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Tony Held's Collection
 
7/20/2018
 
 
 
 
  Viewing the last 200 photos I selected as my favorite Pictures.
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A Quiet Fourth
Title:  A Quiet Fourth
Description:  The Humboldt Yard office and the engines parked near it were all quiet on the Fourth of July 2018.
Photo Date:  7/4/2018  Upload Date: 7/4/2018 7:00:10 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SOO 4598(GP39-2)
Views:  37   Comments: 1
A Lone GE
Title:  A Lone GE
Description:  A lone ES44DC sits alone at the engine area at Willmar Yard, basking beneath mild July skkies.
Photo Date:  7/1/2018  Upload Date: 7/4/2018 6:49:21 PM
Location:  Willmar, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BNSF 7240(ES44DC)
Views:  19   Comments: 1
West End Yard Goats
Title:  West End Yard Goats
Description:  The yard goats at the west end of the Willmar Yard pause in the middle of their switching duties early on the evening of the first day of July 2018.
Photo Date:  7/1/2018  Upload Date: 7/4/2018 6:51:02 PM
Location:  Willmar, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 1899(SD40-2) BNSF 1918(SD40-2)
Views:  13   Comments: 1
The Kandiyohi Depot
Title:  The Kandiyohi Depot
Description:  The depot from the nearby town of Kandiyohi now can be found at the Kandiyohi County Historical Museum in Willmar. The depot forms the front entrance to the main museum building.
Photo Date:  7/1/2018  Upload Date: 7/4/2018 6:48:51 PM
Location:  Willmar, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  9   Comments: 0
Turntable And Shop
Title:  Turntable And Shop
Description:  A portrait of the turntable and shop (?) at BNSF's Willmar yard, taken on a lovely, mild Sunday afternoon.
Photo Date:  7/1/2018  Upload Date: 7/4/2018 6:49:48 PM
Location:  Willmar, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives: 
Views:  18   Comments: 0
History Of The 2523
Title:  History Of The 2523
Description:  This display sign mounted on the 2523's tender tells her story to visitors of the Kandiyohi County Historical Museum.
Photo Date:  7/1/2018  Upload Date: 7/4/2018 6:34:53 PM
Location:  Willmar, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  GN 2523(4-8-2)
Views:  14   Comments: 0
Vanderbuilt Tender
Title:  Vanderbuilt Tender
Description:  A back end view of GN 2523's Vanderbuilt tender, one of the most distinctive steam engine tenders in the world.
Photo Date:  7/1/2018  Upload Date: 7/4/2018 6:34:14 PM
Location:  Willmar, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  GN 2523(4-8-2)
Views:  10   Comments: 0
Where Did That Come From?
Title:  Where Did That Come From?
Description:  A water spout is on display next to 2523's tender. I wonder where the spout came from?
Photo Date:  7/1/2018  Upload Date: 7/4/2018 6:06:19 PM
Location:  Willmar, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  GN 2523(4-8-2)
Views:  9   Comments: 0
Sound Advice
Title:  Sound Advice
Description:  Do not climb on the engine? Sound advice, man.
Photo Date:  7/1/2018  Upload Date: 7/4/2018 6:05:38 PM
Location:  Willmar, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  GN 2523(4-8-2)
Views:  11   Comments: 0
Cool Cab
Title:  Cool Cab
Description:  G.N. 2523's cab. Ah for the days when visitors could readily visit the cabs of preserved steam engines. Those darn vandals had to spoil things for everybody.
Photo Date:  7/1/2018  Upload Date: 7/1/2018 10:05:27 PM
Location:  Willmar, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  GN 2523(4-8-2)
Views:  13   Comments: 0
Hallowed Logo
Title:  Hallowed Logo
Description:  Need I say more, fellow railfans?
