Soo Line 1003 to Chicago

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Soo Line 1003 to Chicago

Unread postby strugglin » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:23 pm

I haven't seen a topic thread on here yet, but Soo Line 1003 2-8-2 Mikado will be making a special trip south this weekend from its home in Hartford, WI to Chicago's Galewood Metra Station to benefit the Shriner's Children's Hospital.

I'm interested in the ferry moves the engine will make, assuming it will run via Watco Wisconsin Southern, and also CP & CN to reach Galewood, anyone know what days the engine will be on the move? It's almost a 100 mile journey each way, I'm guessing they wouldn't risk waiting until the day of the event Saturday to head south?

It is also IRM Diesel Days this weekend, so we are trying to plan on attending that around trying to catch Soo Line 1003 on the move to and from Chicago.

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Re: Soo Line 1003 to Chicago

Unread postby Reiter » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:03 pm

It's supposed to overnight in Janesville and move Friday morning to Galewood per Trains Magazine. I'm also looking for what time it departs Janesville to find a place near Hanover Park, if it's going that way.
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