Scenes of Winter

Minnesota and Other areas

Winter scenes lend a special effect.   The pictures were taken both in Minnesota as well as some railroad pictures in Illinois and Wisconsin.  As more pictures are taken in Minnesota the page will expand accordingly

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A surprise 13 inch very wet snow storm hit the Chicago area on 2 April 1975.  The following morning the westbound Chicago to Minneapolis Hiawatha came through Deerfield, Illinois complete with an ex-Wabash dome lounge observation car partly covered with the snow blowing


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The front view of the same train lead by unit 575 speeding by the Deerfield, Illinois station.  Notice the snow.

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Former Great Northern observation car brings up the rear of the westbound Hiawatha at Wauautosa, Wisconsin on a cold December, 1974 day.

On a cold winter day in January, 1973 the eastbound Abe Lincoln with former Kansas City Zephyr dome observation enters Chicago Union Station.

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Three BN E units sit in an otherwise empty 14th Street Yard in Chicago.  January, 1972

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The City of San Francisco is just west of Reno heading towards the Sierras and a lot more snow in this April, 1970 shot.

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Because of a derailment between A-20 and A-5 towers the eastbound Turbo is approaching the cutoff to use the CNW tracks to Bensenville.

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Train orders being handed up to that same Turbo to allow it to use the CNW tracks at Shermer

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After getting the orders the rear of the Turbo is seen heading up the cutoff to join the CNW rails.
The east and westbound Turbos prepare to pass each other at the former Lake Forest station on a cold winter day.

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The same eastbound Turbo at Lake Forest, Illinois.  Notice the snow kicked up by the westbound that is blocked by the eastbound train.   

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Yet another chance to see the westbound Abe Lincoln passing the station at Golf, Illinois, just south of Glenview with a Milwaukee Road E Unit still in its original colors.

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The westbound evening Turbo departs from the Glenview station in this night exposure in 1980.

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The eastbound Morning Hiawatha speeds by Tower A-20 in this 1969 winter shot.  By this time the tower had been converted to electric switches instead of the Armstrong system.

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The dull black paint scheme of the Penn Central E-7 units contrast with the snow at the south throat of Chicago's  Union Station.  Feb. 72. 

winter scene at a park and lagoon in Columbia Heights, Minnesota.

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A winter scene on a lake in Minnetonka.  See the same lake in the fall picture page.

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A partly hidden view of the same lake off Shady Oak Drive in Minnetonka taken 24 December, 2005

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Winter path at the park by Shady Oak Road in Minnetonka after some snow.

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There won't be anyone using that picnic table today!  Same park by Shady Oak in Minnetonka.

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A nice rolling hill for sledding at the same park.  December, 2005
A small footbridge over part of a lake near Silver Lake Road in December, 2005.

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An almost bleak winter scene at Silver Lake near Brighton Park, Minnesota.  December, 2005

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Two majestic covered pine trees at Silver Lake Park after a snow storm in December, 2005.

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Another view of the pond in Columbia Heights near 42nd and Fillmore.  December, 2005

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The west side of the same pond.  Compare with a similar picture taken during the Fall Colors.

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A path running along the pond near 42nd and Fillmore in Columbia Heights.  December, 2005.

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