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By:Andre Wehrle
Dates:6/26/2007 - 6/26/2020
Album Info:This line branches off of the CP's main line through Wisconsin (Tomah/Watertown Subdivisions) at Portage and runs south to an interchange with the WSOR at Madison. It was one of the few Milwaukee Road lines to Madison to not go up for abandonment in the 1980s, and thus followed the natural progression MILW-SOO-CP, without being bought by the state and operated by a short line at any point. It is served by a local based out of Portage, usually M-W-F as of the late 2010s.
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SOO 4423
Title:  SOO 4423
Description:  These GP38-2s, still in Soo Line livery, are regulars on the M & P job.
Photo Date:  6/26/2007  Upload Date: 6/27/2007 2:21:46 AM
Location:  Arlington, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  SOO 4423(GP38-2)
Views:  410   Comments: 0
PBFX 646070
Title:  PBFX 646070
Description:  These tank cars will be spotted on the siding in Arlington, joining several already there.
Photo Date:  6/26/2007  Upload Date: 6/27/2007 2:29:12 AM
Location:  Arlington, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  288   Comments: 0
GLNX 24145
Title:  GLNX 24145
Description:  The conductor lines the switch to prepare for the spot.
Photo Date:  6/26/2007  Upload Date: 6/27/2007 2:32:46 AM
Location:  Arlington, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  376   Comments: 0
Cameraman
Title:  Cameraman
Description:  Yours truly rolling video on the CP M & P job as it does its switching chores in Arlington.
Photo Date:  6/26/2007  Upload Date: 6/27/2007 2:35:22 AM
Location:  Arlington, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
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Views:  354   Comments: 0
SOO 4429
Title:  SOO 4429
Description:  The crew spots the tank cars on the siding with the rest of their train on the main to the left.
Photo Date:  6/26/2007  Upload Date: 6/27/2007 1:33:26 PM
Location:  Arlington, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
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Locomotives:  SOO 4429(GP38-2) SOO 4423(GP38-2)
Views:  452   Comments: 0
SOO Geep trio spotting tank cars in the siding
Title:  SOO Geep trio spotting tank cars in the siding
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/26/2007  Upload Date: 10/24/2019 1:55:21 PM
Location:  Arlington, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  SOO 4425(GP38-2)
Views:  92   Comments: 1
SOO 4425
Title:  SOO 4425
Description:  No. 4425 poses next to the Arlington station sign as the crew finishes up spotting the cars.
Photo Date:  6/26/2007  Upload Date: 6/27/2007 1:58:38 PM
Location:  Arlington, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  SOO 4425(GP38-2)
Views:  344   Comments: 0
SOO 4429
Title:  SOO 4429
Description:  The locomotives pull across the street to switch back onto the main and couple back up to their train.
Photo Date:  6/26/2007  Upload Date: 6/27/2007 2:02:37 PM
Location:  Arlington, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  SOO 4429(GP38-2)
Views:  296   Comments: 0
SOO 4429
Title:  SOO 4429
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/26/2007  Upload Date: 6/27/2007 2:06:55 PM
Location:  Arlington, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4429(GP38-2) SOO 4423(GP38-2)
Views:  369   Comments: 0
SOO 4425
Title:  SOO 4425
Description:  The power backs up to the train.
Photo Date:  6/26/2007  Upload Date: 6/27/2007 2:10:08 PM
Location:  Arlington, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4425(GP38-2) SOO 4423(GP38-2)
Views:  387   Comments: 0
SOO Geep line-up
Title:  SOO Geep line-up
Description:  The train is now back together and the crew heads back to the lead locomotive.
Photo Date:  6/26/2007  Upload Date: 6/27/2007 2:31:05 PM
Location:  Arlington, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  SOO 4425(GP38-2) SOO 4423(GP38-2) SOO 4429(GP38-2)
Views:  685   Comments: 0
Headin' out
Title:  Headin' out
Description:  The conductor had been standing in the street directing traffic through the flashing crossing signals as the locomotives switched nearby.
Photo Date:  6/26/2007  Upload Date: 6/27/2007 2:38:13 PM
Location:  Arlington, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  SOO 4425(GP38-2)
Views:  328   Comments: 0
Climbing aboard
Title:  Climbing aboard
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/26/2007  Upload Date: 6/27/2007 2:41:37 PM
Location:  Arlington, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  SOO 4425(GP38-2)
Views:  347   Comments: 0
CP 315595
Title:  CP 315595
Description:  These pipe loads have been a common sight on the M & P train of late, as they are brought to Madison and turned over to the WSOR for distribution to points south.
Photo Date:  6/26/2007  Upload Date: 6/27/2007 2:59:33 PM
Location:  Arlington, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  326   Comments: 0
CP 521987
Title:  CP 521987
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/26/2007  Upload Date: 6/27/2007 3:08:20 PM
Location:  Arlington, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  291   Comments: 0
SOO 601044
Title:  SOO 601044
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/26/2007  Upload Date: 6/27/2007 3:12:13 PM
Location:  Arlington, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  223   Comments: 0
SOO 600658
Title:  SOO 600658
Description:  Parting shot of the train in Arlington.
