RailPictures.Net Photo: SOO 6620 Soo Line EMD SD40-2 at Portage, Wisconsin by Tom Farence
 
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Soo Line (more..)
EMD SD40-2 (more..)
Soo Line Portage Yard (more..)
Portage, Wisconsin, USA (more..)
1985
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SOO 6620 (more..)
Unknown
Tom Farence (more..)
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Well..the un-thinkable has happened. The Soo Line RR has purchased the once mighty 10500 mile long Milwaukee Road. All of us on the Lacrosse(Wisconsin) Division are in shock but somewhat relieved. I personally was hoping for the proposal from Japan in 1980 before LINES WEST was closed that would have completely rebuilt the RR from Tacoma to the Twin Cities and electrified same....but maybe that was only a dream as now I remember not. After LINES WEST was closed it appeared MILWAUKEE II would be left to struggle on its own in the Mid-West as a regional with the C&NW purchasing what was left but who new the bankruptcy judge would rule for the SOO who was the lower bidder. Looking back 31 years and now on the outside looking in it appears the CP runs a lean/mean operation...I guess speaking to some of their ex- employees that can be taken in two ways.Looking back I figure that being a part of the MILW/SOO/CP/IMRL/ICE/CP history was all in all my pleasure.
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