The HeartlandRails.com post from Viewliner Limited contributor Ray Peacock will be a regular feature on Sunday's and will showcase Ray's great railroad photography. (To visit Heartland Rails just click on the banner)
************************The Soo Line Railroad is the primary United States railroad subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway, controlled through the Soo Line Corporation, and one of seven U.S. Class I railroads. It is named for the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad, which was commonly known as the Soo Line after the phonetic spelling of Sault.
Soo Line Steam 2-8-2 ~ Milton, Wisconsin, December 06, 2008 ~ The WSOR Santa Train led by Soo Line 1003 and featuring a specially painted boxcar returns to Janesville after display in Edgerton, Wisconsin.
Soo Line Steam 2-8-2 ~ Edgerton, Wisconsin, December 06, 2008 ~ The sky opens up for a brief minute and illuminates the WSOR Santa Train, backing up for a dramatic runby past the spectators and families waiting by the depot as it leaves town.
Soo Line Steam 2-8-2 ~ Whitewater, Wisconsin, December 11, 2008 ~ Soo 1003 steams into Whitewater.
Soo Line Steam 2-8-2 ~ Whitewater, Wisconsin, December 11, 2008 ~ The Soo Line 1003 is in charge of the mainline. She'll earn her keep today, spending a few hours posing in a production set in the 20's, to be filmed at the depot a couple miles ahead. She'll boil about 1,000 gallons of water away per hour keeping the steam pressure up at the depot and will need to re-top the jug down the line at Palmyra late afternoon when she gets rolling again.
Soo Line Steam 2-8-2 ~ Whitewater, Wisconsin, December 11, 2008 ~ Steam and snow, what a combination. The Soo 1003 enters Whitewater and will momentarily pull into the depot to pose in a film production.
Soo Line Steam 2-8-2 ~ Whitewater, Wisconsin, December 11, 2008 ~ Pulling in to the depot in a throwback scene.