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By:Tom Dethmers
Dates:1/1/1981 - 12/31/1990
Album Info:Milwaukee Road, CNW and other roads in the MN/WI area
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End of track
Title:  End of track
Description:  I shot this shot in early November after the scrappers were done ripping up the Soo Line passenger main to Carnelian Lake. You are looking east as the new trail headed under Interstate 694.
Photo Date:  11/1/1980  Upload Date: 12/14/2017 1:28:49 PM
Location:  North Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Tom Dethmers
Categories:  Track
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Views:  18   Comments: 0
End of track looking west
Title:  End of track looking west
Description:  Turning around from the other shot, this is looking west towards downtown N. St. Paul with Hwy 36 to the right. These track once hosted Soo Line passenger trains 1,2, 5 and 6 to Chicago until the last one left on 1/15/1965. There were a couple shippers left in NSP until the end in summer 1982, when the rest of this 5 or 6 miles of track to Trout Brook Jct was removed.
Photo Date:  11/1/1980  Upload Date: 12/14/2017 1:31:31 PM
Location:  North Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Tom Dethmers
Categories:  Track
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Views:  9   Comments: 0
An old GP
Title:  An old GP
Description:  Somewhere in Wisconsin, we came across this old CNW GP and I decided to take a photo
Photo Date:  1/15/1981  Upload Date: 12/8/2017 1:01:02 AM
Location:  Eau Claire, WI
Author:  Tom Dethmers
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CNW 4443(GP7)
Views:  40   Comments: 0
The 400 route
Title:  The 400 route
Description:  westbound train on the CNW heading by one of the banjo semaphores near Eau Claire
Photo Date:  2/15/1981  Upload Date: 12/8/2017 12:50:47 AM
Location:  Eau Claire, WI
Author:  Tom Dethmers
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CNW 6813(SD40-2)
Views:  36   Comments: 1
The 400 route
Title:  The 400 route
Description:  A CNW freight passing over one of the old, double track bridges between Eau Claire and Hudson, WI
Photo Date:  2/15/1981  Upload Date: 12/8/2017 12:55:34 AM
Location:  Eau Claire, WI
Author:  Tom Dethmers
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CNW 6813(SD40-2)
Views:  42   Comments: 2
The 400 route
Title:  The 400 route
Description:  A westbound freight passing under and overpass in Wisconsin on the former double track CNW Chicago to Twin Cities route.
Photo Date:  2/15/1981  Upload Date: 12/8/2017 12:52:55 AM
Location:  Eau Claire, WI
Author:  Tom Dethmers
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CNW 6813(SD40-2)
Views:  36   Comments: 2
Winona
Title:  Winona
Description:  Heading east by the Amtrak depot, this train will continue on to Lacrosse and Chicago
Photo Date:  1/15/1983  Upload Date: 12/5/2017 9:37:43 AM
Location:  Winona, MN
Author:  Tom Dethmers
Categories:  Winter,Station,Action
Locomotives:  MILW 152(SD40-2)
Views:  68   Comments: 0
Winona
Title:  Winona
Description:  The eastbound continues by the small yard and a Milwaukee caboose awaits assignment to one of the river patrols that used to run on the Milwaukee
Photo Date:  1/15/1983  Upload Date: 12/5/2017 9:39:24 AM
Location:  Winona, MN
Author:  Tom Dethmers
Categories:  Winter,Station,Action
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Views:  55   Comments: 0
Deep freeze
Title:  Deep freeze
Description:  An eastbound Milwaukee Road freight heads by the Amtrak depot for points east to Chicago, with a speeder on the westbound track to keep an eye on the railroads tired track.
Photo Date:  1/15/1983  Upload Date: 12/5/2017 9:34:26 AM
Location:  Red Wing, MN
Author:  Tom Dethmers
Categories:  Winter,Station,Action
Locomotives:  MILW 207(SD40-2) MILW 586(SDL39)
Views:  86   Comments: 1
Deep freeze
Title:  Deep freeze
Description:  Eastbound train heading by the busy elevator on a cold morning along the Mississippi River
Photo Date:  1/15/1983  Upload Date: 12/5/2017 9:36:42 AM
Location:  Red Wing, MN
Author:  Tom Dethmers
Categories:  Winter,Station,Action
Locomotives:  MILW 207(SD40-2)
Views:  65   Comments: 0
Diamond Bluff
Title:  Diamond Bluff
Description:  This BN train was about 50 miles from St. Paul, MN along the Mississippi River heading west along the scenic ex-CBQ route
Photo Date:  1/15/1983  Upload Date: 12/5/2017 9:49:18 AM
Location:  Hager City, WI
Author:  Tom Dethmers
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  BN 8010(SD40-2) BN 7910(SD40-2)
Views:  61   Comments: 0
Westbound at the double crossovers
Title:  Westbound at the double crossovers
Description:  Leaving Red Wing, this westbound is coming around the curve at Jackson Street, and will arrive in St. Paul Yard in about 50 miles.
