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Andre Wehrle's Collection
 
12/15/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Andre Wehrle
Dates:10/5/2017 - 10/9/2019
Album Info:This region of eastern Minnesota and far northwest Wisconsin that should be on every Midwest railfan's bucket list! Lots of cool and unusual power and scenic locations. I wish I had more free time and money to travel here more often!
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Sometimes you get lucky
Title:  Sometimes you get lucky
Description:  I hoped to catch the last two units left in service in DMIR paint on my first trip to the Twin Ports, but didn't really expect to. However, not long after I arrived at Proctor Yard I spotted 215 leading a switch job toward the north end of the yard!
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/8/2017 4:58:45 PM
Location:  Proctor, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  DMIR 215(SD38-2) DMIR 211(SD38-2)
Views:  56   Comments: 0
DMIR SD38-2s creep through the switches
Title:  DMIR SD38-2s creep through the switches
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/8/2017 5:03:04 PM
Location:  Proctor, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  DMIR 215(SD38-2) DMIR 211(SD38-2)
Views:  58   Comments: 0
DMIR 215 about to duck under the St. Louis River Road bridge
Title:  DMIR 215 about to duck under the St. Louis River Road bridge
Description:  The photogenic deep maroon with gold trim of the Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway, like the similar paint scheme of the Wisconsin Central LTD, has been almost eradicated from locomotives on the active roster of parent company Canadian National. 215 is one of only two left that still wear it.
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/8/2017 5:03:55 PM
Location:  Proctor, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  DMIR 215(SD38-2)
Views:  116   Comments: 0
Two for two
Title:  Two for two
Description:  It was only partially visible from public roads, but it's the other one of the two active units left on the CN in DMIR paint. The conductor's side cab window appears to be boarded up, wonder what happened?
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/8/2017 5:36:33 PM
Location:  Proctor, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  DMIR 403(SD40-3)
Views:  57   Comments: 0
The hits just keep on coming
Title:  The hits just keep on coming
Description:  As soon as I got back from shooting the 403, this power set rolled to the north end of the yard. Units still in IC's "Deathstar Black," like the other fallen flags absorbed into the CN, are becoming hard to find.
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/8/2017 5:55:05 PM
Location:  Proctor, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  IC 6251(SD40-3) IC 6252(SD40-3) DMIR 409(SD40-3)
Views:  52   Comments: 1
The pair of Deathstars and repainted former tunnel motor back into the yard after switching tracks
Title:  The pair of Deathstars and repainted former tunnel motor back into the yard after switching tracks
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/8/2017 6:07:29 PM
Location:  Proctor, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DMIR 409(SD40-3) IC 6252(SD40-3)
Views:  100   Comments: 1
The pair of Deathstars and DMIR 409 have backed down onto an empty taconite train
Title:  The pair of Deathstars and DMIR 409 have backed down onto an empty taconite train
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/8/2017 6:08:34 PM
Location:  Proctor, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6251(SD40-3)
Views:  60   Comments: 0
EMD Nirvana
Title:  EMD Nirvana
Description:  The yard crew has finished up and parked the pair of SD38-2s, but the trio in the foreground is preparing to take a taconite empty north.
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/8/2017 6:24:46 PM
Location:  Proctor, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6251(SD40-3) IC 6252(SD40-3) DMIR 215(SD38-2) DMIR 409(SD40-3)
Views:  77   Comments: 1
CN 8838 waits with a southbound manifest just north of Midway Road
Title:  CN 8838 waits with a southbound manifest just north of Midway Road
Description:  They will meet the taconite empty that has just left Proctor Yard behind IC 6251/6252/DMIR 409.
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/8/2017 6:31:30 PM
Location:  Adolph, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  CN 8838(SD70M-2)
Views:  56   Comments: 1
IC 6251 leads the empty taconite train around the broad curve
Title:  IC 6251 leads the empty taconite train around the broad curve
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/8/2017 7:11:16 PM
Location:  Adolph, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6251(SD40-3)
Views:  49   Comments: 1
Zig-zag
Title:  Zig-zag
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/8/2017 7:24:06 PM
Location:  Adolph, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6251(SD40-3)
Views:  55   Comments: 1
IC 6251 and the taconite empties snake around the north leg of the wye
Title:  IC 6251 and the taconite empties snake around the north leg of the wye
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/8/2017 10:26:21 PM
Location:  Adolph, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6251(SD40-3)
Views:  35   Comments: 0
IC 6251, IC 6252 and DMIR 409 haul the northbound taconite empties
Title:  IC 6251, IC 6252 and DMIR 409 haul the northbound taconite empties
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/8/2017 10:28:45 PM
Location:  Adolph, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6251(SD40-3)
Views:  46   Comments: 1
IC 6251 rumbles by with the northbound taconite empties
Title:  IC 6251 rumbles by with the northbound taconite empties
Description:  Just passed under the Rainy Sub (ex-DW&P), train came up too fast for me to frame up a shot with the bridge.
