SOO 6048         
CP train 470 tip-toes along the 10mph trackage of the Owatonna Sub just south of Blooming Prairie, MN, behind an all-red lashup of SOO 6048, CP 5929, DME 6086 and CP 5946. The day started off cloudy and rainy, but by the time of this mid-afternoon shot, the clouds are gone and the temperature has soared to 75 degrees. This is likely one of the few times that a SOO SD60 has traversed this ex-Milwaukee Road trackage north of Austin, and it would prove to be a timely catch. Train 470's schedule would change about a week after this photo was taken, resulting in nocturnal running along this line, and the SOO 6048 itself would go under the knife just two months later, emerging as CP 6248 the following summer.
Date: 11/10/2012 Location: Blooming Prairie, MN   Map Show Blooming Prairie on a rail map Views: 778 Collection Of:   Josh Slusser
Locomotives: SOO 6048(SD60)    Author:  Josh Slusser
SOO 6048
Picture Categories: This picture is part of album:  Still Going Strong 2002-2009
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
William H. Davis Jr. General Nice shot 12/18/2013 12:05:10 PM
Rick Stotz General Really nice shot! 4/22/2014 4:15:59 PM

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