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By:Andre Wehrle
Dates:6/26/2007 - 6/26/2019
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 six-day-a-week train out of Portage.
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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:  330   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:  223   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:  317   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:  283   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:  365   Comments: 0
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:  288   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:  240   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
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Locomotives:  SOO 4429(GP38-2) SOO 4423(GP38-2)
Views:  307   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
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Locomotives:  SOO 4425(GP38-2) SOO 4423(GP38-2)
Views:  323   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:  561   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:  270   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:  287   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:  271   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:  241   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:  180   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:  214   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:  329   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:  284   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:  DeForest, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  SOO 4425(GP38-2)
Views:  322   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:  DeForest, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
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Locomotives:  SOO 4429(GP38-2)
Views:  27   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:  243   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:  256   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:  383   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:  277   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:  458   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:  387   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:  371   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:  352   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:  424   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:  219   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
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Views:  225   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:  DeForest, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
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Locomotives:  CP 5964(SD40-2)
Views:  310   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:  DeForest, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 5964(SD40-2)
Views:  320   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:  DeForest, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 9585(AC44CW) CP 5964(SD40-2)
Views:  323   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:  DeForest, WI
Author:  Jim Wehrle
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Locomotives:  CP 9585(AC44CW) CP 9510(AC44CW)
Views:  279   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
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Locomotives:  CP 5964(SD40-2) CP 9585(AC44CW) CP 9510(AC44CW)
Views:  390   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
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Locomotives:  CP 5964(SD40-2) CP 9585(AC44CW) CP 9510(AC44CW)
Views:  345   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:  272   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
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Locomotives:  CP 5964(SD40-2)
Views:  310   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:  263   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:  269   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:  222   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:  193   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:  200   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:  211   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
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Locomotives:  SOO 2066(GP40)
Views:  419   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:  279   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:  215   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:  227   Comments: 0
The engineer returns my wave as he crosses Commercial Avenue
Title:  The engineer returns my wave as he crosses Commercial Avenue
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/31/2009  Upload Date: 2/1/2009 5:08:36 PM
Location:  Madison, WI
Author:  Andre Wehrle
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 4419(GP38-2)
Views:  282   Comments: 0


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