Diesel Locomotives, 1940-1969

Soo Line was a predominantly EMD road in the 1970s and 1980s, but during the early diesel era, the road sampled the wares of all the major builders, including the American Locomotive Company, later known as Alco. Here, RSC-3 372 is seen at rest while working at Neenah, WI in 1968. Note the application of the red and white paint scheme. Even though the long hood was considered the "front" of these locomotives, the red "swoop" was applied to the short hood end, as it was for all of the contemporary Soo Line era.