Soo Line on Tax Day!

Soo Line on Tax Day!
Soo Line on Tax Day! A Soo Line SD40-2 leads an eastward CP Rail freight near Dalton, New York on 15 April 2004. Exposed on Fujichrome using a Contax G2 with 45mm Zeiss lens.

The old Erie Railroad is one of my favorite lines.

Mike Gardner and I got a very early start on 15 April 2004. We worked our way west to the Portage Bridge at the Letchworth Gorge in western New York State in time to intercept an eastward CP Rail freight.

We chased this capturing it in multiple locations along the old Erie line to Hornell. At this time Norfolk Southern was the owner operator, while CP Rail operated via Delaware & Hudson trackage rights.

Clear blue dome; bright red EMDs, and great scenery with a good quality chase road made the morning extra productive.

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4 thoughts on “Soo Line on Tax Day!”

  1. Fantastic image ! Love the old Pac man unit too !! Was it unusual to get a solid Red lash up of units ? Granted you had CP with Soo power . I love that shot.!

    1. The lead locomotive was still painted for the Soo Line, a Canadian Pacific American subsidiary. (Formerly the Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Set Maria, and traditionally known by its trade name ‘Soo Line’. If I recall correctly, circa 1961, the company formally adopted the monicker.)

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