Logo
 
 
12/22/2014
 
 
 
 
 
Owner: Soo Line
Model:EMD GP9Built As:SOO 556 (GP9)
Serial Number:20114Order No:5371
Frame Number:5371-7Built:1/1955
Other locos with this serial:  IMRL 123(GP9) SOO 4231(GP9) SOO 556(GP9) ICE 123(GP9)
  Page Controls   View:  Pics Per Page:
SOO 2203A &556
Title:  SOO 2203A &556
Description:  white class lamps are displayed for "an extra train"! That is one which either just arrived or one that is soon to depart. Maybe both are true!
Photo Date:  6/7/1967  Upload Date: 7/31/2010 2:48:04 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Steven Rush
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  SOO 2203a(F7A) SOO 556(GP9)
Views:  368   Comments: 2
SOO 556 &2203A
Title:  SOO 556 &2203A
Description:  GP9's and F7A's mixed--- I loved it! Note the black air tanks on the top of the engine so as to make more room under the frame for a bigger fuel tank!
Photo Date:  6/7/1967  Upload Date: 7/31/2010 2:50:40 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Steven Rush
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  SOO 556(GP9) SOO 2203a(F7A)
Views:  351   Comments: 0
31 cents a gallon
Title:  31 cents a gallon
Description:  It was probably not June 10th, 1968 because that was my operators date on the Milwaukee Road and I was in La Crosse, Wisconsin taking the "rules class" with the Chief Dispatcher back in those days when there was such a person! It was a time when GP9s ran together with F7As and/ or Bs--- and when GP30s & GP35s were new! AND before I forget it was also when gas was 31cents a gallon! That must have been nice you say?! Well considering that people then maybe made 2 or 3 dollars an hour and 5 cents worth of Jelly Beans would last all day--- I suppose all things are relative! But was it better than?! Yes and No is perhaps the correct answer!
Photo Date:  6/10/1968  Upload Date: 7/30/2010 4:03:59 AM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Steven Rush
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  SOO 2203a(F7A) SOO 556(GP9) SOO 717(GP30)
Views:  454   Comments: 1
at Soo Line Jct
Title:  at Soo Line Jct
Description:  bending the iron or if you wish reversing the switch on the NP westbound main at Soo Line Jct. The bridge heads to the St Paul freight house. How many freight houses were there in downtown St Paul? Let's count them 1) Soo Line 2) Great Northern 3) Northern Pacific 4) Chicago Great Western 5) the Omaha, not to be confused with the CNW and 6) the Milwaukee Road. The St Paul Union Depot saw passenger trains from these six plus also the Burlington and the Rock Island!
Photo Date:  12/1/1968  Upload Date: 6/9/2010 2:13:20 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Steven Rush
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Bridge,Station,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  SOO 2413(GP9) SOO 556(GP9)
Views:  615   Comments: 2
heading home to Shoreham
Title:  heading home to Shoreham
Description:  running as a second unit id off coming home from St Paul. What were they doing there?! Probably interchanging cars with the Rock Island and the Chicago Great Western.
Photo Date:  12/1/1968  Upload Date: 6/9/2010 2:23:16 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Steven Rush
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  SOO 556(GP9) SOO 2413(GP9)
Views:  310   Comments: 0
"Run Extra"
Title:  "Run Extra"
Description:  heading north between Soo Line Jct and the main line at Cardigan Jct
Photo Date:  12/1/1968  Upload Date: 6/9/2010 2:17:15 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Steven Rush
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  SOO 556(GP9) SOO 2413(GP9)
Views:  346   Comments: 0
SOO Freight pulling north from 7th Street freight house terminal
Title:  SOO Freight pulling north from 7th Street freight house terminal
Description:  Just north of tunnel beneath C&NW's overhead crossing at GN Westminster. The abutment on the right about 3 cars back was for the SOO/WC's former connection to GN Westminster for access to Minneapolis
Photo Date:  4/1/1969  Upload Date: 8/29/2008 12:07:46 PM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  Jim Hinshaw
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SOO 415(RS27) SOO 556(GP9)
Views:  924   Comments: 1


Site Design ©2001-2010 Tim Huemmer
Photos © respective authors
  Contact: info@rrpicturearchives.net