After refilling with coal, Soo Line 1003 departs Burnett,WI and heads home for Horicon,WI
Homeward bound. SOO 1003 heads east on the WSOR toward her home in Hartford, Wisconsin, hauling just her tool car, which is cleverly disguised as a Milwaukee Road Reefer, and a SOO Line Cab... (more)
Dark-Side reflection at Beaver Dam. The dark side of the beaver pond at the west end of Beaver Dam Country Club offers the best reflection shot on the WSOR, with SOO 1003 throwing really ni... (more)
Switching Moves at Randolph. With just a reefer and caboose in tow, the big Mikado, SOO 1003 moves east toward a switch that will give her access to a long string of sand hoppers on the adj... (more)
Sunset at Fox Lake. Just a minute or two of daylight remains as a local SOO Line Freight runs eastbound across the causeway just south of Fox Lake, Wisconsin. The power this evening is the... (more)
Entering Burnett. Just a few miles north of Horicon, Wisconsin, lies the tiny hamlet of Burnett, which is home to a few hundred people and the Peachy Brothers Grain Elevator complex that cl... (more)
Crossing the Rubicon. Not the river, but a little town in Central Wisconsin. With morning clouds breaking, SOO 1003 races eastbound through little Rubicon, WI with a local freight, on her ... (more)
Waiting on the brake test. SOO 1003's Engineer looks back for a visual confirmation of a successful brake test from his Trainman as the crew assembles a freight in the yard just west of dow... (more)
SOO 1003 leads the Santa Train east into Hartford.
SOO 1003 backs the Santa Train west near the small town of Rubicon.
SOO 1003 backs the Santa Train out of Hartford on its reverse move to Woodland.
SOO 1003 storms east through the town of Woodland as it heads to Hartford with the Santa Train.
SOO 1003 smokes it up and it leads the Santa Train into downtown Hartford for display.
Picking up orders in Horicon, WI. Prior to setting out a string of sand hoppers in the Horicon Yard, the crew of SOO 1003 receives orders for her dead-head run back to quarters in Hartford,... (more)
Classics cross paths in Burnett, WI. At yard speed, SOO 1003 crosses Market St. in tiny Burnett, WI, on her southbound journey to Hartford. Greeting our classic Mike on this sunny morning ... (more)