This title is about the Soo Line, from its inception in 1961, to the absorption into CP Rail in 1990. This book brings back many memories for me, as I am from NE Minneapolis and lived not too far from Shoreham Yard, the Soo's big yard and shops in "The Cities" (as the Twin Cities are known to Minnesotans). My ancestors' construction company, Ernest M. Ganley Construction, was a favorite contractor for the Soo for generations.
Most of the photographs are from the red nose, white body locomotive paint scheme era. A few maroon and gold, plus some predecessor paint schemes are seen, but they are rare. Most of the pictures are from the Spring and Summertime when the days are long. But, quite a few Winter images appear, too.
Introduction, pg. 4;
North Dakota, pp. 5-13;
Minnesota, pp. 14-21;
Twin Cities, pp. 22-38;
Twin Ports (Duluth-Superior), pp. 39-56;
Michigan, pp. 57-67;
Twin Cities to Stevens Point, pp. 68-80;
Stevens Point to North Fond du Lac, pp. 81-98;
Fond du Lac to Slinger, pp. 99-110;
Milwaukee Trackage Rights, pp. 111-116;
Slinger to Chicago, pp. 117-125;
Chicago Terminal, pp. 126-132;
Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern, pp. 133-135;
Milwaukee Road - Soo Line, pp. 136-142;
Pre-SOO, pp. 143-144.
Four Ways West Publications, hardcover, 144 pages, standard portrait book, over 400 photographs with a few in Black-and-White.