DSS&A RS-1 101 is pulling a mixed train east of Ashland on a cold and foggy September morning in 1961 in a photo taken with my father’s big Speed Graphic. The crew was complaining about how dr... (more)
DSS&A RS-1 No. 101 idles at Tom’s Logging Camp during Railfan Weekend 2009. The unit was restored by the Soo Line Historical & Technical Society and was making its maiden voyage over the North Sh... (more)
RS-1 101 chugs back towards Duluth near the end of Railfan Weekend 2009. THANKS to Steve Glischinski and everyone at the LSRM and SOO H&T Society for making this happen!
In a scene that could be Michigan in the 1950s, DSS&A RS-1 No. 101 rolls across the Little Sucker as the fog rolls in off of Lake Superior. An HDR composite of five images.
DSS&A 101 poses for photos on the French River Bridge, one of the scenic highlights of the North Shore Scenic Railroad.
DSS&A 101 does what God and Alco intended at Palmers, Minnesota. This was the first road test for the restored unit, which is owned by the Soo Line Historical & Technical Society. The photo char... (more)
DSS&A 101 smokes it up at the Duluth depot the evening before a photo charter up the North Shore. This unit is owned by the Soo Line Historical & Technical Society and has been restored by its me... (more)
The classic logo of the DSS&A returns in full glory on the cab of restored RS-1 101. Engineer Dan Mackey directs his switchman while shuffling engines at the museum in Duluth.
A display of locomotives that represent different railroading eras in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. DSS&A 101, Soo FP7A 2500A, Soo GP30 700, WC SD45 7495 and Copper Range Baldwin S-12 No. 200.... (more)
While all the other railfan were settling for posed shots, I did the exact opposite and went for the off the beaten path shot, so to speak. I was the only one here when the DSS&A #101 crept throug... (more)
While all the other railfan were settling for posed shots, I did the exact opposite and went for the off the beaten path shot, so to speak. RP contributor Dan Mackey throttles up to deliver railfa... (more)
Heading home after a successful railfan weekend the engineer pour on the coals and produces some trademark Alco smoke as they roll by with a mixed train.
Crossing the French River along the shore of Lake Superior. The 1948-built ore cars trailing the RS-1 are actually in service and borrowed from CN for the weekend!
Duluth South Shore and Atlantic RS-1 built in 1945 rebuilt in 65 on her maiden voyage after having been restored to life.
Back to the 1950s.