Photo Date:  7/1/2018  Upload Date: 7/1/2018 10:06:54 PM
Location:  Willmar, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  GN 2523(4-8-2)
Views:  13   Comments: 0
Stately Front
Title:  Stately Front
Description:  The front of G.N. 2523 is quite stately, as only the face of a steam engine can be.
Photo Date:  7/1/2018  Upload Date: 7/1/2018 10:04:58 PM
Location:  Willmar, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  GN 2523(4-8-2)
Views:  15   Comments: 0
Glorious Great Northern
Title:  Glorious Great Northern
Description:  The Kandiyohi County Museum is the home of G.N. Mountain 2523. You know, G.N. sure had a flair for painting steam engines.
Photo Date:  7/1/2018  Upload Date: 7/1/2018 9:54:14 PM
Location:  Willmar, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  GN 2523(4-8-2)
Views:  18   Comments: 0
At Last!
Title:  At Last!
Description:  I had not seen a preserved Great Northern steam engine before. Sure I've seen the William Crooks up in Duluth, but the Crooks was for a predecessor road. At last, I have finally seen and photographed a Great Northern steamer: Mountain 2523, on display in Willmar for over fifty years.
Photo Date:  7/1/2018  Upload Date: 7/1/2018 9:53:47 PM
Location:  Willmar, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  GN 2523(4-8-2)
Views:  19   Comments: 0
Light Power At Northtown
Title:  Light Power At Northtown
Description:  I first spotted this northbound light power move when I was down at Lowry Avenue. When the move passed by St. Anthony Parkway, I was ready to make my catch. Crew did not have much farther to go, since their destination was up at the shops located around the curve ahead.
Photo Date:  6/22/2018  Upload Date: 6/27/2018 8:03:15 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7616(ES44DC) BNSF 7620(ES44DC)
Views:  23   Comments: 1
On To The Shops
Title:  On To The Shops
Description:  A BNSF light power move heads for the shops located past the curve at the Canadian Pacific bridge on a balmy Friday evening in June.
Photo Date:  6/22/2018  Upload Date: 6/27/2018 8:02:52 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7616(ES44DC) BNSF 7620(ES44DC)
Views:  17   Comments: 2
Nearing The Parkway
Title:  Nearing The Parkway
Description:  The switch crew nears the St. Anthony Parkway bridge during a switching move at Northtown.
Photo Date:  6/22/2018  Upload Date: 6/27/2018 7:45:42 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 1808(SD39-2)
Views:  24   Comments: 1
Pulling Up To The Bridge
Title:  Pulling Up To The Bridge
Description:  A switch crew pulls up to the Canadian Pacific bridge during a switching move early on a June evening.
Photo Date:  6/22/2018  Upload Date: 6/27/2018 7:45:15 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Bridge,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 1808(SD39-2)
Views:  18   Comments: 1
Engine, Caboose, and Passing Trrain
Title:  Engine, Caboose, and Passing Trrain
Description:  An ex-Santa Fe vet now in BNSF paint and a vintage BN caboose bask in the rays of an evening sun as a southbound Canadian Pacific ethanol job rolls by in the foreground.
Photo Date:  6/22/2018  Upload Date: 6/27/2018 7:46:33 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Yard
Locomotives:  BNSF 2606(GP39-3)
Views:  20   Comments: 1
BN Lives!
Title:  BN Lives!
Description:  Still in unblemished paint, this former Burlington Northern caboose still on the roster basks beneath a warm evening sun at Northtown.
Photo Date:  6/22/2018  Upload Date: 6/27/2018 7:47:30 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives: 
Views:  22   Comments: 0
BNSF 2606 At Northtown
Title:  BNSF 2606 At Northtown
Description:  This venerable ex-Santa Fe unit basks under a warm evening sun as it sits coupled to a string of boxcars.
Photo Date:  6/22/2018  Upload Date: 6/27/2018 7:47:02 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BNSF 2606(GP39-3)
Views:  17   Comments: 1
Sweet Soo North Of Jerrold
Title:  Sweet Soo North Of Jerrold
Description:  The rails of the old Soo Line north of Jerrold Avenue bask beneath warm party sunny skies on a Friday afternoon, awaiting the passage of the next train.
