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Date: 11/12/12 04:43
mFile: GN blue SDP45's w/passenger train
Author: valmont

looks to be a pretty long train with some interesting cars ..... any info welcome




Date: 11/12/12 05:42
Re: mFile: GN blue SDP45's w/passenger train
Author: Splitrock323

Eastbound at Westminster approaching St.Paul Union Depot. Looks to be the Western Star.

Thomas G.



Date: 11/12/12 05:48
Re: mFile: GN blue SDP45's w/passenger train
Author: LarryDoyle

Location is eastbound at Westminster Tower in St Paul, about a mile from SPUD. Picture was taken from Lafayette St.

Depressed double track mains on each side of GN's 4 track main are both Northern Pacific. East Side Line on the right tunnels under the wye to Omaha's East St Paul Yard, West Side Line tunnels unde GN mains to join up with East Side Line at Mississippi Street.

-LD



Date: 11/12/12 06:02
Re: mFile: GN blue SDP45's w/passenger train
Author: valmont

thanks guys, I'd say the location is no longer a mystery



Date: 11/12/12 07:37
Re: mFile: GN blue SDP45's w/passenger train
Author: dan

are those silver air force cars?



Date: 11/12/12 08:01
Re: mFile: GN blue SDP45's w/passenger train
Author: retcsxcfm

dan Wrote:
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> are those silver air force cars?


Hard to tell.I blew up the photo as large as possible.
They look like USAF cars.Possibility going to Minot,ND.


Uncle Joe,Seffner,Fl.



Date: 11/12/12 08:07
Re: mFile: GN blue SDP45's w/passenger train
Author: The_Chief_Way

more likely coming from Minot on the eastbound Star
neat shot



Date: 11/12/12 09:03
Re: mFile: GN blue SDP45's w/passenger train
Author: masterphots

My shot, Western Star at the location above. June 1968 while at the third WGRF. USAF missle something or other on the end of the train. No longer have the slides or I'd post the going away shot. them were the days.......



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/12/12 09:04 by masterphots.



Date: 11/12/12 09:15
Re: mFile: GN blue SDP45's w/passenger train
Author: valmont

masterphots Wrote:
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> My shot, Western Star at the location above. June
> 1968 while at the third WGRF. USAF missle
> something or other on the end of the train. No
> longer have the slides or I'd post the going away
> shot. them were the days.......


you had a good third WGRF, I posted a shot of a short GN passenger train back on 11/3/12 and you shot that at the 3rd WGRF!



Date: 11/12/12 09:42
Re: mFile: GN blue SDP45's w/passenger train
Author: Western_Star

My namesake train! Loved those SDP45's, especially back to back.



Date: 11/12/12 10:46
Re: mFile: GN blue SDP45's w/passenger train
Author: ntharalson

retcsxcfm Wrote:
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> dan Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > are those silver air force cars?
>
>
> Hard to tell.I blew up the photo as large as
> possible.
> They look like USAF cars.Possibility going to
> Minot,ND.
>
>
> Uncle Joe,Seffner,Fl.

As noted, eastbound from Minot or Grand Forks.
IIRC, this was the SAC bomb scoring train. SAC
would use this train to test bomb crews on
accuracy. This is what I remember being told,
don't ask me how they did that. The cars often
ran through the Twin Cities to various locations.

As for the BSB SDP's, well, everyone has their
own taste. Personally, four matched F7's in
Omaha Orange would be much preferable, even in
the simplified scheme.

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



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