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Griswold's Last Stand; Minneapolis, MN | by Ottergoose
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Griswold's Last Stand; Minneapolis, MN

With word this week that all four pairs of Hibbing's Griswolds have been neutered of their rotating stop sign banners, I believe the pair here, at 22nd Ave NE in Minneapolis, could very well be the last pair with operable signs on the planet (or at least, Minnesota - ottergoose.net/railfan/remaining-minnesota-griswold-signals/).

 

Edit: The stop signs were no longer in place on November 1, 2016.

 

These have been on my hit-list for a long time, finally put in the time today to get them - I was hoping for prompt passage between 8:00 and 8:15 AM (as I've read in a few other places), but, these guys didn't show up until about 10:45 this morning.

 

BNSF serves two customers beyond these signals, the larger of the two, Lafarge, is a cement plant that sees traffic most weekdays. The trackwork at the end of the spur prevents running around for the return trip, so an ex-BN caboose is used as a shoving platform.

 

BNSF 2715, built for BN in 1981, is an EMD GP39-2.

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Taken on October 21, 2016