Photo Date:  1/15/1983  Upload Date: 12/5/2017 9:41:07 AM
Location:  Red Wing, MN
Author:  Tom Dethmers
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  MILW 135(SD40-2)
Views:  66   Comments: 0
Westbound at the double crossovers
Title:  Westbound at the double crossovers
Description:  The Mississippi River is just to the right of the photo, and the crossovers have since been removed and the line single tracked by Soo Line in the late 80s. The double track ends just near the left curve in the distance, now.
Photo Date:  1/15/1983  Upload Date: 12/5/2017 9:42:42 AM
Location:  Red Wing, MN
Author:  Tom Dethmers
Categories:  Winter,Action
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Views:  52   Comments: 0
Lost bridge of the GBW
Title:  Lost bridge of the GBW
Description:  On the MN side of the river we are looking at the bridge the GBW used to get from WI to MN until the early 80s. The bridge was burned by vandals and eventually removed.
Photo Date:  1/15/1983  Upload Date: 12/5/2017 9:44:49 AM
Location:  Winona, MN
Author:  Tom Dethmers
Categories:  Bridge
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Views:  82   Comments: 0
CNW on the Dakota 400 route
Title:  CNW on the Dakota 400 route
Description:  This westbound train was leaving Winona heading for Rochester, MN and points west and beginning the climb out of the Mississippi River valley.
Photo Date:  1/15/1983  Upload Date: 12/5/2017 9:46:13 AM
Location:  Minnesota City, MN
Author:  Tom Dethmers
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6271(SD40)
Views:  77   Comments: 0
CNW on the Dakota 400 route
Title:  CNW on the Dakota 400 route
Description:  This westbound train is swinging away from the Milwaukee Road mainline after leaving Winona, MN and will continue west towards Rochester and SD.
Photo Date:  1/15/1983  Upload Date: 12/5/2017 9:47:34 AM
Location:  Minnesota City, MN
Author:  Tom Dethmers
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6271(SD40) CNW 6829(SD40-2)
Views:  65   Comments: 0
Flying over the CNW at Lake Elmo
Title:  Flying over the CNW at Lake Elmo
Description:  A picture from a Cessna over the east end of Lake Elmo with the CNW route below and if you look closely, you can see the semaphore by the xing, and also the path of the old westward track.
Photo Date:  9/13/1986  Upload Date: 12/8/2017 12:58:15 AM
Location:  Lake Elmo, MN
Author:  Tom Dethmers
Categories:  Track
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Views:  46   Comments: 0
End of the Skally(NP Duluth line)
Title:  End of the Skally(NP Duluth line)
Description:  This was the first place the line was severed at Frost Avenue in North St. Paul, MN over the winter of 86-87 when they rebuilt the road. The Soo Line Chicago to St. Paul line used to cross up near the Gloster sign. It was sad to see this neat ABS mainline removed when it had just hosted 6-8 trains a day 2 years earlier.
Photo Date:  2/1/1987  Upload Date: 12/9/2017 11:56:52 AM
Location:  Maplewood, MN
Author:  Tom Dethmers
Categories:  Winter,Track
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Views:  31   Comments: 0
Strike training train
Title:  Strike training train
Description:  In the late winter of 1986-87, Soo Line conducted some management training operations from Withrow to Somerset, WI in anticipation of a strike and used this empty ballast train and a couple GP38-2s and ran several trips over the high bridge. The line had been out of service for the good part of a year, so this was the first train to cross and the line then went dormant again until WC took over later in 1987.
Photo Date:  3/1/1987  Upload Date: 12/14/2017 1:20:12 PM
Location:  Withrow, MN
Author:  Tom Dethmers
Categories:  Winter,Station,Action
Locomotives:  MILW 362(GP38-2)
Views:  16   Comments: 0


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