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Date: 11/18/20 18:20
SOO #1003 TRAINS 80th Anniversary Charter
Author: kschmidt626

Well had this event happened on Sunday November 8th it would have been sunny and 70.  However it happened on Sunday November 15 and it was cloudy, rainy in the morning, windy and about 35-40 degrees.  OH WELL that's Wisconsin.  Well the #1003 did a photo charter as part of the 80th Anniversary of TRAINS magazine.  The #1003 came out on Saturday November 14th for its annual outing for the Hartford WI Christmas Parade.  After the festivities that #1003 ran tender first to Horicon, then Burnett for coal and then to Randolph, WI to spend the night to prepare for Sunday.  When Sunday morning came it wasn't pleasant but steam warmed up everyone.  About 50 fans were there.  All properly masked and ready to shoot some photos.  Here are a sample. 

Shot #1 and #2 Just west of Randolph the UP (former CNW) crosses over the WSOR (former Milwaukee Road)tracks in the classic bridge 
Shot #3 #1003 departs Randolph WI eastbound towards Beaver Dam, WI  

Keith Schmidt 

Keith Schmidt
Milwaukee, WI








Date: 11/18/20 18:24
Re: SOO #1003 TRAINS 80th Anniversary Charter
Author: kschmidt626

Then the #1003 headed to the "Duck Pond" as it is known.  There is causeway between Beaver Dam Lake and a backwater.  Great Photo with great run-bys.  

All the shots were at the Duck Pond 

Keith Schmidt 
Check out more Train Photos at Flickr  
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22338037@N04/
 

Keith Schmidt
Milwaukee, WI








Date: 11/18/20 18:30
Re: SOO #1003 TRAINS 80th Anniversary Charter
Author: kschmidt626

Then it was on towards Horicon and Burnett for coal 

Shot #7 Prospect Road just west of Horicon, WI  
Shot #8 Just down from Prospect Road
Shot #9  Loading up the tender at Burnett WI 

Keith

Keith Schmidt
Milwaukee, WI








Date: 11/18/20 18:32
Re: SOO #1003 TRAINS 80th Anniversary Charter
Author: kschmidt626

In Burnett we had a visit from a classic International truck.  It was posed with the #1003.  

Keith Schmidt
Milwaukee, WI








Date: 11/18/20 18:36
Re: SOO #1003 TRAINS 80th Anniversary Charter
Author: kschmidt626

Back in Horicon WI it was time to hoop up orders.  This was done with the #1003 moving slowly.  Unfortunately not all went well.  OH Well it was a great time.  

Keith

 

Keith Schmidt
Milwaukee, WI








Date: 11/18/20 18:45
Re: SOO #1003 TRAINS 80th Anniversary Charter
Author: kschmidt626

Final 3 Shots of the Day as the #1003 traveled from Horicon to Hartford and its home for the winter.  See you in 2021.  A BIG THANK YOU !! to everyone from TRAINS Magazine, Kalmbach Publishing, #1003 Owners and Crew.  It was a GREAT TIME !!  Let's do it AGAIN !

Shot #16 #1003 southbound from Burnett to Horicon at Swan Road
Shot #17 Crossing a stone arch bridge just outside of Iron Ridge WI 
Shot #18 Running along at 10mph due to recent tie replacements #1003 is just west of Rubicon WI 

Thanks for looking 
Keith Schmidt 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22338037@N04/

Keith Schmidt
Milwaukee, WI








Date: 11/18/20 19:01
Re: SOO #1003 TRAINS 80th Anniversary Charter
Author: P

Outstanding.  That's a nice looking locomotive.



Date: 11/18/20 19:02
Re: SOO #1003 TRAINS 80th Anniversary Charter
Author: kschmidt626

A Runby at the Duck Pond.  

Keith

Keith Schmidt
Milwaukee, WI

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Date: 11/18/20 19:19
Re: SOO #1003 TRAINS 80th Anniversary Charter
Author: nycman

Thanks for that complete story of 1003's outing, Keith.  Much appreciated in this day and age when steam seems to be supressed.  We miss it.



Date: 11/18/20 19:49
Re: SOO #1003 TRAINS 80th Anniversary Charter
Author: AndyBrown

Very  nice even with the crappy weather!  The plume looks great.

Andy



Date: 11/18/20 22:34
Re: SOO #1003 TRAINS 80th Anniversary Charter
Author: brc600

Hey, it is prototype weather! LOL!
AndyBrown Wrote:
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> Very  nice even with the crappy weather!  The
> plume looks great.
>
> Andy



Date: 11/18/20 22:56
Re: SOO #1003 TRAINS 80th Anniversary Charter
Author: Odyssey

Thanks for sharing the images ... a very nice
collection.  Well done!

Odyssey
Evergreen, CO



Date: 11/19/20 00:10
Re: SOO #1003 TRAINS 80th Anniversary Charter
Author: ClubCar

Very, very nice photos, all of them.  They do remind you of the olden days long ago.  Thank you for posting the photos.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 11/19/20 04:26
Re: SOO #1003 TRAINS 80th Anniversary Charter
Author: masterphots

Seeing your photos sometimes makes me wish I didn't live 6000 miles away.  As far as weather,  I've chased both Soo engines (1003 and 2719) a number of times and never got them in sun.



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Date: 11/19/20 07:38
Re: SOO #1003 TRAINS 80th Anniversary Charter
Author: ntharalson

Nice stuff, thanks for posting.  As to the weather, while we all would prefer sunshine, the upside of the clouds was you could shoot either side and not worry about the light.  

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 11/19/20 08:55
Re: SOO #1003 TRAINS 80th Anniversary Charter
Author: WJEX

Interesting seeing the geese flying thru the exhaust plumb in photo # 5.



Date: 11/19/20 19:39
Re: SOO #1003 TRAINS 80th Anniversary Charter
Author: UP951West

That locomotive can  accelerate ! Great sounds.  Thanks for sharing. 



Date: 11/19/20 20:44
Re: SOO #1003 TRAINS 80th Anniversary Charter
Author: IC_2024

I had a wonderful charter w/ 1003 a couple of years ago — great folks and beautiful engine!
And, Heyy, Ken! Next time let the fireboy snag the orders— 😆 !!



Date: 11/20/20 10:29
Re: SOO #1003 TRAINS 80th Anniversary Charter
Author: Bob3985

Awesome video footage of that runby.
All the might of a steam powered locomotive.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 11/22/20 13:47
Re: SOO #1003 TRAINS 80th Anniversary Charter
Author: MP90

I'm not a huge steam fan, but WOW that was great!



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