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1/16/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Andre Wehrle
Dates:10/9/2015 - 10/9/2017
Album Info:Areas I don't travel to very often, unfortunately. Most of these lines are lightly trafficked but offer a lot of interesting power and scenic locations. The exception to that is the Twin Ports area...which keeps the interesting power and scenic locations but is quite busy!
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CITX 3064 switching the sand loader
Title:  CITX 3064 switching the sand loader
Description:  My first (and thus far only) photo in Wisconsin Northern territory. With a sand plant seemingly every few miles, the railroad's traffic would appear to have outgrown the pair of sharp-looking Progressive Rail GP15-1s they started with.
Photo Date:  10/9/2015  Upload Date: 10/13/2015 4:21:30 PM
Location:  New Auburn, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  CITX 3064(SD40-2)
Views:  141   Comments: 2
Night sand train sitting north of 207th Avenue
Title:  Night sand train sitting north of 207th Avenue
Description:  I could hear a crew switching on the WN frequency while in Bloomer, along with a normal FRED tone and the DPU tone. I couldn't find any sign of a train in town, and it was quickly getting dark. Heading north toward New Auburn on County SS I spotted sand cars off to my left, turned around and saw this from the nearest crossing. Waited around until the light was pretty much gone, but no sign of movement.
Photo Date:  10/4/2017  Upload Date: 10/7/2017 2:50:15 PM
Location:  Bloomer, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Views:  17   Comments: 0
Night has fallen and the L2 job has parked
Title:  Night has fallen and the L2 job has parked
Description:  Finally, I found the train I had been hearing switching on the scanner for over an hour while around Bloomer. Same spot and same lead unit as when I was up here two years ago, and the same result. Just as I got set up to wait, hoping they would get rolling south toward Norma even in the darkness (although the main appeared to be blocked by the sand train sitting north of Bloomer), they shut the headlights off and left in a crew van.
Photo Date:  10/4/2017  Upload Date: 10/7/2017 2:51:06 PM
Location:  New Auburn, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  CITX 3064(SD40-2) CEFX 3182(SD40-2)
Views:  28   Comments: 0
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:  26   Comments: 0
DMIR SD38-2s creep through the switches
Title:  DMIR SD38-2s creep through the switches
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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:  21   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:  65   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.
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:  25   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:  26   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
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Locomotives:  DMIR 409(SD40-3) IC 6252(SD40-3)
Views:  43   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
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Locomotives:  IC 6251(SD40-3)
Views:  23   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
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Locomotives:  IC 6251(SD40-3) IC 6252(SD40-3) DMIR 215(SD38-2) DMIR 409(SD40-3)
Views:  37   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:  26   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
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Locomotives:  IC 6251(SD40-3)
Views:  22   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
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Locomotives:  IC 6251(SD40-3)
Views:  27   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
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Locomotives:  IC 6251(SD40-3)
Views:  8   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
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Locomotives:  IC 6251(SD40-3)
Views:  17   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
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Locomotives:  IC 6251(SD40-3)
Views:  19   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
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Locomotives:  IC 6251(SD40-3)
Views:  8   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:  28   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:  24   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
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Locomotives:  CN 2449(C40-8M) DMIR 212(SD38-2) CN 5262(SD40-2W)
Views:  50   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
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Locomotives:  CN 6021(SD40-2Q)
Views:  15   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
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Locomotives:  CN 6021(SD40-2Q) CN 5244(SD40-2W)
Views:  21   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
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Locomotives:  CN 6021(SD40-2Q)
Views:  11   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
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Locomotives:  CN 6021(SD40-2Q)
Views:  19   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:  24   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
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Views:  39   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:  15   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
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Locomotives:  BNSF 1525(GP28M)
Views:  8   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
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Locomotives:  BNSF 1525(GP28M)
Views:  14   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
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Locomotives:  BNSF 1525(GP28M)
Views:  12   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
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Locomotives:  BNSF 3037(GP40X)
Views:  25   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
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Locomotives:  BNSF 3037(GP40X)
Views:  25   Comments: 1


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