Soo 800 at Stevens Point. The Soo had parked most if not all of the ten U-boats as the economy underwent a slow period in 1975. The units had become kind of beat up looking since delivery in 1968 ... (more)
Only three of the 700 series ex Soo GP-30's ever received a full WC paint job. The Alco type B trucks and some issues with crispy electrical cabinets doomed them to be some of the first power WC d... (more)
This clean SW1200 was working Gladstone Yard in the Fall of 1985. Most Soo SW's came without MU hook-ups so they ended up being hauled from yard to yard behind the road power on freights. No doubt... (more)
The two LS&I U25C's arrived in this rather striking scheme(at least compared to the solid chocolate scheme)and for the most part they worked as a team early on in there careers. Here is 2500 leadi... (more)
WC 7511 and 2061 pass through a Chilly Trout Lake on an sunny early January afternoon with the Tilden empties.
By 2008 most of the remaining U-boats still roaming the LS&I had began to look pretty tired. This shot of 3008 leading a similarly faded sister with 60 loads on the 7 yard at Empire Junction typif... (more)
CNW commuter job with 5025A at Waukegan, photo was either bought or traded for years ago and has been in my collection. No photographer listed on slide.
When the WC bought Ex VIA FP9's for passenger service on the former ACR four F9B units were also puchased. From my understanding the B's were for spare parts. Two of the B's were stripped of parts... (more)
AC 1753,WC 6590, WC 6619 drop downgrade at East Kinross with the combined Ladysmith/Tilden ore loads. The gondolas up front are out of Ladysmith and the Ex ACR ore cars on the rear are loaded with... (more)
SORE-3 slows for a meet just ahead at Little Lake. Power is 6507 and 6656 on this bright February afternoon.
BN 1980 arrives at North LaCrosse with a westbound local as it passes Grand Crossing tower and the Milwaukee Road diamonds.
BN 1980 departs North LaCrosse with a eastbound local.
An ex GN U25B rests in company of a Q sister at St. Paul in this slide from my collection. No photographer information on slide.
In the last summer of Soo Line operations in Upper Michigan a Milwaukee SD leads a former Milwaukee SW now in fresh Soo Line Red/Off White/Black west on train 12 with 47 cars at Caffey.
The Soo Line F-unit fleet was almost decimated by the time I managed this evening shot of 214A. I figured it was probably my last Soo F shot and I was right..at least as far as being in regular s... (more)