View single post by Tileguy
 Posted: Thu Nov 14th, 2013 08:59 pm
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Joined: Tue Jan 24th, 2006
Location: Warba, Minnesota USA
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Actually BNSF still has way more ton/miles than Canadian Pacific in Minnesota, Even with their purchase of the DM&IR. BNSF hauls More Grain, More Coal and an extreme amount more of General freight and TTX....CP will never replace the DM&IR in my heart and Soul, I was BORN and Raised in PROCTOR, Home of the DM&IR and the Switching Yard was my Playground..The DM&IR had some of the Best Locomotive Mechanics in the WORLD...Even the Burlington Northerns Top Mechanics grudgingly admitted that the SD9 converion called the SDM was the Best locomotive of its time for the area and could get a heavy consist over the hump heading to allouez yard where 2 SD9's couldnt...THE CP scored huge in many ways when they purchased the DM&IR from USS...But the Local workers in Proctor wouldnt say they got the best end of the deal!L:

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