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/8/2017 10:32:43 PM
Location:  Munger, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6251(SD40-3)
Views:  48   Comments: 1
Deathstar-led taconitie empty grinds north through the woodlands of the Iron Range
Title:  Deathstar-led taconitie empty grinds north through the woodlands of the Iron Range
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/8/2017 10:35:31 PM
Location:  Payne, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6251(SD40-3)
Views:  21   Comments: 0
CN 2183 leads a southbound manifest over the Cloquet River
Title:  CN 2183 leads a southbound manifest over the Cloquet River
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/8/2017 10:38:39 PM
Location:  Burnett, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  CN 2183(C40-8W)
Views:  55   Comments: 0
Now CN 2188, another ex-BNSF C40-8W, leads a northbound manifest over the Cloquet
Title:  Now CN 2188, another ex-BNSF C40-8W, leads a northbound manifest over the Cloquet
Description:  I was going to chase the previous southbound to Proctor Yard (or possibly Pokegama), but found it meeting this at Saginaw. Wish they'd have kept the south main instead when they single-tracked!
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 1:23:14 PM
Location:  Burnett, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  CN 2188(C40-8W)
Views:  54   Comments: 1
Some of the power in the yard
Title:  Some of the power in the yard
Description:  The Iron Range is THE place to go to find CN's remaining older/oddball power. You'll seldom find these on the Chicago main, even less likely to find them leading!
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 1:25:17 PM
Location:  Proctor, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2449(C40-8M) DMIR 212(SD38-2) CN 5262(SD40-2W)
Views:  90   Comments: 0
CN 6021 about to lead a loaded taconite train to the Duluth docks
Title:  CN 6021 about to lead a loaded taconite train to the Duluth docks
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 1:30:18 PM
Location:  Proctor, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 6021(SD40-2Q)
Views:  38   Comments: 0
The loads get underway from the south end of the yard
Title:  The loads get underway from the south end of the yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 1:33:39 PM
Location:  Proctor, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 6021(SD40-2Q) CN 5244(SD40-2W)
Views:  58   Comments: 1
CN 6021 crosses the Highland St. overpass leading the taconite loads into town
Title:  CN 6021 crosses the Highland St. overpass leading the taconite loads into town
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 1:38:35 PM
Location:  Duluth, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 6021(SD40-2Q)
Views:  35   Comments: 1
The loaded taconite train about to cross N. 59th Avenue West
Title:  The loaded taconite train about to cross N. 59th Avenue West
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 1:43:23 PM
Location:  Duluth, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 6021(SD40-2Q)
Views:  43   Comments: 1
CSX 4772 leads a light engine move out of the BNSF yard toward LST&T Junction
Title:  CSX 4772 leads a light engine move out of the BNSF yard toward LST&T Junction
Description:  This locomotive was spotted by other railfans leading an eastbound on the CP Twin Cities-Chicago main two days later...and then back west to St. Paul on the same line on Sunday the 8th! It is equipped with an RS5T horn!
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 2:19:10 PM
Location:  Superior, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  CSX 4772(SD70MAC)
Views:  52   Comments: 2
A couple of snow plows stored in the yard
Title:  A couple of snow plows stored in the yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 2:33:43 PM
Location:  Superior, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  68   Comments: 1
The light CSX power creaks through the tight bend of the LST&T Jct. wye
Title:  The light CSX power creaks through the tight bend of the LST&T Jct. wye
Description:  The maze of trackage coming out of the BNSF yard, crossing and running parallel to Winter Street, puts the complexity of the rail network in many larger cities to shame! LST&T stands for the defunct Lake Superior Terminal & Transfer Railway. Not sure where these were going, which railroad was operating them, or how they ended up headed to Chicago on the CP by Saturday.
