Soo 405 West, Twin Cities

Soo 405 and 1400 are the power for the CP Southtown Transfer on August 26, 1997.  The lead unit, a GP9, was repainted by Shoreham in recent years.  The Southtown Transfer originated at the ex-MILW yard in South Minneapolis.  It is passing the site of the Soo's Shoreham Yard, on its' way to Humboldt Yard.  This shot taken at 8:50 A.M. clearly shows the skyline of Minneapolis, and part of BNSF's Northtown Yard can also be seen.  The CP no longer switches the South Minneapolis Yard, as the Minnesota Commercial RR works the elevators there now; the CP Southtown Transfer no longer runs.