Re: Train news - extra edition 209a - 8/25/09
Author: Hustle Muscle
Date: 07-03-2010 - 23:38

Espee99 Wrote:
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> Trainnews - volume 2 - issue 209Extra - 08/25/09
>
> SPECIAL EDITION 2009 NRHS Convention Report
>
> Story and Photos by Alex Mayes
>
> 2009 NRHS Convention Summary - Part 2
>
>
> [trainnews.webhop.org].
> jpg
> On August 13th a steam-powered excursion between
> Duluth and Two Harbors, MN was operated over the
> former Duluth, Mesabi & Iron Range Railway's
> Lakefront Line powered by ex-Soo Line 4-6-2 No.
> 2719. The sharp looking Pacific made a fine sight
> as it roared through the picturesque scenery en
> route. This photo was taken on the north bound
> run at Marbles, MN.
>
> [trainnews.webhop.org].
> jpg
> Two photo runbys were held on the August 13th
> excursion between Duluth and Two Harbors. This
> photo was taken during the photo runby on the
> return trip at Knife River, MN. Coupled behind
> ex-Soo Line 4-6-2 No. 2719 is ex-DM&IR SD18 No.
> 316, which was needed to assist the train up the
> steep grade leaving Two Harbors.
>
> [trainnews.webhop.org].
> jpg
> The second of two night photo sessions was held on
> August 13th at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum.
> Four different settings with vintage diesel
> locomotives were illuminated at this session. One
> of the scenes featured ex-DMIR SD18s Nos. 193 and
> 316. Lumedyne lighting was provided by Steve
> Barry, editor of Railfan & Railroad magazine, and
> Alex Mayes.
>
> [trainnews.webhop.org].
> jpg
> The second of two night photo sessions was held on
> August 13th at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum.
> Four different settings with vintage diesel
> locomotives were illuminated at this session. One
> of the scenes featured ex-Erie Mining Company F9A
> No. 4211 and F9B No. 4222. Lumedyne lighting was
> provided by Steve Barry, editor of Railfan &
> Railroad magazine, and Alex Mayes.
>
> [trainnews.webhop.org].
> jpg
> The second of two night photo sessions was held on
> August 13th at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum.
> Four different settings with vintage diesel
> locomotives were illuminated at this session. One
> of the scenes featured ex-Great Northern SD45 No.
> 400, AKA "Hustle Muscle". This diesel was built
> for the GN in 1966, and was the first production
> SD45 built by EMD. Lumedyne lighting was
> provided by Steve Barry, editor of Railfan &
> Railroad magazine, and Alex Mayes.
>
> [trainnews.webhop.org].
> jpg
> A "rare mileage" diesel excursion over BNSF's
> former Great Northern main was run on August 15th
> between Duluth and Grand Rapids, Minnesota, 115
> miles one way. The last regular service passenger
> trains to use this line made their last runs in
> 1959. The consist for this special run was the
> same as used on the August 11th inbound special,
> with former Milwaukee Road Skytop lounge Cedar
> Rapids bringing up the markers. The passenger
> special is seen in this photo at the Lake Superior
> Railroad Museum just before departing for Grand
> Rapids.
>
> [trainnews.webhop.org].
> jpg
> The August 15th "rare mileage" excursion train
> heading back to Grand Rapids, MN to board
> passengers after being turned on the wye a few
> miles west of Grand Rapids.
>
> [trainnews.webhop.org].
> jpg
> The August 15th "rare mileage" excursion train
> roars past the photo line at the runby held at
> Brookston on the return trip to Duluth.
>
> [trainnews.webhop.org].
> jpg
> A "rare mileage" diesel excursion over BNSF's
> former Great Northern main was run on August 15th
> between Duluth and Grand Rapids, Minnesota, 115
> miles one way. The last regular service passenger
> trains to use this line made their last runs in
> 1959. The consist for this special run was the
> same one used on the August 11th inbound special,
> however coupled ahead of the Amtrak engine was
> ex-Great Northern SD45 No. 400, "Hustle Muscle",
> which is owned by the Great Northern Railway
> Historical Society. This engine was the first
> production EMD SD45, delivered to the Great
> Northern in May 1966, and is painted in its
> as-delivered Omaha Orange and Pullman Green
> scheme. This photo was taken on the return trip
> as the passenger special was east bound on the
> Huson Bridge near Wrenshall, MN at milepost 22.7.
>
> [trainnews.webhop.org].
> jpg
> The August 15th "rare mileage" excursion train
> meets a west bound BNSF train near Borea on the
> return trip to Duluth. Note the similarity
> of paint schemes between ex-Great Northern SD45
> No. 400 and BNSF GP39V No. 2962 in the "Heritage
> One" scheme.
>
> [trainnews.webhop.org].
> jpg
> The August 15th "rare mileage" excursion train
> crosses St. Louis Bay on Grassy Point Draw,
> crossing from Superior, Wisconsin on the return
> trip to Duluth.
>
>
> Thanks again to Alex for sharing the convention
> with us.



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