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Soo Line Steam Locomotive Moved to Michigan

August 27, 2019

A former Soo Line steam locomotive has been relocated to an upper peninsula Michigan short-line railroad.

No. 2425, a 2-8-0 built by Alco’s Schenectady Works in 1909 and retired in January 1955, is now at the Mineral Range Railroad in Ishpeming, Michigan.

It was most recently at the Ironhorse Railroad Park in Minnesota and before that had sat in a city park in Enderlin, North Dakota.

Mineral Range owner Clint Jones acquired the 2425 in 2018 but it took a year to arrange its move to Michigan.

The boiler and cab were transported on one truck while another carried the wheels and frame. The tender did did not make the move because of its poor condition.

Jones has said he plans to restore No. 2425 for occasional use on his railroad.