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12/15/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Mitch Wahlsten
Dates:1/1/2003 - 12/31/2010
Album Info:Pictures taken along BNSF's Staples Subdivision, which runs 230 miles from Minneapolis to Dilworth in Minnesota.
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BNSF 8247
Title:  BNSF 8247
Description:  A coal train heads west after coming off of the Brainerd Sub.
Photo Date:  2/18/2004  Upload Date: 6/8/2006 4:30:16 PM
Location:  Staples, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8247(SD75M)
Views:  237   Comments: 0
FURX 7216
Title:  FURX 7216
Description:  A general merchandise train with a colorful assortment of 3 SD40-2s and 5 SD50s passes the Amtrak depot in Detroit Lakes
Photo Date:  4/3/2004  Upload Date: 6/8/2006 4:30:16 PM
Location:  Detroit Lakes, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  FURX 7216(SD40-2) FURX 7939(SD40-2)
Views:  432   Comments: 2
Just Before Sunset
Title:  Just Before Sunset
Description:  An eastbound train is about to pass the Amtrak depot in Staples with less than 20 minutes until sunset
Photo Date:  4/3/2004  Upload Date: 6/8/2006 4:30:15 PM
Location:  Staples, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
Categories: 
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Views:  138   Comments: 1
BNSF 9958
Title:  BNSF 9958
Description:  A faded pumpkin (BNSF 9958) leads an empty coal train past the skyscraper of Perham - the Tuffy's pet food factory
Photo Date:  3/13/2005  Upload Date: 6/8/2006 4:30:14 PM
Location:  Perham, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9958(SD70MAC)
Views:  231   Comments: 0
BNSF 9297
Title:  BNSF 9297
Description:  The infamous BNSF 9297 leads an eastbound loaded coal train through central Minnesota
Photo Date:  3/25/2005  Upload Date: 6/8/2006 4:30:17 PM
Location:  Sauk Rapids, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9297(SD60M)
Views:  493   Comments: 0
BNSF 5488
Title:  BNSF 5488
Description:  A westbound train is about to pass under the overpass at Lake Park. Later on this spring, the ties currently in place will be replaced with the new ones now laying next to the tracks.
Photo Date:  4/3/2005  Upload Date: 6/8/2006 4:30:17 PM
Location:  Lake Park, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5488(C44-9W)
Views:  178   Comments: 0
BNSF 7749
Title:  BNSF 7749
Description:  A long manifest train heads west through Verndale. Note the unusual set of power: a new ES44DC, a yard switcher, and an NREX (ex-ATSF,BNSF) SD45. The train was having a hard time making track speed.
Photo Date:  6/19/2006  Upload Date: 6/20/2006 11:55:39 AM
Location:  Verndale, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 7749(ES44DC)
Views:  217   Comments: 0
BNSF 5434
Title:  BNSF 5434
Description:  A short manifest train with plenty of power passes by the station sign at Verndale
Photo Date:  6/19/2006  Upload Date: 6/20/2006 11:55:41 AM
Location:  Verndale, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5434(C44-9W)
Views:  171   Comments: 1
BNSF 5234
Title:  BNSF 5234
Description:  A DPU at the end of an eastbound unit grain train continues its journey east by looking into the sun near Aldrich
Photo Date:  6/19/2006  Upload Date: 6/20/2006 11:55:40 AM
Location:  Aldrich, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5234(C44-9W)
Views:  176   Comments: 0
BNSF 9258
Title:  BNSF 9258
Description:  Three EMDs head west elephant style through central Minnesota with an empty coal train. The lead locomotive is one of a few ex-BN SD60Ms painted orange and the second locomotive is one of a few ex-BN SD60Ms still lettered for the BN.
Photo Date:  6/19/2006  Upload Date: 6/20/2006 11:55:40 AM
Location:  Staples, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9258(SD60M) BN 9208(SD60M)
Views:  348   Comments: 0
BNSF 5234
Title:  BNSF 5234
Description:  The DPU at the end of an eastbound unit grain train is about to go around the curve in Staples.
Photo Date:  6/19/2006  Upload Date: 6/20/2006 11:55:38 AM
Location:  Staples, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5234(C44-9W)
Views:  184   Comments: 0
BNSF 7146
Title:  BNSF 7146
Description:  A double-stack train does a good job of giving some color to the brown landscape as it blasts through Randall.
