Saturday, July 7, 2012

NTW Yard 7-7-12

I do love stopping by Northtown Yard (NTW) which lies partially in Minneapolis and partially in Fridley, MN. Even on a Saturday afternoon there was so much going on...
Some runthrough NS power (C40-9W  9039) on a WB manifest.
 Hump power, this is my favorite sett, two SD40-2s and BNSF TEBC6 #258.
 A little graffiti on a BNSF Dash 9 5278 getting hostled around.
 Dash 9's, a snowdozer (BNSF 972500), a rotary plow (BNSF 972551), the reamin of the Fridley wreck (BNSF 4663).
 BNSF GP38 2218 getting some front end work. Notice the new plate steel, lack of handrails and a missing numberboard. I wonder what she hit.


  1. I was looking at Google Maps trying to figure out where you were shooting from. Were those shots taken off University Avenue?

  2. We are fortunate to have two bridges over the yard. The NS shot was taken from the St.Anthony bridge looking South and the rest were taken from the County Hwy 2 bridge that goes right over the edge of the engine shops and has a great view North.