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Between Grain Elevators by classictrains Between Grain Elevators by classictrains
The Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern was a classic shortline. A mere 87 miles of track connected it's namesake towns serving pretty much grain elevators and grain elevators... a couple seen here on both edges of this picture. It was absorbed into the Soo and then mostly disappeared into the CP. Parts of it are now bike path.

Under the best of conditions it's hard to take a picture of a moving train from another moving train... especially when the windows are dirty and deeply tinted. Because this is a rather unique locomotive I thought it worth cleaning up and posting.

This Baldwin DT6-6-2000 is alive today at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois.
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The-Stealth-Ninja Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I love these strange looking things. They're like 44 tonners on steroids.
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426maxwedgie Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
Cool! A Baldwin center cab!!! Instant-:+fav:
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classictrains Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
yes... and unlike the J's version... these were not EMD re-engined
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426maxwedgie Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
Even cooler! =D
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factorone33 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007  Professional Photographer
Baldwin did have ugly equipment, but most conductors and engineers of the oldschool days would take a Baldwin switcher over anything else because of the way the trucks ran over rough track.

Take this one for example: [link]
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hunter1828 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Man, Baldwin built some ugly diesels. LOL Great shot, though, for the difficult nature of it. I think my dad had one good shot for every three bad shots under the same moving conditions.

RWT
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factorone33 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007  Professional Photographer
Ugly things they built indeed (except for their steamers). You might wanna take a look at this one, since you're in BNSF territory: [link]
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classictrains Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
That's why I tried to spend as much time as possible in the vestibule with the top half of the dutch door open.... when I could get away with it.
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hunter1828 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, my dad would do the same. He'd get caught by a conductor or other employee who'd tell him he couldn't do that and dad would smile and thank them, then go about three or four cars down and do it again. :D

RWT
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classictrains Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
Me too. Most of the time though they would let me do it.... like the trip on the Western Star over GN's Marias Pass
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