Diesel Locomotives, 1986-1990
Immediately following the Milwaukee Road merger, it was not
uncommon to see the Milwaukee's orange-and-black units mixed in with Soo's
red-and-white locomotives. It was not until later that the "bandit"
or "pumpkin" scheme came along, where the Milwaukee markings were
painted over with flat black paint. Here we see Soo SD40 742, two ex-Milwaukee
sisters, and a fourth unit leading a train out of the Shoreham Yard in Minneapolis
on a cold January 24, 1987.