a real treat.
Photo Date:  1/3/2009  Upload Date: 1/5/2009 2:32:56 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7049(SD40-2) BNSF 7042(SD40-2) BNSF 7131(SD40-2)
Views:  296   Comments: 2
Heading off to Pigseye
Title:  Heading off to Pigseye
Description:  The CP-BN heads off to Pigseye with one amazing laship for 2009.
Photo Date:  1/3/2009  Upload Date: 1/5/2009 2:55:46 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7131(SD40-2) BNSF 7049(SD40-2) BNSF 7042(SD40-2)
Views:  258   Comments: 1
Clean H1 SD40-2
Title:  Clean H1 SD40-2
Description:  The third unit on the CP-BN transfer was a very clean H1 SD40-2. Too bad these are going to be gone by March.
Photo Date:  1/3/2009  Upload Date: 1/5/2009 2:54:45 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7131(SD40-2)
Views:  120   Comments: 1
BNSF 4173
Title:  BNSF 4173
Description:  One of the repainted Dash 9s heads off. I think this scheme looks great on the dash 9s.
Photo Date:  1/5/2009  Upload Date: 1/5/2009 7:41:46 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4173(C44-9W)
Views:  177   Comments: 0
H3 repaint
Title:  H3 repaint
Description:  A nice looking repaint comes onto the main with two dash 9s, one of which is also repainted into the H3 scheme.
Photo Date:  1/5/2009  Upload Date: 1/5/2009 7:39:57 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 947(C41-8W) BNSF 4157(C44-9W) BNSF 4173(C44-9W)
Views:  309   Comments: 0
Storage Line
Title:  Storage Line
Description:  The line of stored units has grown again, and has a lot of units in it. Theres even a GP60B back in there...
Photo Date:  1/8/2009  Upload Date: 1/8/2009 5:54:00 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6756(SD40-2) BNSF 8018(SD40-2) BNSF 7951(SD40-2R)
Views:  363   Comments: 1
BNSF 6756
Title:  BNSF 6756
Description:  One of many stored dash 2s in the T yard...
Photo Date:  1/8/2009  Upload Date: 1/8/2009 5:50:20 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6756(SD40-2)
Views:  132   Comments: 0
BNSF 7951
Title:  BNSF 7951
Description:  An SD45-2 rebuild waits for the next call to duty in the T yard. However, it will probably be a while before it runs again. Last time I saw this unit in service was Novemeber.
Photo Date:  1/8/2009  Upload Date: 1/8/2009 5:52:21 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7951(SD40-2R)
Views:  197   Comments: 0
Well, we meet again
Title:  Well, we meet again
Description:  I first saw this unit back in 2007 in the deadlines, and now I run into the 8018 again. This unit is probably done for...
Photo Date:  1/8/2009  Upload Date: 1/8/2009 5:51:42 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Douglas Hildebrandt
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 8018(SD40-2)
Views:  364   Comments: 1


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