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Soo Line Freight For the first time, a book has been
assembled to provide a comprehensive
overview of the freight equipment used
by the Soo Line railroad from the early
1900s into the 2000s. This 152-page
hardbound 8 1/2 x 11 volume is printed
entirely in color on heavy glossy coated
More than 550 black and white or
color photographs are arranged in order
by acquisition date for each car type.
Many of these are builders photos from
American Car and Foundry, Pullman Car
& Manufacturing Co., Pullman-Standard,
and the Soo Line Railroad. Photographs
were contributed from collections of 90
individuals, museums, and historical society archives. Each is accompanied by
descriptive information about number
series and, almost always, by Soo Line
car diagram numbers. Caption material,
section headings and sidebars were provided by some of the best-known individuals in their areas of specialization.
An introduction covers a brief history
of the Soo Line railroad. Notes on numbering, painting and lettering are also
included. Finally, suggestions are made
for additional reading in terms of books
and extensive freight car-related articles
from the SOO, quarterly publication of
the Soo Line Historical and Technical
NEW! Illustrated history of Soo Line freight equipment covering 100 years, beginning in the
152 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 format, hardbound and printed in color on glossy coated paper.
Arranged chronologically by car type.
More than 550 photos, including over 50 builders photos, from 90 different individuals, museums, and historical society archives.
Additional references to lot numbers, car series, Soo Line freight car diagrams, and articles
from the SOO. Equipment and Caboose by Ken Soroos, Published by the Soo Line Historical and Technical Society