Preserved Soo Line Steam Locomotives
Yet another Mikado can be found at Thief River Falls, Minnesota,
in front of the preserved Soo Line depot which now serves as City Hall.
The 1024, an L-4 class Mikado, was acquired from the Monon (Chicago, Indianapolis
& Louisville) during World War II to help with a power shortage. This
is the only example of the class so preserved. To me, seeing both the locomotive
and depot are worth the trip to Thief River Falls.