SOO 4447 switches Jones Island in Milwaukee, WI in April of 1997. In the foreground is the cement boat J.A.W. Iglehart. Built in 1936 as the ocean going tanker Pan-Amoco, it was rebuilt in 1965 as... (more)
We've just put our power away at the Muskego Yard service facility. This was all that was left to service locomotives at Milwaukee since the Milwaukee diesel house was shut down. None of the Milwa... (more)
Other then the locomotives the Soo facilities at the Point were right out of the late 1800's. I don't remember why I was there but it always was a pleasure to see the old SOO.
The SOO was here for five years now the CP is the new owner for the last year. At the time it was hard to believe the Milwaukee was gone for six years already....now its 22 years later. Where has ... (more)
Two classic SOO motors switch out the various industries in the Camden district.
A very neat leader, in the form of a SOO Line GP38-2, leads this southbound manifest through Nerska Junction, on the BRC Mainline. Following the SOO is a CP SD40-2 and a CN SD75I.
G45 waits at 63rd Street for permission into Clearing Yard.
CP's Ford Hauler emerges near the top of the hill as they work to the plant. To give a sense of the hill, the train use to be level with the rail cars in the yard to the right.
Crossing St Louis Bay with a train from Duluth.
Roadswitcher from St. Paul, MN - La Crosse, WI heads east towards La Crosse after finishing its work in Winona, MN. (Canon EOS20D, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM)
Although this locomotive facility is long gone, the Franklin Park/Bensenville CP Yard still features Soo Line painted power in 2006.
CP's Winona yardjob switches a customer on former Burlington Northern track on Winona's east side.
CP Winona, MN job heads west from La Crosse, WI with light power. These engines will return with loads and empties from Winona later in the evening.