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 2:46:59 PM
Location:  Superior, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  CSX 585(AC44CW)
Views:  35   Comments: 1
Another light power move approaches, coming from the industries along the lakefront
Title:  Another light power move approaches, coming from the industries along the lakefront
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 2:47:33 PM
Location:  Superior, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 1525(GP28M)
Views:  27   Comments: 1
BNSF 1525 leads the light power across Winter Street
Title:  BNSF 1525 leads the light power across Winter Street
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 3:16:56 PM
Location:  Superior, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 1525(GP28M)
Views:  35   Comments: 1
The crew pauses on Winter Street to line a switch
Title:  The crew pauses on Winter Street to line a switch
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 3:17:33 PM
Location:  Superior, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 1525(GP28M)
Views:  31   Comments: 1
BNSF 3037 trails the light power
Title:  BNSF 3037 trails the light power
Description:  After seeing one GP40X in Santa Fe Yellowbonnet paint in Rochelle over the summer...I didn't expect to see another one!
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 3:22:40 PM
Location:  Superior, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 3037(GP40X)
Views:  56   Comments: 1
Another look at the snow plow pair as the yard job rolls into the distance
Title:  Another look at the snow plow pair as the yard job rolls into the distance
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/5/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 3:23:44 PM
Location:  Superior, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 3037(GP40X)
Views:  51   Comments: 1
CN 2119 heads south with a four-car local
Title:  CN 2119 heads south with a four-car local
Description:  This snuck up on me as I was scoping out Iron Junction, but I was easily able to beat it to Keenan. They had to slow for a maintenance crew to flag them over the crossing, as the signals were out of service.
Photo Date:  10/18/2018  Upload Date: 10/20/2018 11:13:58 AM
Location:  Keenan, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2119(C40-8)
Views:  33   Comments: 1
CN 2119 leads its short train toward Keenan Road
Title:  CN 2119 leads its short train toward Keenan Road
Description:  I believe this train took the branch that heads west toward Hibbing, because I didn't see it any further south on the ex-Missabe main. In the eight years they've been on CN, this is the first time I've caught one of the ex-C&NW standard cab Dash 8s leading a train.
Photo Date:  10/18/2018  Upload Date: 10/20/2018 11:16:25 AM
Location:  Keenan, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2119(C40-8)
Views:  19   Comments: 1
CN 6013 leads a southbound taconite
Title:  CN 6013 leads a southbound taconite
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/18/2018  Upload Date: 10/20/2018 12:00:55 PM
Location:  Zim, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 6013(SD40-2Q)
Views:  33   Comments: 2
CN 6013 approaching MP 55 on the old DM&IR main
Title:  CN 6013 approaching MP 55 on the old DM&IR main
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/18/2018  Upload Date: 10/20/2018 12:04:12 PM
Location:  Zim, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 6013(SD40-2Q)
Views:  13   Comments: 1
CN 3831 leads a northbound unit tank (not sure what commodity)
Title:  CN 3831 leads a northbound unit tank (not sure what commodity)
Description:  Was headed to Burnett to set up at the bridge for the CN 6013 South, but was suprised by the headlight of this. I didn't know CN had any ES44C4s!
Photo Date:  10/18/2018  Upload Date: 10/20/2018 12:09:17 PM
Location:  Culver, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 3831(ES44C4)
Views:  12   Comments: 1
GECX 2043 trails
Title:  GECX 2043 trails
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/18/2018  Upload Date: 10/20/2018 12:13:46 PM
Location:  Culver, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GECX 2043(ET44AC)
Views:  12   Comments: 1
CN 6013 and two more EMDs glide over the Cloquet River
Title:  CN 6013 and two more EMDs glide over the Cloquet River
Description:  I first came across this bridge on my trip last fall, and wanted to visit it again!
Photo Date:  10/18/2018  Upload Date: 10/20/2018 12:18:06 PM
Location:  Burnett, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  CN 6013(SD40-2Q)
Views:  44   Comments: 2
Look behind you!
Title:  Look behind you!
Description:  I didn't expect yet another northbound so close behind the last, and parked here anticipating a leisurely wait for CN 6013 South. Instead, I heard the rumble of EMDs off to my RIGHT (east, or RR south) and leapt out of the car to set up. Unfortunately in my haste I double-bumped the record button on my video camera, and stopped the video seconds after starting it.
