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7/21/2017
 
 
 
 
  Viewing the last 200 photos I selected as my favorite Pictures.
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NSSR 9169
Title:  NSSR 9169
Description:  In a scene reminiscent of the 1950's, a friendly North Shore Scenic Railroad conductor waves as this Budd RDC1 departs the Two Harbors depot on its way to Duluth on the former DM&IR line.
Photo Date:  8/24/2007  Upload Date: 12/11/2007 10:37:39 PM
Location:  Two Harbors, MN
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  NSSR 9169(RDC1)
Views:  240   Comments: 0
CP 8650
Title:  CP 8650
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/23/2005  Upload Date: 3/9/2006 9:48:28 AM
Location:  Lake City, MN
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  CP 8650(AC44CW) SOO 6015(SD60)
Views:  232   Comments: 0
In the Sleet
Title:  In the Sleet
Description:  Taken during a light sleet storm, between Pine City and Hinckley.
Photo Date:  1/17/2006  Upload Date: 2/12/2006 11:26:26 AM
Location:  Pine City, MN
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  MNN 302(GP7) SCXY 1363(GP9) SCXY 1363(GP9)
Views:  371   Comments: 0
North Conway Scenic Depot
Title:  North Conway Scenic Depot
Description:  This amazing Victorian relic now serves as the home base for the North Conway Scenic Railroad.
Photo Date:  10/21/2005  Upload Date: 2/13/2006 7:10:52 PM
Location:  North Conway, NH
Author:  Ted Blank
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  159   Comments: 0
BNSF 5466
Title:  BNSF 5466
Description:  The third unit is a former Soo Line SD60.
Photo Date:  5/27/2007  Upload Date: 12/11/2007 10:18:57 PM
Location:  Groton, SD
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5466(C44-9W) BNSF 8238(SD75M) CEFX 6008(SD60)
Views:  296   Comments: 1
AMTK 198
Title:  AMTK 198
Description:  Amtrak's Silver Meteor (Train 98) running about 45 minutes late. Consist included a baggage car, three Viewliner sleepers, a diner, cafe, and four coaches.
Photo Date:  4/24/2007  Upload Date: 5/12/2007 7:51:33 PM
Location:  Loughman, FL
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  AMTK 198(P42DC) AMTK 10(P42DC)
Views:  339   Comments: 0
METX 7726
Title:  METX 7726
Description:  A whole line (at least 10) former Metra/IC gallery cars are stored outside of the Wisconsin & Southern paint shop in Horicon.
Photo Date:  3/25/2007  Upload Date: 4/7/2007 9:23:40 PM
Location:  Horicon, WI
Author:  Ted Blank
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  299   Comments: 0
SP 231286
Title:  SP 231286
Description:  The remains of a derailment along the CP between Lakeville and Northfield.
Photo Date:  7/4/2006  Upload Date: 4/1/2007 9:17:43 PM
Location:  Lakeville, MN
Author:  Ted Blank
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  167   Comments: 0
CSX 8724
Title:  CSX 8724
Description:  Roster shot. Parked at the BNSF shop in Willmar.
Photo Date:  7/16/2006  Upload Date: 7/30/2006 6:56:59 PM
Location:  Willmar, MN
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  CSX 8724(SD60I)
Views:  305   Comments: 0
MILW 261
Title:  MILW 261
Description:  On a boiling hot summer day (temp was 99), Milwaukee Road 261 leads an excursion over the Twin Cities & Western Railroad.
Photo Date:  7/30/2006  Upload Date: 7/30/2006 6:39:48 PM
Location:  Chaska, MN
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  MILW 261(4-8-4)
Views:  167   Comments: 1
MILW 261
Title:  MILW 261
Description:  Backing up for its photo runby after dropping riders off. What a beauty!
Photo Date:  7/30/2006  Upload Date: 7/30/2006 6:35:28 PM
Location:  Chaska, MN
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  MILW 261(4-8-4)
Views:  181   Comments: 0
MILW 261
Title:  MILW 261
Description:  Steam excursion on the TC&W/former MILW main line.
