RailPictures.Net Photo: BNSF 9843 Burlington Northern Santa Fe EMD SD70MAC at Hastings, Minnesota by Travis Dewitz
 
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Burlington Northern Santa Fe (more..)
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Hastings, Minnesota, USA (more..)
January 30, 2010
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BNSF 9843 (more..)
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Travis Dewitz (more..)
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BNSF 9843 leads a coal train out of St. Paul, Minnesota down a very cold and ice covered Mississippi River past Lock and Dam #2 near Hastings. Lock and Dam #2 was built original built in 1907. Following construction, the original lock walls settled and began to lean out of alignment, so a replacement lock was built. It was finished in 1948. A rehabilitation phase ran from 1987 to 1995. In 2009, Lock and Dam No. 2 became home to the nation's first commercial, Federally-licensed hydrokinetic power facility, which is a partnership between the City of Hastings and Hydro Green Energy, LLC of Westmont, IL.
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