Over 10 years after the Soo purchased the Milwaukee Road the patch on the side of 2025 is starting to fade. Little did we know it then but some GP40s would unbelievably wear their patched colors i... (more)
A "Bandit" pulls out of Bensenville Yard for headroom, with a pull down job.
This made up for me missing a 498 with Soo 6060 and 6039 earlier in that day. Train 581-31 has a bandit GP40 leading on milwaukee rails.
After having a set of freshly repainted CP geeps on this job, I was extremely happy when I found out the jobs new power was a lone Bandit GP40. Here the 2057 is almost finished with the days work.... (more)
As my fingers froze, this brought me back to an era I never witnessed.
Just about time for a paint job...
Its 1991 and...
This former Milwaukee Road unit sits tied to the colorful candy apple red CP 4403 in CP's Stinson Yard in Superior, WI on a cold late December afternoon waiting for the next assignment while some ... (more)
The trailing unit has been repainted twice in the last 25 years while the 2057 still wears Milwaukee colors. The 4403 was the first unit to sport the Soo candy apple red scheme.
Only the second Bandit I have ever seen. Was hoping to catch the two paired SOO units but what I found was even better. Not only was there a Bandit and SOO Geeps, the inbound 483 had brought an SD... (more)
A "patchless" bandit works the east end of Bensenville
SOO 2057 works the east end of Bensenville Yard as the late evening summer sun shines over the yard.
Milwaukee heritage showing through at what will soon be known as Hiawatha Yard.
Beggin' for a heritage paint job, this GP40 idles with others in St. Paul.
I had a hunch that the ex-MILW bandit would be leading this train today, and was rewarded with this image as the train makes the approach to Watertown.