The SOO Duo: After a night of severe weather, the two SOO GP38's stand ready to depart with H20 at Oakland. Lighting is being provided by a very late 199, coming in for a crew change. Taken... (more)
Red, White, and SOO: On a beautiful Fourth of July morning, SOO 4410 and sister SOO 4411 highball Winona already short on time. Getting two SOO units on a train is becoming super rare. It l... (more)
Red, White, and SOO: The SOO Duo pulls into the DME connection at Goodview to make a pickup and setout on the "Carlson Pass." It was a nice morning, but I think the crew would hav... (more)
Red, White, and SOO: Short on time, and work to do in Winona, H20 screams East along US HWY 61. No rest for the weary on July 4th! Taken while off duty, wearing full PPE.
Red, White, and SOO: After waiting for the track block to be lifted, the crew wastes no time getting the train moving towards Winona. No rest for the weary on July 4th! Taken while off duty... (more)
Get 'Em While You Can!: With CP beginning to rebuild and repaint many of the older units again, the original SOO units may disappear quickly. H20 has been running with a matched pair of red... (more)
Back Again:After making a round trip on the river wayfreight, SOO 6053 makes a quick stop at the service island. After being serviced, she'll go right back out on H20. Taken while off duty,... (more)
Colorful Visitor:After handing off the train to a TCWR crew at St. Paul, this empty ethanol train heads west to be loaded somewhere on TCWR property. Taken while off duty, wearing full PPE.
"Cottonwood Falling Like Snow in July": A little surprise on 681 today, the Reading unit shows up on the point, a nice change of pace. The wind is whipping up the Cottonwood today... (more)
Colorful Visitor: A little surprise on 681 today, the Reading unit shows up on the point, a nice change of pace. This train goes to the TCWR at St. Paul. Taken while off duty, wearing full ... (more)
Tip Top Shape: A line of big GE's (or "Beavers" as they're known to many CP crews) sit ready to go on 7 track at the St. Paul Roundhouse. Also getting some attention is a GP20-ECO... (more)
Getting Some Attention: After spending the day at the roundhouse, SOO 6053 gets some attention at the service island with some stable mates. Later tonight she will go out on H20, headed for... (more)
Start the Morning Off Right: As the day starts, the extra rock train heads east towards Dresser following the passenger special. Looks like the track inspector has parked his Suburban here ... (more)
Block Operator: Another piece of railroading lost to time is the station agent, or in this case, the block operator. Where train orders were in effect, the block operator would relay instru... (more)