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Date: 08/05/22 20:48
Soo Line 1003 at Sunset
Author: kevink

The Steam Locomotive Heritage Association in Hartford WI ran their restored Soo Line 1003 down Metra's Milwaukee District North Line this evening. Knowing the train was scheduled to depart Fox Lake, IL at 7:30 pm, I headed north after work and foumd a nice curve a couple of miles east of Long Lake IL. Shortly before sunset and just before the sun ducked behind a cloud, 1003 and its train rolled by at 25 mph. 

The train waited for a westbound Metra at the Grayslkae station where I caught it just as it was leaving. 

I was feeling good about the results so I treated myself to a root beer float at the Grayslake Dog 'N' Suds. 

The train will spend tomorrow 8/6/22 at Metra's Western Avenue Coach Yard for an Employee's Family Day event before returning to Wisconsin on Sunday morning. 



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Date: 08/05/22 20:50
Re: Soo Line 1003 at Sunset
Author: Spoony81

Awesome video. I like the sound of that whistle

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Date: 08/05/22 21:32
Re: Soo Line 1003 at Sunset
Author: wabash2800

Thanks for shaing. Super Power steam is great, but there is something to be said about all the non-super power steamers that ran until the end of steam...

Victor B.



Date: 08/05/22 21:41
Re: Soo Line 1003 at Sunset
Author: wp1801

No diesel helper. It's a shame that they can't all be that way!



Date: 08/06/22 01:41
Re: Soo Line 1003 at Sunset
Author: filmteknik

What does it do at the Family Day event? Is it just on static display?



Date: 08/06/22 03:28
Re: Soo Line 1003 at Sunset
Author: ut-1

What a treat, you deserved the float!

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Date: 08/06/22 06:18
Re: Soo Line 1003 at Sunset
Author: ghemr

Nice photos and video!



Date: 08/06/22 12:35
Re: Soo Line 1003 at Sunset
Author: TheNavigator

Very nice video; 1003 sure looks good.
GK



Date: 08/06/22 16:52
Re: Soo Line 1003 at Sunset
Author: ProAmtrak

1003 looks good and sounds good, awesome video!



Date: 08/07/22 11:04
Re: Soo Line 1003 at Sunset
Author: IC_2024

Love your 1003 coverage, but appreciate the Grayslake “Dog N Suds” photo, too — haha!
( I remember them from growing up in my hometown of Rockford— seems like a lifetime ago now!)



Date: 08/08/22 17:21
Re: Soo Line 1003 at Sunset
Author: ns1000

Very nice..!!



Date: 08/09/22 00:21
Re: Soo Line 1003 at Sunset
Author: Drknow

Damn, it’s been 35 years since I’ve had Dog n Suds. Road-trip.

Regards

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