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Photo ID: 699199

"Soo Line 559" (Rock Island 1223) is under the watchful eye of the railroad superintendent at the Dresser, WI depot. GP7 559 hasn't been operational since 2014, so it's return was don... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 559
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 02, 2019


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By: Keon McGarvey

Added: Jun 04, 2019

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Photo ID: 697830

The crew only has a few more cars left to load at Dresser Trap Rock, before they're ready to head back towards St. Paul with their loaded Herzog ballast train.

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: GMD SD40-2
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CP 6068
Train ID: CP 3HDR
Photo Date: May 18, 2019


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By: Josh Cleary

Added: May 22, 2019

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Photo ID: 697625

A CP ballast train with THREE SD40-2s (5878, 5871, and 6068) in THREE paint schemes fills up with "traprock" ballast at Dresser Trap Rock Inc. It has been a busy spring with this setup, as they h... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: GMD SD40-2
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CP 5878
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 14, 2019


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By: Larry Larson

Added: May 20, 2019

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Photo ID: 696472

CP 3GPS pulls back down from Dresser Trap Rock after losing CP 5922 to a mechanical failure. Unable to make it back to St. Paul with only two operable SD40-2s, the crew will tie down the train on ... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: GMD SD40-2
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CP 5878
Train ID: CP 3GPS
Photo Date: March 05, 2019


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By: Josh Cleary

Added: May 07, 2019

Views: 938
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Photo ID: 696303

CP 3GPS-04 pulls down past the east leg of the wye in Dresser, in order to shove up to the quarry. Three venerable GMD built SD40-2s provide power. Unfortunately the 5922 ended up failing, and the... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: GMD SD40-2
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CP 5878
Train ID: CP 3GPS
Photo Date: March 05, 2019


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By: Josh Cleary

Added: May 06, 2019

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Photo ID: 622640

Another shot of the Dresser turn shoving up to the quarry. As the train was moving slow, it allowed me to catch him at the two crossings that remain on the remnants of the Soo Line's Danbury Subdi... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CP 6240
Train ID: CP HDR
Photo Date: July 06, 2017


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By: Josh Cleary

Added: Jul 09, 2017

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Photo ID: 622534

CP HDR only has a handful of cars left to load before it is ready to head back west to the Twin Cities. The 41 car train of prized Dresser Trap Rock will eventually be interchanged with the North... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CP 6240
Train ID: CP HDR
Photo Date: July 06, 2017


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By: Josh Cleary

Added: Jul 08, 2017

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Photo ID: 622452

CP HDR slowly reverses on the remnants of the Soo Line's Danbury Subdivision to Superior as it passes under the tipple to load the 41 car train. With no digital speedometer on the 6240, the engine... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CP 6240
Train ID: CP HDR
Photo Date: July 06, 2017


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By: Josh Cleary

Added: Jul 07, 2017

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Photo ID: 622327

I caught wind of a Dresser turn departing Humboldt late this morning, so I figured the light would be pretty good by the time the train was loaded and headed back west. After being loaded at the q... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CP 6240
Train ID: CP HDR
Photo Date: July 06, 2017


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By: Josh Cleary

Added: Jul 06, 2017

Views: 971
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 616170

Block Operator: Another piece of railroading lost to time is the station agent, or in this case, the block operator. Where train orders were in effect, the block operator would relay instru... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: None
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: May 08, 2017


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By: John Witthaus

Added: May 10, 2017

Views: 1,140
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Photo ID: 616089

Get 'Em Ready: The station agent gets the train orders ready to hoop up to the crew on extra ballast train. Train orders were used to direct the movement of any non scheduled train, where t... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MNTX 839
Train ID: MNTX Extra
Photo Date: May 08, 2017


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By: John Witthaus

Added: May 09, 2017

Views: 1,202
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Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 616049

Hoop 'Em Up!: There are some things in railroading that have been lost to time. Hooping train orders to crews is one. With nothing to date this shot, this could have been the late 70's, a c... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MNTX 71
Train ID: MNTX Extra
Photo Date: May 08, 2017


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By: John Witthaus

Added: May 09, 2017

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Photo ID: 616016

Quaint Settings: Breaking the silence of a peaceful afternoon, a BN ballast train blasts through a rural crossing. Headed for another load of rock. Taken while off duty, wearing full PPE.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MNTX 839
Train ID: MNTX Extra
Photo Date: May 08, 2017


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By: John Witthaus

Added: May 09, 2017

Views: 1,707
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Photo ID: 616013

Heading West: At lunch time, the morning train crew brings the rock train around the wye, and into the siding, preparing to head west in the afternoon. Taken while off duty, wearing full PP... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MNTX 839
Train ID: MNTX Extra
Photo Date: May 08, 2017


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By: John Witthaus

Added: May 09, 2017

Views: 1,475
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Photo ID: 616008

Getting Orders: Before departing, the crew get their orders "hooped up" from the station agent. Looks like this SD9 is getting worked today with a heavy load of rock. Taken while ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MNTX 839
Train ID: MNTX Extra
Photo Date: May 08, 2017


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By: John Witthaus

Added: May 09, 2017

Views: 1,809
Comments: 1

Favorited: 15
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