SOO 1003 exits the Metra Fox Lake Sub and begins its trip down the CP C&M Sub to Chicago. In the process, it passes the famed Rondout Tower.
SOO 1003 smokes it up through the small town of Avalon as it makes its way to Chicago for a charity event.
SOO 1003 heads east crossing the Rock river on WSOR to Chicago for Metra/Shriners special events.
SOO 1003 heads east on WSOR to Chicago for Metra/Shriners special events.
After refilling with coal, Soo Line 1003 departs Burnett,WI and heads home for Horicon,WI
Homeward bound. SOO 1003 heads east on the WSOR toward her home in Hartford, Wisconsin, hauling just her tool car, which is cleverly disguised as a Milwaukee Road Reefer, and a SOO Line Cab... (more)
Dark-Side reflection at Beaver Dam. The dark side of the beaver pond at the west end of Beaver Dam Country Club offers the best reflection shot on the WSOR, with SOO 1003 throwing really ni... (more)
Switching Moves at Randolph. With just a reefer and caboose in tow, the big Mikado, SOO 1003 moves east toward a switch that will give her access to a long string of sand hoppers on the adj... (more)
Sunset at Fox Lake. Just a minute or two of daylight remains as a local SOO Line Freight runs eastbound across the causeway just south of Fox Lake, Wisconsin. The power this evening is the... (more)
Entering Burnett. Just a few miles north of Horicon, Wisconsin, lies the tiny hamlet of Burnett, which is home to a few hundred people and the Peachy Brothers Grain Elevator complex that cl... (more)
Crossing the Rubicon. Not the river, but a little town in Central Wisconsin. With morning clouds breaking, SOO 1003 races eastbound through little Rubicon, WI with a local freight, on her ... (more)
Waiting on the brake test. SOO 1003's Engineer looks back for a visual confirmation of a successful brake test from his Trainman as the crew assembles a freight in the yard just west of dow... (more)
SOO 1003 leads the Santa Train east into Hartford.
SOO 1003 backs the Santa Train west near the small town of Rubicon.
SOO 1003 backs the Santa Train out of Hartford on its reverse move to Woodland.