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Owner: Soo Line
Model:EMD SDL39Built As:MILW 584 (SDL39)
Serial Number:34275Order No:7135
Frame Number:7135-4Built:3/1969
Notes:SDL 39, ex MILW. Sold to Wisconsin Central
Other locos with this serial:  WC 584(SDL39) MILW 584(SDL39) SOO 584(SDL39)
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Soo Line 584
Title:  Soo Line 584
Description:  In 1969 and 1972, the Milwaukee Road took delivery of the unique SDL39....a light weight six axle roadswitcher. These 10 units were especially built for the Milwaukees light rail branchlines in the midwest. They featured a 12 cylinder turbocharged 645 engine, a short frame (shorter than a GP9), export trucks and weighed in at 249,000 lbs. The 581 was wrecked, but the other 9 units were transferred to the Soo Line. A few of the SDL39s were leased to the DM&E in 1987. The remaining 9 units were purchased by the Wisconsin Central but deemed surplus when the Canadian National took over the WC and are now in service in Chile on the Ferrocarril del Pacifico (FEPASA).
Photo Date:  5/9/1987  Upload Date: 6/13/2016 2:14:36 PM
Location:  Dodge Center, MN
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SOO 584(SDL39) DME 1463(GP9)
Views:  178   Comments: 1
Soo 584
Title:  Soo 584
Description:  I shot this SDL39 at Dodge Center, MN while it was leased to the DM&E
Photo Date:  5/9/1987  Upload Date: 2/7/2017 12:47:51 PM
Location:  Dodge Center, MN
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SOO 584(SDL39)
Views:  165   Comments: 0
Mankato bound
Title:  Mankato bound
Description:  One of the main intechange points with the CNW was at Makato, about 25 miles to the west. This train, WAMAA, is rolling 31 cars there behind an interesting set of power, including one of the MILW only SDL39s. We see it here getting unnderway from Waseca.
Photo Date:  6/23/1987  Upload Date: 5/7/2015 2:58:34 PM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  DME 550(SD10) SOO 584(SDL39) DME 6618(SD7R)
Views:  297   Comments: 0
SDL39
Title:  SDL39
Description:  Milwaukee Road ordered these SDL39s, a version of EMDs 39 line on pared down C trucks, designed to lighten the axle load on the light rail branch lines in the system. MILW got ten of them, the only such order in the US. They wound up on DM&E at start up. I was lucky to catch one in the yard at Waseca. It would go out shortly on a train to Mankato.
Photo Date:  6/23/1987  Upload Date: 5/7/2015 3:02:34 PM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  SOO 584(SDL39) DME 550(SD10)
Views:  261   Comments: 0
WAMAA power
Title:  WAMAA power
Description:  A shot of the power that will shorly take WAMAA to Mankato. Have a better shot from the other side.
Photo Date:  6/23/1987  Upload Date: 5/7/2015 3:13:24 PM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DME 6618(SD7R) SOO 584(SDL39) DME 550(SD10)
Views:  215   Comments: 0
What a set of power
Title:  What a set of power
Description:  This 31 car WAMAA has a power set you wont find anywhere today. It was pretty wild even then. The second unit is the real find. Only ten SDL39s were built, all for MILW. It was a slimmed down version of the SD 39, designed for light rail on prairie branch lines. Here its stretching its legs a little on this run to Mankato.
Photo Date:  6/23/1987  Upload Date: 5/11/2015 3:38:18 AM
Location:  Janesville, MN
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  DME 550(SD10) SOO 584(SDL39) DME 6618(SD7R)
Views:  191   Comments: 0
Rolling right along
Title:  Rolling right along
Description:  Unlike the line to Mason City, the line to Mankato was in somewhat better shape. Chasing on then two lane US 14 was a bit of a challenge in traffic, but I was still able to get a couple of shots before the construction forced a detour. This one shows the train stretched out as it rolls through the farmland just out of the yard in Waseca
Photo Date:  6/23/1987  Upload Date: 5/11/2015 3:41:59 AM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  DME 550(SD10) SOO 584(SDL39) DME 6618(SD7R)
Views:  254   Comments: 1
Great mix
Title:  Great mix
Description:  This set of power was getting prepped to go out to Mankato on WAMAA. What a set: an SD 9, SDL 39 and MILW rebuild SD 10.
Photo Date:  6/23/1987  Upload Date: 5/7/2015 3:15:09 PM
Location:  Waseca, MN
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DME 6618(SD7R) SOO 584(SDL39) DME 550(SD10)
Views:  229   Comments: 0


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