Photo Date:  6/26/2007  Upload Date: 6/27/2007 3:15:39 PM
Location:  Arlington, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  280   Comments: 0
Last light on SOO 4425
Title:  Last light on SOO 4425
Description:  There isn't much in Morrisonville, Wisconsin except the Tamarack bar & grill, which the crew parked their locomotives next to and took a break for some chow.
Photo Date:  6/26/2007  Upload Date: 6/27/2007 3:56:37 PM
Location:  Morrisonville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  SOO 4425(GP38-2)
Views:  394   Comments: 0
SOO 4425 rumbles quietly in the dark
Title:  SOO 4425 rumbles quietly in the dark
Description:  As night falls, the old Soo Geeps idle and wait for their crew to return.
Photo Date:  6/26/2007  Upload Date: 6/27/2007 3:59:47 PM
Location:  Morrisonville, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  SOO 4425(GP38-2)
Views:  351   Comments: 0
SOO 4425 is a blur of light
Title:  SOO 4425 is a blur of light
Description:  After switching some industries on the north side of town, the train approaches Holum Street in DeForest in this extended-exposure shot.
Photo Date:  6/26/2007  Upload Date: 6/27/2007 4:03:51 PM
Location:  De Forest, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  SOO 4425(GP38-2)
Views:  396   Comments: 0
Flash night shot of SOO 4429 trailing on the M&P local
Title:  Flash night shot of SOO 4429 trailing on the M&P local
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/26/2007  Upload Date: 3/4/2019 10:21:50 PM
Location:  De Forest, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4429(GP38-2)
Views:  94   Comments: 0
GACX 47915
Title:  GACX 47915
Description:  South of Portage, several industrial spurs radiate off of the Madison Branch, serving among other things the Columbia Power Plant.
Photo Date:  7/5/2007  Upload Date: 7/5/2007 9:26:02 PM
Location:  Portage, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  301   Comments: 0
CEFX 95003
Title:  CEFX 95003
Description:  An unmarked flat car with an interesting-looking load sat coupled to the end of a string of covered hoppers.
Photo Date:  7/5/2007  Upload Date: 7/5/2007 9:44:06 PM
Location:  Portage, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  315   Comments: 0
AMIX 97007A and a "redecorated" NAHX 93708
Title:  AMIX 97007A and a "redecorated" NAHX 93708
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/5/2007  Upload Date: 7/5/2007 9:50:01 PM
Location:  Portage, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  441   Comments: 0
AMIX 247046 and brethren
Title:  AMIX 247046 and brethren
Description:  The string of hoppers sits with the network of power lines leading to the plant in the background.
Photo Date:  7/5/2007  Upload Date: 7/5/2007 9:53:35 PM
Location:  Portage, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  327   Comments: 0
SOO 4512 about to leave with a Madison branch ballast train
Title:  SOO 4512 about to leave with a Madison branch ballast train
Description:  A motley-looking "Bandit" GP38-2 is power for a rare full-daylight move on the M&P branch.
Photo Date:  4/24/2008  Upload Date: 5/27/2008 1:26:38 PM
Location:  Portage, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
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Locomotives:  SOO 4512(GP38-2)
Views:  543   Comments: 0
SOO 4512 and ballast train
Title:  SOO 4512 and ballast train
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/24/2008  Upload Date: 5/27/2008 1:28:42 PM
Location:  Portage, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
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Locomotives:  SOO 4512(GP38-2)
Views:  444   Comments: 0
SOO 4512 leading the ballast train
Title:  SOO 4512 leading the ballast train
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/24/2008  Upload Date: 5/27/2008 1:30:21 PM
Location:  Poynette, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
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Locomotives:  SOO 4512(GP38-2)
Views:  435   Comments: 0
SOO 4512 southbound with ballast loads for the Madison branch
Title:  SOO 4512 southbound with ballast loads for the Madison branch
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/24/2008  Upload Date: 5/27/2008 1:32:18 PM
Location:  Poynette, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
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Locomotives:  SOO 4512(GP38-2)
Views:  409   Comments: 0
CP 8795 leads a detoured unit grain train across Highway 51 on the Madison branch
Title:  CP 8795 leads a detoured unit grain train across Highway 51 on the Madison branch
Description:  Another train re-routed due to the mains flooding at Reeseville begins the long slog towards Madison and Janesville to Chicago by way of the branch line and the WSOR.
