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9/19/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:John Radimecky
Dates:8/4/2007 - 8/4/2007
Album Info:a documentary walk south along the old Soo from approximately Soo Jct. with the old NP to end of track (in 2007 that's just geographically west of BNSF's Mississippi St. crossovers).
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old Soo main
Title:  old Soo main
Description:  looking north from Arlington Ave. In the distance is the switch that leads to NP/BNSF's Soo Line Jct. to the right and back behind this view.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:02:46 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  John Radimecky
Categories:  Track
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old SOO main
Title:  old SOO main
Description:  looking south over Arlington Ave. These tracks cross over the BNSF/NP St. Paul subdivision further ahead and curving to the left.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:02:51 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  John Radimecky
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old industry spur, north of Soo Jct.
Title:  old industry spur, north of Soo Jct.
Description:  looking south from Arlington Ave., Soo Jct. is ahead to the left. Atop the incline to the right is the old Soo main that flies over NP/BNSF's St. Paul Subdivision.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:05:01 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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old Soo main
Title:  old Soo main
Description:  looking southeast at the Soo/CP bridge over the NP/BNSF St. Paul sub.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:02:54 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  John Radimecky
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Soo bridge over NP
Title:  Soo bridge over NP
Description:  looking southeast
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:02:58 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  John Radimecky
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Soo bridge over NP
Title:  Soo bridge over NP
Description:  different view of bridge detail, looking southeast
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:03:12 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  John Radimecky
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Soo Jct. at the NP Saint Paul Subdivision
Title:  Soo Jct. at the NP Saint Paul Subdivision
Description:  looking south-southeast
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:03:01 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  John Radimecky
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Soo Jct/Soo Line Jct.
Title:  Soo Jct/Soo Line Jct.
Description:  looking east
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:03:05 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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Soo Jct/Soo Line Jct.
Title:  Soo Jct/Soo Line Jct.
Description:  looking east. Note track remnants on left that used to connect the NP Saint Paul Sub to an industry.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:03:08 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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looking down on NP Saint Paul Subdivision
Title:  looking down on NP Saint Paul Subdivision
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:05:04 AM
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Soo bridge over NP
Title:  Soo bridge over NP
Description:  looking northwest, NP/BNSF Saint Paul sub is below. Barely visible at right is the connection to Soo Line Jct. below.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:03:25 AM
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Soo bridge over NP
Title:  Soo bridge over NP
Description:  looking northwest
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:03:22 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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Soo bridge over NP
Title:  Soo bridge over NP
Description:  looking northwest
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:03:19 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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Industry served by Soo/CP just south of NP St. Paul Sub.
Title:  Industry served by Soo/CP just south of NP St. Paul Sub.
Description:  looking south-southeast. Main was left track, industries to the right. Now the old main is more of a storage spur for a few hundred yards before weeds and trees take over.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:03:15 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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old Soo main under Jackson St.
Title:  old Soo main under Jackson St.
Description:  looking northwest, under Jackson St.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:03:29 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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end of usable old Soo track in 2007
Title:  end of usable old Soo track in 2007
Description:  looking SSE from under Jackson St.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:03:33 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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end of usable old Soo track in 2007
Title:  end of usable old Soo track in 2007
Description:  looking NNW at Jackson St.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:03:36 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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a look back from under Maryland Ave.
Title:  a look back from under Maryland Ave.
Description:  looking NNW
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:03:40 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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Old Soo main under Maryland Ave
Title:  Old Soo main under Maryland Ave
Description:  looking SSE
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:03:43 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  John Radimecky
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remnants among the trees and brush east of the old Soo
Title:  remnants among the trees and brush east of the old Soo
Description:  this spot is a little south of Maryland Ave. on the east side of the tracks/ROW. Looking roughly East.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:03:50 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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remnants among the trees and brush east of the old Soo
Title:  remnants among the trees and brush east of the old Soo
Description:  same spot as previous shot but maybe looking north? (location just south of Maryland Ave.)
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:03:54 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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northern end of an old yard?
Title:  northern end of an old yard?
Description:  Looking WNW, old Soo main still visible in the grass along with remnants of switches and other track work and un/loading of days past.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:03:58 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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old Soo main off to the right
Title:  old Soo main off to the right
Description:  looking south now, the track takes a slight curve from it's previous SSE direction. Track is there in the tall grass to the right. The vehicle tracks visible in the middle of the frame may have been another track at one time? If so, it has a lower and rougher grade. Further east there clearly were at least 2 more tracks at one time along side the main.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:04:01 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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only the frog remains
Title:  only the frog remains
Description:  looking pretty much south. This frog and the longer ties are the only sure evidence remaining of a switch and siding or yard track at this spot.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:04:04 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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there used to be a track to the west
Title:  there used to be a track to the west
Description:  the location is probably even with E. Jessamine Ave or E Magnolia Ave. looking south
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:04:08 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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some kind of transload facility?
Title:  some kind of transload facility?
Description:  There are a couple of these in a row. The hole seemed to go to a shallow pit with openings on either side. I wonder if grain was funneled into the pit and extracted by conveyor belt or auger to trucks? I definitely welcome comments on this.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:04:12 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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some kind of transload facility?
Title:  some kind of transload facility?
Description:  another view looking roughly NNW. Tracks used to go from upper-right to lower-left in the frame.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:04:15 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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and all points in-between
Title:  and all points in-between
Description:  obviously this hasn't been used in a long time. The track to the right goes literally into trees and the switch is lined for neither route, resting somewhere in-between.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:04:22 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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long-forgotten siding and switch to a second siding
Title:  long-forgotten siding and switch to a second siding
Description:  the near siding (foreground) is almost completely buried by leaves and soil. The second siding or holding track is there but one must dig a bit to find it. If not for the switch stand I probably would have never known to look for that extra track. This view is west of the main and looking roughly west, location is roughly even with Jenks Ave.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:04:26 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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old switch stand
Title:  old switch stand
Description:  same as last shot but framed to show switch point
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:04:30 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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none shall pass
Title:  none shall pass
Description:  If you can make it through the trees, the derail's gonna getcha. Derail is only on the main track, barely visible at left. View is looking south between main track and first siding from the switch point leading to the second siding/track. Main is at left, second siding veers right but doesn't go very far. All but main track stop before the fence on an industry ahead (I think it's Tilsner Carton, but maybe there's a printing shop there too as part of, or in cooperation with, Tilsner?)
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:04:34 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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end of actual old Soo track in 2007
Title:  end of actual old Soo track in 2007
Description:  same as last shot with wider view and no flash
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:04:38 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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end of actual old Soo track in 2007
Title:  end of actual old Soo track in 2007
Description:  same wide shot with flash to help illuminate under heavy foliage on a drizzling rain day. I'm pretty glad to be done by this point because it's cold and wet now.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:04:41 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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derail on main ahead of earthen berm
Title:  derail on main ahead of earthen berm
Description:  looking south towards Tilsner Carton
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:04:45 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  John Radimecky
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the end is neigh!
Title:  the end is neigh!
Description:  continuing south of the derail and earthen berm one meets the fence of Tilsner Carton
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:04:49 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
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different daylight, same shot
Title:  different daylight, same shot
Description:  better exposure to see Tilsner Carton but now the ground is dark
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:04:53 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  John Radimecky
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The End
Title:  The End
Description:  last shot of the series showing the last remaining track that served this industry. Track continues visible in the pavement right up to the large door at the left edge of the building.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 1/10/2012 1:04:57 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  John Radimecky
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