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June 16, 2012

Soo Line SD60 6039 sits outside the shop getting some attention while basking in the sun that finally decided to poke out through the clouds.

This was taken at the Canadian Pacific's Pigs Eye yard in Saint Paul, MN that once upon a time belonged to the Milwaukee Road.

Copyright Darin D. Larabee All Rights Reserved.

Please Note: The Watermark in the center of the picture will not appear in the final print that you order.
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gh22 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Guess the shop building was once a Milwaukee Road locomotive erecting shop?
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
I wish it still was! Thanks for the background info!!
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gh22 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Your welcome DDL :)
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Now, that's cool! (Understatement!)

Only totally freaking awesome!
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much my friend!
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Always a pleasure muh man!
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
SWEET! Only a hand full left at that!!
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks buddy! Yeah, I was very happy to see her sitting there!
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I bet buddy!!
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JSH50 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Fantastic picture!
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks Mate!
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JSH50 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Cheers Darin
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SOT03Y Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Good shot! The lighting ended up being good to you by the sounds of it! :)
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Yeah, it came out for about ten seconds allowing me to squeeze off a couple of shots and back behind the clouds it went.
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SOT03Y Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Yeah thats photography for you, often you only have a couple of second window and this is a prime example! Thanks for posting it up, I am an Australian train driver and I love learning about the American railway.
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
So true!

Very neat! What railroad do you work for? I also like learning about trains in other countries and would be happy to help out if you have any questions!
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SOT03Y Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I drive for a company called QRN (Queensland Rail National) although I dont work out of QLD, I work out of Newcastle, NSW, servicing the mines in the Hunter Valley, all of it being Coal mines. Are you a driver or are you a fan?
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sounds exciting! I looked up your railroad and found a few pictures of the locomotives you have. Very interesting designs compared to US locomotives. I would like to see some more!

Yeah, I'm a lifelong fan. I did at one point in my life want a railroad career and even filled out an application for Union Pacific, but I was not hired on. After that I got married and started a family and I wouldn't want to be gone from them that long. Someday though I might do some volunteer work for the Minnesota Transportation Museum as every spring they train volunteers for conductor and engineer positions. It's for their passenger trains that run out of Osceola, Wisconsin from mid spring to early fall. So I still might get a chance to do that!
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SOT03Y Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Here is a link to a youtube clip showing exactly what I drive
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They are c44aci/c40aci's
The 44's have 4,400HP and they are numbered 5020 through to 5039, the 40's have 4000hp and are numbered 5001 to 5012, where 5013-5019 is, I wouldnt have a clue, they just sort of missed those numbers.
The company is much much much larger then that, but those are the locomotives that we drive out of the hunter valley operations.
Our consists are generally 2 locomotives, 74 coal hoppers. That equates to 1280m in length.
Each hopper takes 100T (20 tonne when empty) so 120Tonne in total, that equals 8880Tonne in total when empty, which is about 7400Tonne of coal. I hope that all makes sense and gives you a better understanding of how things work. I probably should get some photos of our locomotives but I dont know, they are just all so boring to me, Pretty much all new things weather it be cars/trains/trucks etc, the newer they are, the more I dont like them, give me a old steam locomotive anyday over a brand new locomotive. I prefer older cars, give me a 1957 Chev Belair over a brand new 2012 car! So yeah I dont have many photos of our locomotives because they just simply don't interest me much, I just see it as a form of being paid each fortnight, Back when I used to drive the old trains I used to enjoy it, but now I am on these brand new things, nothing ever goes wrong, its just the same stuff every day. I love the look and the shape of american locomotives, they just look mean and tough and have kept the "old school" look about them. Are there many ECP trains over there? All of the trains that I drive are ECP, its a brilliant system and so easy to use, but I still prefer air operated trains, just feels like you are more involved in the driving.
You should definitely go for the volunteer work at MTM, that would be fantastic! Sounds like it would be perfect for your situation.
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow!! Thank you for the video link and all the great info!!

I'm not sure if we have any ECP locomotives over here to tell you the truth.

Yeah, it seems the newer things get the more bland the get especially since they make so much of one certain model.

Yeah, not matter how much I look around in other countries, I still love the American design of locomotives.
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just plain.....AWESOME!!!!!
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I appreciate it!!
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, man!
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