Photo Date:  10/18/2018  Upload Date: 10/20/2018 12:21:07 PM
Location:  Munger, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5338(SD40-2W)
Views:  38   Comments: 1
CN 5338 leads a northbound taconite empty
Title:  CN 5338 leads a northbound taconite empty
Description:  Even without the video boo-boo, this train was worth another look! I always dig the 40-2Ws, and I had never seen a BLE ex-tunnel motor before!
Photo Date:  10/18/2018  Upload Date: 10/20/2018 12:24:50 PM
Location:  Burnett, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5338(SD40-2W)
Views:  56   Comments: 1
After a frenetic chase, CN 3037 stops to wait for a maintainer to clear up
Title:  After a frenetic chase, CN 3037 stops to wait for a maintainer to clear up
Description:  This train was actually ahead of the CN 5338 North by about one block (5338 was riding the yellows behind it), I had missed it just before getting to Munger but was going to let it go to focus on the CN 6013 South. The arrival of 5338's train changed my plans.
Photo Date:  10/18/2018  Upload Date: 10/20/2018 12:29:07 PM
Location:  Forbes, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 3037(ET44AC)
Views:  12   Comments: 1
CN 3037 waiting
Title:  CN 3037 waiting
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/18/2018  Upload Date: 10/20/2018 12:31:22 PM
Location:  Forbes, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 3037(ET44AC)
Views:  15   Comments: 1
CN 3037 finally has the light and gets its northbound manifest rolling
Title:  CN 3037 finally has the light and gets its northbound manifest rolling
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/18/2018  Upload Date: 10/20/2018 12:33:25 PM
Location:  Forbes, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 3037(ET44AC)
Views:  21   Comments: 1
CN 5338 now rolls to a stop to wait on the signal maintainer
Title:  CN 5338 now rolls to a stop to wait on the signal maintainer
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/18/2018  Upload Date: 10/20/2018 12:36:38 PM
Location:  Forbes, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5338(SD40-2W)
Views:  11   Comments: 1
CN 5338 gets the northbound taconite underway again
Title:  CN 5338 gets the northbound taconite underway again
Description:  ...but they won't go far.
Photo Date:  10/18/2018  Upload Date: 10/20/2018 12:39:06 PM
Location:  Forbes, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5338(SD40-2W)
Views:  15   Comments: 1
CN 5338 hangs a right at the wye switch into United Taconite
Title:  CN 5338 hangs a right at the wye switch into United Taconite
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/18/2018  Upload Date: 10/20/2018 1:50:20 PM
Location:  Forbes, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5338(SD40-2W)
Views:  15   Comments: 1
BLE 909 second out on the northbound heading into United Taconite
Title:  BLE 909 second out on the northbound heading into United Taconite
Description:  CN uses rebuilt former tunnel motors from both the DMIR and BLE in ore service on the former Missabe main. 909 was built as an SSW SD45T-2.
Photo Date:  10/18/2018  Upload Date: 10/20/2018 4:32:41 PM
Location:  Forbes, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BLE 909(SD40-3)
Views:  25   Comments: 1
DMIR 52984 in the classic Missabe ore jenny livery
Title:  DMIR 52984 in the classic Missabe ore jenny livery
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/18/2018  Upload Date: 10/20/2018 4:37:45 PM
Location:  Forbes, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  15   Comments: 0
DMIR 51729 with solar panels
Title:  DMIR 51729 with solar panels
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/18/2018  Upload Date: 10/20/2018 4:39:19 PM
Location:  Forbes, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  27   Comments: 0
CN 3090 leads a northbound manifest
Title:  CN 3090 leads a northbound manifest
Description:  This was sandwiched between a northbound intermodal that snuck up as I was trying to head south to Proctor after the last two northbounds (only got handheld video of that one) and yet another northbound manifest that I missed at Adolph, again while trying to get to Proctor. Note the unusual "1 Track" signs on the crossing signals. Each signal also has an electronic bell on top, but neither sounded.
Photo Date:  10/18/2018  Upload Date: 10/20/2018 8:57:15 PM
Location:  Alborn, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 3090(ET44AC)
Views:  18   Comments: 1
DMIR 402 switches the north end of the yard
Title:  DMIR 402 switches the north end of the yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/18/2018  Upload Date: 10/20/2018 8:59:15 PM
Location:  Proctor, MN
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DMIR 402(SD40-3)
Views:  17   Comments: 1


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