A hunter's quiet retreat is interrupted by the rumble of a passing Soo Line mixed train over the St. Croix River, luckily, the engineer was a friend of the hunter and they exchanged waves.
In r... (more)
"Soo Line 559" (Rock Island 1223) is under the watchful eye of the railroad superintendent at the Dresser, WI depot.
GP7 559 hasn't been operational since 2014, so it's return was don... (more)
"Soo Line" 559 poses at Union Depot while on display for the 2018 edition of 'Train Day.' The ex-Rock Island GP7 has been out of service for four years undergoing engine rehabilitation a... (more)
Mail call! Soo (MNTX) 559 is getting ready to make a mail call at the museum in Osceola, WI in August of 2002.
Soo 559 stops in Maple Island and poses for the camera.
Soo 559 runs through a driving rain at Copas, on the old Soo Line main to Superior, Wisconsin. The nicely ballasted right-of-way makes this look like a real in-service Soo shot than a photo char... (more)
SOO GP9 559 poses at the beautifully restored former SOO Line Dresser depot with a consist typical of a mixed train of the 50's before heading west to continue the charter.
SOO GP9 559 pauses at Marine Siding. Dodging thundershowers for a good part of the day tried the patience of both crew and photographers, but the many waits for sucker holes were worth the result... (more)
Soo 559 rolls through beautiful William O'Brien State Park during a brief thunderstorm near Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota.
Soo 559 and BN 6234 pose for night shots in the Osceola yard. Lighting by Steve Glischinski with #5 blue flashbulbs.
1/15th pan shot of Soo 559 hauling a photo freight at Maple Island, Minnesota, on the Osceola & St. Croix Valley.
Soo 559 hauls a photo freight on the ex-Soo Line main near Withrow. Note the correct Soo-style numberboards - they were made by Steve Glischinski just for this trip.
Soo 559 sits along side BN 6234 at the Osceola & St Croix Valley Railway yard.
Soo 559 passes over the St. Croix river crossing from Minnesota to Wisconsin during a photo charter organized by Steve Glischinski.
1/6th pan shot of Soo Line 559 on the CN Dresser Line between Osceola and Dresser, on the former Soo Line.