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SW900 ex Reading 1501 which was then transferred over to Conrail as 8701 and then acquired by Conagra in 1997. This unit is now operated south of Regina in the community of Corinne at the Pioneer elevator on the old Soo Line. I caught this old girl on my cross Saskatchewan trip this Summer. I...
This Soo Line SD60 was the second unit back on a Southbound BNSF manifest though Bend today. I didn't get a full consist shot, but I wish I had. Consist was BNSF C44-9W 4008, Soo SD60 6021, BNSF C44-9W 4009. Photo was taken near the North siding switch at Cascan in Bend.
Sunday we were treated to a rare visitor on BNSF's Oregon Trunk Sub., a gorgeous red Soo Line SD60. The trailing unit on a northbound manifest, here she is "in the lead" as the power returns to the train after making a setout in the yard.
SOO was purchased by CP years ago (1986?), since then SOO's proud name has been labelled on hundreds, if not thousands of rent-a-wreck obscure Lessor/Co-op/Shortline hoppers, most on their last leggs with former owner's names still showing.
Looks like they finally got a good deal this time as...
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