Preserved Soo Line Steam Locomotives

In the late 1990s, Soo Line 1003 was restored to operation. However, before that, an attempt was made in the 1980s, which stopped because of flue troubles. This photo of the 1003 was taken in Superior, WI during that restoration attempt. Notice the headlight is missing and the engine has been moved to the rail yards. One hopes that insurance costs and ownership issues with the 1003 will someday permit her to run again across the Soo Line system. (Photos of 1003 in operation can be found in the Contemporary Steam gallery).