Diesel Locomotives, 1940-1969

OK, so this isn't technically a diesel locomotive, but a caboose. At any rate, this is a nice portrait of a Soo Line wooden caboose during the days when they were still legally allowed to be in service to the railroad. Though rebuilt many times over the years, age eventually caught up to the old wooden cabooses, and the laws finally required their retirement from the rails. Soo Line was perhaps unique in running old wooden cabooses into the 1960s and even into the 1970s in regular service. This portrait of Soo 270 was taken at Jamestown, ND in 1966.