Photo Date:  6/12/2008  Upload Date: 6/13/2008 11:54:50 PM
Location:  Portage, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  CP 8795(ES44AC)
Views:  494   Comments: 0
FURX 829790 on the Highway 51 crossing
Title:  FURX 829790 on the Highway 51 crossing
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/12/2008  Upload Date: 6/13/2008 11:55:50 PM
Location:  Portage, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  260   Comments: 0
FURX 829791 and the end of the train
Title:  FURX 829791 and the end of the train
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/12/2008  Upload Date: 6/13/2008 11:57:07 PM
Location:  Portage, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  265   Comments: 0
CP 5964 leads one of the last detours toward Madison
Title:  CP 5964 leads one of the last detours toward Madison
Description:  Approaching the Holum Street grade crossing. Trains started using the main again within the next two days, albeit at 3-5 MPH through the water. This was also the first and only EMD-led detour one of us caught.
Photo Date:  6/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/14/2008 2:21:21 AM
Location:  De Forest, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
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Locomotives:  CP 5964(SD40-2)
Views:  371   Comments: 0
CP 5964 crossing Holum St. with the detour
Title:  CP 5964 crossing Holum St. with the detour
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/14/2008 2:25:18 AM
Location:  De Forest, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
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Locomotives:  CP 5964(SD40-2)
Views:  393   Comments: 0
CP 9585 2nd unit
Title:  CP 9585 2nd unit
Description:  GE widecab trailing EMD Spartan cab...the way things should be!
Photo Date:  6/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/15/2008 12:57:25 AM
Location:  De Forest, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 9585(AC44CW) CP 5964(SD40-2)
Views:  379   Comments: 0
CP 9585 & 9510
Title:  CP 9585 & 9510
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/15/2008 12:58:49 AM
Location:  De Forest, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 9585(AC44CW) CP 9510(AC44CW)
Views:  357   Comments: 0
CP 5964 leads the detour across the low bridge on the new alignment
Title:  CP 5964 leads the detour across the low bridge on the new alignment
Description:  In 2006, an expansion of the runways at Dane County Regional Airport required the relocation of the old MILW tracks and County Highway CV due to FAA clearance regulations.
Photo Date:  6/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/15/2008 1:00:54 AM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 5964(SD40-2) CP 9585(AC44CW) CP 9510(AC44CW)
Views:  476   Comments: 0
CP 5964 stopping just short of County Highway CV
Title:  CP 5964 stopping just short of County Highway CV
Description:  The detour had to wait for the WSOR Madison yardmaster to get his yard jobs clear and sort out some paperwork.
Photo Date:  6/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/15/2008 1:02:16 AM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 5964(SD40-2) CP 9585(AC44CW) CP 9510(AC44CW)
Views:  436   Comments: 0
CP 5964 stopped, waiting on the new alignment near CV
Title:  CP 5964 stopped, waiting on the new alignment near CV
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/15/2008 1:04:02 AM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
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Locomotives:  CP 5964(SD40-2)
Views:  334   Comments: 1
CP 5964 on the move again, about to cross County CV
Title:  CP 5964 on the move again, about to cross County CV
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/15/2008 1:06:53 AM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 5964(SD40-2)
Views:  378   Comments: 1
CP 5964 crossing CV
Title:  CP 5964 crossing CV
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/15/2008 1:08:27 AM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
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Locomotives:  CP 5964(SD40-2)
Views:  324   Comments: 0
CP 9585 follows 5964 across CV
Title:  CP 9585 follows 5964 across CV
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/15/2008 1:10:12 AM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 9585(AC44CW)
Views:  337   Comments: 0
NOKL 728176
Title:  NOKL 728176
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/15/2008 1:11:20 AM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  265   Comments: 0
TTZX 866567
Title:  TTZX 866567
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/15/2008 1:13:08 AM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  234   Comments: 0
SGAX 1051
Title:  SGAX 1051
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/15/2008 1:14:48 AM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  246   Comments: 0
PROX 75253, last shot of the train on the M&P
Title:  PROX 75253, last shot of the train on the M&P
Description:  The chase of this train continues in the album "WSOR Madison Subdivision."
Photo Date:  6/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/15/2008 1:24:53 AM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  258   Comments: 0
Bandit SOO 2066 on a daylight M&P sub local
Title:  Bandit SOO 2066 on a daylight M&P sub local
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/31/2009  Upload Date: 2/1/2009 4:53:55 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 2066(GP40)
Views:  489   Comments: 0
SOO 4419 switching south of Commercial Avenue
Title:  SOO 4419 switching south of Commercial Avenue
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/31/2009  Upload Date: 2/1/2009 4:56:21 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4419(GP38-2)
Views:  326   Comments: 0
Ready to head back to Portage
Title:  Ready to head back to Portage
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/31/2009  Upload Date: 2/1/2009 4:59:41 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4419(GP38-2)
Views:  280   Comments: 0
SOO 4419 approaching Commercial Avenue
Title:  SOO 4419 approaching Commercial Avenue
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/31/2009  Upload Date: 2/1/2009 5:02:05 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4419(GP38-2)
Views:  292   Comments: 0


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