The captions here have more information than the average Morning Sun title. There are local maps, images of the late steam era, some diesels in their 'as delivered' paint schemes plus some Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Baldwin diesels.
The 1985 merger of these two railroads was an "accidental merger” according to the author who was an Assistant VP-Planning for Soo Line. This volume sets up the two roads in the years preceding the combination.
Contents:Introduction, pp. 3-5;Chicago Area, 6-35;Milwaukee Area, pp. 36-47;Amtrak North Coast Hiawatha, pp. 48-49;Milwaukee Road LaCrosse Division, pp. 50-54;Soo Slinger to Shops Yard, pp. 55-60;Soo Stevens Point Division 2nd Subdivision, pp. 61-68;Heafford Junction, Wausau, Junction City, pp. 69-73;The Original Soo, pp. 74-81;The Iron and Copper Country, pp. 82-92;The Milwaukee Road River Division, pp. 93-97;Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul), pp. 98-119;Outstate Minnesota, pp. 120-126;The Dakotas, pp. 127-128.
Hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, standard portrait size, color photographs with captions and maps.