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Code Blue Sunday

As is so typical in January, a weather system deposited a nice layer of new powder in the area Saturday night and then my best winter friend, Canadian High Pressure, swept away the clouds and snow and delivered a serious case of code blue Sunday. Sure, it was barely above zero with a wind chill approaching -25F, but heck, if you live in Minnesota you know how to dress for this. Today appears to be a repeat of yesterday.

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Morning PRS

I was able to get out briefly this morning to see what was moving. The morning PRS was pumping up air on a train of pellets in front of the Proctor yard office and I was pleased to see 909 leading (Kevin Madsen had mentioned yesterday it was in the PRS set).

I shot it first at Spirit Mountain. Sky was mostly deep blue with a few high thin clouds scattered around. Temp was -16F this morning with a dangerous wind-chill - perfect for shooting!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=265424

I then hustled down to 64th Avenue West where Mr. Madsen was already set up.

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About Me: David Schauer

[G2:1644 n=1 size=320]My passion for railroads started like most other young boys with a Lionel H.O. gauge train set at Christmas that featured a Great Northern FA diesel. Helping stoke that early interest was the fact I was born and raised in a wonderful place to see railroads at work – the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin. During my formative railfan years in the late 1970s no less than five major railroads serve the terminal plus a transfer railway in Superior that still operated with diesels painted in Great Northern colors.

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