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Blue and Yellow Duluth Transfers

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The past couple of weeks, the Duluth Transfer power has often been a matched set of patched Santa Fe Geeps. With these matched Geeps whenever I have heard the Duluth Transfer I have tried to get a shot of the pair of blue and yellows.

This afternoon, I heard the DT leaving Superior with 117 cars for Duluth so I set up by Winter Street as they curve west out of the yard. There was an elevator job waiting to get in after the Transfer. Since it had cool power I tried to work it in the shot. The swoosh deuce has been seen in town working this week.

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From here just a bit west to get the DT heading west for the bridge and Minnesota.

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I could not get another shot of the 6821, so I will look for it another time.

Last week, I did catch the 2218/2792 pair a couple of more times.

Here they are crossing the Bay with 71 cars for Duluth.

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And a couple of Saturdays ago I was crossing the Bay coming back from Two Harbors when the pair was heading to Superior from Duluth. A lucky break and there was absolutely NO traffic anywhere on 21 St. this morning so I took a shot from the comfort of my car which isn't always possible.

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There are a couple of more blue and yellow Geeps floating around town right now, but this is the only matched pair.

Kevin Madsen
Superior, WI