Diesel Locomotives, 1940-1969

Until 1986, Soo Line did not possess its' own trackage in the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Soo came close, though, and accessed the City by trackage rights on the Milwaukee Road from nearby Rugby Junction. A few passenger and freight trains used the line throughout the years. Ironically, Soo attained Milwaukee by acquiring the same Milwaukee Road by merger in 1986. Therefore, it is perhaps somewhat unusual to see GP9 2409 in Milwaukee, WI, on this day in 1955. Note the shiny paint; the unit was no doubt only a few months (if that long) removed from the EMD factory in LaGrange, IL.