Photo Date:  7/30/2006  Upload Date: 7/30/2006 6:30:08 PM
Location:  Chaska, MN
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  MILW 261(4-8-4)
Views:  255   Comments: 1
NECR 3853
Title:  NECR 3853
Description:  Idling in the yard at White River Junction on a beautiful fall day.
Photo Date:  10/20/2005  Upload Date: 12/28/2005 12:35:17 PM
Location:  White River Junction, VT
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  NECR 3853(GP38)
Views:  368   Comments: 1
CN 9626
Title:  CN 9626
Description:  Parked on a siding in Lyle, right on the border with Iowa.
Photo Date:  6/23/2006  Upload Date: 6/27/2006 10:48:07 PM
Location:  Lyle, MN
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  CN 9626(GP40-2LW)
Views:  571   Comments: 1
AMTK 93
Title:  AMTK 93
Description:  Amtrak train # 5, the California Zephyr, is running about 45 minutes late as it approaches Galesburg, Illinois on the BNSF main.
Photo Date:  6/25/2006  Upload Date: 6/27/2006 10:58:32 PM
Location:  Galesburg, IL
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  AMTK 93(P42DC) AMTK 155(P42DC)
Views:  376   Comments: 0
BNSF 5705
Title:  BNSF 5705
Description:  The sign says MP 157, the crossing is called Sparta Road and is located at MP 157.11. According to the local paper, Galesburg sees 150-175 trains per day. Nice!
Photo Date:  6/25/2006  Upload Date: 6/27/2006 10:51:59 PM
Location:  Galesburg, IL
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5705(AC44CW) BNSF 5655(AC44CW)
Views:  247   Comments: 1
ICE 136
Title:  ICE 136
Description:  This classic Geep is still used by the IC&E on its line between Austin and Owatonna, MN.
Photo Date:  6/23/2006  Upload Date: 6/27/2006 10:40:49 PM
Location:  Blooming Prairie, MN
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  ICE 136(GP9)
Views:  266   Comments: 2
UP 6925
Title:  UP 6925
Description:  One of the most unexpected sights I've had...this DDA40X is abandoned amid a pile of junk in the yard of the defunct Dakota Southern Railway. I'm sure there's a story here waiting to be told!
Photo Date:  5/29/2006  Upload Date: 6/15/2006 10:45:46 PM
Location:  Chamberlain, SD
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  UP 6925(DDA40X)
Views:  3731   Comments: 13
DSRC 506
Title:  DSRC 506
Description:  Abandoned in Chamberlain, South Dakota along with the entire Dakota Southern Railway.
Photo Date:  5/29/2006  Upload Date: 6/15/2006 10:49:57 PM
Location:  Chamberlain, SD
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  DSRC 506(SD9)
Views:  824   Comments: 0
DSRC 103
Title:  DSRC 103
Description:  Sitting among in the abandoned Dakota Southern Railway yard.
Photo Date:  5/29/2006  Upload Date: 6/15/2006 10:47:32 PM
Location:  Chamberlain, SD
Author:  Ted Blank
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DSRC 103(S3)
Views:  817   Comments: 1
CSX 7313
Title:  CSX 7313
Description:  A hot, sunny, busy day in Birmingham.
Photo Date:  3/13/2006  Upload Date: 3/23/2006 8:24:09 PM
Location:  Birmingham, AL
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  CSX 7313(C40-8W) CSX 7691(C40-8W)
Views:  221   Comments: 0
AMTK 150
Title:  AMTK 150
Description:  The conductor has just thrown the switch (by hand) that allows the northbound Crescent to leave the station in Birmingham.
Photo Date:  3/13/2006  Upload Date: 3/23/2006 8:43:16 PM
Location:  Birmingham, AL
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  AMTK 150(P42DC)
Views:  301   Comments: 0
CSX 7385
Title:  CSX 7385
Description:  There was some trackwork going on, so the trains were going very slowly here.