Photo Date:  11/25/2006  Upload Date: 11/26/2006 11:02:21 AM
Location:  Randall, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 7146(SD40-2) FURX 7282(SD40-2)
Views:  187   Comments: 1
BNSF 7776
Title:  BNSF 7776
Description:  A grungy GEVO leads a merchandise train heading south through the woods near Randall.
Photo Date:  11/25/2006  Upload Date: 11/26/2006 11:02:11 AM
Location:  Randall, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 7776(ES44DC)
Views:  145   Comments: 0
BNSF 7700
Title:  BNSF 7700
Description:  A near "earthworm" of a unit grain train ascends the small hill leading out of the central Minnesota town of Randall. The train evidently got snowed on as it was heading through Montana and North Dakota.
Photo Date:  11/25/2006  Upload Date: 11/26/2006 11:02:14 AM
Location:  Randall, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 7700(ES44DC)
Views:  268   Comments: 0
Meetup
Title:  Meetup
Description:  The three shiny EMD SD75Ms on an empty COLX coal train are just moments away from passing a double-stack train up ahead on the double-track main that comes to an end just a couple of miles southeast of here.
Photo Date:  11/25/2006  Upload Date: 11/26/2006 11:02:12 AM
Location:  Philbrook, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8238(SD75M)
Views:  215   Comments: 1
BNSF 5420
Title:  BNSF 5420
Description:  A colorful double-stack train nears Philbrook as it continues southeast through central Minnesota.
Photo Date:  11/25/2006  Upload Date: 11/26/2006 11:02:15 AM
Location:  Philbrook, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5420(C44-9W)
Views:  170   Comments: 0
EMD 9070
Title:  EMD 9070
Description:  EMD 9070 and sibling take a loaded coal train over the frozen Partridge River in Aldrich.
Photo Date:  2/19/2007  Upload Date: 2/27/2007 4:02:21 PM
Location:  Aldrich, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  EMDX 9070(SD60)
Views:  206   Comments: 0
St. Cloud Depot
Title:  St. Cloud Depot
Description:  Here is a view Inside the depot in St. Cloud. This depot is served by Amtrak's Empire Builder and also contains offices for Amtrak crews (St. Cloud is a crew-change point)
Photo Date:  4/5/2007  Upload Date: 5/19/2007 4:18:36 AM
Location:  Saint Cloud, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Views:  171   Comments: 0
St. Cloud Depot
Title:  St. Cloud Depot
Description:  Here is a view Inside the depot in St. Cloud. This depot is served by Amtrak's Empire Builder and also contains offices for Amtrak crews (St. Cloud is a crew-change point)
Photo Date:  4/5/2007  Upload Date: 5/19/2007 4:18:37 AM
Location:  Saint Cloud, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  134   Comments: 0
St. Cloud Depot
Title:  St. Cloud Depot
Description:  Here is a view Inside the depot in St. Cloud. This depot is served by Amtrak's Empire Builder and also contains offices for Amtrak crews (St. Cloud is a crew-change point)
Photo Date:  4/5/2007  Upload Date: 5/19/2007 4:18:38 AM
Location:  Saint Cloud, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Views:  89   Comments: 0
BNSF 4184
Title:  BNSF 4184
Description:  The BNSF 4184 leads an autorack train through a serene setting west of Staples on a chilly April day.
Photo Date:  4/9/2007  Upload Date: 5/19/2007 4:18:38 AM
Location:  Staples, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 4184(C44-9W)
Views:  164   Comments: 0
Wadena Local
Title:  Wadena Local
Description:  While on its way back home to the Dilworth (MN) yard, a 20-car Wadena Local stops in Perham to do some switching at the Barrel O'Fun Snack Foods plant located in town.
Photo Date:  5/10/2007  Upload Date: 5/19/2007 4:18:35 AM
Location:  Perham, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 1536(GP28M)
Views:  251   Comments: 0
BNSF 4905
Title:  BNSF 4905
Description:  A westbound Z-train is out of the work zone at Detroit Lakes and quickly gaining speed as it comes past the 230th avenue crossing west of town.
