Crew members prepare the SOO 1003 for the return trip home to Hartford, WI.
The 1003 Santa Train had it's WSOR pilot die on their hours and so the train had to sit and wait in Random Lake for a recrew from Milwaukee. Instead of making Plymouth at 4pm like they had planed,... (more)
SOO 1003 southbound to Milwaukee with the Santa Train before swinging north on the Plymouth Sub to head for Plymouth.
SOO 1003 awaits a front end loader to load coal before heading for Plymouth, WI with the Santa Train.
The massive ALCO 2-8-2 steam locomotive leaves the local children in owe as it pulls the Santa special through town.
The Iron Horse makes it's way through another rural town on it's voyage back home.
SOO Line 1003, an ALCO 2-8-2 Steam Locomotive, makes it's way past a CN no trespassing sign. This line was originally built by the Milwaukee Road.
Nothing like Steam and Snow.
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SOO Line number 1003 pulls away from Adell, WI after a quick crew change.
After a quick crew change, the new crew of the WSOR Santa Special gives the locals a little show before leaving town.
A snowy day helped add to the excitement and composition of WSOR's Santa Special which was led by SOO Line number 1003
This ALCO 2-8-2 steam locomotivewhich was built as SOO LINE 1003 returns to an ex Milwaukee Road Line to run a Wisconsin and Southern Santa train special.
The annual WSOR-sponsored Santa Train strides south towards Waupan under dense skies.
The Reindeer are resting for the big night so Santa simply borrowed SOO #1003 for his train. By the looks of the clouds you could expect some snow, no such luck.
The WSOR, 1003 Operations and other participating sponsors hosted a Santa train on November 10th. the train ran from Ripon, WI. to Hartford, WI. Santa greeted passengers at Ripon and Hartford.