Photo Date:  3/10/2006  Upload Date: 3/13/2006 5:37:17 PM
Location:  Emerson, GA
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  CSX 7385(C40-8W) CSX 8593(SD50) CSX 7791(C40-8W)
Views:  319   Comments: 0
CSX 7583
Title:  CSX 7583
Description:  Moving slowly up the hill towards Atlanta.
Photo Date:  3/10/2006  Upload Date: 3/13/2006 5:35:27 PM
Location:  Emerson, GA
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  CSX 7791(C40-8W) CSX 7583(C40-8) CSX 8593(SD50)
Views:  334   Comments: 1
Very late.
Title:  Very late.
Description:  Very late (6 hours) Empire Builder (# 8) roars through the siding called Blackbird East. Some damage on the nose of 186.
Photo Date:  2/22/2006  Upload Date: 2/26/2006 11:33:05 AM
Location:  Hastings, MN
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  AMTK 186(P42DC) AMTK 13(P42DC)
Views:  409   Comments: 0
Santa Claus is Coming to Town...on Amtrak!
Title:  Santa Claus is Coming to Town...on Amtrak!
Description:  If you look closely, you'll see Santa's hat in the lead engine. Eastbound Empire Builder # 8. Amtrak moves FAST here.
Photo Date:  12/24/2005  Upload Date: 2/13/2006 6:57:29 PM
Location:  Dakota, MN
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  AMTK 96(P42DC)
Views:  284   Comments: 0
CP 8647
Title:  CP 8647
Description:  Starting to head south after a meet.
Photo Date:  9/12/2005  Upload Date: 12/28/2005 11:58:46 AM
Location:  Grasston, MN
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  CP 8647(AC44CW)
Views:  243   Comments: 0
UP 7169
Title:  UP 7169
Description:  Westbound stack train blasting through Boone.
Photo Date:  5/30/2005  Upload Date: 2/12/2006 10:44:54 AM
Location:  Boone, IA
Author:  Ted Blank
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 7169(AC44CW)
Views:  178   Comments: 0
You don't see this every day!
Title:  You don't see this every day!
Description:  Unique.
Photo Date:  5/29/2005  Upload Date: 2/12/2006 10:43:39 AM
Location:  Mason City, IA
Author:  Ted Blank
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IATR 54(Steeple Cab)
Views:  246   Comments: 0
IATR 54
Title:  IATR 54
Description:  The unique Iowa Traction Railroad, a remnant of an interurban that is still active - and electrified - in Mason City.
Photo Date:  5/29/2005  Upload Date: 2/12/2006 10:42:49 AM
Location:  Mason City, IA
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  IATR 54(Steeple Cab)
Views:  272   Comments: 0
Sunset in Winona
Title:  Sunset in Winona
Description:  The sun is setting as the westbound Empire Builder (# 7) prepares to depart Winona a few minutes late.
Photo Date:  5/7/2005  Upload Date: 2/12/2006 10:34:24 AM
Location:  Winona, MN
Author:  Ted Blank
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  202   Comments: 0
Eastbound Sunset
Title:  Eastbound Sunset
Description:  Eastbound past the Winona Amtrak depot on a beautiful spring evening.
Photo Date:  5/7/2005  Upload Date: 2/12/2006 10:30:22 AM
Location:  Winona, MN
Author:  Ted Blank
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CEFX 132(SD9043MAC)
Views:  231   Comments: 0
BNSF 4404
Title:  BNSF 4404
Description:  Blasting south along the main line. Taken from the pedestrian overpass by the lock and dam.
Photo Date:  9/10/2005  Upload Date: 12/28/2005 11:57:57 AM
Location:  Alma, WI
Author:  Ted Blank
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Locomotives:  BNSF 4404(C44-9W) NS 9736(C40-9W)
Views:  293   Comments: 0
Nearing the Curve
Title:  Nearing the Curve
Description:  Blasting south on a warm, hazy winter day. Just south of Lake City. As my uncle would say, the train Gods were smiling at me this day.
Photo Date:  12/23/2005  Upload Date: 12/28/2005 11:47:55 AM
Location:  Lake City, MN
Author:  Ted Blank
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 6015(SD60) CP 8650(AC44CW)
Views:  268   Comments: 0


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