Photo Date:  6/22/2018  Upload Date: 6/23/2018 9:19:14 PM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  13   Comments: 0
Towards Rice Street
Title:  Towards Rice Street
Description:  Here we are looking south from Jerrold Avenue toward the bridge over Rice Street along the old Soo Line on a warm Friday afternoon in June.
Photo Date:  6/22/2018  Upload Date: 6/23/2018 9:14:37 PM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Bridge,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  9   Comments: 0
Sweet Soo Span
Title:  Sweet Soo Span
Description:  The bridge over Rice Street along the old Soo Line south of Cardigan Junction has always struck me for some reason as unique. Here the bridge waits on a warm Friday afternoon for whenever the next train shall pass.
Photo Date:  6/22/2018  Upload Date: 6/23/2018 9:11:05 PM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives: 
Views:  12   Comments: 0
Well That Was Unexpected!
Title:  Well That Was Unexpected!
Description:  Out and about on this day, I did a double-take when I saw a garbage truck (of all things) decorated with the Durango & Silverton train! I wonder what the story is?
Photo Date:  6/22/2018  Upload Date: 6/23/2018 9:06:05 PM
Location:  Shoreview, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  DSNG 482(2-8-2)
Views:  24   Comments: 0
Winona 10 Crossing Morse
Title:  Winona 10 Crossing Morse
Description:  There goes Winona 10 across Morse Avenue, rolling where Alcos and Geeps once crossed hauling grain for the Minneapolis & St. Louis and the Chicago & North Western.
Photo Date:  6/17/2018  Upload Date: 6/17/2018 4:26:16 PM
Location:  Excelsior, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  26   Comments: 1
Winona 10
Title:  Winona 10
Description:  Scott H. and his colleague chat while taking Winona 10 on another run on the Excelsior Streetcar Line. I remember when Winona 10 arrived at the ESL. She was a bit weathered, had not trucks, but was otherwise in good shape. Now look at her.
Photo Date:  6/17/2018  Upload Date: 6/17/2018 4:25:53 PM
Location:  Excelsior, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  24   Comments: 1
Winona 10 At Water Street
Title:  Winona 10 At Water Street
Description:  Scott H. and another MSM member confer while Winona 10 is at Water Street down by the old Minneapolis & St. Louis depot.
Photo Date:  6/17/2018  Upload Date: 6/17/2018 4:25:22 PM
Location:  Excelsior, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  19   Comments: 0
Here Comes Winona 10!
Title:  Here Comes Winona 10!
Description:  Winona 10's motorman pauses at Morse Avenue before crossing on the streetcar's debut day at the MSM.
Photo Date:  6/17/2018  Upload Date: 6/17/2018 4:24:05 PM
Location:  Excelsior, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  28   Comments: 1
Winona 10 In The "Street"
Title:  Winona 10 In The "Street"
Description:  Winona 10 heads through the "street" west of Morse Avenue while en route to Water Street on the car's debut day.
Photo Date:  6/17/2018  Upload Date: 6/17/2018 4:24:46 PM
Location:  Excelsior, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  20   Comments: 0
Heading For The Signals
Title:  Heading For The Signals
Description:  A westbound track inspection train heads for the signals on a warm and humid Father's Day 2018.
Photo Date:  6/17/2018  Upload Date: 6/17/2018 4:19:14 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7559(ES44DC)
Views:  27   Comments: 0
Westbound Track Inspection
Title:  Westbound Track Inspection
Description:  A westbound track inspection train rolls through Long Lake on a sultry afternoon in June.
