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Dashing thru the Snow!
My favorite winter shots of my favorite railroad in Upper Michigan.
Photo Album By: Chuck Schwesinger
 
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Photo ID: 460870

By 1982 the Soo F-unit fleet was gone except for a handful of snowplow service units. The Milwaukee Road purchase and its corresponding motive power chaos was in the future and things seemed to be... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Garnet, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 755
Train ID: Soo 909
Photo Date: December 11, 1982


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Added: Dec 02, 2013

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Photo ID: 460768

I was fortunate enough to have a couple parents who sometimes questioned the cost factor of my railfan adventures but generally were good sports about the whole thing. When I was off to work eithe... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Trout Lake, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6523
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 01, 1980


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Added: Dec 02, 2013

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Photo ID: 460532

Before trains 909/910 were extended from Gladstone-Sault Ste. Marie the Soo ran a local six days a week to handle the business that trains 911/912 didn't stop for. Most of the time it was a single... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Trout Lake, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 2203A
Train ID: Soo Ex 2203A West
Photo Date: November 23, 1978


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Added: Nov 30, 2013

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Photo ID: 460476

On a frigid March morning train 911 is Chicago bound at Gilchrist with 76 cars powered by 2203A,747 and 213A. Thirteen days to the first day of "spring" and nothing could have seemed farther away ... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Gilchrist, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 2203A
Train ID: Soo 911
Photo Date: March 07, 1979


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Added: Nov 30, 2013

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Photo ID: 460286

Soo 6600,776,551 wander westbound through a little fresh snow with a 59 car train 911 two miles west of Trout Lake. The 6600 would be destroyed in a catastrophic head on collision in the summer of... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Trout Lake, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 6600
Train ID: Soo 911
Photo Date: March 12, 1980


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Added: Nov 28, 2013

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Photo ID: 425861

An A-B-A set of Soo F's roll train 911 west at Garnet with 76 cars. FP7 2501A leads 503C and 212A on this cold morning. Sets like this were so common between Gladstone and Sault Ste. Marie in the ... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Garnet, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 2501A
Train ID: Soo 911
Photo Date: February 09, 1978


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Added: Feb 20, 2013

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Photo ID: 425357

Soo train 11 with 4230 and ex KCS 626 are nearing Trout Lake with 43 cars. The 4230 was renumbered away from the Soo 550 series to avoid conflicts with Ex Milwaukee SD10 rebuilds, most of which we... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Trout Lake, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 4230
Train ID: Soo 11
Photo Date: April 02, 1987


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Added: Feb 17, 2013

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Photo ID: 420932

Soo 747, MNS 41 and Soo 550 wander through some April snow at Gilchrist on a short train 909. Ahead lay meets with trains 910 at Swift and 912 at Isabella plus pick-ups at Gulliver, Manistique and... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Gilchrist, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 747
Train ID: Soo 909
Photo Date: April 11, 1985


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Added: Jan 11, 2013

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Photo ID: 420347

Soo 755 and 4411 on train 909 pass through Gilchrist with 75 cars. December is normally a very cloudy month in Upper Michigan and when you add in the fact that it gets down to less than nine hours... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Gilchrist, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 755
Train ID: Soo 909
Photo Date: December 11, 1982


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Added: Jan 06, 2013

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Photo ID: 390962

By the winter of 1987 getting many photos of Soo trains in Upper Michigan had become difficult. The few trains that still operated after the rerouting of the COFC traffic onto CSX rails from Detro... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Trout Lake, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 4451
Train ID: Soo X-4451 West
Photo Date: January 26, 1987


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Added: Feb 29, 2012

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Photo ID: 387061

There is not much daylight in Michigan's Upper Peninsula from mid November to mid January, The sun settles low to the south and shadows are really long, if you can find a sunny day. Things were ju... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Trout Lake, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 744
Train ID: Soo 909
Photo Date: January 17, 1984


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Added: Jan 17, 2012

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Photo ID: 385710

Late running train 911, after being stuck with local work at Trout Lake and heading for a meet with a tardy eastbound extra at Gilchrist makes short work of the snow and cold as it rips through Ga... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Garnet, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 6609
Train ID: Soo 911
Photo Date: February 12, 1981


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Added: Jan 02, 2012

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Photo ID: 364530

A late evening train 912 powered by a pair of SD40's, 749 and 744 sift through fresh powder and a snow squall as they hurry east.

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Trout Lake, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 749
Train ID: Soo 912
Photo Date: March 08, 1986


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Added: May 29, 2011

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Photo ID: 363364

By the early to mid 80's the Soo's GP30 fleet was getting a little ragged. The Alco type B trucks that had come from the FA fleet were reportedly a pain to work on and as the economy went through ... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Trout Lake, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 704
Train ID: Soo 910
Photo Date: March 17, 1985


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Added: May 14, 2011

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Photo ID: 362289

Soo 4402,555 work out of the west end of the Gilchrist siding and over County Road H40. After getting back on the main the rear end crew will realign the switch for the main and this job will be o... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Gilchrist, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Soo 4402
Train ID: Soo 909
Photo Date: February 10, 1983


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Added: May 03, 2011

Views: 2,791
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