SOO Lines # 2719 Last Hoorah!
Last excursion runs are always difficult to watch!
Soo Line #2719 made its last excursion run in 2013, and eventually ended up at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum. Facing a 15 year rebuild, problems with ownership and the costs associated with the rebuild all but sealed her fate.
Seen here starting her journey in Duluth, MN, Soo Line #2719 made her way through Wisconsin eventually ending up in Palmers.
Some quick facts about Soo Line #2719
- builder : American Locomotive Company (ALCO) 1923
- Class: H-23 Pacific type
- Wheel arrangement 2-6-2
- Driver diameters:75inches
- Locomotive weight & tender – 497,080lbs
- Operators – Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad (“SOO Line”)
Let us know if you have ever had the chance to see this locomotive on excursion. We would to hear about your experience!