Photo Date:  6/17/2018  Upload Date: 6/17/2018 4:18:22 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7559(ES44DC)
Views:  23   Comments: 1
Memories Of The Burlington Northern
Title:  Memories Of The Burlington Northern
Description:  Who would have guessed units like ex-BN 9701 would be the Burlington Northern's pinnacle of motive power, a last hurrah before that mega merger pioneer passed itself into the pages of history via a mega merger? 9701's BN logos are now gone, replaced by "swoosh" logos below the cab windows and zilch on the nose, but her paint still echos BN's last hours of glory.
Photo Date:  5/20/2018  Upload Date: 5/20/2018 10:30:24 PM
Location:  Wayzata, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BNSF 9701(SD70MAC)
Views:  26   Comments: 1
Horray For The Santa Fe!
Title:  Horray For The Santa Fe!
Description:  While it is sad the Santa Fe left us in 1995, the memory of that legendary railroad still lives on in units like ex-AT&SF 2842. She now sports a BNSF number, yes, but her paint is otherwise still pure Santa Fe.
Photo Date:  5/20/2018  Upload Date: 5/20/2018 10:30:10 PM
Location:  Wayzata, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BNSF 2842(GP39-2)
Views:  31   Comments: 2
Last Two Units
Title:  Last Two Units
Description:  Last two of four units on the head end of an eastbound general freight I found in the siding, pulled almost all the way down to the grade crossing on downtown Wayzata's west side.
Photo Date:  5/20/2018  Upload Date: 5/20/2018 10:23:28 PM
Location:  Wayzata, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2842(GP39-2) BNSF 9701(SD70MAC)
Views:  21   Comments: 1
First Two Units
Title:  First Two Units
Description:  First two units on the head end of an eastbound general freight I found in the siding on a lovely Sunday evening.
Photo Date:  5/20/2018  Upload Date: 5/20/2018 10:23:06 PM
Location:  Wayzata, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BNSF 5127(C44-9W) BNSF 7405(ES44DC)
Views:  19   Comments: 1
Colorful Mix
Title:  Colorful Mix
Description:  An eastbound grain train recedes into the distance, revealing again this colorful mix of units on the head end of an eastbound general freight on the Wayzata siding.
Photo Date:  5/20/2018  Upload Date: 5/20/2018 8:37:09 PM
Location:  Wayzata, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9701(SD70MAC) BNSF 2842(GP39-2) BNSF 5127(C44-9W) BNSF 7405(ES44DC)
Views:  21   Comments: 1
Unexpected Company
Title:  Unexpected Company
Description:  While I was documenting a stopped eastbound freight on the siding, this eastbound grain train appeared. Talk about "two for the price of one". :-)
Photo Date:  5/20/2018  Upload Date: 5/20/2018 8:37:35 PM
Location:  Wayzata, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5252(C44-9W) BNSF 4126(C44-9W)
Views:  19   Comments: 0
Eastbound!
Title:  Eastbound!
Description:  Here comes an eastbound BNSF general freight on the Wayzata Sub. There was a Union Pacific GE and a BNSF GP30 or GP39 in a GP30 shell behind the lead BNSF unit. Alas, a camera malfunction robbed me of a good "going away" shot of this baby, but oh well.
Photo Date:  5/18/2018  Upload Date: 5/18/2018 1:57:24 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9319(SD70ACe)
Views:  28   Comments: 1
Eastbound CSX-BNSF Grain
Title:  Eastbound CSX-BNSF Grain
Description:  The eastbound CSX-BNSF unit grain train splits the signals at Long Lake as the crew wheels the train east. A CSX GE was the second unit on this baby, but I did not get a good "going away" shot of the engine.
Photo Date:  5/18/2018  Upload Date: 5/18/2018 1:50:02 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4853(C44-9W)
Views:  29   Comments: 1
Going To Switch Crews
Title:  Going To Switch Crews
Description:  The crew of an eastbound BNSF general freight takes their train down the siding bound for Wayzata and a change of crews.
