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Minnesota Northern Railroad

This line runs in northern Minnesota with leased ILS power (they also co-own the line). The units wear ILS maroon and gold with MNN lettering. More details soon!



GP5 1360 leads two more GP units at Thief River Falls, MN. 1-24-04

Lewis Abledinger photo



This very rare Belt Railway of Chicago cow-calf set #910-911 works now for the Minnesota Northern. Seen Oct 04 by Christopher Muller in Crookston



MNN 1383-1381-1389 towing a grain train. Seen Oct 04 by Christopher Muller in Erksine



Fresh paint on caboose 019 - a rare sight for any caboose to be in fresh paint these days. Seen Oct 04 by Christopher Muller in Crookston



How to fight snow - scare it off! The shop crews had some fun with MNN plow 50994. Seen Oct 04 by Christopher Muller in Crookston



MNN GP9 302 working on their other road on the other side of the state. It was seen in Hinckley on the St Croix Valley on Oct 18 2000 by Bob Hart



MNN - ILSX SW1 904 was seen in Hinckley on the St Croix Valley on Oct 18 2000 by Bob Hart . Today it works for Peavey-Malt One in Northeast Mpls



MNN 908 - a BRC SW1200 seen in Hinckley on the St Croix Valley on Oct 18 2000 by Bob Hart

MNN 901 seen here in Feb. 2006 - it has the state hockey champs from along the line painted on the cab with a Gopher playing hockey... Louis Becker photo.



Two GP35s #1386-7 in full ILS colors lead a MNN train -Craig Nelson photo



Close up of ILSX GP35 #1386 - currently lettered Independent Locomotive Leasing... Craig Nelson photo



And of GP35 #1387- Craig Nelson photo



A road train lead by GP9 #1380, GP9 #1383, GP38 #1386-7. Craig Nelson photo



GP9 1383 - click here for photos before it got it's new look...Craig Nelson photo



And talk about service! They'll fill you up on the road out in northern Minnesota...Craig Nelson photo

Stored NW2 1019 at Strata near Tilden Junction - Brian Barthel photo [2005].  Today it works on the Dakota Northern in eastern North Dakota



Rail America days...

Before it was sold to ILS and other investors MNN was owned by Rail America. MNN 1471 still toils on - today for Michigan's Huron and Eastern. Seen here with a HESR GP38 it is currently [Fall 04] teamed up with a former Central Michigan U23B. Meanwhile 1483 is still in MN - today it serves for OTVR

David Cenci photo



And 1483 - now working on OTVR. Agency Press Photography Fargo

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