After spending Saturday, July 23,
2005, in Madison making demonstration freight train runs as part of the
Wisconsin & Southern Railroad's 25th anniversary celebration, Soo
Line Mikado 1003 ran from Madison to Waukesha the following day en
route to its home in Hartford.
When I arrived at the yard in Madison, 1003's crew was preparing the
locomotive for the day's trip.
As they moved the steamer around the yard, I was able to catch it next
to the WSOR's ex-C&NW gallery cars.
This graffiti on a hopper car caught my eye.
The locomotive was moved into position to dump the ashes before
Crew members shoveled the ashes out from under the engine and into a
Quite a few spectators showed up to watch the morning's preparations.
The Mikado poses near WSOR's 25th anniversary locomotive.
WSOR 4025, 10A and 10C congregate in the yard as Soo 1003 prepares to
leave. Soon after, the steam train departed on its journey toward
Waukesha. The chase was on!
All photos by Mike Farrell
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