Photo Date:  5/17/2018  Upload Date: 5/17/2018 8:44:03 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9747(SD70MAC) BNSF 8906(SD70MAC) BNSF 9385(SD70ACe) BNSF 6916(ES44C4) BNSF 8504(SD70ACe) CREX 1412(ES44AC)
Views:  44   Comments: 0
Into The Siding
Title:  Into The Siding
Description:  Early on a balmy May evening, an eastbound general freight with an impressive lashup takes the siding for, apparently, a crew change down at Wayzata.
Photo Date:  5/17/2018  Upload Date: 5/17/2018 8:42:35 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 6916(ES44C4) CREX 1412(ES44AC) BNSF 8906(SD70MAC) BNSF 9747(SD70MAC) BNSF 9385(SD70ACe) BNSF 8504(SD70ACe)
Views:  55   Comments: 2
Racing East
Title:  Racing East
Description:  An eastbound BNSF general freight races east through Long Lake on a balmy, partly sunny May afternoon.
Photo Date:  5/17/2018  Upload Date: 5/17/2018 2:49:28 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5395(C44-9W) BNSF 9811(SD70MAC) BNSF 5748(ES44AC)
Views:  17   Comments: 0
In The Nick Of Time
Title:  In The Nick Of Time
Description:  Coming home to my humble abode, I saw the west signal for the main track was green. I got my camera, and hustled for the pedestrian bridge over the BNSF/Highway 12 corridor that has long been a favorite train catching spot. As I got onto the bridge, I saw this eastbound freight coming and got this picture in the nick of time.
Photo Date:  5/17/2018  Upload Date: 5/17/2018 2:49:08 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5748(ES44AC) BNSF 9811(SD70MAC) BNSF 5395(C44-9W)
Views:  21   Comments: 1
Cab Shot
Title:  Cab Shot
Description:  Took this on a whim. Pic turned out pretty good. I remember when these babies were brand-new on the BNSF.
Photo Date:  5/16/2018  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 9:51:20 PM
Location:  Wayzata, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 8899(SD70MAC)
Views:  30   Comments: 0
Preparing To Depart
Title:  Preparing To Depart
Description:  The crew of an empty eastbound BNSF unit coal train prepares to depart after waiting on the siding down by the County 15/Highway 12 overpass.
Photo Date:  5/16/2018  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 9:50:56 PM
Location:  Wayzata, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 8993(SD70ACe) BNSF 8899(SD70MAC)
Views:  25   Comments: 1
Departing Grain
Title:  Departing Grain
Description:  An eastbound BNSF grain train with a mix of Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific units for power departs Long Lake on a rainy evening after being briefly stopped in town. Picture was taken from my apartment.
Photo Date:  5/14/2018  Upload Date: 5/14/2018 7:48:17 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 2608(SD70M) UP 5826(AC44CWCTE) NS 8165(ES44AC)
Views:  17   Comments: 0
Apartment Railfanning
Title:  Apartment Railfanning
Description:  I live pretty close to the BNSF Wayzata Sub, and I finally discovered how decent a vantage point my apartment can make. And so, early on a rainy evening in early May, I bagged this departing eastbound grain train which had an interesting mix of motive power at the crew's disposal.
Photo Date:  5/14/2018  Upload Date: 5/14/2018 7:47:58 PM
Location:  Long Lake, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 8165(ES44AC) UP 5826(AC44CWCTE) NS 2608(SD70M)
Views:  20   Comments: 0
Always Nice To See
Title:  Always Nice To See
Description:  Minneapolis, Northfield, and Southern 102 is always nice to see. I wonder when Progressive Rail will next take this baby out for a run on the Dan Patch Line?
Photo Date:  5/5/2018  Upload Date: 5/5/2018 10:18:58 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  48   Comments: 0
MNS 102
Title:  MNS 102
Description:  Need I say more, folks?
Photo Date:  5/5/2018  Upload Date: 5/5/2018 10:18:32 PM
Location:  Bloomington, MN
Author:  Tony Held
Categories:  RollingStock,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  68   Comments: 0


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