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Photo ID: 616170

Block Operator: Another piece of railroading lost to time is the station agent, or in this case, the block operator. Where train orders were in effect, the block operator would relay instru... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: None
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: May 08, 2017


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By: John Witthaus

Added: May 10, 2017

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Photo ID: 616089

Get 'Em Ready: The station agent gets the train orders ready to hoop up to the crew on extra ballast train. Train orders were used to direct the movement of any non scheduled train, where t... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MNTX 839
Train ID: MNTX Extra
Photo Date: May 08, 2017


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By: John Witthaus

Added: May 09, 2017

Views: 1,496
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Photo ID: 616049

Hoop 'Em Up!: There are some things in railroading that have been lost to time. Hooping train orders to crews is one. With nothing to date this shot, this could have been the late 70's, a c... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MNTX 71
Train ID: MNTX Extra
Photo Date: May 08, 2017


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By: John Witthaus

Added: May 09, 2017

Views: 4,690
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Photo ID: 616016

Quaint Settings: Breaking the silence of a peaceful afternoon, a BN ballast train blasts through a rural crossing. Headed for another load of rock. Taken while off duty, wearing full PPE.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MNTX 839
Train ID: MNTX Extra
Photo Date: May 08, 2017


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By: John Witthaus

Added: May 09, 2017

Views: 2,079
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Photo ID: 616013

Heading West: At lunch time, the morning train crew brings the rock train around the wye, and into the siding, preparing to head west in the afternoon. Taken while off duty, wearing full PP... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MNTX 839
Train ID: MNTX Extra
Photo Date: May 08, 2017


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By: John Witthaus

Added: May 09, 2017

Views: 1,772
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Photo ID: 616008

Getting Orders: Before departing, the crew get their orders "hooped up" from the station agent. Looks like this SD9 is getting worked today with a heavy load of rock. Taken while ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MNTX 839
Train ID: MNTX Extra
Photo Date: May 08, 2017


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By: John Witthaus

Added: May 09, 2017

Views: 2,275
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Photo ID: 576398

In a scene from the past, "Dresser OPR" Don Knudtson hoops up orders to engineer Max Medlin on one of many photo runbys put on by S&B Productions on a sunny day in May. Don is no strange... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: SOO 2500A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 02, 2016


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By: Marshall W. Beecher

Added: May 13, 2016

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Photo ID: 575256

Max Medlin grabs orders as Soo 2500 rolls past the restored Soo Line depot at Dresser, Wisconsin. An S&B Productions photo charter

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 2500
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 02, 2016


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: May 03, 2016

Views: 2,319
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Photo ID: 565270

Soo Line on the Soo Line These two former Soo SD60's are in about run 5 as they shove this ballast train through the tipple at Dresser Trap Rock, Inc. Without a digital speedometer, the eng... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD SD60M
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: SOO 6061
Train ID: CP HDR
Photo Date: October, 2015


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By: John Witthaus

Added: Feb 10, 2016

Views: 2,167
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Photo ID: 565119

Soo Line on the Soo Line: No your eyes do not deceive you, that is the actual grade of the track leading out of the tipple on the North side. By the time you are loading the last car, you a... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD SD60M
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: SOO 6061
Train ID: CP HDR
Photo Date: October, 2015


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By: John Witthaus

Added: Feb 09, 2016

Views: 5,144
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Photo ID: 317720

After a sleepy winter Dresser is coming to life again with the first trip of the CP Dresser Turn for rip-rap rock coming to town for rip-rap and ballast. A relief crew has just come on duty to bri... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: 6029
Train ID: Dresser Turn
Photo Date: March 18, 2010


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By: Dean Sauvola

Added: Mar 18, 2010

Views: 3,484
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Photo ID: 317714

CP is gearing up to battle spring flooding with its first trip of the year to Dresser, WI for rip-rap rock. The conductor is checking in with a quarry worker while two front end loaders are at wor... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: 6029
Train ID: Dresser Turn
Photo Date: March 18, 2010


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By: Dean Sauvola

Added: Mar 18, 2010

Views: 4,947
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Photo ID: 250368

A "Soo Line mixed train" from the 1950s" stops at the Dresser depot. This was a photo charter showing a "1970s" BN local I organized with the excellent cooperation of the Minnesota Transportation ... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: 559
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 07, 2008


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By: Steve Glischinski

Added: Sep 10, 2008

Views: 3,797
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Photo ID: 250282

SOO GP9 559 poses at the beautifully restored former SOO Line Dresser depot with a consist typical of a mixed train of the 50's before heading west to continue the charter.

Railroad: Osceola & St Croix Valley
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: SOO 559
Train ID: SRG Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 07, 2008


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By: Mark R. Lynn

Added: Sep 09, 2008

Views: 3,459
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Photo ID: 250280

Photo Charter participant Harold Edmonson poses as the operator inside the restored Dresser Depot as the regular Sunday tourist train prepares to swap ends and return to Osceola. The charter was ... (more)

Railroad: Osceola & St Croix Valley
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Dresser, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: BN 6234
Train ID: SRG Photo Charter
Photo Date: September 07, 2008


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By: Mark R. Lynn

Added: Sep 09, 2008

Views: 2,824
Comments: 0

Favorited: 5
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