Photo Date:  5/10/2007  Upload Date: 5/19/2007 4:18:41 AM
Location:  Detroit Lakes, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 4905(C44-9W) BNSF 6795(SD40-2)
Views:  180   Comments: 1
BNSF 5892
Title:  BNSF 5892
Description:  An empty coal train from Alma, WI passes by contrasting old and new grain elevators as it continues west through Audubon.
Photo Date:  5/10/2007  Upload Date: 5/19/2007 4:18:42 AM
Location:  Audubon, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5892(ES44AC)
Views:  338   Comments: 1
BNSF 8922
Title:  BNSF 8922
Description:  A westbound empty coal train is quickly approaching the station sign bearing the name of Josiah Perham, the first president of the Northern Pacific Railroad, whose transcon through west-central Minnesota continues to see dozens of trains each day.
Photo Date:  5/10/2007  Upload Date: 5/19/2007 4:18:43 AM
Location:  Perham, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8299(SD75I)
Views:  182   Comments: 1
BNO 419
Title:  BNO 419
Description:  This was one of two BNSF trailers parked along the tracks in Staples. The other was nondescript, except for a BNSF logo on the door.
Photo Date:  6/19/2007  Upload Date: 6/25/2007 2:23:06 AM
Location:  Staples, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  238   Comments: 0
FURX 7243
Title:  FURX 7243
Description:  A couple of cascade green SD40-2s lead a stack train west through Verndale late in the day.
Photo Date:  6/19/2007  Upload Date: 6/25/2007 2:23:06 AM
Location:  Staples, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  FURX 7243(SD40-2)
Views:  149   Comments: 1
NS 7662
Title:  NS 7662
Description:  One of the newest locomotives in Norfolk Southern's fleet is taking one of its first revenue runs far from home rails as it heads west into the sunset.
Photo Date:  6/19/2007  Upload Date: 6/25/2007 2:23:03 AM
Location:  Staples, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  NS 7662(ES40DC)
Views:  248   Comments: 0
BNSF 574
Title:  BNSF 574
Description:  A Dash 8 and an Oakway SD60 team up to lead a long manifest train east near Staples.
Photo Date:  3/9/2008  Upload Date: 7/18/2008 3:42:25 AM
Location:  Staples, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 574(B40-8W)
Views:  195   Comments: 0
BNSF 718
Title:  BNSF 718
Description:  Eastbound grain loads pass alongside what will soon be the site of a realigned four-lane U.S. Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes. The building seen on the left is the former Northern Pacific depot and is still served daily by Amtrak's Empire Builder.
Photo Date:  3/9/2008  Upload Date: 7/18/2008 3:42:26 AM
Location:  Detroit Lakes, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  BNSF 718(C44-9W)
Views:  179   Comments: 0
BNSF 4038
Title:  BNSF 4038
Description:  The H-CSXPAS moves across the bridge in Little Falls, Minnesota that marks the point at which BNSF's northern transcon crosses the Mississippi River. More information about this bridge can be found at http://www.johnweeks.net/headwaters/pages03/bnrr_littlefallsS.html, which is a part of an excellent website that chronicles crossings of the Mississippi River within Minnesota.
Photo Date:  6/29/2008  Upload Date: 7/19/2008 4:53:22 AM
Location:  Little Falls, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  EMDX 9081(SD60)
Views:  205   Comments: 0
BNSF 5045
Title:  BNSF 5045
Description:  The H-CSXPAS slowly moves north late in the day near Litle Falls, Minnesota.
Photo Date:  7/9/2008  Upload Date: 7/19/2008 4:53:20 AM
Location:  Gregory, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 5045(C44-9W)
Views:  111   Comments: 0
BNSF 6952
Title:  BNSF 6952
Description:  The H-PASGAL, with an SD40-2 and GP60M as power, moves across the Mississippi River in Little Falls, Minnesota
Photo Date:  7/9/2008  Upload Date: 7/19/2008 4:53:22 AM
Location:  Little Falls, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6952(SD40-2) BNSF 142(GP60M)
Views:  772   Comments: 2
BNSF 9906
Title:  BNSF 9906
Description:  An unusual train on this line consisting entirely of empty ore cars moves across the Mississippi River bridge in Little Falls, Minnesota.
Photo Date:  7/9/2008  Upload Date: 7/19/2008 4:53:21 AM
Location:  Little Falls, MN
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  BNSF 9906(SD70MAC)
Views:  125   Comments: 0


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