Two days off

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by DanRaitz, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

    I had a couple of days off this week (Tuesday & Wednesday). The wife had to go for some continuing ed (American Family Ins.) in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN) so naturally I tagged along. While she was busy being educated, I was chasing trains :D :D

    Here is one of the photos. The rest can be found at they are in the album titled "Minnesota"

  2. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Sweet picture, Dan!:thumb: :thumb:

    What type of switcher is it? (My switcher identification skills are somewhat lacking:oops: :D )
  3. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Tom,That beauty is a EMD SW1 that sports a 567 600 horse power prime mover.These units was built between January 1939 and November 1953..Notice she still has her foot boards and lacks mu hoses..:D She looks to be in good shape overall.

    Dan Thanks for sharing!
  4. hooknlad

    hooknlad Member

    Welcome back into the hobby "dan", its addictive isnt it. Time is a real element that the hobby needs ans appriciates. Given time and loyalty your layout will be remakable and posssible take inj a life form of its own.
  5. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Nice shot Dan...but it makes me feel a bit sheepish! Twenty plus years living in the Twin Cities and I can't place the site or the road name!
  6. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member


    This is the Great Western Dock Ternimal RR. It is located on Childs Rd. (just south from where it meets Warner Rd.) down by Pigs Eye. It is right across the river from Holman Field (a.k.a. St. Paul Downtown Airport).

  7. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Ah! Thanks Dan, I know where you are now. I haven't gone down that way much and didn't even know there was a GWDT RR! I like it. Guess I'll take a drive down there some time.
  8. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

    Dan, nice picture. You just have to love that white horn and bell - adds a lot of character. Any chance you can retake this from the other direction and get the hood illuminated by sunlight so I can see the details?

  9. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member


    Not without trespassing. This shot was taken from a public road.

  10. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

    You just have to hate it when the railroads do not take railfans with cameras into consideration when they lay their tracks.


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