Soo Line #1003
Circus Train - July 2002
In July 2002 the Soo Line #1003 had the honor of pulling the Great Circus Train. The Great Circus Train was the big event leading up to the actual Great Circus Parade in Milwaukee, WI.
The Great Circus Train in 2002 was first pulled by Wisconsin & Southern E-units. Then in the evening of July 7th while the train was in Hartford, WI the Soo Line #1003 was coupled to the train.
On July 7 the #1003 made the short trip with the train to Horicon, WI. Then on July 8 the #1003 with the help of the WSOR E-units led the Circus Train eastbound toward Milwaukee, WI. The train traveled on the rails of the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad. It passed through towns like Hartford, Slinger and others.
Below are photos from the Great Circus Train on July 7-8 2002.
Circus1- Hartford, WI July 7, 2002 WSOR E-units with Circus Train
Circus2- Hartford, WI July 7, 2002 Soo #1003 coupled to Circus Train
Circus3- Hartford, WI July 7, 2002 Circus World Museum Passenger Cars
Circus4- Hartford, WI July 7, 2002 Circus World Museum Passenger Cars
Circus5- Hartford, WI July 7, 2002 Circus World Museum Passnger Cars
Circus6- Hartford, WI July 7, 2002 Soo #1003 prepares to depart with Circus Train
Circus7- Hartford, WI July 7, 2002 Soo #1003 prepares to depart wth Circus Train
Circus8- Rubicon, WI July 7, 2002 Soo #1003 rolls through Rubicon, WI with Circus Train
Circus9- Butler Road Crossing July 8, 2002 Soo #1003 passes a rural crossing east of Horicon, WI
Circus10- Slinger, WI July 8, 2004 Soo #1003 slows for interchange with Wisconsin Central in Slinger, WI
Circus11- Rugby Junction, WI July 8, 2004 Soo #1003 heads south from Rugby Jct and Ackerville
Circus12- Granville, WI July 8, 2004 Soo #1003 just north of Granville at 124th St and County Line Road.
Circus13- Granville, WI July 8, 2004 Flat Cars of Circus Wagons
Circus14- Granville, WI July 8, 2004 Flat Cars of Circus Wagons
Click on the thumbnail photos to see larger images. The larger image is not the actual size of the photo it is only about 75% of the actual size. Original Photo size is 1280x960.
Actual Size of photo file is 1280x960. Of course photos on the CD will not have "Steam Trains and Tractors" printed across them.
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All Photos above were taken by Keith Schmidt Copyright 2004